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October 2010

 
 
 
 
NCTL ENEWS
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Dear STEM Supporter-

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. We need more cosponsors of the Engineering Education (E2) for Innovation Act. You can help by asking your members of Congress to cosponsor this historic bill.

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



THE NATION


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NCTL at USA Science & Engineering Festival October 23-24


The Museum of Science, Boston and its NCTL are an official partner in the first USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. Please visit our Engineering Extravaganza Booths 221 and 223 on the National Mall 2 (between 3rd and 4th Streets, NW) to explore our engaging hands-on science and engineering activities.

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Science Standards to Include Engineering


In July the National Research Council issued a draft Conceptual Framework for National Science Education Standards for public comment. The NCTL and other engineering education supporters have been very involved in helping incorporate engineering and technology at the same level as the sciences.
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Educators Share Lessons at National Symposium


In June at the Museum of Science, 30 educators from across the country shared what they learned from introducing the NCTL's Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) curriculum in classrooms nationwide. One school's 5th grade science test scores jumped from 45% in 2009 to 83% proficiency this year.
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MASSACHUSETTS


Educators Discover How to Implement Technology/Engineering Standards

From August 10 - 12 at the NCTL's Gateway District Institute at the Museum of Science, Boston, 38 educators from nine Massachusetts districts found innovative ways to implement K-12 Science and Technology/Engineering standards.
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PARTNER & OTHER NEWS


Federal Funds Enable North Carolina Teachers to Introduce Engineering


With federal funding, the North Carolina State University will immerse teachers at six of the state's schools in the NCTL's Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum via professional development activities. Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system educators also want to use EiE. Contact Liz Parry

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EurekaFest

Lemelson-MIT EurekaFest Celebrates Invention


In June, during the Lemelson-MIT EurekaFest at the Museum of Science, high school students from across the country competed to build wind turbines as part of a multi-day celebration in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
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HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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


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GATEWAY TO TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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