Sponsored by the Literacy in Learning Exchange of the National Council of Teachers of English, “Evidence-Based Argumentation in Science” is a one-hour, on-demand web seminar that addresses the call to guide students as they develop science arguments supported by research-based evidence. The presenters offer examples of ways to teach students to glean appropriate evidence from informational texts and other resources, and methods for compiling and sharing evidence in a cohesive, academic manner in both written and oral formats. The seminar recording is free to download, along with support materials.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring a student photography contest during Earth Science Week (October 8–14, 2017). Students of all ages can participate by submitting a photo that relates to this year’s theme—Earth and Human Activity Here.
Toshiba America Foundation provides edtech grants to educators to support technology-enhanced STEM learning for students in grades 6–12. The grants enable educators to purchase supplies and materials in order to roll out math and science project-based learning initiatives.