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PLTW Grant Opportunity for Massachusetts Schools
November 16 application deadline
Grants will support adoption and expansion of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The grants are intended to help provide funds to start new or expand/improve existing PLTW programming at your school. Part One of the grant application is due November 16. Look for the "In Partnership with Massachusetts" funding opportunities.

AweSTEM! 2019 Call for Proposals
Due Friday, November 30, 2018
AweSTEM! 2019 save the date: Wednesday, March 27, 3:30-5:30pm

The STEM Education Center’s annual celebration of PreK-12 STEM educators, AweSTEM! 2019, is seeking presenters. Applicants should tie proposals to this year’s theme, Growing STEM in Our Communities. Educators of all grades, all STEM subjects, as well as formal and informal educators are all encouraged to apply. Learn more about AweSTEM! or email Katie Elmes (kaelmes@wpi.edu) for more information. Save the March 27 date to join us for AweSTEM! 2019, and apply now to share your work…

NEW:  STEM Certificate Course
The STEM Education Center has developed a STEM Certificate Course for PreK-12 educators and plans to pilot the course in the coming months. We are seeking feedback on the current draft course plan by November 25. Review the proposed course and provide feedback to the developers…

December STEM Club at WPI
If you missed the opportunity to attend the STEM Club in October, join us in December! On December 5 Erin Mercier from Northbridge Middle School will present a session on simulations and modeling for MS/HS teachers. On December 6 Mary Stinchfield from Northbridge Middle School will present a session for elementary school teachers on Exploring the Engineering Design Process through Water Filtration. Learn more about joining or presenting at the STEM Club...

STEM Education Center at Upcoming Conference

MA STEM Summit (November 14)

  • The STEM Education Center and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) will have exhibitor tables

  • Bernadette Sibuma and Worcester Head Start teachers will be sharing their Seeds of STEM PreK work

PLTW Teachers - Opportunity to Join a Learning Team!
Learning Teams provide a space for PLTW teachers to connect, talk about their practice, and drive their own learning. Find out more and register...

Paid Opportunity for Math Teachers Using ASSISTments
ASSISTments is recruiting middle school math teachers for a paid opportunity! If you use Open Educational Resources (such as EngageNY, Open Up Illustrative Math, or Utah Math) within ASSISTments, you can make $35/hr to write feedback to middle school math students (at your convenience). Learn more and apply...

Successful STEM Week Career Expos
On Thursday, October 18 and Thursday, October 25 at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester and the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster, Designing My Future: A STEM Career Expo for Families and Youth was held. Families were able to talk to industry professionals, local colleges and career centers, and out-of-school programs about all the different ways they can get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the many pathways to STEM careers. Thank you to the event organizers, sponsors, all presenters, and participants. This will continue in the future as a yearly event. Read more about the Worcester event… To get involved next year, contact Katie Elmes (kaelmes@wpi.edu).


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Worcester, MA 01609


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Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

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