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There are over 800,000 ELL students in Texas. 91% of them speak Spanish as a first language.

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1 out of 5 students is ELL

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About Us We are STAT, the Science Teachers Association of Texas.

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STAT is committed to the enhancement of the teaching of science in Texas at all levels and in all science disciplines. For STAT Position Statements, go to: http://www.statweb.org/positions

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STAT is: o A statewide organization of elementary, middle level, and high school teachers, college educators, supervisors of science, and others dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of science and education in our schools. o A chapter of the National Science Teachers Association o Visit the NSTA site

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STAT seeks to: o Serve as a unified voice for the science teachers of the state. o Keep science teachers and other members informed about current trends in science education. o Provide opportunities for members to examine techonology, curriculum, materials, and services. o Inform members of local, state and national meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops related to sciences. o Cooperate with other science oriented organizations and teacher associations in the promotion of teaching of science.

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History: STAT, Science Teachers Association of Texas, was formally organized in 1957 during the 4th Annual Conference for the Advancement of Science & Mathematics Teaching (CASMT). STAT membership is now more than 7,000 strong!

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Calendar..................................................................... President’s Message................................................. Show Some Love for Science................................. Virginia Woods Tribute.......................................... Seeing CAST Through New Eyes......................... STAT Officer Nominations..................................... Affiliate News ......................................................... Mini-CAST Schedules .......................................... TEKSmonics ........................................................... NSTA Fellows Named........................................... STAT Contacts Standing Committees Elected Officers Appointed Positions Affiliate Congress Texas State Board of Education

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Greetings from President Burken Dear STAT Members,

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What a winter this has been in Texas. How many students saw snow, had a snowball fight, and even built a snow man for the first time? Yes, even a snowman that fits in your hand counts. Seeing weather through the eyes of children is quite something. However, watching live news of accidents for hours is quite different. Houston had sleet the size of small peas last week. Okay, some would call that hail. It is not only the weather that has been making news. The State Board of Education designated many science courses for high school students. Schools are now scrambling to make sure that students are ready to make plans for endorsements. Students will need a minimum of three science courses. This is better than two courses which was originally proposed. Thank you to Dr. West for all of your hard work on this topic. Additionally, school districts are working with textbook companies to purchase instructional materials. I do understand that the Instructional Materials Allotment was not adequately funded. The fund provided $79 per child. This is to cover both K – 12 science and K – 8 math textbooks for students. While $79 doesn’t sound like a small number, it is substantially lower than previous adoption years. Many districts are opting out of purchasing science textbooks. Please make sure that your

voice is heard in your district. We need sound instructional materials. Please remember that this year the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science are open for science teachers in grades Kindergarten through sixth. Wouldn’t you want a chance to be awarded $10,000.00 and be given a trip to Washington, DC to be honored by the President? All of you are certainly qualified for this award. Nominate yourself or a colleague and then submit your paperwork and video. It is really that simple. Let’s make sure that a STAT member becomes our next PAEMST winner. Also, the top three candidates will be honored in Dallas at the 2014 Conference for the Advancement of Science Teachers. As we look forward to the spring season and warmer weather, plans are well underway for the Summer Leadership Institute in July and CAST 2014 in Dallas, November 20th-22nd. The Summer Leadership Institute will be held in Galveston July 7 – 9. We are planning more breakout sessions than last year with a focus on building leadership both in the state organization as well as in local districts. There will be fun for all and this will be a family friendly event, so plan your summer vacation with STAT. CAST 2014 is gearing up to be something special with “Creating STEM Inquiry” as the theme. The Dallas committee has many special surprises for this year’s conference. Workshops and short courses are the mainstay of the conference, and we definitely want to continue the tradition of offering excellent workshops and short courses. We are calling all science teachers

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to consider submitting a proposal for a workshop or short course. This includes elementary, middle, high school, college science educators. Nascoarea Science Division If you feel that your grade level or subject STATellite has not been represented with many workshop Newsletter Summer 2013 offerings, then why not present? The proposal STAT1308 site will be up on March 5th. I hope that all of you have a fantastic Spring Break and that science out performs the other subject areas on the STAAR test. Remember, scientists achieve the impossible!

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Attention Texas Science Teachers:

Valentine’s Day is coming, and it is time to “Show Some Love For Science” in our Spring membership drive! As you may already know, a one-year STAT membership is always included in your CAST registration, but there are many great teachers who don’t get to attend CAST every year, and therefore miss out on the benefits of being a STAT member. Let’s reach these teachers, and encourage them to join us. What’s in it for me? A brand new iPad will be awarded to the person who refers the most new members by the end of the deadline (Feb. 28th). Everyone else will receive one entry into a prize drawing for each person referred as a new member. We have five $25 Visa gift cards to give away - each referral with your name on it is a ticket in the drawing! What’s in it for them? Each new member will be entered into a pool for a drawing of one of five $25 VISA gift cards. In case you need any further incentive, here’s a reminder about what the benefits of STAT membership are: http://statweb.org/ Starting later this year, paid membership will also get you access to all the CAST handouts, regardless of whether you attended CAST or not! What do I do? Forward this email to all your science teacher friends and colleagues, and have them sign-up to join STAT at the following website: CLICK HERE TO JOIN Make sure that they write your FULL NAME as the person referring them, and we’ll take care of the rest. Winners will be announced in March!

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both have the same unusual maiden name – Sturdivant. What are the odds?. We keep ward winners are recognized and po- saying we need to conduct some genealogy litely say they are honored to receive the award. research to see how close our familial kinship However, I believe that I feel especially honored is. However, I’m sure Virginia will get around to receive the Virginia Woods award this year to conducting that research before I do – that because I’ve worked with Virginia for over 25 Energizer Bunny! years and she continues to amaze me. I speak with her every few months including the day be- So, knowing a little about Virginia, you can see fore the awards ceremony. She wanted to try to how truly honored I am to be given the Virginia make arrangements for someone to care for her Woods Award. I would wish that everyone ailing sister so she could go to CAST and learn could be so blessed to have such as long time more about STEM!!! Guess who showed up at friend and colleague. the opening ceremony? A few months ago she was trying to determine how she could go back to school and take a physics course. She’s like the energizer bunny.

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Virginia was a high school chemistry, physics, and biology teacher in Clarksville, Carrolton Farmers Branch, and Austin, a chemistry instructor at Dallas Baptist College, a Science Coordinator at Round Rock for seven years and finally ended her professional service to Texas children by serving as the STAT Executive Secretary for 15 years before finally retiring to take care of her ailing sister. In the midst of all of her teaching and coordinating science, she earned a Master’s in Religious Education and taught her ladies’ Bible study. She served the Texas children over her lifetime as a strong and never-ending enthusiast for excellence in science education. What other kind of person, who can’t sleep, will write science lesson plans in their mind? Virginia and I share a long-time personal and professional relationship. I so greatly admire her and hope to remain as active in science education as she has. And, amazingly, we

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Offshore Energy Center’s Earth Science GT Workshops When:

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8:30 to 3:30 Shell Woodcreek Complex 200 N. Dairy Ashford - Houston, Tx 77079

Be prepared for 6 hours of fun hands-on learning featuring activities from the PE ³: Expanding Energy Education guide and the traveling trunks, Playing with Petroleum Kit or Knowledge Box. OEC workshops are free to attendees; however, we require a $35.00 refundable registration deposit to discourage NO-SHOWS. Registration deposits will be cheerfully refunded to registrants who attend the workshop and those that cancel three days prior to the workshop date. Lunch will be provided for attendees. Each participant will receive 6 hours of GT credit along with the PE ³: Expanding Energy Education guide. Please bring your laptop. Ocean Star Museum Mail Checks to: Offshore Energy Center 200 N. Dairy Ashford, Suite 4119 • Houston, Texas 77079 (281) 679-8040 • (281) 544-2441 fax

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For more information about the workshops, contact Doris Tomas, Education Director, dtomas@oceanstaroec.com or call 281-544-2435. The Offshore Energy Center is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization registered in the State of Texas. The Center operates the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center located in Galveston, Texas.

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Seeing CAST through Sara’s Eyes; Random Thoughts of a Veteran Science Teacher by Andrea S. Foster, PhD I

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attended my first CAST thirty years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. The exhibit hall fascinated me with all of its glorious hub bub and regalia. Exhibitors, salesmen, and publishers pitched their wares and gave away cool science teacher swag --- posters, equipment, and activity books -that guaranteed students’ success in learning science. I remember writing my contact information at each booth until the ink in my pen wore out just to receive the promised mailings and free classroom materials. Barcodes, scanners, apps and hash tags were a long way into the future. Later, I printed address labels on my dot matrix printer so that I could simply stick them on the clipboard sheet set out at each booth. CAST put me in touch with many great visionaries, educators and teachers from whom I learned so much about my science teaching craft. My attendance at CAST sustained my enthusiasm for teaching science throughout the years. I never missed a single one. What I enjoy and continue to enjoy most about CAST is presenting workshops for teachers and sharing my own ideas with ambitious science teachers looking for activities that would work in the science classroom. I always felt a thrill when I saw my name printed in the program showcasing my workshops. I remember preparing thick packets of activities with eyecatching clever cover pages that I had typed on my Smith-Corona. I would go to Kinko’s to make hundreds of copies of my hand-outs because you never wanted to be that presenter who did not bring enough copies for the workshop participants. I remember using the Xerox paper box to haul my hand-outs from hotel to conven-

tion center hoping that the box would not tip over and spill the hand-outs all over the streets of downtown Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, or wherever CAST happened to be that year. A few years into my career as a Texas science teacher, I was selected as a Texas Project 2061 team member and became very active in the process of creating and communicating the latest science reform products on the National and State scene which meant endless networking at NSTA and CAST. During those years, we would cram four or five science teacher team members in one hotel room to plan and conduct countless training sessions. Our director, and my first mentor, Peggy Carnahan, made sure that we networked at CAST. We took our role as ambassadors of school science reform efforts very seriously which meant planning and delivering numerous workshops and training events. We collaborated with university professors, supervisors, teachers, and publishers to deliver and share our science teaching ideas and products. There was no Internet, no email addresses, websites, and no URL’s to easily access resources and materials. Somehow we found ways to share and connect with one another. By mid-career and now with a PhD. in science education, I began presenting papers at research meetings which were very different from the lively workshops offered at CAST – less practitioner, more research-based. Yet, I continued to submit CAST proposals and work with teachers and state level administrators. However, over time and especially since I joined the ranks of other tenured professors in science education, I was beginning to see my CAST experience as, “Been there, done that!” I was in serious need

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of an attitude adjustment. In fact, I even let my STAT membership expire last year. My passion for CAST was waning. And then there was Sara … Sara is in her induction years (year 2) as a Texas science teacher. She teaches 4th graders science, technology and art in New Waverly, TX, a small town just north of Houston and south of Huntsville. I was Sara’s science methods instructor at Sam Houston State University where Sara received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and EC-6 certification. Sara also happens to be my daughter-in-law. She married my son the semester she took my science methods class. Houston CAST 2013 was Sara’s first CAST experience. She enthusiastically texted me early the first morning of CAST, “Where are you? This place is amazing!” I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I had not left my home yet and I was not looking forward to fighting Houston traffic to George R Brown Convention Center. But, there was something in her exuberant text that revived a bit of my CAST spirit, so I finished packing up my workshop materials and headed downtown. We met at the entrance of the exhibit hall. Sara already had acquired bags of science teacher swag and was excited about the workshops she had attended that morning. It was fun to watch her navigate the exhibit hall like a kid in a candy store. She took pictures with her phone to show me things she wanted for her classroom. She told me that she hadn’t realized that CAST was going to be so BIG! It made me feel less old when she said her young feet hurt and that there was no way she could walk the exhibit hall in one day. There was just too much

Sara’s Inaugural CAST! to see. We attended some afternoon workshops – a make and take, foldable vocabulary idea (cootie catcher) and a STEMscopes workshop. I enjoyed the sessions especially as I shifted my lens to view what was happening through Sara’s eyes. It was all new to her. Not only that, several SHSU methods students attended CAST and as I bumped into them on my way to sessions I could see their enthusiasm for learning new things. They couldn’t get enough of the workshops and the opportunity to pick up so many great ideas for teaching science. When I asked Sara what she liked best about her first CAST, she said, “It was great to be around people who are passionate about what they do.” Witnessing Sara’s first CAST experience was like hitting my science teaching career “refresh” button. I found myself downloading the CAST App so that I wouldn’t have to lug my CAST program around in that large convention center. One could say that I “got with the program!” I thought the application was amazing and I appreciated giving and getting immediate assessment feedback for the workshop my colleague and I presented on Saturday. Sara left CAST early on Friday to await the arrival

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of her husband, my son, Robert, who had just been honorably discharged from military service and looking forward to settling down with Sara in Houston. I couldn’t help but think about Sara leaving CAST to go home and start her life with Robert and their new baby and continue her career as a Texas science teacher. I see myself as a science teacher veteran returning to CAST to be with my science teacher family. Each time I go to CAST and present workshops, my audience consists of former students, now full-fledged science teachers like Sara. They are all eager to learn and what I call finding their, “Science Eyes!” (See Foster, 1998 dissertation, “Seeing things through science eyes: A case study of an exemplary elementary science teacher” http:// adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998PhDT.......107F) Sara represents the next generation of science teachers equipped with far better tools than the generations that preceded her. She realizes the importance of getting out of her classroom to network with like-minded, passionate teachers who help keep the CAST flame alive. I was Sara’s teacher. This past year, Sara taught me. She taught me to appreciate and maintain, just as the CAST 2013 theme suggests, my “appetite for instruction” and to always keep that “Bunsen burner burning.” No matter how seasoned we think we are … we can always learn more, especially if we see things through our students’ eyes.

References Foster, A. (1998). Seeing things through science eyes: A case study of an exemplary science teacher. ProQuest Dissertations And Theses; Thesis (Ph.D.)--Texas A&M University, 1998.; Publication Number: AAI9903113; ISBN: 9780599002364; Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 59-08, Section: A, page: 2859.; 229 p.

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Rhoda Goldberg Becky Lindsey Lucinda Gallegos Sandra Johnson, Ph.D. Terry L. White Laura Lee McLeod

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Voting will be open to members March 15. All Position Statements and Biographies for the canidates may be viewed online HERE.

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Take time now to register for the 2014 ISEA Conference, Anyplace, Anytime: Science! set for February 26-28, 2014 in Wimberley, Texas about 30 minutes from Austin. You won’t want to miss this excellent conference featuring James Bell from the Center for The Advancement of Informal Science Education in Washington, D.C. A pre-conference workshop, Strategies for Tough Science Communication, taught by Dr. Theresa Coble promises to be timely and engaging. We also have a wonderful collection of sessions highlighting innovative and creative approaches from Texas informal science educators. And, of course, our conference offers time to network and always fun! Pre and post-conference field trips round out the experience. Additional information about the conference and pre-conference activities is available at : http://texasinformalscience.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/iseaconf2014info.pdf. The preliminary program with concurrent sessions is available online now HERE - take a look and plan your conference experience! The cost for the conference is only $170 (and that includes lodging and food)! It’s a great deal. Registration ends on February 7, 2014 so act now!

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Donate to the Scholarship Auctions Last year’s auction had a significant impact on the 17th Annual Conference in Wimberley. Bring (or send) your unwanted and slow selling items from your gift shop - we’ll find them a good home! Have something more to offer? Nature guide experiences, trips, tours, camp registrations, consultant fees - go into our live auction. Want to share your vision? Send your photos to display in the photography contest. Visit the ISEA website at http://texasinformalscience.org/annual-conference/scholarships. Please contact Cheryl Potemkin at cheryl@pollenpathdesign.com with any questions.

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is at Abilene Christian University March 20-22, 2014 http://texas.aaptsections.org/meetings/

TSELA - Next Meeting – February 21 – Austin

Join us with over 100 science educators and administrators in Austin on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, at ESC Region XIII. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Tricia Berry of The University of Texas at Austin. Many exhibitors will also be present to show the latest curriculum and instructional programs to TSELA members. The TSELA business meeting will also address several critical issues in Texas, including graduation requirements, CTE/science course options, adoption of instructional materials, and other topics.

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Selection Committee Applications The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is seeking experts in the fields of math and science education to review and evaluate applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Selection committee members will have the opportunity to view videos of outstanding Texas teachers in the classroom and work with colleagues from institutions of higher education and district leadership positions as well as former PAEMST winners in selecting finalists to represent our state for this prestigious teaching award. The review and evaluation of applications will occur between May 1 and June 4. Some steps of the review are conducted online and must be completed between May 1 and May 30. Additional information and the online application are available at HERE. Please consider applying and/or sharing this information with qualified colleagues.

The Application Period for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

The 2013-2014 application period for K-6th grade mathematics and science teachers for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program is now open. Nominated educators may begin the application process at this time. Educators may still be nominated by themselves or by others until April 1, 2014. The PAEMST awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. The application deadline is May 1, 2014. Since 1983, more than 4,200 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. Additional information is available at www.paemst.org. An optional webinar is available to applicants HERE.

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Two graduating high school students will be selected to represent Texas at the all-expenses-paid honors summer camp. The 2014 NYSC camp session will run from June 27 through July 20, 2014. Applicants may go to http://apply.nysc.org. On the NYSC Application Landing Page, a link is provided to the NYSC’s web site so that applicants can get additional information. Also provided is a list of eligibility requirements. At the bottom of the page are application instructions. Texas uses the NYSC Common Application. Applications are due March 1. Additional information is available HERE or by contacting irene.pickhardt@tea.state.tx.us.

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OnTRACK Updates for English III, Grade 8 English, Grade 8 Social Studies, Geometry, World Geography, and World History are now available. All six courses have been updated and include new lessons and tests. Statewide versions of the OnTRACK courses are available for teachers who would like to view the lessons. Please direct teachers who are interested in exploring the OnTRACK lessons to the URLs listed below. OnTRACK Lessons for Geometry - http://www.epsilen.com/crs/12157141 OnTRACK Lessons for World History - http://www.epsilen.com/crs/12102897 OnTRACK Lessons for World Geography - http://www.epsilen.com/crs/13194974 OnTRACK Lessons for English III - http://www.epsilen.com/crs/13198487 OnTRACK Lessons for Grade 8 English - http://www.epsilen.com/crs/14283958 OnTRACK Lessons for Grade 8 Social Studies - http://www.epsilen.com/crs/13200084

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Travel Opportunities for Educators

GEEO is a non-profit organization that runs subsidized professional development travel programs designed for teachers that send them to places like the Galapagos Islands, Greece, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Southern Africa. Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org. GEEO can be reached toll free at 877-600-0105 between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. EST.

American Birding Association’s 2014 Young Birder Summer Camps

The American Birding Association (ABA) announced their 2014 Young Birder Summer Camps Camp Colorado and Camp Avocet. Camp Colorado, running from July 8-14, will be held in Estes Park, Colorado, bordering the Rocky Mountain National Park. Campers will find plenty of opportunities to take their birding skills to the next level, meet other young people with similar interests, explore careers in birding and ornithology, and learn about the bird life and natural history of northern Colorado. Information about ABA scholarships for young birders aged 13-18 interested in attending either camp is available at http://www.aba.org/yb/scholarships.html. Educators with questions may contact Bill Stewart at bstewart@aba.org. Additional information is available from http://events.aba.org/aba-youngbirder-camps/.

Down to Earth and Out In Space Annual Conference at Our Lady of the Lake University, February 22 2014 Officer Nominees

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This year the Texas Earth Science Teacher Association will co-present this conference. The program has Earth science strands for PreK, elementary, middle school, and high school educators. The luncheon speaker is Alyssa Burgin of the Texas Drought Project. Brian Ewenson and Linda Knight will be presenting. The auction and raffle will have maps, equipment, books, rocks, fossils, sand, jewelry, and many other items. Additional information is available from Peggy Carnahan 210-434-6711 x 2743 or x 8215.

Growing the SEEDS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Conference, April 3-5

The Growing the Seeds of Environmental Education workshop is designed for informal educators but is open to any educator who is interested in Earth or climate sciences. Educators will examine sediment cores and learn how to read and decipher scientific information. During a second workshop participants will get down and dirty and take their own core samples. To sign up, please contact Adriana Reza 361-654-1450 or areza@txstateaq.org. To request a call for presenters or for further information, email growingseeds@yahoo.com.

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Paddlefish Reintroduction Festival, May 8-9

The Festival will celebrate the accomplishments of the area school students who participated in the related studies of the Paddlefish Reintroduction Experiment. Area schools, civic groups, and the public are invited to attend, visit the student exhibits, and participate in the scheduled activities. Additional information is available from www.collinsacademy.com.

Fund for Teacher Grants

PreK-12 teachers can use Fund for Teacher grants to support professional development experiences of their own design. These experiences can take place anywhere in the world. Individual teachers receive up to $5,000 and groups receive up to $10,000 to conduct their own summer projects. Application instructions vary by state. Check eligibility and apply online by January 30 at: www.fundforteachers.org.

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The Lone Star Leadership Academy is a weeklong, TEKS-based, experiential leadership development program which takes place in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston areas during spring break or summer. The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides opportunities for students to experience grade level curriculum during visits to historically, politically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites with a focus on leadership throughout. Participants must be in 4th-8th grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, be active in school and/or community activities, and receive an educator nomination based on demonstrated leadership ability. Additional information is available at www.educationinaction.org or call 817-562-4957. Spring/Final nomination deadline is Friday, February 7, 2014.

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This is our 10th year celebration! Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Site: Port Arthur Memorial High School 3501 Sgt. Lucien Adams Dr. Port Arthur Texas 77642 Time: 7:30-3:30 Our wiki space page: http://area5minicast.wikispaces.com/

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Date: June 10 2014 : “Peace, Love and Science” Contact: Lola West, lola.west@esc16.net

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Mastering science comes from doing science. See the “aha” moments on your students’ faces as difficult TEKS concepts become crystal clear. Students don’t just read about science, they experience it. Investigations utilize exclusive, easy-to-use lab equipment designed to make challenging concepts come alive and develop in-depth understanding of the TEKS. To learn more and view a sample, visit us at: Texas.ExperienceCPOscience.com

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What is the TEKSmonics project? TEKSmonics is the combination of “TEKS” (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and “mnemonics” which is a learning tool intended to assist memory. The project idea is to be an open-source area where anyone can contribute their mnemonic devices related to the Texas standards. One of our desires at TEKSvideo.com is to develop a free public forum where teachers and students can find any and all brain friendly mnemonics to help them better retain the state standard or content within it. As far as we know, there is nothing like this for Texas science. Please join in with us as we try to build a free resource that could possibly help many students to understand and retain some of the confusing or difficult aspects in science education. Send in your mnemonic creations to help students learn the standards even better! Go to TEKSmonics.org today and submit your ideas (see our examples below.) As noted by famed researcher John Hattie, teachers who provide memory techniques alongside content are more successful in getting children to retain key content. He found that using mnemonics, or other techniques, to help remember key information was effective. (Hattie, John, and Gregory Yates. Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2013.) What to consider: The TEKSmonics section of the parent site TEKSvideo.com will always be free. We created this project to be a one-stop-shop for all memory-enhancing strategies related to the Texas standards. As you can

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see with the attached images as well as what we’ve posted on our site, some of the mnemonics are designed to assist in the understanding of the standard itself while some are designed to assist with the specific content within the standard. Be creative, be unique. Think about the color, design and graphics you will use. The main goal is to make the mnemonic memorable and easily reproducible in a student’s science notebook. You are welcome to use any of the mnemonic devices we’ve developed for non-commercial use with full attribution. If you submit an entry to be considered: Please make sure to include your name and city. Again, this is open-source and does not include any monetary incentives. We reserve the ability to enhance or adapt your mnemonic to match the designs we have currently established. You will still receive full attribution with your name and city clearly labeled on the final product. Again, this section of our site will always be free so consider helping us build an awesome resource for Texas science education!

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It’s one thing to cover the TEKS. It’s quite another when students discover them! Each FOSS Texas investigation is designed to provide multiple exposures to all of the TEKS, using engaging strategies that center on active investigation. It works. FOSS is extensively field-tested and reflects current research. To learn more and see a sample of the program, visit:

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Forty-Nine Texas Science Teachers Selected For Fellowship Program in NSTA New Science Teacher Academy AUSTIN, Texas — The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, in collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company; Lockheed Martin; the American Honda Foundation; and the Bayer USA Foundation, today announced that 49 out of the 200 science teachers chosen as Fellows in the 2013-2014 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy are from Texas. Selected from more than a thousand applications nationwide, the Fellows (listed below) will participate in a host of science-related activities and professional learning opportunities designed to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence and improve teacher content knowledge. Dow-NSTA Fellows •Stacey Arantes, Judson High School, Converse, Texas •Allison Bouwman, McNeil High School, Austin, Texas •Diane Buxkemper, G.W. Carver Middle School, Waco, Texas •Barbara (Jackie) Caldwell, The Ranch Academy, Tyler, Texas •Ashley Carswell, Churchill High School, San Antonio, Texas •Kathryn Catalano, South Garland High School, Garland, Texas •Ruth Colyer, Juarez-Lincoln High School, Mission, Texas •Candace Davis, Smith Middle School, Cypress, Texas •Katherine Donovan, YES Prep East End,

Houston, Texas •Sarah Draper, Roosevelt Junior High School, Lubbock, Texas •Alicia Edwards, Cullen Middle School, Houston, Texas •Sara Elliott, Killeen High School, Killeen, Texas •Samantha Everett, W.H. Adamson High School, Dallas, Texas •Hector Galindo, Mercedes Early College Academy, Mercedes, Texas •Allison Gaynor, YES Prep Southwest, Houston, Texas •Angela Gedeller, YES Prep Southwest, Houston, Texas •Rebecca Greco, Hempstead Middle School, Hempstead, Texas •Sheena Guevara, Northbrook Middle School, Houston, Texas •Marjorie Hernandez, Elsik High School, Houston, Texas •Lara Holbert, Frenship High School, Wolfforth, Texas •Josh Howard, Waller High School, Waller, Texas •Janice Ison-Weikel, Sidney Lanier High School, San Antonio, Texas •Jennifer Istre, Angleton Junior High School, Angleton, Texas •Pamela Jones, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, Texas •Joey Krivi, Bammel Middle School, Houston, Texas •Amanda Lengnick-Hall, Austin Achieve Public School, Austin, Texas •Dawn Lobbes, Liberty Christian School, Argyle, Texas

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•Astrid Marcano, UT Tyler Innovation Academy, Tyler, Texas •Melanie Mobley, Alternative Learning Center-East, Houston, Texas •Evette Mumford, Benbrook Middle School, Benbrook, Texas •Grant Nunneley, Stratford Senior High School, Houston, Texas •Michelle Perry, Huntsville High School, Huntsville, Texas •Patrick Reid, Waxahachie High School, Waxahachie, Texas •Angel Santa Cruz, Morehead Middle School, El Paso, Texas •Tiffany Schmitz, YES Prep Gulfton, Houston, Texas •Anders Schneider, YES Prep Southwest, Houston, Texas •Monica Scott-Hawkins, Longview Global High STEM Academy, Longview, Texas •James Sharp, Coronado High School, El Paso, Texas •Jayme Sisk, Castleberry High School, Fort Worth, Texas •Kelsey Slaughter, Frenship High School, Wolfforth, Texas •Jennafer Smiullin, Bland High School, Farmersville, Texas •Angela Snyder, Holliday High School, Holliday, Texas •Kaleb Underwood, Spring Woods High School, Houston, Texas •Janahy Velarde, El Dorado High School, El Paso, Texas •Kelsey Voller, Elgin Middle School, Elgin, Texas •Jessica Ward, Harker Heights High

School, Harker Heights, Texas •Danielle Wolf, Hogg Middle School, Houston, Texas •Autumn Wraight, Mineral Wells High School, Mineral Wells, Texas •Yetzul Flores Werner, Taylor High School, Houston, Texas “New science teachers need and deserve our support as they go about the important work of bringing science to life in our schools,” said Dow’s Rob Vallentine, global director, STEM Education. “Dow believes teachers are the multiplier effect on our young people, serving as an important conduit between the love of science and the connection to a STEM career. We are excited to support the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy and proud to be associated with this impressive group of educators.” The Fellows were selected on the basis of several criteria, including showing evidence of a solid science background and displaying a strong interest in growing as a professional science educator. Each Fellow will receive a comprehensive NSTA membership package, online mentoring with trained mentors who teach in the same discipline, and the opportunity to participate in a variety of web-based professional development activities, including web seminars. In addition, each Fellow will receive financial support to attend and participate in NSTA’s 2014 National Conference on Science Education in Boston. Four leading U.S.-based organizations, committed to strengthening the quality of sci-

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ence education in the U.S., are supporting the 200 new science teachers selected as Fellows in the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy. The Dow Chemical Company, the primary sponsor of the program, will fund the participation of 159 science teachers as Dow-NSTA Fellows. Lockheed Martin will sponsor 27 teachers as Lockheed Martin-NSTA Fellows. The American Honda Foundation will support seven science teachers as Honda-NSTA Fellows and the Bayer USA Foundation will sponsor seven science teachers from New Jersey as Bayer-NSTA Fellows.

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Launched during the spring of 2007, the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy, co-founded with a grant from the Amgen Foundation, was designed to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge. Since its inception the Academy has provided high-quality professional learning opportunities to nearly 1000 science teachers nationwide. For a list of the 2013-2014 Fellows or to learn more about the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy, please visit www.nsta.org/academy.

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SBOE District 4 - Lawrence A. Allen, Jr. 2130 Vermillion Oak St. Fresno, Texas 77545 (713) 203-1355

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