2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

March 2010

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Register for an Atlas Workshop Today!

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:

  • Washington, DC, March 24-26, 2010
  • Ashland, OR, June 17-19, 2010
  • Lebanon, NH, August 16-18, 2010
  • Calgary, CANADA, September 8-10, 2010
  • Columbia, MO, October 6-8, 2010
  • Washington, DC, October 13-15, 2010
  • Hampton, CT, December 1-3, 2010

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

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.

Jo Ellen Roseman Elected AAAS Fellow

Dr. Jo Ellen Roseman

We are pleased to announce that Project 2061 Director Jo Ellen Roseman was elected a Fellow of AAAS in 2009. Dr. Roseman was recognized for her contributions to science and science education at the Fellows Forum held on 20 February 2010 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Learn more about the AAAS Fellows.

School Library Journal Recommends the National Science Digital Library


Have you been searching online for quality K-12 science and math resources? The School Library Journal gives an A+ to the National Science Digital Library (NSDL; www.nsdl.org), a free collection of Web sites and other resources funded by the National Science Foundation.  In “Mining K-12 gold from the National Science Digital Library,” Shonda Brisco praises the NSDL for offering “exceptional resources for classroom instruction while also providing educators with lessons that directly correlate to national standards in science and math.”

Brisco also points to the NSDL Science Literacy Maps, interactive maps based on Project 2061’s Atlas of Science Literacy strand maps. The online maps link specific science concepts to digital resources and information about related standards from Project 2061’s Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the National Research Council’s National Science Education Standards.

Read the School Library Journal article from 1 February 2010.

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