Thursday, August 13, 2020
Conferences

Free claim-evidence-reasoning workshop for science teachers

The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is holding a free virtual workshop with one-hour sessions for middle and high school science teachers who want to learn more about using claim-evidence-reasoning to support students in constructing clear and concise scientific explanations. The sessions will be held July 20 and 24, Aug. 3 and 20, and Sept. 3.
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NASA toolkit provides activities for Earth Day

NASA is offering a toolkit of activities for students and families to mark the 50th hanniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The collection includes numerous activities that can help students observe “Earth Day at Home” during non-traditional instruction.
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Project Learning Tree resources available for Earth Day

Project Learning Tree has compiled a collection of stories and resources to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. The collection can help educators and youth learn about sustainability issues, climate science, and actions they can take this Earth Day and every day.
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PBS offers earth science resources for 50th anniversary of Earth Day

PBS LearningMedia is offering a collection of earth science resources to help teachers and students mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 by educating themselves about the earth and ways to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient to ensure its health.
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Endangered species featured in online lesson for 4th- and 5th-graders

The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves offers an interactive online lesson on endangered species for use during non-traditional instruction.
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Cincinnati Zoo features its animals in daily videos

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is presenting a daily series of online videos and activities for use during non-traditional instruction.
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Kentucky Academy of Science compiles NTI resources for science teachers

The Kentucky Academy of Science has compiled a collection of science teaching resources for teachers utilizing non-traditional instruction.
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Environmental education groups offer recommendations, resources

The Kentucky Environmenal Education Council and the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education have developed lists of recommendations for ways to get outside this spring while keeping yourself and others healthy.
Announcements

Fayette teacher selected for NASA’s airborne astronomy program

Denise Minor, a science teacher at Henry Clay High School (Fayette County), is among 28 teachers chosen for the 2019 NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, a professional development program for high school science teachers.
Recognitions

Four Kentucky teachers receive PAEMST honors

Four Kentucky mathematics and science teachers are among 213 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is awarded to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country.