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Here’s some highlights from the most recent Science Newsletter

  • Elementary K-6:
    • The Museum on the Move team from the Natural History Museum of Utah is announcing On Demand classes. The content is aligned to Utah’s 4th grade SEEd standards (great for year-end review!). Visit the On-Demand Museum On the Move Classes webpage: https://nhmu.utah.edu/educators/museum-on-move/on-demand-classes. Questions? Email: mjoaquim@nhmu.utah.edu
  • Secondary 7-12:
    • WSU scholarships or seniors interested in STEM degrees: https://www.weber.edu/westscholarship
    • Want your class to be part of a real scientific study? A team at the Huntsman Cancer Institute is providing a skin cancer prevention program (SHINE) as a part of a research study in Utah high schools. SHINE will come (twice) to your class to present as part of the study. Please contact the SHINE coordinator, Nic Siniscalchi at 801-213-6131 or nic.siniscalchi@hci.utah.edu for more information or to discuss having SHINE come to your class.
    • We invite you and your students to our 7th annual SLC Brain Bee, a chapter of the National Brain Bee, at the University of Utah this academic year on February 26th 2022, 9am-3pm. This is a fun, competitive event where students (aged 13-19) investigate neuroscience topics through brain awareness modules, complete a multiple choice quiz and a practical (real brains) neuroanatomy fill in the blank quiz, as well as interacting with graduate students and faculty at the University of Utah with a free lunch provided! More info: https://sites.google.com/view/slcbrainbee/the-event
  • Teacher Opportunities:
    • City Nature Challenge (for teachers & students)
      1. Find Wildlife
      2. Take a Picture
      3. Identify it
      4. Share it!

Watch the leaderboard to see if your city wins the most observes species! Check out the Educator Toolkit/Basecamp Resources too! https://citynaturechallenge.org/

Classes/Courses:

  • Solving Air Quality Issues: Be Part of the Solution. Join us for a one day PD on air quality. Lessons for 5th – 9th grade, SEEd based and taught in 3D pedagogy. Each teacher will receive $150 of equipment, $100 toward substitute cost, 7 Relicensure points and Lunch. Two days to choose from, Feb 16 or March 23rd of 2022. Register by clicking here: https://www.breatheutah.org/education/teacher-training.
  • Principles for Remote Teaching and Learning Course Open! – This course may be completed for 1 USBE credit and/or can be explored as a resource to support the efforts to plan for the upcoming school year. Educators may register for “Principles for Remote Learning” now. Sign up: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L1OKpYAFUgleG7Gk_TxAXN3ngU6aw0Ij/view
  • Energy in the Classroom PD. Hosted in Logan. One day for elementary teachers March 15 and one day for Secondary Teachers March 16. Each teacher will receive $180 of equipment, $110 toward substitute cost, 7 Relicensure points and Lunch. Click here to register: https://utsta.org/page-1813399.
  • UtSTA is offering online endorsement courses that start January 27th of 2022. Sign up now to reserve your place as you complete your endorsement. Registration is only $500 for members. This is reimbursable through your LEA!!! Register at utsta.org.

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