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April 15, 2019

 

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Women in Math Mentoring

Funding & Recognition

Grants to Advance Women’s Expertise in Mathematics

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has administered the NSF–AWM Travel Grant Program for Women since 1988, supporting both travel to domestic or foreign research conferences and, more recently, longer-term visits with a mentor. The Mathematics Travel Grants provide full or partial support for travel and subsistence for a meeting or conference in applicants’ fields of specialization, giving them a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community.

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Pursue a master's degree or certificate backed by a world-class reputation and accreditation.

Professional Growth

Professional Specializations in Curriculum and Instruction

Penn State’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Graduate Certification in Children’s Literature are taught by distinguished faculty from Penn State’s College of Education and conveniently offered online through Penn State World Campus. The M.Ed offers the following benefits.

  • Choice of five emphases: Children’s Literature, STEM Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Supervision, and Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages
  • Path that allows you to work with an adviser to customize your master's degree
  • Online courses replicating those in Penn State’s prestigious, high-quality resident program
  • Education from a university known for preparing and supporting teachers and education professionals.

No matter where you are in the world, you can pursue a master’s degree or certificate backed by a world-class reputation and accreditation, a student support team, and a powerful global network of students and alumni. Request more information here.

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Mobile Learning

Fantasy Tale Encouraging Children to Explore Their Creativity

A rumor of magic, a glimpse of the impossible, a door to a world where the imagined is real … The Incredible Tales of Weirdwood Manor is an interactive book series and app from All Play, No Work, designed for creative minds and busy hands.

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Reading Revealed by Scholastic

Literacy Resources

Culturally Responsive Literacy Strategies

Coming soon from Scholastic Education … Fifty award-winning literacy educators contribute more than thirty-five “engagements”—engaging stories of student-focused, classroom-tested instructional and assessment actions—to strengthen the reader in every child, while reinforcing one essential fact: reading is about constructing meaning. Reading Revealed is organized in a four-part framework: Knowing Reading, Knowing Readers, Engaging Readers, and Knowing the Language to Use. Each engagement includes a brief Introduction; Why?—Benefits of the engagement; Who?—Students that would benefit most from the engagement; How?—Materials and instructions for effective implementation; Closure/Stepping Back—Concluding the engagement; How’s It Going? Informal Assessment; and Sources for more information. Packed with helpful tips, photos, an appendix of forms, and a companion website featuring real classroom videos, Reading Revealed offers indispensable support for helping students approach reading strategically and joyfully.

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STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Competition to Design and Program Robotic Vehicles

The Mini Urban Challenge RVW is a virtual simulation based on a national competition sponsored by The Doolittle Institute, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and Special Operations Command. The purpose of this competition is to design and program a robotic vehicle that can autonomously navigate a mini-urban city, using a virtual LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robot.

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Stories from Immigrantstheamericanlibraryinstallation.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Library Inspired by Ongoing Debates About Immigration

The American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.

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Autism and Blindness Deafness

SPOTLIGHT! On Autism, Hearing Loss, and Visual Impairment

When a young child has autism, screening for hearing loss and visual impairment can be difficult. A number of resources are available to help families and professionals work together to appropriately screen these children and address their special needs effectively. These include explanations of autism-like behaviors, an online webinar series exploring multidisciplinary perspectives on these disorders, suggestions for writing measurable IEP goals, and a video of revealing moments of children with Asperger’s syndrome and their parents

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physics grant

Funding & Recognition

Recognition of Exceptional Leadership in Physics Education

The American Physical Society’s Excellence in Physics Education Award recognizes an individual or team that has exhibited sustained commitment to outstanding physics education. Award recipients will receive $5,000, a certificate citing the achievements of the group or individual, and an allowance for travel expenses to the American Physical Society’s meeting where the award will be presented.

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3D Science Apps

Mobile Learning

3D Animated Content in Science and Mathematics

Developed by Designmate for iOS devices, the Eureka.in-NSES app enables students of different age ranges and with diverse interests, abilities, and experiences to achieve scientific and mathematical excellence even in abstract concepts such as the Structure of DNA, Complex Physical Laws, or Intricate Chemical Bonds.

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Global Oneness Earthwise

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Film Fostering Inquiry and Reflection About Earth

In 1968 three astronauts embarked on the Apollo 8 mission and witnessed Earth as it had never been seen before. The first color photograph taken beyond Earth’s orbit was later titled Earthrise. An award-winning film from Global Oneness Project documents the story of this photograph. How does the Earthrise photograph provide a context for what it means to be a global citizen

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grants for underserved students

Funding & Recognition

Grants to Close the Opportunity Gaps Affecting Achievement

NWEA offers Educators for Equity Grants to foster academic growth among underserved students, including those who are economically disadvantaged and English learners. Proposed programs should be equity-focused, evidence-based, culturally relevant to students served, and explicitly designed to improve academic opportunities and outcomes.

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lego stem educationeducation.lego.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Coding/Robotics Tool for Developing STEAM Skills

LEGO Education’s new SPIKE Prime Set is a STEAM learning tool for students in grades 6–8. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level.

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AR game robots designar-coding-game-augmented-reality.jpg

Mobile Learning

AR Coding Game for Designing, Personalizing, and Playing with Robots

Rox’s Secret Code: The AR Coding Game is an iOS app by Radseed that inspires children aged 5–8 to design robots and bring them to life in augmented reality by applying the basic principles of coding. 

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Civil rights resource

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Digital Exhibit of a Historic Moment in the Civil Rights Movement

On September 25, 1954, nine black students made history by enrolling at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The struggles of those black students, who faced harassment, fear, and hatred during desegregation, are chronicled in a digital exhibit curated by the Center for Arkansas History and Culture.

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