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From: Jennifer Rumburg <jennifer.g.rumburg at nasa.gov>

Dr. Jeffrey Newmark will be interim Director for NASA's Science Mission Directorate Heliophysics Division as of June 6, 2014. He graduated in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Rochester in 1985 and received his Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1990 from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Newmark has held positions at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center working on the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE), the Cosmic…



I am sharing a post orignally found in the current American Geophysical Union Space Physics 
and Aeronomy Newsletter, as it could be of use to our Heliophysics 
education and communications community. -Laura

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Where Are the Spacecraft?  A Quick and Easy Way to Find the Answer with
   the Heliophysics Data Portal 
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2014 AGU GIFT Workshop

July 23, 2014 - 10:44 AM CDT

The workshop is scheduled for December 15-16, 2014 at the San Francisco AGU Meeting. The workshop typically is attended by 40-60 educators, primarily middle and high school teachers, but includes educators working in elementary education and informal community-based education centers as well. Participating in the AGU/NESTA GIFT workshop is an excellent way to share your science and associated educational resources with teachers, and to help them bring these resources directly into their…

Consider submitting a proposal to present at the GIFT Workshop! - Deadline to apply is August 6, 2014.

The workshop is scheduled for December 15-16, 2014 at the San Francisco AGU Meeting. The workshop typically is attended by 40-60 educators, primarily middle and high school teachers, but includes educators working in elementary education and informal community-based education centers as well. Participating in the AGU/NESTA GIFT workshop is an excellent way to share your science and…

Consider submitting a proposal to present at the GIFT Workshop! - Deadline to apply is August 6, 2014.

The workshop is scheduled for December 15-16, 2014 at the San Francisco AGU Meeting. The workshop typically is attended by 40-60 educators, primarily middle and high school teachers, but includes educators working in elementary education and informal community-based education centers as well. Participating in the AGU/NESTA GIFT workshop is an excellent way to share your science and…

The CALIPSO Mission is in the process of updating its communications strategy. We are working to develop new resources of interest to the scientific community, the general public, and student audiences. We would like the SMD EPO Community’s assistance in identifying appropriate content. To start, we would like to gather questions from the public and students about clouds and the sky. What questions do you get from the public? What questions do you get from kids?

Please think about…

The Nature of Science in NGSS

 
 

The Next Generation Science Standards call for students to know more than a set of concepts in Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science. Students are expected to understand science as a human endeavor and a way of knowing and they should be able to engage in science practices such as planning investigations, developing models, and constructing explanations. The appendices to NGSS include a set of…

I have been involved in reporting on science education programs both through NSF and NASA. I would like to advocate that we use the newly finalized NSF OPMS system throughout the Co-STEM Federal Agency System and specifically that NASA adopt this system. You can find out more about it in the attached PDF file, which I created from a PowerPoint presentation posted on the CAISE website here: http://caiseconveningwiki.org/file/detail/Westat+OPMS+presentation.pptx

Dr. Laura…

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Please consider submitting an abstract to our session. We’re looking for presentations on effective tools in the NSF impact categories (behavior, attitude, knowledge, interests, and skills): great surveys, interesting methods, rubrics, interview questions, artifact analyses protocols… When do you use this tool or method? How did it work? How do you recommend it be used?  We’re not looking for results, but rather a discussion of tools and methods. Hilarie Davis and Daniella…

GLOBE and NGSS Alignment for K-12 Educators (2pm ET)


    This 45 minute webinar will provide K-12 teachers with an overview of the GLOBE Program's Next Generation Science Standards alignment resources.  Learn how to identify which NGSS practices fit into your classroom implementation of GLOBE protocols.  Presenters will also demonstrate how to use the GLOBE/NGSS document to identify which GLOBE protocols and activities can be used in the development of an NGSS unit addressing one…

In collaboration with the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program, the LP DAAC is working to facilitate the introduction of long-term, consistent, high quality data records to the land remote sensing community.

Attend this webinar to learn more about the new NASA MEaSUREs data products. Topics include introduction to SRTM Plus and WELD data, data use examples, how to access theses data, and future NASA MEaSUREs product at the LP…

These slide sets are the pilot examples of a series of slide sets the NASA SMD E/PO Astrophysics Forum is developing to help Astro 101 instructors bring the latest NASA discoveries into their classrooms!

After considerable discussion during and following the Cosmos in the Classroom SIG on July 23, 2013, we have incorpoarted instructors' feedback on their needs.

Updated Instructor's Guide and 2 slide sets have been submitted to NASA Product Review. They are available for download…

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Attached are the notes and PowerPoint from the June 12, 2014 Planetary Science E/PO Community Tag-Up.

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Hello,

The Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida are offering a graduate course entitled "Broader Impacts of Science on Society."  It is set up to allow external participants, so students from anywhere can join the course on-line.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on the course or contact Bruce McFadden at bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu

Have a great Monday!

Susan

Dr. Susan D. Renoe,…

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Dear Forum friends,

I'm excited to announce that my session proposal for the AGU Fall Meeting has been accepted:

Session Title: Best Practices in Meaningful and Authentic Science Outreach to Formal and Informal Audiences
Session Description: At a time when many states are considering the Next Generation Science Standards and
other approaches to include the practice of science into their curricula, there is a pressing need for more
opportunities for formal and informal audiences…

Hi there. I am managing editor of Earthzine.org. I had the pleasure of attending the E/PO retreat earlier this month at Goddard. I've followed up with some of you (it took me long enough!). But I'd also like to put a general call out to anyone who's involved in an interesting project or research to consider submitting an article to Earthzine. 

Here are our guidelines. http://www.earthzine.org/writers-guidelines/

We also have several themed issues in progress. 

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NGSS must read - NSTA

June 17, 2014 - 3:59 PM CDT

Must Read: Why 46 science and math educators at the University of Wyoming issued a position statement urging the Wyoming State Board of Education to reconsider its position on the Next Generation Science Standards.

http://ngss.nsta.org/2014/06/17/wyoming-science-and-math-educators-issue-position-statement-supporting-ngss/

 

 

From Luisa Rebull of NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP).  Please share this message with any interested educators.

 

Hi folks -

I'm pleased to announce that our application for NITARP for 2015 is now available! It's available at our website:

    http://nitarp.ipac.caltech.edu/

 

NITARP, the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, gets teachers involved in authentic astronomical research. We partner small groups of educators with a mentor…

We are hosting a "survey monkey" survey of Educators (K-16), to see what kind(s) of longer-term Educator Professional Development they are interested in, for CEU  and/or College Credit.  Please ask any of the teachers who work with you to please fill out this survey for us.  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7F2CFW8

Thanks!!

...Pat

Posting the following call for proposals from Carlton College's NSF InTeGrate program for geoscience course and module development teams:
 

We are excited to announce InTeGrate's 2014 call for course and module development teams and encourage those interested to apply.

InTeGrate is seeking proposals from faculty and instructors to author new undergraduate-level teaching materials and model courses. All materials will be developed, tested and published by collaborative teams…

Announcing for 2014-15: Major (G5-14) STEM Opportunity for School Districts - Student Spaceflight Experiments Program -- Mission 7 to the International Space Station

 

 

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education, and NanoRacks announce Mission 7 to the International Space Station. This STEM education opportunity immerses grade 5-14 students across a community in an authentic, high visibility research…

LEARN Program website: http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/LEARN/

Attached is the poster from the share-a-thon, which was presented on behalf of Margaret Pippin.  Margaret works directly with teachers and students to provide authentic learning experiences, focused on NASA atmospheric science.

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Our two-pronged approach begins with developing and hosting collaborative webinar events that highlight multidisciplinary work of NASA scientists and engineers. Content from webinars' archives are then parsed into categories that align with the Next Generation Science Standards' "Science & Engineering Practices." We would love to work with other SMD missions to develop new resources using this successful model!

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Thank you for attending the Workshop at AAS224:

Engaging Scientists in NASA Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach (E/PO)

Monday, June 2, 2014 4:00PM - 5:30PM
St. George AB

  • Panel discussion with various perspectives in Astrophysics E/PO.
    • Heidi Hammel (AURA)
    • Frank Summers (STScI)
    • Lynn Cominsky (Sonoma State University)
    • Seth Cohen (Dartmouth Univ./AAS Astronomy Ambassadors)
  • Explore and collect NASA Astrophysics resources you could use for education…

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NASA’s Earth Forum and NAGT’s Geo2YC have launched a new series of webinars for geoscience faculty at two-year colleges, called EarthEd2YC. Each webinar includes 30 minutes of professional development for full-time and part-time faculty seeking educational resources and other guidance from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Earth Science Education and Public Outreach Forum(SMD E/PO) and NAGT’s Geosciences for Two-Year Colleges (Geo2YC) professional division.


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