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April 2012

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporters,

The Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) is pleased to join the 100Kin10 movement, an innovative public/private partnership launched by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Opportunity Equation, to answer President Obama's call for 100,000 STEM teachers in the next 10 years.
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Ioannis Miaoulis and the NCTL team
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THE NATION


US House Moves on ESEA Reform

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), approved the Student Success Act and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act to reform the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently referred to as No Child Left Behind. The NCTL and Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) will continue to push for STEM education and science museums in the final legislation.
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Engineering is Elementary Featured at USA Science & Engineering Festival and Related Events

The Engineering is Elementary® team from the NCTL will offer engaging activities for everyone at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival EXPO at the Washington Convention Center April 28-29 in Washington, DC, and at several pre-Festival events.
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Yvonne ITEEA Honors Yvonne Spicer

On March 16, 2012, the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) honored Yvonne Spicer, EdD, as a Distinguished Technology Educator (DTE). Dr. Spicer is vice president for advocacy & educational partnerships at the Museum of Science's NCTL.
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The NISE Network Goes to Capitol Hill

On May 15, the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network™ (NISE Net) focuses on STEM with other National Science Foundation (NSF) grantees at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Congressional Exhibition and Reception. The Museum of Science is a lead partner in the NSF-funded 10-year NISE Net project.
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STATE NEWS


Gateway kids NCTL's Gateway Project Hits a "Home Run" for STEM Education

Educators from 15 Massachusetts school districts in the Museum of Science's Gateway Project shared successes in March with superintendents, staff from Senator Scott Brown's and Congressman Barney Frank's offices, and Texas teachers. Gateway helps districts develop action plans to teach technology and engineering. Gateway students demonstrated a solar car and described a winds project for girls.
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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


NCTL Influences Out-of-School Engineering

The new Family Engineering outreach program offers out-of-school-time activities via community events that complement the Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) classroom curriculum created by the Museum of Science's NCTL. The project also uses EiE's five-step Engineering Design Process.
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IN THIS ISSUE

THE NATION
- US House Moves on ESEA Reform
- Engineering is Elementary at USA Science & Engineering Festival
- ITEEA Honor Yvonne Spicer

- NISE Network Goes to Capital Hill

STATE NEWS
- Gateway Hits Home Run STEM


PARTNER & OTHER NEWS
- NCTL Influences Engineering Out of School

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