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GBH Science Activation Webinar: Strategies for Supporting English Learners in Science – Grades 6–12
March 25, 2021; 7–8 pm ET
Explore principles for engaging English learners in science instruction
Learn about GBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms collection of Earth, space, and physical science resources, produced in collaboration with NASA, and how to use them to support English learners...
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GBH Webinar: Strategies for Supporting English Learners in Science - Grades K-5
March 23, 2021; 7-8pm ET
Explore principles for engaging English learners in science instruction
Learn about GBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms Earth, space and physical science resources, produced in collaboration with NASA, and how to use them to support English learners in your classroom
Posting GBH's Framework for Diversity and Equity in K-12 Science Educational Media Final Report The Framework consists of five parts:
- Part I, A Summary of Diversity and Equity Research, summarizes key research in diversity and equity related to four themes identified by the advisory group.
- Part II, Practices that Support Diversity and Equity in K-12 Education, identifies practices that support diversity and equity in science education that are grounded in the research literature....
Join the NASA eClips Team at the Virtual Children's Engineering Convention to learn how to use remote engineering and collaborate virtually to design and test spaghetti towers. Participants will learn by doing. We will model how to use the 7E model, the engineering design process, and virtual collaboration like NASA scientists and engineers.
Learn more about the 25th Annual Children's Engineering Convention.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC). Getting Started with your Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Projects: An open forum webinar with students, educators, and the Trees Campaign core team. With the first four months of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign focusing on the science (Tree Height, Greenings, Carbon Cycle, and Land Cover), we will now focus on how to take that science and create student research projects. We will hear from several students...Download
Greetings SciAct team,
Below you will find the recording of this webinar presented by GBH on December 4th:
Former SEES Interns participated in and won Amazon AWS hackathon (https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/buildforcovid19-global-online-hackathon/) that they participated in. Their project is titled COVID-19 Health Vulnerability Mapper - Access and Equity. It is posted at http://covid.shawsean.com. The SEES alums participating are Asha Karmaker, Sean Yang, Fiona Pollack, Iris Xia and Ethan McFarlin.
Two years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign have passed. Over this time, there have been students and educators from over fifty countries participating in data collection for tree height, land cover, greenings, carbon cycle, among others. During the two years, there have been tens of thousands of data, submitted to the GLOBE database, that align to the campaign. Aligning to the campaign means that the students have collected data, analyzed their data, and developed...Download
WGBH, through its Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms project, is offering K-12 educators a three-part webinar series on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Katie Novak, Ed.D., author of eight best-selling books on Universal Design for Learning and Mirko Chardin, co-author with Dr. Novak on "Equity by Design: The Power and Promise of UDL," will lead a series of three one-hour webinars on Universal Design for Learning. Participants will learn more about a framework to help...
NASA SEES High School Intern Program Speaker Series during COVID 19. Students learn how to apply for college and career exploration.Download
NASA SEES High School Interns Speaker Series about Space Fact vs FictionDownload
The Universal Design for Learning Mobilization Guide for SMD Science Activation Teams was created to support SciAct teams who are getting started in implementing UDL within their projects. The Guide provides a basic overview of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), guidelines for conducting a UDL Self-study/assessment, thematic findings from Katie Novak’s initial review and one-on-one consultation meetings with select SciAct teams, and UDL implementation tips. Groups requiring additional...Download
In this document, Existing K-12 Distance Learning Surveys, Articles and Teacher Dialogues Tell Us . . . , we reviewed a range of K-12 surveys and articles on distance learning. And, we've also included summaries of teacher dialogues captured during WGBH's distance learning webinars and peer-to-peer exchanges.
CCRI Educator, Elizabeth Sebastian, will lead a conversation about urban heat islands and the comprehensive unit plan she developed. The unit plan “The Heat is On: Urban Heat Islands, detection strategies, and mitigation solutions” uses innovative technology to understand the changing climate in urban areas and create solutions to the ongoing environmental problems in cities. The unit utilizes a variety of resources, such as NASA EOSDIS Worldview, Terra MODIS data, GLOBE, NASA Scientific...
NASA Langley Research Center's (LaRC) Science Directorate and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) will offer three Saturday Professional Development workshops to support science teachers of grades 6 through 12. Featured resources are provided by GLOBE, NASA eClips, and My NASA Data. A certificate documenting PD hour of participation will be provided for each session attended. Space is limited.
GOAL: Explore student-centered Earth systems science using NASA data and education...Download
What Greens Up, Must Green Down: Greenings Live from Switzerland.
GLOBE Master Trainer, Markus Eugster, and his students from the Sekundarschule Uzwil in Switzerland have been conducting Greenings (Green-Up and Green-Down) research during their tree investigations. Monitoring the the beginning and ending of the growing season of trees helps scientists track plant growing seasons. One way to track the change is through a Swiss GLOBE program called PhenoCam, a way to use automated cameras...Download
Tree Height, Wetlands, and the Invasive Task Force: Live from New York.
Students and teachers from the Mahopac High School in Mahopac, New York have been studying wetlands around their school and local area for years. They have recently started taking tree height measurements to add the next level of observations to their wetland research. Invasive species, in New York, continue to have an impact on trees. Students from Mahopac High School, personnel from the Cornell Cooperative...Download
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 2:00pm EDT (6:00pm UTC): Lessons from a Southern Old-Growth Bottomland Forest: Live from Congaree National Park.
Congaree National Park (www.nps.gov/cong) protects the largest intact remnant of southern old-growth bottomland (floodplain) forest remaining in North America. Similar forests once covered over 35 million acres of river bottoms in the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains and up the Mississippi River Valley. Some of the park’s champion trees are 700 to...
Students presented their research at the GLOBE Midwest Student Research Symposium at the University of Northern Iowa.Download
AREN Project Press Release
Participate in the 2019 GLOBE AREN Project Wind Speed Engineering Challenge from April 1 – May 31, 2019.
Challenge: Engineer a low-cost electronic or non-electronic anemometer (tool for measuring the speed of wind).
The GLOBE Program does not have a protocol for determining wind speed. The GLOBE Program supports the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) Project, which utilizes kites to collect data. In order to safely fly a kite, it is important...Download
JA12 - Innovation in Geoscience Education, Outreach and Citizen Science (IAGA, IAHS, IAPSO, IASPEI)
Convener: Manoj Nair (USA, IAGA)
Co-Conveners: Rick Saltus (USA, IAGA), Edgar Bering (USA, IAGA), Barbara Leichter (Austria, IAGA), Christophe Cudennec (France, IAHS), Isabelle Ansorge (South Africa, IAPSO), Laura Gallardo (Chile, IAMAS), Raju Sarkar (Bhutan, IASPEI), Paul Danton (UK, IASPEI), John Taber (USA, IASPEI)
This Symposium calls for papers...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Resources for Trees Research and Guiding Investigative Questions. During this webinar, Forest Research and Professor, Peder Nelson and Campaign Lead, Brian Campbell will introduce some campaign guiding investigative questions that will provide students with questions to answer while collecting and analyzing their GLOBE protocol data. Also, several major resources, to assist students in extending their data analysis, will be presented,...Download