2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

March/April 2005

In this issue

I. CCMS Researchers Share Their Work at 2005 Conferences
The faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS) have been busy sharing their work at conferences this year. Their research aims to support high-quality science curriculum materials by examining questions related to curriculum materials for all children, teacher learning and educative materials, the curriculum development process, assessment, and policy. Learn more.

II. Supporting Goals-Based Learning with STEM Outreach
In a recent article in the Journal of STEM Education, AAAS Project 2061 recommends strategies and resources that can be used by members of the scientific community to enhance science, mathematics, and technology content for students in kindergarten through grade 6. Read more.

III. Now Online: Resources for Science Literacy: Professional Development
In response to requests from members of the science education community, Project 2061 has made its publication Resources for Science Literacy: Professional Development (RSL: PD) available online. RSL: PD offers a carefully selected collection of workshop activities, research, science trade books, analyses, and course plans designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of how to help their students achieve science literacy. It also includes valuable comparisons between Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the National Science Education Standards, so that materials that have been aligned to one set of learning goals may be more easily investigated for their alignment to the other.

These resources can be used by higher education faculty in planning pre-service teacher education, by school districts in designing in-service staff development programs, and by teachers for self-guided study of the learning goals developed by Project 2061. Browse RSL: PD online.