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Call for Presenters and Posters: Bridging the Gap

The 9th annual Bridging the Gap: Uniting North Carolina K-16 STEM Education conference invites K-12 educators and administrators, higher education faculty and students, and those representing nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and other STEM groups to submit proposals for presentations and poster sessions. Presenters will have an opportunity to address topics ranging from starting and expanding a STEM program, to showcasing innovative and engaging STEM education resources. The conference will be in Raleigh on Oct. 27-28, 2020. The deadline to submit proposals for presentation poster sessions is June 15, 2020.

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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.

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2020-21 NC Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)

The Public School Forum is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 cohort of the North Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). Each class includes a cohort of fellows who focus on education policy issues and the wide range of factors that influence education in North Carolina. Fellows will increase their awareness of how public policy is made, learn who the key players are in the formation of this policy, and become more confident and involved in the policy-making process. The priority deadline for applications is May 15, 2020.

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program
The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is a yearlong professional learning opportunity and short-term exchange for elementary, middle, and high school educators from the United States to develop skills to prepare students for a competitive global economy.

NC Bright Ideas Grants

Each year, electric cooperatives across NC award more than $600,000 in Bright Ideas education grant funding for innovative classroom projects. Learn more or apply at 

Formlabs 3D Printing Grants

Are you part of an educational institution that is working on a project at the cutting edge of technology and research? The Formlabs Education Grant is an opportunity for educational labs to receive a Form 2 for their research facility by sharing a project that will benefit from the use of a 3D printer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and grants will be awarded at one lab or educational facility per quarter.

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NC Electric Cooperatives Leadership Camp

Applications for the 2020 Cooperative Leadership Camp are now being accepted from high school students across North Carolina who want to attend as campers, and from cooperatives that would like to support the camp as sponsors. This year’s week-long overnight camp will be June 15-19. Online applications from campers must be completed before April 30.

“Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest

NC Clean Energy Technology Center is sponsoring its 2nd Annual “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest this March, where students residing in North Carolina from kindergarten through college can submit their artwork focused on the theme of actions that individuals and families can take to reduce the amount of air pollution from vehicles.

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.