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May 7 | Volume 9 - 2020






Kenan Fellows names 2020-2021 teacher leaders



The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership announced this week the 19 North Carolina public school educators who have been awarded 2020-2021 fellowships. This cohort of K-12 teachers serve in a dozen North Carolina counties and was selected from a highly-qualified applicant pool of 71 educators following a competitive application process. This summer, and in the coming year, they will partner with local experts in agriculture, scientific research, energy, high-tech manufacturing, and other STEM fields. As part of the award, Kenan Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend and participate in 80 hours of professional development that focuses on project-based instruction, digital learning, elevating teacher voice and the teaching profession, strengthening ties between the school and the local community, peer coaching and mentoring, and growing professional learning networks that extend beyond the school and local district. Meet the 2020-2021 Kenan Fellows.

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SSEP grant cycle will not run in 2020

The Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) through Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards up to $60,000 per year for three years for the creation and implementation of after-school, weekend, or summer STEM programs. As a result of current circumstances, BWF has made the difficult decision to not run a 2020 SSEP grant cycle. Read the message provided by BWF Program Officer Alfred Mays for more.





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New NC STEM ScoreCard now available

Each month the NC STEM ScoreCard looks to build broader awareness of how P-20 STEM education is being nurtured across North Carolina. EdNC will publish a perspective, or chapter, monthly focused on strategic investments and programs that increase the numbers, quality, and impact of STEM education in North Carolina. We also include these stories on our website. Use the link to read this month's perspective and other archived stories.





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Covid-19 internet service offerings available in NC

In response to COVID-19, many North Carolina residents are being asked to work and learn remotely. To help ensure they can access high-speed internet, the NC DIT Broadband Infrastructure Office has compiled a list of service offerings available from vendors across the state.





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North Carolina 2020 Roadmap of Need is now out

The Roadmap of Need is an annual in-depth needs assessment for youth across North Carolina. First published by the Public School Forum of North Carolina and the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs in 2010, the Roadmap of Need uses data on health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development to take a whole child needs assessment of what young people living in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties require to thrive.





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Featured Program

NCSSM Summer Accelerator

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics' Summer Accelerator program will NOT be holding on-campus programs this summer due to COVID-19, but they are planning to offer an array of online Accelerator and Early Accelerator courses throughout the summer to continue to serve students remotely. Learn more. Use the button below to view more programs at NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

Mad Science Virtual Field Trips

Join Mad Science for some Live Mad Science virtual field trips! Each program will take place over Zoom and includes a pre-and post-resource guide to maximize your student's experience. Each week, different times and topics are added for K-5th grade. View the current schedule and register here. Use the button below to view more great STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.




     

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May



X-STEM All Access presented by AstraZeneca

Registration for the free X-STEM All Access is now open for sessions on May 13-15 and May 18-19. X-STEM All Access is a series of five daily livestream events featuring an exclusive group of visionaries aimed to empower students about careers in STEM. Register here and view the speakers here.

 

 

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Bridging the Gap 2020 Conference

The 9th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference will be at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The annual event is organized by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research. Learn more.

 

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