Opportunities for Teachers and Students

2014-15 WTVI-CPCC STEM Awards - Deadline March 16, 2015
More info HERE
Join WTVI PBS Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College as we recognize terrific teens and teachers from grades 6-12 in the following STEM categories:
• Students: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Agriculture, Bio Technology, Energy, Healthcare, Information Technology, Logistics/Transportation, Robotics, Sports
• Teachers: Most Innovative, Best Community Connection, Best STEM Integration
Submission Deadline: March 16, 2015
Live Taping: April 28, 2015, in the Dale F. Halton Theater on CPCC’s Central Campus
For more information, email Beverly.DornSteele@cpcc.edu, call 704.330.5930 or visit cpcc.edu/stem/stemawards.

Environmental Stewardship Challenge
Click HERE for more info
The Challenge Day is Sept. 27, 2014

Shell Science Lab Challenge - Deadline Dec. 19, 2014
Click HERE
Are you succeeding in science lab instruction with minimal equipment? The Shell Science Lab Challenge gives you an opportunity to share your exemplary approach for a chance to win a school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000!
Over $93,000 in lab makeover prizes to be awarded this year to 18 schools!

2014 Middle School Young Explorers Global Essay - "Sustainability"
Contest is Sept 2 - 26, 2014
Each middle school may submit two entries for the district level competition. The timeline and rubric are attached.
More info HERE
Jami Rodgers is the CMS contact. (980-343-2694 or j.rodgers@cms.k12.nc.us)

UNC Charlotte STEM Day - FREE!
Monday, October 6, 2014
9am-12 noon - participants should bring lunch
Barnhardt Student Activities Center
Participants will meet UNC Charlotte faculty and staff involved in STEM research and education, UNC Charlotte Admissions, Community STEM Business and Industry Representatives.
CLICK HERE for more details

CPCC in Need of Part Time Math & Science Instructors
See details HERE

Walk in the Woods - In-School Field Trips - Aligned to NCES for MS & HS
Programs aligned to NCES - CLICK HERE
Our science programs are perfect for in-school field trips, science days and other events. All of our science programs have live hands-on animals, interactive educational displays, a slide presentation and numerous hands-on artifacts for students to see and touch. All we need from you is a room that can be darkened for slide show viewing and at least 2 – 4 tables to display hands-on artifacts. A gym, media center or classroom space is fine for our needs. We can service small or large groups. You can have formal one hour programs with the option of having multiple programs the same day/same program or have informal sessions where students are rotated out in groups to view our EcoWild Exploration Stations. We work on a first come, first served basis so please let us know at your earliest convenience how we can best serve you in the upcoming school year.

For those CMS schools that have educational grants provided by the Arts & Science Council, we are an Education Provider. This grant program will fund our educational science programs at your school at no cost to you!

Best regards,
Melody Bell Wilkes

A Walk in the Woods, LLC
Environmental Education Company
3450 Hahn Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: 704-436-9048
Email: woodswalk@carolina.rr.com
Website: www.awalkinthewoods.us

Fall PD Opportunities at Discovery Place Education Studio
Discovery Place Education Studio Course Guide 2014

Science Teacher Learning Lab with Libby & Diana!
Need help with:
  • classroom management
  • differentiation
  • higher order questioning
  • project based learning
  • any other classroom concern you can think of...
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Diana & Libby