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Information and news found on this page are from NSSTA Partners and other organizations that have shared information with us to share with our members.  The Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA) does not claim any ownership or responsibility for any events, workshops, or activities not specifically sponsored by the Nevada State Science Teachers Association (NSSTA). Please contact event organizers for more information.

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  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 6:25 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The Nevada Association of School Administrators (NASA) is hosting a Professional Learning Session this April geared towards Science Supervisors/Administrators (but also open to Teachers and Support Staff) See flyer below for more information. 

    What Does Standards-Aligned Science Instruction Look Like.pdf

    Registration: https://www.nasanv.org/event-details/what-does-standards-aligned-science-instruction-look-like 

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:27 PM | Catherine Connolly (Administrator)

    Engaging Multilingual Learners in Science: Making Sense of Phenomena is a free, interactive eWorkshop designed specifically for science educators and language educators who support multilingual learners in science classrooms.

    This offering provides multiple strategies for engaging multilingual students in the central work of sensemaking in science. Through video, interactions, and reflection activities, science and language educators will learn to:

    • Recognize the critical role of eliciting student ideas in science teaching and learning
    • Identify considerations for selecting science phenomena that are relevant to students and effective for teaching science ideas
    • Support student agency and authority in reasoning about phenomena
    • Use teaching strategies that promote language development in the context of sense making

    Completing the four modules in this eWorkshop will take about 3-4 hours.

    Ready to get started?

    1. Log in to your WIDA Secure Portal account. Don’t have an account yet? Visit your Member/State page to learn how.
    2. Locate the course and click on Course Details. Click Enroll Now.
    3. Complete an eWorkshop and print your certificate.

    Learn more on the WIDA eLearning webpage.

    View the flier here: https://app.explore.wisc.edu/e/es?s=1427524768&e=788902&elqTrackId=51e861781d16471282f1c296cabd15a9&elq=6575bf5d40204f60aaf5e97953decb8f&elqaid=23195&elqat=1


  • Sunday, February 13, 2022 9:26 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Students discovering Climate Solutions

    Thursday, February 17th, 6:00pm CT 

    Register Here

    With Earth Month on the horizon, how can you help students discover their own climate solutions super powers? Join Matt Scott, storytelling lead at Project Drawdown and former NASA global community lead and storyteller, to discover ways you can engage your students in identifying their ways to serve as problem-solvers in the face of climate change. Learn about Project Drawdown and some of the latest tools you can use to spread awareness, shift attitudes, and spark action, particularly with underrepresented communities and climate justice in mind.

     

    Virtual Youth Climate Justice Summit

    February 25-26, 2022

    Learn more and register here.

    Looking for new and engaging ways for your students to participate in community action, learn about government, and advocate for what they believe in? Join Climate Generation’s Youth Environmental Activists program for the virtual Youth Climate Justice Summit

     

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Green Careers as Solutions to Climate Change

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 12:00pm CT

    Register Here

    Looking for ways to get your students and communities excited about climate change solutions? Join Marie Fargo, Climate Generation's Instructional Resources Coordinator as she shares resources and tips to engage students in seeing green careers as effective solutions to climate change impacts.



  • Tuesday, February 08, 2022 6:50 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level." Any teacher or other K-12 educator who covers a significant amount of earth science content with their students is eligible. Ten national finalists are selected, one from each National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) regional section. Some sections also recognize state winners. Individuals may apply themselves or nominate a colleague for the award.

    More information: https://nagt.org/nagt/awards/oest.html

    Nominations are due by March 31st.

    Nevada is in the Far Western Region

  • Tuesday, February 01, 2022 6:04 AM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Girls Who Code (GWC) is an international nonprofit offering free and flexible coding resources for our community! 

    When you sign up to start a GWC Club, you’ll get access to everything you need -- including training, comprehensive resources, 120+ hours of easy-to-use and flexible coding curriculum for 3-12th graders, and even free t-shirts and other swag for each of your Club members. Clubs curriculum features coding tutorials for all skill levels, inspiring women in tech, community-building activities to increase confidence, and project-based learning related to activism. You don’t need any prior coding experience to get started! Plus -- all genders are welcome in this girls-supportive environment.

    Learn more about the Clubs program here or join a webinar here

    Sign up here to access GWC’s free Clubs curriculum & resources!

     

    Blurb about our free Summer Programs for 9-12th graders who identify as girls or non-binary:

    How does $100K a year sound?     $100K is the average salary for U.S. computing jobs, and Girls Who Code wants to help students who identify as girls or non-binary #MakeThatChange!    

    Join Girls Who Code's free virtual summer programs, and get the skills and support you need to step into the 500,000+ open computing jobs across the country.  ‍  

    • Our 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) hosts current 9th-11th graders in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies like EAPfizer, and ViacomCBSStudents learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while getting an inside look into the tech industry. Plus, SIP students can apply for grants up to $500!

    • Our Self-Paced Program offers independent study and real-world projects for current 9th-12th graders to earn beginner-level badges in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for web development or an intermediate-level badge in Python for cybersecurity.

    Programs are available June 17 - August 12. Both programs offer exclusive alumni benefits and career support for life, including our Hiring Summit, pre-internship programs, virtual mentoring, and GWC Talks webinars for career tips and strategies.   

    ⚡ Complete your application here! You’ll get priority consideration when you apply by February 16, 2022. Regular-decision applications are due by March 18, 2022. Learn more by joining our webinar. ⚡

     


  • Monday, January 24, 2022 7:05 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    High school students are invited to apply for the Spring 2022 SISTEM (Student Interactions with Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.  This program, sponsored by the UNLV Howard Hughes College of Engineering, is a series of talks and hands-on activities that will allow high school students to learn about careers and research in STEM.  Through five engaging sessions, participating students will be able to connect with STEM professionals in various fields.  Completion of the program will be a great addition to a student's academic resume. Applications are being accepted until February 25th.  Participants may choose between attending in person on the UNLV campus (limited number of spaces) or attending remotely by Zoom. High school students outside of southern Nevada may sign up to attend remotely. There is no cost to participate, but students who are accepted into the program are expected to participate in all five sessions which are held on five Wednesday evenings in March/April.


    See attached flyer and brochure for additional details, the link to the application, and for the contact information should you have additional questions.  

    This information may also be accessed at https://solarnexus.epscorspo.nevada.edu/sistem/


  • Monday, January 24, 2022 7:04 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Dismantling Systemic Racism and Injustice

    Wednesday, January 19th, 12 PM CT

    Register Here

    Zakhia Grant from EcoRise will present on strategies and tools to support teachers, students, and community Environmental Justice lessons create a foundation for understanding of Environmental Justice history and concepts and explore how leadership, community action, and policy change can bring long-overdue justice.

     

    All workshop registrants will have access to the workshop recording.

     

    Teach Climate Network Workshop: Students discovering Climate Solutions

    Thursday, February 17th, 6:00pm CT 

    Register Here

    With Earth Month on the horizon, how can you help students discover their own climate solutions super powers? Join Matt Scott, storytelling lead at Project Drawdown and former NASA global community lead and storyteller, to discover ways you can engage your students in identifying their ways to serve as problem-solvers in the face of climate change. Learn about Project Drawdown and some of the latest tools you can use to spread awareness, shift attitudes, and spark action, particularly with underrepresented communities and climate justice in mind.



    Contact Seth Spencer with questions

    Seth Spencer

    Seth@climategen.org

    Education Specialist

    Climate Generation


  • Monday, January 24, 2022 6:59 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    OSIT has just released another round of K-5 STEM grants. You’ll find the Requests for Applications for both the K-5 STEM Classroom Grant ($1,500/classroom) and the K-5 STEM Program Grant ($20,000/school).

    Both applications are due February 18th. Please share with any (Nevada) K-5 schools or teachers you support.

    Please note, the K-5 STEM Program Grant is available for schools to launch programs from STEMList and is not available for the program’s ongoing costs.


    Visit the OSIT website for the applications: https://osit.nv.gov/


  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:58 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    The NV Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is underway for 2022, and we invite you to participate! Contest is open to youth through age 18 (K-12) and celebrates waterfowl conservation through the arts.  

     

    The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art- and science-based curriculum that teaches wetland and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program encourages students to explore their natural world, invites them to investigate biology and wildlife management principles and challenges them to express and share what they have learned with others.  

     

    Don't forget that our deadline and entry mailing address have changed!   

     

    New Deadline: March 1, 2022. All entries must be postmarked by March 1, 2022. Entries received after March 10 will not qualify for the contest.  

     

    New 2022 Mailing Address:   

    Nevada Junior Duck Stamp  

    P. O. Box 825  

    Chino, CA 91708  


    Our websites are changing but you can find legacy Junior Duck Stamp information here: https://www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program/junior-duck-stamp-contest-information.php


    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Heroux

    Nevada Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator



    Jennifer Heroux  (she, her, hers)

    Visitor Services Manager

    Desert NWRC

    4701 North Torrey Pines Dr.

    Las Vegas, NV  89130


    (702) 515-5453


    DOI Unified Regions 8 and 10


  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:56 PM | Lori Henrickson (Administrator)

    Mojave Max Tortoise Talks and Emergence Contest are Open! 


    Hello K-5th grade teachers, 


    The Mojave Max education team is pleased to share that Mojave Max Tortoise Talks and the Emergence Contest are open for the spring semester! The Mojave Max program is a long-running conservation program that teaches students to 'Respect, Protect, and Enjoy' the Mojave Desert. 


    For more information on each program, click on the links or scan the QR codes in the attached flier. More than one class is encouraged to attend a Tortoise Talk presentation at a time and the Emergence Contest is open now! 


    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Donovan Guzman at Get Outdoors Nevada.  Email: dguzman@getoutdoorsnevada.org 


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