2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

July/August 2008

In this issue

I. Bridging Assessment Research and Practice
Project 2061’s chapter in a new NSTA book explains how precise alignment to science standards and the use of student feedback can improve assessment items—and meet the needs of practitioners. Read more.

II. Wide Range of Educators Count on Project 2061 Workshops
K–12 science and mathematics teachers, teacher educators, informal science educators, and state science supervisors are among the educators learning new tools and strategies at Project 2061’s “Using Atlas of Science Literacy” workshops. Learn more.

III. Illinois Physics Teacher Wins AAAS Education Prize
Diane Riendeau of Deerfield, Illinois, has won the 2008 AAAS Leadership in Science Education Prize for High School Teachers. Her innovative teaching of physics has earned her $1,000 and a trip to an international conference of science educators in Shanghai, China. Read more.

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