Integrating the Colorado Academic Standards in science and mathematics and in all content areas to enhance STEM education is supported through a wide array of free instructional resources. This webpage will list just a few of these resources and will be updated regularly.
If you have suggestions for a great free resource for Colorado Educators please email Violeta Garcia.
Developed by Arizona and the Maricopa County Education Service Agency, this resource provides a great start to gage your level of STEM integration.
StageLearn is a FREE rich media ecosystem founded in 2012 in New York City that uses animation videos to introudce the case method to students in expose them to experiences in STEM courses grades 7-12.
The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings.
Don’t know where to start with STEM? Consider these six tips from MiddleWeb.
Teacher professional development is a key piece of any successful STEM initiative. This article contains a few pieces of advice from the experts.
NSTA is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. They have a special section for STEM called the STEM Classroom.
This resources published by the National Science Teachers Association provides a forum for integrating and supporting STEM teaching at the middle and high school levels. There is a quick review of STEM resources with links to research and grants in the March 2012 archive newsletter.
PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content.
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs.
This magazine is published and edited by Wayne Carley, a STEM educator in Georgia. STEM Magazine focuses on inspiring and fueling the creative process of curriculum while balancing everything else that comes with teaching.
eNetColorado’s mission is to provide educators and districts statewide access to high-quality content and resources that support the improvement of student achievement.
The UCAR Community Programs (UCP) consists of eight programs which create, conduct, and coordinate projects that strengthen education and research in the atmospheric, oceanic and earth sciences. Below are brief descriptions of the current programs.
DLESE is a free resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system. Resources include lesson plans, curricula, scientific data, visualizations, interactive computer models, and virtual field trips and labs, simulations, podcasts from kindergarten to graduate level. Also included are Earth Science literacy maps that relate to specific Earth science concepts and associated educational standards.
The National Education Association (NEA) has compiled ten resources for curriculum and professional development.
You can search over 500 scientifically and pedagogically reviewed digital resources for teaching about climate science, climate change, and energy awareness.
Educator Professional Growth
The Colorado Association of Science Teachers is the State Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association. This organization provides opportunities through the school year to support professional learning around the Colorado Academic Standards.
The Colorado Science Education Network (CSEN) is an organization that meets about 7 times a year to network with leaders in science education across the state of Colorado, to provide professional development for science leaders, and to address current issues facing science education and educators.
The Colorado Technology Association is dedicated to foster growth and opportunity for the technology industry.
The Annenburg Foundation has a website for educator professional development with great workshops and courses for mathematics and science teachers. The courses are free but for a fee graduate credit is available from Colorado State University.
Teaching Channel is a website designed to support the professional learning of teachers through videos of high quality teaching, discussion questions and opportunities for asynchronous conversations. Find ideas on integrating design skills using mathematics and science.
The Colorado Experiential STEM Learning Network’s (CESLN) mission is to collaborate with schools, policy makers, and businesses in order to create extraordinary STEM experiences for students and teachers. Thus, increasing science literacy and promoting science identity construction. The network is designed to create an online and offline community of practice such that interactions lead to an action, whether it be schools reaching out to businesses for hands on activities, or community involvement in student projects and initiatives.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2014–2015 New Science Teacher Academy. The Academy, cofounded by the Amgen Foundation, is a professional development initiative created to help promote quality science teaching, enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence, and improve teacher content knowledge.
--GRANTS DUE IN AUGUST--
Deadline: August 2, 2014
--GRANTS DUE IN SEPTEMBER--
Deadline: September 30, 2014
--GRANTS DUE IN OCTOBER--
Deadline: October1, 2014
Deadline: October15, 2014
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