Join Model-Evidence Link (MEL) team for the Connecting Models and Evidence Institute June 24-26, 2020 at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. This institute will provide professional development in the use of MEL activities centered on current Earth science topics. These three-dimensional (core ideas, practices, crosscutting concepts) instructional scaffolds facilitate critical thinking, evidence-based reasoning, construction of scientific explanations, and collaborative argumentation to support scientific reasoning within challenging Earth science topics.

This three-day institute is free, and a stipend is provided. Applications are open to middle and high school Earth and Environmental science teachers in New Jersey and nearby states. Pairs of teachers from the same school who teach the same subject are encouraged to apply. Those teaching Earth science content in their courses are also encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is March 9. Applicants will be notified of a decision by March 23. For more information and to apply, visit

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