Today the VDOE released the revised timeline for the Science Standards of Learning and the Science Curriculum Framework revision process. The changes to the timeline were made in order to meet the mandate in the Standards of Quality indicating that the Standards of Learning review process occur every seven years. It also allows time for the Science Standards of Learning Revision Steering and Review Committees, to include the VDOE science specialists, to review public comment and reflect any changes in the subsequent Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework. This does not change the full implementation of the 2017 Science Standards of Learning scheduled for 2020-2021 school year. For details of the revision process, click here.
Paid Summer Internships for Science Educators at NASA Langley
The Science Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA leads several science education programs including GLOBE, MY NASA DATA, and S’COOL. We are looking for several educators to come to NASA Langley this summer and work with our science education team. These internship opportunities are posted through NASA’s Intern program: https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/students/login/. These positions are open to in-service teachers; educators will need to register on OSSI and apply as a “student”. Contact one of the intern coordinators, Christine Dillard, for technical issues registering and applying at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer internships for graduate students or in-service teachers can receive a stipend $7,500 if interns stay for full 10 weeks. Shorter terms are negotiable.
Accept the Governor’s Conservation Classroom Challenge and get recognition for your environmental education efforts this year!
Recognizing that teachers are the driving force behind Virginia’s environmental literacy and sustainability efforts, Governor McAuliffe has challenged all of Virginia’s teachers to conduct conservation education this year. Field investigations, stewardship and environmental education projects are eligible for recognition.
NOAA has released a new Federal Funding Opportunity for Chesapeake B-WET Capacity Building Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences grants. Applications are due by April 6.
Capacity building for MWEEs: These projects can take two forms--(1) state or multistate K-12 environmental literacy initiatives, which advance MWEE implementation or (2) MWEE mini-grant program administration, which supports elements of MWEE implementation at the school level. NOAA believes supporting both types of capacity-building projects is essential to greater implementation and sustainability of MWEEs.
An informational webinar (online registration now available) regarding the capacity-building opportunity will be held on Friday, February 17, at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Online registration is available.
For information on both NOAA B-WET grant opportunities offered this winter visit: https://chesapeakebay.noaa.gov/education-hot-topics/fy17-b-wet-ffo-announced
Welcome to the new VAST.org website! We have been listening to VAST members and have put together a website that we hope will be more informative, responsive, and helpful to you. You can renew membership and register for an event all from the same website. You can create a member profile and share your profile with other members. And as a VAST member, you will be able to log in and see content for members only. Behind the scenes, membership, event management and web content will all be under the same "roof" so the membership experience should feel more seamless, personalized, and better connected to the VAST community. If, as you are looking through the site and can't find something or have a suggestion or comment, please let us here from you at email@example.com
Check out the latest edition of The Science Educator
Check out the latest science education updates from the VDOE:
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