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  • 07 Jan 2023 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2023 Kansas Regional Science and Engineering Fairs

    Students who are accustomed to compete in a regional science fair in Kansas may have to travel somewhat farther than they did last year.  Regional science fairs in Kansas this year will be held in Wichita, Liberal, and Ozawkie only.  As entry deadlines approach, it is important to note that signatures on required entry paperwork are required before experimentation begins.  Dates and entry requirements follow. 

    The Wichita regional science fair will be held at the Exploration Place facility, located at 300 N. Mclean Avenue on Friday, March 3.  The deadline to register for the 2023 fair is Friday, February 17.  The  fair is open to students is grades 1 to 12.  Detailed information is available at Science & Engineering Fair | Exploration Place, Wichita, KS

    In southwest Kansas, the regional event will be hosted by Seward County Community College in Liberal.  Separate divisions are available for K-3 students, for grades 4-8, and for students in grades 9-12.  Applications are due on February 20, 2023 and the fair itself will be held on March 4.  Detailed rules application forms are available at the Seward Country Community College website. (Regional Science Fair - SCCC)

    Ozawkie, on the shores of Lake Perry about 15 miles north of Lawrence, is the third regional science fair site in the state.  The fair will be held on February 24 at the Keystone Learning Services site located at 500 Sunflower Blvd. in Ozawkie.  The fair is open to students in grades 4-12.  Registration is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ccA97a19BCZSYY9_wrYwSaSR2coSSHiDkAHZ-kCm4Hs/edit   Contact person Christine Twenhafel can be reached at 913-370-3927.

    Each of the regional fairs provides a pathway to the Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Wichita on March 24 and 25.  Details of the state fair are available at KSSEF Home Page (google.com).  As a final reminder, all fairs require that signatures on required paperwork be obtained before experimenting begins. 


  • 05 Jan 2023 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Bryan Hernandez Rubero, Wichita South High School Biology Teacher, who received a $1000 check as the statewide winner of the 2022 Wendell G. Mohling Foundation Scholarship Award on November 10 th. The award was presented by scholarship founder Carol Mohling, Kay Neill, chair of the foundation, and Marlin Weyer, foundation board treasurer.

    The $1000 award is given annually to a Kansas science teacher to be used to increase his/her professional development by attending a national or regional National Science Teachers Association Conference on Science Education. Mr. Hernandez completed an application essay to vie for the award, and has chosen to attend the NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 22-25, 2023. The last sentence in his essay explains: “If more opportunities existed, like the one provided by the Wendell G. Mohling Foundation Scholarship, to help educators be exposed to a wider net of pedagogy information, outside of their immediate school districts, by attending national science conferences, then the entire education system would only benefit.”

    This award also pays for his membership for one year to the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS). This membership will also provide him with numerous statewide opportunities for professional development.

    The scholarship foundation was started by Carol Mohling in honor of her husband, Wendell G. Mohling, after his death eighteen years ago. Dr. Mohling was a former Kansas Association of Teachers of Science President and NSTA President, and was well known for his environmental education classes and outdoor lab that he designed as a teacher at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. Dr. Mohling’s vision was for Kansas science teachers to experience the excitement of attending a national or regional science conference. The website explains that vision and provides a list of award winners since 2006.


  • 05 Jan 2023 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello!

    Welcome back from winter break and to 2023! In this edition of the KSDE Science newsletter  you will find the standard opportunities to connect, but, you will also find a video from me asking for help. There are a lot of potential changes on the horizon, which in turn means a lot of opportunities to get involved in them. I know time and capacity are both at a premium these days, but truly appreciate your consideration.

     

    Included in this month's issue;

    • Competency Teams (LINK) and Unpacking the Standards (LINK)
    • Quarter 3 Regional PLCs coming to a town near you! Haven't been before and interested in seeing what they are all about? We'd LOVE you to join us!
    • Summer PL- Save the Dates!
    • Award opportunities and so much more!!!
    •  

    Click here (LINK) to read the entire January edition of the KSDE Science newsletter.

     

     

     

    Please let me know if I can help in any way and thank you for all you do!

    Meg

     


  • 03 Jan 2023 4:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    patesc@miamioh.edu


    Hello Kansas Association of Teachers of Science,

    We recently contacted Kansas Association of Teachers of Science about our international Miami University grad courses. If you've had a chance to distribute the info below to colleagues and any others you think might be interested, thank you so much! If not, we hope you might consider sharing it now, as the due date to apply is January 28 at http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu. These courses offer firsthand experiences at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. 

    If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to email me. Thank you very much,


    Spencer C. Pate

    Senior Program Assistant, Project Dragonfly

    Miami University

    111 Upham Hall

    Bishop Circle, Oxford, OH 45056

    T: 513-529-8576 | MiamiOH.edu

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2023

    Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2023 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences at global field sites in 15 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu

    Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. Applications are now being accepted until January 28. Courses begin in May 2023. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu

    Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with face-to-face experiential learning and field study through several AIP sites in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2023 cohorts are being now being accepted until February 28, with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis. New for 2023: residents of the Detroit, Michigan, area can study at AIP's newest site, Detroit Zoological Society, and earn Miami's AIP master's degree. http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu

    Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.

    Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits, and graduate programs worldwide. Project Dragonfly is based in the biology department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Established as a state university in 1809, Miami is one of the eight original Public Ivies and has a distinguished record of excellence in research and teaching in science and science education.

    Project Dragonfly, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056
    GFP_Masters@MiamiOH.edu


  • 27 Dec 2022 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    USD 290 - Ottawa is accepting applications for Middle School Science teachers.  We have 2 openings.  

    Sincerely,

    Jo Ann M. Nowatzke, SHRM-CP

    HR Specialist

    Ottawa USD 290

    1404 S. Ash St.

    Ottawa, KS  66067

    785-229-8010, Ext. 1020


    Ottawa USD 290 Job Information Page  


  • 06 Dec 2022 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kansas Science Olympiad:

    Wichita State University will host the National Science Olympiad tournament for the first time in over twenty years! If you would like to register a competing team, the registration deadline is December 9th, 2022. Regardless, much of the tournament is open to the public. Visit soinc.org for more details.

    2023 Science Olympiad National Tournament

    Friday, May 19, 2023 - STEM Expo and Opening Ceremonies at WSU

    Saturday, May 20, 2023 - SciOly National Tournament and Awards Ceremonies

          Wichita State University is excited to host the 2023 Science Olympiad National Tournament! The public is invited to take part in the STEM Expo and attend the ceremonies and tournament. Over 4,000 people will be on campus for a high energy weekend!

          Visit Soinc.org or email Jill Fisher (jill.fisher@wichita.edu) for more.


  • 05 Dec 2022 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good Afternoon,

            As we narrow the home stretch to the end of 2022, please know how thankful I am for your work this month and always. 

          We are almost there friends... and with that, I am excited to share the KSDE Science Newsletter with you. We some exciting things planned for the next month or so ; but please let me know if there are other things and opportunities you would like to see and start to mark your calendars for summer. I am here to support you in any way I can, so feel free to reach out if I can ever help!

     

    Included in this month's issue;

     

    • Personalized Special PD Sessions
    • Quarter 3 Regional PLCs coming to a town near you! Haven't been before and interested in seeing what they are all about? We'd LOVE you to join us!
    • A reminder of the importance of teaching elementary science... every day.
    • Award opportunities and so much more!!!
    •  

    Click here (LINK)to read the entire December edition of the KSDE Science newsletter.

     



  • 07 Nov 2022 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good Afternoon,

    I hope this email finds you well with the promise of an extra hour of sleep this weekend OR the extra hour to dig into the KSDE Science Newsletter!

    In all seriousness I am extremely thankful for you and the work you are doing with students this month. I know that October is historically one of the most challenging months and yet the promise of the holidays is right ahead. We are almost there friends... and with that, I am excited to share the KSDE Science Newsletter with you LINK. We have a lot of new opportunities we are trying this fall and I'm sincerely looking forward to meeting and working with more of you; but please let me know if there are other things and opportunities you would like to see. I am here to support you in any way I can, so feel free to reach out if I can ever help!

    Included in this month's issue;

    • A differention discussion on leveraging the Cross Cutting Concepts
    • A Podcast full of talk about talk!
    • Content Specfic Virtual PLCs
    • Regional Professional Learning Communities
    • Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
      • Support and Nominations
    • And so much more!!!

     Click here (LINK)to read the entire October edition of the KSDE Science newsletter.

     

    I greatly appreciate all you do for Kansas Students and Science,

     

    Meg


  • 16 Oct 2022 5:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The KSDE Science team is excited to share dates and the topic for the Quarter 2 Science Regional PLCs. 

    Mark your calendars and register using the links below!


    Quarter 2:

    Navigating Science Shifts and Supporting Students

    Description:

    During this regional PLC, we will offer a look into how to navigate and change lessons with the "navigation routine" from our standards. This will help participants to see how the Science & Engineering Practices can be used to assess student understandings & build future curiosity. The morning will provide a scaffold for this approach & the afternoon will provide support for implementation in specific classrooms with collaboration from those in attendance.


    REGION 1

    K-STATE OLATHE

    (Click for Location)

    November 16th, 8:30-3:30

    https://tinyurl.com/j3nhf59d


    REGION 2

    SMOKY HILL EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER

    (Click for Location)

    November 18, 8:30-3:30

    https://tinyurl.com/5cnmhzpk


    REGION 3

    FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    (Click for Location)

    November 14th, 8:30-3:30

    https://tinyurl.com/mpydwd2x


    REGION 4

    ESSDACK REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER

    (Click for Location)

    November 16, 8:30-3:30

    https://tinyurl.com/2jmdr39t


    REGION 5

    NORTHWEST KANSAS EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER

    (Click for Location)

    November 15th, 8:30-3:30

    https://tinyurl.com/7u2z9fju


    REGION 6

    SOUTHWEST PLAINS REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER

    (Click for Location)

    November 16th, 8:30-3:30

    https://tinyurl.com/8vm9mdx8



  • 04 Oct 2022 9:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Good Afternoon,

    The weather is cooling and the Bears are bulking. You read that right! Friends, Fat Bear Week is upon us!!! In a week where the ecosystems of earth science colide with the epic lipid energy storage systems. Where the worlds of physics and chemistry compete with biology for content command in this EPIC ENGERGY Phenomena encounter... I bring you both Fat Bear Week and the October edition of the KSDE Science Newsletter.

     

    I sincerely hope this finds you well and am excited to share the KSDE Science Newsletter with you (LINK). We have a lot of new opportunities we are trying this fall and I'm sincerely looking forward to meeting and working with more of you. Also remember I am here to support you in any way I can, so feel free to reach out if I can ever help!

     

    Included in this month's issue;

    • Content Specfic Virtual PLCs
    • Regional Professional Learning Communities
    • Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
      • Support and Nominations
    • Register for KATS at the Cosmosphere, October 15th (Link)
    • American Association of Physics Teaching Conference, October 8th
    • And so much more!!!

     

    Click here (LINK)to read the entire October edition of the KSDE Science newsletter.

     

    I greatly appreciate all you do for Kansas Students and Science,

     


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