Platform for Collaborating with the Scientific Community
Presented by the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), Scientist in the Classroomprovides a platform for teachers and scientists to collaborate as colleagues, peers, and partners in furthering science education. While scientists can act as a resource for teachers and students, in turn teachers and students can help scientists better understand how to convey their work to a larger, more diverse, and often skeptical audience. By connecting early career scientists with educators, NCSE hopes to enrich middle school and high school students’ climate change and evolution education, and to give scientists a better understanding of the challenges teachers face when presenting these often socially contentious and misunderstood topics.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
Teaching Physics Modules are an outgrowth of an initiative of the Physics Teachers Education Coalition to help preservice physics teachers in their preparation to be effective in the classroom. The modules focus on several crucial aspects of classroom instruction, with the purpose of improving student learning, motivation, and confidence.