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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,…

Three-Dimensional Task Modification Science Resource Now Available

A new resource is available to support educators in task development. The “Three-Dimensional Task Modification” resource is an addendum to Session A of the “Three-Dimensional Task” professional learning module. This resource contains six examples of how the learning from Session A can be used to modify existing science tasks.  This resource can be found on…

Apply to be a reviewer of science instructional materials for EdReports

We wanted to share a great opportunity, from EdReports, for deep professional learning on the Framework for K-12 Science Education and/or Next Generation Science Standards with a national network of skilled educators aimed at supporting other educators with information to help them find quality science instructional materials. Currently over 1,400 districts have benefitted from the…

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 look…

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 need…

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 quality…

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 for…

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; andExpand educator familiarity with…

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