The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship supports teaching certification and a master’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) teaching field for career changers and recent graduates with STEM backgrounds. The goal of the teaching fellowship program is to recruit, train, and retain the nation’s best and brightest STEM teachers. Fellows receive a stipend of $10,000 to complete a specially designed master’s degree program at a participating university, along with three years of mentoring. In turn, they must commit to teach for three years in a designated high-needs urban or rural secondary school. Fellows participate in one full-time year of coursework at a partner university of their choice, culminating in teacher certification. The foundation expects to award up to 12 fellowships at each of the participating institutions. In addition, the foundation will select a number of alternates who may be offered the fellowship if those originally selected choose to decline for any reason. Interested applicants will find this fellowship opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadlines: November 30, 2018, and January 31, 2019, for applications to be reviewed by partner universities
The education team of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers innovative online materials that enlighten students and educators about the breadth of scientific research, technology, and activities. These resources include student activities, case studies, tutorials, and lesson plans for education audiences of all ages.
LEGO Education’s new SPIKE Prime Set is a STEAM learning tool for students in grades 6–8. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level.
The Mini Urban Challenge RVW is a virtual simulation based on a national competition sponsored by The Doolittle Institute, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and Special Operations Command. The purpose of this competition is to design and program a robotic vehicle that can autonomously navigate a mini-urban city, using a virtualLEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot.