I usually highlight science opportunities on this blog, but I did a primary sources workshop with this organization a few years ago, and it was fantastic. I wanted to make this opportunity known in case there are elementary school teachers who want to improve their skills and knowledge of teaching with primary sources. See, Think, … Continue reading Teaching Primary Sources (in primary school!)
The Atlanta Science Festival will offer all kinds of events around the metro-Atlanta area in March. And they are eager to get educators involved with their educator toolkit--but you need to get signed up by January 1 to get a classroom visit from a STEM professional. You can also request a $300 bus voucher to … Continue reading Atlanta Science Festival–deadlines
National geographic recently instituted an educator certification program. Completion gives you access to lots of Nat Geo opportunities.
Here's a random bit of news that might lead to a little summer get-away: teachers in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands can get an "Educators Pass" to get in to the Kennedy Space Center for free. You need a note on letterhead from your principal, so secure that before the school year … Continue reading Take a Trip to the Kennedy Space Center
This looks like a good workshop. It's only 3-days, it's free, and it gets you access to all kinds of materials and mini-grants. It's designed to prepare you to "redeliver" the content. Captain Planet tends to offer good support and do useful work (in my limited experience). The dates are coming up quickly, but they … Continue reading Georgia Science Teachers: summer workshop
I attended GSTA’s E.L.I.P.S.E. 4.0 workshop last weekend, and went to some excellent sessions—I recommend attending next year if you are nearby. For that matter, if you are in driving distance of the University of North Georgia, I learned about another opportunity that you might take advantage of. One of the presenters, Dr. Carl Ohrenburg … Continue reading North Georgia (and surrounding areas): Cool Chemistry Show Opportunity
You love science. You love nature. Have you thought about writing? Nature writer (and educator!) Heather Montgomery and I will be leading a workshop on science and nature writing at our regional SCBWI conference in March. This workshop will be a great introduction for writers who might want to dip their toe into science, or … Continue reading Curiosity Meets the Printed Page
(my apologies to everyone else) The Atlanta Science Festival is coming March 9 – 24. But NOW is the time to sign up for a) bus vouchers up to $300 to take your students to for an exciting field trip to the Expo; and b) a chance to have an area STEM specialist come to … Continue reading Two Opportunities for Atlanta-Area Educators