Share with HS Students: Coding School Offers FREE Courses (start October 8)
The Coding School offering two, no cost two-semester courses in Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing for high school students. These courses aim to ensure that these fields have diverse, equitable, and inclusive future workforces, and these courses accessible to all students thanks to sponsorship from the DoD STEM and companies like Google, IBM, and Microsoft. They are also hosting orientation and Python training in the weeks prior for any students enrolled before then. For more information, visit the-cs.org/courses.
Outdoor Learning Opportunity in Rhode Island
Join this year's Teacher Learning Circle, a program created by the RI non-profit Thrive Outside (sponsored by NuGen Capital Management and a grant from BankNewport). The Teacher Learning Circle (TLC) is designed to gather teachers with an interest in creating outdoor learning opportunities and connect them with local outdoor education experts in a collaborative, supportive, professional learning community. Participants will explore topics such as best practices in outdoor education, how to use available outdoor spaces for safe and effective outdoor learning, and how teaching in nature benefits the whole child as well as the teacher. This is a free program and teachers will receive a stipend, and be eligible to receive PLUs for participating in our program.
This is the second year of the program and it is open to teachers of all ages and subjects, with a primary focus on kindergarten through 8th grade. There are five sessions (9am-12pm on a Saturday) throughout the school year for the same cohort of teachers to gather, learn, share, discuss, and ultimately put into practice teaching outdoors. Here is a video made at the end of last year’s cohort that highlights some of the teachers’ reflections on participating in the TLC.
Please use this link to sign up.
Diving into the Ocean Twilight Zone- Grant for Middle School and High School Teachers
Take this interest survey to learn more about an opportunity using gamified robotics and mats to teach your students about the amazing creatures and research within the OTZ, one of Earth's last unknown frontiers. Culminating event and field trip to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute included. Complete the interest survey to receive an application for the 2023-2024 and/or 2024-2025 school years.
FREE Course and PD for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
High School Teachers. Teach your students’ skills in data science, Python and machine learning as they learn how bias in these fields impact healthcare within a unique biomedical or computer science course. Includes a 2-day MIT workforce experience with experts from across the globe. Interested? Click here.
Engineering Design Challenge: Animal Adaptations and Bioengineering
Join the Wade Institute for Science Education and our collaborating partners, the Lloyd Center for the Environment and Buttonwood Park Zoo, for our 2023 STEM Challenge! “Engineering Design Challenge: Animal Adaptations and Bioengineering,” will engage students in grades 5-8 in a unique experience that integrates science and engineering concepts in a series of inquiry-based investigations that lead up to a student-driven Challenge. Students will be divided into small teams and presented with a scenario that asks them as a team of engineers to design a prosthetic device for an injured animal to help it survive. Teachers will choose from two scenarios – one for terrestrial wildlife and one for marine animals.
Students will be given the following Challenge: Your team of engineers specializes in creating prosthetics for injured animals. You have been hired by a local organization that provides this service and need to create a prototype for the injured animal.
The Challenge includes: