Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need, but also train them to use it in the most effective ways possible. If you are a teacher that is in need of an effective technological tool that will assist in bettering student achievement, not only in your classroom, but throughout your entire institution, take the time to fill out our grant application. The classroom technology grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and responses are given accordingly (January, April, July, October).
More iformation and application: www.educatorsusa.org/educator-and-technology-grants
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Technology is all around us. From smartphones to voice assistants and self-driving cars, our world is becoming increasingly high-tech. Fios.Verizon.com believes technology has a place in every discipline — and studying its role in our lives is critical for students of all ages. Share your tech-focused lesson plan, and you could win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies, educational subscriptions and apps for your students, and more.
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Inspiring a new generation of inventors.
The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. STEM educators from the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and territories of the U.S. may apply.
The initial application is available online each October and due at the beginning of April for grants to be awarded for the following academic year.
The Bayshore Center at Bivalve invites you to the NEW Delaware Bay Speakers Series, an experience in history, culture and the environment. Join us for diverse topics, knowledgeable insights and shared discussion on a broad range of issues. The series moves between the serious and the light-hearted to bring a greater understanding of our region and our world. Come experience this series at our historic campus in Bivalve which includes refreshments and beverages from the Oyster Café.
Dr. Jerry DeMenna, Director, Global Analytical Technology, Troy Corporation will present a lively, informative discussion and demonstration on Atomic Energy. This presentation is suitable for all adults interested in History and who have a little "Science Geek" in them.
Each patron will receive a FREE radioactivity kit to see what is radioactive in their environs. Samples of actual natural Uranium ores will be shown and a Geiger counter will be used to show the types of radiation we are exposed to every day under normal situations. You will be surprised!
Dr. DeMenna, from Cape May, runs an Analytical Testing & Research Lab in the Bronx, NY. He has worked as an Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University, a Gourmet Chef in Little Italy in NYC, is an Ecological Scientist for the US Fish & Wildlife nature Center at Two-Mile Beach and enjoys spreading the "good news" of good science to those around him.
Free - Reserve your seats.
Outdoor or environmental teachers and educators in the Central NJ region are invited to apply for a scholarship from Washington Crossing Audubon Society (WCAS) to attend the Share Nature: An Educator’s Week at National Audubon’s Hog Island Center on Muscongus Bay in Maine. The program will be held July 15-20, 2018.
National Audubon will have a complement of well-known environmental instructors covering many aspects of teaching and field techniques along with identifying different habitats and the plants and animals that occupy them.
WCAS will award one scholarship to cover tuition and expenses while on the island. The scholarship does not cover individual travel expenses.
If you wish to be considered, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your contact information, your position, your teaching experiences and how this program at Hog Island would benefit you. More information about the program can be found at hogisland.audubon.org.
The application deadline is Friday, December 15th. We will notify the successful applicant mid-January 2017.
Sign up to learn how to effectively assess the three-dimensional learning and teaching needed to realize the vision set forth in the Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. Join NSTA for a virtual conference on Saturday, October 21, at 10 a.m. ET. Prices: Members $63; Nonmembers $79. View the presenters here and the agenda here.
The Shore Bowl is a fun quiz-style competition for high school students in NJ and Eastern PA that focuses on the ocean sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics and geology. We’re one of 25 regional competitions hosted around the country. The winning team from each regional competition receives an all expenses paid trip to compete in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), which will take place in Boulder, Colorado in April 2018. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams at both the regional and national levels.
The 2018 Shore Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at Rutgers University and registration is now open! Just follow this link to sign up.
Registration Dealine: November 10
Always during the third week of October, Nuclear Science Week is a national week-long celebration to focus local, regional, and national attention on all aspects of nuclear science.
Find lesson Plans for elementary, middle school, and high school on the following topics:
The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to announce the release of its new Innovation Curriculum, a free resource to engage middle and high school students in authentic project-based learning!
Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, this flexible curriculum teaches students how to solve challenges facing their communities—and communities around the world—by applying principles of scientific research and design thinking. Along the way, students will build STEM knowledge and develop 21st-century skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
Use the materials to support students competing in the Future of Buildings and Cities Challenge starting October 19, or run a challenge of your own!
Download the Curriculum
This FREE resource is available in two forms.
Attend an Online Training Session
Thursday, October 12: 6–8 PM Eastern time
We are hosting a webinar to offer guidance to educators interested in implementing these resources. To register, visit: www.nyas.org/events/2017/webex-implementing-the-gsa-innovation-curriculum/
Join our Professional Learning Community
We are also hosting a FREE online community to provide ongoing support to educators as they use these resources with students. Get advice from expert teachers, connect with fellow educators, and more. To sign up, visit: docs.google.com/forms/d/1riRcRes7-TSWx6GYLWrBsf7v2HnkZ3i-jC9kbJ0wTz4/viewform?edit_requested=true
Don't Flip Out About Flipped Classrooms
WEBINAR (7-8 PM) on October 12, 2017
American Association of Chemistry Teachers
Flipping the classroom is an exciting method that can free up class time for inquiry labs, activities, and other student interactions to promote an active learning environment. But the flipping process may seem daunting, and it doesn’t have to be! You will obtain access to tools and strategies to make your transition to a flipped classroom smooth and successful for you and your students.
The NASA Education team is seeking K–12 science teachers to help develop videos presented by crew members aboard the International Space Station. Videos will highlight experiments, facilities, or capabilities aboard the space station with connections to STEM topics. For more information or to get involved, email email@example.com.
Thank you to the American Association of Chemistry Teachers for sharing this information.
As part of National Chemistry Week, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for K-12th grade students.
Write and illustrate a poem using the NCW theme, “Chemistry Rocks!”
The poem must be no more than 40 words and in the following styles to be considered:
HAIKU - LIMERICK - ODE - ABC POEM - FREE VERSE - END RHYME - BLANK VERSE
Possible topics include rocks, minerals, gemstones, salts, crystals, magma, mantle, sediment, stalactites, and stalagmites. Entries will be judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the theme, word choice and imagery, and colorful, creative artwork.
The following announcement is from Michae Heinz, NJDOE Science Coordinator.
As you may know the Department of Education has almost completed the procurement of a statewide science assessment vendor. The vendor plays a limited role in the process of developing the science tests. In addition to the vendor, the production of science assessments depends on the members of the science assessment advisory committees. I cannot overstate this, the voice of educators is essential to insuring that the statewide science tests are of the highest quality. We need educators across grade bands and with expertise in physical, life, and Earth and space sciences. I am reaching out to ask that you and your colleagues apply for membership in a science assessment advisory committee. The deadline for application is October 12, 2017.
We know that many teachers need board of education or superintendent approval before they can commit to serving on a committee. Because the work on the statewide assessments is launching very soon, we encourage you to take care of the internal approval process and send in your application simultaneously. If an applicant does not receive approval from their school district after submitting their application, there is no harm done.
The New Jersey Department of Education is currently accepting nominations/applications for the science assessment advisory committees. The link below will take you to the Broadcast Announcement regarding the committee applications. We look forward to receiving your application.
Broadcast memo regarding the Science Advisory Committee:
Science Advisory Committee Nomination Form:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact John Boczany, Science Assessment Coordinator, at (609) 292-5622 or at John.Boczany@doe.state.nj.us
EDpuzzle is a video platform for teachers and students. It empowers teachers to make any video their lesson with really easy to use tools and powerful analytics. How?
Help Center | Getting Started: support.edpuzzle.com/hc/en-us/categories/201076232-For-Teachers
Over 35 years ago, The National Energy Education Development Project began as a one-day celebration of energy education when National Energy Education Day was recognized by a Joint Congressional Resolution. In the same year, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation stressing the need for comprehensive energy education in our schools, a reduction of our dependence of fossil fuels, and increasing use of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.
Since its founding, NEED has kept its Kids Teaching Kids philosophy as a fundamental principle of NEED programming – encouraging students to explore, experiment, and engage, and encouraging teachers to embrace student leadership in the classroom. NEED trains and assists teachers in harnessing the energy of the classroom – the energy of students.
Explore NEED's website for lesson plans, graphic and presentation resources, curriculum correlations, evaluation tools, information about professional development, and signature programs, Students can find information about science fair projects, energy games and activities, student leadership opportunities, scholarship information, energy information and resources.
Engineering is Elementary has just posted some new videos.
The EiE classroom video collection offers a window into classrooms engaging in elementary engineering across the country. In these videos, you’ll see expert teaching techniques in action and hard-working student engineers, as well as short interviews with educators about their experience teaching EiE.
Learn more about the newest videos: blog.eie.org/want-to-see-engineering-in-action-check-out-our-newest-classroom-videos
EiE Website: www.eie.org/
Day of Design is a national movement that teaches creative problem solving across the entire student pipeline, K-12 and collegiate. The aim is to eliminate the STEM gap by teaching students how to be innovators and create change in their own communities.
Day of Design invites teachers and students in design challenge activities leading up to its culminating event Oct 6th, 2017, Day of Design Live. This event will be live streamed and feature engaging discussions, experiential learning modules, and a live challenge which we invite classrooms across the nation to join in virtually.
We recently received the following ad from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). We are sharing it here, because the free whitepaper offered by Amplify Science may be of interest to our membership.
More and more educators are making the instructional shifts called for by the Next Generation Science Standards and three-dimensional learning. Amplify Science asked some of our district and school partners across the country to help make your process easier by sharing their most important lessons learned.
"None of us was taught to teach this way. This is not business as usual. It's a shift in pedagogical practices."
- MaryMargaret Welch, science program manager for Seattle Public Schools
Download the whitepaper from Amplify Science to learn more about how teachers, schools, and districts have moved to the new standards and the lessons they have learned along the way. We cover:
Amplify Science combines NGSS-aligned content and pedagogy authored by U.C. Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science with today’s best practices in digital learning and design.
- The Amplify Science team
Webmaster's Note: You will have to register with the site and provide contact information in order to download the whitepaper.
What would it be like to LIVE as a cell?
Would Jupiter respond to a wall post by Copernicus?
Would an ant read an atom's updates?
Would a cancer cell debunk a gene's error?
In MySciLife, students live roles as science concepts, and science learning takes on a life of its own.
MySciLife is an instructional model that uses social learning to improve and personalize the student experience in science. Students are motivated to produce high-quality work as they learn and challenge one another in a creative, collaborative environment. MySciLife provides opportunities for students to practice digital citizenship, critical thinking, and written communication skills—all while using technology they know and enjoy.
MySciLife can supplement any middle school science curriculum. The MySciLife learning environment includes a resource library with materials aligned to Next Generation Science Standards to support you as you teach middle schools science topics. MySciLife is a product of The Source for Learning, a nonprofit educational company with a forty year history of service to educators.
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The National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative are sending up the signal and asking for your help!
We're calling all middle and high school students to gear up and compete in this year's Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science challenge!
This year's competition has been expanded to include all fields of science and engineering.
Students create a written entry and either a comic or a 90-second video that illustrates their science-powered superhero in action.
Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to showcase their creation at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.
Deadline: January 8, 2018
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers—hundreds of thousands of people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. The goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.
Apply yourself, or nominate a deserving colleague.
Shell and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have partnered to recognize outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The Shell Science Lab Challenge will showcase the work of teachers, representing their schools, who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment/resources, and award teachers/schools with additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities.
Deadline: December 15, 2017
The Next Generation Science Standards
It is essential that all students have access to a high-quality science education that provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to be well-informed citizens, to be prepared for college and careers, and to understand and appreciate the scientific enterprise. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends the adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS; NGSS Lead States 2013) as an effective, research-based approach to accomplish these goals and transform science education.....
Read the rest at: www.nsta.org/about/positions/ngss.aspx
Taking the science fair out of the auditorium and into cyberspace.
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Teams propose a solution to a real problem in their community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of technology education students. Open to students who are enrolled in, or who have completed, technology education courses, TSA is comprised of over 190,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 48 states.
TSA is supported by educators, parents, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society. Our members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more!
Join them at The College of New Jersey in Ewing on Wednesday, September 27th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM to learn everything you need to know to successfully run a TSA chapter at your school.
You will receive materials, ideas, and PD Hours, and a light supper will be served during this two hour info session.
Please register by September 25th to ensure your spot.
NJ TSA Website: njtsa.tcnj.edu/