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Earn Credit for Online Summer Science
Learning; JASON Starts July 28
Efforts to Support Urban Science Teaching
Can’t Wait—City Science Needs You!
NASA Announces First 50 Schools to Participate
in New NASA Explorer Schools Program
Looking for Supplies for the Upcoming
House and Senate appropriators have approved two different
funding levels for the Math and Science Partnerships
at the U. S. Department of Education; read about it
and more in this issue of the NSTA
Credit for Online Summer Science Courses
The second summer session of JASON Academy online
science courses for teachers starts July 28, with
a selection of 15 five-week courses in Earth, life
and physical sciences, and science education pedagogy.
The courses are designed for elementary and middle
level teachers and provide animations, discussion
forums, resource lists, and many classroom activities.
Teachers may earn up to two graduate credits and five
CEUs for each course. The Academy gives a 10% discount
on registration to members of NSTA, reducing their
cost to $157.50 per course. For more information about
the courses and tuition for non-members, go to http://www.jason.org/academy.
Teachers may register online, or by downloading and
faxing the registration form, or by calling toll-free,
888-527-6600. As always, enrollment is limited.
to Support Urban Science Teaching Can’t Wait—City
Science Needs You!
Children in urban schools are more likely to be poor…to
score lowest on science and math achievement tests…and
to have teachers who struggle to get the continuing
training and preparation they need to teach challenging
science courses. NSTA has a plan to address these
challenges—with your help: City Science—A
Campaign to Engage Urban Teachers is an aggressive
outreach initiative to support quality science teaching
in urban classrooms. Since our initial launch announcement
at NSTA’s annual convention in Philadelphia
last March, contributions of all sizes are being received,
and our thanks go out to those who have already participated.
We extend an invitation to NSTA’s members and
friends to learn more about this unique initiative
by visiting http://www.nsta.org/cityscience,
where you can read the story behind City Science,
view the video, or browse the brochure and—we
Announces First 50 Schools to Participate in New NASA
Explorer Schools Program
On June 30, NASA announced the first 50 schools to
participate in the pilot phase of the NASA Explorer
Schools (NES) program. The new initiative, which is
sponsored by NASA’s Education Enterprise in
collaboration with NSTA, establishes a three-year
partnership between the agency and 50 Explorer Schools'
teams, consisting of teams of teachers and education
administrators from communities across the country.
As part of the program, NASA will invite the teams
to participate in a one-week workshop to be held at
each of the ten NASA Field Centers in an effort to
spark innovative science, mathematics, and technology
instruction directed by NASA content at the five through
eight grade levels. The announcement was made by NASA
Associate Administrator for Education Adena Williams
Loston at the annual National Educational Computing
Conference in Seattle. For more information, visit
of science, mathematics, and technology educators
of grades 4-9 will have the opportunity to join the
NES program in 2004. Beginning in September, the NES
program will be accepting applications at http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.
for Supplies for the Upcoming School Year?
Check out NSTA’s Online Suppliers Guide http://suppliers.nsta.org
packed with quality product and service information
from more than 475 leading suppliers to the science
education market. Visitors can search by company name,
category, or keyword. The printed version, only available
to members, contains more than $2,000 worth of vendor
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