2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

January 2010

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Register for a 2010 Atlas Workshop

Looking for a new perspective on science content standards? Sign up for one of Project 2061’s popular “Using Atlas of Science Literacy” workshops. You’ll learn how you and your school or district can use Atlas strand maps to improve K-12 science curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Workshops are taking place across the U.S. and in Canada:

  • Cambridge, MA, January 25-27, 2010
  • Denver, CO, February 3-5, 2010
  • Washington, DC, March 24-26, 2010
  • Ashland, OR, June 17-19, 2010
  • Calgary, CANADA, September 8-10, 2010
  • Columbia, MO, October 6-8, 2010
  • Washington, DC, October 13-15, 2010

For details on registration, Early-Bird discounts, and scholarships, visit Project 2061’s workshop headquarters.

2010 AAAS Annual Meeting

Triple-A S: Advancing Science, Serving Society

Join a diverse array of leading scientists, engineers, educators, and policy-makers at AAAS’s 176th meeting in San Diego, 18-22 February. The theme of this year's Annual Meeting, "Bridging Science and Society", calls on every scientist and engineer to make their work both beneficial and understandable, and on society to discover again the excitement and hope that research and its findings offer.

Register now for the best rates: Advance registration is available until Thursday, 28 January 2010. After that date, on-site rates apply. Get registration and program information.

See below for events and symposia of special interest to Project 2061 Connections readers:

Project 2061 Reception
Project 2061 invites you to our reception at the annual meeting. Meet Project 2061 leaders and staff on Friday, 19 February, 5:00–6:30 p.m., in the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in the Warner Center.

Jo Ellen Roseman on Biology Textbooks
Project 2061 Director Jo Ellen Roseman will speak at the symposium "Science Literacy: How To Train Teachers, Engage Students, and Maximize Learning," 20 February, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dr. Roseman's presentation is titled "How Well Do Textbooks Support Students' Biology Learning? New Data from Project 2061." See the full symposium description. Read Roseman’s abstract.

Education in the Classroom
Choose among 10 symposia in the "Education in the Classroom" track, including "Worlds of Wonder: Can Video Games Teach Science?" and "Scientific Approaches to Teaching Science in K-16 Education." See the full 2010 Symposium Track Listing.

AAAS Family Science Days: 20-21 February

Visit Family Science Days during the Annual Meeting to browse interactive tabletop exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by experts convened by AAAS. This FREE event is open to all, but organized especially for middle- and high-school students.

This community science showcase shines a spotlight on a broad range of formal and informal science educators who promote an interest in science among the general public. Learn more.

Nominate an Innovative High School Science Teacher

[PHOTOGRAPH]  Students in a science lab, with a scientist or teacher in the foreground

Calling all U.S. high school science department chairs and administrators: It’s time to nominate teachers for the 2010 AAAS Leadership in Science Education Prize for High School Teachers. The $1,000 prize honors a high school science teacher who has advanced science education by developing and implementing an effective strategy, activity, or program.

Access prize details, nomination forms, and application forms. Deadline: 21 May 2010.

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