Archive for January 2012

EACTM Spring Conference Update   1 comment

Just wanted to keep everyone in the know.  The annual Spring Conference will be held Thursday, April 12.  Make plans to attend.  We’ve had proposals, but are still looking for more especially in the k-5 grade bands.  Click on the top link, Spring Conference Proposal, to submit a proposal.

Posted January 22, 2012 by consultingstatistics in Events

Upcoming Events   Leave a comment

1.       NSTA Southern Regional – Call for Presenters

The Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA) is partnering with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to host an NSTA area conference November 1-3, 2012 in Atlanta. Proposals for sessions due January 15, 2012. Please visit http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx for details. Please consider sharing your science teaching knowledge and experiences with others!

Of course, you can always go without presenting! Details on registering are available at http://georgiascienceteacher.org/.

 

2.       ExploraVision

ExploraVision is a science competition that encourages K-12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. It’s a hands-on, minds-on project that inspires students and fuels imagination. Awards are given out in four grade levels (K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12). Big cash awards! For details, please visit http://www.exploravision.org/. Lots of past winners from Alabama and Georgia!  

 

3.       Intel Excellence in Science & Math

Intel honors U.S. schools demonstrating excellence in math and science education through innovative teaching and learning environments. To be considered as an Intel School of Distinction, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and science content standards. They will award 18 schools a cash grant of $5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a trip to Washington, D.C.. Six winners will be selected from the finalists and receive an additional $5,000 cash grant for a total of $10,000. For details please visit http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/soda/index.htm.

 

4.       Science Assembly for your School

Enter daily for a chance to win an Ultimate Cool School Science Day Assembly – a spellbinding assembly for your school that is not only fun and interactive, but also underscores the importance of science literacy. Two lucky schools (grades K-3 and 4-6 winners) will win. Discovery Education, a TI partner, is one of the sponsors. Please visit http://siemensscienceday.discoveryeducation.com/enter_sweepstakes.cfm to enter!

 

5.       Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

There are outstanding science and mathematics teachers in every school system throughout Alabama and Georgia. Help us identify and recognize these hard-working educators by nominating them for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Nominated teachers must have completed 5 years of K-12 teaching prior to this year and currently be teaching Kindergarten through 6th-grade science or mathematics. Please go to the PAEMST Web site at http://www.paemst.org  to complete a short, on-line nomination form and for additional details. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Judy Chambers at 770-461-4471 or email her at judychambers@bellsouth.net. Last year we had 2 from Alabama and 2 from Georgia!

 

6.       T^3 Regional Conference – June 9, 2012

The 2012 Regional Conference will be held at Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA) and is co-sponsored by KSU and Cobb County Schools. This is a great opportunity for math and science teachers to have a great time, build your teaching skills, enhance your curriculum and lead your students to higher achievement – all by learning to integrate the latest TI technology into your classroom. Whether you’re a first-year teacher or an experienced educator, you’ll get to choose from many sessions to attend, filled with hands-on activities and led by some of the most respected presenters in math and science education! If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Nikita Patterson via email at npatte10@kennesaw.edu to get the info!

 

7.       T^3 International Conference – March 2-4, 2012

The 2012 International Conference will be held in Chicago, IL in March. Plan to attend this powerful, transformative conference for elementary through college math and secondary science educators. There are registration specials available that also include reduced rates for pre-service attendees. Please visit http://education.ti.com/calculators/pd/US/International/2012/ for all details. Your local ETC may even take you out for dinner if you attend!

Thanks Ned Cooley for keeping us informed.

Posted January 13, 2012 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Noyce Problem’s of the Month   Leave a comment

Kristy Mann sent a link today that I thought was awesome.  There were lots of great activities that could be used at different levels.  I wish they were a little more organized for use within classes for particular content, but they were great.

http://www.noycefdn.org/pom.php

Posted January 11, 2012 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

ARMT+ Specs Posted at ALSDE.edu   Leave a comment

The ARMT plus math (and reading) test item specs are now available online. Feel free to pass on to other colleagues and friends.

Go the shortcut below and scroll down to ARMT plus and your grade.

http://www.alsde.edu/html/sections/documents.asp?section=91&sort=15&footer=sections

 

OR you can navigate through the state department website by going to www.alsde.edu.

Click on SECTIONS.

Then Assessment and Accountability.

Then Publications.

Then ARMT Resources.

Then scroll down to ARMT plus and your grade.

Posted January 3, 2012 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized