NAGT-Sponsored Teacher Field Trip Saturday, April 14, 2018
Registration is now open for the second Science Share-A-Thon, on. We will be doing a deeper dive into the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts, as well as sharing more lesson plans and resources. There will also be plenty of time to collaborate with other teachers and door prizes! Just like last time, we will meet at the FedEx Institute for Technology here at the University of Memphis, with a light breakfast (bagels and coffee) at and the program starting at Please use the link below to reserve your spot and feel free to send it around to other teachers you know who might be interested.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Opened February 10, 2018 at the Pink Palace Museum
A giant-screen adventure unlike any other, DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World, is an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by engineers. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, this is the first IMAX story to answer the call of the STEM initiative – which offers a fresh perspective on engineering and aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators, educators, and leaders who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet throughout the 21st Century. The award-winning filmmaking team at MacGillivray Freeman Films reveals not only the grandeur but the heart, humanity, and optimism that exists within every problem-solving project.
Produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation, DREAM BIG reveals how engineers have changed both everyday lives and entire societies: from the Roman Arch to the Great Wall of China, from one much-needed village bridge to the cosmic International Space Station, from underwater robots to death-defying rollercoasters, wind-defying skyscrapers and pneumatic tube vehicles that might one day zoom at 700 MPH. It’s the perfect encapsulation of what engineering is all about: ordinary people finding ways to defy the impossible and change the world, and their own lives, in the process.
Visit the film's education page to find a corresponding Educator Guide & Lesson Plans!
Please reserve your spot here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Shelby County teachers, you can reserve your spot and get PD credit through PLZ. Just register for “Science Share-a-thon,” #15161, section 20110.
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Wade-Jaimes at email@example.com.
Copies of the "Earth and Human Activity" Earth Science Week Toolkit are free and available for the cost of shipping and handling ($8.50 for the first kit, $2.25 for each additional kit in the United States). This price includes Library Rate shipping to U.S. addresses via the U.S. Postal Service, allowing 2-3 weeks for delivery.
By applying, each school will receive a VEX Super Competition Robot Kit, Programming software, free curriculum, and teacher training to insure that your students can compete successfully during this 2017-18 season and beyond.
Your financial responsibility will be to register your team for competitions each year ($150) and compete in at least one qualifying event during the season. Those tournament fees typically range from $25-$50 per team and will occur at locations throughout the state from Oct-Feb, with the State Championship held in March and the World Championship in April.
Click here for the application instructions. It will take about 15 minutes to complete and awards will be issued starting in September. New teacher training workshops will be offered in locations throughout the state during October, November, and December.
The Regional Support Manager for TN VEX robotics is Shelli Brasher (Shelli_Brasher@roboticseducation.org or 901-486-9618). She is available to work with teachers, administrators, parents, and students to insure successful programs. Feel free to contact her for additional information!
Click here to view the #GenSTEMContest Submissions