California educators: do you have an exciting way of engaging math and science students in the classroom? Have you been hoping to tell your story about STEM? Join leaders in STEM education to highlight interesting, unique and fun ways of bringing math and science classrooms to life. Submit your idea in a 60 second video
I received this email from NASA-AMES today and I had to pass it along. What an opportunity! Get your students together and get ready to jump on this STEM activity! “On the 11 January 2011, Google is launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO
The second day of the DEN Science Institute featured a bunch of special guests including the Superintendent of Miami-Dade Schools, Alberto Carvalho, alongside Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Institute attendees spent the day developing concept and unit plans using Discovery Education Science content within the 5E instructional model. They also explored the connections between hands
Forty science educators from all over the U.S. have convened at the world headquarters of Discovery Communications for our annual DEN Science Institute. Throughout the week our special guests will focus on two things: professional development and networking. To that end, the festivities kicked off last night with a networking activity where we made our
President Obama has recently launched an “Educate to Innovate” campaign to encourage participation and increase performance of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In support of this initiative, Discovery has launched a new, commercial-free science education programming block Monday-Friday (4:00 to 5:00 PM ET/PT) and Saturdays (7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) on the Science Channel.
If you are not attending the DEN Leadership Symposium at Bentley University in Waltham, MA, you might want to attend this Google SketchUp STEM Webinar. PA DEN STAR Linda Nitsche delivered a related presentation at PETE&C 2010 and shared a wealth of resources. If you are planning to attend this webinar, in addition to downloading
The poets claim that April is the cruelest month, but those of us in the DEN know April is the BUSIEST month. With that in mind, her is your list of opportunities and deadlines. Upcoming Webinars: Register at: http://community.discoveryeducation.com/webinar. The Way I See It with Dr. Temple Grandin Tuesday, April 13 at 7 PM ET
The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries for 2010. The challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5 through 8. Ten finalists will be selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the final challenge in October. The winner will
As I wait on standby for this webinar to begin, I fear that I am going to be, once again, in over my head. The first STEM webinar in this series was hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku, and although he fascinated me, he lost me. After all, I’m just an English teacher on science disconnect.