January 13, 2017
In this edition, check out…
…the Just for Teachers section:
CT Science Assessment information
NESSLIE YEAR 3 program- final year!
Stamford University free online program
CT Science Center free opportunity
… the Students section:
- Hartford Inventors Showcase
- Tech it Out 2017 Summer Program at CCSU
- January 2017 NGSS Now Newsletter
- What’s new with the State Science Assessment??
A couple of highlights:
· NGSS aligned assessment will be administered in the spring of 2019 to grades 5 & 8.
· Testing for High School students has shifted to grade 11.
· Grade 10 students will not be administered CAPT in 2017-18, but will take the NGSS Assessment in 2019 as 11th graders.
Please see the flyer, that went to all CT Superintendents for more details.
NESSLIE Year 3
Looking for teachers to develop middle school Earth & Space Science (ESS) units that align with NGSS. Please contact Dr. Jeff Thomas at CCSU, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 860-832-2936, by February 1st .
Teachers will be compensated for their time. See flyer for more info.
Free online Professional Development through Stamford University
“Reading to Learn in Science” provides an opportunity for science teachers to learn about the challenges of science texts and develop strategies to support student comprehension. To learn more check out this website, https://ed.stanford.edu/news/teaching-students-read-science-textbooks
To register visit www.novoed.com/science-mooc-winter-2017
Course begins January 14, registration continues through February 3.
CT Science Center: Free opportunity for those who have fieldtrips already confirmed.
There are 240 tickets available to attend a movie or a stage show. If you are interested and have a confirmed visit scheduled at the CT Science Center, please book your movie or stage show online or with Caitlin Leamy, the Reservations Coordinator, 860-520-2150 or email@example.com
CREC’s Institute of Teaching & Learning Programs
Use the following link to view their programing, www.crec.org/catalog
Check out these fun resources to use in the science classroom.
Project Lead the WayThe University of New Haven will be hosting PLTW Summer Core TrainingWhen: July 10-21, 2017View the course offerings with this link https://www.pltw.org/our-programs
- Summer institute @ Trinity College: Teaching the Genome Generation
- June 26-30, 2017Click here to apply for a week long summer institute https://www.jax.org/education-and-learning/education-calendar/2017/june/teaching-the-genome-generation-farmington
- STEM Awards Ceremony scheduled for May 23, 2018
All first place winners from School based STEM Fairs will be recognized.Conduct school based STEM fairs before April 18, 2017, the deadline to submit names of winners to Andrea Greene is April 19, 2017. The categories recognized at the STEM Awards Ceremony are: Inventions, Gaming & Apps, and Videos. The video theme this year is Equity.
- Hartford Inventors Showcase
All Hartford K-8 Student Inventors will be showcased on May 3, at the Koeppel Community Sports Center at Trinity College between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. For more information please contact Shameka James at Shameka@ctinventionconvention.org or visit the CT Invention Convention website at ctinventionconvention.org.
Please see YIHS… newsletter for details.
Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) Open House for all teachers, students (grade 6-12), & parents
When- March 29, 2017
Where-10 Discovery Drive, Farmington
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, March 29th from 3:00 – 5:00PM at our Farmington campus for all teachers, students and parents. We encourage you to bring your entire class to inspire your students and expose them world-class scientists located in their backyard.
Tech it Out 2017 Summer at CCSU
Grades 4-12 week long Technology programs, registration available by end of January.
For more info contact Christa Sterling @ 860-832-2277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clink on the link for the 8 things you need to know about the NGSS for November.January 2017 NGSSnow – newsletter
The STEM TEAM
Dr. Sandra Inga & Ms. Andrea Greene