New Opportunities: November 30, 2021


Computer Science Education Week: Dec. 6-12

SPECIAL EVENT: 
Live Stream: State-Wide Coding Event

Join us on Thursday, December 9th from 10:00-11:00 as we come together as a state to engage in an Hour of Code. We will celebrate computer science week across the state as teachers and students come together virtually to engage in an unplugged coding activity and then some coding fun. This will be an incredible opportunity to see and talk with students, teachers and the community from around the state of NC as we all code together!

Zoom Link


Additional CS Ed Week Events:

Computer Science week is December 6-12 and we are excited to share some wonderful opportunities for students. Below is a list of events happening during the week and we encourage you to join as you can! Each event has a zoom link for participation. Please log in as a class (meaning just one log in, preferably via the teacher account) and turn the computer camera to face the students. We will allow students to ask questions as well but will ask teachers to help facilitate the questions. 

Events Brought to you by the dot. Consulting & Dottie Rose Foundation with our partners: Coderz, Lowes, NC Department of Education

Click here for Computer Science Facts and a few classroom activities

Monday, December 6
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AnytimeClassroom activityDaily facts about CSDaily Computer Science Week Cards
Daily Facts Slide Deck
AnytimeClassroom activityLeadership Council Video
Form: https://forms.gle/cjDJnkDLcQkYksyy6
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sqexYtVHYs-6LWWpAgq3_r7KLgYvBGBa/view?usp=sharing
AnytimeClassroom activityComputational Thinking: Choose one to implement in your classroom as a warm-up, lesson, or exit ticket. Computational Thinking Activities 
10:00- 10:50Live Demo & Panel: Cybersecurity with LowesJoin cybersecurity professionals from Lowes as they share the basics of what is cybersecurity, provide an opportunity for students to engage in an activity and ask questions. ​​https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88586038580
11:00-11:45
Tuesday, December 7
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3:00-3:45Live Demo: Robotics in Action with Teams from QC RoboticsFIRST Robotics Competition is a Sport for the Mind. Each season students are given a new challenge and under strict rules, limited time and resources, they design, prototype, build and program 125-lb robots to play a field game against other competitors.
Wednesday, December 8
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AnytimeClassroom activityDo you know the language of the computer? In this activity, learn how to write and create using binary code, the language of the computer. 
–A great activity for a lesson. About 45 minutes
Binary Pixels Lesson Deck
Video: Binary Pixels
Thursday, December 9
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10:00- 10:50Live Stream: StateWide Coding EventJoin us on Thursday, December 9th as we come together as a state to engage in an Hour of Code. We will celebrate computer science week across the state as teachers and students come together virtually to engage in an unplugged coding activity and then some coding fun. This will be an incredible opportunity to see and talk with students, teachers and the community from around the state of NC as we all code together! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85342934593
3:00-3:45Live Demo: Robotics in Action with Teams from QC RoboticsFIRST Robotics Competition is a Sport for the Mind. Each season students are given a new challenge and under strict rules, limited time and resources, they design, prototype, build and program 125-lb robots to play a field game against other competitors.
Friday, December 10
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AnytimeClassroom activityKids will use their imagination and code to create an animated 3D logo of their name, favorite sports team or anything else they want. At the end, they can download an animated sticker of their creation and share it with friends.Animate a 3D Logo
AnytimeClassroom activityIn this activity, kids will build code to play tunes given in the puzzles. After completing all of the levels, they can code their own tune and download it as an app for an Android device.Play that Tune Puzzle
11:30-12:15Live Panel Discussion: Teens in Tech: A conversation tion with high school girls in computer scienceJoin us as we have a creative and innovative conversation with 5 teens who also are passionate about computer science. Hear their story and hear how you can also be a computer science advocate. 
Ahmya: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nwju4_ji1ZjLykuPTeaBcui0Cwk6Ob2r/view?usp=sharing
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85945831338

Ideas to Action: Getting Engaged in Research

“Implementing the Next Steps in Student-led Research.”

Join the NC Science Fair Foundation for a one hour virtual convening where you can follow your curiosity, hear the thinking of others, and learn about putting your Ideas to Action by engaging in STEM research. During the session you will learn about 4 major student-led research competitions and also about STEM research program opportunities that are open to NC students. The session is free and open to all NC High School Students and Teachers.    

When: Dec 9, 2021, 6:30 – 7:45PM

Where:  Virtual Session – Join us from anywhere!

Cost: Free 

Who: NC High School Students and Teachers

Host: NC Collaborative for Advancing Student-Led Research

Click here to register now!

This event is hosted by the NC Collaborative for Advancing Student-Led Research

The NC Collaborative for Advancing Student-Led Research is working collaboratively to engage more students in student-led, STEM Research in North Carolina. Our first in the nation collaborative merges the forces and resources of student STEM research organizations in order to support the development of science and engineering practices essential in STEM careers, along with critical thinking and communication skills used across all disciplines. We do this by raising student and teacher awareness, increasing their research knowledge and skills, optimizing resources and networks, and celebrating successes across the collaborative.


North Carolina

Wow!! You did it! Your advocacy made a difference. Thanks to your willingness to call and write your legislators, there is now funding in the recently passed NC budget for After-school Competitive Robotics. Public schools will be able to apply for grants from DPI to fund their FTC and FRC teams. Thanks for all that you did to make this happen! (PS – Take a moment to thank your legislator for supporting us!)

Investigate how this will help your school begin teams!!


eCYBERMISSION is an online STEM competition for students in grades 6 to 9. Students work in teams of 2 to 4 under the guidance of a Team Advisor to choose a problem in their community to explore with science or solve with engineering. Throughout the competition, students work on team building and interact with STEM professionals virtually while competing for state, regional, and national awards. eCYBERMISSION supports phenomenon-based learning, directly aligns with Next Generation Science Standards, and is administered by NSTA (National Science Teaching Association).

I invite you to visit our website, www.ecybermission.com, to learn more about this no-cost, virtual STEM competition. If you are in a position to share this information with your colleagues, please do so. Likewise, please share a contact with me if you know a fellow STEM enthusiast that may be interested in learning more about forming an eCYBERMISSION team.

I am available to discuss the eCYBERMISSION competition and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you about how we can encourage youth and their mentors to participate in this valuable STEM experience.

Kind regards,

Carey Dieleman
STEM Relations Coordinator
eCYBERMISSION
Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)
703.312.9370 | cdieleman@ecybermission.com
www.ecybermission.com
www.usaeop.com

National Science Teaching Association
1840 Wilson Boulevard • Arlington, VA • 22201-3092
703.243.7100 • www.nsta.org


Esports & Education Virtual Conference & Expo –
December 14, 2021
NASEF, Tech & Learning, AV Technology and Systems Contractor News are co-hosting a one-day virtual conference for K-12, higher education, and pro AV professionals offering sessions that explore the tools, trends, and experience in esports and education.

Register today for this free information-packed, full-day event to network with your peers, visit with esports gear vendors, and learn from sessions to help you plan and elevate your esports program.

Read more about this fantastic, free conference by reading the post on our blog.
Learn More About the Esports & Education Virtual Conference

2020-21 Webinar Series – Session 11
Thursday, December 2, 2021, 5:30 – 7pm
Keeping Kids in Schools: Discussing the Complex and Challenging Leadership Issues 
Join us for a conversation with a panel of school leaders and educators, focusing on leadership in complex issues in schools. Professional educators are called to action to support best science practices in schools including supporting vaccination, masking, and social distancing. These actions lead to students having safe learning environments. Educators must also acknowledge their position of leadership in supporting best COVID-19 practices affirmed by both  state and national health departments.Through this advocacy focused question and answer discussion, we hope to bring together like minded stakeholders including school board members, superintendent, principal and teacher to learn and propose actionable recommendations for leading in schools around complex issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Sponsor Highlights: 
NC Science, Math & Technology Center/Burroughs Wellcome Fund,
Texas Instruments, and
American Association of University Women – NC
 FREE to NCSLA Members but you must register to attend. $40 for Non Members: includes all four webinars and NCSLA membership REGISTER
Registration Deadline November 30
http://www.ncsla.net/fall21webinar
 
 Questions?  Contact kubaskod@uncw.edu 
 NCSLA Reminders

Applications for the 2022-2024 Cohort of the NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program are due December 8. Apply online. If you have questions or need additional information contact Alisa Wickliff

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ED News
School Ambassador Fellowship Opportunity
The Department’s School Ambassador Fellowship (SAF) application window for the 2022-2023 cohort opened October 15, 2021. The SAF is designed to improve educational outcomes for students by leveraging the expertise of school-based practitioners in the creation, dissemination, and evaluation of national education policy. The SAF offers two separate 9-month tracks. The first is for a full-time appointment where you work for the Department, being involved in policy development and program implementation. The second is a part-time fellowship, which allows educators to maintain their regular school responsibilities at home while also participating in the SAF experience. STEM educators are encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply, visit the School Ambassador Fellowship Website. The application window closes January 14, 2022. New Program Evaluation Tool Kit

Program evaluation is important for assessing the implementation and outcomes of local, state, and federal programs. Designed to be used in a variety of education settings, including STEM, the Regional Education Laboratories (REL) Central’s Program Evaluation Toolkit provides resources and tools to support users in contributing to evaluations of their own programs. The toolkit comprises a series of eight modules that begin at the planning stages of an evaluation and progress to the presentation of findings. Resources in the toolkit will help users create a logic model, develop evaluation questions, identify data sources, develop data collection instruments, conduct basic analyses, and disseminate findings.
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What Works Clearinghouse: STEM Webinars on Demand
Evidence-Based Practices and Programs in STEM
Evidence-Based Math, Reading, and Writing Tips for In-Person and Remote Instruction
The STEM webinar features:
the new WWC practice guide for Assisting Students Struggling with Math;
Developing Fractions Instructions for K-8;Fraction Face Off! 
intervention report; and,Science Teachers Learning through Lesson Analysis (STeLLA) Professional Development intervention report.
Additional resources such as the full libraries of practice guides and intervention reports, and other resources to support educators to use evidence-based practices are also available for free on the WWC website.

Here are a few upcoming opportunities for your students through NCSSM!


We have several webinars coming up this week and in the coming weeks, including virtual sessions with our Chancellor and Leadership, Summer Ventures Webinars and a Saturday Tour date for 9th and 10th grade students to see the NCSSM Durham Campus!  Please share with your 9th and 10th grade students and parents!

NCSSM Webinars-  https://www.ncssm.edu/admissions/discover

 December 1, 2021    7:00 p.m.      Summer Ventures Application Details and Essays

December 4, 2021    9:00 a.m.      Q&A with NCSSM Chancellor and Vice Chancellors 

December 11, 2021   4:00 p.m.     Summer Ventures: Showcase Your STEM Self!  


All past webinars are also recorded and posted on the Discovery Page.  

If you haven’t scheduled a tour of NCSSM Durham Campus this fall, the NCSSM Office of Admissions will be offering tours on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the following times:

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required.  Masks must be worn throughout the tour and we can only accommodate a maximum of three people per family group (a student and two family members).  The tours are for prospective students and families only! Students are required to have at least one parent or guardian with them to tour NCSSM.   

REGISTER HERE


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