Every Student Succeeds Act Funding Webinar

NSTA and NSELA will be holding a Webinar on April 3 to provide information about funding that is available to school districts (teachers and school division administrators) through the Every Student

Succeeds
Act (ESSA). This funding covers Science and STEM initiatives, including computer science. Total funding for FY 2019 is $1.17 billion under Title IV Part A. This funding can support STEM activities for students, technology for schools, and professional learning for teachers.

If you are interested in finding out more about the ESSA block funding register for the webinar. 

 

 Chesapeake Bay

2019 Chesapeake Bay Institute: An Interconnected System. Today, Tomorrow, and Into the Future

The three-day institute (July 9 – 12, 2019) will take place at VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague, Virginia and features a field experience to Tangier Island. The Institute emphasizes the intersection of human-environmental systems by focusing on curriculum topics such as water quality, climate change, people, place, and aquaculture. Participants will formulate questions, collect data, and use spatial analysis tools. Professional training and the development of integrative course materials for (AP) Environmental Science, Earth Science, World Geography, and AP Human Geography curriculum. The Institute will also integrate approaches using the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process as a framework and serve to enhance collaboration across curriculum content and pedagogy. Online applications are due by May 1, 2019. Cost is free to Virginia educators ($125 otherwise).

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2019 VGA Chesapeake GeoInquiry Application


NestWatch Giveaway

NestWatch Giveaway


To celebrate the launch of the new Thinking Outside the (Nest) Box curriculum, Cornell University has partnered with NestWatch to give away a “nest box starter kit”. The curriculum is ideal for 5th-grade - 8th-grade educators.

The starter kit includes a nest box kit (to be assembled by your class), nest and egg ID posters, two nesting bird guides, and a detailed curriculum. This curriculum will help you bring the wonder of nesting birds into your classroom while harnessing the power of real citizen-science data!

NestWatch Giveaway Application


Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District Resources-Summer teacher training

Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District are offering a summer opportunity for teachers on June 26 & 27, 2019. June 26 will take place at Graves Mountain Lodge and June 27 will be a personal tour of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal. Priority goes to middle schools teachers of any subject but it is open to anyone. Email Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Capacity is capped at 35 people. Participants must attend both days. The fee is $25.


2019 Chesapeake Bay Institute:  An Interconnected System.  Today, Tomorrow and Into the Future Deadline quickly approaching!-

The three-day institute (July 9 – 12, 2019) will take place at VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague, Virginia and features a field experience to Tangier Island.  The institute emphasizes the intersection of human environmental systems by focusing on curriculum topics such as water quality, climate change, people, place, and aquaculture.  Participants will formulate questions, collect data, and use spatial analysis tools and learn about the development of integrative course materials for Environmental Science, Earth Science, World Geography, and Human Geography curriculum.  Learn more and apply online by May 1, 2019.  This is free to Virginia Educators.  If you have questions contact Jamie Young (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Michael Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Dorothy Stout Professional Development Grants- Deadline quickly approaching!

National Association of Geoscience Teachers has grants to support teachers in participating in Earth science classes or programs and in purchasing science materials for classroom use.  The grant deadline is April 15, 2019. 


American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA)

The Modeling Method of Instruction is a research-based model for student-centered instruction.  AMTA is offering a workshop in Richmond for physics and chemistry teachers from July 8 – July 19 at Trinity Episcopal School.  There is a $200 fee.  Graduate credit is possible.  For more information go to is available on the website.


American Geosciences Institute (AGI) ExxonMobil Exploration Teacher Leadership Academies

You are invited to the 11th American Geosciences Institute (AGI)/ExxonMobil Exploration Teacher Leadership Academies, which will be held July 7-12. 2019 in Houston, TX. Each year teachers meet for week-long academies at which they learn Earth science content, explore hands-on STEM activities, and gain real-world science experiences. This academy prepares teachers with geoscience teaching techniques, resources, and tools that they can share with their colleagues and students.  Funding from ExxonMobil and AGI covers academy-related costs, including travel within the U.S. to Houston, meals, lodging, and educational materials. 

School administrators can nominate one teacher or teams of two to four teachers by emailing nominee names and email addresses to jmcrowell@americangeosciences.org using the subject line “K-8 Teacher Leadership Academy Nominee(s)”  Nominated teachers will receive application materials.  The application review process will begin in April.  Find more information at https://www.americangeosciences.org/sites/default/files/k8_tla_01282019.pdf