Archive for November, 2012

McDonald Observatory Summer Workshops

Please direct any questions regarding these opportunities to Keely Finkelstein at keelyf@astro.as.utexas.edu   McDonald Observatory is pleased to  announce that there will be four teacher professional development workshops in the summer 2013. Topics include Earth and Space Science (grades 8-12), Solar Systems Uncovered (grades 6-12), Explore our Solar System (grades K-8) and Stellar Explosions (grades […]

Acids/Bases, Solubility, and Redox Workshop Coming to the La Grange Area!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the Chemistry workshop that will present 5E model lessons on the student expectations on solubility, acids and bases, and redox reactions.  Sign up now through e-campus! Details: Tues Dec 4  9:00 am – 4:00 pm La Grange Board Room $75 For more information, contact Kristen Hillert: 512-919-5358;  […]

Creating a Garden for Learning – Webinar

Please contact fowler@nwf.org directly with any questions regarding this opportunity.           Educators who want to create a garden or outdoor classroom for learning but are not sure how to get started can join the Texas Children in Nature, REAL School Gardens, and National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats program for a free […]

American Meteorological Society’s K-12 Outreach – FREE

Please contact Jill Hasling at wrc@wxresearch with any questions related to this opportunity. As part of the American Meteorology Society’s (AMS) 93rd Annual Meeting to be held in January 2013 in Austin, Texas, the AMS is hosting a bold Educational Outreach Initiative to K-12 science teachers. This is an opportunity to connect teachers with some […]

Climate Literacy for K-5 Teachers

The following information was provide by Angelo State University – please direct any questions directly to them.     Angelo State University is offering a professional development opportunity for K-5 teachers in climate literacy and best practices in teaching science. This program is funded by a grant from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and […]

Lecture Series: The War on Cancer

The War on Cancer: 41 Years after Nixon’s Declaration, with Dr. Mark Clanton   In 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer by signing the National Cancer Act. How has ourunderstanding, awareness, and treatment of cancer progressed over the years? Have we identified new causes? What new breakthroughs lie just around the corner? In a Hot […]

State Instructional Review Panels – Nominate Yourself

The following information is from TEA – please direct any questions or comments to review.adoption@tea.state.tx.us   The Texas Education Agency is now accepting nominations to the state review panels that will evaluate instructional materials submitted for adoption under Proclamation 2014. To nominate yourself or someone else to serve on a state review panel, please complete […]

Einstein Educator Fellowship Program

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend eleven months working in a federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience […]

Math for the High School Science Classroom

Do you struggle with what terms to use so students understand the problems they need to solve?  Have you every confused a line graph and a scatterplot?  Do you know why students look at you blankly when you tell them to solve an equation of use the log button on the calculator? If so then […]

Superstorm Sandy Images – before and after

Superstorm Sandy provides many teachable moments including how catastrophic events impact ecosystems (TEKS 7.8A), how satellite images can be used to identify erosional features (TEKS 8.9C), and the role of oceans in the formation of weather systems such as hurricanes (TEKS 8.10C).   Thanks to BDlG for sharing the following link which provides some of […]