Science Matters (BaP) In New York State

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SCIENCE MATTERS (BAP) IN NEW YORK STATE

 

Science Matters (BaP) is an electronic network that disseminates information among teachers of science in New York State. It provides K-12 teachers with information about professional development opportunities and science teaching resources, thereby having a positive impact on the quality of science education.

- See more at: http://www.stanys.org/science-matters.html#sthash.CjegAUeu.dpuf

 

Science Listserves (hosted by SUNY Oneonta)

 

As an access to an email network of science educators from across NYS (or from other states) a listserve provides a platform for dialogue on presented topics or responses to questions.  SUNY Oneonta provides support to several listserves related to specific science subject areas or grade level bands: elementary, middle school, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science.

 

National Science Teachers Association 

 

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. Click here to read a fact sheet about NSTA.

 

New York Science Teacher, list of professional organizations

 

NYSED

 

 

 

Science Matters for Retirees

“Science Matters” for Retirees
 
            Several years ago, we established a “school” for retirees so retirees could continue to receive the messages from Science Matters.  At present, we can have any number of PoC’s per school, so all retirees can join the DAL Academy-Retirees.
 
Below are directions on how to do it.  Please distribute this information to all the retirees you know.
 
Go to http://bap.nsta.org
1.     On the left side of the opening page, click on “Become a Point of Contact”;
2.     Step 1: Select State
3.     From the menu, select "New York";
4.     Step 2: Enter:  DAL Academy – Retirees ….for the school
5.     Step 3: Complete template of first page about General Info. & click "Next";
6.     Step 4: Complete template on second page about Demographics. Under Demographics for Grades and for Subjects: Include whatever demographic information you would like to receive
7.     When completed, click on “Submit”.
 
 
If you have any questions, contact me. Nancy Ridenour (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Science Matters: Building a Presence!


Become a Point of Contact (PoC)

 

           

            As many of you know, Science Matters is an electronic network that originated through a grant from NSTA to STANYS. We have been providing professional development and grant updates for over ten years. The purpose of the initiative was to reduce isolation for teachers and to provide them with timely information.

            This electronic network is not the same as the Oneonta List serve, in that it is a one way means of communication. I post items that are sent to me for distribution.

            This network can be very useful to STANYS sections. Just send me information about workshops, meetings, etc. and I can direct that information just to your section and not all over the state. I can send by section and by demographics.

            There are more than 6,000 schools in this state and we have 2059 Points of Contact. We would really like to have each school represented with a Point of Contact, so please consider signing up. It does not take a lot of time and the only expectation is for you to receive the e-mail announcements and to share them with your colleagues. The success of this network requires all buildings and all teachers to be represented. The following directions will allow you to sign up.


1.  Go to http://bap.nsta.org

2.  On the left side of the opening page, click on “Become a Point of Contact”;

3.  Step 1: Select State;

4.  From the menu, select "New York";

5.  Step 2: Enter only your school's Zip in the first box (no other info in other boxes) & click "Find Schools";

6.  Step 3: Look just below “Find Schools” for the listing of all schools with that ZIP, & click on your

     school’s name. (If your school’s name does not appear, send a message to Nancy Ridenour

     (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the school’s official name, address, and ZIP. It will then

     be added to the list of schools with that ZIP);

7.  Step 4: Complete template of first page about General Info. & Click "Next";

8.  Complete template on second page about Demographics. Under Demographics for Grades

     and for Subjects;

9.  When completed, click on “Submit”.

           a.  If you are representing all the teachers of science in your building, be sure to include all the

               grades, and all science subjects for teachers whom you are representing, not just what

               you teach.

          b.  If you are representing a subset of teachers in your building, be sure to include just those grades

               and subjects of teachers you represent, not just what you teach.

          c.  If you are representing just yourself, include just the grade(s) and subject(s) that you teach.




Thanks for volunteering to be a PoC!



4/2013

 

Listservs for New York State Science Teachers

Listservs provide a valuable service where members post questions, responses, and discussion of materials related to the listserv(s) to which you are subscribing. STANYS recommends the listservs below for New York State Science Teachers.

To SUBSCRIBE to one of these lists create a new email message addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from the email account you wish the list to use with the following in the body:

SUBSCRIBE listname ANONYMOUS
or
SUBSCRIBE listname Full_Name
example: SUBSCRIBE ESPRIT Joe Smith

You will get a confirmation email. *Check your junk mail.

 

ESPRIT (Earth Science)
This listserv provides a forum for discussion and professional support of teachers of Earth Science. This is an especially active list with subscribers from all across the United States.

 

Bio-Forum (Living Environment)
This listserv provides a forum for discussion and professional support of science teachers engaged in teaching New York's Commencement Level Living Environment Core Curriculum.

OPhun-L (Physics)
This listserv provides a forum for discussion and professional support of science teachers engaged in teaching New York's Commencement Level Physical Setting: Physics Core Curriculum.

ChemBond (Chemistry)
This listserv provides a forum for discussion and professional support for science teachers engaged in teaching in New York's Commencement Level Physical Setting: Chemistry Core Curriculum

5-8 Science (Intermediate Level Science)
This listserv provides a forum for discussion and professional support of middle level science teachers engaged in teaching New York's Intermediate (5-8) Science Core Curriculum.

Nestling (Elementary Level Science)
This listserv provides professional support for teachers of K-4 science. NESTLING stands forNurturing Elementary Science Teaching. Mentoring is available from veteran science teachers.

 

For more information visit at http://external.oneonta.edu/mentor/listserv.html

New subscribers should keep in mind that joining a listserv means that you will be receiving ALL of these messages as they are posted. Please be prepared for an increase in the volume of email that you receive when joining a listserv.

Science Matters (BaP) In New York State

Science Matters (BaP) is an electronic network that disseminates information among teachers of science in New York State. It provides K-12 teachers with information about professional development opportunities and science teaching resources, thereby having a positive impact on the quality of science education.

 

Initiated by NSTA in partnership with state-based education organizations, and initially funded by Exxon Mobil Foundation, the Science Matters program is a growing national network. A cadre of educators serves as Key Leaders (KL) for each state. The Key Leaders select a Point of Contact (PoC) from each school building and coordinate the efforts of the PoCs. All of these educators are trained to use the electronic network and learn how to best share standards-based resource materials with their colleagues.

 

In New York State, STANYS implements the Science Matters program through Super Key Leaders, Key Leaders, and PoCs organized within STANYS Sections. A steering committee oversees development of the state program. The program is growing in New York and we encourage you to participate.

 

Contact and general information about the STANYS Science Matters program may be found on these pages:

Find out more about the NSTA Science Matters program at www.nsta.org/sciencematters

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