2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

July/August 2007

In this issue

I. Collaborating for Better Science Learning
At the fifth annual conference of the Center for Curriculum Materials in Science, more than 100 science educators and researchers showcased their collective effort to advance science literacy. Read the full story.

II. PRISMS Collection Now Online
Finding worthwhile science resources among the abundance of online options can be time-consuming and frustrating for educators. A new collection of Web-based materials is helping middle school teachers to select and use high-quality resources aligned to content standards. Read more.

III. Sign Up for Atlas Workshop in October
Do you want to learn more about the Atlas of Science Literacy? Join AAAS Project 2061 in Washington, DC, October 16–18, for the next session of its popular professional development workshop, “Using Atlas of Science Literacy.”

Designed for K–12 science teachers, curriculum specialists, and other educators, the workshop demonstrates how participants can use the conceptual strand maps in Atlas 1 and Atlas 2, along with other Project 2061 resources, to enhance their own understanding of science literacy and take a benchmarks-based approach to helping all students achieve literacy in science, mathematics, and technology. The Atlas of Science Literacy is co-published by AAAS and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the new Atlas, Volume 2 was released at the 2007 NSTA national conference. Learn more about Atlas workshops and how to register. Order a copy of the new Atlas 2.

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