Displaying 2 results
Examining Nature of Science and Standards in a
Using COVID data and multimedia sources, teachers can
elevate students’ understandings of science as a human endeavor, and explore
diverse contributions and other nature of science themes.
Takeaways: Attendees will: 1. acquire multiple classroom resources for COVID data, updates, and multimedia; 2. examine connections among pandemic examples and grade level nature of science (NOS) themes in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS); and 3. explore opportunities to enhance science lessons with key NGSS NOS themes such as science as a human endeavor, diverse contributions and cultures, using a variety of methods, and knowledge open to revision in light of new evidence.
Presenter Materials for this Session:
PowerPoint Slideshow - NOS, NGSS, COVID
Slideshow featured with links to articles, websites, NGSS, and additional resources for examining Nature of Science (NOS) themes and standards in context of COVID-19 news and resources.
So You Want to Teach? Examining Perceptions of Careers
in STEM Education
Through research conducted by the Growing Future STEM
Teachers in Maine grant, this presentation explores the upsides, downsides, and
enticements of secondary STEM teaching.
Takeaways: Participants will: 1. explore perceptions of careers in STEM secondary education; 2. understand factors that influence interest in STEM fields; and 3. identify evidence-based practices for preparation and retention of high-quality secondary STEM teachers.