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Learn, Earn, & Win 
 

Teachers' Top Three
To subscribe to ESE's new newsletter for teachers, send an email to imailsrv@list1.doe.mass.edu with the following information in the body of the email: subscribe TeachersTopThree Your Name. (Example: subscribe TeachersTopThree John Smith.) Subscribers should receive a confirmation email that they have been added to the distribution list.
 

CVS Grants (up to $5000) 

CVS grants support academic enrichment programs focused on wellness at public schools.  CVS also offers a Gift Card for a Fundraiser - $100  See this link.  

Toshiba Grants for K-5 Teachers 
Toshiba grants support projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners.  The grants are due October 1st of each year.   

Toshiba Grants for 6-12 Teachers 
Toshiba grants for 6-12 teachers support science and math education.  Grants for projects that are less than $5000 are accepted anytime.

American Honda Foundation 
Honda grants support education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.  
 

Professional Learning Opportunities:

Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Conference
October 23rd, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm at Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough.  Go to msela.org for more details. 

Worcester State University is offering 2 new classes next year
Focus Content 2 is an opportunity to earn 67.5 CONTENT AREA PDPs (3 graduate credits) useful for re-certification. This class meets once-monthly from September to April. 

Peer Observation and Collaborative Coaching represents a unique opportunity for both struggling and expert teachers to improve their pedagogy in non-threatening fashion. Most work is online and also at a teacher's school.

Master of Arts in Mathematics Scholarship Opportunity 
Mathematics Leadership Programs director, Mike Flynn, oversees our Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching (K-8) program at Mount Holyoke College.

Teaching Channel Website has great resources:
 https://www.teachingchannel.org/

NGSS final version released
The final set of Next Generation Science Standards has now been publicly released. Massachusetts will determine what level of adoption to take. View the standards. 

Central MA Readiness Center Offerings 
For more information, see this link


STEM Education Center at WPI PD Offerings
 
New Opportunity and Update:
Free STEM PD Opportunity for Middle School Teachers
August 6-13; 8:00am-4:00pm at WPI 
The STEM Education Center at WPI is excited to collaborate with the districts of Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Narragansett, and Winchendon, to offer a science and math course that models STEM Integration. This course will cover science and engineering standards from the MA revised framework in earth science and physical science, as well as CC math standards focusing on energy and matter. There is also an opportunity to earn 3 Graduate credits through this course for a discounted cost. For more information please email Mia Dubosarsky and register here...

Conference to Feature Keynote Address by Project Lead The Way CEO & President
Wednesday, October 21, 2015; 8:00 am-2:30 pm
School counselors, curriculum specialists, principals, teachers, district administrators, and interested business, industry, and workforce development professionals are invited to join us for the Project Lead The Way professional development conference. Dr. Vince Bertram, President & CEO of Project Lead The Way, will be the keynote speaker. PLTW offers programs for students K-12. Project Lead The Way's world-class, activity-, project-, problem-based STEM curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development, combined with an engaged network of partners, help students develop the skills to succeed in our global economy. Read Dr. Vince Bertram's biography. Learn more about the conference... 

ASSISTments' 2nd Annual Users Conference
Tuesday, August 4, 2015; 8:00 am-2:30 pm at WPI
You spoke: Participants at last year's conference gave us rave reviews but they wanted more hands on "how-to" activities. We listened: Our 2015 Users Conference will be an Edcamp.  It is alsofree since the Edcamp model believes that it is important to lower the barriers of attendance. Learn more and register...

Summer PD at WPI for Educators
Looking to grow and develop your STEM skills over the summer? Join one of WPI’s summer Professional Development opportunities. From engineering stories through bio-simulation and curriculum development to robotics workshops – WPI offers something for everyone.  Learn more and register now...  
 
Master's Degrees for Educators at WPI
Interested in receiving a content-based master's degree in math or science designed specifically for educators? Only need some math or physics content courses but want to take it at an institution dedicated to STEM? Learn more about opportunities at WPI or email Katie Elmes at kaelmes@wpi.edu to set up a time to talk about your needs.

Free Virtual Resource for Middle School Science
Are you interested in bringing a virtual lab simulation to your classroom that's aligned with NGSS standards? Well now middle school teachers in physical, life, and earth science can do just that. Inq-ITS, an online educational environment designed by the SLINQ group, lets students interact with material in an engaging way while also providing teachers with real time, actionable data. For physical science, there's even built-in tutoring available with Rex the dinosaur. Contact Professor Janice Gobert (508-831-5619) to bring Inq-ITS to your class or school.

Free STEM PD Opportunity for Middle School Teachers
August 6-138:00am-4:00pm at WPI 
The STEM Education Center at WPI is excited to collaborate with the districts of Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Narragansett, and Winchendon, to offer a science and math course that models STEM Integration. This course will cover science and engineering standards from the MA revised framework in earth science and physical science, as well as CC math standards focusing on energy and matter. There is also an opportunity to earn 3 Graduate credits through this course for a discounted cost. For more information please email Mia Dubosarsky and register here...




 

 

 

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