Tag archives for STEM

  1. 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? […]

  2. 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. […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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, […]

  6. 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, […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. Mousey Monday – A Virtual Field Trip from the Museum of Science

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                        Mousey is tuning in LIVE on Thursday October 17, 2013, at 1:00pm ET to join us from the Museum of Science in Boston, one of our nation’s premier informal learning institutions. http://siemensstemacademy.com/index.cfm?event=showWebinarLanding&c=30 Register here: https://mosbostonma.eventbrite.com/ This event will explore the natural and human-made world through […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. Project Polar Bear

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    Project Polar Bear – Save the Date! Polar Bears International presents the 2013  Project Polar Bear Contest!   Ice Ice Savers Team Bright young minds outsmart CO2 2012 Project Polar Bear Winners What is Project Polar Bear? Project Polar Bear is a way for small teams of young people, groups, and classrooms to collectively make […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. Mousey Monday – STEM Summer Camp

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                                Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookie readers! Discovery Education encourages students as well as teachers to remain productive this summer. Following on last week’s post, we want to introduce a program we created for students to keep their curiosity […]

  14. 3M and Discovery Partner for STEM

    Go right now and click on this link.….DiscoveryEd has partnered with 3M to offer some fantastic lessons for STEM, called Science of Everyday Life. This is a new opportunity for teachers to find lessons, materials and give feedback. To sign up and review the materials visit this site: http://bit.ly/18o9zzk ………………………………. What a great way to share […]

  15. STEM Webinar: Using Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom

    Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 7pm ET Join us to learn more about one of the Internet’s most exciting and powerful tools! Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers – not by searching the web, but by performing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. […]

  16. Tired of Begging!

    I am so sick and tired of having to beg for every little thing I need for my schools. I have to go incognito to Home Depot or Lowe’s Home Improvement stores and get paint chips for vocabulary and math games. There are just so many excuses that you can come up with for that. […]

  17. Got STEM?

    I wanted to share some great STEM opportunities which are currently available to you and your students. Check these out! Siemens STEM Connect Webinar TWO EVENTS – LIVE FROM THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL TELESCOPE! Presented by Jeffrey Hall, Director, The Rotunda at Lowell Observatory A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL TELESCOPE February 26 […]

  18. PETE&C DEN Star Spotlight Episode One

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    Over the past ten years I have been lucky enough to attend and present at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Conference and Expo.  It has really grown over the years.  PETE&C has attracted some great keynote speakers such as Jeff Corwin and Dan Pink.  This year the keynote speakers are Jonathan Strickland senior writer for HowStuffWorks.com and co-host […]

  19. STEM the Tide at Pennsbury Manor

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         I was happy to be able to attend a workshop at Pennsbury Manor in Morrisville, PA on STEM concepts. The Manor is the archaeological restoration of William Penn’s home on the Delaware River rebuilt in 1937. The “STEM the Tide” event hosted 6 presenters. This was a great opportunity to connect with other teachers […]

  20. Effective STEM Assessment Techniques for Low-Incidence Populations

    Thank you so much to Cary Supalo (Illinois State University/Independence Science) and Peg Hartwig (Marshfield Schools) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the second event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Supalo discussed his work advocating for and creating modifications to drive hands-on authentic lab […]

  21. Great FREE Resources from Discovery Education

    This is the presentation I did this past Saturday at the New England Day of Discovery, in Groton CT. There are some great, free resources from Discovery Education available that can help teachers, students, and parents. The content and design of these resources is excellent are are great resources to help students learn.     […]