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Al Gore Hosts Online STEM Town Hall

Al GoreFormer Vice President Al Gore will host an interactive, online town hall focused on STEM Education. The live event, which will connect young people from the United States with students from around the world, takes place November 17, 2010, at 12 p.m. ET. Also participating are inventor Dean Kamen and astronaut Sally Ride.

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Webcast: “Live with the Land.” Nov. 16, 2010

Live with the Land“Live with the Land” marks the first of a series of live, online conferences from the Smithsonian Institution. Each webinar, appropriate for teachers and students, provides lively, informative exchanges with experts in science, history, and the arts and people everywhere in the world. Presentations include visuals such as artworks and photographs, maps and graphics, and video clips — all archived for replay any time. Date: November 16, 2010. Register online.

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Resource: Thinkfinity from Verizon

ThinkfinityVerizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity website offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources that are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards. It provides lesson plans that teach 21st Century skills, literary resources, an online group for new teachers, webinars, professional development, tips for teachers, interactive games and tools for students, family learning materials, teacher features, and more.

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Teachers’ Summer: Engineering Institute, Boston. June 23-25, 2010

tec_defaultEngineering the Future® Three-Day Institutes is a concentrated, hands-on workshop offered by the Museum of Science, Boston, open to all teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of standards-based engineering design.Participants work through key activities in each of the course’s four projects, and have the opportunity to ask questions, practice what they’ve learned, and discuss concerns with course developers and experienced teachers. Cost: $350 ($400 after June 4). No new 2011 information available.

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