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Oct. 10 | Volume 18 - 2019






  NC 'Family Code Night' plans coming soon




On Oct. 21, the Family Code Night plans for every elementary school in North Carolina will be unveiled at the "NC Nights" live launch from Salt Lake City, Utah, during the National Computer Science for All Summit, as the program website goes public for families and educators throughout North Carolina. Family Code Night has been recognized with an invitation to the White House and will be featured on the front page of The New York Times. Hosting a Family Code Night is within the capability of any school, no coding experience is required, and all materials are provided. It is an ideal step a school can take to advance K-5 family engagement and computer science learning. NC STEM is one of the lead partners in the Family Code Night effort in North Carolina. View the Event Flyer for details. Principals and educators - don’t be left out! Visit NCNights.org, download the Event Kit, schedule a Family Code Night any time this year, and put your school on "The Map" by Oct. 21!

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Be the next STEM School of Distinction

Many schools in North Carolina facilitate quality STEM instruction; maximizing community partnerships and driving opportunities for students, developing the skills necessary for future success. Schools interested in being recognized as a STEM School of Distinction should complete their Intent to Apply no later than tomorrow (Oct. 11, 2019).





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Applications for PRISM are now open

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics, or PRISM, grant applications for 2019 selections is now open to North Carolina teachers. The deadline to apply is Dec. 5.





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Celebrate 20 years of Lights On Afterschool

The Public School Forum’s NC Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lights On Afterschool on Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Executive Mansion in downtown Raleigh.





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Featured Program

National Inventors Hall of Fame

The mission of the National Inventors Hall of Fame is to recognize inventors and invention, promote creativity and advance the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view more programs at NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Science Saturdays

Students and parents can visit The Children's Playhouse in Boone on the second Saturday of each month to explore science with a teacher. Topics vary each month. Learn more. Click or tap button below to view all the STEM opportunities at NC STEM Center.




     

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Please visit Events Calendar to find these and more upcoming events.

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October



NC TECH Triangle Job Fair

Are you looking for talent to grow your organization? Employers across the state are leveraging NC TECH’s Fall Job Fairs in the search for qualified candidates. Learn more.

 

 

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October



The 2019 NCAIS Annual Conference

The North Carolina Association of Independent Schools will host their annual conference on Oct. 18 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. This year's theme is Cultivating Community From the Inside Out. Learn more.

 

 

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October



2019 NC3ADL Conference

The North Carolina Association of Distance Learning (NC3ADL) is setting up the Big Top for the 2019 NC3ADL Conference Oct. 20-22 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. Don’t miss the "Greatest Conference on Earth" celebrating distance learning. Learn more.

 

 

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October



Bridging the Gap Conference

The 8th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference will be in October at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The annual event is organized by the N.C. Association for Biomedical Research. Learn more.

 

 

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October



Color of Education 2019

The annual Color of Education summit in October is a one-day convening focused on race, equity and education in North Carolina. Full day tickets at the Raleigh Convention Center are currently sold out. Given the demand for the event, a wait list has been created should more tickets become available. To be added to the wait list, please click here.

 

 

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November



Moonlight in the Garden (NCSU Arboretum)

Moonlight in the Garden returns with more lights this November. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits; don't miss the only opportunity to experience the JC Raulston Arboretum after dark. Festivities are Tuesday through Saturdays for two weeks. Learn more.

 

 

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November



2019 State Mathematics Conference

Every fall NCCTM hosts the State Mathematics Conference. This year it will be on Nov. 7-8 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. In addition, a Leadership Seminar will be hosted the day before on Nov. 6. Learn more.

 

 

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November



NCREN Community Day 2019

Join MCNC in celebrating 35 years of the North Carolina Research and Education Network at NCREN Community Day 2019 this fall at the Durham Convention Center. Save by registering before Oct. 1. Learn more.

 

 

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November



2019 NCSTA PDI

The North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) Professional Development Institute 2019 Conference is set for Nov. 14-15 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem. Learn more.

 

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