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Call for Proposals: NC School of Math and Science Summer Accelerator

NC School of Math and Science is accepting course proposals for its 2019 Summer Accelerator program. Course proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Courses will be announced on Nov. 5, 2018.

SciREN Triangle Networking Event

At SciREN events, researchers share K-12 classroom-ready lesson plans that are based on their current research and adhere to state and national educational standards. The SciREN Triangle networking event is at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Additionally, SciREN gives scientists and educators opportunities to arrange classroom visits and to collaborate on curriculum development.

SciREN Triangle Networking EventThursday, Sept. 20, 2018, 6:30 pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
*note* Complimentary beer will be provided by New Belgium Brewing

Women in Educational Leadership Symposium

Registration is open for the third annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS). The purpose of WIELS is to bring women together to share, learn, and grow in leadership. This conference aims to provide personalized learning and mentoring opportunities for those who aspire to become or currently serve as educational leaders.

The symposium is scheduled Oct. 5-6, 2018 at Appalachian State University in Boone. This year’s conference theme is Advancing the Leader Within, Building Capacity.

Bridging the Gap 2018

Bridging the Gap is an annual conference whose goal is to strengthen K-16 STEM education throughout North Carolina. This year’s event has been scheduled Oct. 23-24, 2018 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The event brings together educators, business leaders, government officials and others who play a role in STEM education to share ideas and resources.

Conference attendees are invited to submit applications to give presentations. Presenter applications will be accepted through June 15. Each approved presenter will receive a 40% discount on conference registration.

2018 NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Mathematics Conference and Fall Leadership Seminar

Registration is now open for the NCCTM State Mathematics Conference and
Fall Leadership Seminar! This year’s theme is “Cultivating Coherence and Connections”. The leadership seminar has been scheduled on Oct. 31 and the Conference on Nov. 1-2 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

Save the Date: NC Science Teachers Association & National Science Teachers Association Charlotte Area Conference

Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2018


  • Illuminate Literacy Through Science
  • Amp Up Science Instruction
  • High-Voltage Science Strategies
  • Beyond Standards

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Citizen Science: Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities A Workshop for Educators

NC State’s Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership and the Science House are presenting a day of exploration and experience integrating Citizen Science into classroom instruction.

The workshop has been scheduled on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center at 455 Research Drive in Mills River, NC.

While complying with state standards, Citizen Science activities, students can:

  • collect and analyze data, and
  • contribute to a larger scientific research project

During the workshop, educators will learn to use the iNaturalist app and participate in the following Citizen Science projects: Ant Picnic, Candid Critters, Shark Teeth Forensics and others.

Attendees will receive materials necessary to begin implementing Citizen Science projects in their classrooms.

Rx for Science Literacy

The Rx for Science Literacy workshop series provides K-12 educators with a unique opportunity to tour research facilities, hear from scientists about their latest research advances and take home a free curriculum and other bioscience education materials. A list of programs and dates follows.

Evolution & Medicine

In partnership with Duke University, this one-day workshop is based on an NIH curriculum that allows students to explore evolutionary principles and learn how evolution informs human health, biomedical problems, and disease treatment.
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
Duke University, Durham
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

In partnership with the Wake Forest School of Medicine, this one-day workshop is based on an NIH curriculum that addresses the fundamentals of neurobiology, how drugs of abuse change the brain and how drug addiction is a treatable, chronic brain disease.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regenerative Medicine

In partnership with Duke University, this one-day workshop features an overview of NCABR’s regenerative medicine curriculum plus updates from biomedical scientists about the real-world applications of regenerative medicine research underway at Duke University. Participants will receive a free copy of NCABR’s highly acclaimed Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual, which contains the featured regenerative medicine curriculum.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Duke University, Durham
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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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 School of Science and Mathematics Summer Accelerator

Accelerator 10th-12th

Accelerator courses for rising10-12th graders are conducted over three weeks. The first two weeks of each course take place virtually, at the student’s own pace. One week of each course takes place on NCSSM’s Durham campus. The first two weeks of each course take place virtually, at the student’s own pace. One week of each course takes place on NCSSM’s Durham campus.

Early Accelerator 7th-9th

Early Accelerator courses are each a one week-long session that begins on Sunday afternoon and culminates on Friday afternoon. There is no online component to the Early Accelerator courses. When you apply, you have the opportunity to choose a first and second choice. You will have the chance to choose one course for each week should you wish to apply for more than one course over the summer. The fee for Early Accelerator is $1,495. Applications for summer 2018 are open.

IBM Digital Business Group Summer 2018 Internship

The Digital Business Group internship is designed to give high school/pre-college students the opportunity to develop the skills, experiences, and networks that are critical to launching a career in the STEM field.

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.