Posted on November 1st, 2015 by Mary Lord
Ever wonder who sets STEM education policy – or yearn to influence it? Apply to become an Einstein Fellow and spend a year at the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NASA, NOAA, or a congressional office.
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Tags: Department of Energy, Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, NASA, NOAA, NSF, Programs for Teachers, Public Policy, Scholarships and Fellowships, STEM education, Teacher Resources, Teacher Training, Washington
Posted on September 12th, 2015 by Mary Lord
Anywhere, anytime STEM professional development. That’s the idea behind The Smithsonian Science Education Center’s new web series, Good Thinking! The Science of Teaching Science, whose free animated videos identify common misconceptions, explore the science of how humans learn, and provide instructional techniques for effectively conveying scientific principles.
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Tags: Good Thinking!, Internet Resources, Research on Learning, Resources for Teachers, Smithsonian Institution, STEM education, STEM teacher professional development, Teacher Training, video
Posted on August 17th, 2015 by ASEE
Elementary students investigate major landforms (e.g., mountains, rivers) in groups of two. They build a 3D model of a landscape depicting several of these landforms. Once they have built their model, they act as civil and transportation engineers to build a road through the landscape they have created.
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Tags: activity, Civil Engineering, Geography, Landforms, Paper Mache, Transportation
Posted on June 25th, 2015 by Mary Lord
How do you study an animal that can’t sit still or an environment so extreme you can’t visit? National Geographic Education’s Engineering Exploration Challenge (NGX) asks children 6 to 18 to follow the engineering design process to develop, build, and test robots to solve big challenges that explorers often face in the field.
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Tags: Competitions for Students, Contest, Design, Engineering Exploration Challenge, National Geographic, Robotics
Posted on March 18th, 2015 by Mary Lord
Want to get students from preschool to high school excited about learning? Discover how to incorporate authentic, hands-on engineering activities and projects in your STEM classes at ASEE’s annual K-12 Workshop in Seattle on June 13, 2015.
Whether you’re seeking fun, immediately useful ways to enrich your STEM classes, teaching tips, or an opportunity to network and learn alongside STEM teachers from across the country, the American Society for Engineering Education’s 12th annual K-12 Workshop is the place to be.
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Tags: ASEE K-12 Workshop, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Professional Development, Programs for Teachers, Seattle, STEM education, Teacher Training
Posted on February 3rd, 2015 by Mary Lord
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the groups that helped develop the Next Generation Science Standards is seeking science teachers to field-test multiple-choice items for a 45-minute assessment on energy in March, April, or May of 2015.
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Tags: assessments, Curriculum, Education Policy, Energy, Engineering, field test, Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS, Research on Learning
Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by Mary Lord
The DuPont Challenge is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious essay competitions for students 13 and older in grades 6-12. It focuses on scientific and technological developments that create solutions to such pressing global challenges as food, energy, and protecting the environment.
New deadline is February 9, 2015.
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Tags: Dupont Challenge, Energy, Essay Contest, Grand Challenges
Posted on September 24th, 2014 by Mary Lord
The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is a five-day, all-expenses-paid professional development program for third- through fifth-grade teachers designed to help inspire students to pursue careers in science and math. The fun, hands-on activities are created and led by two of the nation’s leading teacher-training organizations, Math Solutions Professional Development and the National Science Teachers Association. Applications for the 2015 Academy are due October 31, 2014.
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Tags: hands-on activities, Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, Professional Development, Resources for Teachers, Summer Programs (Teachers), Teacher Training
Posted on September 18th, 2014 by Mary Lord
To encourage more schools to teach computer science, the nonprofit Code.org has launched Code Studio — a set of tools, lesson plans, and curriculum to help students in kindergarten through high school explore the underlying concepts behind coding. The site includes a dashboard for teachers to monitor their students’ progress.
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Tags: Angry Birds, code.org, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Internet Resources, learn to program, Lesson Plans, STEM education