News Tag: Science Education

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Betsy Davis on committee that has released new report on science teaching

Tags: davis, expertise, science education

A new National Research Council report addressing the challenges of teaching science has been completed by the council’s Committee on Strengthening Science Education through a Teacher Learning Continuum, of which Betsy Davis is a member. The report is titled Science teachers' learning: Enhancing opportunities, creating supportive contexts.


Monday, January 04, 2016

R. Charles Dershimer named to state STEM advisory council

Tags: dershimer, mathematics education, science education, technology

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed R. Charles Dershimer to the 11-member MiSTEM Advisory Council, a group that will provide the governor, legislature, Department of Education, and Department of Talent and Economic Development with recommendations to improve and promote innovation and collaboration in STEM education and prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Jon Miller definition of scientific literacy discussed in NPR story

Tags: expertise, miller, science education

In a story on the National Public Radio website, “Scientific Literacy: It’s Not (Just) About The Facts,” various definitions of scientific literacy and ways to test it, citing work by Jon Miller among others, are examined by author Tania Lambrozo of the University of California, Berkeley.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Charles Dershimer, Leah Bricker awarded Third Century grant

Tags: bricker, dershimer, expertise, science education

Charles Dershimer and Leah Bricker, along with Ginger Shultz of the Department of Chemistry, have been awarded a Transforming Learning for a Third Century Quick Wins/Discovery grant for their project, “STEM-IPLC: An Inter-Professional Learning Community for Developing Pedagogical Expertise in the Context of Science and Engineering Research Practices.”


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, August 11 - August 21 news image Monday, August 11, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, August 11 - August 21

Tags: science education, teacher education

I’ve successfully created a research poster! It’s the first one I’ve ever created, and I’m proud of the work I’ve done to accomplish it. I am still finishing up the video I am making for my presentation but it is coming together well. Tomorrow is the final day of my internship.


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 29 - August 10 news image Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 29 - August 10

Tags: science education, teacher education

I’ve spent the majority of the last couple weeks working on my computer in my office. I’ve been compiling and analyzing the data I collected from my cruise at the beginning of my internship.


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 18 - July 21 news image Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 18 - July 21

Tags: science education, teacher education

feel so lucky to have made such wonderful friends while at the University of Michigan. A close friend of mine who recently relocated to Maryland for a fellowship flew to Seattle to visit me. While she was here, we visited Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, had the best breakfast I've ever eaten, drank about a liter of coffee, and generally just enjoyed being together again and catching up.


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 22 - July 28 news image Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 22 - July 28

Tags: science education, teacher education

Following my day of teaching, I began working at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), which is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) laboratory. I worked with Dr. Calvin Mordy and Eric Wisegarver to run oxygen and nutrient samples taken on the Hood Canal Cruise.


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 8-July 17 news image Friday, July 18, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 8-July 17

Tags: science education, teacher education

I’ve really enjoyed working in the lab this week. I’ve learned a new method of chemical analysis, which is typically used to measure chlorofluorocarbons but can also be used to measure nitrous oxide concentrations.


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 4-8 news image Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, July 4-8

Tags: science education, teacher education

On Saturday I explored Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle with one of my fellow JISAO interns. We had so much fun walking around, looking at goods, buying gifts for friends and family, and just experiencing everything the market had to offer.


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman.The Cruise: June 30-July 3 news image Friday, July 04, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman.The Cruise: June 30-July 3

Tags: science education, teacher education

The majority of the last week was spent aboard the R/V Barnes on a research cruise through Puget Sound and Hood Canal. The entire trip was absolutely incredible. I can say with 100 percent certainty that I have never experienced anything like it.


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, June 22-June 28 news image Sunday, June 29, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman, June 22-June 28

Tags: science education, teacher education

The week passed in a blur of travel, meeting new people, cruise preparation, and reading. I arrived in Seattle on Sunday, June 22 after a four-hour flight that was made much better in the last 30 minutes by the fact that we flew over the mountains.


Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman news image Sunday, June 01, 2014

Beyond the Classroom - Sophia Wensman

Tags: science education, teacher education

My name is Sophia Wensman, and I'm a Secondary Teacher Education student in the School of Education at the University of Michigan, double-majoring in chemistry and earth/space science and minoring in oceanography.


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