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STEM Education Contest

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

$2 Million in Prizes + Free Professional Development

Help your students identify a problem in their community and use STEM to create a solution. ALL public 6–12 schools are eligible, in class or online. Professional development is open for educators now through December on Samsung.com/solve

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October 15, 2020

 

OTA

Funding & Recognition

COVID-19 Remote-Learning Emergency Fund for Educators

National Geographic Education has launched a new grant program called the Learning Emergency Fund, which will award at least 50 grants to teachers to adapt or develop remote-friendly curriculum resources that use science, social studies, or geography to teach about pandemics, including COVID-19, or about social or environmental justice.

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k12education.gatesfoundation.org

Funding & Recognition

Grants to Transform Algebra 1 into a Gateway to Success

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.

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conradchallenge.org

Funding & Recognition

Competition Encouraging Entrepreneurial Problem Solving

Sponsored by the Conrad Foundation, the Conrad Challenge is a multiphase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future through purpose-driven education. Each year, teams of two to five students, aged 13–18, from around the world create products or services to address some of the most pressing global and local challenges.

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poeinbaltimore.org

Funding & Recognition

Special Places in the Life of Edgar Allan Poe—Master of the Macabre

‘Tis the season to be spooky, and what better way to do that than diving into all things Edgar Allan Poe. The Poe Museum located in Richmond, Virginia, provides teachers with informative facts to enhance any lesson plan, a Poe timeline, and adaptable lesson plans designed for middle school and high school classrooms, including “The Black Cat,” “Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Bells.”

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imperosoftware.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Ebook on Supporting Student Safety and Mental Health in Online Environments

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. To help schools address these important issues, Impero Software has created a freely downloadable ebook, Supporting Student Mental Health and Safety During Remote Learning.

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carlemuseum.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Online Exhibition Honoring Childhood Creativity

What can the art of childhood reveal? Does it show burgeoning talent, exciting potential, or perhaps simply the beginning of a love to create? These are some of the questions explored in an online exhibition of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, co-curated by award-winning illustrators Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

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Digital Learning • Learning Support

Edit-a-thons to Bring More Black Artists to Wikipedia

A group of artists has spent the past six years inviting other artists, teachers, and students to help add Wikipedia pages for Black artists and adjusting other pages as needed. Started by Jina Valentine and Heather Hart, the Wiki edit-a-thons have resulted in the addition of 1,200 artists and institutions to the Wikipedia website, as well as changes made to countless other pages.

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metmuseum.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Exhibition of Rock and Roll As a Sonic and Cultural Force

Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll is an exhibition by the Metropolitan Museum of Art that tracks rock music’s seismic impact on society and culture—all through the instruments and sounds that defined its voice.

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Professional development, certificates, and degrees at Penn State World Campus

Professional Growth

Become the Leader Your School Needs

Advance your teaching career by enrolling in professional development courses, a teacher leader or principal certificate, or a master’s degree in educational leadership. Penn State World Campus, in collaboration with the respected Penn State College of Education, offers a wide variety of educational leadership programs completely online. If you are a K–12 teacher who wants to broaden your leadership potential and expand your knowledge about schools, teachers, and student learning while renewing your passion to work on behalf of public education, Penn State’s online graduate programs in educational leadership are for you.

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Professional Growth

Ideas for Responding to Student Trauma Compounded by COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is compounding traumatic experiences for many students, say researchers with the Appalachia Regional Educational Laboratory (REL AP), part of the Institute for Educational Sciences.

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trepeducator.org

Professional Growth

Evidence-based Practices for Addressing Chronic Stress in High-Crime Communities

The Trauma Responsive Educational Practices (TREP) Project was launched in 2016 by leading educators at The University of Chicago with a policy brief on the educational consequences of the chronic toxic stress of living in high-crime communities.

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Professional Growth

STEM Education Summit in a COVID-19 World

The impact of COVID-19—on education, health, the workforce, and the economy—has made clear that young people need skills that enable them to think critically, creatively, and globally—to solve problems, create new jobs, and address issues never seen before.

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bronxzoo.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Stories of Conservation Work Around the World

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a nongovernmental organization headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, aims to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 14 priority regions. WCS presents Field Sight brings the pioneering work of the Wildlife Conservation Society to the classroom.

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ibm.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Tech Program to Increase Educational and Career Opportunities in Hispanic Communities

During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM is working with policymakers and education leaders to increase the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) in the United States. Currently, IBM hosts 220 P-TECH partners worldwide, and the company plans to expand the program to 150 schools in the US—half of the company’s total commitment of 300 by 2023.

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gocoderz.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Free Course to Accompany Virtual Coding Challenge

Teachers can bring real-world industry to their class this fall with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge. By participating in this free three-hour virtual challenge, students experience the power of coding while uncovering how Amazon uses computer science and robotics daily to deliver customer orders.

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store.steampowered.com

Mobile Learning

Foundations of Vector Calculus in a Virtual Reality Environment

Calcflow, powered by Matryx on STEAM, lets students explore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment. Essentially it allows them to visualize mathematical concepts in a completely new way.

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store.steampowered.com

Mobile Learning

Visualizations of Statistics in Three Dimensions Using Virtual Reality

Data visualization has come a long way from tables and bar graphs to 3D animated graphics in Excel. The next step is to bring data into full 3D using VR (or AR/MR).

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