2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

September/October 2008

Sign Up Now for Project 2061 Professional Development

Project 2061 is pleased to offer science educators the following online and face-to-face opportunities to explore its tools and strategies for improving K–12 science teaching and learning.

Free “Intro to the Atlas of Science Literacy” Web Seminar

Project 2061 and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have teamed up to present a free “Intro to the Atlas of Science Literacy” web seminar on November 18, 2008, from 6:30–8:00 p.m. EST. NSTA Web Seminars are 90-minute, live professional development experiences that allow participants to interact with nationally recognized experts. The “Intro to Atlas for Science Literacy” will be led by Project 2061’s Ted Willard, who played a key role in the development of maps for Atlas 2.

Learn more about “Intro to the Atlas of Science Literacy” and NSTA Web Seminars. Register today.

“Using Atlas of Science Literacy” Workshops for 2009

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Are you looking to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment in your science program? Do you want to learn more about the conceptual strand maps in Project 2061’s Atlas of Science Literacy? Plan ahead for your 2009 professional development by registering for one of Project 2061's popular "Using Atlas of Science Literacy" workshops:

  • March 2-4 at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC
  • September 14-16 at the Museum of Life + Science in Durham, NC
  • October 19-21 at AAAS headquarters in Washington, DC

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 NSTA.

Visit our workshop information page for workshop details, registration deadlines, and scholarship opportunities. Additional workshops will be scheduled for 2009, so check back often.

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For more information about AAAS Project 2061’s professional development opportunities, please contact:

Communications Director: Mary Koppal, (202) 326-6643

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