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  • 18 Jan 2023 7:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join hosts Dr. Rachael Arens, Associate Researcher at NAU PLANETS & Luke Henke, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA on Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 7pm CT/ 8pm ET as they welcome Dr. Sharon Bowers, Joan Harper-Neely, and Betsy McAllister from NASA eClips to learn about two NASA opportunities for your students to interact, engage, and share with learning with peers across the nation.

    This webinar is suitable for all grades K-12.

    Access registration here!

    Also, we are pleased to share our past episodes with you from our updated NASA Community Page. Feel free to watch former episodes and reach out to the guests for further resource information!

  • 10 Jan 2023 7:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Applications are now open for’s Professional Learning Program for middle and high school educators! If you’re interested in teaching computer science for the 2023-2024 academic year, this is your time to explore the CS curriculum and collaborate with educators of all experience levels to develop lesson plans and teaching strategies.
     Learn more
    What is the Professional Learning Program?
    Hosted by highly trained facilitators, our professional development workshops will prepare you to confidently bring CS to your students as well as connect with an online and in-person community of peers. Most workshops have scholarship funding available. 

    Elementary teachers can sign-up for a one-day workshop near you! Applications are not required for Computer Science Fundamentals workshops and take place throughout the country, year-round. 

    Middle and high school teachers

     will begin with a 5-day workshop on Computer Science Discoveries, Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A in the summer, with academic year workshops thereafter.

    Click HERE for more information. 

  • 9 Jan 2023 9:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did your students' scores on the NJSLA-Science stun you?

    Wish you had known the Science and Engineering Practices

    (SEPs) were a major emphasis on the test? Attending  this workshop will help you find out more about the NJSLA-Science 

    and learn more about the modeling SEP.

    There are 35 modeling SEPs embedded in the Performance Expectations
    (PEs) for grades 5 through 12.
     This interactive six-hour workshop contains
    three parts. Part 1 provides classroom-ready modeling activities and time
    for creating/revising your own modeling activities. Part 2 is an overview of
    the principles of the NGSS, the three Dimensions, and the PEs. Part 3
    includes background information about the NJSLA-Science, test
    construction, and scoring. Participants will receive resources in the form of
    handouts, activities, and websites.


    Date: Friday March 24, 2023
    Facilitator: Christopher Hunninghake
    Cost: $175.00

    Time: 8:30-2:30

  • 1 Dec 2022 6:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Montclair State University

    K-5 CS Plugged and Unplugged Workshop

    2 PD hours

    The first 35 (non-PLC*) registrants will receive a $100 stipend  for workshop attendance.

    *PLC - Professional Learning Community member.

     REGISTER here

    Date: Tuesday, December 13th

    Time: 5:30p-7:30p snack served

    Location: PRISM 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ

    **Registration required - $25 refundable fee to hold reservation for all non-PLC registrants receiving a stipend. 

    K-5: Computer Science Plugged and Unplugged:

    Computers, Computers everywhere – now what do we do with them?  Overwhelmingly, there is a push to get students on computers but a lot of computer science can be taught without a computer.  These "unplugged" techniques can be especially effective with younger children and engage students who do not learn typically, who may have language challenges or who may not like computers or think computers are not for them.  They can help those students engage in individual and group activities, play games and participate in activities that help their social and emotional learning – all while addressing the NJ Learning Standards!  This session, dedicated towards K-5 teachers but open to everyone, will look at Computer Science activities that are “unplugged” and then connect them to the “plugged” concepts.  No programming or computer science experience necessary.

    All workshops are led by MSU faculty in computer science and education.

    2-hours of professional development credit will be awarded for each workshop attended.
    MSU HUB Grant is funded by the Computer Science for All: Expanding Professional Learning (HUB Grant) (22E00173)

    ***Registration is still open for the Teacher CS Standards Hack-a-thon on Saturday, January 21st from 9a-1p. Hack-a-thon registration

    Questions: Feel free to contact us at or call 973-655-7753.

  • 1 Dec 2022 6:33 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Princeton University invites middle and high schools in the State of New Jersey to nominate an exceptional teacher, or team of two co-teachers, for the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching.  

    Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching was established in 1959 and each year four honorees are chosen from applicants from public and private schools in New Jersey. These teachers represent the finest secondary teachers in the state and are honored at Princeton University's Commencement. Through the generosity of an anonymous alumnus, each of the prize winners receives $5,000, and the winner’s school receives an additional $3,000 for the purchase of library books.

    Please review registration requirements HERE. 

  • 30 Nov 2022 4:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Research Experiences For High School Teachers (RET)

    Program Dates: July 10-August 4, 2023

    High School Science teachers will participate in research projects through working with the faculty and students, a teacher facilitator and an experienced science educator in curriculum development with the goal of forming a lesson plan focusing on an aspect of the program.

    The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) component will offer a $1,000/week stipend for four weeks.

    Application deadline is April 15, 2023.

    Participants will:

    • Gain knowledge on sustainable energy, nanomaterials, nanotechnology and bioengineering

    • Create lesson plans focused on nanotechnology and engineering for high school curriculum

    • Work with faculty from chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and chemical biology departments, fellow RET high school teacher participants, REU undergraduate students and Stevens undergraduate and graduate student researchers.

    • Develop curriculum with staff from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)

    • Present a poster at the Research Symposium

    • Participate in a training series on:

      • Incorporating Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning in the Science Classroom

      • Managing the Engineering Design Process in Class

      • Increasing Formative Assessment Strategies in the Classroom

  • 27 Nov 2022 8:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM ET for another edition of NSTA's Transforming Science Learning.

    Have you wanted to implement a Project-Based Learning unit in your classroom? Would you like to introduce PBL curriculum in your school?  Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning (ML-PBL), an Open Education Resource, provides interdisciplinary science units for Grades K-5. Our research shows that students, regardless of reading level, who used the 3rd Grade ML-PBL units, outperformed a matched control group on a summative assessment developed and validated by a third party.

    This seminar is Part 1 of a two-part series.  In these two 90-minute sessions, you will engage in the ML-PBL Grade 4 Dynamic Earth unit called, How will this place on Earth change in 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, and 1,000,000 years?  All lessons are designed to be (1) flexible and adaptive, (2) responsive to student ideas and cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and (3) both, enjoyable and intellectually satisfying for the teacher and students. The project-based design supports a high level of student interest and engagement and includes performance-based equity and social and emotional learning goals. ML-PBL provides embedded supports for Multilingual Learners.

    In Part 1 the presenters will focus on high-quality Project-Based Learning curriculum, features, and accessing Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning using examples from U4.1 Dynamic Earth. Register to Part 2.

    Key Takeaways:

    • How features of PBL and the NGSS work together
    • Strategies for using formative, informal, and summative assessment to guide teaching
    • Discourse supports for responsive teaching
    • Making “principled adaptations” in ML-PBL
    • How to access and navigate ML-PBL Grades 3-5 units

    All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

    We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

    Register today to participate in this web seminar. Upon registering you will receive an e-mail confirmation including information about the program and suggested links to visit in preparation of the event. Additional information about the web seminar will be e-mailed to you days before the program.

  • 27 Nov 2022 8:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Association of Presidential Awardees in Science Teaching, the Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees, and the STEM Teacher Leadership Network is proud to present a joint virtual conference led by PAEMST Awardees that will provide participants with a well-rounded view into 3-dimensional teaching and learning in classrooms today.  This event is free thanks to the generous support of the STEM Teacher Leadership Network and is open to all those interested in the continued improvement of science education. 

    Register HERE

  • 27 Nov 2022 7:04 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    There’s still time to apply.


    As a member of our OpenSciEd Professional Learning Facilitator Team, you'll have the opportunity to impact science education in high schools across the country. Seeing students and teachers thrive in the classroom is just one of the benefits you'll experience from joining the facilitation team. As a facilitator, you will:

    • Earn $62.50/hr at the start with opportunities to increase with experience.

    • Earn a digital badge that is yours to advertise your accomplishment.

    • Have the opportunity to refine and shape the OpenSciEd Professional Learning materials to meet the needs of a wide variety of adult learners in districts around the country. 

    You'll also positively impact teachers and feel more confident in your ability to provide meaningful learning experiences. 


    If you’re ready to support the professional learning of teachers across the country and want to make a real impact on student learning, this is the opportunity for you!


    The early application is open until December 9th!

    Get Started

  • 22 Nov 2022 6:58 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)



    Join KidWind and learn how to explore the power of offshore wind energy with your students. The energy-based content combined with practical standards connected classroom activities will make it easy to bring renewable energy to your classroom.  Dive into the science and technology of offshore wind energy. Join us as we explore wind turbine blade design, power measurement and floating and fixed bottom offshore wind turbines. Attendees to the training will receive a $100 starter kit to get them going with their students! 


    The goal of this training is to have you join a regional KidWind Challenge - March 14, 2023.



    December 2, 9-3PM

    Atlantic Cape Community College
    5100 Black Horse Pike
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330




    ·  This is a FREE Training

    ·  Materials are geared towards 4th-12th grade educators

    ·  Teachers do not need any prior knowledge

    ·  Preservice teachers are invited

    ·  Snacks & Lunch Provided



    Workshop is sponsored by ORSTED and in partnership with Atlantic Cape Community College.

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