Dine and Discuss…Next Generation Science Standards and Science Framework!

Attend regional Dine and Discuss events in December and January and learn about the National Academies report, A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the development of the Next Generation Science Education Standards.

The Maine Science Teachers Association in collaboration with the Maine Department of Education is hosting regional sessions to provide Maine educators with information about the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards.

First regional sessions are next week!

Teachers who attend these two and a half hours sessions will:

  • Learn about the three dimensions of the K-12 Science Framework
  • Understand how the Framework will be used to guide the development of new science standards
  • Hear about Maine’s role as a Lead State
  • Provide feedback to the Department of Education
  • Receive a year’s free membership to MSTA for the 2011-2012 school year
  • Receive a certificate for contact hours

Scheduled events dates and locations:

December 7, 2011

Falmouth High School Cafeteria, 4:00 – 6:30 PM, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth ME 04105

Gardiner Area High School, 4:30 – 7:00 PM, 40 West Hill Road, Gardiner, ME 04345

December 8, 2011

Massabesic High School, 4:00 – 6:30 PM, 88 West Road, Waterboro, ME 04087

January 12, 2012

Camden Hills Regional High School, 4:00 – 6:30 PM, 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport, ME 04856

January 17, 2012

Wiscasset High School, 4:00 – 6:30 PM, 272 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, ME 05478

Kennebunk Elementary School, 4:00 – 6:30 PM, 177 Alewive Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043

January 18, 2012

Albert S Hall Elementary School, 4:30 – 7:00 PM, 27 Pleasant Street, Waterville, ME 04901

January 26, 2012 

King Middle School, 4:00 -6:30 PM, 92 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME 04102

Auburn Land Lab, 5:00-7:30 PM, 15 Andrew Drive, Auburn, ME 04210

Additional January sessions TBA for the following locations:

Aroostook County…Bangor…Farmington…Mid-Coast…Washington County…Oxford County

Register online today at http://bit.ly/rLygjn

$5 Registration Fee (pay at the door) to cover food and materials costs.

Questions?  Contact Anita Bernhardt, Science and Technology Specialist, Maine Department of Education, anita.bernhardt@maine.gov