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  • The reality? STEM is all of those things combined
  • can be downloaded
  •’s STEM Academy(Click image to go live to site)
  • and Teacher Professional Development focusCHECK OUT: Instructional Materials
  • of a variety of STEM related topics and information
  • post from the STEM School Blog: STEM TweepsGo through the list one by one and choose what is right for you.As with anything on the internet, the list is dynamic.Some have specific agendasSome of these “tweeters” have not tweeted in a while, may not be the best resourcesSome tweet every day…
  • strong STEM tweeter is Jim FordeEducator with a passionTweets a variety of resources no agenda but putting out great STEM Education information
  • really good one to followBe sure to look at the “followers” as well to help build up your PLN of like minded educators
  • example of STEM centered FB Pages(Click once to bring up the “Likes” list)(Click the “Likes” image to go live to the page}You can also find many of the same organizations and individuals on FacebookCheck out the others who have “Liked” the page to build up your PLN
  • great blogStrong industry connectionUpdated oftenEvery day there is a “profile” of an institution, contest, programCan also follow on TwitterCheck out FAQ section… lots of great informationFrom the “About” section:Welcome to the blog for™!™ is a critical network to link those advocating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education across disciplines and distances. With the official site launch on November 30, 2011, the website allows key players to discover partners within STEM education across the country, to provide contact points, and to create both national and multi-national platforms to share and network STEM strategies and activities. provides a way for those running STEM education systems—program directors, government agencies, K-20 providers, industry partners, etc—to connect their ideas to improve STEM education on the national and international scale.
  •!/STEMConnectorSTEMconnector on twitter
  • government connectionsStay on top of legislation and governmental programsCHECK OUT: Resources sectionCHECK OUT: Stem Education News: Links to STEM Related articles (one every week with access to past “issues”)From the “About” sectionMissionTriangle Coalition’s mission is to bring together the voices of government, business, and education to improve the quality and outcome of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.We foster collaboration among all parties in order to unite, focus, amplify the call, and advocate for improvement.We nurture the development of local, regional, and state coalitions focused on the improvement of STEM education in their communities by providing materials, resources, and information to encourage their success.We provide educational opportunities to our membership and others to ensure understanding of both the prospects and processes for growth and achievement within communities and constituencies.We unite educators with government leaders, through programs such as the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowships, to facilitate a dialogue for understanding and improvement of STEM education.We inform our membership and others of current legislative and programmatic opportunities through the Coalition’s website and the wide distribution of the Triangle Coalition’s Electronic Bulletin.
  • career awareness connectionConnects educators to STEM career speakers for the classroomFrom the “About” section:STEM Speakers Program:Our Mission:STEM Ahead is committed to fostering and supporting quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education for all students and interested audiences. By collaborating with other STEM education stakeholders and organizations, STEM Ahead™ creates unique, cutting-edge classroom programs, training workshops, and other advocacy projects.STEM Speakers program:Our goal is to bring trained speakers that work in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) discipline to speak to high school or community school classrooms.Ideal candidates for STEM speakers are those who are passionate about their careers, interested in a professional development opportunity to improve their public speaking skills and are willing and eager to share their experience with students. Candidates that have overcome obstacles or represent groups that are currently underrepresented in the STEM fields are especially being targeted in this effort.STEM Speakers will have a training session(s) at their workplace delivered by STEM Ahead staff Curriculum will also be personalized to each STEM Speaker’s personal career story and interest STEM Speakers can choose their level of participation (monthly or bi-monthly speaking engagements, etc) STEM Ahead will be the coordinating facilitator between the schools and STEM speakersA Pre and Post Evaluation of student’s perceptions of STEM careers will be given before and after each STEM Speaker’s presentationSTEM Ahead will also be in the classroom for assistance, feedback and possible back-upTraining session will consist of sharing current research on the lack of students pursuing STEM careers, best practices of speaking and working with teens, and hands-on curriculum designed to engage student’s participation and interest.
  • on promoting and supporting STEM After School programs
  • Focused Each of the icons is a different kind of resourceFeatured CarreersInterviews with professionals, resources, linksCHECK OUT: FOR FUN: Oracle Orb is like a “Magic 8-ball”; STEM Tool-kit has screensavers, wallpaper, icons, activities, and postersTeacher links and resources in the “Resources” section
  • MN… more of an educator focusGeared towards MN educators, but most resources are universalGreat collection of resourcesCHECK OUT: The “Just Ask” and “Just Offer” sections geared towards connecting educators to professionalsFrom the FAQ or “getSTEM,” is a web portal designed to connect Minnesota educators with science and technology businesses, in order to better prepare students for post-secondary education programs and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). getSTEM is a partnership between the Minnesota High Tech Association and the Minnesota Department of Education along with sponsoring businesses including: Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, 3M, Inetium, Honeywell, and Ecolab. Teachers may use the website to create postings to ASK for community assistance in having materials donated to their classroom, guest presentations, volunteers for field trips and much more. Local businesses use the website to OFFER their K-12 outreach programs that teachers may incorporate into their classroom. Using getSTEM teachers and businesses just ask, just offer... it just makes sense!
  • Curriculum focusGreat instructional strategies ideasGreat math ideasCHECK OUT: Scroll down and show titles of past posts; Recommended Books listFrom the “About” pageTeach Science and Math is a community site dedicated to encouraging and supporting K-12 science and math teachers. It’s a place where teachers come to find ideas, tips, and resources regarding the best practices for teaching and learning.David R. Wetzel’s interests include teaching science and math, continuing education, adult education, and the integration of educational technology in teaching and learning .His previous education experiences include:Associate Researcher for the National Academy of Sciences and Smithsonian Institution.Assistant Professor of Science/Math Education Bloomsburg University, PA and Science Education at University of Nevada - Las Vegas.Physical science and math teacher for public schools in Virgina.His education includes a Ph.D. in Science Education from George Mason University, VA (2000) and a Master’s Degree in Science and Math Education from Old Dominion University, VA (1994).
  •, Legislature focus
  • The JASON Project connects students with scientists and researchers in real- and near-real time, virtually and physically, to provide mentored, authentic and enriching science learning experiences. JASON and its partners create these connections using multiple platforms and technologies, including award-winning, standards-based classroom curriculum developed with NOAA, NASA, National Geographic Society and others; after-school and out-of-school activities; camp experiences; and exploration programs for museums, aquariums, libraries and community centers. The result is a year-round continuum of classroom and out-of-classroom learning.
  • and Teacher Training focusStrong connection between STEM and Earth/Environmental Science CHECK OUT: STEM EarthCentral and STEM Digital
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  • a free resourcesPaid for curriculumIncluded because it is a great idea for teaching STEM ideas at elementary level using storybooks.Even if you do not purchase the curriculum, it gives ideas of how to make it work with other storybooksCHECK OUT: Unit Overviews (Screen shot on next slide)
  • Unit title: Activity on Designing Windmills, tied to a storybook about a character from Denmark and his windmill story
  • of resourcesCHECK OUT: Scroll down to resources for Accessibility to STEM Education for All StudentsCHECK OUT: Scroll down further to the Classroom Resources
  • Week A HUGE collection of resources that support engineering education
  • of the links on the left are about a different programEach program has links, resources, marketing ideas etc…CHECK OUT: Engineering Women; Engineer Your Life (Great website for HS Girls)CHECK OUT: Discovery Engineering (VERY FUN website for kids, includes activities to design a roller-coaster and skateboard park)
  • focusCHECK OUT: Lesson Plans organized by grade levelsCHECK OUT: Class Activites
  • Resources FocusGeared for TN Teachers but many of the resources are universalCHECK OUT: STEM Apps for creating lessons and activitiesCHECK OUT: Teacher Work Samples (Under Resources)
  • is a blog centering on Dr. Petrosino's course at The University of Texas at Austin entitled " EDC 365E Project Based Instruction in STEM Education." This is the capstone course in the UTeach Natural Sciences professional development sequence. It also serves as a forum for Dr. Petrosino's thoughts and ideas on Project Based Instruction and educational reform.
  • Educators with Professionals focusUsed to be called National Lab DayFrom the “About” section:National Lab Network is more than just a day. It's a nationwide initiative to build local communities of support that will foster ongoing collaborations among volunteers, students and educators. Volunteers, university students, scientists, engineers, other STEM professionals and, more broadly, members of the community are working together with educators and students to bring discovery-based science experiences to students in grades K-12. When an educator posts a project, our system will help them get the resources needed to bring that project to fruition.  
  • Lab Out Loud is a podcast, hosted by two science teachers, that discusses science news and science education by interviewing leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field.
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    1. 1. Top 10 Resourcesduncanpatti@gmail.comyoyosciteach
    2. 2. •Problem-solvers — able to define questions and problems, designinvestigations to gather data, collect and organize data, drawconclusions, and then apply understandings to new and novelsituations.•Innovators — creatively use science, mathematics, andtechnology concepts and principles by applying them to theengineering design process.•Inventors — recognize the needs of the world and creativelydesign, test, redesign, and then implement solutions (engineeringprocess).
    3. 3. •Self-reliant — able to use initiative and self-motivation to set agendas, develop and gain self-confidence, and work within time specified time frames. •Logical thinkers — able to apply rational and logical thought processes of science, mathematics, and engineering design to innovation and invention. •Technologically literate — understand and explain the nature of technology, develop the skills needed, and apply technology appropriately.Lantz, Hayes Blaine ED D. “What Should Be theFunction of a K-12 STEM Education?” 2009. Web. 20November 2009. SEEN
    4. 4. It is all aboutINTEGRATION, SKILLS andAWARENESS!
    5. 5. Thanks!