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Achieve Resources and Tools for NGSS Implementation

March 9, 2017
1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2017
Webinar Description

A thoughtful and effective implementation of the NGSS is overwhelming if you go it alone, but luckily there is a growing body of resources and tools that can help. This webinar will highlight the resources and tools on Achieve’s website that can help you to use the implementation of the NGSS as a lever to support advancing science education for all students in your classroom, building, district, and region. Come find out about ideas and resources for planning implementation, bundling standards, mapping middle school and high school grade-banded standards; see examples of classroom sample student tasks, parent guides and other resources to connect with your community; and get a feel for the variety of tools for evaluating how well instructional resources are designed for the NGSS–everything from an informal look at a lesson to a formal evaluation of full instructional materials programs.

The webinar is free, but registration is required.
Presenter:

Matt Krehbiel, Achieve, Inc., Associate Director for Science

For more information, visit:
http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/index.html

Call for Biggs Teaching Award Nominations

Calling for Biggs Award nominees!
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Natalie Bursztyn
Feb 15, 2017 1:24 PM
Natalie Bursztyn
Hi again everyone! This is the 2nd call for Biggs Award Nominees! We are now exactly 1 month away from the packet submission deadline.

The Biggs Award, which recognizes innovative and effective teaching of earth science among early career faculty, is the Geoscience Education Division’s Named Award. Earth science instructors and faculty from all academic institutions engaged in undergraduate education, who have been teaching full-time for 10 years or less are eligible. Part-time teaching is not counted in the 10 years. Nominees may self-nominate for this award.

An award of $750 is made possible as a result of support from the Donald and Carolyn Biggs Fund, the GSA Geoscience Education Division, and GSA’s Education & Outreach Programs. An additional travel reimbursement of up to $500 is available to the recipient to attend the award presentation at the GSA annual meeting.
You can check out previous awardees here: http://community.geosociety.org/gedivision/awards/biggsaward/past

Please complete the nomination form, and send in complete nomination packets by March 15th.

Nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLQbNSvpxqJTvZlc0Te7klCHwqTLg8YksKAcpTddfXf8L8Tg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Biggs Award Nomination 2017

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Natalie Bursztyn, PhD
GSA Geo Ed Vice Chair
Asst. Professor Geoscience Education
CSU Fullerton

Job opportunity: Geological Society of America Education Programs Coordinator

Christa K. Stratton
Feb 13, 2017 6:34 PM
Christa K. Stratton
Dear Geoscience Ed Division Members:

The Geological Society of America is seeking an Education Programs Coordinator to work on new and existing geoscience education programs, including in particular, developing support for K-12 educators. This person will serve as a liaison between GSA and the broader science education community.

We would very much appreciate your help in getting the word out to qualified candidates through your professional networks. A complete job description is posted on the GSA website. Applications can be sent to HR@geosociety.org until 22 March 2017. Please include “Education Coordinator” in the subject line.

Job description: http://www.geosociety.org/gsa/hr/1702-EducCoord.aspx

Thank you,
Christa

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Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communications, & Outreach
Geological Society of America
Boulder CO
United States
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Call for Earth Science Teaching Award Nominations

Note TWO posts below . . .

Biggs Earth Science Teaching Award

The GSA Geoscience Education Division is now seeking nominations for the Biggs Earth Science Teaching Award.

The Biggs Award, which recognizes innovative and effective teaching of earth science among early career faculty, is the Geoscience Education Division’s Named Award. Earth science instructors and faculty from all academic institutions engaged in undergraduate education, who have been teaching full-time for 10 years or less are eligible. Part-time teaching is not counted in the 10 years. Nominees may self-nominate for this award.

An award of $750 is made possible as a result of support from the Donald and Carolyn Biggs Fund, the GSA Geoscience Education Division, and GSA’s Education & Outreach Programs. An additional travel reimbursement of up to $500 is available to the recipient to attend the award presentation at the GSA annual meeting.
You can check out previous awardees here: community.geosociety.org/gedivision/awards/biggsaward/…

Please complete the nomination form, and send in complete nomination packets by March 15th.

Nomination form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLQbNSvpxqJTvZlc0Te7klCHwqTLg8YksKAcpTddfXf8L8Tg/viewform?c=0&w=1

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NESTA Earth Science Teaching Award

Hi, All!
Anyone who knows me is aware that I am not ready to paddle off into the sunset just yet, so I am now serving the National Association of Geoscience Teachers as the Outstanding Earth Science Teachers Award National Contact.
Many on these list-servs have already received OESTA recognition, but there are many of you who deserve consideration for the great things you are doing. Niow is the season to prepare and submit nominations for yourself or your colleagues who may be too shy to do so on their own.
Awards are given at the NAGT Section and State levels Below are the current rewards for winners, which may always be expanded.

Section Winners Receive:

Geological Society of America – monetary awards and 3-year Teacher Associate Membership
American Geological Institute – Earth Science Week Teacher Toolkit
American Geophysical Union – one-year membership and subscription to “Eos”
National Earth Science Teachers Assoc. – one-year membership or renewal and Journal “The Earth Scientist”
Amer. Institute of Professional Geologists – one-year subscription to “Professional Geologist”
US Geological Survey – New Edition of “This Dynamic Planet: World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Impact Craters, and Plate Tectonics”

State Winners Receive:

a 9″ x 12″ plaque (black enamel on simulated walnut), from NAGT
a two-year complimentary membership in NAGT (including a subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education), from NAGT
one-year membership or renewal and Journal “The Earth Scientist” from National Earth Science Teachers Association
an assortment of publications from the US Geological Survey
a one-year membership in the Geologic Division of the Geological Society of America and in GSA
an Earth Science Week kit from the American Geological Institute

Here is the link to the general website:
http://nagt.org/nagt/awards/oest.html
Here is the link to the nomination form:
http://nagt.org/nagt/awards/oest-nom.html
Note that each Section has its deadline, so read through the online information carefully.
Please share this message with others in your networks who may be interested in applying.
Thanks and Good Luck!
Mike Passow

Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Palisades, NY 10964
http://www.earth2class.org (preferred e-mail and mailing address)

NESTA (National Earth Science Teachers Association)
Past-President 2016 – 2018
http://www.nestanet.org

1/12/17 Webinar – Education for Sustainability with the Next Generation Science Standards

Education for Sustainability with the Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards includes a significant focus on sustainability, through standards focused on human impacts on Earth Systems, climate change, natural hazards and natural resources. We will hear from three different sustainability-focused NGSS initiatives. Kathryn Baldwin will introduce the Education for Sustainability framework being used for teacher preparation in Washington State, Jerri Birkofer will describe use of NGSS within a place-based environmental justice module, and Ellen Metzger and Eugene Cordero will describe NGSS-aligned curriculum and professional development with the Green Ninja project.
The webinar is free, but registration is required. Registration: http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/teach_sustainability/registration.html .

Presenters:

Dr. Kathryn Baldwin, Eastern Washington University
Dr. Eugene Cordero, San Jose State University
Ms. Jerri Birkofer, Stewarts Creek High School
Dr. Ellen Metzger, San Jose State University
Making Your Course Worth Their Time: Maximizing Student Learning in your Introductory and General Education Earth Science Courses

Thursday, January 12, 2017
1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern

For more information, visit:
http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/index.html​

Teacher Prep and NGSS Sessions at GSA – Abstracts due July 12

Greetings Teacher Preparation Professionals,

I hope your summers are going well. Please see below for a call for abstracts to two GSA sessions focused on teacher preparation. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting will be in Denver this September25-28.

T72. Advances in In-Service and Pre-Service K-12 Earth Sciences Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

Innovative approaches in teacher preparation and professional development by two-year and four-year colleges and universities may successfully address the needs of Earth Sciences educators, especially in rural or traditionally underserved areas.

T85. Planning to Make a Difference through the Next Generation Science Standards, Part 2: Undergraduate and Teacher Training Initiatives

What adaptations should Higher Education and Informal Educational Institutions create to facilitate implementation of the NGSS? How best can teacher preparation programs empower pre- and in-service educators with skills to succeed under the NGSS?

Please submit your abstract soon!

Here’s the full list of Geoscience Education technical sessions:
http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2016/sessions/topical.asp?CatID=Geoscience+Education&x=10&y=15

Best regards,
Mark Abolins, Ph.D.

Learning Space 107: Science Fair – It’s Not Just Volcanoes Anymore!

In this episode of Learning Space, Georgia and Pamela welcome Larry Lebofsky from the Planetary Science Institute to talk about his work to help teachers get their kids doing better projects and how he uses Science Fair to try and grow a love of science.

Learning Space 107: Science Fair – It’s Not Just Volcanoes Anymore!