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Please join us for the next webinar from the 2018-2019 Lecture Series in Climate Change – Our Warming Planet: Topics in Climate Dynamics

Date: Tuesday February 19th 2019

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm EST

• Projections of Future Drought by Jennifer Aminzade

• Lightning and Climate Change by Colin Price

Webinar Registration Link: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/abe40061c3cd0d6bd746f627e8486654

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This is an opportunity to learn about the science of climate change from the leading experts at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and affiliate institutions and organizations. Please register for this webinar. Registration links for future webinars will be sent to you in future notices for the additional programs as described below. Please mark your calendars for the additional webinars below. 

Registration Link for December 18th:

Webinar Series: Our Warming Planet: Topics in Climate Dynamics:

Tuesday, November 13 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. 

The topics and presenters on November 13th are: 

Explaining Climate by Andrew Lacis
The Role of Clouds in Climate by Anthody D. Del Genio

Register Now: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/9d62f5a1bf2f61b44ac87b605f06faf5



These presentations are hosted by CCRUN, a NOAA RISA Team, that is drawn from the recent book, Our Warming Planet: Topics in...

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One of our CCRI teachers Nicole Dulaney recently created a unit plan (9-12) that passed SMD product review and is available for national distribution. Please distribute to your relevant teacher networks. All questions and feedback are welcome.
 
Earth’s Energy Budget is a unit plan designed for high school students grades 9 – 12 with access to computers, NASA GISS Panoply software, and RStudio. This unit takes approximately three weeks to complete. The goal of this unit is for the students...

Program Description: The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative – CCRI is a year long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...

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Program Description: The NASA Climate Change Research Initiative – CCRI is a year long internship opportunity for graduate students to work directly with NASA scientists and lead research teams in a NASA research project associated with a science related to climate change. This opportunity will not conflict with the graduate students coursework and class schedule during the fall and spring and is considered to be a part time position that supports the graduate students major area of study...

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NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers Cover ImageNASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers

NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative is excited to announce the release of NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers. The guide is intended for first-time CubeSat developers, and especially for CubeSats being developed at educational institutions, interested in applying for a launch opportunity through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.  It covers the CubeSat development...

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The citation is: Edu, Inc. (2017). Eclipse 2017 Livestream – An evaluation report for NASA. Palo Alto, CA: Spencer, D., Graham, J., & Pickering, D.

Abstract From InformalScience.org: 

The Exploratorium’s livestream of the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse reached over 63 million people. Live programs in English and Spanish provided an informal learning experience outside the museum. Over 2.75 million people viewed on-demand videos on eclipse science. Sixty major media providers...

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Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...

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http://www.stardem.com/life/article_0c4bd7af-b5f7-5156-b18b-a0b408e36cbb.html

CBEC partners with NASA to offer STEM program

GRASONVILLE — The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, in a cooperative agreement with NASA, added a cutting-edge STEM educational program to its educational endeavors. This program is designed for middle and high school students.

The program comprises environmental sampling techniques using NASA-approved equipment and associated technology. Students will learn...

NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which looks at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology or innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding (grants), or under a contract including a self-driving tractor that harvests food, cameras used in car-crash safety tests, tools making brain surgery safer,  Spinoff 2017 is available in several digital formats at: https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2017/index.html

Sharing updated version of Evaluation Plan & Guidelines Checklist for WGBH: Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms project (NASA CAN Award No. NNX16AD71A; PI: Rachel Connolly); developed by research/evaluation partner Oregon State University's Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning.  

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Are you  interested in NASA Science or science education? If so, sign up to receive an email newsletter about NASA’s science and science education offerings delivered “Weekly on Wednesdays.”

Science starts with a question, and so does "Science WOW!" Each week kicks off with a science question with answer link.

"Science WOW!" also highlights a NASA science education tool such as NASA apps, interactive games, 3-D printing templates etc.

The newsletter is designed to help the public,...

CAISE Online Forum on Design Based Research (DBR), Design Based Implementation Research (DBIR), and Informal STEM Learning: May 16- 20, 2016

This forum will explore design-based research (DBR) and design-based implementation research (DBIR) as paradigms, approaches and methodologies in informal STEM education (ISE) projects. Developed in the learning sciences, DBR and DBIR are often applied to the problems of formal education, but have been emerging in our field.  In this discussion we...

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ED Review is a free product of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Communications and Outreach, State and Local Engagement.

About ED Review This twice-a-month newsletter provides updates on ED’s activities relevant to intergovernmental, corporate and other stake holders. ED Review also contains hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations.  These links are provided for the user’s convenience.  The U.S. Department of Education...

1.      NASA WAVELENGTH provides a pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators
of all levels—from elementary to college to out-of-school programs. NASA Wavelength allows you to quickly and easily locate resources that have been developed through funding by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

For more information, visit: http://nasawavelength.org

2.      NASA SMD Informal Education Resource Samplers will introduce you to NASA’s collection...

Use these periodicals, books, and multimedia resources to support science programming in your library.

Reference compendia for NASAScience4Girls:

Collection of astronomy books and webpages for librarians compiled by the American Library Association. (scroll down to "Resources”)

http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources.html great science programming resources specifically for libraries!

http://www.cscproject.org specifically for engaging underserved populations in computer...

Attached here are one-page (double sided) guides to resources that will help you get a quick start on girl-friendly science programming at your library. We have one in every flavor: Astrophysics, Earth Science, Heliophysics, and Planetary Science.

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This is a compilation of other resources to help get scientists involved in E/PO.  

 

Literature Review: 

     ScientistInvolvement_LitRev_2012-06.pdf

Literature on Roles for Scientists:

     ScientistInvovlement_Roles2.pdf (in particular, see page 4)

     ImprovingSciEd_RoleofScientists.pdf (in particular, see Figure 1 on page 3)

Astro Forum Resource Samplers:

     PartnerSampler.pdf

     AstrophysicsResourceSampler_Dec2011 copy 2.pdf

     

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Diversity PDWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Professional Development

Literature and Resources Page for Women and Girls.

Diversity PD > Women and Girls homepage > Literature and Resources


 

Literature:

STATUS article from CSWA profiling SMD E/PO Programs for Girls: http://www.aas.org/cswa/status/status_2015jun.pdf

Websites:

National Girls Collaborative Project: many articles, research, and webinars listed off of the main page:...


Diversity PDWelcome to the Cross-Forum Diversity Programs & Resources

homepage focused on Urban audiences.

 

SMD Diversity Programs and Resources > Urban Audiences


NOTE: Resources compiled by Rikki Shackelford, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab.

Literature

Richard L. Curwin. 2010. Meeting Students Where They Live. Alexandria, VA: ASDC.
Teaching in an urban environment is different, and what teachers need is a broader range of strategies for increasing student involvement and stopping...

You can download it as a pdf from here.

Here's a description of the Final Report

On December 2-3, 2014, the Space Studies Board and the Board on Science Education of the National Research Council held a workshop on the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) education program - "Sharing the Adventure with the Student." The workshop brought together representatives of the space science and science education communities to discuss maximizing the effectiveness of the transfer of knowledge...

Monthly news about the NGSS and a science fact. (see attachment)

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Monthly news about the NGSS and a science fact. (see attachment)

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Diversity logo with three dotsMany NASA Science Mission Directorate Forum community members are engaged in projects that seek to reach diverse audiences. On this page, you will find information on NASA SMD projects which have a focus on underserved and underrepresented audiences, as well as an edited collection of resources that SMD Forum community members have found to be particularly useful in designing programs for and working with diverse audiences.

 

SMD Projects Applicable to Working with Diverse...

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