Science Education from the Beginning

Science Education from the Beginning

Science Education from the Beginning

 

Saturday, March 16; 1:30-2:30pm
Cross Center Meeting Room C

Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street

 

All of our young people should have the opportunity to do real science, problem solve, think critically, and understand how evidence-based decision making in science can influence our communities. Education research has shown that immersive hands-on science learning is essential to inspire an interest in STEM careers, a general sense of wonder about the natural world, and evidence-based decision making. This session will highlight the vision of the next generation science standards and how science learning experiences look in this new paradigm.  Attendees will explore different strategies that they can use to highlight the importance of equitable science education for all K-12 students to decision makers in their schools and communities. Participants will walk away with tools that parents, teachers, and administrators can use to advocate for high quality K-12 science education in their communities.

 

Presenters

Diana Allen, Maine Science Teachers Association

Kate Cook-Whitt, Thomas College

 

Ruth Kermish-Allen, Maine Math and Science Alliance – moderator

 

Participating MSF Partner:
Maine Math and Science Alliance

 

Audience: high school +

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