2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

May/June 2009

In this issue

I. Project 2061 Hosts Shanghai Science Educators
Educators from the world’s second largest city visited AAAS to learn about Project 2061 and share their efforts to develop science curricula and promote science literacy in China. Read the AAAS coverage.

II. National Sample Puts Assessment Items to the Test
National field tests provide the latest findings from Project 2061’s development of assessment items linked to middle school science learning goals. In two papers presented at the 2009 NARST Annual Conference, Project 2061’s assessment experts discuss their item development process and what they are learning about student understanding. Read more.

III. Improving Online Resources for K-12 Teachers
Collection developers from the National Science Digital Library gathered at Project 2061 to learn about tools for evaluating the quality of online K-12 resources. Read the full story.

IV. This Just In...
Get the latest information on Project 2061 workshops, events, and news for the science education community. Read this issue’s announcements.

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