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April 2010

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

Welcome to the first issue of the NCTL ENews! The purpose of this quarterly e-newsletter is to provide you with the latest news from the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston.

We invite you to keep your subscription so that you may stay informed. If you do not wish to receive this email, you may unsubscribe at any time. For your convenience, the unsubscribe option is located at the bottom of this newsletter. But we hope you'll enjoy hearing about new NCTL developments.

Best,
Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
nctlinfo@mos.org


THE NATION


Delaware's winning Race to the Top application features NCTL curriculum

One of only two states awarded millions in education grants for school innovation by the Obama administration, Delaware included Engineering is Elementary (EiE), the NCTL's research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested elementary curriculum, as one of five main elements in its STEM strategy.  Forty states applied for this first round of funding under the administration's highly competitive $4.35 billion Race to the Top program.
Learn More about EiE


NCTL Works with Congress on Engineering Education for Innovation Act

In February, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and House Representative Paul Tonko introduced the first legislation promoting K-12 engineering education in core academic classrooms. The NCTL drafted and built support for the bipartisan bill in 5 months.
Encourage Congress to Cosponsor Bill


NAEP to Assess Technology and Engineering Literacy

With NCTL advocacy, the National Assessment Governing Board approved a framework for student testing in technology and engineering; the National Assessment of Educational Progress will cover info and communication technology, design and systems, and technology and society. |
Learn More | Miaoulis Comments to NAGB


ITEA Adds Engineering to ITEEA

The International Technology Education Association is now the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association! The change will cause the ITEEA to address K-12 curriculum and professional development in technology and engineering immediately.
Learn More


MASSACHUSETTS


NCTL Staff on Mass. STEM Advisory Committee


Ioannis Miaoulis, Museum of Science president and director and NCTL founding director; Yvonne Spicer, NCTL vice president, advocacy and educational partnerships; and two Museum trustees were appointed to Mass. Governor Deval Patrick’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Advisory Council.
Learn More 


PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


Colorado School District earns $100,000 for STEM Programs

Falcon School District 49, an NCTL partner, was awarded $100,000 for its STEM preK-12 initiative at Odyssey Elementary and two other schools to build on curricula and research the effectiveness of the NCTL's Engineering is Elementary and other programs.
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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? 

Main Listings | Museum of Science Virtual Field Trip (starts at 12:25 minutes) | STEM Education Webinar


 
 
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