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JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy (CASE)
WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY WORKSHOP
in partnership with The NEED Project
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND REGISTER TODAY!
October 30, 2020
Virtual WorkshopZoom details will be provided closer to workshop date
HOW CAN YOU ATTEND?Click and complete your registration!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
FOR THE ATTENDEES:
Before workshop: Pre-test (emailed link)
8:45 a.m. Teachers begin to log in
9:00 a.m. Introductions, norms, goals
Introduction of sponsors and facilitators, Zoom norms and expectations, and goals for the workshop
9:10 a.m. Renewable Energy Mentimeter Teachers participate in fun online response forum
9:30 a.m. Science of Energy transformation and forms and sources
10:00 a.m. Candy Collector and Electric Connections
10:55 a.m. Quick Break
11:00 a.m. Introduction to Wind Energy
11:15 a.m. Wind energy activity breakout
Breakout groups will do Wind Can Do Work and Build an Anemometer and report back.
12:15 p.m. Break for lunch
12:45 p.m. Wind Reporting – Successes and challenges
1:00 p.m. Introduction to Solar Energy
Teachers will learn about solar energy, its limitations, and its benefits
1:15 p.m. Quick Break
1:20 p.m. Solar Energy Activity Breakout
Build a Solar oven challenge and work with UV beads and report back
2:05 p.m. Solar Reporting – successes and challenges
2:20 p.m. Wrap-up
Posttest and evaluation links shared
2:30 p.m. Adjourn
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Virginia Academy of Science Mentorship Assistance Program
If you are a high school teacher with an interest in having a mentor work with your class, please fill out the form found at: https://secure4.hsc.edu/forms/view.php?id=116443
Deadline Approaching for The Teaching of Geology Mini-grant Proposal
The reviewers are looking for proposals that will result in more hands-on activities, and a better understanding of the importance of geologic resources, and/or geologic principles.
All K-12 educators, public and private, are eligible to apply.
Deadline is August 20.
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The Summer Edition of The Science Educator Is Now Available
In this issue, dedicated to the November PDI, you will discover:
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If you might be interested in serving as a mentor in this project, please fill out the form found at: https://secure4.hsc.edu/forms/view.php?id=117158
Reminder! The deadline to submit an article for winter 2020 JVSE publication is fast approaching. Articles are due by July 31! The theme is Science: An Opportunity to Improve Students' Literacy Skills. We welcome manuscripts focused on this important topic but welcome contributions on any topic. The journal accepts manuscripts that fall within one of three categories: Lesson Activities, Research, and Sharing Solutions. Guidelines for each of these categories are described on the journal homepage. If you have any questions please feel free to email Amanda Gonczi, journal editor, at email@example.com.
The latest edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Virginia Science Education is now available to read and download. Member login required.
The Academy of Integrated Science at Virginia Tech is hosting a Virtual Nanoscience Professional Development Workshop for High School Teachers! The workshop is FREE and classroom kits will be mailed to each teacher participant. Virtual activities will take place the weeks of July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, and July 27th. We hope that you can come!
Click here to see a flyer with additional details including the registration link. Learn about nanoscience and how you can add it into YOUR classroom activities!
Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you (virtually) this summer!
Thanks so much,
Academic Advisor and Recruiter
Academy of Integrated Science
Hahn Hall South, Suite 2108, 800 West Campus Drive Blacksburg, VA 24061
Dear Elementary Mathematics & Science Educators:
Since January, Sabrina and I have been planning our summer research study focusing on how mathematics and/or science teachers have made decisions based on the updated mathematics and science standards. We invite your participation by sharing your knowledge and expertise about your approach to professional development by completing our Google form survey. Below, you will find the link to the questions. We anticipate the survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. All responses will be analyzed as a group so that individual confidentiality will be maintained.
Our overall research question:
Deeper Learning: How do elementary mathematics and science teachers acquire strategies and content knowledge to promote student success?
For the purpose of this study, we are using the description of deeper learning to include:
“...experiences equipping students with the skills to find, analyze, and apply knowledge in new and emerging contexts and situations, and prepare them for college, work, civic participation … and lifelong learning in a fast-changing and information-rich world.” (Darling-Hammond & Oakes, 2019 p.4)
We appreciate your questionnaire response by Friday, June 19th
At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to continue dialogue on this topic by signing up for one of our "virtual chats" with other teachers who have similar interests in elementary mathematics & science education. Participants who complete the survey and participate in our "virtual chat" forums, will receive a $15 Panera lunch voucher.
Dr. Cheryl Lindeman, Assistant Professor of Education
Sabrina Johnson, Elementary Education Major Class of 2021
Virginia Association of Science Teachers