Mountains to the Sea

 Table of Contents  

Message from
the President
Fall 2019
Leadership Summit
Nominate a Leader
Science Leadership
Fellows Update
PBL Training at WFU
Spotlight on
Informal Science
Mountains to the Sea
Meet the Board

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NC DPI's STEMtastic News

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NCDPI is making you aware of all that is going on in STEM Education for North Carolina educators to take part in.  Share this with your districts!! See the newsletter for details about the following:

  • NC Model STEM School of Distinction - Congratulations Envision Science Academy
  • Toshiba America Foundation - Grants for Grades 6-12
  • Share your - Who or What's Your STEM Inspiration?
  • The Congressional App Challenge - an annual initiative of the U.S. Congress to encourage student engagement in computer science and STEM.
  • STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities - Tuesday, October 15, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Name the Next NASA Rover – November 1
  • Fall 2019 - Personalized Learning Registration (Digital Learning and more)

Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics (PRISM) Award

bwfThe PRISM Award provides NC public school teachers the opportunity to receive up to $3000 in funding towards the purchase of STEM-related materials and up to $1500 for any necessary training for those materials.

The award was created in 2012 by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support teachers in their efforts to provide quality hands-on, inquiry-based activities for their students.

“At a time of limited budgets, the PRISM award provides an opportunity for teachers to be creative and innovative in a STEM teaching and learning environment.” said Alfred Mays, program officer at the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. “We encourage teachers to take advantage of this opportunity to expose and inspire their students with STEM experiences.”

Teachers may apply at The deadline to application submission is December 5, 2019.


Western NC Matrix

Thanks to The Friday Institute, eighteen teachers from Alexander, Caldwell, Catawba, and Rutherford Counties participated in a two-day training on the K-5 resources focused on integration across the curriculum. These teachers worked collaboratively with Dr. Sharon Jones of CPCC to align the lessons across all subject areas in grades K-6. The work can be accessed here! 

Fall STEM West Meeting

stemwestMark your calendar for October 17th, 2019 @ 1:00
Location: Western Piedmont Council of Governments

The event will feature Marta Toran of the ASU Geology Department and her GeoBago and Denise Hallet of Vulcan Materials!
Register Here!


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