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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for thePresidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. Awardees serve as models to their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science ... Read More »

Educator Saturdays are back at Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS all month long

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Every Saturday in September, all Discovery Place Inc. Museums are celebrating the back-to-school season with Educator Saturdays, offering educators and one guest FREE admission to Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham. Educator Saturdays provide the opportunity to explore an array of exhibitions, labs, live programming, outdoor adventures and films that are offered daily, and consider how ... Read More »

NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program

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The NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program is graciously funded by the NC SMT Education Center & the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to offer a Leadership fellows program.  It is a two-year (5 weekends and 2 NCSLA meetings) fellowship program with targeted professional development centered  around science ed leadership development.  Some fringe benefits of the program include complimentary registration and expenses for the NCSLA ... Read More »

Grant Writing Workshop Engages Teachers, Administrators, and Board Members

Amy Bradley

After two weather cancellations, NCCS teachers, administrators, support staff and Board members were able to attend a Grant Writing Workshop facilitated by Amy Bradley, Director of Patterson Science Center in Caldwell County.  Participants learned the basics of grant writing, tips for success, and need to know information for any grant writer.  Bradley shared resources and a variety of organizations that ... Read More »

NCMS Invites all NCCS Educators to Experience Adult Makerspace

Mark your calendars for April 28!  All NCCS staff members are welcome to join Jessica Luby and the NCMS staff in the media center for an adult maker space expo! Drop in when you can, and stay as long as you want anytime from 4-5:30 pm. Several tables will be set up – each set up with different supplies we’ve ... Read More »

Power Up Robots!

Shuford’s Robotic Club is an after school club that has immersed students in the world of engineering by completing STEM activities.  Students have been given  real world situations, where they are responsible for programming their own robot to compete in a collaborative and creative setting.  Shuford’s Robotics Club has provided students with 21stcentury skills while focusing on collaboration, communication, creativity, ... Read More »

Successful “Blast Off” to AIG Rocketry Study

Fourth and fifth grade AIG students traveled to UNC-Charlotte on March 19th for an exciting introduction to rocket science, presented by the university’s award winning Senior Design NASA Launch Team and Rocketry Club.  The Club members highlighted the importance of diverse engineering fields in the development, design, and construction of rockets, and followed with an exhibit of rocket components essential ... Read More »

NCMS Students Fare Well in Regional Science Olympiad Competition

Science Rocks!  The NCMS Science Olympiad Team proved that this weekend.  The team, coached by Sherrie Jones and Karen Waibel, competed in ten events at the regional competition at Catawba Valley Community College on Saturday, March 21. The students designed launchers, rockets, bridges, and airplanes.  They also were tested in the areas of fossils, matter, the solar system, ecology, and ... Read More »

NCCS to Partner with Amy Bradley to Provide Grant-Writing Seminar

Amy Bradley, Director of The Patterson Science Center in Caldwell County, has written and received over $1M in grants in the past 2.5 years.  What is her secret?  Newton-Conover City Schools is partnering with this gifted educator and leader to share how to write effective grants on Tuesday, February 17th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Newton-Conover Middle ... Read More »

PAEMST Now Accepting Nominations

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.  Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.  This program is pleased to announce that nominations for ... Read More »