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We are pleased to publish the Summer 2021 issue of the Journal of Virginia Science Education.
Additionally, VAST invites pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, science education faculty, and informal science educators to submit papers for the Winter 2021 issue. The theme is Integrating the VA Computer Science Standards into K-12 Science Instruction and we’d love for you to share lesson activities, solutions, and research associated with all you’ve learned over the past year. Manuscripts unrelated to the theme are also welcome. Submissions are due July 31, 2021 and the winter issue will be published December 15, 2021.
Summer is a great time to reflect on your practice over the previous semester. If you have questions, please reach out to Amanda Gonczi and Jenn Maeng, journal co-editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Educator opportunity at the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm!
Blandy is seeking a full time educator to work with our preK-12 Education and Scientific Engagement Programs.
If you enjoy working with learners of ALL ages and find meaning in guiding others in outdoor-based science investigations, this may be the job for you!
To learn more about this position and how to apply, please go to: https://blandy.virginia.edu/job-opportunities
The Spring edition of The Science Educator is now available for download. Go to: https://vast.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Newsletter%20May%202021.pdf
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WHRO has received funding to create an online high school Environmental Science online course and make it available to divisions across the Commonwealth of Virginia for free. We are currently building a team of teachers to work as environmental science content experts on this project. To learn more, go to:
Winter Edition of The Science Educator Now Available
In this first issue of 2021, you will discover:
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When we began the year, one of our goals was to provide more professional content for VAST members. Then came the challenge of the pandemic and we rose to the occasion by transitioning the annual PDI to a virtual format. That gave us a unique opportunity that we think you will appreciate and be able to use throughout 2021 and beyond!
Prior to the PDI, keynote speakers and presenters shared videos and pdfs. During the PDI, all the Zoom presentations were recorded in both video and audio files, chats were transcribed, and some presenters provided pdfs.
Even if you weren’t able to attend the PDI, or you did attend but missed an interesting sounding presentation, we have created a comprehensive web page with all the files organized for easy access. From this page VAST members can access all instructional materials including, video and audio recordings and pdfs from the 2020 virtual PDI!
Need points for recertification or just want to expand your science knowledge or instructional pedagogy, there are over 120 presentations to explore across a wide range of science disciplines and levels. To learn more, VAST members go to: www.vast.org/2020pdipresentations/
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