Monthly Archives: December 2013

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STARs in the News: Anthony Grisillo

STARs in the News: Anthony Grisillo

Pennsylvania DEN STAR Anthony Grisillo was recently named  2014 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year during a Keystone Awards of Excellence event in Hershey, PA.  An educator in the Rose Tree Media School District, Anthony teaches students in the district’s Academically Gifted Program at both Glenwood and Media elementary schools. One fun aspect of the awards celebration

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Chad’s Choices from the Community

It’s hard to believe 2013 is almost over.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were preparing for Y2K!  This is the last Chad’s Choices from the Community post this year, but no worries, it’ll continue in 2014.  I hope the series has brought ideas and thoughts your way and has helped you make new

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A Community of Thought

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY OF THOUGHT? WHY COMMUNITIES OF THOUGHT? WHAT MAKES THINKING INTERDEPENDENT? HOW ARE CAPACITIES FOR INTERDEPENDENT THINKING DEVELOPED? HOW ARE COMMUNITIES OF THOUGHTS SUSTAINED? Here are responses to these questions chosen by Laura Lipton & Bruce Wellman WHAT IS A COMMUNITY OF THOUGHT? A [community of thought embraces a] process through which

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ENTER DAILY: Win a Hands-on Science Assembly for Your School!

  One of the 2013 winners, 5th grade teacher, Teri Bedford, from Mineola Elementary School in Mineola, TX.   ENTER DAILY: Win a Hands-on Science Assembly for Your School! You could win a spellbinding, interactive science assembly for your school!Enter daily, through February 27, for the best chance of winning the Siemens Science Day Ultimate

Ratification of 13th amendment

On this day…

    On December 18, 1865, the ratification of the 13th Amendment was verified, formally abolishing slavery in the United States. The 13th Amendment declared that, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject

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NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows

NC Science Educators, Take advantage of this exciting leadership professional development opportunity! Apply to be a NCSLA Science Leadership Fellow The  NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program will enhance you professional competence and develop the leadership  abilities necessary for you and other science leaders to operate  effectively in various leadership positions in science education.  This  two year

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NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

Here is an upcoming opportunity at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores the evening of February 20, 2014. ***************************************************** The Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) event is an annual workshop that aims to connect local marine and environmental scientists with K-12 teachers from across North Carolina. This networking event allows teachers to obtain

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