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April 2014

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

A recent Change the Equation brief reveals a disturbing lack of educational access in engineering for underrepresented minorities. On Capitol Hill I discussed the workforce implications of this shortage with DuPont's Gayle J. Gibson and Raytheon's Robert L. Curbeam Jr., and what we must do.

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Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
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THE NATION


Research Suggests NCTL Curriculum Supports Classroom Equity

University of North Carolina (Greensboro) research suggests Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®), a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® at the Museum of Science, Boston, could be a powerful tool for supporting classroom equity because "engineering has the potential to disrupt status quo definitions of what it means to be smart."

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Out-of-School Curriculum Brings Engineering to Middle School Age Children Out-of-School Curriculum Brings Engineering to Middle School Age Children

The Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary® project now offers Engineering Everywhere™ for middle school-aged children in afterschool and camp programs. The National Academy of Engineering's "grand challenges for engineering" inspired engaging design challenges such as creating a model sports helmet and engineering ice cream (Photo on right).

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Museum of Science NSTA Offerings Highlight Engineering

In April the Museum of Science played an important role at the 2014 National Science Teachers Association conference in Boston, addressing the Next Generation Science Standards and all conference strands in 14 workshops, panels and sessions. The Museum also welcomed more than 1,200 teachers at an evening celebration.

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STATE NEWS


U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III addresses STEM Educators at the Museum of Science U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III addresses STEM Educators at the Museum of Science

In March U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) told educators from 15 Massachusetts and New Hampshire school districts at a Gateway Project Symposium that "we need your knowledge and success to give as many kids as possible as many tools as possible, regardless of "zip code, color, or gender." He also congratulated teachers recognized for their school system's STEM efforts (Photo right).

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Connecticut Science Center Offers Engineering is Elementary Teacher Workshops

With support from Cognizant, the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford is now an official professional development provider for Engineering is Elementary®, the award-winning education curriculum developed by the National Center for Technological Literacy® at the Museum of Science, Boston..

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


Teachers Learn to "Engineer the Future" at the Museum of Science

Educators discussed their experiences teaching the high school Engineering the Future® curriculum, created by the Museum and published by STEM education company IT'S ABOUT TIME®. They shared best practices, students' successes, and how the curriculum aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- EiE Supports Classroom Equity
- Engineering Everywhere Sparks Middle School-Age Kids
- Museum Highlights Engineering at NSTA


STATE NEWS
- Joe Kennedy III Addresses STEM
- Connecticut Science Center is EiE PD Provider

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- Teachers "Engineer the Future"!

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