[Science] July 23 Science Community Opportunities

Carfaro, Krystol Krystol.Carfaro at schools.utah.gov
Mon Jul 23 08:59:04 MDT 2018



Science Community Opportunities

... July 23, 2018 ...



Here are some great science opportunities for our community! Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us.  If you have anything you would like to have included in this weekly e-mail, send the information to Krystol Carfaro at Krystol.Carfaro at schools.utah.gov<mailto:Krystol.Carfaro at schools.utah.gov>

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New This Week

Mark you calendar: The next Geology Open House will be Sept 28 from 6-9pm! We are working hard to make it bigger and better than the last one. New additions that are confirmed include Clark Planetarium and Titan Forged Siege (they will be doing a candy toss with a their trebuchet!). Our featured presenter will be Dr. Randall Irmis, who is a dinosaur expert and Curator of Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah (and a Geology and Geophysics Associate Professor)!

Follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/190384948321356/

Attached is a fun and informative flyer you can post on your fridge and/or hand out to all your friends, students, and colleagues!

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Meteorites in your classroom? - Meteorites Displace Contacts
With support from the UofU and USU NASA Outreach Director, there are several people in the state that can checkout meteorites to teachers so that can be used in their classroom instruction. The following information can be used by all schools in the state both District and Charter. You don't have to be from that school or district to check out and use these materials. In addition to this list of contacts there are several other links to resources for teachers talking about meteorites in their classroom.

For questions about this program please contact John Vanderford, NASA Outreach Director UofU/USU, j.v at usu.edu<mailto:j.v at usu.edu>, 435-797-3568

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Call for Awards Nominations (click HERE to submit & for more info)<http://www.usee.org/events/annualconference/award-nominations>

It is time once again to think about those who have made significant contributions to Utah's environmental education (EE) community. Nominations for Environmental Educator, Environmental Education Program, Environmental Education Business, and Environmental Education Volunteer of the Year Awards are now being accepted. Recipients will be officially recognized at USEE's 28th Annual Utah Environmental Education Conference on September 14, 2018.

Call for Utah Beehive 5 Under 25 Nominations (click HERE to submit & for more info)<http://www.usee.org/events/annualconference/5-under-25>

USEE is pleased to announce the first annual Beehive 5 Under 25 call for nominations is now open! The Beehive 5 Under 25 program is searching for individuals in Utah, 25 years old or younger, who are game changers in their communities. These young people are taking on leadership positions to make a difference for the planet. They are engaging their communities, building relationships, and using the power of education to create change.



For more information, visit usee.org<http://usee.org>.


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Utah Master Naturalist courses as professional development

Professional development opportunities help educators increase their knowledge and skills in teaching about Utah's natural world. Field trip programs provide opportunities for students to explore, learn, and build important skills while in nature.
Please visit: https://extension.usu.edu/utahnatureexplorers/programs to learn more information about these exciting programs.

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Weber State University Summer Camps


For a full list of summer camps, please visit https://www.weber.edu/summercamps

Girls Go Digital
Ages: Girls 8-18
Cost: $250 (Early bird price good to 7/21)
Dates: July 30 - August 2
Learn how to hack, design, code and make using technology and computer science. Any level of interest and experience is welcome.
If you attended this camp last summer, no problem-we've added new classes and activities. From computer programming, micro controllers, pixel art, digital photography, e-textiles, to web design and more, we've got something for every girl! Girls are grouped in classes by age. Camp includes a free t-shirt and several take home projects.


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Project STITCH - Science Teacher Professional Development - Aug 1 - 3, 2018

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September 2018



Mark you calendar: The next Geology Open House will be Sept 28 from 6-9pm! We are working hard to make it bigger and better than the last one. New additions that are confirmed include Clark Planetarium and Titan Forged Siege (they will be doing a candy toss with a their trebuchet!). Our featured presenter will be Dr. Randall Irmis, who is a dinosaur expert and Curator of Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah (and a Geology and Geophysics Associate Professor)!

Follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/190384948321356/

Attached is a fun and informative flyer you can post on your fridge and/or hand out to all your friends, students, and colleagues!

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October 2018



2018 Area Conference on Science Education - Reno, NV
October 11-13, 2018
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
Conference Strands
To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Reno conference, the Conference Committee has planned the conference around three strands that explore topics of current significance, enabling to to focus on a specific area of interest or need.
Developing Persistence: The Power of Experience

Failure or delayed success has surprising benefits to students, teachers, and administrators-it often initiates meaningful learning experiences.  Nurturing such experiences is part of three-dimensional learning; educators should support students in developing their own explanations, ideas, and solutions.  Sessions in this strand will focus on the struggles and triumphs that drive learning and explanation development.  Learn from your peers' experiences in persisting as they negotiate the terrain of facilitating science learning for the next generation.

Advancing Three-Dimensional Classroom Culture

Educator understanding of three-dimensional learning is a continuum-from having a firm grasp of the structure of the structure of the three dimensions, to integrating appropriate science practices and crosscutting concepts, to developing grade-level storylines based on phenomena.  In this strand, participants will be able to choose hand-on/interactive sessions based on their needs.

Cultivating Constructive Partnerships

Teaching can be isolating.  Learn how to move beyond your four walls and collaborate with colleagues, informal educators, scientists, and the community.  Increase opportunities to advocate for your students' science learning while you build your leadership skills.  Learn how to enhance your professional growth by using the expertise in your building and your community.  In this strand, presenters will showcase collaboration with business and industry, informal science organizations, policy stakeholders, and colleagues.

Click Here<https://s6.goeshow.com/nsta/area/2018reno/registration_form.cfm> to register

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 Please note:  These are opportunities that have been requested to be shared with the Utah science teacher community.  The Utah State Board of Education has not specifically vetted or endorsed the programs shared.  Any concerns or questions should be directed at the organizations associated specifically with the event.



Ricky Scott

K-12 Science Education Specialist

Utah State Board of Education

richard.scott at schools.utah.gov<mailto:richard.scott at schools.utah.gov>

250 E. 500 S.

P.O. Box 144200

Salt Lake City, Utah  84114-4200

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