New Opportunities: August 17, 2021

Question Stems for Students:

This site has 26 questions stems to engage students in collaborative discussions. Example: I see it differently because…

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education: K-12 Resources

STEM Lesson Plans for K-12 Teachers – ORISE (

NC Geological Survey

Resource links:

NC Geological Survey (NCGS)

NCGS Geoscience Education

Earthquake Links/Resources on NCGS page:

Why Geology Matters (this covers why it might matter if you’re an educator, a home buyer, a realtor, etc.)

Geological Hazards

Landslides in Western NC

UNC-Wilmington Offers Online Student Tutoring:

Ed Lab Tutoring Information Fall 2021!

The Ed Lab will offer ONLINE tutoring for elementary-aged children during fall 2021. Tutoring will be twice a week for approximately one hour. Tutors and parents will decide on a regular schedule. The tutoring fees are reduced and will be paid using an online payment system. Because of the reduced fees, we will not offer any other discounts.

To participate in tutoring, we ask that you have reliable internet access as well as a laptop or desktop computer. Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones have not been useful for the interactive teaching techniques our tutors use. Note that Ed Lab tutors plan and teach individualized lessons as part of their teacher preparation coursework, therefore tutoring time is not used to complete schoolwork or homework.

If you are interested in being included on the contact list, please email Brian Brinkley at or leave a message on the Ed Lab’s voicemail (910) 962-3633. Please leave your phone number and email address. Tutoring spots are only available for the number of tutors taking classes this semester, so call or email today!

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

Sponsored by US Department of Energy, Office of Science

Contact:US Department of Energy
Office of Science
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585

Phone: 202.586.5430
Email: Use the online contact form.
Description:The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for accomplished Kindergarten through grade 12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend eleven months working in a Federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education program or education policy efforts. Current sponsoring agencies include: the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Library of Congress (LOC), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Interior (DOI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Smithsonian Institute.

Eligible applicants must be a US citizen, have a minimum of five years of full-time classroom teaching experience, have been teaching full-time teaching in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district for at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline, and be currently employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district. Applications must be submitted online.
Eligibility:Public, Private
Award(s):Fellows receive a monthly living stipend of $7,500, and travel stipends up to $5,000.
Deadline(s):Applications are accepted August 16 through November 18, 2021.
Focus:Career and Technical Ed (CTE), Engineering, Global Citizenship, Professional Development, Scholarships/Fellowships, STEM/STEAM/STREAM, Technology Education/Computer Science, Technology Equipment/Devices
Grade Level(s):PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area(s):Mathematics, Science
21st Century
Themes and Skills:
Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Digital Literacy, Information Literacy, Problem Solving

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