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Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


IT Academy Goes Statewide in Washington

Microsoft IT Academy was launched Wednesday, Sept. 14, for public high schools, skills centers, and tribal schools across Washington. The state Legislature provided $4 million in funding through 2013.

Map Quests

GIS technologies allow students to tackle real-world issues while developing critical thinking skills. And, as the work of the students and teachers in Virginia who participate in James Madison University's Geospatial Semester program seems to indicate, it might just revolutionize project-based learning in K-12 schools.

Challenge Calls on K-12 Students To Develop Environmental Solutions

The 2012 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is now accepting submissions. The competition calls on students in kindergarten through high school to develop environmental solutions for their schools, homes, and communities for a chance to win prizes for themselves and grants for their schools.

2012 Science Teacher Grant Program Opens

Applications for the 2012 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award program are now being accepted. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association and Vernier Software and Technology, the program awards cash, technology, and travel funds for science teachers who demonstrate innovation in inquiry-based learning activities involving data collection.

Professional Development Just-in-Time and One-on-One

A new Gates Foundation-funded pilot is testing how effective professional development can be when the algebra teacher turns to an online coach in real time for assistance with lessons and classroom management.

Cisco, MIND Partner To Bring Math Program to Arizona Schools

The MIND Research Institute has received a $250,000 grant from the Cisco Foundation to provide its visual math education program, ST Math, to 4,000 students in Arizona.

New Site Offers Online Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Students

A newly launched site, designed to serve as an interactive educational tool with a science focus, will feature free lesson plan, videos, and activities aligned to national education standards.

PBS Program Will Promote Engineering to Middle School Students

PBS program "Design Squad Nation" has announced it will partner with Rocket21 to engage its community of tweens in the show's content and activities to help meet the demand for engineers in the job market in the years to come.

Mobile Learning Center Promotes STEM, Energy Awareness

The Army National Guard’s Mobile Learning Center Program is coming to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. The interactive program is designed to raise math and science literacy and tours throughout the country.

NAPE-EF Receives Grants to Boost Science and Technology Equity

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation (NAPE-EF) has received grants from two sources that will further the use of educational technology to help achieve equity for groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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