When it’s time for a game change, you need a guide to the new rules. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices provides a play-by-play understanding of the practices strand of A Framework for K–12 Science Education (Framework) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Written in clear, nontechnical language, this book provides a wealth of real-world examples to show you what’s different about practice-centered teaching and learning at all grade levels.
The International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education (IJECEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal promoting early childhood environmental education for global readership and action. IJECEE publishes scholarly written work, anonymously and expertly reviewed by peers, that focuses on book reviews, educational approaches, evaluation models, program descriptions, research investigations, and theoretical perspectives pertinent to the education of all young children (birth to eight years). The young children’s caregivers and the communities, institutions and systems, in which the children live, too, are a focus of importance. The content of the publication addresses all aspects of environmental education as well as all reciprocal associations and impacts embedded within the environmental education experience. Implications for policy at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are sought.
This resource from Project WILD gives educators activities and action projects for involving high school students in stewardship efforts in their community. The program involves students in decisions affecting people, wildlife, and their shared habitat in the community.
In the wake of this summer’s record-breaking heat – hottest June on record, the hottest month ever in July – students and teachers have returned to their classrooms. But in what classes should the diverse causes and consequences of climate change be covered? If meeting the challenge of climate change will affect, in some way, nearly every aspect of contemporary life, should it be covered, in some way, in every course? This month’s bookshelf features books about climate change education. The first part covered books that address the general theory and practice of teaching climate change. This second part highlights books that focus on specific subtopics.
As always, the descriptions are drawn and/or adapted from copy provided by the publishers. When two dates of publication are provided, the second is the date for the paperback edition.
The National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce the publication of its Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Toolkit. The Toolkit offers a roadmap for school communities that want to take action to make their schools and communities more environmentally sustainable.
Not all scientists wear white lab coats. From space to the ocean, scientists’ work – and even their lives – can depend on what they wear whether it’s a spacesuit, polar parka, waterproof waders, hard hat, lab gloves, swim fins or camouflage. In her new STEM book Scientists Get Dressed (September 2019, Persnickety Press/WunderMill Books), Deborah Lee Rose explores how scientists suit up, gown up, gear up and dress up in costume to make new scientific discoveries, save lives and save our planet. 2019 winner of the national DeBary Award for Outstanding Science Books for Children from the American Phytopathological Society.
Teachers can engage their students in one of the hottest topics in science with Understanding Climate Change, Grades 7–12. The NSTA Press book offers both extensive background and step-by-step directions for using three-dimensional instructional methods to explore this complex subject. Based on what they learn, students can use critical thinking and analysis to draw their own conclusions about what should be done.
This is a sequel to a book that Lt. Nores and I wrote eight years ago, WAR IN THE WOODS (Lyons, 2017). http://jamesswan.com/book-war_in_the_woods.html WAR IN THE WOODS has since been optioned for a scripted, dramatic TV show, "Lone Pine," the pilot script for the show was written by the writers of the feature film "Logan."