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2015-16 Kenan Fellow Program Open for Applications

The Kenan Fellows Program is now recruiting a new cohort of K-12 teachers for its 2015-16 fellowship year. The program was established in 2000 as the signature K-12 STEM education initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology, and Science. Fellows experience networking, professional growth and leadership development opportunities. More than 30 fellowships will be offered to public and charter ... Read More »

NCMS Embraces STEM Focus for 2015-16 School Year

Did you know that currently in Catawba County, there are over 3,000 vacant jobs in manufacturing available, but workers are not skilled to fill the positions?  These jobs range anywhere from $14-$28 per hour – that’s $28,000 – $60,000 per year.  Many of these jobs do not require a four-year degree.  Careers have changed, and student needs have changed as ... Read More »

Connecting Science to the Real World at Shuford Elementary

Shuford Elementary School’s 5th grade students had an exciting day, on Thursday, December 11th. Educator, Sherry Williams, from the Catawba Science Center, in Hickory, NC, visited with a batch of preserved amphibians for the students to study. The 5th graders are learning about the human body systems and how each structure functions. A frog dissection is used to allow students ... Read More »

Mouth-Watering Science!

How do you engage 6th grade students in science classes and concepts? At Newton-Conover Middle School, Mrs. Cannon and Mrs. Waibel know that this happens by grating, melting and molding chocolate, breaking apart Oreos,  and exploding volcanoes! This week, 6th Grade students learned the rock cycle in these classrooms, by participating in a chocolate lab–what a delicious concept!  They learned ... Read More »

Solve the Outbreak App

App name: Solve the Outbreak What is it? Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to get clues and analyze data to solve the outbreak and save lives! In this fun app, you get to be the Disease Detective. Best for: Middle and high school students Price: Free Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up Features: Do ... Read More »

K-5 Curriculum Days in Action

Newton-Conover City Schools K-5 teacher representatives from each elementary school met with Tammy Brown, Elementary Director, and the Instructional Coaches(Scarlet Davis and Amber Humphrey) on August 11 and 12 to take a deeper look into curriculum.  The curriculum days began with an overview of UbD (Understanding by Design). Understanding by Design, UbD, works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify ... Read More »

Nature FUN Camp Offers Unique Summer Experience for Students

If your students or children ages 8-12 are looking for a unique, fun, outdoor summer experience, then Nature FUN Camp might be just the ticket.  The camp will be held at Geitner-Rotary Park, June 23-27 from 9-noon.  Boys and girls are invited.  There is a a supply fee of $30 to cover t-shirts and the craft and cooking supplies. It will be a great ... Read More »

Appalachian Energy Center to Offer Free Workshops for Teachers

The first 10 high school teachers to email Janet Miller – will qualify for the scholarship and attend for FREE! (5 teachers per workshop)** Click on the workshop title for more information or visit • Gain introductory knowledge and hands-on experience with renewable energy technologies • Become familiar with resources and organizations that provide continually updated information • ... Read More »

Learning Takes Place at Camp Kanuga

Does learning have to take place indoors?  North Newton Elementary fourth graders would tell you “NO”. From April 9-11,  the 4th grade students from North Newton Elementary School ventured to Hendersonville, NC to take part in some outdoor hands-on learning at Camp Kanuga.  While there, the students learned about mountain ecology, animal ecology,and geology.     They also enjoyed canoeing ... Read More »

STEAM Makers Fair for Teachers at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Teachers across NC are invited to this free after-school interlude exploring STEAM through drop-in, hands-on, creative demonstrations connecting techniques in the visual arts with STEM. The relaxed structure of this event allows time for teachers to explore the Museum’s collection and to network and create. Refreshments, ideas, and free resources provided. Registration required; limited to 80 participants. For more information contact ... Read More »