Are you interested in participating in a pilot study of a new middle and high school curriculum designed to teach students about climate change and the impacts of climate change on biological communities? If so, the University of Michigan with support from the National Science Foundation developed a curriculum that fuses core science content with scientific practices in several important topic areas including weather and climate, the greenhouse effect, and the carbon cycle. This online…Continue
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The Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics (KATM) has compiled Flipbooks that are compilations of research, “unpacked” standards from many states, instructional strategies and examples for each standard at each grade level. The intent is to show the connections to the Standards of Mathematical Practices for the content standards and to get detailed information at each level.
Resources used: Common Core State Standards, NCTM’s Focus In Grades K-8 series, Student Centered…Continue
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From MiddleWeb SmartBrief: Neurologist and middle-grades math teacher Judy Willis hits a home run with her book on helping students learn to love math, says teacher Cossondra George in this MiddleWeb book review. In reading "Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results," George found that even familiar ideas came with new twists. Drawing on her training in neurology, Willis tackles differentiation and explains how the brain…Continue
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The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently released a practice guide for improving students' mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8.
Geared toward teachers, math coaches, other…Continue
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The Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE) is asking 10– to 15-year-olds for artwork to go on the front cover of their middle school journal. Submit your students' best artwork. Types of media accepted, but not limited to: oil, acrylic, or watercolor painting; charcoal or colored pencil drawing; 3D submissions such as sculpture; and computer generated graphics. Deadline is May 15, 2012. Complete information can be found…Continue
Latest Report from the US Department of Education's "What Works Clearinghouse."…Continue
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From eSchoolNews (free registration may be required) - ten ways schools are using social media tools effectively.
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• What is the range of theoretical perspectives, assumptions, and outcomes that characterize research on informal science?
• What assumptions, epistemologies, or modes of learning science are shared between the formal and informal science education environments?
• What evidence is there that learners acquire concepts, ways of thinking, attitudes, and aesthetic appreciation in informal science settings? What kinds of informal learning environments…Continue
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