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Perspectives on Science Education: 
A Leadership Seminar

Rodger W. Bybee and Stephen L. Pruitt
March 2017

Presented in the form of a stimulating seminar, authors Rodger Bybee and Stephen Pruitt are two of science education's most prominent thought leaders. Written in a conversational style, the authors encourage science educators on how to   face the challenges and provide leadership for education reform.

The book begins with an introduction to perspectives, challenges, standards, and leadership-themes that weave throughout the book and then covers current issues and topics in education, such as standards and  leadership, curriculum programs, professional development, and assessment and accountability. Each chapter also includes an essay from one of the authors covering his personal perspective on the topic at hand.  Perspectives on Science Education is certain to launch professional conversations that will contribute to a deeper understanding of science education and strengthen your desire and ability to lead. 

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The Power of Investigating
Guiding Authentic Assessments

Julie V. McGough and Lisa M. Nyberg
March 2017

This pedagogical picture book does more than just describe how to build investigations--it  shows  how to do it. Through its thoughtful text, vivid photographs, and videos of teaching in action, educators can see and hear teachers and children engage in investigations that integrate both STEM practices and literacy skills. These features help K-5 teachers easily implement the investigations right away in their classrooms. 

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2 and 3-5
Using Children's Books to Inspire STEM Learning

Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry
March 2017|May 2017

Written for the thousands of elementary educators, this complete guide combines the philosophy and format they already love with a new emphasis on STEM. The authors provide practical help with integrating science and language arts through high-quality picture books and lessons that are kid-friendly and engaging and also have all of the easy-to-use features that make the Picture-Perfect Science series so perfect for guiding instruction: fiction and nonfiction pairs; background reading, materials lists, student pages, and assessments for each lesson; and connections to science standards.

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Dive In!
Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students

Lara Gengarelly, Editor
March 2017

What is it really like to plunge into the world of science learning and teaching? This unique book tells all.  Dive In! grew out of a teacher-scientist project at the University of New Hampshire that promoted active learning using science practices in the classroom and provides detailed examples of how veteran teachers and their students can make the leap to implementing the recommendations of A Framework for K-12 into science.  

*The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence, standards, and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA Press produces many books and journals that promote professional development and best practices for science teachers for kindergarten through college.