DLESE Matters, a newsletter of the Digital Library for Earth System Education

January 2003, Issue 1 Back to Index

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DLESE Matters
Broadening DLESE – The 2003 Annual Meeting – Call for Interest
DLESE Community Review System seeks reviewers
NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge Workshops: Professional development for geoscience faculty
Discover NSDL
Digital library session at the 83rd AMS Annual Meeting

This is the first issue of DLESE Matters, a regular email news service describing activities and developments in DLESE. DLESE Matters will feature new library services and resources, outline future developments, and highlight funding and collaboration opportunities across DLESE. DLESE Matters welcomes articles from educators and library developers related to Earth system education, DLESE use, collaborations, and opportunities of interest to the community. Please limit news and notes of interest to 150 words or less. To send articles, comments or feedback, or to request a text-only version of the newsletter, please email newsletter@dlese.org.

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Broadening DLESE - The 2003 Annual Meeting - Call for Interest

The University of Colorado at Boulder will host this year's DLESE Annual Meeting from August 3 - 5. The 2003 theme is Broadening DLESE. The meeting offers the opportunity to participate in DLESE's development and interact with teachers, curriculum developers, data providers, scientists, and library creators from across the country. Please help us design a useful meeting by completing the Call for Interest by January 29, 2003. Registration information will be available at a later date on the DLESE website.


DLESE Community Review System seeks reviewers

The DLESE Community Review System (CRS) is looking for educators to review DLESE resources. CRS particularly wants feedback from educators who have used or are using resources in classrooms or other learning contexts. CRS is part of the DLESE Reviewed Collection, which recognizes the highest quality teaching and learning materials. With your input we can continue to build the DLESE Reviewed Collection and add value to individual DLESE resources.


NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge Workshops:  Professional development for geoscience faculty

The On the Cutting Edge program, a joint effort of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and DLESE, offers workshops and web-based resources for geoscience faculty. On the Cutting Edge helps educators stay current with both geoscience research and teaching, and provides a forum for community leadership and interaction. Workshop topics for 2003 include geoscience course design, career planning, and teaching petrology in the 21st century.


Discover NSDL

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is designed to be the comprehensive digital library for science, math, engineering, and technology. The library was formally launched on December 4, 2002 in Washington DC, at the NSDL All-Projects meeting. NSDL includes multiple digital library collections, including DLESE, specialized portals (such as Using Data in the Classroom), exhibits, and a news section featuring information useful for educators and library developers.


Digital library session at the 83rd AMS Annual Meeting

The 83rd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, (February 9 -13) in Long Beach, California, will feature a special session on the Emergence of Digital Libraries in Education. The session features interactive posters and demonstrations, and a variety of perspectives on digital library development, collaborations, and opportunities.

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