1. 4/22 at 1pm Virtual Event for Students: STEM is Now, STEM is How

    Siemens STEM Connect: STEM is Now, STEM is How We often hear of amazing things happening in STEM classrooms across the country. And, we’re often asked to share these exemplars to provide guidance in achieving a shared STEM education vision. Join our live webcast to see one vision of a STEM program.   Tuesday, April […]

  2. 3M Young Scientist Challenge Webinars

      Want to make your Young Scientist Challenge entry video stand out? Get tips from the 2013 judges, finalists, and winner  Thinking about entering the 2014 Young Scientist Challenge? Join us for a free webinar where we’ll share resources and tips for making your Young Scientist Challenge entry shine.  2013 winner Peyton Robertson, finalists Srijay, Aishani, and Anish, […]

  3. STEM Educators: This is your Friday Assignment

    If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of STEM resources, engage in hands-on professional development that pushes your thinking, and connect with like-minded educators, you have homework this weekend! That’s right, because on Tuesday, February 4th at 5pm ET the application window closes for the Siemens Sumer of Learning.  Want to know what you’re missing? […]

  4. Two weeks left to apply – Make this summer one to remember!

      Two weeks left to apply – Make this summer one to remember! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to transform STEM learning in your classroom. Log in and submit your Siemens Summer of Learning Application today! Start Your Application As you work on your application, please remember: 1. Submit your video in the correct format. […]

  5. THE COMPETITION IS ON: 2014 3M Young Scientist Challenge

    Have you heard of the 3M Young Scientist Challenge?  Did you see the final competition in October?  Take a look at this  video to get an idea of the excitement and passion students bring to this incredible competition, then learn more by following the steps below. http://youtu.be/jh0OG4JDPJo Check out the newly redesigned 3M YSC website: http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com/ […]

  6. ENTER DAILY: Win a Hands-on Science Assembly for Your School!

      One of the 2013 winners, 5th grade teacher, Teri Bedford, from Mineola Elementary School in Mineola, TX.   ENTER DAILY: Win a Hands-on Science Assembly for Your School! You could win a spellbinding, interactive science assembly for your school!Enter daily, through February 27, for the best chance of winning the Siemens Science Day Ultimate […]

  7. JOIN TONIGHT! “Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students!”

    FREE PD Virtual Event: Standards for Mathematical Practice: They’re Not Just for Students! This session will examine the mathematical practices in classroom tasks with an emphasis on how teachers can use the practices to deepen our own content knowledge and to improve our instruction. Example tasks will span K-12. Presented by: Christopher Danielson Normandale Community […]

  8. LIVE Virtual Field Trip from the Weather Channel!

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      Explore the science behind severe weather and learn how to stay safe and prepared. Discovery Education and The Weather Channel invite you to attend a virtual event LIVE from The Weather Channel on December 11th at 1pm ET. Meteorologists from The Weather Channel will discuss the science behind hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe weather […]

  9. STEM students make a difference with The Air Force Collaboratory projects!

    High school students from around the country have collaborated on the first two U.S. Air Force Collaboratory projects to great success. Thousands of ideas have been shared and the Air Force is working toward creating real solutions to real challenges. Project 003: The Launch of GPS IIF is now underway, and we need students to help us complete […]

  10. Become an Agent of Change: Learn How on Wednesday, 11/13 at 7pm ET

      Animal Planet’s Dave Salmoni brought some friends to visit the National Elementary School Winners, for Grades 3-5, at Kelly Mill Elementary School in Cumming, GA. You could win an interactive Discovery assembly, a $5,000 school grant and more! Empower your students to make a difference with the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, […]

  11. Tuesday 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing

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      Lance Rougeux, VP, Learning Communities & Educational Consultants 11/12 Virtual PD Event: thinc Differently – Earning Straight C’s is a Good Thing In the context of conceptual shifts and crosscutting concepts articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards, it is essential that we think outside the box, outside the book, and outside the classroom, […]

  12. The Air Force Collaboratory: Project 3

    Your student’s idea could help launch a GPS satellite into space in 2014! High school students from around the world have collaborated on the first two Air Force Collaboratory projects with great success.  Thousands of ideas have been shared to create real solutions to real challenges.  The Search & Rescue 2.0 and Mind of a Quadrotor […]

  13. Discovery, Innovation, Sustainability: A Virtual Field Trip from Discovery Channel Headquarters

    Discovery, Innovation, Sustainability: A Virtual Field Trip from Discovery Channel Headquarters If you saw Chad’s post about what the DEN is doing for Connected Educator Month you know that there are a number of virtual events available for your students to participate with us.  To wrap-up our STEMtember promotion (yes, we know the date is in October […]

  14. STEM students can make a difference…introducing “The Air Force Collaboratory”

    If you have a classroom of high school students who are curious, innovative and thrive in a collaborative environment – check out this new online platform created by the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force Collaboratory.  The website, https://collaboratory.airforce.com, was developed to encourage STEM-inclined students and mentors to engage and work with the Air Force to […]

  15. It’s STEMtember!

    The 2013-2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge — the premier national K-12 environmental sustainability competition – is now open! To help familiarize you with the Challenge, we are offering K-12 educators several opportunities to learn more during STEMtember, our big back-to-school event. Join us tonight, Wednesday, 9/11 at 7pm ET for the first of our We Can […]

  16. Speed Dating, PD-style at #TSLA13

    I had the opportunity to present to educators at the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy (#tsla13) on Wednesday afternoon at Oak Ridge Associated Universities in Tennessee.  We has 2.5 hours for attendees to pass through a dozen or so session to learn about a wide-ranging list of STEM opportunities and programs to help as they integrate strategies and resources within their […]

  17. STEM Connect Webinar Tonight at 7pm

    Sharing with the Fellows Presented by the 2012 STEM Institute Fellows & Kyle Schutt Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:00pm ET REGISTER Join us as we celebrate our 2012 Siemens STEM Institute Fellows and prepare for our 2013 cohort of Fellows at this summer’s Siemens STEM Institute. You’ll hear a variety of ideas on how to bring awareness and […]

  18. Explore the Blue! Livestream from J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

    Explore the Blue! June 5, 2013 1:00-2:00 PM ET Live from J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge Register: http://exploretheblue.eventbrite.com Put your waders on and come exploring with us on this virtual field trip live from Sanibel Island, Florida.  Ding Darling is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States, and it is world […]

  19. Watch the May Science Live Stream

    We made a joyful noise last Wednesday with the May Science Live Stream: The Sound of Science.  Broadcast LIVE from the Community School of Naples 4th grade class, Instructional Implementation Specialist Patti Duncan presented over 25 hands-on and digital ways to teach the concept of sound.  You can view the archive of the Science Live […]

  20. Common Core Corner

    Last week I posed a couple of questions about the Common Core standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts. The first question was What is this standard asking of a student? My response would be that students would need to identify evidence within their science textual resources that […]