2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

September/October 2008

In this issue

I. Designing Coherent Science Education Looks Toward Students’ Integrated Understanding of Science
A new book offers science educators a comprehensive look at the state of today’s science curriculum and at the theories, research, and challenges that are driving the field forward. The volume grew out of a collaboration between AAAS’s Center for Curriculum Materials in Science (CCMS) and the Technology Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Read the full story.

II. NSDL, Assessment Projects to Advance High-Quality Resources
In newly funded work, Project 2061 will draw on its expertise in evaluating how closely curriculum and assessment resources are aligned to K-12 science standards. Learn more.

III. Atlas of Science Literacy Translated into Chinese
Atlas of Science Literacy, Volume 1, is the latest Project 2061 publication to be translated into Chinese by the China Association for Science and Technology. Read more.

IV. Sign Up Now for Project 2061 Professional Development
Project 2061 is pleased to offer science educators both online and face-to-face opportunities to explore its tools and strategies for improving K-12 science teaching and learning. Professional development experiences are scheduled for November 2008 and throughout 2009. Get details.

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