The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding mathematics 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.
Educators are invited to register to be an eCYBERMISSION Teacher/Team Advisor. eCYBERMISSION, a freeweb-based STEM competition for students in grades 6–9, promotes self-discovery and enables all students to recognize the real-life applications of STEM. eCYBERMISSION encourages students to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their local communities and compete for state, regional, and national awards. Teacher/Team Advisor responsibilities include assembling a team, registering both teacher and students, assisting the team in choosing a Mission Challenge, assisting the team with its Mission Challenge, and submitting the team’s Mission Folder.
Designed by Primo in New Zealand, Cubetto offers a fun and engaging way for children to learn the principles of coding through a myriad of themes and subjects, including literacy, numeracy, math, and science. This friendly wooden robot encourages students to practice life skills, such as collaboration, through hands-on play and helps them to develop other important proficiencies, such as spatial awareness and storytelling.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) provides scholarship awards to increase student access and support to higher education in STEM programs. The organization’s aim is to bridge the disparities in STEM degrees between Hispanics and their non-Hispanic counterparts
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.