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July 2010

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Greetings-

The Museum of Science's National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) won the 2010 Smaller Business Association of New England Innovation Award. The NCTL was the only example of innovation in education among the finalists. The fact that so many of their innovations involved engineering underlines the importance of our mission.

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


THE NATION


Miaoulis Testifies before United States Senate

On May 6, Museum of Science president Yannis Miaoulis testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the re-authorization of the America COMPETES Act, emphasizing the importance of engineering education.

Miaoulis speaks on video at 60:31 | Learn More


Coalition Urges Congress to Support Engineering Education for Innovation Act


As the Obama Administration and Congress ponder reauthorization of the Elementary & Secondary Education (No Child Left Behind) Act, the NCTL sparked organizations to urge inclusion of the Engineering Education for Innovation Act.
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NCTL Teachers Honored

Colorado Springs teacher Erik Russell is an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. He coordinates the NCTL's Engineering is Elementary (EiE) program. Lynnfield, Mass., EiE teacher Cheryl Sanderson has received an Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence.
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MASSACHUSETTS


NSF Awards Museum Teacher Education Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the Museum of Science $899,072. The "Bridging Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) for Elementary Educators" program offers professional development to science and education faculty preparing future elementary educators.
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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


Valley City State University Establishes STEM Education Center


The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education approved the establishment of the Great Plains STEM Education Center at Valley City State University. VCSU partners with the NCTL to bring STEM education to K-12 students and teachers nationwide.

Learn More: VCSU STEM Education Center | Senator Dorgan's Role


Maine Math & Science Alliance - NCTL Partnership Extended

The Maine Math & Science Alliance (MMSA) partnership with the NCTL through the Science Curricula Integrating Technology and Engineering Connections Network was recently extended. MMSA is replicating the NCTL's Gateway model to help educational leaders implement state engineering and technology standards.
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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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