Teach K-12 Engineering with eGFI

Teach K-12 Engineering with eGFI Welcome, teachers! Here you will find a variety of tools to boost your students’ math & science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your professional horizons, and stay informed.

Got any questions? Feel free to ask! Welcome, K-12 teachers! Here you will find a variety of tools to boost your students’ math and science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your own professional horizons, and stay informed. Need something specific? Have any questions?

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REMINDER: Deadline November 10th - Middle school physical science, engineering, and technology teachers, located in scho...
10/31/2017
Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy Kicks Off Third Year of Helping Middle Level Educators Strengthen STEM Teaching and Learning

REMINDER: Deadline November 10th - Middle school physical science, engineering, and technology teachers, located in school districts in select Northrop Grumman communities, who have at least two years of middle school teaching experience and have a strong desire to advance engineering and technology education by applying real-world applications in the classroom, can apply to become a Teacher Fellow. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170925005937/en/Northrop-Grumman-Foundation-Teachers-Academy-Kicks-Year

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy.

10/13/2017
ETP Grants

Deadline November 1 - Through our Education & Technology Program, ARRL offers grants for radio station equipment and related software equipment and resources for classrooms in the US. The application requirements are straightforward: we look for commitment from teachers and school administration, a well conceived plan to use the resources to engage students, and a working relationship with local ham radio volunteers who will provide mentoring support for the school. http://www.arrl.org/etp-grants

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources.

The 2018 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest is a transformational, cross-curricular professional development work...
10/13/2017
Educator Academy in the Amazon - professional development for teachers

The 2018 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest is a transformational, cross-curricular professional development workshop for educators to use and learn instructional approaches and protocols while exploring one of the world’s most important natural resources - the Amazon Rainforest. http://amazonworkshops.com/educator-academy/

Transformational Professional Development Educator Academy in the Amazon K-16 Educators are you ready for a life changing adventure? Join us in the Amazon for an experience that will feed your soul, expand your professional toolkit for inquiry based science, anchor your global perspective, and chang...

10/11/2017
Announcements - AIAA Special $tem grants for K-12 teachers...

$500 Grants for Elementary and Secondary School STEM TEACHERS! Proposals must be received by October 27, 2017. The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Systems Technical Committee and Space Transportation Technical Committee are once again offering $500 grants to augment funding for procuring materials and supplies that enhance STEM education. Download the flyer with details from https://info.aiaa.org/tac/SMG/SSTC/Lists/Announcements/DispForm.aspx?ID=4&Source=https://info.aiaa.org/tac/SMG/SSTC/default.aspx?_ga=2.254619912.1694799909.1507648926-643646708.1507648926

Teacher Jeffrey Crapper and his students will present at a STEM conference in Florida.  Inside a storage area attached t...
10/06/2017
Health and Science School 'leads the way'

Teacher Jeffrey Crapper and his students will present at a STEM conference in Florida. Inside a storage area attached to Jeffrey Crapper's biology and health classroom at Beaverton Health and Science School, Mazin Ashfaq waits for his computer software to load. The software is for the school's motion-sensing cameras, which can track and code human movements, and provide data for projects as diverse as helping athletes recover and creating lifelike video games. http://pamplinmedia.com/bvt/15-news/374547-259087-health-and-science-school-leads-the-way

Teacher Jeffrey Crapper and his students will present at a STEM conference in Florida.

Studying classrooms in the U Michigan College of Engineering, the researchers have already begun preliminary analysis of...
10/04/2017
U Michigan to Study Flexible STEM Classrooms -- Campus Technology

Studying classrooms in the U Michigan College of Engineering, the researchers have already begun preliminary analysis of feedback from students and instructors. "The flexible classroom allows students to be more engaged, and it gives faculty a chance to use a wider variety of activities that include hands-on exercises, team-based learning, student group assignments and study teams, among others." https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/10/03/u-michigan-to-study-flexible-stem-classrooms.aspx

Researchers at the University of Michigan are using a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to look into the difference between teaching and learning in traditional lecture halls and more flexible classrooms.

10/04/2017
Discovery: Bernie Sanders Spider

Students identify 15 new species of spider. “This was an undergraduate research project,” says Ingi Agnarsson, a spider expert and professor of biology at UVM who led the new study. “In naming these spiders, the students and I wanted to honor people who stood up for both human rights and warned about climate change—leaders and artists who promoted sensible approaches for a better world.” http://www.newswise.com/articles/discovery-bernie-sanders-spider

Students and a scientist at the University of Vermont have discovered 15 new species of 'smiley-faced' spiders--and named them after, among others, Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bernie Sanders.

Engineers to the Rescue is the theme of our latest teachers’ newsletter on hurricanes and other natural disasters, and t...
10/03/2017
Disaster Relief Engineering, Paid Summer STEM Program for Teens & More!

Engineers to the Rescue is the theme of our latest teachers’ newsletter on hurricanes and other natural disasters, and the role engineering plays in designing sturdier structures, shoring up coastlines, dispatching drones to assess the damage, and mobilizing technology to reduce the toll on life and property. It also includes a post on the SEAP paid summer engineering research program for high school students that ASEE administers. http://conta.cc/2yQa2u5

The researchers, led by Hope Gerde, an associate professor in Michigan State's department of human development and famil...
09/29/2017
Research: Preschool Teachers Are Uncomfortable with Science, Teach It Rarely -- THE Journal

The researchers, led by Hope Gerde, an associate professor in Michigan State's department of human development and family studies, found the preschool teachers they surveyed reported higher enjoyment and ability for literacy than for science or math. Nearly all — 99 percent — of those surveyed said they worked with students on literacy education three or four times a week, but only 75 percent said the same about math and a paltry 42 percent about science. https://thejournal.com/articles/2017/09/28/research-preschool-teachers-are-uncomfortable-with-science-teach-it-rarely.aspx

Preschool teachers in the United States are not as comfortable with science as they are literacy, according to researchers at Michigan State University.

"The reason a lot of students drop out of engineering is they are not ready for calculus," Haj-Hariri said. "We are tryi...
09/28/2017
Clemson among schools studying link between math education and engineering degrees

"The reason a lot of students drop out of engineering is they are not ready for calculus," Haj-Hariri said. "We are trying to find a fix to help the schools help the students, to find what works. We want to give them the tools they need to get them up to speed for calculus." http://www.independentmail.com/story/news/2017/09/26/clemson-south-carolina-engineering-programs/698735001/

Clemson and South Carolina are among the universities trying to figure out how to better prepare students for college engineering programs.

https://www.the74million.org/article/15-million-to-1000-top-math-science-teachers-how-math-for-america-is-boosting-stem-...
09/26/2017
$15 Million to 1,000 Top Math & Science Teachers: How ‘Math for America’ Is Boosting STEM in Schools

https://www.the74million.org/article/15-million-to-1000-top-math-science-teachers-how-math-for-america-is-boosting-stem-in-schools/

Math for America, a 13-year-old nonprofit that supports New York City’s strongest math and science teachers, this month awarded 300 new, four-year fellowships to its latest class, bringing the total number of teachers in the program to over 1,000 and the dollar amount committed to over $15 million.…

Just days away... ASEE Takes Engineering Day Full Speed Ahead with NSTA at its Area Conference in Baltimore - Friday, Oc...
09/25/2017

Just days away... ASEE Takes Engineering Day Full Speed Ahead with NSTA at its Area Conference in Baltimore - Friday, October 6, 2017! ASEE’s Pre-College Engineering Education experts will teach how to map the engineering design process to Next Gen Science Standards, build simple electric circuits, plug elementary students into computer science, and introduce ASEE’s K-12 flagship resource Engineering, Go For It (eGFI) and much more! Register now at https://secure.nsta.org/conferences/registration/?id=2017BAL

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09/25/2017

Teach K-12 Engineering with eGFI's cover photo

Teacher grants are available for all core curriculum subjects in El Dorado public schools. Proposals are judged anonymou...
09/20/2017
El Dorado Education Foundation names eight grant recipients

Teacher grants are available for all core curriculum subjects in El Dorado public schools. Proposals are judged anonymously by a team from the School of Education at Southern Arkansas University. http://www.magnoliareporter.com/education/public_private_schools/article_e960588c-9cff-11e7-9e2a-6339422774dd.html

EL DORADO – The El Dorado Education Foundation (EDEF) Board of Directors has approved eight EDEF teacher grants for the fall 2017 semester.

Students can apply online at http://bit.ly/AiCHSAward no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on November 6,...
09/13/2017
High School

Students can apply online at http://bit.ly/AiCHSAward no later than 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on November 6, 2017. The NCWIT Award for AiC honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. http://mailchi.mp/ncwit/ncwit-aspirations-in-computing?e=ccbe4d160f

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award for AiC recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven le...

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