AAAS Project 2061

AAAS Project 2061 Project 2061 is a long-term initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to help all Americans become literate in science, mathematics, and technology.

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Workshop Introduces Science Teachers to NGSS-Based Curriculum Materials
06/28/2019
Workshop Introduces Science Teachers to NGSS-Based Curriculum Materials

Workshop Introduces Science Teachers to NGSS-Based Curriculum Materials

28 June 2019 Mary Koppal Project 2061 Middle school science and high school life science teachers are invited to submit an application to attend a free one-day workshop presented by Project 2061, the science education initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The....

Workshop for Teachers Supports Science Standards
11/27/2018
Workshop for Teachers Supports Science Standards

Workshop for Teachers Supports Science Standards

8 November 2018 Mary Koppal Project 2061 When school started this fall, thousands of teachers in states that have adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) still lacked curriculum materials that are aligned to the new guidelines. Five years after the release of NGSS, this situation leaves “...

High School Curriculum Unit Slated for Publication
11/27/2018
High School Curriculum Unit Slated for Publication

High School Curriculum Unit Slated for Publication

14 November 2018 Mary Koppal Project 2061 Matter and Energy for Growth and Activity (MEGA), a new high school curriculum unit developed by Project 2061, AAAS’s science literacy initiative, will be published by NSTA Press next year. The MEGA unit builds on ideas about atom rearrangement and conserv...

Project 2061 Team Shares Science Education Research Results
10/17/2018
Project 2061 Team Shares Science Education Research Results

Project 2061 Team Shares Science Education Research Results

12 October 2018 Mary Koppal Project 2061 Thousands of experts in science education and education research gathered this spring in Atlanta and New York City for the annual conferences of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching and the American Educational Research Association. Among...

Join Project 2061 at Free Science Curriculum Workshop
05/01/2018
Join Project 2061 at Free Science Curriculum Workshop

Join Project 2061 at Free Science Curriculum Workshop

Middle school science and high school biology teachers are invited to submit an application to attend a free one-day workshop hosted by Project 2061,

2018 AAAS Annual Meeting: Family Science Days
12/07/2017
2018 AAAS Annual Meeting: Family Science Days

2018 AAAS Annual Meeting: Family Science Days

Family Science Days is free and features interactive booths in the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall appropriate for K-12 children and their famil

Teachers Try Out New Curriculum Unit
11/02/2017
Teachers Try Out New Curriculum Unit

Teachers Try Out New Curriculum Unit

Project 2061’s new Toward High School Biology curriculum unit asks students to consider two central questions: How do living things grow bigger? Wher

Energy Assessments in the Spotlight
08/04/2017
Energy Assessments in the Spotlight

Energy Assessments in the Spotlight

Given the central role that energy plays in every aspect of modern life, finding out what students know about energy concepts is critical. Researchers

Computer-Based vs. Paper-and-Pencil Tests: Are Results Equivalent?
05/05/2017
Computer-Based vs. Paper-and-Pencil Tests: Are Results Equivalent?

Computer-Based vs. Paper-and-Pencil Tests: Are Results Equivalent?

Despite the growing popularity of computer-based testing at all education levels, there are still unanswered questions about whether scores generated by computer-based tests are comparable to those of paper-and-pencil tests. At a meeting last week of the American Educational Research Association in…

04/27/2017
Webinar: NGSS Across the Sciences Curriculum

Webinar: NGSS Across the Sciences Curriculum
May 11, 2017
1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern
Jo Ellen Roseman, AAAS Project 2061 director, will participate in this upcoming webinar hosted by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the American Geosciences Institute. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Deadline for registration is May 9, 2017.
For more information, go to http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/across_curr/index.html

May 11, 2017 1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern Registration Deadline: May 9, 2017 Webinar Description The Next Generation Science Standards focuses on four domains of ...

11/23/2016
Project 2061 Develops Energy Assessments

What do elementary, middle, and high school students really know about energy? Project 2061 is developing assessment instruments to find out. Watch this video to learn more.

05/06/2016
Project 2061 Presents Science Curriculum and Assessment Findings

Project 2061 Presents Science Curriculum and Assessment Findings

New findings reported at two recent conferences demonstrate the range of research being conducted by AAAS’s Project 2061, a long-term science education reform initiative. At meetings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Association for Research in Science Teaching...

03/11/2016
Project 2061 Connections

Read the latest issue of Project 2061 Connections to learn more about the launch of the new Toward HIgh School Biology Curriculum unit. http://www.aaas.org/page/project-2061-connections-1

Project 2061Connections is an electronic newsletter for the science education community. March 2016 I. Project 2061 Launches New Biology Curriculum at AAAS Annual Meeting

Deputy Director George DeBoer is in residence at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany from October 5-13, working ...
10/09/2015

Deputy Director George DeBoer is in residence at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany from October 5-13, working with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in science education. Science education researchers at the university have made extensive use of Project 2061 materials, especially the work AAAS has done in clarifying learning goals, identifying student misconceptions, and writing concept-focused diagnostic assessments. This is an excellent opportunity to extend the goal of science literacy for all throughout the world.

Project 2061 research assistant Bernie Koch explaining his use of the EQuIP curriculum rubric to analyze our WeatherScho...
04/17/2015

Project 2061 research assistant Bernie Koch explaining his use of the EQuIP curriculum rubric to analyze our WeatherSchool.AAAS.org modules at the annual meeting of NARST in Chicago.

10/24/2012
AAAS - Project 2061 Receives Grant for Student Science Assessments

AAAS Project 2061 to develop student assessments for energy topics.

AAAS’s Project 2061 has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop new tools for finding out how students build their knowledge of energy concepts over time and for helping teachers diagnose their students’ learning difficulties.

08/20/2012
AAAS - Project 2061 - Webinar: Using the NSDL Science Literacy Maps

Couldn't make our Science Literacy Maps webinar? No problem. View it online for tips on using National Science Digital Library resources.

This free online webinar was designed to help science educators get the most out of the National Science Digital Library Science Literacy Maps and the digital teaching resources that are linked to them.

06/18/2012
NSDL Science Literacy Maps

Looking for high-quality test items for middle school science? Access more than 800 items linked to standards through the NSDL Science Literacy maps.

NSDL Science Literacy Maps help teachers connect concepts, standards, and NSDL resources.

AAAS Project 2061's cover photo
05/02/2012

AAAS Project 2061's cover photo

Test your students' knowledge on sixteen important science topics. The new "Create & Take Tests" feature on the AAAS Sci...
05/01/2012
AAAS Science Assessment ~ Home

Test your students' knowledge on sixteen important science topics. The new "Create & Take Tests" feature on the AAAS Science Assessment website has more than 700 test items!

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