The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has launched a series of programs for K–12 school districts to meet the increased demand for high-quality professional learning for science teachers. NSTA is now offering District Professional Learning Packages, a variety of tailored programs that support the implementation of new science standards, help elementary teachers infuse science literacy and STEM learning into the classroom, and encourage secondary science educators to engage students in scientific practices through argument-driven activities. All of the new NSTA professional learning programs can be tailored to meet the needs of districts and schools. Formats include keynote presentations, one- and two-day workshops, and train-the-trainer opportunities, and can combine onsite, online, and blended learning experiences.
Each month we publish several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are the resources from our newsletters that educators turned to the most in the month of June.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created Spacecraft 3D, an augmented reality (AR) app for iOS that lets students learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe.
The Earth sciences curriculum, offered online through Penn State World Campus, can prepare you to help students in grades 7–12 master the educational objectives related to Earth and space science. You can take a course for professional development in the Earth sciences, learning from faculty who conduct cutting-edge research. Or you can take courses in such disciplines as geosciences, energy and mineral engineering, meteorology, geography, and even astronomy and apply what you learn in the classroom right away. The courses offer flexibility and convenience and are taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus.