Subject: Summer Earth System Science Opportunity for Teachers of Grades 4-12

March 19, 2010 by  
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ReaL (Regional and Local) Earth Inquiry: Professional DevelopmentKnabusch Mathematics and Science Center in Monroe, MI: July 28-30, 2010 On behalf of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), we wouldlike to invite you to participate in an exciting new initiative toimprove Earth science education across the nation! PRI and its Museum of the Earth is a non-profit organization based in Ithaca, New York. Composed of scientists and educators, its outreachprogram aims to make the Earth and its life—and the science by which weunderstand it—accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Aspart of that mission, we are currently developing a series ofTeacher-Friendly Guides to North American Earth System Science.Supported by the National Science Foundation, the project is a five-yearinitiative that will bring regional and local Earth system science intoclassrooms across the nation. We welcome your application to participate in a professional developmentprogram that is focused on the Teacher-Friendly Guide and the VirtualFieldwork Experiences. The face-to-face workshops are a key part of a larger professionaldevelopment program. 1. The two and a half day workshop will focus on actual field work,with discussions on how to document a field site to bring your fieldexperience back to the classroom and on how to bring your students intothe field. Stipends and support for travel and lodging total $800.00per participant. 2. Ongoing virtual study groups where teacher groups of about fouruse Internet conferencing technologies to share their work and supportone another in the development of virtual fieldwork, and of teachingportfolios showcasing the virtual fieldwork.3. The creation of virtual fieldwork experiences of both theworkshop site and of sites near teacher participants’ schools. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2010. For more information and to apply goto http://www.virtualfieldwork.org/PD_Application,_Summer_2010.html David BydlowskiScience ConsultantWayne RESA33500 Van Born RoadWayne, MI 48184Phone: 734-334-1455Fax: 734-334-1411Text: 734-306-9508 If you would like to receive email regarding science education in WayneCounty, the Wayne County Math and Science listserv is for you. You willregularly receive emails about workshops, news, and events that impactscience education. To join, send an e-mail to bydlowd@resa.net with yourname and email address. You will then receive an email confirmation.

STEM Fellows, program for Teachers!

March 15, 2010 by  
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The Dayton Regional STEM Center is seeking STEM teachers who would like to play a pioneering role in shaping STEM Education for our region and beyond as STEM Fellows. If you are interested please read the attached documents—a $3,500 stipend is included. If you know someone who may be interested, we would appreciate it if you would forward this message to them.

FYI: The Dayton Regional STEM Center was recently honored by the Governor as a leader in bringing business, industry, higher education and K-12 education together to benefit our students and our communities. The National Defense Education Program has recognized the Center by designating it as a preferred curriculum designer for all the Air Force Research Laboratory communities in the United States.

Norma J. Howell
Curriculum Coordinator
The Dayton Regional STEM Center
Montgomery County Educational Service Center

200 South Keowee Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
937-225-4598 ext 3071
Check out the STEM Curriculum we have on our website: http://bit.ly/6sWR71