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Nov. 18 | Volume 22 - 2021







Meet NC's newest STEM Schools of Distinction




  Many schools across our state facilitate quality STEM instruction; maximizing community partnerships and driving opportunities for students, developing the skills necessary for future success. NCDPI and the North Carolina State Board of Education want to recognize each and every school that exemplifies the qualities associated with STEM success. To identify and recognize exemplary STEM Schools and STEM Programs, the STEM School of Distinction was developed. This program provides a standard definition of quality STEM implementation using the STEM School Progress Rubric as the framework and backbone of the application process for implementing the five overarching STEM principles. Schools have an opportunity to submit an application providing narrative and artifactual evidence of their schools distinguished STEM approaches to leading and learning. We have highlighted two schools receiving this honor already this year - Lakeshore Elementary and Hawks Nest STEAM Academy - and we're pleased to highlight two more for you that recently received the designation - Oaksboro STEM Choice School and Snow Hill Primary School. Congratulations to everyone involved at each of these schools!.

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Lessons learned from afterschool, summer learning and enrichment efforts in 2021 

This webinar from the National Governor's Association highlights lessons learned for afterschool and summer learning programs during the pandemic and summer 2021. Panelists offer recommendations regarding accelerating learning, re-engaging students, and effective use of federal funding that schools can implement as students continue to learn inside and outside the classroom this year and as leaders begin planning for summer 2022.





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NCDPI Report: Public schools see minor rebound in student enrollment

Earlier this month NCDPI released its first look at how many students returned this year to the state’s public schools — charter and traditional. Anyone hoping that traditional public schools were going to rebound to pre-pandemic levels were disappointed to find out that while they have increased some from last year, they are still below where they were before COVID-19. Meanwhile, charter schools continue to gain students, though at a slower pace than last year.





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Register for 2022 PARI Summer Space Camp

PARI is proud to offer four summer camp sessions for 2022. They have camps available for both middle and high school students. You can choose from camp topics like exploring distant objects in our galaxy, or designing missions to other planets. There are options for a variety of interests with unique challenges. Register between Nov. 21-28 and save!





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Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. We recently added many new listings within the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.





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Featured Program

SENSOR Saturday Academy

Student Engineers Network, Strengthening Opportunities in Research (SENSOR) hosts free education and outreach programs designed to promote and encourage underrepresented minority middle school students to pursue STEM careers. There are 13 virtual zoom sessions planned on Saturdays through April 2022. Use the button below to learn more and view other programs available on the NC STEM Center.




     

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Featured Opportunity

ACS Project SEED

Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) is a paid summer internship program for high school students. The American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED program gives a unique opportunity to spend 10 weeks in the summer working with scientists to conduct hands-on research. Use the button below for more and view other fantastic STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.




     

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NC STEM partners with The Connectory to help you discover local STEM happenings.
Please visit Events Calendar to find these and more upcoming events.

Be sure to check and see if events have been postponed and/or running virtually.

Send your event details for future e-Update


 

 

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North Carolina A.I.M. Conference

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is hosting the inaugural A.I.M. Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center Nov. 29-Dec. 1. The Conference theme is Accelerate, Invigorate, and Motivate. Learn more.

 

 

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NC EAST Webinar: Eastern NC Economic Update

Join the NC EAST Alliance on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. for an eastern NC economic update. Laura Ullrich, Regional Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will provide insights into national, regional, and local economic indicators. If you are unable to attend, you can still register and they will send you a recording following the webinar. Learn more.

 

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