Study Bears to Enhance STEM in Your School

A science education program currently being piloted in eight states is helping high school teachers excite students about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by studying bear biology.  The upcoming program is science-based, project-based, web-based, and free to educators and students” online. All of Bear Trust International’s ( BTI’s) publications, including The Bear Essentials, for grades K–8, are free.  They will be conducting at least 10 ‘teach the teachers’ workshops nationwide.

Educational Seminars Program

The Educational Seminars Program offers Department of State funded grants for U.S. school teachers and administrators. Exchanges are short term, taking place during the summer of 2012, and focus on sharing of best practices and professional development. Programs take place in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Thailand.

NSTA Web Seminars 

NSTA Web Seminars are free, 90-minute, live professional development experiences that use online learning technologies to allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NSTA partner organizations.  Many webinars on engineering design challenges.

Teacher Quality Projects 

Teacher Quality grant projects are for the professional development of teachers in language arts,mathematics, reading, science and/or social studies. Grants can also address teachers’ use of technology, alternative assessment strategies, or innovative teaching strategies, all with the goal to strengthen and deepen teachers’ content knowledge in their academic subjects with emphasis on how deepened content knowledge impacts teaching practices and student learning.

UGA Marine Extension Center SPRING / Summer 2012 Teacher Workshops 

GREEN EGGS & SAND Workshop Savannah Georgia
May 4-6, 2012
The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Program (GCE-LTER) is an NSF-sponsored project that studies how long-term changes caused by climate change, sea level rise, and human alterations of the landscape affect coastal ecosystems. July 8-13, 2012.

Fermilab Internships

High school students work with Fermilab scientists and engineers who advance our understanding of the nature of matter and energy. QuarkNet offers summer research opportunities in science and technology for students who have demonstrated a strong interest in and aptitude for science and mathematics. Two teams consisting of four students and one teacher work for six weeks with scientists or engineers on projects related to the Fermilab research program.

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science for Teachers

The United States Government labs offer these opportunities for teachers to work at a national lab during the summer

Skype in the Classroom

Are you looking for another classroom in another city, state, or nation to conduct a collaborative project?  Use Skype to communicate and check out the projects that are in need of partners.