Heidi Schweingruber, Director for Board on Science Education, NASEM | NJSC 2022 Invited Presenter | Call to Action for Science Education: How New Jersey Educators Can Help
Elizabeth Mulkerrin, NSTA President | NJSC 2022 Invited Presenter | Strategic Priorities of the National Science Teaching Association
Dr. Wilkin will also be presenting a program at the Convention.
Robots, Radars, Satellites, Trawlers, Computers, Calculus and Turtles: The Future of Coastal Ocean Environmental Forecasting
Global change is impacting how the coastal ocean serves our needs for food, transportation, energy, and health. Come see some of the exciting new technologies and computer methods that are enhancing our ability to predict this change.
Session 141A | Wednesday 1:00-2:00 | Bainbridge
Dr. William Gutsch | NJSC 2021 Banquet Speaker & Invited Presenter | Science Education: A Grand Adventure
Dr. Gutsch will also be presenting a program at the Convention.
Science Goes to the Movies: Exploring Themes and Techniques for a Variety of Curricula
Science fiction movies provide a great “hook” for teaching science and the socio-political matrices in which they are created. We'll explore themes as well as the science and art behind Hollywood special effects.
Session 123 | Wednesday 10:00-11:30 | in Carnahan
Samatha Ramaswamy, PSTA President | NJSC 2021 Invited Presenter | Long-term Lessons from Pandemic Teaching: Making Positive Changes Stick
Michael Heinz, NJDOE Science Coordinator | NJSC 2021 Invited Presenter | 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards and their Effect on Climate Change Education K-5 and 6-12
Linda A. Cook, NSELA President | NJSC 2021 Invited Presenter | Increasing Science Engagement through Community Collaboration
Dr. Jeff Goldstein
Director for the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
It’s Not a Book of Knowledge...It's a Journey
Every parent remembers that magical time when our children first began to speak, that moment marking the beginning of an unending stream of questions. In our children we can see our humanity—our innate curiosity—and recognize the obvious…that we are born to explore!
Science and more generally STEM, in all its seeming complexity, is nothing but a means to organize curiosity. A way to empower one’s self to ask the gift of a question, and to hone the art that allows navigation through the noise of the universe around us in quest of an answer. It is an emotional, joyful, and wondrous journey that hopefully allows the traveler to pull back the veil of nature just a little, see how she operates, and celebrate the accomplishment.
STEM education is no different. It is the means by which we immerse our children in the act of journey by letting them do science, and acknowledging it is their journey. As teachers, our sweet reward is seeing the joys of learning wash over them. And as teachers, we are charged with nothing less than patiently and gently launching the explorations of an entire generation.
What you don’t know is a gift…because you can ask a question and start a journey.
Dr. Goldstein’s website: http://doctorjeff.org/bio/
Jeff Goldstein hosting the SSEP Conference at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum July 1-2, 2019. He is standing under Space Shuttle Discovery, which placed the Hubble Space Telescope in Low Earth Orbit in 1990, and conducted two servicing missions to the telescope in 1997 and 1999.
Dr. Goldstein is also a certified Zumba instructor. During this time of social distancing he is offering live streaming Zumba classes. Click on this link http://doctorjeff.org/zumba-cardio-dance/zumba-classes-live-streamed/ for a lively dance class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Class times are on the website. Email him to get on his email list.
The New Jersey Science Convention is co-sponsored by the NJ Science Teachers Association and the NJ Science Education Leadership Association.