STEM Opportunities and Events:
The Fab Lab (formerly Engineering and Design Center) is an engineering classroom designed to "WOW." The idea is for kids to learn NGSS engineering design standards, while being amazed at their own ability to use math, science, and technology to invent something new.
The lab has tons of high end equipment (laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling, robotics arenas, vinyl cutter and more than 100 computers from 3D augmented reality zSpace workstations to tiny Arduinos) to give an amazing science and engineering experience to students who come for field trips and teachers who come for training.
Visit the FabLab website for more details
Questions? Please contact Stephen Callahan at 209 468-9247.
SJCOE Environmental Education Professional Learning Opportunities
- Floodplain and Delta Ecology Institute, June 6, 7 and 8
- The Delta Studies Institute
John Muir Laws: Nature Through Science, Education and Art - May 16, 2018, 7:00pm
This free, dynamic presentation for teachers, community
members and families links observation, drawing for the unartistic, and science for a fascinating evening.
Click here for more information
John Muir Laws - NGSS and Nature Journaling, May 16 & 17, 2018, 8:00am-4:00pm
Science and literacy, observational skills, drawing for the unartistic and more in a dynamic two-day workshop at the
SJCOE Durham Ferry Outdoor Education Center. Substitutes will be provided.
1 unit of college credit available.
Registration and additional information
Discovery Voyage on San Francisco Bay - June 18, 2018
Four hour expedition with the Marine Science Institute aboard a 90ft research vessel with stations to examine marine life in the bay. Trip cost of $20 includes the bus to and from Stockton and lunch.
Click here for more information and to register
Got A Dream Engineering Project And No Funds to Build It?
Funding has been extended for 2017-18!
AT&T and The Office of STEM at the San Joaquin County Office of Education present a unique opportunity for students in Region 6 (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador) to apply for funds to enable that dream engineering project! Project applications will be reviewed and funded as they are received. Class-wide projects will also be considered.
Project Assessment Rubric
Questions? Please call Ann at 209.468.4880 for the details including application materials.
Teachers College of San Joaquin STEM Masers Degree Program
The masters degree program at Teachers College of San Joaquin has a focus on preparing candidates for the 21st century, linked through four organizing phases: Experience, Exploration, Implementation, and Inquiry. Candidates successful in this program understand and have the ability to work collaboratively with others, apply theory and knowledge, and pursue the development of their own expertise as it relates to teaching, learning and school development. M.Ed. candidates bring their own unique academic experiences and work with an advisor to ensure the connection of those experiences to their Masters Core coursework.
PG&E Better Together STEM High School Program
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is proud to announce an exciting program to provide high school teachers with resources that expand STEM education, career awareness, and workforce readiness. In each monthly webinar, teachers will hear directly from energy experts about industry trends and will be the first to learn about new program offerings and free hands-on workshops.
Who is eligible?: Teachers in grades 9 -12 in educational programs in communities served by Pacific Gas and Electric are welcome to participate.
How it works: Teachers simply register to receive monthly invitations to participate in a webinar. There's no commitment to join the webinar unless the topic interests you, and after each call teachers can decide to pursue offered opportunities or pass them on.
Dates: Webinars occur on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 pm to 4:14 pm
Sample Topics: The "Grid of Things": insight into emerging technologies in energy, The future of electric vehicle and battery storage,
Hands-on renewable energy kits and workshops, and many more!
Teacher Research Academies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
SUMMER PROGRAM 2018
The Teacher Research Academy (TRA) offers middle school, high school, and community college faculty unique professional development experiences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
These professional development workshops are aligned with NGSS and have topics including:
Teacher Research Internships
3D Print and Design
CONTACT: Joanna Albala, Ph.D.
Manager, Science Education Program
STEM-Education@llnl.gov | 925.422.6803
REGISTER ONLINE: education.llnl.gov
The State Theatre and The Lawrence Livermore National Lab Present:
Science on Screen
A FREE science education program for teens and adults that pairs prominent LLNL scientists presenting cutting-edge science with popular Hollywood films.
Saturday, April 21
Doors Open at 2 p.m.
Presentation at 2:30 p.m.
Meet a Scientist at 3:15 p.m.
Movie at 3:30 p.m.
The program is held at The State Theatre, 1307 J Street, Downtown Modesto, CA
See the flyer for additional information including presentation topics and movie titles.
SETI Institute's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors
The SETI Institute is seeking high school science teachers for participation in the NASA Science Mission Directorate Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) program providing content training, STEM immersion including a flight on the world's largest flying observatory, and 3-dimensional lessons for the high school classroom. Please refer to the flyer for eligibility and expectations. Applications for cycle 6 will open during late summer/fall 2018. Program information online: https://www.seti.org/AAA
Make Your Lab a Little More Fab: Enter the Siemens 2018 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes!
K-12 schools are eligible to enroll in the sweepstakes and vote daily for their school, from now until the deadline on April 27. Check out the possibilities with the #IDreamofSTEM hashtag.
Grant Name: 2018 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes
Description: $10,000 to spend on STEM technology and resources.
Eligibility requirements: All K-12 schools are eligible to apply. Educators can enter daily. The winner will be chosen through random drawing.
Deadline: 5 p.m. ET on April 27, 2018.
How to apply: You can enter daily for a chance to win – simply enter your school information here, and you’ll be able to vote for your school as often as you’d like! Previous winners are not eligible to enter. See the official rules here.