STEM Connect and Siemens STEM Academy

Discovery Education is really stepping up to meet the needs of educators in the area of STEM; Science, Technology, Math and Engineering. Before you stop reading because you think, “This doesn’t apply to me. I teach third grade, or fifth grade.” In the wise words of one PA DEN STAR, LC Event chair, and scientist extraordinaire, ” If you teach science, YOU are a science teacher!” So, If you teach science, math, technology, or engineering, STEM is for you!

How is Discovery meeting those needs?

1) There will be a new portal, a premier on-line community designed to foster STEM achievement through the sharing of “best practices” among today’s educators

2) Monthly webinar series with leading scientists such as Dr. Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, host of Science Channel’s Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible, best selling author, and co-creator of string field theory. He will discuss the physics of the impossible to excite students and provide teachers with actionable recommendations on January 19, 2010 at 4PM EST. Sign up today!

Join Dr. Michio Kaku, host of Science Channel’s Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible, theorectical physicist, best selling author and co-creator of string field theory during this insightful one-hour webinar. Don’t miss this exciting event on January 19, 2010 at 4pm EST. Sign up today!

3) A week-long STEM immersion program will enable 50 select teachers to engage with today’s critical science thinkers and other peers from across the nation to see real world applications on STEM subject matter.

4) Siemens Teachers AS Researchers (STARS)

A two week immersion research experience for middle school and high school teachers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
Look for more information on January 14, 2010.

And finally,

5) A chance for YOU to win the ultimate cool science day sweepstakes in conjunction with Discovery Education and Siemens. Register here. http://siemensscienceday.discoveryeducation.com/
You may enter once a day until January 27, 2010


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