Fresh Newsletter
What's Happening in STEM
August 10 | Volume 15 - 2023
The NC STEM Center is a Web Portal for all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in North Carolina
New classroom-ready tools provided this week to NC school districts

NCDPI releases Portrait of a Graduate resources

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) released a comprehensive set of resources this week to help schools and teachers successfully implement the North Carolina Portrait of a Graduate in classrooms. These resources are aligned to a statewide initiative launched by the agency last fall to ensure that North Carolina students are exposed to key skills and mindsets (labeled as Durable Skills) during their K-12 education. These resources were created by more than 120 teachers and administrators from across the state and provide tools for educators to intentionally weave the Portrait’s seven identified Durable Skills into daily lesson plans based on grade level. Read full announcement here and see new resources

Explore NC STEM Center

SearchButton-orange.jpgDo you have an opportunity or program doing great work to promote STEM in North Carolina? Now you can post your special events, summer camps, and afterschool programs for us to promote all year long. We invite you to create an account to get started today!

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  STEM Spotlight

Science Fun For Everyone

scifuneveryone.jpgScience Fun For Everyone in Cary provides in-school science field trips that allow kids to become a “Scientist For the Day” and learn by doing REAL experiments. Programs are totally hands-on and meet North Carolina Essential Standards and Common Core.

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Kenan Fellows now accepting submissions for teacher journal

KFJournalimage.jpgThe Journal of Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership produced by Kenan Fellows is now accepting submissions for a special issue on teacher retention and well-being. Submitted work can cover a variety of research areas such as professional development and teacher leadership. Use the link to learn more about submission guidelines and deadline.  Read More
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HERO Project: Inspiring hope in area codes left behind

HEROProject_BlogImage_InspiringHope.jpgAccess to high-speed internet is essential for individuals, communities, and businesses to thrive in North Carolina. Unfortunately, many rural areas still struggle with inadequate or non-existent broadband. However, there is reason for optimism with MCNC’s new HERO (High Speed Economies for Rural Opportunities) Project.  Read More
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Apply now: Duke Energy Science Nights for elementary schools

2023 DESN Kit Contents.jpgThe popular Duke Energy Science Night program through the NC Science Festival is designed to help schools host a fun science event for students and families with the use of a resource kit that includes hands-on activities, a planning guide, activity instructions (in English and Spanish), materials for up to 200 participants, and support of NCSciFest staff. Approximately 150 kits will be allocated at no cost to schools through an application process that is now open through September. The kits will ship out to awarded schools in February.  Read More
Aug. 28

Stargaze with a DJ

Join the Morehead Planetarium on the roof of The Durham Hotel on Aug. 28 for free telescopic stargazing and music by DJ Mic Check.  Read More
Oct. 24 and Oct. 25

Bridging the Gap 2023

The 2023 Bridging the Gap conference is scheduled for Oct. 24-25 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park.  Read More
Nov. 13 and Nov. 14

Synergy Conference

Mark your calendars for the the 2023 Synergy Conference on Nov. 13-14 at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill.
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