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In this issue, the high school edition of Science Class focuses on Student-Teacher-Community Successes. This theme is supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA journal articles. To view the elementary and middle level editions of Science Class, please click on the links at left.

STUDENT-TEACHER-COMMUNITY SUCCESSES

High school science teachers, students, and their communities can team up in many ways to simultaneously enrich the quality of science education and to improve communities. Many are doing just that with great success. Let the examples provided in this issue inspire you and your students to reach out to your community.

Community Successes in the News

Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (Visit http://www.nsta.org/mainnews for nationwide news for science educators).

Numerous possibilities exist for schools and communities to achieve successful partnerships. Articles selected for this month's news stories discuss how teachers receive grants to improve their schools and how an environmental club works to protect its community.

Click here to read more:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-05/news_stories_high.htm

Community Successes on the Net

In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher, NSTA members read "Saving the Salmon." The link to that article is:

http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=tst&n=49274

NSTA Articles on Community Successes

The following NSTA journal articles provide you with useful ideas for classroom lessons and activities related to community successes.

Click here to read more:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-05/high_school.htm

Books, Books, Books

Click here to view the book from the NSTA Catalog that deals with community connections.

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-05/books_high.htm

Click here to view the newest titles from NSTA Press:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-05/newbookshigh.htm


Professional Development

How to Kick Strategic Planning Addiction:

In his recent article from Phi Delta Kappan, "Tipping Point: From Feckless Reform to Substantive Instructional Improvement," Mike Schmoker points out that although we already know the best way to improve instruction, we persist in pursuing strategies that have repeatedly failed. He urges us to break free of our addiction to strategic planning and large-scale reform. (Public Education Network)

Click here to read more:

http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/k0402sch.htm

NSTA Opportunities

Coming Your Way: A Summer Issue of The Science Teacher

You told us you have more time for reading and planning in the summer months, so we are mailing our first-ever summer issue of The Science Teacher this July.

Click here to read more:

http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2004-05/tstsummer.pdf

Write for NSTA's Journals

The Science Teacher (Grades 9–12) has issued this Call for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:

http://www.nsta.org/420

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