Interactive Reading Experiences in Science and Social Studies
The iPad apps by Kids Discover are packed with facts, figures, and stunning images. Each of the apps focuses on a single nonfiction subject in the natural or social sciences. Topics such as Cells, Ancient Greece, the US Constitution, and Space engage students and address core curriculum concepts. The apps include high-definition video, 360-degree virtual tours, scrollable animations, and select audio narration to help bring these core topics to life. Short quizzes and questions throughout each app help students retain facts and encourage critical thinking and deeper understanding of core concepts. Costs: From free to $2.99
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation offers Teaching Fellowships in the areas of biological sciences, mathematics, technology, and physical sciences. The fellowships are designed to lead new high school math and science teachers through the first and second years of their career and provide financial and professional resources for successful STEM teaching.
To combat America’s rapidly growing opioid and heroin epidemic, the Milken Institute’s Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health is joining forces with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education to expand the reach of Operation Prevention—a national, standards-based initiative developed to educate students, families, and employees about the science behind opioids and their impact on the brain and body.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding math and science (including computer science) teachers of K–6. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees join a network of more than 4,700 past recipients and receive a certificate from the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, DC, and $10,000. Educators are invited to nominate a teacher or begin an application on the PAEMST website. Nominations close on April 1, 2018; applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.