2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

August 2010

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Atlas Workshops Go International. Register Today!

Looking for a new perspective on science content standards? At Project 2061’s “Using Atlas of Science Literacy” workshop, you’ll learn how you and your school or district can use Atlas strand maps to improve K-12 science curriculum, instruction, and assessment. AND, for the first time, our Atlas workshop will be held outside the U.S.!

Join us in Calgary, Alberta, on September 8th at TELUS World of Science. Early-Bird discounted registrations are still being accepted through August 18th, so sign up today.  

Visit workshop headquarters for details on registration, discounts, and scholarships for our other 2010 workshops:

  • Washington, DC, October 13-15, 2010
  • New York, NY, November 10-12, 2010
    (The New York workshop is hosted by the American Museum of Natural History and is designed especially for educators working in informal science settings.)
  • Hampton, CT, December 1-3, 2010

Exploring the Nature of Science with AAAS’s Atlas of Science Literacy


Exploring the Nature of Science

Thanks to a grant from the William T. Golden Endowment Fund, Project 2061 has developed a brief guide to resources for understanding more about the nature and practices of science. Exploring the Nature of Science: Using the Atlas of Science Literacy and Other Education Resources from AAAS Project 2061 introduces readers to relevant Atlas conceptual strand maps, excerpts from Science for All Americans, highly rated trade books, examples of test questions, and more. Copies of the guide will be available online. Sign up to receive an email alert as soon as it has been posted.  

For more information, contact Mary Koppal, (202) 326-6643.

Science Without Borders: 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting, February 17-21, Washington, DC

Each year, the AAAS Annual Meeting brings together thousands of scientists, engineers, educators and policymakers, as well as national and international science press to present the most current thinking and research findings in science, technology, and policy.

This year’s theme—Science Without Borders—integrates the practice of science research and teaching utilizing multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving, crossing conventional borders, and taking into account the diversity of investigators and student to highlight science and teaching. The program will feature sessions with strong scientific content that illustrate the interface of different disciplines and exemplify a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving

Go to www.aaas.org/meetings and sign up for updates throughout the year.

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