Long Island Sound Classroom Resources

The Long Island Sound Study’s latest issue of Sound Update focuses on Fish and Fishing in Long Island Sound and is now available online
Sound Health, a publication about the health of Long Island Sound can be downloaded in four parts

If you would like to receive a hard copy of either of these free publications (or a classroom set), email Larissa at ljg85@cornell.edu.

Mariners’ Museum Educator, Virginia

The Mariners’ Museum located in Newport News, VA, is seeking full-time or part-time Educators (part time positions may satisfy internship requirements). The Educators will conceive, research, develop and implement general history and/or science based programs for classroom or distance learning settings. Programs may address elementary and secondary school educational objectives, gallery-based presentations and adult continuing-education programs that enhance the public’s understanding of the Museum’s mission, collections and resources. The successful candidates will also: serve on exhibit development committees in order to represent the Education Department with respect to the interpretive programming that will complement the exhibition; evaluate and critique the interpretive programs presented to the Museum’s visitors; and participate in the management of interpretive and educational programs. BA or BS degree in Chemistry, Biology, History, American Studies or Education preferred. For more information, or to submit an application, contact:

Noreen Becci
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23606
nbecci@marinersmuseum.org
757-591-7717

Report on Transforming Mathematics and Science Education

“Excellent mathematics and science learning for all American students will be possible only if we ‘do school differently’ in ways that place math and science more squarely at the center of the educational enterprise.” This is the conclusion of the Carnegie Corporation of New York two year commission study released last week in Washington, DC. The Commission study and subsequent report calls for transformative change and calls on stakeholders to establish new common standards in math and science, improve math and science teaching, and redesign schools to deliver math and science learning more effectively.  More