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Web Seminar: Teaching NGSS in K-5: Constructing Explanations from Evidence, July 22, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Teaching NGSS in K-5: Constructing Explanations from Evidence, July 22, 2015
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Scientific practices, such as constructing explanations from evidence, have been shown to support students’ meaningful learning of science ideas AND about how science is done. The CLAIMS–EVIDENCE–REASONING framework is useful in guiding teachers and students as they move from science based on “activities” to coherent science that makes sense of phenomena using evidence.

In this session, we will: (a) address three dimensional learning...  [view full summary]
Scientific practices, such as constructing explanations from evidence, have been shown to support students’ meaningful learning of science ideas AND about how science is done. The CLAIMS–EVIDENCE–REASONING framework is useful in guiding teachers and students as they move from science based on “activities” to coherent science that makes sense of phenomena using evidence.

In this session, we will: (a) address three dimensional learning with an emphasis on scientific practices; (b) introduce CER as a framework for constructing scientific explanations; (c) demonstrate a KLEWS chart as an instructional strategy for supporting the construction of explanations; and (d) provide opportunities to view and discuss classroom teaching.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).
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Web Seminar: Teaching NGSS in K-5: Planning a Coherent Storyline, August 5, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Teaching NGSS in K-5: Planning a Coherent Storyline, August 5, 2015
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Planning for NGSS in elementary grades can be challenging. Existing resources tend to focus clusters of activities based on topics rather than how to sequence and connect investigations into coherent science storylines that guide both the teacher and learners in making sense of phenomena.

In this session, we will: (a) introduce the notion of a coherent science content storyline as an effective planning tool for three dimensional learning;...  [view full summary]
Planning for NGSS in elementary grades can be challenging. Existing resources tend to focus clusters of activities based on topics rather than how to sequence and connect investigations into coherent science storylines that guide both the teacher and learners in making sense of phenomena.

In this session, we will: (a) introduce the notion of a coherent science content storyline as an effective planning tool for three dimensional learning; (b) leverage the CLAIMS–EVIDENCE–REASONING framework as a vehicle for building storylines that support instruction and assessment; (c) demonstrate how science storylines can be integrated with CCSS; (d) share sample storylines from a variety of grade levels; and (e) provide opportunities to view and discuss classroom teaching.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).
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Web Seminar: "Chemistry Colors Our World!" - Resources for National Chemistry Week, the Classroom, and Beyond, September 15, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: "Chemistry Colors Our World!" - Resources for National Chemistry Week, the Classroom, and Beyond, September 15, 2015
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Color provides the palette for this year’s celebration of National Chemistry Week (NCW) with its theme of “Chemistry Colors Our World!” NCW is an annual event that connects American Chemical Society (ACS) members with businesses, schools, and individuals to share the importance of chemistry in everyday life. Explore the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light during this year’s celebration, October 18–24, 2015.

We’ll offer a rainbow...  [view full summary]
Color provides the palette for this year’s celebration of National Chemistry Week (NCW) with its theme of “Chemistry Colors Our World!” NCW is an annual event that connects American Chemical Society (ACS) members with businesses, schools, and individuals to share the importance of chemistry in everyday life. Explore the chemistry of dyes, pigments, and light during this year’s celebration, October 18–24, 2015.

We’ll offer a rainbow of resources useful for National Chemistry Week, for integrating into classroom curriculum, and for informal science sharing. Anyone who wants to connect science to the real world and students’ interests will find ready-to-use demonstrations, lab investigations, videos, and more.

This annual web seminar, sponsored by the ACS Education Division, Office of High School Chemistry, is designed to provide teachers with ideas for presenting chemistry concepts in the context of everyday experiences to which students can relate. For more information about ACS resources for high school teachers, please visit www.acs.org/highschool.

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Web Seminar: Integrated STEM Takes Hold: Three Case Studies, June 4, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Integrated STEM Takes Hold: Three Case Studies, June 4, 2015
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Join us on Thursday, June 4, to learn about three case studies in K-12 STEM Integration from which common goals and practices emerged that can inform your work in STEM implementation. The three case studies differ both culturally and geographically. The New York case is centered on a large urban district in the Northeast with more than a million students in five boroughs. The Oregon case includes four moderate-size school districts in a sparsely...  [view full summary]

Join us on Thursday, June 4, to learn about three case studies in K-12 STEM Integration from which common goals and practices emerged that can inform your work in STEM implementation.

The three case studies differ both culturally and geographically. The New York case is centered on a large urban district in the Northeast with more than a million students in five boroughs. The Oregon case includes four moderate-size school districts in a sparsely populated state in the Pacific Northwest. The Florida case, which is the most mature of the three, includes a fairly large city and more than a dozen small towns. Together, the case studies offer a thought-provoking vision of what “getting to scale with integrated STEM” could look like if we take these lessons to heart and find ways of communicating and collaborating across the boundaries of states, school subjects, political philosophies, and other barriers to change.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation and 100 Learning Center activity points for attending and completing the post-program evaluation. An archive and presentation slides will be available at the end of the program.

The Learning Center is NSTA’s online portal for teacher professional learning with thousands or resources and opportunities for educators. In addition to resources and opportunities, the Learning Center offers a suite of free tools, like My Library, that make it easy for teachers to access and keep track of the resources they are interests in using. With My Library you can also assemble customized collections (groups of resources) and share them with other educators. Join us for this interactive web seminar to find out more and practice making your own collections.

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Web Seminar:Using the NSTA Learning Center as an Online Textbook for Teaching Science Pre-service Teachers, June 10, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar:Using the NSTA Learning Center as an Online Textbook for Teaching Science Pre-service Teachers, June 10, 2015
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Professors at over 70 colleges and universities are using the NSTA Learning Center as an online textbook when teaching science pre-service teachers. Join us on June 10 to learn how you can create a blended learning experience for the teacher candidates you teach by leveraging the NSTA Learning Center’s resources, opportunities, and online community.

By creating the landing page for your own class (at this link), you will gain access...  [view full summary]
Professors at over 70 colleges and universities are using the NSTA Learning Center as an online textbook when teaching science pre-service teachers. Join us on June 10 to learn how you can create a blended learning experience for the teacher candidates you teach by leveraging the NSTA Learning Center’s resources, opportunities, and online community.

By creating the landing page for your own class (at this link), you will gain access to fee-based resources at no cost to you for a period of time (excluding books, e-books, conferences, and online courses). You will also be able to explore the resources and tools at your own pace and gain access to a private community forum with other professors who are using the Learning Center as their online textbook. Professors who are currently using the Learning Center as their textbook will be invited to share their insights and answer questions during this web seminar.

This program is designed for professors who teach science pre-service teachers. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and 100 Learning Center activity points for attending and completing the post-program evaluation. An archive and presentation slides will be available at the end of the program.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).
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Web Seminar: Teaching NGSS in K-5: Making Meaning through Discourse, July 29, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Teaching NGSS in K-5: Making Meaning through Discourse, July 29, 2015
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Scientific practices, such as arguing from evidence and constructing explanations, reflect ambitious scientific work. These practices require children to build on the ideas of others and critique ideas as they work to develop deeper understandings of science concepts and how science is done. Teachers play an active role in these discussions through the ways in which they scaffold classroom talk, as well as the ways in which they contribute to the...  [view full summary]
Scientific practices, such as arguing from evidence and constructing explanations, reflect ambitious scientific work. These practices require children to build on the ideas of others and critique ideas as they work to develop deeper understandings of science concepts and how science is done. Teachers play an active role in these discussions through the ways in which they scaffold classroom talk, as well as the ways in which they contribute to the development of norms for classroom interactions and discourse.

In this session, we will: (a) highlight discourse-rich scientific practices that support making meaning; (b) introduce teacher and student  “talk moves” that can shift classroom discourse away from teacher telling to children’s negotiation of ideas; (c) demonstrate how classroom discourse creates opportunities for “making thinking visible” and formative assessment; (d) provide opportunities to view and discuss classroom teaching.

Please visit the main web page of this program to see the description and find links to the biographical information about the presenter(s).
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: Water: Environmental Science Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: Water: Environmental Science
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
Water — its location, condition, and use — is a critical environmental issue. Central to all ecosystems, water is essential to life as we know it. It shapes our planet on every level, from the chemical properties of the H2O molecule to the central role of water in global climate. This course will focus on why water is such a critical resource, the impact of human consumption on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the social, economic, and environmental...  [view full summary]
Water — its location, condition, and use — is a critical environmental issue. Central to all ecosystems, water is essential to life as we know it. It shapes our planet on every level, from the chemical properties of the H2O molecule to the central role of water in global climate. This course will focus on why water is such a critical resource, the impact of human consumption on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the social, economic, and environmental implications of water management.

Along with a solid grasp of these water-related issues, students should come away grounded in the science that underlies all environmental studies. They will be able to: 1) understand the interrelationships between living things and the ecosystems they inhabit; 2) analyze environmental problems caused by changing natural conditions and by human activity; and 3) evaluate ways to resolve and/or prevent these problems.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: Genetics, Genomics, Genethics Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: Genetics, Genomics, Genethics
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
How will our growing knowledge of the genome affect our health, our societies, and the natural world? How do heredity and the environment interact? This course explores a scientific frontier: how scientists are investigating and applying the information contained in genetic codes. Examine the tools and techniques used in a molecular biology lab, learn about the Human Genome Project, and discuss the ethical issues involved in emerging fields like genetic...  [view full summary]
How will our growing knowledge of the genome affect our health, our societies, and the natural world? How do heredity and the environment interact? This course explores a scientific frontier: how scientists are investigating and applying the information contained in genetic codes. Examine the tools and techniques used in a molecular biology lab, learn about the Human Genome Project, and discuss the ethical issues involved in emerging fields like genetic enhancement, genetically modified foods, and cloning.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: In the Field with Spiders Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: In the Field with Spiders
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
Did you know that you're rarely more than six feet away from a spider? Or that these abundant predators—the largest entirely carnivorous order of animals—structure the terrestrial food chain? In this seminar, Dr. Vladimir Ovtsharenko, Research Scientist in the Museum's world-renowned spider lab, introduces the study of spiders. As an example of how to study invertebrates, he explains the importance of counting and cataloging spiders, how each new...  [view full summary]
Did you know that you're rarely more than six feet away from a spider? Or that these abundant predators—the largest entirely carnivorous order of animals—structure the terrestrial food chain? In this seminar, Dr. Vladimir Ovtsharenko, Research Scientist in the Museum's world-renowned spider lab, introduces the study of spiders. As an example of how to study invertebrates, he explains the importance of counting and cataloging spiders, how each new species is a treasure, and why he has devoted his career to studying them.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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Member Price: $495.00      Nonmember Price: $495.00
Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: The Diversity of Fishes Online Course
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Online Courses: AMNH Seminars on Science: The Diversity of Fishes
Grade Level: College, Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
Fishes were the first creatures with brains and bony jaws. But their incredible diversity—fishes make up half of all vertebrate species alive today, and live everywhere from mountain streams to ocean depths—makes it easier to determine what's not a fish. This seminar explores this paradox by demonstrating how ichthyologists pursue the evidence through the study of evolution, diversity ecosystems, and biogeography.

CEUs and graduate credits...  [view full summary]
Fishes were the first creatures with brains and bony jaws. But their incredible diversity—fishes make up half of all vertebrate species alive today, and live everywhere from mountain streams to ocean depths—makes it easier to determine what's not a fish. This seminar explores this paradox by demonstrating how ichthyologists pursue the evidence through the study of evolution, diversity ecosystems, and biogeography.

CEUs and graduate credits available. Each course costs $495. Graduate credit is available at an additional cost. For more information go to http://learn.amnh.org.
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