RACHEL SWABY, author of HEADSTRONG: 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World and the Middle Grade edition, TRAILBLAZERS: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World
Rachel is a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in Wired, O, The Oprah Magazine, and others. Entertainment Weekly recently mentioned Headstrong in an article titled “11 Books to Read If You Loved Hidden Figures.” To read the article, go to: tiny.cc/headstrong. Rachel Swaby will be taking audience questions and a book signing will follow.
Check out the useful links to other science and educational related websites
Click the above image to go to the Science Resources page
Save The Date! Wednesday, March 15, 2017
TOPIC: Literacy and Science
*Hear from the authors and learn about their books.
*Look for ways to infuse outside readings in your science class
*Improve student’s Common Core literacy skills
*Copies of books and teacher guides will be provided.
LOCATION: 1745 Broadway (Between 55th-56th St)
Lunch provided by Penguin Random House Publishers
You are welcome to send teacher representatives
RSVP to: HMeisel@schools.nyc.gov
Professional Development Meetings
ANDY WEIR, author of THE MARTIAN: Classroom Edition (joining us via video conferencing)
Andy is a lifelong space nerd and devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel which has won numerous awards including the ALA Alex Award and School Library Journal “Best Adult Book 4 Teens.”
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
Penguin Random House Publishers
American Museum of Natural History
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Learn more about NGSS-NY and how these standards connect with the NYS Learning Standards for Science.
Click the above image to go to the NGSS-NY website
Welcome to the Spring Semester. Hopefully in the next few weeks we will begin to see real signs of spring. In the interim we hope you enjoy some time off this month with the Mid-Winter Break.
We had 3 exciting meetings this fall season:
We are now preparing for our spring meetings and we are very excited about our upcoming meetings. These 3 events will be some of the best meetings we have ever planned:
We are also participating in the SCONYC Annual Conference on April 8th at Stuyvesant High School. A flyer is attached or you can go to www.sconyc.org.
We hope you will support these activities by your participation. These activities are open to Lead teachers. EARLY Registration is requested so that we can plan accordingly.
We can’t overemphasize the importance of the work ahead to prepare for the implementation of the NYSSLS approved as an adaptation of the NGSS by the Board of Regents in December. We have attempted to provide you with on-going programs on the new standards, but now implementation is imminent with a target of July 1, 2017. This represents an important starting date for teachers to learn about the intricacies of the standards that will be fully implemented in the next 4-5 years with new Regents Exams. This break-in period was requested by teachers so that this would be a smooth and beneficial experience for both teachers and students.
Attending our meetings is your opportunity to stay abreast of important pedagogical and supervisory issues. We hope you will set aside the time now to ensure that you will be able to attend. Once again, your membership dues will help to sustain our activities. In addition, your suggestions are always welcome.
Alan Ascher Harold Meiselman
Program Coordiantor President
If you forgot to send your MEMBERSHIP DUES ($25), save the postage and bring it with you.