Latest Opportunities for Teachers and Students

  • Sat, September 26, 2015 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    The TN STEM Innovation Network is making available at no cost to TN Schools  an effective supplemental online STEM career awareness program called Learning Blade.  (See attached Flyer)
    Learning Blade is an engaging online platform for student centered, self-paced learning that is tied to academic standards. This technology has been validated by Battelle Education and recommended by ACT in their “2014 Condition of STEM” National Report as a valuable STEM-related educational resource.  You can request a Learning Blade introductory webinar, school account or training for your middle school. Only one account is required per school.  Unlimited student and teacher accounts can then be set up.  

    SIGN UP at 
    You too can experience what administrator Dr. Jeremy Dockery, Assistant Principal at Baldwin High School, GA reports “I have never seen anything like Learning Blade before in my 12 years as an educator and administrator. The program’s “missions” are so engaging and interactive that students do not even realize that they are learning. Learning Blade is an excellent way to get students interested in and excited about STEM education. As an administrator, I love the fact that each lesson is correlated to the Common Core Standards.”
    Have your staff attend our next webinar - choose ONE below -  to learn more or ask for a webinar that suits your staff's available time. Email to request a special time.  

    SESSION 1 -Learning Blade Training - ANY Tues 9 AM Eastern/ 8 AM Central  Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

    You can also dial in using your phone as a speaker and microphone: (571) 317-3122

     Access Code: 432-470-749 

    SESSION 2 Learning Blade Training - ANY  Wed 3 PM Eastern/2 PM Central. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

    You can also dial in using your phone as a microphone and speaker: (408) 650-3123

    Access Code: 879-907-469 

  • Tue, September 15, 2015 5:45 PM | Anonymous


    For the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

    Teachers – Do you have students who love science?  PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer are proud to announce the Emperor Science Award program - a unique mentoring program that pairs university-level research scientists with high school students, presenting an exciting opportunity for them to explore the world of science, grow their skills, build confidence and conduct rewarding research.

    WHO:  Students in grades 10-11 who love science and are curious about careers in science research – especially cancer research & care.

    AWARD: 100 students with be awarded the mentorship opportunity and receive a Chrome Notebook and $1500 to help towards their research!  

    ENTER:  Students submit a 750-word essay on why science research is so important to finding a cure for cancer.

    DEADLINE:  November 1, 2015




  • Thu, September 03, 2015 7:07 PM | Anonymous

    PhUn Week is the leading American Physiology Society’s outreach program to school classrooms, reaching more than 14,000 K-12 students and teachers each year. This year PhUn Week is scheduled for November 2-6, but events can happen throughout November 2015 or the school year. This exciting outreach program exposes students to the wonders of science and can inspire the next generation of physiologists. Contact us to partner you with your local APS Member to plan a PhUn Week event. 

    For more information, visit the program website at, view multimedia highlights from last year, and view the Save-the-Date flyer to help prepare and connect with an APS member.  October 1st is the deadline to receive FREE PhUn Week instructional resources and giveaways for the students!

    Questions? Contact Kristine Vowels in the APS Education Office at:

  • Thu, September 03, 2015 7:03 PM | Anonymous
    On December 9-11, 2015, TETA will put on TETC for classroom teachers.  The Conference will focus on using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning.  The Conference will be in Murfreesboro at the Embassy Suites Conference Center.  Information about this conference can be found at

    If you have questions, please contact me at
  • Sat, August 29, 2015 10:15 AM | Anonymous
    The National Academy of Engineering has launched LinkEngineering, a new website to support implementation of preK–12 engineering education in the United States. LinkEngineering aims to provide high-quality resources and build a professional community for three groups: educators working in preK–12 classrooms and out of school settings; those engaged in preservice teacher education and professional development; and school, district, and state administrators. The website responds to recent efforts, including the Next Generation Science Standards, to introduce preK–12 students to engineering concepts and practices.

  • Sat, August 29, 2015 9:44 AM | Anonymous

    Nuclear Science Week Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is a national and international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. NSW takes place each year on the third week of October, and each day of NSW provides for learning about the contributions, innovations and opportunities that can be found by exploring nuclear science.
    Knoxville Convention Center701 Henley Street , Knoxville, TN 37902

    Register now

    Workshop Agenda

  • Wed, April 08, 2015 6:08 PM | Anonymous

    Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to persons currently teaching math in grades 6-8 to support the incorporation of materials or lessons which actively engage students in tasks and experiences that deepen their content knowledge....
    Deadline: 11/6/2015

    Link to grant

  • Wed, April 08, 2015 6:00 PM | Anonymous
    Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to persons currently teaching math in grades 6-8 to support the incorporation of materials or lessons which actively engage students in tasks and experiences that deepen their content knowledge....

  • Thu, March 26, 2015 2:03 PM | Anonymous

    STEM Project-Based Learning Through Immersion in an Authentic Research Experience

    For Immediate Release
    March 20, 2015

    Time Critical: interested schools are directed to inquire about the program no later than April 30, 2015

    For information on the Mission 9 to ISS flight opportunity, and to get a detailed understanding of the program, read the SSEP Home Page:

    SSEP Mission 9 to ISS will provide each participating community a real research mini-laboratory capable of supporting a single microgravity experiment, and all launch services to fly the mini-lab to ISS in Spring 2016, and return it safely to Earth for harvesting and analysis. Mirroring how professional research is done, student teams across the community submit research proposals, and go through a formal proposal review process to select the flight experiment. The design competition – from program start, to experiment design, to submission of proposals by student teams – spans 9 weeks from September 7 to November 6, 2015. A curriculum and content resources for teachers and students support foundational instruction on science conducted in microgravity (in a weightless environment) and experiment design. Additional SSEP program elements leverage the experience to engage the entire community, embracing a Learning Community Model for STEM education.

  • Wed, November 19, 2014 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Build A Plane, a non-profit organization to encourage aviation and aerospace education, have partnered for a third year to sponsor the GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge. The Challenge seeks to promote STEM education through aviation in high schools across the United States.

    Schools interested in the competition will receive complimentary “Fly to Learn” curricula, which comes with flight simulation software powered by X-Plane. Teachers will guide students through the science of flight and airplane design, completing the curricula in approximately six weeks in the classroom or in four weeks through an accelerated program. Each high school will apply what they have learned by modifying the design of a Glasair Sportsman airplane that seats four adults. The schools will then compete in a virtual fly-off, which will be scored on aerodynamic and performance parameters while flying a specific mission profile, as well as other factors.

    The competition is free to enter. Please note that the Challenge is open to the first 100 schools that register, and only one teacher per school may register. Registration is open until February 13, 2015, or until the first 100 schools register. Your school’s team must have four students to be eligible for the competition. Each team must include at least one male student and at least one female student.

    The registration form is attached. If you decide to participate, please complete it and send it to this e-mail address.

    Mary Lynn J. Rynkiewicz

    Director of Communications

    General Aviation Manufacturers Association

    +1 (202) 637-1375 (office)

    +1 (202) 280-9878 (cell)

    GAMA_Build A Plane 2015 Aviation Design Challenge_Final.docx

    For more information about the competition, visit

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