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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.
The NSTA High School Share-A-Thon is Saturday April 4th from 9:30-11:00 am in Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253AB. The Share-a-Thon is a flea market event in which attendees go around to the different presenters in the room and has only grown in sharing and participation annually at the NSTA National Conference. There are still a few tables open for local teachers to be a part of the conference and share as a presenter at this event!
Presentations can be favorite activities, labs, projects, formative assessments. It is a wonderful opportunity to network and share with other teachers.
For more information and to register as a sharer visit: https://forms.gle/sU92DhWZ5Ci6zLHGA or email Brenda Walsh at email@example.com
Thank you for the hard work you do on behalf of your students! We invite you to nominate yourself or another deserving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) teacher for the The Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year Award. In addition to the $5,000 award for your school, the winning educator will also serve on the Governor’s STEM Council for one year and will receive two (2) tickets and pre-game field passes to a Patriots home game.
We encourage and welcome you to complete a nomination form no later than January 20, 2020. To apply, simply click on the "apply now" button and complete the brief application form.
The deadline to apply for the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest is fast approaching!
@NationalParkTrust’s contest is open to all Title I schools (40% of students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch) and school groups in the U.S. in grades preK through 12. The goal of the contest is to help educators engage students with their local parks through education, outdoor recreation, and stewardship. Contest closes on February 14, 2020, with winners announced on the Park Trust’s website on March 6, 2020. To download your entry form and apply -- and to review contest details, sample entries, and past winners -- go to http://bit.ly/KTP2020STO
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