PIMSER partners with Cereal City Science for 4th/5th grade curriculum pilots

PIMSER is partnering with Cereal City Science to pilot a unit of study in 4th and 5th grade classrooms for continued implementation and scale up in other Kentucky elementary schools. During the pilot phase February -May 2023, teachers will receive all materials to teach a 4th grade life science unit and a 5th grade earthContinue reading “PIMSER partners with Cereal City Science for 4th/5th grade curriculum pilots”

National Air and Space Museum’s Teacher Innovator Institute

Applications are now open for the National Air and Space Museum’s Teacher Innovator Institute.  Spend two weeks in Washington, DC, working with education and STEAM experts to explore the connections between informal STEAM education and authentic learning. Teachers will remain with the program for two summers, returning to Washington, DC, in year two to reconnect,Continue reading “National Air and Space Museum’s Teacher Innovator Institute”

PIMSER director Kim Zeidler-Watters presenting at the 2022 Scott Trimble Workshop on Assessment and Instruction

PIMSER director Kim Zeidler-Watters will present two sessions during the Scott Trimble Workshop “We Will Rise” on October 28, 2022. Breakout Sessions 3 & 4 (repeated session)Assessment in the Science ClassroomDuring our time together we will examine example classroom assessment tasks so we can collectively develop a vision for what classroom science assessment should lookContinue reading “PIMSER director Kim Zeidler-Watters presenting at the 2022 Scott Trimble Workshop on Assessment and Instruction”

KSTA/PIMSER Higher Ed Science Teaching Summit

PIMSER is partnering with the Kentucky Science Teachers Association to present the Higher Ed Science Teaching Summit November 3, 2022 at EKU. Features Visit https://www.ksta.org/summit2022 for full information and registration.

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”

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”