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On March 23, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released its application for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to participate in the Limited Certificate of Eligibility (CE) and Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) five-year pilot program. Authorized by P.L.2021, c.224 (Chapter 224), this pilot program provides for the issuance of limited CEs and limited CEASs in an instructional area for candidates who meet certain requirements. For additional information on the program, please see the NJDOE’s March 23, 2022 broadcast memo.
Today, the NJDOE is sharing additional guidance for LEAs hiring limited CE or limited CEAS holders, and guidance for potential candidates applying for a limited CE or CEAS.
The Governor’s STEM Scholars brings together New Jersey’s high-achieving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students, from grades 10 through doctoral level, to connect with New Jersey STEM professionals and experts, learn about higher education and career pathways in STEM, participate in a STEM research project, and acquire important professional development skills. Learn how to apply at www.govstemscholars.com.
During the year, Scholars are introduced to New Jersey’s STEM economy through quarterly conferences focusing on government, academia, industry, and a commencement. They participate in field trips to laboratories, STEM master classes, and fireside chats with STEM leaders. Led by college-level team leads, and mentored through professional STEM advisors, each Scholar produces a viable research project.
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Applications are now open for the Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. This highly competitive program provides New Jersey STEM students with the state’s STEM economy through quarterly conferences, field trips and master classes, and research opportunities. The program is free of charge to all participants and applications are open at www.govstemscholars.com through June 10, 2022.
2023 Governor's STEM Scholars Flyer - Info Sessions.pdf
The University of Delaware's E3 Program is proud to announce its two week-long professional learning workshops for Summer 2022. Please see the attached flyer as well as the information below.
The E3 professional learning workshops are designed for high school STEM and engineering CTE teachers and are co-led by UD engineering and education faculty. All workshops run from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, at UD's Newark Campus. Registration costs are $500 per participant, and they include take-away materials and lesson plans.
July 11th - 15th, 2022 | Register Here | Contact: Prof. Haritha Malladi
August 8th-12th, 2022 | Register Here | Contact: Prof. Jenni Buckley
The Hurricanes: Science and Society Team at the University of Rhode Island's Inner Space Center, is pleased to again collaborate with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) on a hurricane science and preparedness webinar. This free, one-hour event is scheduled for May 5th at 9am EDT, and is geared toward 3rd through 8th grade students (perfect for classrooms and homeschool families).
The NHC will be connecting live from the Hurricane Awareness Tour in New York City, and will talk about hurricanes, the weather hazards that come with these tropical systems, the job of a meteorologist, and how meteorologists get you the weather information you need before a storm. Participants will have the opportunity to ask forecasters questions.
Registration is required. Register at: https://hurricane2022.eventbrite.com
This event will take place on WebEx and will be live streamed on YouTube. WebEx and YouTube links will only be shared with individuals who are registered for the program.
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May 4, 2022: Oceans Late Night Event at the Rutgers Geology Museum
Join us on Wednesday, May 4th for our Oceans Night Event! Tune in to learn all about how the ocean moves, why it is so important, and the organisms that call it home! This virtual, online event will include do-at-home educational activities, a trivia game, and a guest presentation! The event is free and open to visitors of all ages!
Online Event hosted by the Rutgers Geology Museum: https://go.rutgers.edu/latenight
Keasbey-based Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the U.S., is launching a pilot program together with Simbe to deploy robots, named Tally, to its stores this year.
Tally autonomously roams store aisles up to three times per day, leveraging computer vision technology to collect highly accurate shelf data that ensures products are in-stock, in the correct location, and accurately priced on the sales floor. The company reported that Tally detects up to 10 times more out-of-stock products versus manual shelf checks. In turn, the inventory management duties handled by the robot free up store associates to focus on more engaging tasks such as customer service.
The science is in: The creme filling in Oreo cookies is classified as "mushy," and it's very difficult to get it to stick to both sides when you twist one apart.
"I had in my mind that if you twist the Oreos perfectly, you should split the creme perfectly in the middle," MIT researcher Crystal Owens said in a statement. "But what actually happens is the creme almost always comes off of one side."
Register for QUEST by 4/15/22 for the discounted rate (Early Bird $250; after 4/15/22 fee is $300). Please see the exciting professional learning experiences being offered for K-12 STEM teachers through QUEST 2022 as we return to an in-person format this summer.
This summer's QUEST includes Machine Learning: Discovering the Rules of Life through Images (6/26-7/1), Weather and Climate (6/27-7/1), and Climate Change: Exploring Solutions to a Complex Problem (7/5-7/8).
Join The College of New Jersey and the Hunterdon, Somerset, and Mercer County STEM Ecosystem on June 1 from 9am-3pm for this professional learning event available to Pre-K through 5th grade teachers.
The Rutgers CS Hub has a few upcoming teacher PD events that we wanted to share. Please send this information to anyone you know who might be interested in attending these workshops!
Each session will discuss the new NJ state standards and will offer fun and innovative ways to engage students with creative projects and activities. Please note, each session takes place over two Saturdays and both days are required to complete the workshop, so please only sign up if you can attend each! Stipends will be offered to those in attendance, and a bonus is available for contributing to the launch of a new lesson plan exchange!
Partnering with NJ Makers Day, WeMake 4-H presents a coding challenge for elementary and middle school students in NJ!
This current pandemic has made us realize that technology can really be used to help us stay healthy. We invite the students to use either Scratch or HTML to make a project on “TECH & HEALTH”
Scratch is a programming tool designed by MIT, which uses colorful, snap-together blocks to create programs that can do anything from simulating games to playing movies! Similarly, HTML is the standard markup language for web pages.
Eligibility:This contest is open to NJ residents studying in elementary/middle school in grades 3-8.
Winning projects will be contacted through email by May 31st, 2022
Did you miss the Theme of the Month Webinar?
Integrating Engineering Across the STEM Curriculum:
Challenges, Strategies and Impact
Recording now available!
Join the online discussion for this month's theme with the panelists about their work in integrating engineering into STEM curriculum. Share your own suggestions, experiences and questions. Discussion is open to those who attended as well as those who could not make it. Recording of the webinar and a transcript of the chat with resources are now available.
Earth Day is just around the corner! If you’re looking for resources for the classroom, we have an archived series of webinars with Smithsonian scientists that you might find out of this world!
Explore the possibilities of digital learning through hands-on interactives based on the work of three innovative Smithsonian women scientists. With this suite of resources, accompanied by educator-targeted conversations exploring how to use them, take your classroom on an underwater adventure, journey through the jungles of Panama, or travel lightyears into outer space!
The How to Be a Scientist: Smithsonian Women as Career Role Models project brings the stories and work of three contemporary Smithsonian scientists to your students through project kits of free, classroom-ready materials! Each kit highlights a scientist’s career journey and the importance of her work through educational resources including online interactives, 360° videos, classroom activities in a Smithsonian Learning Lab collection, and more. Use these suites of educational resources to bring the importance of climate change, the predator/prey dynamic, and the electromagnetic spectrum to your students!
Check out the recordings of our series of live, educator-targeted conversations with each scientist focusing on the project kits below. In each session, we demonstrated the suite of educational resources and ended with the featured scientist answering audience questions:
View the webinar recording here.
Visit the interactive Secrets of the Sea resources here.
View the webinar recording here.
Visit the interactive Predator VS Prey resources here.
View the webinar recording here.
Visit the interactive Journey through an Exploded Star resources here.
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