High-school science teachers, their students, and their communities
can team up in many ways to simultaneously enrich the quality of
science education and improve communities. Many are doing just that
with great success. Let the examples provided in this issue of Science
Class inspire you and your students to reach out to your community.
Collaborations in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest
for national news for science educators.)
News stories selected for this month’s theme present examples
of how schools partner with community organizations to teach students
to read more.
on the Web
In this month's high school-level journal, The Science Teacher,
NSTA members can read "Empowering Youth" at http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=tst&n=53653.
For the complete The Science Teacher April/May 2007 Illustrated
Table of Contents, visit http://www.nsta.org/gateway&j=tst&n=53679.
SciLinks® is a web-based service from NSTA that provides online
content chosen to augment printed articles and books. It does so
through keywords; the keyword for this issue is
Community Collaborations: http://www.scilinks.org/retrieve_outside.asp?sl=92635699104410661011
Journal Articles on Community
Articles from the archives of The Science Teacher illustrate
how teachers have forged relationships within their community to
foster good science teaching.
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To read about Community Collaborations, visit http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2007-04/books_high.htm.
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NSTA Web Seminars are 90-minute, live professional
development experiences that use online learning technologies
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experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and
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The following Web Seminars are scheduled for April:
Teach Engineering: April 10, 2007
Energy: Stop Faking It!: April 12, 2007
GPS and Geodesy for Dummies: Do You Know Where You Are?:
April 19, 2007
Food Safety and Nutrition: April 26, 2007
Seeking an Edge, Asian Teachers Visit
A recent Washington Post article details what
science teachers from Singapore hope to gain from their visit
to a magnet school in Virginia. The article quotes George Wolfe,
director of the two-year-old public school, who asks, "How
do you measure excitement? How do you measure creativity? There's
so much publicity about Americans not scoring well on tests,
but few people ask the question: Then why are we producing so
much innovation from our scientists?"
To read the article, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/18/AR2007031801160.html.
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