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October 2013

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

Computer science is important for all students. Yet 90% of schools don't teach it. Join the campaign to recruit 10 million students to try computer science through an "Hour of Code" during Computer Science Education Week December 9-15. Let's make K-12 computer science education a core academic subject.

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Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
nctlinfo@mos.org

THE NATION


Raytheon Teacher Scholarships Can Help Whole Schools: Apply Now

The Raytheon Company invites elementary school teachers nationwide to apply for 2013–14 Raytheon – Engineering is Elementary® Teacher Scholarships. Applications close November 1. Raytheon will announce winners in December 2013.

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ADVOCACY


U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III Takes STEM Tour to Museum of Science U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III Takes STEM Tour to Museum of Science

Stopping at the Museum of Science, Boston on a STEM Tour of Massachusetts, Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) (on right with Museum's Paul Fontaine) said the Museum has "truly set the bar in its commitment to STEM." The tour highlighted the state's leadership in STEM education and workforce development.

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Advocating for Engineering Education? Tools You Can Use

Short videos on K-12 engineering education policy and working with policy makers to advance the field are now available on YouTube. The Museum of Science's Patti Curtis makes the case for engineering education and offers tips on how best to communicate with Congress. .

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STATE NEWS


Delaware Uses NCTL Curriculum to Meet New Science Standards' Goals

In September Delaware adopted the Next Generation Science Standards – guidelines that for the first time treat engineering as a core discipline for students in grades K-12. Delaware is using Engineering is Elementary®, a curriculum developed at the Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy®, to meet the new standards' goals..

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Educators Jumpstart STEM Learning in New Hampshire

In summer 2013, the NCTL hosted its first New Hampshire Gateway Institute at Lakes Region Community College, Laconia. Taking the lead in N.H.'s STEM efforts and galvanized by the Gateway Project, the 49 educators, representing seven districts, will meet to review progress November 6.

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


Students in Uganda Build Bridges with Engineering is Elementary Students in Uganda Build Bridges with Engineering is Elementary

In July, Museum educators Erin Fitzgerald and Kate Sokol brought Engineering is Elementary® to the Gulu Primary School, where they helped students (on right) learn how to design bridges and introduced teachers to a new way of teaching. Fitzgerald returns to Uganda in November to continue this STEM learning experiment.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- Raytheon Teacher Scholarships Help Schools

ADVOCACY
- Joe Kennedy III Takes STEM Tour to Museum
- Advocating for Engineering Education>

STATE NEWS
- Delaware Uses NCTL Curriculum
- Educators Jumpstart N.H. STEM

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- Students in Uganda Build Bridges!

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GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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