STEM Opportunities and Events:
4th Annual H2O Hackathon
Attention San Joaquin County high school and college students and teachers. Come be a part of this exciting app development content! Only the first 20 teams will be selected. Each team consists of one instructor/teacher and four students. Get your team together, create a team name, and apply today. The top award winner will receive the California Water Service sponsored Golden Spigot Award of $5,000!
Exploratorium's 6th Cohort of the CA Secondary Science Teacher Leader Network
July 29 - August 2, 2019 | Pier 15, San Francisco, CA
CA Secondary Science Teacher Leader Network is now open! please apply for the Teacher Leader Network: Introductory Institute, July 29 - Aug 2, 2019, at the Exploratorium Teacher Institute. This is a great opportunity for your leaders who are currently in a role supporting NGSS implementation with colleagues and who are interested in developing science content knowledge and thinking about how to build buy-in and be responsive to their colleagues’ needs. Once they go thru the institute, then they are considered alums and have access to online workshops and summer alumni institutes and another Teacher Leader institute.
application: https://tinyurl.com/TLSummer19. The application is live and closes March 10, 2019.
California Environmental Phenomena Summits
Spend two days collaborating with a local science expert and other educators from the region. Learn about local, environmentally-focused phenomena. Deepen your understanding of Phenomena and the Environmental Principles and Concepts. Contribute to a resource that will be shared with other CA teachers who are looking to get started with phenomena-based NGSS lessons.
March 27-28, 2019
Tilden Regional Park
flyer and registration information
April 2-3, 2019
Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center
flyer and registration information
The Fab Lab 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.
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.
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
Stockton Astronomical Society 2019 Striking Sparks Telescope Awards Program
The Stockton Astronomical Society aims to promote science education and an interest in Astronomy in San Joaquin County through their Striking Sparks Telescope Awards Program. The contest is open to students in grades 1-12 that have been nominated by their teachers or by Stockton Astronomical Society members. They will award telescopes each April or May.
For more information please visit: www.stocktonastro.org
Calling All Space DNA Enthusiasts!
Ever wonder how astronauts might survive a deep space mission or how biology might be used to transform new worlds? Submit your best idea for a DNA experiment in space to the 5th annual US Genes in Space contest and become a space biology pioneer.
Applications are due by 11:59 pmPDT on April 19, 2019.
Visit www.genesinspace.org to learn more
New Genes in Space video now available
DNA sequencing, which allows us to read the order of the nucleotide bases in a DNA molecule, is an important technique in DNA research and medicine on Earth. Sequencing is fast becoming invaluable in space and will even be a part of the 2018 Genes in Space winners' experiment. This new video introduces you to the basics of DNA sequencing and how it is being used on the International Space Station.
Click HERE to watch the video
Forestry Institute for Teachers (FIT) Applications Are Being Accepted
Hands on training in:
- Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS
- Common Core
- Project Learning Tree
- Project WET
*$25 application fee