Alaska Science Teachers Association

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    • 30 Nov 2016
    • 01 Apr 2017
    • Alaska and Nationwide

    The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

    Since 1983, more than 4,700 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.


    Click here to learn more and nominate yourself or someone else.

    • 12 Mar 2017
    • 15 May 2017
    • Alaska

         Alaska and the nation lost a science education leader in October of 2012. To continue to honor her service to encourage and strengthen science literacy throughout the country, colleagues may nominate a science educator whose work is primarily carried out in Alaska and who exemplifies Emma's knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment. This recognition comes with a $500 cash award to be applied to professional development, particularly travel to the biannual Alaska Math/Science Conference, where a formal citation and a suitable token of appreciation for the outstanding service rendered by the recipient will be given. The next Conference is in September in Fairbanks.

         The first recipient was granted the award in 2007. Since then, recipients have included Cheryl Cooper, Elena Sparrow, Ray Barnhardt, Kenji Yoshikawa, and Pam Randles.

       The award is designed to recognize Alaska educators who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education in the sciences and science teaching.  Each award consists of up to $500 to travel to the biannual Alaska Math/Science Conference, where a formal citation and a suitable token of appreciation for the outstanding service rendered by the recipient will be given.

          Recipient does not have to be a member of ASTA and a person could nominate him/herself.


    EM WAL Award Form 2017.pdf

    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 08 Apr 2017
    • Mendenhall Glacier

    Discovery Southeast naturalists and partners will show you how to plan and implement engaging, purposeful, place-based learning experiences outside. Using NGSS standards and practices, you will learn how to design lessons that get students to think and engage with the outside world by immersing themselves in it.


    One UAS credit can be earned for a fee of $74. Otherwise, expenses are covered by US Forest Service.


    contact education@discoverysoutheast.org

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 28 Aug 2017
    • Denali National Park and other Alaska sites

    Multi-day courses with various start dates.


    Alaska Geographic offers high quality learning experiences. Popular multi-day field courses immerse participants in intensive wilderness-based experiences led by experts in fields ranging from wildflowers and wolves to art and archaeology. These are active learning vacations. Participants must be in good physical condition and ready for some of the challenges of exploring Alaska. Hiking distance and physical fitness levels are described in greater detail for each course. These courses are accredited through the University of Alaska.

    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 09 Jun 2017
    • Pack Creek, Admiralty Island

    For updates on this course, contact info@discoverysoutheast.org

    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 08 Jul 2017
    • Bartow, West Virginia

    The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.


    Applications click here


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    • 16 Jun 2017
    • 27 Jun 2017
    • Cascade Mts., Resurrection Bay, Southeast Alaska

    Inspiring Girls Expeditions are not rewards for past academic achievement; they inspire future leadership, curiosity, confidence, and success.

    Join our team! Each year we select expedition teams of 8-9 teenage girls and 3 instructors to spend 12 days exploring and learning about glaciers and the alpine or marine environment. Through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, ecologists, artists, and mountaineers, you will build critical thinking skills, gain self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. One team explores Mount Baker, an ice-covered volcano in the North Cascades of Washington State. Another team sleeps under the midnight sun while exploring an Alaskan glacier. Our third team explores the connections between glacier and ocean by kayak in Resurrection Bay, near Seward, AK.


    Girls on Ice Website

    • 09 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • University of Alaska Fairbanks

    https://www.uaf.edu/asra/summer-programs/high-school/


    High School ASRA is an intensive, DAY ONLY two-week learning experience for students with an interest in   science, technology, engineering and math. Students study one subject (module), work in small teams, and participate in project based learning in a college-like environment.  No housing is provided; however, some modules take students off campus for portions of the ASRA experience to engage in field work. Module sizes are small with an average of ten students and two instructors. Our instructors are faculty,     graduate students and industry professionals. There are no grades, tests or homework. Modules are designed to be fun and engaging while offering challenging content. 

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 21 Jul 2017
    • University of AK Fairbanks

    Middle School ASRA is an intensive, two-week DAY ONLY (housing is not provided) learning experience for students   with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Students study one subject  
      (module), work in small teams, and participate in project based learning in a college-like environment.  
      Module sizes are small (usually ten students and two instructors). Our instructors are faculty, graduate students     and industry professionals. There are no grades, tests or homework. Modules are designed to be
      fun and engaging while offering challenging content. Past module subjects include Math, Robotics, Ecology,     Bacteria and bugs, and many others.


    Middle School ASRA

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • Fairbanks, Alaska

      

    Announcing the 2017 Alaska Cross Content Conference, to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska September 2017.  This premier professional development opportunity is jointly sponsored by Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alaska Science Teachers Association, Alaska State Literacy Association and Alaskans for Language Acquisition. 

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • Fairbanks, Alaska

      

    Announcing the 2017 Alaska Cross Content Conference, to be held in Fairbanks, Alaska September 2017.  This premier professional development opportunity is jointly sponsored by Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Alaska Science Teachers Association, Alaska State Literacy Association, and Association for Language Acquisition. 


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