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I am reaching out to provide the flyer and website link for the upcoming 3D Thursday Webinar for K-12 Rural Educators. Many thanks to those who distributed last month’s flyer, as it was both well-attended, and well-received. Using feedback from that discussion, we designed January’s webinar (Thursday, Jan. 7th at 7pm Central Time) to highlight NASA data resources, and we are excited to bring NASA experts from My NASA Data. You will gain access to free NASA resources while also learning how to use NASA data to incorporate student-driven/research design into your classrooms. Subsequent webinars will be held the first Thursday of each month. Please see the attached flyer for the registration link and forward to your members. You may also access the flyer by using this link to NASA’s webpage. We hope to see you all on Jan. 7th!
Albert Einstein Fellow at NASA Headquarters
AFA/Rolls Royce 2020 National Teacher of the Year
UNL Doctoral Candidate in STEM Education
We are seeking faculty at local community colleges, middle and high schools in the Northeast, Metro West, Metro North, Boston, Southeast, and Cape Cod STEM NEXUS areas to spend 6 weeks of summer conducting research alongside undergraduate students in an NSF funded Research Experiences for Teachers program focused in engineering. The program starts on Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 13, 2021.
Teachers are not expected to be proficient in engineering disciplines as the program is interdisciplinary with a focus on training and providing resources for incorporating engineering concepts in your curriculum. Teachers will gain experience working in a cleanroom as well as in faculty labs and through our program, we will work with the teachers and the schools to assist in integration into STEM curriculum. Something unique about our RET site is that we intend to continue to work with your school and teachers even after the summer program is over. We intend to help initiate a community of STEM engineering within the STEM networks where teachers and administrators can continuously support each other with new lessons and integration plans.
The deadline for applications is April 6, 2021 so that we can let teachers know prior to spring break if they have a position in our site. Our website has a lot of information: http://www.bu.edu/photonics-ret including the application process: https://www.bu.edu/photonics-ret/apply-today/
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.
Prof. Helen Fawcett, Co-Director
Prof. Xin Zhang, Director
National Science Foundation Research Experiences
for Teachers (RET) in Integrated Nanomanufacturing
Boston University Photonics Center
8 Saint Mary’s St., PHO936
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 857-753-1719 (Helen)
Free webinar on hurricanes: connect with National Hurricane Center experts on Thursday, November 19th!
A FREE webinar on hurricanes will be offered to grades 4 through 6 on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 9am EST (8am CST). This webinar is presented by the Hurricanes: Science and Society (HSS) Team at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI/GSO) in partnership with NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC), and will feature NHC experts who will share their knowledge and experiences about hurricane science, hazards, preparation, and forecasting. The webinar will be hosted using the WebEx virtual meeting platform, last approximately 1 hour, and will allow classes to ask questions in real time.
Schools/classes wanting to participate MUST REGISTER in advance. To register please visit the HSS website: http://www.hurricanescience.org/resources/nhcwebinar/.
Questions? Please contact Chris Knowlton (email@example.com)
This webinar is sponsored by the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.
I hope this finds you well as we prepare for a safe return to school. For the resilient educator, tired parent, homeschool warrior, and everyone facing these new challenges we are rooting for you!
We are pleased to announce the Red Sox first FREE Virtual STEM DAY, presented by CITGO September 28th (video will remain up for an additional period of time for people to utilize at their convenience as we understand scheduling challenges during these times)!
Since we can’t all be together at Fenway this fall, alongside with our friends at NASA, we are bringing STEM DAY to you in hopes we can provide a resource to our amazing and overworked teachers and parents with some fun educational programming and at home experiments for all ages.
REGISTER NOW HERE to reserve your spot for this completely free event and we’ll send you a link prior to the big day!
Watch together as a class or as a family and hear from NASA Scientists and Red Sox special guests as we learn together during the online socially distanced event.
We look forward to learning alongside you during this out of the park, out of this world day of STEM education.
Please give me a call if you have any questions and I can be reached directly at 617-939-3770, and best of luck with the return to school.
Fenway Park | 4 Jersey Street | Boston, MA. 02215
Direct: (617) 226-6834 | Mobile: (617) 939-3770
RED SOX STEM DAY!
RED SOX 2021 SCHEDULE!
Your participation includes:
Individual student kits
Remote real time and asynchronous support
Curriculum guide for one week of instruction
Flexible professional learning and support
Voucher for the loan of a Power Grid Kit, an interactive, working physical model of the power grid
Sign up early to reserve your classroom’s chance to participate in this unique program.
Register on your own or put together a team with a colleague.
For more information:
Join us for a free webinar
Monday, August 24 at 1:00 PM
Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Dear High School Educator:
STEM Education Insights, a Massachusetts-based STEM education research and development organization, is proud to participate in MA STEM Week 2020. We’ve got a great design challenge lined up for you and your students thanks to our partnership with long-time renewable energy education expert, Michael Arquin from KidWind (and now Gale Force Education). Our program is not yet announced on the state web site, but we hope you’ll decide to learn more! For questions about MA STEM Week 2020, contact Alexis Lian, email@example.com. For information about our program, please contact Mike Arquin at the email address above.
We know this school year holds challenges, some of them daunting. This design challenge won’t be one of them! We hope this program will provide you with support as you bring dynamic learning to your students.
STEM Education Insights
Are you or someone you know looking for ways to combine art and science to engage youth? Now’s your chance to become a Cool Science Mentor!
Our online workshop is for adults who work with at least ten K-12 youth in Massachusetts, Kansas, or Missouri. We provide the art materials and supplies. You get to learn from home. Win-win!
Each workshop series consists of three online sessions. You can choose to attend one of the two options below:
· Weekday Series: Part I - August 3rd, Part II – August 5th, and Part III – August 7th
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Eastern) / 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Central)
· Weekend Series: Part I - August 8th, Part II – August 15th, and Part III – August 22nd
9:30 a.m. -11 a.m. (Eastern) / 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Central)
During this workshop series, you will learn how to educate youth about the science of extreme weather through artistic expression. You will enhance your understanding of both science and art, which will help you become a better youth mentor. And, you will learn about an exciting art contest for youth.
BONUS! Online workshop participants will receive:
· Art and science resources
· Art supplies and lesson materials
· A pro-rated stipend of up to $200 based on the number of submissions to the Cool Science Art Contest*
*Mentors who attend all three sessions of a workshop series will receive $50. Trained mentors will also receive $15 for each mentee that submits a piece of artwork, an artist statement, and an accordion book to the Cool Science Art Contest, up to a maximum of $150. All stipends will be paid after the contest submission deadline has passed.
You will also get a chance to provide feedback in surveys and focus groups for the project’s evaluation, if you are interested.
Space is limited. Apply Now!
Use the link below to apply by July 3, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by July 8, 2020.
If the link above doesn’t work, you can cut and past the following url you’re your browser: https://umasslowell.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e9FJa0OugQ1ng3j
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Cool Science is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Governor Baker issued an executive order on Wednesday, March 18 extending Massachusetts-issued licenses for certain professionals, including licensed educators. The order states that a license that is "in good standing" as of March 18, 2020 and which expires during the state of emergency will remain valid until 90 days after the end of the state of emergency. Guidance and FAQs related to the executive order are available online.
Do you have a great idea for professional development that just requires some financial help? Or, now that budgets are closing, did you remember that one amazing science tool that you didn't purchase yet? There's still time!!! We are accepting applications for the Elaine Adams Professional Development Award and five Grants for Empowering Teachers (GET) until June 15th. Check out our Grants Page for more information!
July 20-July 31, 2020 NEH Summer Institute for Teachers
Apply to join history, science and technology teachers from across the United States for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers: The Cold War Through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum! The Summer Institute will immerse participating teachers in scholarly research as well as the artifacts and oral histories in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s collection that embody the Cold War era. Integrating content exploring the historical context of technological innovation, the Institute will serve a national group of 25 teachers in order to deepen their understanding and increase confidence in their ability to explore the subject thoroughly, critically and engagingly with their students.
These projects are designed principally for full-time or part-time teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as home schooling parents. Museum educators and other K-12 school system personnel—such as administrators, substitute teachers, and curriculum developers—are also eligible to participate. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.
Each participant receives a stipend of $2,100 for the two week institute.
For more information and application instructions - https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/cold-war-collections
This year's STEM days at Fenway are on April 8th & May 28th in the morning (8-11 am) before the 1pm games this Spring. Please contact Seth Shuman at 617-266-6834 for more information.
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