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  • 17 Nov 2021 9:23 AM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    November 30, 2021
    12:00 – 1:00pm ET

    The Board on Science Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is partnering with the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) and the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) to host a webinar on the role of leadership in supporting elementary science and engineering learning and teaching.  The webinar will be based on the newly released report Preschool through Elementary Science and Engineering: The Brilliance of Children and The Strengths of Educators (#BrillianceAndStrengths). 

    Join and engage in conversation with Betsy Davis (University of Michigan) and Tiffany Neill (Oklahoma Department of Education) as they highlight key findings and recommendations from the report for leaders.

    Register Today

  • 11 Nov 2021 12:17 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    The Lost Women of Science Initiative is a non-profit educational organization with the overarching goal of inspiring girls and young women -- especially those from communities chronically underrepresented in the STEM professions -- to embark on careers in STEM. The Initiative’s flagship is its Lost Women of Science podcast, producing four multi-episode seasons per year. As a full, mission-driven organization, the Lost Women of Science Initiative plans to digitize and archive our research efforts and make all primary source material available to students and historians of science.

    For every Rosalind Franklin, Hedy Lamarr or Katherine Johnson whose story has been told, there are dozens more whose stories remain unknown to the public at large, or even to contemporaries in their field. We’re talking about scientists who made tremendous contributions to their field but, for reasons of time and place and gender, have gone largely unrecognized.  We believe it is imperative – now more than ever – to tell the stories of women who shifted our understanding of the world around us but have been lost to history.

    The Lost Women of Science podcast series is an exemplar of top-notch journalism, training a lens on forgotten but heroic women of science. Each multi-episode season will focus on a different female scientist and will be told as a deeply reported, scripted, and scored audio narrative.

    Lost Women of Science is paying it both ways – forward as well as back. That is, as much as it revisits history, Lost Women of Science will also inspire young women working their way through the STEM pipeline.


  • 10 Nov 2021 11:20 AM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Supporting Student Accessibility

    The November 2021 issue of Tech & Learning focuses on equity and accessibility, particularly in the areas of literacy, digital inclusion, English language learning and speakers of other languages, and special education. Read it free here


    Don't miss this opportunity to get fresh ideas and hear about new programs. Register for free today to view the sessions from our annual SmartBrief STEM Pathways Virtual Summit on-demand. Topics include SEL driving STEM education; STEM and STEAM for early learners; nurturing the STEM educator pipeline; crashing the barriers of equity and diversity; helping students see themselves in STEM career fields; developing the next-generation of entrepreneurs and creativity and design.

  • 10 Nov 2021 11:19 AM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Did you know yesterday was National STEM/STEAM Day? I'm sure you had it marked on all your calendars!


    We have a new Empire State Building video about Sustainability that is amazing! It would be wonderful if you could share with other STEM teachers and post on any sites. Is there a FB page for Environmental Science teachers? This is perfect for it.


    How does a building as big as the @EmpireStateBldg use #innovation & #sustainability to make the impossible possible? @jasonlatimer from @impossiblescience takes a tour of the iconic building to learn why it’s considered a leader in sustainability and performs an impossible magic trick at the end!

    https://youtu.be/7lWmKswmkf0


  • 2 Nov 2021 1:25 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Hello science educators! 

    NJSTA is excited to share with you a new and improved New Jersey State Science Day competition. Please share this with your 9-12th grade students. Informational webinars begin Nov 30th and submissions are due Feb 7th. All info can be found on the website https://bit.ly/NJStateScienceDay


  • 30 Oct 2021 12:43 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    2021 Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Cycle Funded by NJEA


    The application deadline has been extended to Friday, December 4! There is now even more time for you to apply for funding for your school sustainability project. Awardees will still be notified in mid-February and awards distributed in mid-March. This cycle will award:


    • Ten (10) $10,000 grants to fund school and district sustainability projects
    • Forty (40) $2,000 grants to fund school sustainability projects or support green teams


    Learn more about this cycle here. This funding cycle for schools is less competitive than others due to the larger amount of funding available ($180,000) and the number of grants we give out, so the chance of getting at least a $2,000 grant is high, so we highly encourage you to apply. Note that schools can apply for both a $10,000 and $2,000 grant, but will only be eligible to receive one.


    Need help? Feel free to reach out to staff or browse our actions for project ideas. To view the list of potential projects that our staff presented during the informational webinar, click here.


  • 30 Oct 2021 12:41 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Are you looking for ideas to engage middle or high school students in your course content or club activities? Consider participating in the New Jersey Student Climate Challenge. It is free and open to all New Jersey public schools serving students in grades 6 to 12. Teachers register to participate and integrate the Climate Challenge into their classroom or club activities. Students identify and complete a school or community project to address a cause or impact of climate change. The students then create a short digital story video to highlight what they have accomplished. To support and inspire student action, educational sessions will be offered for students and teachers.


    Student Sessions


    New Jersey experts and student activists will discuss case studies of local climate action and share the resources available to support student action.


    Teacher Professional Development


    Expert teacher educators will guide teachers from across content areas on ways to identify the big ideas of climate change and to integrate those climate concepts into the curriculum using high-quality (and free) educational resources.


    Get Recognized


    Schools with first, second and third place winners will receive a grant ranging from $2,500 to $500 to advance their climate education initiatives. The students and their teachers will be recognized at an awards ceremony hosted by the Drumthwacket Foundation with the New Jersey Governor and First Lady.


  • 21 Sep 2021 8:43 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    The New Jersey Science Convention is less than one month away!

    Make sure to register to join us and come to the NJSTA membership meeting!

    https://www.njscienceconvention.org/

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  • 21 Sep 2021 8:42 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Wednesday September 22nd at 7:00 PM as EPS hosts Dr. Sean Gulick of University of Texas Institute of Geophysics.  His talk is titled

    Life and Death by Impact: Drilling for Clues

    Sean was the lead scientist that drilled and recovered the rock/sediment record from the Chicxulub impact crater.  He has been involved reconstructing the geologic processes, environmental effects, and habitability that resulted from the Cretaceous-Paleogene Chicxulub meteor impact. 

    *Upcoming Seminars*

    https://geology.rutgers.edu/eps-events/upcoming-colloquium

     

    September 29, 2021 - 11:30am

           Common Era sea-level budgets along the US Atlantic coast

           Jennifer Walker – Rutgers University

     

    October 6, 2021 – 7:00pm

    From Apollo to Artemis and beyond: A future as bright as the Moon

    Juliane Gross – Rutgers University


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