Monday, December 11, 2017

Using global competencies to drive three-dimensional science instruction

KDE's Carly Baldwin explains how she used the annual migration of monarch butterflies to bring global competency into her science classroom. to make for a richer experience.

Student entries sought for EcoART Contest

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2017-18 EcoART Contest is open to Kentucky high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect and conserve Kentucky’s environment.

Madison chemistry teacher wins KSTA award

Elizabeth Howard, a chemistry teacher at Madison Central High School (Madison County), has been named the 2017 Kentucky Science Teachers Association (KSTA) High School Teacher of the Year.

NKU offering microcredential in environmental education

The Northern Kentucky University Center for Environmental Education is offering a microcredential in environmental education for teachers, students and professionals interested in learning more about the environment, connecting to nature and understanding how nature and the environment impact our lives.

Presidential math, science teaching award nominations open

Nominations are open for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching.

Real science for real life: Astronomy

Help your students learn new things about the stars and planets they see in the sky with these explanations and activities from the Kentucky Academy of Science.

KSTA annual conference scheduled for Nov. 9-11

Learn more about Kentucky’s new science standards and assessment system at the 2017 Kentucky Science Teachers Association conference, scheduled for November 9-11 at the Lexington Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Workshops on environmental education curricula available

The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is offering several workshops this fall, including professional learning opportunities in which educators can become certified in Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project WILD and other curricula.

Bowling Green workshops focus on implementing science standards

Teachers can explore the fundamental principles of science education and its parallels to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in two professional learning workshops Oct. 19-20 at the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative in Bowling Green.

High school teachers can learn from UK faculty at STEM workshop

High school teachers can learn to develop research experiences and opportunities for freshman STEM students in a workshop Nov. 18 in the Cameron Williams Auditorium at the University of Kentucky Plant Science Building in Lexington.