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TEALS Partnerships for Computer Science: Schools Apply by Jan. 26

Technology Education And Literacy in Schools recruits, trains, and places volunteer teaching assistants in high-school classrooms to support partner schools and teachers in offering computer-science courses on a sustainable basis.  In Massachusetts last year, TEALS worked with Billerica, Boston, Cambridge, … Continue reading

Form a Botball Team Before the Jan. 23-24 New England Workshop

Botball is a worldwide, team-oriented robotics program for middle- and high-school students.  Teams build and program autonomous robots using Botball-provided kits including an iRobot Create robot base, Lego pieces, and other parts — without the need of a machine shop.  … Continue reading

Summer Programs for Mathematically Talented Middle/High School Students

The American Mathematical Society maintains a list of summer math camps and programs for talented and highly motivated mathematics students of all ages, but mainly middle and high school.  AMS also offers its Epsilon Awards to help support a range … Continue reading

WPI Hosts ‘Super Saturday’ STEM Educator Workshops, Jan. 24

The Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science at WPI will host a morning of workshops on Saturday, January 24, 7:30AM-12:30PM for elementary school teachers interested in these topics: Robotics for Elementary School Students Introduction to NGSS Genetics is Elementary  Teaching … Continue reading

FSU Teacher Workshop: Here, There and Everywhere, Jan. 28

Middle- and high-school teachers — as well as informal science educators — are invited to register for a workshop on demonstrating the universality of physical laws and the connection between the everyday world and the universe as a whole.  It … Continue reading

Register Now for Free ‘Code Studio’ Workshop for Teachers, Feb. 17

Teachers in Grades K-5 — as well as school librarians and tech-ed specialists — are invited to register now for’s free workshop on computer science for elementary school on February 17, 8:30AM-4:30PM at Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue … Continue reading

Help Teens Exercise STEM Skills with Chess at the Library

The Newton Free Library seeks a volunteer with chess knowledge and enthusiasm to lead a new Chess Club for teens.  Regular meetings will be loosely structured to allow for multiple games between club members, basic instruction for beginners covering the … Continue reading

Nominations Open for Mass. STEM Teacher of the Year

Each year, The Hall at Patriot Place and Raytheon together recognize a full-time, certified, K-12 STEM teacher in public or private school as their Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year.  Anyone may nominate a teacher by February 28, and nominated … Continue reading

Registration is Open for Moody’s Mega Math Challenge

In the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, teams of high-school students work intensely for one day (7AM-9PM) to solve an open-ended, real-world problem using applied mathematical modeling.  Each high school may register up to two teams, each consisting of 3 to … Continue reading

‘DuPont Challenge’ STEM Writing Competitions: Grades K-5 and 6-12

DuPont hosts various DuPont Challenge STEM writing competitions: Grades K-5 Science Story:  Teacher-led, grade-specific, classroom projects to create a storybook about the impact of science in the world.  Submissions are due March 1. Grades 6-12 Science Essay:  A writing competition … Continue reading