Our very own SLRG team member Dr. Donna Governor published new book “Staging Family Science Nights” now available on the NSTA science store. The book serves as an accessible handbook designed for helping you to create an informal learning environment that will generate enthusiasm and enjoyment of science among the entire family. The book’s first section—“Producing the Event”—devotes eight chapters to planning, recruiting volunteers (including students), setting up, last-minute troubleshooting, and injecting pizazz. The four chapters in the second section—“On the Stage”—offer guidance and templates for activities at the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels. Activities include “Balancing Bugs,” “Bubble Olympics,” and “Creating Color Slime.”
Congratulations to SLRG members Shondricka Burrell and Reed Kendall who will be representing the graduate and undergraduate classes, respectively, as the 2019 Temple College of Education Graduation speakers! Their speeches will feature views on how educators should be agents of growth in their communities. We can hardly wait to hear your speeches!
Timothy G. Klavon, graduate research assistant in SLRG, has been selected for the 2019 Sandra K. Abell Institute. Selection is highly competitive and many congratulations to Tim!
The Sandra K. Abell Institute is a prestigious event for promising doctoral students in the discipline of science education research and recognizes the importance of investing in these talented individuals. Tim joins a select group of doctoral students and science education scholars that have participated over the last decade.
The 2019 Institute will be held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.
Check out Doug Lombardi’s article about scientific thinking, recently published in APA Science Directorate’s Psychological Science Agenda
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Check out this awesome @TEDTalks video featuring noted Climate Scientist and Climate Science Spokesperson, Katharine Heyhoe (@KHayhoe)
Congratulations to Ananya Matewos on the publication of her new article on makerspaces, which are an increasingly popular way to promote design-based learning. The full article is available for download because it was published in the open-access International Journal of STEM Education. To access the article, click here.
Congratulations to Jess McLaughlin on her poster on the use of citizen science as a way to support inclusive education in college level geoscience classes at the 130th annual Geological Society of America meeting this November. While the poster was not related to work with SLRG, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the disciplinary diversity of our group!
Congratulations to Dr. Janelle Bailey, who with former student Dr. Raquel Chung-Parsons, has just published an article on science teaching in Teaching and Teacher Education, a premier educational research journal. Check out the abstract by clicking https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0742051X18301197
AAPT has announced that Janelle M. Bailey, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Temple University, will receive the association’s 2019 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). She has provided leadership and service to the association for many years, culminating in being President in 2016. This award is presented to members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.
In learning that she was selected for the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, Bailey had the following to say:
“It has been a great pleasure to work with AAPT and its members for nearly two decades. AAPT has become my professional ‘home’, with acquaintances quickly evolving to trusted colleagues and dear friends. Our members have a deep passion for physics education that is unparalleled in other professional societies. Being recognized with this award is a true honor, and I am grateful to my nominators, the Awards Committee, and AAPT membership for my selection.”
Congratulations to Jess McLaughlin, lead author on an article that will be published in The Science Teacher, November 2018 edition.
The article features a problem-based learning activity to promote students’ spatial reasoning about Earth’s subsurface. You can access the article by going to our publications page or by clicking here. The Science Teacher is a practitioner journal for high school teachers published by the National Science Teacher’s Association.