(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
CONNECT 2 ENGINEERING
Connect2engineering is here to serve as a resource for engineering events and happenings in the region, as well as a comprehensive source for connecting with area professionals, students and faculty already in the engineering field. There’s no better way to find out about careers in engineering than from those who enjoy it every day.
CHANGE THE EQUATION
This site hosts an extensive STEMworks Database of excellent STEM learning programs from around the country. Change the Equation (CTEq) is proud to host this database of programs that deepen young people’s learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
DESIGN SQUAD NATION
The DESIGN SQUAD NATION website is an online community that grew out of the DESIGN SQUAD television series that aired on PBS KIDS. The site targets kids ages 8 and older and features creative activities, engaging video, interactive games, and exciting contests.
The goal of Design Squad is to give kids a stronger understanding of the design process, and the connection between engineering and the things we all use in everyday life.
HARVARD FAMILY RESEARCH PROJECT posted 6.4.2015
STEM Resource Guide
FINE Newsletter, Volume VII, Issue 2
Harvard Family Research Project
Looking for innovative ways to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities for children outside of the classroom? This newsletter includes information on hands-on activities and advice from museums, libraries, and afterschool programs that you can use while exploring STEM with students.
HOW TO SMILE.ORG
SMILE’s learning activities, tools, and services are available to all but are designed especially for those who teach school-aged children in non-classroom settings (like museums, zoos, aquaria, and afterschool or outdoor education programs). SMILE is dedicated to bringing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities developed by informal science organizations around the country to the wider informal educator community, while encouraging that community to both use and contribute to SMILE’s growing collection.
NEBRASKA’S NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICTS
The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NRD’s) has a wide variety of projects and programs to educate youth (PK-12th Grade) about conserving and protecting the state’s natural resources.
The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
NASA NEBRASKA SPACE GRANT
As part of NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, we are funded to promote aerospace-related research, education, and public service programs to encourage a Diverse Workforce. This is accomplished through a national network of colleges, universities, industry and federal agency partners.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ASSOCIATION (NASA)
NASA Education/Summer of Innovation
Visit the NASA Education Website. You’ll discover a wealth of information for students and educators. Find current opportunities, education-related feature stories and information about other NASA education projects.
NASA’s Digital Learning Network
NASA’s Digital Learning Network presents a series of videoconferences to assist educators in staying current on NASA education resources and related products. Topics to include: Exploring Space Through Math, Robotics, NASA Fit Explorers, NASA eProfessional Development Network — Robotics Course, MoonWorld, and On the Moon.
The goal of SciGirls is to change how girls think about science, technology, engineering and math – STEM. Although SciGirls targets engaging girls (8-13 years old) in STEM activities, the material can be utilized with everyone. The strategies that are highly beneficial to girls have also been proven to work with all learners, including underrepresented youth.
STEM EDUCATION COALITION
The Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs. The STEM Education Coalition represents all sectors of the technological workforce – from knowledge workers, to educators, to scientists, engineers, and technicians. The participating organizations of the STEM Education Coalition are dedicated to ensuring quality STEM education at all levels.
STRATEGIC AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
The Strategic Air and Space Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, is a home to the largest collection of aircraft and space artifacts in the state. This museum, located near Ashland, Nebraska, provides visitors of all ages with exciting educational exhibits and activities that will inform and excite those interested in learning more about air and space.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING TEACHER RESOURCE CENTER
Middle and high school teacher participants in the Summer Professional Development Institute have developed high quality lesson plans that use transportation engineering applications to dynamically illustrate science and math concepts! Find repository of lesson plans here. No registration/password necessary.
Y4Y: STEM COURSE
The You for Youth website will help you connect and share resources with your colleagues, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program practices. You and your students are already using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) more than you may realize. This course suggests enjoyable ways to build on your existing knowledge as you help your students see that STEM is everywhere and for everyone.
4-H is the Cooperative Extension System’s dynamic, non-formal, educational program for today’s young people. The program partners the cooperative efforts of youth, volunteer leaders, state land-grant universities, state and local governments, 4-H Foundations, and the Cooperative State Research, Educational and Extension Service of the US Department of Agriculture. Nebraska 4-H is comprised of youth, ages 5-19, and adults. Adults are involved as volunteers working with youth as leaders or on committees and boards providing the framework for 4-H. More than 400 Extension staff across the state serve as primary contacts for the more than 135,000 youth and 20,000 volunteers.