Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Researchers provide new, highly detailed picture of Antarctica

8/20/2014

  • Popular Science

A new, highly detailed image of Antarctica has been formed by assembling more than 3,150 high-resolution satellite images captured in 2008. The image offers the most detailed look at Antarctica since … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Obama highlights gender equity with Women's Equality Day

8/26/2014

  • Politico

Women's Equality Day seeks to promote gender equality for women and to celebrate their achievements, President Barack Obama said earlier this week during a speech announcing the designation of the day… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Flipped instruction takes off in U.S. classrooms

8/25/2014

  • Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Teachers in Utah and nationwide are embracing the flipped instructional method with varied amounts of success. One Utah middle school teacher reported that after she adopted flipped instruction, the n… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

How one N.Y. teacher team embraces 21st-century learning

8/24/2014

  • Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), The

An interdisciplinary team of six educators at a New York middle school teaches core academic subjects through projects that focus on real-world technological challenges. In this interview, science tea… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

N.J. teachers learn student-engagement techniques

8/24/2014

  • Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

Nearly 2,000 New Jersey teachers have attended Department of Education-sponsored workshops to learn techniques to engage their students in discussions that encourage critical thinking and problem-solv… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Tenn. stays the course with test-based teacher evaluations

8/25/2014

  • Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model), The

Tennessee has been using test-based teacher evaluations, and Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman has no plans to deviate from that path despite news that Education Secretary Arne Duncan wou… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Seismologists gathering information on quake that shook Calif.'s Napa Valley

8/26/2014

  • LiveScience.com

The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that shook California's Napa Valley on Sunday occurred on the West Napa Fault, part of a large fault zone that extends from the San Andreas Fault, about 31 miles, or about… Read More