NDE Science Quarterly Updates
Spring Edition 2016
Wrapping Up 2015-2016
As we look forward to the 2016 and 2017 we will get to experience an amazing solar eclipse, begin science standards revision, adopt new standards (Sept 2017) and engage in lots of new learning. Enjoy your summer!
"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."
11th Grade NeSA
On April 20, Governor Ricketts signed LB 930, which replaces the 11th grade NeSA with a college admission test. At this time, determination has not been made as to which college admission test will be used.
Opportunities for Teachers
KICKS Summer 2016 Institutes
2016 Summer Institutes:
WHERE Northeast Community College, Norfolk
WHEN June 6-9 and June 13-16, 2016
WHO Grades K-12 Earth Science Teachers, SPED, ELL
WHERE North Platte Senior High, North Platte, NE
WHEN June 14-17 and June 20-23, 2016
WHO Grades K-12 Physical Science Teachers, SPED, ELL
Registration for either the Earth/Space Science or Physical Science Institute can be found at www.kicks3.org
For further information, please contact Deb Paulman - ESU #16 and Project Director email@example.com
View details at Winter 2016 shared folder.
Monarch/Pollinator Garden Workshops for Schools
The Nebraska Wildlife Federation is hoping to conduct five, 2-hour, schoolyard monarch butterfly and pollinator habitat workshops and fifteen community-based backyard monarch habitat workshops across eastern Nebraska, which is directly in the monarch's migratory path. The talks could run as late as September. Of course, the earlier the better if teachers want to establish a plot this year. For more information, contact Carolyn Butler firstname.lastname@example.org