Published by Brunsell on 07 Mar 2012 at 06:27 pm
Welcome to this week’s issue of Science Matters in Wisconsin. Please share this with a colleague!
– Professional Development
Science Futures 2012
Seeking twenty-four K-12 teachers of science with 1+ years of classroom experience who want to improve their own professional development and leadership potential in science education.
Dates: July 22-July 27 (Begins Sunday at 3 PM & Concludes Friday at 12 PM)
Location: Pigeon Lake Field Station, Drummond, WI
Application Deadline: April 6, 2012
Unveiling the Next Generation Science Standards
Date: April 16
Time: 5:00 – 7:00
Location: 227A Reeve Union, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together teachers, administrators, and other educators to explore the initial public draft of the Next Generation of Science Standards. The meeting will begin with a brief overview comments from John Whitsett, Fond du Lac School District and former NSTA President, Shelley Lee, Wisconsin DPI Science Consultant and former NSTA President, and Eric Brunsell, UWO Science Education Faculty and NSTA District 12 Director. The remainder of the meeting will be devoted to a facilitated examination of the standards draft.
Snacks and refreshments will be available. The meeting is hosted by the UWO Student NSTA Chapter with support from WSST and UWO College of Education and Human Services.
Please RSVP by April 8th to Eric Brunsell (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include the following information: Name, e-mail, district / organization, grade level, content area.
– Science Spotlight
Stem Cells Therapy: Restoring Sight to the Blind
Researchers in January released the results of a groundbreaking study that showed human embryonic stem cells can safely help reverse eye disease. The study, conducted at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), used retinal cells created from embryonic stem cells supplied by a biotechnology company. The retinal cells were injected into the eyes of two patients suffering from two different forms of progressive blindness and, in time, significantly improved their vision.
– Video of the Week
James Hansen: Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change
Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
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