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Summer STEM Learning

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Summer is a great time to recharge, refresh, and learn new things. Here are some opportunities to explore engineering and STEM:

Conferences and Symposia

June 3 -4, 2014. Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning summit brings panels together to create policy recommendations. Hosted by the National Academies of Science in Washington, D.C.  Click HERE for agenda. Watch live via Webcast.

June 3, 2014. The National Council on Teacher Quality releases new study examining teacher attendance and district policy data for 40 of the country’s largest cities. The full report, Roll call: The importance of teacher attendance, will be accessible HERE.

June 4, 2014. Are Schools Ready for Online Assessments? Join CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) on Capitol Hill – Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430 – for an important discussion exploring the technology readiness of America’s schools for delivering next generation online assessments next year. Speakers will include:

  • John Williams, Executive Director, Technology & Information Services, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  • Dr. Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of the eLearn Institute and former Chief Information Officer, Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Patrick Mara, State Board of Education Member, Washington, D.C.

Register HERE.

June 7, 2014. Innovating Teaching and Learning: The STEM Approach. California State University, Dominquez Hills, Loker Student Union,  7:00am – 4:30pm

June 15, 2014 I-Corps for Learning Session With support from Intel, ASEE will be hosting a session to share information about I-Corps for Learning  from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm. I-Corps for Learning is a National Science Foundation pilot initiative to propagate and scale educational innovations. Register online today!

July 10-12, 2014 National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) annual conference, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tenn.

July 14-16, 2014 National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI Advanced), organized by the American Society for Engineering Education, Le Westin Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

July 21-25, 2014 Neuroscience and the Classroom, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

July 26-30, 2014 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), Minneapolis, Minn.

July 26-31, 2014 International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, Calif.

July 28-31, 2014 Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) Annual Conference: The Role of ePortfolios in Educational Change, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

August 7-9, 2014 MathFest, organized by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Portland, Ore.

October 16-18, 2014 NSTA regional conference “Living Inside Out” in Richmond, Va.

November 6-8, 2014 Transforming STEM Education, organized by the Network for Academic Renewal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), Atlanta, Ga.

Workshops for Teachers

June 14, 2014. Developing engineering habits of mind is the theme for ASEE’s 11th annual K-12 Engineering Education Workshop workshop featuring dozens of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and lessons that can be put to use immediately in your classroom. Hosted by the American Society for Engineering Education at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Indiana. Click HERE for program.

Summer Institutes and Research Programs for Teachers

July 7 – August 15, 2014. NYU-Poly’s SMARTER, or Science and Mechatronics-Aided Research for Teachers with an Entrepreneurship Experience, provides a paid research opportunity to middle and high school teachers. The project consists of two weeks of hands-on “Guided Training” followed by a four-week “Collaborative Research” experience. Applications were due in March.

Summer Camps & Programs for Students

Precollege STEM summer programs and camps. Searchable list of university-based and other programs by state from the Career Cornerstone Center.

STEM Institutes. Week-long experiences for elementary and middle school students in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Summer & weekend camps for girls. Searchable list of nationwide programs from For Girls In Science.

Tech Kids Unlimited. NYU-Poly’s week-long summer workshops for kids with special needs include learning programming to create digital games and 3-D printing. The first of five sessions starts July 7 and the last runs from Aug 4-8, 2014.


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