• NGSS Expands Science Peer Review Panel

    NGSS Expands Science Peer Review Panel

    Three-hundred people applied for the jobs. Those chosen will join a group of 38 other educators on the panel. Over half have identified engineering as an area of content experience, a high-need area for the focus of the Science panel's work, and about half of the new peer reviewers have spent more than a decade as classroom teachers. 03/21/2018 Read More

  • From left to right, Jennifer Chauvot, chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Paige Evans, clinical professor, teachHOUSTON; Leah McAlister-Shields, teachHOUSTON academic program manager; and Mariam Manuel, instructional assistant professor, teachHOUSTON. Source: University of Houston

    NSF Grant to Cover Master Degrees in STEM Teaching and Bonuses

    The $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation will cover tuition and fees for teachers working in middle and high schools to earn their master of education degrees with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math; they'll also receive a $10,000 annual stipend for four years afterwards to train other teachers in schools serving populations of students who are under-represented in the STEM fields. 03/21/2018 Read More

  • Wonder Workshop, provider of educational robots, has launched the Teach Wonder initiative, a new program that leverages nonprofits to give teachers the skills they need to bring coding and robotics into their classrooms.

    Wonder Workshop Debuts Robotics PD Initiative for Teachers

    Wonder Workshop, provider of educational robots, has launched the Teach Wonder initiative, a new program that leverages nonprofits to give teachers the skills they need to bring coding and robotics into their classrooms. 03/20/2018 Read More

  • The proportions of ACT-tested 2017 high school graduates who met ACT college readiness benchmarks, by gender and expressed interest in STEM. Source: "STEM Education in the U.S.: Where We Are and What We Can Do | 2017" from ACT

    Interest in STEM Flat Among Graduates, with Severe Gaps Seen Among Underprivileged Groups

    In spite of a concerted effort by educators, parents and policymakers over the last several years, STEM interest among high school graduates has remained virtually unchanged. 03/19/2018 Read More

  • The McGraw Prize. Image by W. Scott Mitchell Photography.

    Girls Who Code Founder to Receive 2018 McGraw Prize in Education

    Next month's ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego is the venue where three people will be recognized for their innovative contributions to education. They include an individual who has brought coding to girls, another who has dived into the science of learning and a third who has used data to increase student achievement at his university. 03/19/2018 Read More

  • MIT Students Break Speed Record with Rubik's-Solving Robot

    Students at MIT have designed a robot that can solve a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 seconds, setting a world record. Designed and built by a pair of students using the student-run hackerspace MIT Electronics Research Society, the robot broke the previous world record, set in 2016, of 0.67 seconds. 03/19/2018 Read More

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    Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 19, 2018)

    MIT and the Lemelson Foundation will award up to 15 "InvenTeams" grants of $10,000 each. Applications are due in less than a month. 03/19/2018 Read More

  • TechGirlz Sets STEM Outreach Goal: 20K by 2020

    TechGirlz Sets STEM Outreach Goal: 20K by 2020

    Podcasting. Designing mobile apps. Using digital mapping. Creating animation with Python. Encrypting messages. Arduino programming. These are a few of the free workshop plans made available as "TechShopz in a Box" by TechGirlz. 03/15/2018 Read More

  • Games for Change Competition Deadline Approaches

    Games for Change Competition Deadline Approaches

    Students in five different cities have until the end of April to submit their games to the "Games for Change Student Challenge," taking place right now in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Detroit. The competition is intended to encourage young people to create digital games that combine story-telling with civic engagement. 03/15/2018 Read More

  • Understand NGSS in 5 Minutes

    Understand NGSS in 5 Minutes

    NGSS – The Next Generation Science Standards – is the hot new way to teach science in K-12. NGSS is a revolution in science education. In our blog, we briefly try to do that revolution justice by explaining its five key terms. 03/14/2018 Read More

  • Mentors, Encouragement, Hands-on Learning Boost Girls

    Closing the STEM Gap

    Generally girls lose interest in STEM careers as they get older. But, according to a new study, small changes at school and at home can have a profound impact on how girls perceive STEM careers, how confident they feel in class and how likely they are to pursue STEM academically and into their careers. 03/13/2018 Read More

  • 3 Ways to Help Students Build Empathy Using Technology

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