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New Science Professional Development Resources from the NSTA Learning Center

NSTA Learning Cntr LogoRecently, President Barack Obama launched the “Educate to Innovate” campaign, a nationwide effort by public and private organizations to improve the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  What is your school or district doing to address this renewed focus on STEM education? Are you looking for ways to help your teachers expand their science knowledge and easily integrate STEM teaching into their classrooms?

To help you improve science education and to give your teachers the science professional development they need,  netTrekker has partnered with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to offer seamless access to high-quality online PD resources from the NSTA Learning Center on a wide variety of science topics directly from netTrekker.

A small sample of NSTA Learning Center resources will be freely available to all netTrekker subscribers as part of your netTrekker subscription.  The free resources include:

  • 1 SciPack
  • 1 SciGuide
  • 64 Science Objects
  • 132 Archived Web Seminars
  • 600+ Free Journal Articles
  • 179 e-book Chapters
  • Click here to download a PDF with complete descriptions of these resources.
  • Click here to learn how to access the free resources within netTrekker.

Schools and districts can also provide extended professional development opportunities by purchasing additional licenses to access to the complete set of more than 4,400 NSTA Learning Center online PD resources.  The resources will be easily accessible, 24/7 from your netTrekker search results.

Click here to learn more about the complete NSTA Learning Center professional development package or ask your netTrekker Account Manager for more details.

TeachEngineering with a Special Touch

In a recent article from eSchool News about building momentum in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), there was an urge to not forget the T and E in the curriculum.

“One of the findings is that discussions of STEM tend to be focused on science, sometimes math, rarely both together–usually they’re siloed, and the T and especially the E are really just left out of the discussion in policy, education, and classroom practice,” Greg Pearson, an NAE program officer, said.

“Even though we use that acronym, in terms of what’s really happening and what people really mean, engineering is the silent letter.”

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