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News & Updates
With the majority of states now implementing three-dimensional science standards, NSTA has released a position statement supporting the transition in K–12 science teaching and learning based on recommendations in the Framework for K–12 Science Education.
NSTA Executive Director David Evans and Elizabeth Allan, NSTA Division Director for College Science Teaching and professor of biology at the University of Central Oklahoma, joined other thought leaders for a university-hosted two-day forum titled The Freedom of Expression: Teaching and Learning in Our Time. Evans and Allan spoke and moderated the session The Nature of Science: Process and Progress, where they discussed the process and importance of scientific inquiry in understanding the world and what happens when science conflicts with one's values.
NSTA has unveiled a new 3-D teaching and learning infographic, the third in a series on new standards to help teachers, school leaders, and others better understand the changes taking place in science classrooms. Attending #NSTA18 ATL? Stop by the NSTA Community Hub and get a poster (while supplies last).
On April 12 at 3pm CT, NAGT and AGI will host an NGSS webinar featuring two different presentations:
Explore plate tectonics through GPS data
AGU is teaming up with the Geological Society of America (GSA) to host a booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held at the Washington, D. C., Convention Center from 6 to 8 April. This biannual event brings science activities to hundreds of thousands of members of the public. Visitors to the AGU/GSA booth in the Earth Science Pavilion will have a chance to identify rocks and explore their genealogy within the rock cycle via several age-appropriate activities.
From AGI: The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) promotes education about oceanic and atmospheric science—and not only during Earth Science Week. NOAA offers resources and opportunities for students and teachers all year long. On the NOAA Education Resources site you'll find teaching tools and materials on oceans and coasts, climate, weather and atmosphere, marine life, freshwater, and other related topics.
From GSA: Join us for GSA's GeoTeacher Field Workshops. Participants will enjoy 5 days of professional development geared specifically for K–12 educators, homeschool parents, and informal educators to help raise the geoscience literacy of future generations.
From the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Eastern Shore Newsletter: Fancy a trip to Ireland? The Department of Geology and Department of Biology at James Madison University have teamed up to offer a 2-week study abroad program this summer in western Ireland. This program features biology and geology courses, uniquely suited to preservice and in-service teachers of science K–12, as well as anyone else interested in communicating environmental science to a broad audience.