“Earth Right Now—A Year of New Missions”
Bring the excitement of NASA to your Earth Science classroom.
Presenter: Dr. Russanne Low Higher Education Workgroup Lead, Earth Science, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Education and Public Outreach Forum
For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, providing new insights into our changing planet – and making 2014 “The Year of Earth.” NASA satellites, aircraft and research help scientists find answers to critical challenges facing our planet today and in the future, including climate change, sea level rise, freshwater resources and extreme weather events. In this workshop, we will make connections to K-12 Earth science curriculum topics so you can bring the excitement of NASA to your Earth science classroom.
We will focus on resources found in NASAWavelength.org, an educational digital library of resources freely available to educators. We will address how these resources can be used to address not only the disciplinary core ideas, but also the crosscutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - and engage students in the NGSS practices, and do some fun hands-on activities, showing how resources can be combined to meet NGSS standards.
Join our workshop for hands-on experiences using classroom-ready lessons on topics related to our
RSVP required: Contact Dr. Xiaoming Zhai at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 543-2504. RSVP deadline—April 25, 2014.
Co-Hosted by: College of Lake County Science Outreach Program & The University Center of Lake County
Marine Education Scholarships
Former TEAMS participant, Bob Jakus, has alerted us to the fact that the National Marine Education Association is offering a limited number of scholarships to their 2014 NMEA conference in Annapolis, MD. The conference will be held July 21-25 and scholarship applications are due March 15, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.marine-ed.org/?page=scholarships.
Thinking Out of the Box: Anti-violence & Bystander Education
The 19th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council and the College of Lake County are co-hosting a Tuesday evening training series in April to coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sessions include:
- Causes of Bullying and Violence—April 8
- Adult Allies as Role Models—April 15
- Legal Update—April 22
- Understanding the Impact of Culture on Bystander Education—April 29
All sessions will meet from 4 - 6 pm at the College of Lake County’s Grayslake campus.
CPDUs will be available for Teachers and School Nurses; CEUs will be available for Social Workers. See brochure for details.
For more information, contact Sally Foster at the Family Violence Coordinating Council via email@example.com or 847.543.2315.
Polar Educators International to offer a free Master Class
Polar Educators International will offer a free online Master Class, “Slip Sliding Away: Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise,” held 7-23 May 2014. The class will feature leading researcher Dr. Richard Alley and polar educator, Ms. Nell Herrmann. Membership in PEI is required for participation in Master Class activities. Registration is due by 2 May 2014, with the initial web seminar taking place Wednesday, 7 May 2014 @ 8PM EDT/Thursday, 8 May 2014 @ 0000 GMT.
Polar Educators, International (PEI) is an international organization created to sustain and enhance the many successful education initiatives begun under the last International Polar Year. This new Master Class series targets a dual audience: educators seeking cutting-edge professional development on the latest polar science discoveries and researchers interested in learning proven tactics for communicating scientific concepts in a clear and meaningful way.
Further information on how to participate is available at: http://www.polareducator.org/activities/master-class.