Tips for Alaska Science Teachers
#1 Become a National Science Teacher Association Member – https://www.nsta.org/membership/
A great way to stay connected when you work in rural Alaska is to join the National Science Teachers Association. Once you are a member you can join a listserv for every science content are you teach. Yeah, that could be all of them, LOL. One of the best perks is the ability to browse their old journal issues which are full of excellent lesson plans.
#2 Become a member of the Alaska Science Teachers Association https://asta.wildapricot.org/
This group sponsors $500 mini-grants for professional development and classroom supplies. All thoughtful proposals get serious consideration
#3 Check out these lesson plans and resources. I will be adding to this list as I collect new resources throughout the year. Feel free to email me with more ?.
- Alaska Native Geoscience Learning Experience- https://serc.carleton.edu/ANGLE/index.html
- Alaska Science Curricular Initiative- http://aksci.org/
- Reach- https://k12reach.org/
- Prepares – https://sites.google.com/lksd.org/prepares/home
- Unite US – http://uniteusforclimate.org/
- Arctic and Earth Signs – https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/arcticandearthsigns/
- Winter Berry Project- https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/winterberry/home
- Polar Trec – https://www.polartrec.com/about
- Alaska Native Knowledge Network – http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/curriculum/units/beaver.html
- Alaska Coastal Studies- https://www.akcoastalstudies.org/education-programs/education-resources.html
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game- https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=educators.teacherresources
- AK Energy Smart- http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/index.php/focusareas/education/ak-energy-smart/
- Share My Lesson- https://sharemylesson.com/
- Peer-Reviewed and vetted NGSS Lesson Plans for Science- https://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources.aspx
- PbsLearning Media- https://kyuk.pbslearningmedia.org/
- Concord Consortium NGSS Pathfinder – https://concord.org/ngss/
- The wonder of Science- https://thewonderofscience.com/????