I received this email below from someone in the Midwest showing the direction the Academy of Science wants to take teachers in STEM fields. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM is being pushed hard in Utah and other states because there is a very real shortage of math literate students. The problem is, pushing the Green movement as they are below, won’t help math skills improve. If we really wanted to solve the math problem, we would cut constructivism out of schools since it’s a proven failure, and implement real math programs. That would solve the STEM problem by giving children a solid foundation in math and their success would drive their career choices.
Another link someone else sent me this morning shows what UNESCO is planning for teacher professional development. This verifies that this green movement push is all about the “sustainability movement” which is going to be used to control populations.
This comes as no surprise to those of us following the trail of Common Core. Common Core is being hijacked by the Feds and UNESCO to push the sustainability movement. For an excellent video showing this problem, please watch Alisa Ellis’ presentation at the recent Agency Based Education conference. Then write your new Utah legislators and ask them to get us out of Common Core because of it’s direct ties to movements against our freedom and sovereignty.
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Free, FUN, informative and interactive Science Careers Explorations with STEM professionals for students in Grades 6 – 8.
Teachers apply soon! Space is limited!
Groups of 20 – 25, 6th – 8th grade students. The program can accommodate four groups of 20 – 25 students per day. Individual students are welcome, but must register and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Missouri Botanical Garden Commerce Bank Education Center 4651 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110 (NE corner of Shaw and Kingshighway)
January 23 (Room for 75 students) January 29 January 31 February 5 (Room for 75 students) February 7 (FULL) February 13 February 22 (FULL) Program is from 9 am – 1 pm each day.
Pick one or more available dates. NOTE: Dates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you would like to select a group, or groups, of 20 – 25 6th, 7th, and/or 8th grade students to participate in Greening Your Future, please REGISTER HERE, or contact program director, Rose Jansen at 314-537-7889, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE PROVIDE: The date/s you would like to attend, the name and address of your school, grade level/s to attend, number of students per grade level group, and the name and contact information (school, cell, home phone numbers and email addresses) of the teacher chaperone/s and school principal.
Greening Your Future is a Science Careers Exploration initiative of The Academy of Science – St. Louis.
Greening Your Future is a high-impact and informative science careers program that introduces students to real-world science and and possibilities of future science careers.
Each session during the program puts students in touch with working scientists, engineers and STEM professionals to explore careers in science through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. Students experience the interdisciplinary nature and impact of science today.
BRING: sack lunches and drinks for students, teachers and chaperones on the day of the program. Sharpened pencils.
Limited funding may be available for bus transportation. Contact program director, Rose Jansen at 314-537-7889, or via email.