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Robert Kansky

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A Different Kind of Periodical
Posted: Apr 24, 1998 1:05 PM
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If you are not already familiar with the publication CONNECT, you might
want to check out this outlet for classroom-based articles. The copies
I've scanned have items by precollege faculty, mathematics and science
supervisors, and college faculty (mathematicians, scientists, and teacher
educators). Many are authored by combinations of precollege and college

This is not a journal in the sense of NCTM's Mathematics Teacher or NSTA's
Science and Children. Rather, it appears to be a regularly published
collection of thematic classroom resources/reports on the teaching of
mathematics and science. Each edition is liberally illustrated with
photos, drawings, and student work.

Persons interested in authoring probably get a sample copy by calling
Synergy Learning at 800-769-6199 or dropping an email message



CONNECT, published by non-profit Synergy Learning, features articles by
innovative educators in K-8 math, science and technology.

We seek out authors who are excited about learning, including ways that
students approach investigations and problem solving. Articles in CONNECT
become a resource to benefit teachers, students and school communities
across the country.

Any and all educators are welcome to submit work for publication in this
independent science, math and hands-on technology magazine, now in its
eleventh year. Our articles are built on classroom practice. Each issue is
thematic. Our list of upcoming themes is below:

CONNECT Themes for '98-'99 School Year:

September-October, '98: ROCKS!
Geology and earth science, in which K-8 students use inquiry and problem
solving skills to further understand the world around them. Examples from
classrooms and fieldwork.
Articles due by July 1, 1998

November-December, '98: CLASSROOM CHEMISTRY
Simple and safe ways to encourage students to explore chemical and physical
concepts through problem solving techniques.
Articles due by September 15, 1998

The theme includes investigating, building, testing, adapting -- from the
19th century to computer controlled systems. Data collection and math
implications are featured.
Articles due by November 15, 1998

This theme allows for student investigations of many vital concepts in
science. Includes exploring magnetic fields, mag-lev trains, innovations in
"batteries and bulbs" units, switches and other control devices.
Articles due by January 15, 1999

Can K-8 math be taught solely through investigations? Does a blend of
formal instruction and more flexible, student-centered learning work
better? Is math difficult to integrate with other curriculum areas?
Articles due by March 15, 1999

CONNECT is eager to address opportunities for multidisciplinary learning,
including writing, art, history, geography and other realms of the
*Articles may be up to 1,400 words in length.
*Articles on disk are welcome. You are also welcome to e-mail articles to, as well as to mail an article or to fax it to
*Authors whose work is published in CONNECT receive a free one-year
*Authors whose full length article is published in CONNECT receive an

About illustrations, work, or quotes by your students: Photocopies of
student work are often usable. Originals are even better. Photographs:
black & white or color prints or slides are all fine. Digital camera images
are also usable, depending on the resolution. We will return material that
you send us (except photocopies).

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US! We will send you a free sample issue of
CONNECT and we would be glad to discuss you writing ideas. Thanks!

Casey Murrow, Editor; Wanda Deuso, Associate Editor, PO Box 60,
Brattleboro, VT 05302
TEL: 800-769-6199 FAX: 802-254-5233 EMAIL:

***As of May 4, see our redesigned website at:

Synergy Learning, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, based in
Vermont, whose mission is to immerse learners and teachers in
science/math/technology explorations which encourage independent thinking
and greater ability to create positive change. CONNECT is one component of
that mission.

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