NJSTA shares regional science education and professional development opportunities to support science teaching and learning throughout New Jersey.  Check out the Events page for our calendar of NJSTA and regional events. Do you want to see your information highlighted as news article or in our newsletter? Please scroll down to find out how!

  • 14 Apr 2020 10:49 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    LSC IN THE HOUSE

    Welcome to LSC in the House, the place where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find amazing movies to watch, and get inspired about science and technology without ever leaving the living room. (https://lsc.org/education/lsc-in-the-house)



  • 14 Apr 2020 10:48 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    NJTV Learning Live!

    Did you tune in this morning? There's still time! Every weekday, New Jersey educators will be providing supplemental learning lessons from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during a segment called NJTV Learning Live!

    To find out where you can tune in, click herehttps://www.njtvonline.org/about/where-to-watch/

    If you're in New Jersey and would like to stream the broadcast, click here: https://www.njtvonline.org/live/


  • 14 Apr 2020 10:43 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    This is a shared document that has selected resources for the NJSLS. It is not endorsed by the DOE, but has information grouped for grade level based on the standards.

    This is a Google Document that will ask if you want to COPY the document.

    NJSLS Resources

  • 14 Apr 2020 10:32 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Teaching and Learning Workshops

     
    Free, live training from subject matter experts

    Spend 60 minutes with us to learn best practices and new ways to safely use online learning technologies for presenting, encouraging student interaction, differentiation, project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and more.

    All workshops are free or $25 if you want to earn one CTLE credit (be sure to select the CTLE option at registration). 


    Stonybrook Workshops

  • 14 Apr 2020 10:26 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Teacher Resources for Remote Instruction

    The New Jersey Department of Education has provided guidance and a list of resources to help educators meet the diverse needs of their students while schools are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While there is no single way to provide remote instruction, it is important to remember that there will be differences in student’s access to technology; safe and supportive learning spaces; and adults and/or peers to support learning.  (https://www.nj.gov/education/covid19/teacherresources/index.shtml)


  • 14 Apr 2020 10:23 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    Hi fellow educators and science friends,

    Please visit our Distance Learning (#NJSTAChatsDistanceLearning) page for websites, information, and links that will help with remote, distance learning. We are also asking that you please share any resources that you think we should add to the page. There is a forum on the bottom of the page. 

  • 9 Feb 2020 8:24 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    ActivEpi Web: A Free Multimedia Online Epidemiology Textbook.  Ideal for high school students, ActivEpi Web includes 15 lessons with narrated instructional expositions that use video and animation; interactive study questions and quizzes; and homework exercises. ActivEpi Web can be accessed at http://activepi.herokuapp.com. The author’s website at www.activepi.com provides further details about ActivEpi Web and includes free Power Point instructional materials. David Kleinbaum, Ph.D., professor emeritus of epidemiology at Emory University and developer of ActivEpi, said, “Epidemiology is very relevant for high school students because it provides a realistic practice-based approach to understanding the underlying concepts and methods of scientific research and because healthcare affects everyone.”  For more information, contact Dr. Kleinbaum at  dkleinb@emory.edu.

  • 2 Feb 2020 9:09 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    I.D. Antarctica:  Follow the adventures of polar scientist Andrew Corso and see if your students can identify the “mystery creatures” that he encounters during his research cruise along the West Antarctic Peninsula.

    Once a week, on Tuesdays, we will post a photograph of a “mystery” creature from the depths of the Southern Ocean that participating classes will identify using the custom keys provided.  Each Friday we will post the correct identification, as well as information about the animal and the surrounding ecosystem. The unique organisms we will post are found only in Antarctica and will include alien-like invertebrates, white-blooded icefishes, penguins, and several others. The program will begin January 14, 2020 and run for five consecutive weeks.

    This opportunity is open to all grade levels and no registration is required – just make sure you are signed up to receive Polar-ICE blog posts (see sign up box at top right of this page.)

    About our scientist:

    Andrew Corso, a PhD candidate at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will be leading I.D. Antarctica. While he is primarily researching the impacts of climate change on Antarctic fishes, he has the opportunity to work with scientists studying a variety of Antarctic organisms, ranging from bacteria to whales. Andrew’s greatest passion is photography and his specialized equipment will help illustrate the otherworldly animals of the Southern Ocean.

    Follow along at https://polar-ice.org/blog/ 


  • 2 Feb 2020 8:31 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

    The NJ State Science Day program is a competition between individuals and among teams of secondary school students on the subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth, Space and Environmental Science funded by several scientific companies designed to identify outstanding science students within the state of NJ.The competition will take place online on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.The NJ State Science Day program will be held simultaneously at each school that registers. All schools must have the ability to administer the assessments electronically, and should make available the use of one keyboard computer per student for the exam day. Tablet style computers are not allowed. Once registered for NJ State Science Day, please arrange in advance to have computers available for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

    For more information and to register go to: https://quizcase.com/NJSSD/


  • 2 Feb 2020 8:15 PM | NJSTA (Administrator)

     

    Dear Colleague, 

    Please join us on February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. EST for a free webinar to learn about the Lemelson-MIT 2020 InvenTeam grant program for high school teachers and teams of students aiming to develop a solution to a problem the students identify in their local communities. We will walk you through the application process and you will also hear from a prior winner who will share tips for helping students come up with a good problem to solve.
     
    Teachers who responded to our recent alumni survey tell us that the InvenTeam grant:

    • Was a life changing experience (83%)
    • Changed the way they teach (91%)
    • Connected teachers to a network they professionally gained from (90%)
    • Helped them to acquire additional funding (86%)

    All former InvenTeam students in our survey agreed that they developed leadership, teamwork and communication skills (100%), developed perseverance (98%), and improved their self-confidence (99%).  Students say they envisioned different paths to college and careers (91%) and 71% said they developed interests in STEM even though they were not previously interested in this subject area.

    Learn more about the InvenTeams grant opportunity here or register now for the free webinar by clicking the button below.

     

    Register Now

     




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