EdWeek Webinar: Using Basic Classroom Materials to Inspire the Next Century of Innovators. September 28, 2016 @ 2 p.m. ET. Register here. Hear a T-STEM Coach, a Boeing Engineer, and a TX STEM teacher discuss the new Tch 10 Science and Innovation modules piloted by Texas T-STEM teachers.
2016 STEM Summer Leadership Handouts and PowerPoints® are now on the T-STEM Blueprint website. Click on “Artifacts Repository” then sort by Benchmark. The resources will be the first 28 items in the list.
2015 T-STEM Blueprint: Visit the Artifacts Repository, Benchmark 1 for a pdf version of the 2015 T-STEM Blueprint.
2015 STEM Counselor Handbook: Visit the Artifacts Repository, Benchmark 2 for the pdf version of the 2015 STEM Counselor Handbook.
Change the Equation has launched iON Future, a free online game-based learning environment for MS and early-HS youth. Players explore the breadth and variety of STEM-based professions and match their interests with different career pathways in STEM. Visit the Artifacts Repository page, Benchmark 2 for a pdf of iON Career Descriptions.
Annual Fluor Engineering Challenge. Add this engineering design challenge to your calendars for 2016 Engineering Week. The website also has great science project resources and links to 40 Earth and Physical Science career explorations.
Imagine, Invent, Engineer: Design Challenges pairing scientists, engineers, and kids. www.curiositymachine.org
$100 million American Apprenticeship Grant competition Help your local industry grow your apprenticeship opportunities. Application at http://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/
NGSS Free Webinar Series: Teaching Interactive and Engineering Design Challenges in K-5 Science Curriculum. Scroll down for all sorts of topics aligned with Texas TEKS.
CRAFT Free College Readiness Assessments with stand alone lessons for HS students
ALICE Free software for innovative 3-D object-oriented computer programming from Carnegie Melon University
US Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). Access information for competitions, events, and summer camps such as ecybermission, GEMS Camps (Gains in Education in Math and Science), and the US Science and Engineering Festival
FreeTech 4 Teachers is a great website that provides tutorials for creating blogs, websites, videos, etc., as well as pre-made global resources such as the current homepage global curriculum UNICEF that can be searched by grade level and content.
eClassroom News Technology News for Today’s Teacher. Check out this great website with free coding tools and apps
TX Science Education Leadership Association. Download The Framework for K-12 Science Education. If you are all about the science, consider joining the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA).
Educate TX Leadership Forum: Scroll to the Leadership Forum Highlights and click on presentations such as: Celebrating 10 Years of Transformation; Ed Talks: Collective Impact; and What’s Next & What’s Worth Talking About”
Increasing Female Participation in STEM Pathways. Watch the YouTube video and go to the Artifacts section of the website (Bmk 4) to view the entire research: “Gender Bias in the Classroom.STEM.2013.”
Edutopia Free resources for PBL and research-based best practice via videos and accompanying documents
Educurious has Full Year Courses or 12 Start Where You Are Units available in Biology and English Language Arts. Projects are aligned to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Site displays 1 free ELA and 1 free Humanities project. Fee based contact info.
Core Skills Mastery: CSM is a FREE web-based course that builds and deepens core math and literacy skills and ties these skills to real-world problem solving.
GRANTS Aggregator website: www.grantsalert.com/grants
Visions of Exploration: Lessons and Videos in STEM fields from USA Today Education and the Air Force Association
America Honda Foundation Grants $20,000 - $75,000 to youth education programs focused on STEM and the environment. 1 application per year. Deadline: Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, Nov. 1
MAXIMUS Foundation Grants that help disadvantaged youth achieve self-sufficiency and personal growth. $5,000. Deadline Jan. 31 for Spring, Aug. 31 for Fall
National Research Council 21st Century Skills and Competencies: Log in or create free account. Click "Download pdf Chapters" View Appendix A and Appendix B
Successful STEM Education: Preparing Students for College and Careers in STEM
Successful STEM Education: Raising the Bar: Increasing STEM Achievement for All Students