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Games, Sims and Virtual Worlds in K-20 STEM Education


Type: 
Event/Conference
Type: 
Presentation
03/30/2010 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 2010 Conference

Tuesday 1:30-2:30
Seabreeze 1/2

Researchers and educational practitioners will share their experiences of integrating simulation, games, and immersive virtual world and of working with K-20 students in designing and creating games and 3D virtual world in instructional environment.

Venue: 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
City: 
San Diego
State: 
CA
Primary Area of Focus: 
Computer Science – Gaming & Simulations
Content Area: 
Innovative Uses of Technology for Learning

Get Your STEM Learning Program Noticed By Major Funders and Foundations


Type: 
Announcement
Type: 
Website
09/15/2012 - 10:29am - 11/15/2012 - 10:29am

Change the Equation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative, has created the STEMworks database to help business leaders and other funders identify and support programs that boost STEM interest and learning. STEMworks is the latest initiative in Change the Equation’s effort to mobilize the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States. Learn more.

Content Area: 
General STEM-related

Getting NYC Teens Into Science


Type: 
News Coverage
07/19/2010 - 1:34pm

Monday, July 19, 2010
Source: WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820
By Beth Fertig

Educators have long complained that U.S. students are falling behind other countries in science. There’s also a shortage of blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans in the sciences. An organization in New York City has been devoted to increasing those numbers for the past 10 years through summer internships in prestigious science and medical labs.

City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Primary Area of Focus: 
Bioscience
Other Area(s) of Focus: 
Bioscience
Other Area(s) of Focus: 
bioinformatics
Content Area: 
Equity/Diversity
Content Area: 
Informal Learning Settings/Approaches & Afterschool
Content Area: 
Research
Content Area: 
STEM Career Opportunities/Interests
Content Area: 
Teaching/Learning Methodologies
Content Area: 
Youth Motivation
Students and mentors discuss how and what they are learning in the HCS program.
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Getting with the program


Type: 
News Coverage
03/09/2011 - 12:17pm

Watsonville High School sophomore Stephanie Barraza spends Wednesday afternoons teaching fifth-graders computer basics and video game design. . . .

Primary Area of Focus: 
Computer Science – Gaming & Simulations
Content Area: 
Innovative Uses of Technology for Learning
Content Area: 
STEM Career Opportunities/Interests

Girl Game Company featured in Compendium of Best Practice K-12 STEM Education Programs


Type: 
Announcement
Type: 
Paper/Report
09/09/2010 (All day)

The Research Department and the Center for Youth Success at ETR Associates are proud to have our Girl Game Company program featured among 38 best practice programs in the 2010 edition of the Bayer Corporation’s Planting the Seeds for a Diverse US STEM Pipeline: A Compendium of Best Practice K-12 STEM Education Programs. View the document at the website or attachment listed below.

City: 
Scotts Valley
State: 
CA
Primary Area of Focus: 
Computer Science - Programming and Other
Content Area: 
Cultural Relevance in Education
Content Area: 
Equity/Diversity
Content Area: 
Lessons Learned
Project Name: 
Girl Game Company

Girls RISEnet: Strategies to Build Capacity to Engage Minority Girls - Webinar Archive


Type: 
Announcement
Type: 
Event/Conference
Type: 
Webinar
11/09/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Source: National Girls Collaborative Project
Learn about strategies and resources developed by the Girls RISEnet National Museum Network, an NSF-funded initiative that is strengthening the professional capacity of informal science educators across the country to engage and motivate minority girls to explore and pursue careers in science and engineering.

Content Area: 
Equity/Diversity
Content Area: 
General STEM-related
Content Area: 
Informal Learning Settings/Approaches & Afterschool
Content Area: 
STEM Career Opportunities/Interests
Content Area: 
Youth Motivation

Global Challenge Award Project Photos


Type: 
Announcement
04/01/2008 (All day)

[July 2007]
The 2006--2007 year Challenge engaged a large number of students from within the United States and countries across the globe. 2600 students from 50 countries registered for the challenge. Over 400 formed international teams. Click the link below to view the photos.

State: 
VT
Primary Area of Focus: 
Environmental Science
Other Area(s) of Focus: 
Environmental Science
Other Area(s) of Focus: 
climate modeling
Content Area: 
Equity/Diversity
Content Area: 
Innovative Uses of Technology for Learning

GPS training & fossil digging


Type: 
News Coverage
07/04/2007 (All day)

Daniels County Leader
Did you know that eastern Montana contains some of the richest fossil beds on Earth? Students and teachers from eastern Montana gathered at Ft. Peck along with faculty from the paleontology department at University of Montana to unearth dinosaur and plant fossils on a private ranch about 45 minutes southeast of Ft. Peck. Click on the attachment to read more.

State: 
MT
Primary Area of Focus: 
Environmental Science
Other Area(s) of Focus: 
Environmental Science
Other Area(s) of Focus: 
GIS/GPS
Content Area: 
Innovative Uses of Technology for Learning

Growing, From Berries to Tech


Type: 
News Coverage
01/09/2012 - 10:41am

Source: WatsonvillePatch
By: Jenniferr Squires
School has been out for an hour at E.A. Hall Middle School in Watsonville, yet a group of tween girls cluster around computer screens, entranced by the video games taking shape in front of them.

They are students enrolled in Watsonville Tecnología-Educación-Comunidad, a grant-funded, after-school program for fifth graders and middle school students that gives kids a basic education in computers, then builds those skills into video game design abilities and beyond.

Primary Area of Focus: 
Computer Science – Gaming & Simulations
Content Area: 
Equity/Diversity
Content Area: 
Innovative Uses of Technology for Learning
Content Area: 
Lessons Learned
Content Area: 
STEM Career Opportunities/Interests
Content Area: 
Sustainability & Scale-Up
Content Area: 
Youth Motivation

Head of the Class


Type: 
News Coverage
04/03/2008 (All day)

University of Minnesota
OVPR (Office of the Vice President for Research)
U of M researchers find novel ways to engage students

State: 
MN
Primary Area of Focus: 
Environmental Science
Content Area: 
STEM Career Opportunities/Interests
Content Area: 
STEM/IT Content & Standards