The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has launched a new video series entitled Live Education Activity Resource Network (LEARN) with AGU. This series of short Earth and space science-related videos for K-12 educators gives you the tools you need to try new hands-on activities with your students, complete with teacher guides and other resources.
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) offers an array of web resources for K-12 and college-level instruction. Reinforcing this year’s Earth Science Week theme of “Mapping Our World,” these materials support geographic approaches to Earth science education:
The Lunar and Planetary Institute and JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory will be holding a free week-long institute about the Moon this summer at Laurel, MD, for high school science teachers. An application form are available online at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/workshops/unknownMoon/.
We do hope many high school teachers are able to apply.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) offers second- through fifth-year middle and high school science teachers the opportunity to participate in the New Science Teacher Academy, a yearlong professional development and mentoring program co-founded with a grant from the Amgen Foundation. Emphasizing quality science teaching, enhanced teacher confidence, classroom excellence, and solid content knowledge, participants (Academy Fellows) enjoy top-notch face-to-face and online support and access to comprehensive educational resources.
Women@NASA has created five-week virtual mentoring projects for middle school (grades 5-8) female students. Through Skype or Google Chat, girls are mentored by a NASA employee – it could be an engineer, accountant, scientist, or astronaut. For updates and application information, visit: https://women.nasa.gov/nasagirls/
Below is information about a webinar series produced by COSEE-Ocean Systems that may be of interest to those of you who teach oceanography.
Join us for a "turbulent" webinar series!
New Weekly Three-Part Series - Begins January 23rd @ 7PM ET!
From "white-knuckle" plane flights to the soothing swirl of cream in your coffee, turbulence is an ever-present part of our daily lives.
But how much do you know about it?
Join us as we feature three eminent scientists who study this amazing phenomenon? all from the comfort of your own home or office.