New continuing education opportunities for educators
UST Center for Engineering Education offers graduate coursework in engineering education. Applications are being accepted for spring 2017 Engineering Design and summer 2017 Engineering in the P-12 Classroom, Digital Electronics and Manufacturing Engineering. Engineering and education instructors work with educators to construct innovative, engaging STEM curriculum. A four coursegraduate certificate is available and coursework is transferable.
The Minnesota Zoo is offering a variety of teacher professional development opportunities this summer and through the 2016-17 school year. ZOOMS, Engineering a New Zoo Through Math and Science, programming includes techniques in incorporating the zoo and animals in engineering concepts into school curriculum, and challenges for students on designing a zoo that meets the needs of animals including snow monkeys and grizzly bears. Continuing education credits are available.
STEM – Conferences
The National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference will be held October 27-29, 2016 in Minneapolis. Conference information and registration including early bird pricing is now open.
The American The American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference: Traditional Knowledge * New Ideas* A Better World will be held in Minneapolis November 10-12, 2016. Attendees include Native American high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies. Registration is now open.
Career and Technology Education
What do we mean by STEM education? Is it an approach to education or targeted set of career paths? What role does Career and Technical Education play in STEM? The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction explored these questions and more in its report “From Career Pipeline to STEM Literacy for All – Evolving Notions of STEM“.
NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING ELEMENTARY TEACHER FOR THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING
Nominations and applications for the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are now being accepted. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Teachers in grades K-6 with at least five years of teaching experience are eligible for the 2016 award. Teachers applying for the 2016 PAEMST award must be nominated and self-nominations are accepted. Nominations can be submitted on-line through the PAEMST website at www.paemst.org. Contact Sue Wygant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-582-8581 if you have any questions. Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2016, so an early nomination will provide the applicant with sufficient time to complete and submit a high quality application.
Up to 5 state finalists will be chosen by a State Selection Committee. The Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics honors each of the state finalists with a paid two-year membership in MCTM and a complimentary registration for the Minnesota Spring Mathematics Conference. One of the three state finalists will be selected by a National Selection Committee as The Presidential Award winner for Minnesota. The state Presidential Award winner is announced by the White House. The state Presidential Award winner will receive a $10,000 cash award from the National Science Foundation and will be invited to Washington, DC for a week of recognition.
Please consider nominating an outstanding mathematics teacher in grades K-6 for this prestigious honor.