Week of July 16, 2007
Applications are now available for educators interested in joining NASA Explorer Schools (NES) during the 2008–2009 school year. Schools from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands may apply for the NES 2008–2009 school year. NES offers unique opportunities designed to engage and educate the future scientists who may someday advance U.S. scientific interests through space exploration.
Teams composed of full-time teachers and a school administrator develop and implement a three-year action plan to address local challenges in science, technology, and mathematics education for grades 4–9. During the three-year partnership, the chosen schools are eligible to receive funding to purchase technology tools. The project also provides educators and students with content-specific activities that can be used within the curricula to excite students about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Applications are due Jan. 31, 2008.
School administrators will scramble to fill teaching positions this fall as the “competition heats up” for both students and teachers in science and math. Read more about what four states are doing to bring more students and teachers into STEM.
The Science Teacher, NSTA’s peer-reviewed journal for secondary science teachers, invites teachers to submit questions for the journal’s “Ask the Experts” department. Previous questions include, “Why does the Moon appear larger in winter?” or “Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of its container?” In addition, the journal is always looking for experts from industry, research, and government to volunteer their time to answer questions. To submit questions or to volunteer as an expert, e-mail department editor Marc Rosner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you teach in a Michigan school? Are you attending the NSTA Conference on Science Education in Detroit (October 18–20)? If so, be sure to get your swift passport for State Board Continuing Education Units. That’s right, taking short courses, attending symposia, listening to the general session speaker and featured speakers, and even going on field trips will count toward your CEUs requirement. If you haven’t registered yet, be sure to do so by September 14 to get the best rate!
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