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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.

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: Putting the NGSS Evidence Statements to Work in Your Classroom, August 12, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Putting the NGSS Evidence Statements to Work in Your Classroom, August 12, 2015
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As three dimensional, year-end learning targets, the NGSS Performance Expectations (PE) ask much of teachers and students. To help the field better unpack what students need to demonstrate to show proficiency on each PE, a set of Evidence Statements were developed. The Evidence Statements can be used by multiple audiences to help understand how the NGSS can be implemented in the classroom. This web seminar will focus specifically on how they can be...  [view full summary]
As three dimensional, year-end learning targets, the NGSS Performance Expectations (PE) ask much of teachers and students. To help the field better unpack what students need to demonstrate to show proficiency on each PE, a set of Evidence Statements were developed. The Evidence Statements can be used by multiple audiences to help understand how the NGSS can be implemented in the classroom. This web seminar will focus specifically on how they can be helpful to teachers planning lessons and units for those who are interested in digging deeper into the NGSS.

This web seminar will first introduce the evidence statements, giving an introduction to their purpose and structure, focusing on how to identify the three dimensions (Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Cross Cutting Concepts). Second, the presenters will discuss how teachers can use the evidence statements to unpack the NGSS and how they can be used in instructional planning. Finally, the presenters will give an example that participants will review and discuss.

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: How to Use the NGSS Sample Classroom Assessment Tasks, August 19, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: How to Use the NGSS Sample Classroom Assessment Tasks, August 19, 2015
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As the NGSS is taught in more and more classrooms, there is a growing need for resources that show how three dimensional learning can be assessed in the classroom. Classroom-embedded assessments that are designed based on the NGSS can be important tools for teachers to evaluate both what students should know and what they should be able to do next.

This web seminar will introduce the Sample Classroom Assessment Tasks to teachers. First,...  [view full summary]
As the NGSS is taught in more and more classrooms, there is a growing need for resources that show how three dimensional learning can be assessed in the classroom. Classroom-embedded assessments that are designed based on the NGSS can be important tools for teachers to evaluate both what students should know and what they should be able to do next.

This web seminar will introduce the Sample Classroom Assessment Tasks to teachers. First, the presenters will describe the purpose of the tasks and their component parts, explaining the rationale behind their architecture. Second, presenters will help teachers to think about how they would design and use similar tasks that fit the context of their own classrooms. Teachers will leave the seminar with an understanding of the purpose and construction of the Sample Classroom Assessment Tasks as well as preliminary ideas about how to employ similar tasks in their own classrooms.

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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Web Seminar: Developing a Competitive Teacher Award Application, October 21, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Developing a Competitive Teacher Award Application, October 21, 2015
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Participate in this web seminar to learn how you can win up to $10,000 for your outstanding work as a science educator. The program will feature presenter Diana Wiig, the present chairperson of the NSTA Teacher Awards and Recognition Committee. Ms. Wiig will discuss the application process for 2015–16, share insight into completing your application, and provide tips for strengthening your submission for a chance to win prize money, materials, and...  [view full summary]
Participate in this web seminar to learn how you can win up to $10,000 for your outstanding work as a science educator. The program will feature presenter Diana Wiig, the present chairperson of the NSTA Teacher Awards and Recognition Committee. Ms. Wiig will discuss the application process for 2015–16, share insight into completing your application, and provide tips for strengthening your submission for a chance to win prize money, materials, and equipment for your classroom!

NSTA Teacher Awards recognize preK–16 science educators in the United States and Canada who have had a positive impact on their students through innovative classroom science 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: Leaders for Science Education: Preparing an Application for the NSTA Board and Council, September 8, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Leaders for Science Education: Preparing an Application for the NSTA Board and Council, September 8, 2015
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NSTA relies on its membership of dedicated science educators to serve in leadership positions and help advance the association’s mission "to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all." Find out how you can share your talents by applying for a nomination to the NSTA Board or Council. This web seminar will provide details on the criteria for each leadership position and share strategies for submitting an effective and...  [view full summary]
NSTA relies on its membership of dedicated science educators to serve in leadership positions and help advance the association’s mission "to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all." Find out how you can share your talents by applying for a nomination to the NSTA Board or Council. This web seminar will provide details on the criteria for each leadership position and share strategies for submitting an effective and complete application.

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: Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Lab Challenge, November 18, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Lab Challenge, November 18, 2015
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Participate in this web seminar to learn how you can win a $20,000 lab makeover for your school. The program will feature presenter Ruth Ruud, a past- and present chair of a number of awards and recognition committees and judging chair for the Shell Science Lab Challenge. Ms. Ruud will discuss the application process for 2015-16, share insight into completing your application, and provide tips for strengthening your submission for a chance to win...  [view full summary]
Participate in this web seminar to learn how you can win a $20,000 lab makeover for your school. The program will feature presenter Ruth Ruud, a past- and present chair of a number of awards and recognition committees and judging chair for the Shell Science Lab Challenge. Ms. Ruud will discuss the application process for 2015-16, share insight into completing your application, and provide tips for strengthening your submission for a chance to win one of 18 lab makeover and professional development support packages.

The Shell Science Lab Challenge recognizes middle and high school science teachers (grades 6-12) in the United States and Canada who illustrate replicable approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. Teachers and schools submitting top entries will receive additional laboratory tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities.

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: Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Teaching Award, October 14, 2015 Web Seminar
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Web Seminar: Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Teaching Award, October 14, 2015
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Participate in this web seminar to learn how you can win $10,000 for your outstanding work as a science educator. The program will feature presenter Lori Lancaster, the present chairperson of the Shell Science Teaching Award Judging Panel. Ms. Lancaster will discuss the application process for 2015–2016, share insight into completing your application, and provide tips for strengthening your submission for a chance to join the $10,000 club!
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Participate in this web seminar to learn how you can win $10,000 for your outstanding work as a science educator. The program will feature presenter Lori Lancaster, the present chairperson of the Shell Science Teaching Award Judging Panel. Ms. Lancaster will discuss the application process for 2015–2016, share insight into completing your application, and provide tips for strengthening your submission for a chance to join the $10,000 club!

The Shell Science Teaching Award recognizes K–12 science teachers in the United States and Canada who have had a positive impact on their students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science 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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