National Middle Level Science Teacher's Association
"NMLSTA" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Building Insights through Observation is a project funded by the National Science Foundation, designed to advance our understanding of how science teachers can learn to incorporate arts-based teaching methods and visualizations of authentic science data into their pedagogical practices in order to improve students’ data literacy and critical thinking skills.
You are a middle school (grades 6-8) STEM teacher with an interest in expanding or incorporating data visualizations in your classroom. You are teaching STEM content for which global, geospatial data would fit with your curriculum – such as Earth Science or Life and Physical Sciences, but we encourage any science teacher interested in learning new ways of teaching with geospatial data visualizations to apply. You have room to grow in your knowledge of how to effectively use data visualizations in your curriculum. You will be able to get administrator (Principal) sign-off to participate in this project.
We are open to teachers from any location in the US but teachers must be willing to travel to eastern PA in June for the workshops.
For more info, check out their website:
Posted by Dave Curry, Science Teacher, Newtown Middle School and Participant teacher in this study.