Sat.May 20, 2023

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WestEd: Evaluation of NGSS Instruction Implementation

Teach Science for All

WestED has a short report titled NGSS Instruction: A Powerful Lever for Equitable Learning, Language Development, and Learning in Other Subjects.

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Create a Crime Scene Evidence Board: the perfect no-fuss project for Forensics

The Trendy Science Teacher

It’s the end of the school year and we are hanging by a thread over here in room 516! I’m tired, my students are tired, and to be honest… I have been looking for activities that will keep my seniors grounded while we finish out our last few weeks. This week, I assigned my Forensics students this CRIME SCENE EVIDENCE BOARD project. It was easy, didn’t require a lot of prep on my end, and held my seniors’ attention surprisingly well!


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How to Have Water Week in STEM

Teachers are Terrific

Also, known as a highly engaging week! Water week is the most fun week we have every year. Let me share ways for you to plan your own version of Water Week! The first time I wrote Water Week on our agenda board I knew students would be excited. And, they were! Before I even met them at my lab door I could hear their excited voices and I knew this was going to be great.

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Empow Studios: Discount on summer camps, ends May 29

Newton STEM

Empow Studios is offering a Memorial Day discount of $75 off any summer camp registration made through May 29. Use code MEMORIALDAY at checkout. Refunds are available (minus $10 registration fee) up to 14 days before camp starts. Camps are available both on-campus (in Newton , Lexington , Natick/Wellesley , Boston , Cambridge , and Milton ) and online.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.