CRITTENDEN COUNTY,, Ark. (KAIT) -Southland Casino Racing recently contributed to the growing field of STEM education.
According to a news release, Southland Casino Racing donated $5,220 to the Delta STEM Education Center at A-State on May 30 to support a coding development for ten teachers back on June 6.
Those ten teachers represent the Earle, Marion, and West Memphis school districts.
Director at A-State Delta STEM Center Allen Hays said the donation will help buy the tools they need for students.
“A-State Delta STEM is very grateful for the gift received from Southland Casino Racing,” Hays said. “This gift will allow Delta STEM to purchase materials for schools. These materials will help schools implement computer science into the everyday classroom.”
Associate Dean for the College of Education and Behavioral Science Dr. Lane Bryant said it’s support like this that opens opportunities up to students.
“The A-State College of Education and Behavioral Science and the Delta STEM is appreciative of this recent gift from Southland Casino that will provide and enhance further science opportunities for students that may not have otherwise been available,” Dr. Bryant said.
According to the release, the donation allows the teachers to implement the materials and curriculum needed for their classrooms without needing to purchase extra material.
This year’s challenge submission period begins JUNE 5 and runs through NOVEMBER 1.
The Congressional App Challenge is a nationwide event that allows students to compete with each other by creating and exhibiting their software application for mobile, tablet, or computer devices of their choice. This competition is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation the STEM fields.
Eligible participants can register and submit a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their application and what they learned through the competition at www.CongressionalAppChallege.us. Students can begin signing up and submitting apps on June 5. The deadline for this year’s challenge is November 1. The winning student’s application will be featured on the United States House of Representatives’ website, as well as on display in a United States Capitol exhibit.
I have attached a copy of this year’s flyer. Please feel free to share with any students you feel may be interested in participating.
Junior High School Math Teacher
LAKE HAMILTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Earle High School has two open secondary math positions for this upcoming year. We are a small district with all class sizes under 25 (most smaller than this).
If you got into education to make a difference– this is the district for you! Our students have not had many certified math teachers over the years so they are eager to learn and gains are often beyond tangible.
Please consider applying soon as we are trying to finalize plans for next year.
The date is about to be set, but I am trying to gauge interest and assemble a list of people who would like to receive the information I send out about the conference. This event is for physics and related teachers at any level, with many high school and college professors attending.
Each year we have our highest draw from the state where our meeting is held (which rotates yearly), but we encourage members in all of our region states to attend if possible.
We encourage teachers at all levels to present on topics relevant to their classes and physics education — from individual activities or demonstrations they have found to be successful in their classes, to action research or formal research on pedagogy and content or other related topics. Participants may offer a short talk, a long talk, a mini-workshop, or a poster presentation, although presentation is not a prerequisite to attending.
Would you mind distributing this interest form link to Arkansas science (and other?) teachers?
Here’s the full link for the interest survey (for anyone whose district blocks shorteners):
Here’s a shortened URL:
The form does not commit the submitter to going or require payment, it simply helps me assemble a list and begin getting information bulletins sent out.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
AAPT Arkansas-Oklahoma-Kansas Board Member / VP
This link has many opportunities for professional development.
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Arkansas STEM Coaltion
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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