Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BSCS Pilot-Test Classroom Materials

BSCS is developing middle and high school health and science literacy curriculum modules and needs your help to pilot-test the modules in your classroom. The modules are part of an NIH-funded project, Developing Skills in Health Literacy.

The pilot test will take place February-March 2017 and will require approximately 6-8 class periods. Upon completion of the pilot test, you will receive a $300 stipend.

If you are interested in pilot-testing the curriculum modules, please fill out the application.

Deadline: Dec. 16, 2016

Please contact awestbrook@bscs.org or (719) 219-4139 if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your interest and consideration.

Monday, December 5, 2016

NAAEE: Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the Field of EE

Isn’t that Spatial? Teaching about the Environment, Examining Field Data, and Telling Your Environmental Story with Web Mapping Technology

December 6th at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Join geographer and educator Dr. Joseph Kerski as he explores why and how to teach Environmental Education with today’s web mapping technologies. These technologies, such as ArcGIS Online, allow your students to collect data in citizen science mode via probes, smartphones, and GPS receivers in the field, allow you and your students to map and analyze the patterns from your field-collected data, and analyze land use change, coastal erosion, and other environmental issues from local community greenways to world ecoregion, and everything in between.

Map data collected in the field in an instant. Integrate video, text, and photograph to communicate the results of your investigations via “story maps.” The maps you create and use reside on the web, so no software is required beyond a web browser, and the maps can be easily changed and shared. The skills gained from these map-driven investigations include critical and spatial thinking, working with real data, inquiry, career and technology education, and are aligned with environmental education content standards.

Register here.

Click here to learn more about NAAEE's Monthly Webinar Series: Bringing New Ideas and Innovation to the Field of EE.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

BSCS - A Science Education Curriculum Study

BSCS is developing an assessment about teaching science in elementary and middle school. They are seeking your ideas and expertise about teaching and learning science through an online survey.

If you currently teach or are training to teach science in grades 3 through 8, please complete the survey. The survey will take approximately 45 minutes to complete, and you will need audio on your computer. Qualifying teachers and preservice teachers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for completing the survey!

By completing the survey, you’ll assist BSCS in helping to develop a better understanding of the professional knowledge of science teachers.

If you have any questions about the survey or the National Science Foundation project, please contact pcklex@bscs.org.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. They look forward to hearing from you.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Google Education on Air

Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher (Online)

WHEN: December 3, 2016

WHAT: Google Education on Air is a free, online conference on December 3rd for educators to connect with and learn from each other. Teachers will get tips and tricks to use in the classroom, as well as hear from change makers and thought leaders like the National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, Second Lady Jill Biden and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Watch the video to see highlights from the 2015 event.

Sign up here!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program

Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program!

Looking for a professional development opportunity to take you to places like the Galapagos, Arctic Svalbard, Alaska, and Antarctica? Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Society's Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program brings exemplary educators committed to geography education on expeditions aboard Lindblad Expeditions ships to these locations and more in 2017. Applications are now being accepted for 2017 fellows.

Named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus of National Geographic and the Education Foundation Board of Governors, the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program extends his legacy of excellence in geographic education by recognizing the efforts of K-12 formal and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico through this unique field-based experience.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 EST on December 31, 2016. To learn more and submit an application, please visit NatGeoEd.org/gtf.

Colorado State Senator Rollie Heath

What to make a difference in policy at the state and local level? Learn how at FOSEP's next event.

Visit with Colorado State Senator Rollie Heath 

When: Wednesday, November 30th 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Where: CIRES Auditorium, University of Colorado Boulder

Followed by coffee, tea, and cookies in CIRES 340
Topic questions:
  • Interface between public and policy makers - how can we effectively communicate our opinions and what we are passionate about to our lawmakers?
  • What are the deficits in communication between scientists and policy makers?
  • How do scientists and citizens get on the radar of public officials/policymakers?
  • What is a day in the life of a state legislator/policymaker?
  • What issues have you been involved with, and what issues are you most passionate about?
For more information about the Senator, please see his website: http://senrollieheath.com/

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Golden Triangle Education Block Party 2016

Enjoy free admission to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, and History Colorado Center and learn about the rich educational offerings available at each institution. You’ll get exclusive access to Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume at the Denver Art Museum.

Light refreshments will be served.

Online registration is required.

This event is open to educators only. Show your educator ID badge for entry.

PLEASE NOTE: Field Trip reservations for Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume are filling up quickly. To start a reservation for your school, complete a field trip reservation request now, or be prepared to book during the block party. 

Contact group sales with any questions at 720-913-0088 or email groupsales@denverartmuseum.org.