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January 2015

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

In January the Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) called on key stakeholders from nearly 30 organizations and institutions across the country to advance PK-12 engineering education nationwide. Join us!

Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
nctlinfo@mos.org

THE NATION


Education Reform on Fast Track

U.S. Senate Education Committee Chairman Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) seeks comments on his plan to fix the No Child Left Behind Law, also known as the Elementary & Secondary Education Act. The NCTL urges including a robust STEM education provision. Send comments: FixingNCLB@help.senate.go

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Contracts Bring Engineering Curriculum to Department of Defense Schools

Two contracts competitively awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) through project management partner IBSS Corporation are bringing the Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) curriculum to teachers and students on military bases in the United States and Pacific region.

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Museum Engages Informal Educators in Engineering Design New Videos Spotlight Effective Teaching Practices


New documentary-style Spotlight Videos that demonstrate effective classroom practices for teaching the Museum's award-winning EiE curriculum are now available for free to stream on the project website: eie.org. (See photo to right.)

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STATE NEWS


Raytheon–Museum Partnership Helps Teachers Meet Science Standards

The Raytheon-EiE Teacher Scholarship program is jumpstarting use of the EiE curriculum at underserved schools nationwide through awards to individual teachers and districts in states from Maryland to Florida. EiE aligns with the new standards.

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Museum Engages Informal Educators in Engineering Design Museum of Science Celebrates Computer Science Education


Computer Science Education Week launched its "Hour of Code" to demonstrate that anyone can create computer code, including Barack Obama, who became the first US President to program a computer. Museum of Science visitors joined in the computing fun last December. (See photo to right).

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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


VCSU Uses NCTL Curricula to Prepare Teachers

Valley City State University in North Dakota (VCSU) has developed online undergraduate and graduate courses in their Technology Education and Elementary Education programs to prepare teachers for implementing three K-12 engineering curricula developed by the NCTL.

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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- Education Reform on Fast Track
- Contracts Bring Engineering Curriculum to Department of Defense Schools
- New Videos Spotlight Effective Teaching Practices

STATE NEWS
- Raytheon–Museum Partnership Helps Teachers Meet Science Standards
- Museum of Science Celebrates Computer Science Education

PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- VCSU Uses NCTL Curricula to Prepare Teachers!

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HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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


Hands-on, minds on engineering design videos for students and teachers.


GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Download a brochure on how school districts can lead change.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Interested in professional development in STEM education? 

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