KDE Commissioner Dr. Glass visits school districts working with PIMSER on elementary science units

Dr. Jason Glass, Kentucky Commissioner of Education and Dr. Lee Todd, Kentucky Board of Education member visited Rockcastle and Madison County classrooms to showcase the science instruction occurring as a result of PIMSER’s work with BSCS. BSCS Science Learning is partnering with leaders and science educators throughout Tennessee and Kentucky to help address a national needContinue reading “KDE Commissioner Dr. Glass visits school districts working with PIMSER on elementary science units”

New math teachers: get training and a stipend for project with PIMSER

7 positions available The Partnership Institute for Math and Science Education Reform (PIMSER) received a grant from The Steele-Reese Foundation to support new teachers with intervention strategies to increase student understanding of number computation/skills in middle school students. New middle grades math teachers (with 0-6yrs experience) will collaborate with PIMSER Master Teachers to provide qualityContinue reading “New math teachers: get training and a stipend for project with PIMSER”

KSTA 2022 Annual Conference

KSTA’s annual conference will be held in-person for the first time in 3 years! Don’t miss one of the premier science education conferences and a must-attend event for any Kentucky science educator seeking to stay on top of the latest trends and cutting-edge resources. Visit the Conference Website for full information. Proposals are also being accepted forContinue reading “KSTA 2022 Annual Conference”

Fall 2022 Science Professional Learning Opportunities for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

PIMSER is offering two professional learning opportunities for science educators and administrators starting Fall 2022. To view the full list, visit our Professional Learning page.

Roadmap to Implementing High Quality Mathematics Instruction: A Workshop for K-12 Educators

The Roadmap to Implementing High Quality Mathematics Instruction workshop seeks to guide instructional planning by taking educators on a journey designed to:  Ground instruction in the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Mathematics, thus reaffirming a commitment to equitable learning opportunities for all students in Kentucky; Support intentional integration of evidence-based instructional practices; and Expand educatorContinue reading “Roadmap to Implementing High Quality Mathematics Instruction: A Workshop for K-12 Educators”

KDE seeking feedback on draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the draft Kentucky Academic Standards for Science. The draft was developed by the Science Advisory Panel and Review Committee, each made up of science educators from around the state. View full details from the Kentucky Teacher article.

6 PIMSER Professional Learning Opportunities This Summer

PIMSER is offering six professional learning opportunities for math and science educators in Summer 2022. To view the full list, visit our Professional Learning page.

Summer Opportunity for K12 Science Teachers

The Kentucky Department of Education invites teachers of science to apply for participation in a 3D Task Modification Project. Selected teachers will co-develop and pilot a process for modifying existing science tasks using analysis from a screening tool. Teachers will then modify science tasks they use in the classroom based upon this process and helpContinue reading “Summer Opportunity for K12 Science Teachers”

Curriculum Field test Opportunity for Grades 1 and 4 teachers

Education Development Center (edc.org) in Waltham MA needs your help to field test new science curriculum units with your students during the 2022-2023 school year. You can view a brochure about this ask at: http://go.edc.org/insights-field-test). All participating teachers will receive a stipend of $250 per unit. Insights elementary science units are aligned with the Next Generation ScienceContinue reading “Curriculum Field test Opportunity for Grades 1 and 4 teachers”

Growing Real Aspiring Science Programs

No cost to attend: sponsored with funding from the Kentucky Department of Education Join PIMSER for this science learning series led by PIMSER Regional Teacher Partner and Presidential Award Winner Patti Works and PIMSER director Dr. Kim Zeidler-Watters. Participants will receive research-based strategies and examples to share and support K-8 classroom teachers in raising the ceiling ofContinue reading “Growing Real Aspiring Science Programs”