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April 2013

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

Invited by U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education to testify on STEM education, I was pleased to report that the Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) has reached over 48,800 teachers and 4 million students nationwide with its engineering curricula and teacher professional development.


Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
nctlinfo@mos.org

THE NATION


Good News for K-12 Engineering!

The final version of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) has restored engineering design as a Disciplinary Core Idea, while a new National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP), the Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment, has released a helpful video and educator resources. The NCTL advocated for engineering design in the NGSS and helped develop the TEL.

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Members of Congress Beat the STEM Education Drum

Despite the sequestration and other issues, the NCTL is working with members of Congress on legislation advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and the resources of science museums nationwide.

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STATE NEWS


New Partnership Expands STEM Education in Alabama

With Raytheon support, the Museum of Science, Boston is creating a national network of Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) professional development providers who can train teachers through partnerships in Arizona, Washington, DC, and Alabama. The University of Alabama's Institute for Science Education is EiE's newest "endorsed partner."

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Massachusetts Business Roundtable's JD Chesloff Addresses STEM Leaders Massachusetts Business Roundtable's JD Chesloff Addresses STEM Leaders

Massachusetts Business Roundtable executive director JD Chesloff told Mass. legislators' staff and educational leaders from the Museum of Science Gateway Project that the solution to the projected STEM workforce shortage involves fostering children's innate STEM skills as early as possible - a Gateway goal.

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


Engineering Workshops for High School Teachers are Now Available

This summer, publisher It's About Time will offer teachers professional development, using the high school textbook, Engineering the Future®, from the Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy®. The course introduces 9th or 10th graders to technology and engineering and meets the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework technology/engineering standards.

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New Out-of-School-Time Engineering Adventures are Fun and Free New Out-of-School-Time Engineering Adventures are Fun and Free

The Museum of Science, Boston has released two new out-of-school-time Engineering Adventures, based on its nationally recognized Engineering is Elementary® curriculum. Four units featuring two virtual guides are downloadable for free.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- Good News for K-12 Engineering
- Congress Beats STEM Drum

STATE NEWS
- STEM Education in Alabama
- Chesloff Addresses STEM Leaders

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- Engineering for High School Teachers!
- Out-of-School-Time Engineering Adventures

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HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

News of the NCTL's Engineering the Future® high school curriculum.


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GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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