NAMEPA Parent Survival Series

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) wants to support parents during this challenging time by providing weekly activities for students K-12 that will enrich each child’s education and broaden interest in the marine environment. To support ocean literacy, they will supply: Simplified weekly lesson plans Activities that re-enforce ocean literacy learning Excitement the entire family can participate in Read more.

Online Resources – CSTA, NSTA, NCTM

Below are links to compiled resources from national teacher associations. Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has compiled a list of resources to help teachers support their students during this time of remote learning.  Check back periodically for updates. National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) has compiled a list of resources to assist teachers with the challenge of online learning.   External resources in this collection have been shared by educators, but have not been reviewed by NSTA.  Additional resources from NSTA are also included to provide on-going professional learning experiences.  Resources will continually be added. NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)…

Tech For Learners

In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the education ecosystem has come together – EdTech companies, non-profit organizations, and others – to ensure all stakeholders have access to the tools necessary to facilitate or expand online learning. This web-enabled resource provides a searchable database for tools to support those involved in education and the workforce, at all levels, and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning and continue teaching, learning, and working from home. Online learning products, resources, services

iRobot Education Online Resources

iRobot Education ‘s goal is to provide a variety of virtual and offline coding projects in addition to other STEM-based learning activities to help keep children occupied and their minds active during their time at home. Some may require additional materials or screen time, while others will encourage the use of items around the house. Links to multiple activity packets, scaffolded for different ages can be found here. No technology is required for these activities.

Free Tour of NBC Learn’s NGSS Searchable Database

For a free tour of NBC Learn’s NGSS, searchable database please register for a webinar:  NBC Learn Webinar: 6-12 Science; 3/18 at 3:30pm  Register Here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpcu-prz0i9JB0Rv23xrQL5OmjMSi_bg   NBC Learn Webinar: Elementary Science; 3/18 at 4pm  Register Here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vp0vfu-trD0pvZstimriy11j0lJ-KQGfdQ

NBC Learn Online Resources

NBC Learn’s online video library includes over 24,000 current events, archival, and teaching videos to help bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world – no matter the subject. NBC Learn is now available for FREE to all RIDE educators, students, and parents.  To learn more, please see information below: NBC LEARN RIDE_One Pager

2020 STEAM Educator Award

The Rhode Island STEAM Center @ Rhode Island College, in collaboration with the Office of Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Education will recognize an outstanding educator with the 2020 Rhode Island STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts + Design, Mathematics) Educator Award for contributions to STEAM education in the classroom, district, state, or community.  Applicant must be a full-time, licensed K-12 teacher at a public school in Rhode Island who has at least 3 years of experience teaching (the 2019-2020 school year may count as one of those years).  A team of two teachers may apply if…

Building Blocks of STEM Act

  The Building Blocks of STEM Act was signed into law at the end of 2019.  This law modifies National Science Foundation (NSF) grant programs that support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including computer science) education. The bill specifies that NSF grants to increase the participation of underrepresented populations in STEM fields may be used for research into various subjects regarding female students in prekindergarten through elementary school, including the role of teachers and caregivers in encouraging or discouraging participation by such students in STEM activities, and the types of STEM activities that encourage greater participation by such students….

Frog Watch

The Roger Williams Park Zoo chapter of the AZA FrogWatch is currently recruiting new frog watchers! Frog Watch is a citizen science program that provides volunteers the opportunity to learn about wetlands in your community by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads. A strong presence of frogs and toads is indicative a healthy habitat, hence why they are called “indicator species”.  Data collected shows that frogs and toads are disappearing at an alarming rate. The FrogWatch program serves to provide evidence of species distribution as well as identifying impacts of habitat loss and climate change. Volunteers are…

Apply for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Since 2007, nearly 14,000 students have received an Award for AiC.The NCWIT Award for AiC is sponsored by Apple, Bank of America, Microsoft, Motorola…