Science Connection in Action Blog: STARs Wanted

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We are pleased to announce the launch of another great DEN blog: Science Connection in Action.  This blog will be a place for Discovery Educators to learn from each other about ways to best use Discovery Education Science Connection, in addition to resources like unitedstreaming, to help students explore the world and get excited about science.  In order to make this happen, we are looking for a few good DEN (sorry, couldn’t resist). 

We are seeking five STAR Discovery Educators who are interested in being regular authors of the Science Connection in Action blog.  All STAR Discovery Educators are certainly skilled in many areas, but for this position we really need STARs who work in a middle school setting (grades 5-9) and teach science.  The five STARs who are ultimately selected will earn a full-year’s subscription to DESC for their school.

If you are interested, please send me a letter of interest via email (see template below).

Download desc_in_action_blog_app.doc

 

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4 Comments

  1. Heather Sullivan said:

    Sounds like a great idea! I’m a High School teacher, so I don’t think I’d be the best person to regularly author anything, but if you are having trouble finding Middle School people, I’d be happy to share how Science Connection can help HS students (specificaly 9th graders & Special Ed students…). Good luck & let me know if you need any help!

  2. Holly Porter said:

    I was recently given access to Discovery Science Connection on a trial basis and I am already putting it to work in my classroom of 8th graders. Together as a class we looked at the “Build an Atom” interactive tool. This came in handy by truly illustrating the proper combinations of protons, neutrons, and electrons. I am sure this will help them with their atom projects. (They are going to construct a 3-D model of an atom of their choice) I will post pictures next week. :)I am loving it!!

  3. Lance said:

    Heather and Holly-
    Thanks for the comments. Can’t wait to see the pictures of the Atom experiment.

  4. Tracie Belt said:

    If there is anyone out there who is wondering about if Science Connection isa good product, wonder no more. I have tried several of the life science labs with my 7th graders and they love it. More importantly, it is a great way to structure inquiry based learning so that all of your students can work at their own levels. I am hoping I can convince my school to purchase the program. Please let me know if any of you know any tips for getting my principal to buy our school a subscription.

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