NebraskaSCIENCE Newsletter - February 2016

Scientific literacy talk rescheduled for March 17

Troy SadlerDr. Troy Sadler, professor of science education at the University of Missouri and director of the ReSTEM Institute: Reimagining & Researching STEM Education, will review research on socio-scientific issues in scientific literacy on Thursday, March 17, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Henzlik Hall. Continue reading…

Resource: Widening the gap

Inequalities in educational opportunity are well documented. Regardless of the nature of the disadvantage — low income, underrepresented minority status, or prior achievement — students from backgrounds associated with a given disadvantage have less access to educational opportunities. Continue reading…

NSF's teacher recognition program seeking panelists

The National Science Foundation, which administers the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, is seeking those with expertise to serve on the program's National Selection Committee to review applications from K-6 grade math, science, and computer science teachers. Continue reading…

Science teachers' learning: Enhancing opportunities

Many states are revising their state standards. Implementation of standards rests with teachers. An evolving understanding about how best to teach science represents a significant transition in the way science is currently taught, and it will require most science teacher to change how they teach. Continue reading…

Originally published February 19, 2016 - Submit an Item