Lab Experiences for Strengthening STEM in the Classroom
ASM Teacher Materials Campis a weeklong, idea-generating workshop introducing teachers to methods that will make core math and science principles more enticing and relevant to their middle school and high school students. The materials topics are motivators in any engineering, technology, or science course as students complete projects of personal worth to them. Educators work hands-on with metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, and develop a greater appreciation for the importance of these materials in modern life. Sponsored by ASM International, the world’s largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists, the camp is free for attendees. It is suited to (1) high school teachers of science (especially chemistry and physical science), engineering, and industrial/career and technical education; (2) middle school teachers of physical science; (3) preservice science teachers; and (4) art, math, and community college teachers, as space allows. Participants are eligible to receive four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and can opt for two graduate level credits.ASM Teacher Camps are held across North America. Visit the website to find a camp near you.
Deadline: Applicants are admitted to the program on a “first-come, first-served basis”
Award-winning and innovative, ASCD’sEMPOWER places your professional development at the forefront of its whole child focus. EMPOWER is ASCD’s annual and highly acclaimed professional development conference forall K–12 educators. Explore vibrant sessions taught by education authors and thought leaders who are redefining instructional approaches and mindsets. You will find sessions covering access, assessment, equity, literacy, STEM, Differentiation, Coherence, Design Thinking, Social–Emotional Learning, trauma-informed practices, Restorative Justice, Growth Mindsets, and much more.
Are you the next award-winning kindergarten to sixth-grade teacher? For more than 35 years, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) have rewarded and inspired teachers across the country. PAEMST, which have honored more than 5,000 teachers, are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. Awardees serve as role models for their colleagues and inspire their communities. PAEMST awardees receive a trip to Washington, DC, to celebrate their achievements; a certificate signed by the US President; a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF); and the opportunity to build lasting partnerships with colleagues from across the nation. NSF administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). To learn more about eligibility requirements, nominate a teacher, or apply yourself, visit www.paemst.org.
The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a semiannual problem-solving competition for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students’ interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills, and to inspire students to excel in math.