1. Space and STEM Education Outreach: What Works and Does Not Work

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    Guests: Lynne Zielinski, Christine Nobbe, Barbara David, Dr. John Jurist. Topics: Space and STEM Education Outreach. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. We welcome you to this Space Show Webinar featuring a panel discussion on Space and STEM Education Outreach. In addition to listening to this discussion as a regular audio Space Show program, you can view webinar video at http://vimeo.com/channels/thespaceshow. Our panel members for this two hour 27 minute webinar presentation included Lynne Zielinski, Christine Nobbe, Barbara David, and Dr. John Jurist with myself as moderator. Each panel member brought educational expertise to the discussion ranging from teaching in elementary school through the college graduate level plus Space Grant. During the first hour of our webinar, each panel member made an opening statement as to why space and STEM education was important plus they shared a few highlights pertaining to their respective backgrounds & accomplishments. As moderator, I asked panel members about science misconceptions and what they have found over time to best deal with issues at the appropriate grade level. I also asked about funding issues given our panel of teachers referenced some highly effective and amazing student programs that they used over their respective teaching careers. We talked not only about the programs, but also how to secure funding and for such programs since most funding now comes from outside the school district. This was a most important discussion, also a very creative one so you will want to pay close attention to what our panel members have to say. Several NASA and space organizations programs were identified in this segment. Doug called near the end of the segment to inquire about conference attendee gender differences & how gender differences might show up in the early grades for space and STEM subjects and teachers. In our longer second segment, our panel addressed budget issues relating to space and STEM education, and we talked about teaching to the BIG PICTRE plus ways to inspire the students. Several methods were shared with our webinar audience but one thing for sure was the need to engage the students in the work, not to just lecture to them with their remaining passive listeners. Cubesats, fieldtrips, competitions, and even video or digital training were all listed as effective ways of inspiring, stimulating and working with students in space, science, & other STEM subjects. At times during the discussion, panel members cited specific things they had used so again, you will want to listen carefully and jot down these ideas & suggestions. The use of toys, models, and props were discussed and as you will hear, several of our panel members maintained space & science toy collections for working with their students. Everyone said teacher networking was important and this included workshops, conferences, and informal teacher events or brain storming sessions. Later in the segment when I asked each member of our panel to counsel a new teacher on what works and does not work, we heard some terrific suggestions. I then extended the question to lessons learned and not learned and again, our panel had much to say that can be helpful for us all. At one point I asked if the teacher needed the subject interest & passion or if students or parents could drive the quality teaching/learning experience. You might be surprised by what we heard from our panel members. As our webinar was coming to a close, an 11th hour question came in regarding the impact of TV on students, then each panel member provided us with their respective concluding comments and "pearls of wisdom." Our panel members and I invite you to post not just your comments and questions on the blog but also any suggestions you have for teaching and inspiring students in the STEM and Space fields. What have you found that works and does not work? Let us know and you can tell us on The Space Show blog. If you want to email any of our webinar panel members, you may do so through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.

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    • The Closing Ceremony STARTALK 2013

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      • Comprehensive, Equitable Induction of Beginning Science and Mathematics Teachers

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        Date: February 27, 2013 Presenters: Ted Britton, Associate Director, STEM Program, WestEd; and Rose Owens-West, Director, Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd. Event-related resources (e.g., PDF of presentation, etc.): https://wested.box.com/s/ywnwztxbd6f4iw6kvzwh In addition to needs common among beginning teachers of all grades and subjects, novice teachers of STEM subjects have pressing subject-specific needs. These can include how well novice chemistry teachers know their chemistry, for example. However, the range of subject-specific needs includes many other important but less recognized ones that span knowledge, skills and resources. Unfortunately, beginners' science- and math-specific needs typically are weakly addressed, and not in ways that are equitable for teachers or their students. What are some common barriers to addressing beginning STEM teachers' needs? How can we do better? The field already embraces differentiating instruction to meet students' diverse needs; why not incorporate some differentiation within induction programs that support and develop varied beginning teachers? This presentation draws upon a major, 10-year body of research funded by the National Science Foundation; it has been featured as a keynote session for NSF grantees. It includes an international comparison of countries' support for their new STEM teachers as well as U.S. case studies. The webinar addresses a key area of work in WestEd's new Region IX Equity Assistance Center—college and career readiness by improving teachers' STEM content knowledge through professional development. Rose Owens-West will discuss equity aspects of the featured topic and briefly familiarize participants with the Center's services. This webinar addresses the above issues at the middle and high school levels. It particularly addresses the interests of: professional development directors/providers, teacher induction directors/providers, curriculum specialists in STEM subjects, school department chairs in STEM subjects, building administrators, and assistant superintendents. You may also wish to view the archived webinar, "STEM Professional Learning Communities (PLCs): New Research on Design, Implementation and Results."

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        • School Board Meeting, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

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          Business Meeting including: recognition of Advanced Placement Scholar students and AP staff; a presentation from students and staff at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School, an update on 2011-12 enrollment, and a discussion on a proposed fund balance policy for the district.

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          • STEM Training - STEM Tools @ MSU

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            Presented by Mike Zakhem, Susan Halick, Nate Evans, and Dave Goodrich at Michigan State University on 21 January 2015. All slides and materials included can also be found at http://goo.gl/kr1lv4

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            • Update on Clinical Trials with Stem Cells and Other Strategies (KMS)

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              • The Urban Advantage of Learning Science in New York City: The Role of Science-Rich Cultural Institutions

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                In this second talk of our series on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, our presenters take a look at the role of science institutions in supporting science learning. As education policy increases its focus on science education, science-rich cultural institutions offer a unique opportunity to support and complement science instruction, learning, and professional development. What can we learn about innovative approaches to science education from programs at two New York City science museums? Guest speakers are: Lisa Gugenheim, Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Strategic Planning, and Education at the American Museum of Natural History Preeti Gupta, Senior Vice President for Education and Family Programs, New York Hall of Science Catherine Milne, Associate Professor of Science Education at NYU Steinhardt Moderator Mary Driscoll, Associate Professor of Educational Administration at NYU Steinhardt

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                • STEM Training Undergrad Researchers

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                  Korine Steinke Wawrzysnski, Justin Micomonaco, Dirk Colbry, and Stephanie Watts are the presenters for the STEM Training workshop "Structuring Successful Undergraduate Research Experiences", recorded on 12 November 2014 at Michigan State University.

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                  • NYSCF at the TimesCenter 2008

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                    April 30, 2008 The New York TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Stem cell research is much talked about and little understood. This panel of leading stem cell scientists and patient advocates provided the straight scoop on the latest developments in the stem cell field and explained why there is so much at stake for us all. Excerpts from current films helped illustrate the urgency of this research. Participants included: Chuck Close Artist and patient advocate Kevin Eggan, PhD The New York Stem Cell Foundation and Harvard Stem Cell Institute Brooke Ellison Patient advocate; President, The Brooke Ellison Project Gerald Fischbach, MD The Simons Foundation Jack Kessler, PhD Northwestern University Alexandra Reeve Board member, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Leonard Lopate Host, The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC Susan L. Solomon CEO, The New York Stem Cell Foundation

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