What will 2018 Einstein Academy look like this summer?

As a classroom teacher I always looked forward to summer vacation almost as much as my students did.  It was time for me to totally check-out of school for a much-needed mental and emotional break from working with students on a daily basis.  I’d spend the first week or so sleeping in late, weeding my gardens, and picking up a delicious fiction book. This year I’m really looking forward to summer, but for a totally different reason.  This is the summer when the Einstein Project is going to roll-out a whole new venue of professional development that is going to be (wait for it) EPIC!

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Kim Lemberger
Working on Diversity in STEM Education

The Einstein Project has teamed up with administrators and educators from Green Bay Area Public Schools and the School District of South Milwaukee to tackle the issue of underrepresentation in STEM education.  Our team was selected by the Smithsonian Science Education Center to attend a Teacher Leadership Summit at Howard University in Washington, DC on February 23-25, 2018. 

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Are You Ready for 3D Science? Exploring the 5 Innovations of NGSS

Across the country K-12 science education is getting a make-over. We have known for many years that students need hands-on experiences to pique their interest and re-enforce conceptual development. Yet, since the publication of the Framework for K-12 Science Education in 2012, and the subsequent release of the Next Generation Science Standards in 2013, teachers across the nation have begun a massive endeavor to transform science learning.

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Teacher Mindset

What if we looked at Professional Development differently in 2018?  Rather than seeing it as something you have to do, what about reframing it as something you want to do?  These very questions are at the heart of some of the changes we are implementing at the Einstein Project...

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Kim Lemberger