New Journal Launches for STEM Educators
new online journal has been launched for
educators of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The new
publication, Connected Science Learning, will highlight effective
practices and partnerships that educators — both in schools and out of
in places like museums or technology centers — can use to enhance STEM
first-of-its-kind journal will inspire and
inform a wide range of educators, whether they are in the K-12 science
classroom, running an after-school program or leading education efforts
museum or technology center," said NSTA Executive Director David Evans.
new publication edited by Dennis Schatz, a
senior advisor at the Pacific Science Center, released its first issue
with a theme of "Successful In-School and Out-of-School Science
Collaborations." Educators can sign up to receive the free
journal that is
being produced jointly by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and
of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC).
second issue of Connected Science Learning that
will focus on professional development will be released in fall 2016.
the first issues will be free, thanks to pilot underwriting from the
of the partner associations said they
had found a dearth of accessible, user-friendly resources that would
the programs in formal and informal learning environments.
journal will be a valuable new bridge,"
said ASTC President and CEO Anthony (Bud) Rock.
inaugural issue includes articles that
highlight a STEM program in Minneapolis Public Schools, "a high
within a zoo" in Omaha, NE and a program at the Franklin Institute on
neuroscience to education.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.