Opportunities

Conferences-iconConferences

EdCamp WNC

A relaxing yet energizing day of professional conversations and fellowship for educators in Western North Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at NCCAT in Cullowhee.

2017 SciREN Triangle Networking Event

The free SciREN Triangle networking event provides a networking opportunity for educators and researchers. At SciREN events, scientists share K-12 classroom-ready lesson plans that are based on their current research and adhere to state and national educational standards. Additionally, SciREN gives scientists and educators opportunities to arrange classroom visits and to collaborate on curriculum development.

Sept. 21, 2017
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh

Women in Educational Leadership Symposium

Registration is open for the second annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS). The purpose of WIELS is to bring women together to share, learn, and grow in leadership. This year’s conference theme is Advancing the Leader Within: Building Capacity.

The symposium will be Sept. 22-24, 2017 at Appalachian State University in Boone.

Bridging the Gap

The application process is open to give a presentation and/or participate in the poster session at Bridging the Gap 2017. This year’s conference has been scheduled on Oct. 24-25, 2017 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

Presenters are asked to share resources and best-practices in STEM education. Presentations should be interactive and engaging and should foster collaboration between North Carolina’s K-16 STEM education communities.

2017 State Mathematics Conference

NCCTM’s 47th Annual State Math Conference! This year’s theme is “Developing a Positive Mathematical Identity.” The event will be Nov. 2-3 at the Koury Convention Center  in Greensboro.

2017: 67th Conference on Exceptional Children

The Exceptional Children Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction is committed to increasing the performance of students with disabilities. It is critical that all who have a stake in impacting the lives of our students – parents/families, special education teachers, related service personnel, psychologists, regular education teachers, administrators – collaborate to help them thrive each day and into the future.

Nov.  15 – 17, 2017
Koury Convention Center, Greensboro

NC Science Teachers Association 47th Professional Development Institute

The 2017 NCSTA Professional Development Institute will be Oct. 19-20 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. This year’s theme is “Modeling STEM: Ingenuity at Work!” – Improving Science knowledge with three strands:

Strand 1:  “Mastering science material through technology and innovation” will consist of promoting the best science classroom practices through technology.

Strand 2:  “Science review & test-taking strategies: break through to excellence”  will focus on improving learning content material

Strand 3:  “The science of design: Modeling past, present and future”  will provide teachers with ways to incorporate different representations of science through hands-on learning.


workshops-iconWorkshops, Seminars & Programs

Science House Workshops

GLOBE Teacher Training Elementary
Sept. 2, 2017
NCSU Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), 303 College Circle, Morehead City

Using Makey Makey to Target Invention Literacy
Sept. 8, 2017
NC Center for Engineering Technologies (NCCET) 1990 Main Ave SE, Hickory

STEM to Your Doorstep (K-5)
Sept. 11, 2017
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River

STEM to Your Doorstep (6-12)
Sept. 18, 2017
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River

Friday Institute’s MOOC-Ed: Massive Open Online Courses for Educators

MOOC-Ed is a project of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at the NC State College of Education. Built on research-based models of effective professional development, professional learning communities, and online communities of practice, MOOC-Ed courses focus on authentic, project-based learning, collaboration, and peer-supported learning, rather than tests and grades that are needed in other types of MOOCs.


awards-iconAwards, Fellowships & Grants

Coding and Mobile App Development Competitive Grant Program

NC Department of Public Instruction is now accepting grant applications for the new $400,000 Coding and Mobile App Development competitive grant program, which will fund up to $40,000 per school to develop industry partnerships to design and implement computer science, coding, and mobile app development programs for middle school and high school students. The deadline for schools to submit applications is Oct. 15. School districts and charter schools can use grant funds to purchase equipment, digital materials, and for other purposes, including teacher professional development.

Nominate Educators for NCSTA Awards

NCSTA membership is not a requirement for nomination. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 20, 2017.

  • Outstanding Student Teacher in Science Award
  • District Outstanding Science Teacher Awards
  • Distinguished Service in Science Education in North Carolina Awards
  • Vi Hunsucker Award

Do! Awards

The Little Book of DO! outlines practical wisdom for accomplishing your goals. As the book shows, it’s not the achievement of goals that brings satisfaction as much as the journey in pursuit of goals- namely, the doing part. Moreover, DO! is the key driver of success as an action-oriented contributor in your family, workplace and community.

The DO! Awards are putting the book’s principles to work by helping individuals, organizations and businesses DO! great things with a $1,000 DO! Award.

NC State University is seeking K-12 teachers across the state to participate in its Humanities Extension Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The Program allows NC State University professors to come to K-12 classes and present on a topic related to Humanities and Social Sciences topics that is being taught in the classroom. Email Jackie Parker at humanities_extension@ncsu.edu with any questions about the program.

W. W. Rankin Award Nomination

The Rankin Award is designed to recognize and honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to NCCTM and to mathematics education in North Carolina. Nominations may be submitted at any time; recipients are announced each year at the State Mathematics Conference.


students-iconStudent Programs

LEAP (Launch Your Excellent Adventures with Physics)
Aug. 19, 2017
For: High School Girls
Location: Riddick Hall on NC State’s Campus
Cost: $15 (financial aid available upon request)
Description: Come learn about capturing subatomic particles, solar spectra, astrophysics in the computer, atomic force microscopy of DNA, programming arduinos, organic electronics, microfluidics, and more!

NC Council on Economic Education’s Academic Competitions

For more than 40 years, the NC Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) has sponsored a number of academic competitions focusing on economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship for North Carolina students in primary and secondary schools designed to support and enhance the economic education experience. All competition winners are invited to attend regional awards banquets in the spring where their accomplishments are celebrated with their parents and teachers, as well as a number of educational leaders and prominent business leaders. Visit their website to see a list of the competitions.