There’s Still Time to Participate in This Year’s National Day of Design, Virtual Voyagers! The Virtual Voyagers mission encourages students to employ critical thinking skills, teamwork, STEM principles, and an entrepreneurial mindset to create a solution to a real-world, relevant challenge — cybersecurity.
On December 10, 2020, for the first time in Arkansas, Nettleton STEAM will host an In-Flight Educational Downlink, a live, 20-minute conversation with Expedition 64 astronauts aboard the International Space Station! This is an exciting opportunity for Nettleton STEAM students, both onsite and virtually, and students across the state of Arkansas. Nettleton STEAM has partnered with A-State and other entities, including the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, for this collaborative effort.
Arkansas PBS will live-stream the event through their various digital platforms and record it for a special broadcast date for a future date to be determined. It will also be broadcast through Facebook Live, NASA website, KASU and NASA TV.
Nettleton STEAM will be notified by December 3rd of the exact time slot for the live downlink, which is currently scheduled to occur sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
We hope students all over the state will join this event to witness history being made in Arkansas. For classrooms with the opportunity to view the downlink, please send the name of your school, classroom grade, and the number of students in the class to Jill Clogston, A-State Education Renewal Zone Director at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:jc
Tag your class watch parties with #STEAMandAStateEducatingforthe
Although tonight will be the last live sessions for the ACTM Month of Math Virtual Conference, it is not too late to register for the conference to have access to the recordings and materials for all the presentations.
I also wanted to share with everyone an example of a highly valuable resource that was provided during this week’s presentation by Dr. Kim McComas, Lorie Huff, and Teresa Ellis-Stevenson on “Growth Mindset for Sustaining Student Agency through a Pandemic.” The presenters gave us permission to share this Tic Tac Grow Choice Board with all educators to use with students to foster a growth mindset: https://nam11.safelinks.protec
Please note the new option to add a Geometry endorsement to a standard educator license:
This may be beneficial, for example, to teachers with an existing Middle Level Math licensure.
The ACTM Month of Math starts THIS week with a keynote from NCTM President Trena Wilkerson & AAML pre-conference keynote with NCSM President Mona Toncheff. https://nam11.safelinks.protec
Virtual Conference registration gets you an annual ACTM membership and access to webinar recordings.
Josh Tabor has been a grader of the AP Statistics exam since 1999, a table leader from 2001–2006, and a question leader from 2007–2019. He also served on the AP Statistics Test Development Committee from 2005–2009. In 2013, he was named to the SAT Mathematics Development Committee. Josh is the co-author of The Practice of Statistics 6e for AP Statistics, and the author of the Annotated Teacher’s Edition for The Practice of Statistics 4e and 5e. He is also the co-author of two on-level statistics textbooks: Statistical Reasoning in Sports, which introduces students to the concepts of statistical reasoning in a simulation-based, student-friendly manner and Statistics and Probability with Applications, which features short, direct lessons that make teaching and learning statistics enjoyable for both teachers and students. Josh has presented at regional, national, and international conferences and has taught one-day and week-long AP Statistics workshops for many years. He enjoys the opportunity to share his love of statistics and learn from the experiences of participants.
We are so excited to share this new program with Science Olympiad nation! MY SO
is a 9-month, calendar-based set of supports to keep students engaged
in Science Olympiad at home, at school and afterschool. Each themed
month is connected to a popular Science Olympiad subject like
Epidemiology, Space or Structures, and will contain free resources like
Lesson Plans and STEM Sessions, webinars and interviews with leading
experts in the field about careers and workforce. Our top National Event
Supervisors and content partners will help us bring the best of Science
Olympiad to life! One Thursday a month, our website will be hosting
STEM Showdowns, national-level online Science Olympiad tests students
will take in real time to gauge their knowledge against their peers,
complete with prizes and a national monthly leaderboard. MY SO can be
used as a standalone or to support any regular Science Olympiad season.
The STEM Showdowns are optional and will be single-player, single-payer.
Hello math educators. Here are links to the newly published Quantitative Literacy and Technical Mathematics for College & Career sites.
The Arkansas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Coalition is a statewide partnership of leaders from the corporate, education, government and community sectors which plans, encourages, coordinates and advocates policies, strategies, and programs supportive of excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in order to expand the economy of Arkansas and produce higher paying jobs.
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