K-12 TEACHER RESOURCES:
The Memphis Striving Readers Project (MSRP)
The MSRP is a $16 million, US Department of Education funded program awarded to Memphis
City Schools with the U of M-led Memphis Content Literacy Academy (MCLA) as a key
component. The MCLA is a joint University of Memphis/Memphis City Schools venture
aimed at helping subject area teachers at selected middle schools in MCS to develop
expertise in implementing scientifically-based literacy practices as part of instruction
in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts education, so that children
living at the poverty level will realize their full potential in American education.
Memphis is one of only eight Striving Readers sites in the United States. Results
of the project will be available to help teachers of middle school students all across
America achieve their potential.
For more information visit: http://www.memphis.edu/icl/read/memphis_striving_readers.php
St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program
The St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program ("Cure4Kids for Kids") aims to
become the leading source of cancer education for students in Kindergarten – 12th
grades. This multilingual program helps school children, their parents and teachers
understand the basic science and treatment of cancer. Through the use of age-appropriate
content, the program focuses on three main objectives: 1) educating students, parents,
teachers and communities about cancer and dispelling common misconceptions; 2) promoting
healthy lifestyle choices in children that can help them reduce the risk of developing
cancer as adults; and 3) increasing interest in science and scientific careers.
Three children's books, each written at a grade 3-5 reading level, are the foundation
of the Cure4Kids for Kids curriculum. With a combination of cartoon-like graphics
and real photographs, What Are Cells?, What Is Cancer?, and What Is Healthy Living? explain that cells, the basic units of life, grow and divide in a controlled way
to replace old cells and help things grow. Cancer then can be understood as a disease
of unhealthy cells that grow out of control. Healthy living and cancer prevention
are discussed as healthy behaviors than can help prevent and protect cells from damage
that would cause them to become unhealthy cancer cells. An interactive website extends
the experience beyond the classroom so students can continue to learn about cancer
and healthy living wherever they go (www.Cure4Kids.org/kids). For teacher resources for this program visit St. Jude Cure4Kids for Teachers (http://www.cure4kids.org/teachers).
The TI Robotics Scholarship
Do you help mentor or coach a Robotics Team? Do you know a high school student involved
with robotics competitions - BEST, FIRST, and/or VEX?
Now announcing: The TI Robotics Scholarship, in partnership with the REC Foundation!
For more information please visit www.ti.com/robotics and www.roboticseducation.org/for-participants/scholarships/
The Texas Instruments scholarship is offering two (2) $5,000 non-renewable scholaships
to two (2) high school seniors intent on pursing a degree related to science, technology,
engineering or mathematics in college. The award will be presented at the VEX Robotics
Competition World Championship in April 2014, however the student does not need to
be present to win.
The second link provided will list 76 additional opportunities available worth a combined
total of 1,523,000!
be sure to apply by February 15, 2014.
What: Aerospace Education Basic: ICL 4761(undergraduate), ICL 6761 (graduate)
Who is Eligible: West TN teachers, librarians and administrators, all grade levels K-12, all subject
When: June 3-June 21, 2013, 9:00am- 3:00pm, M-F Ball Hall, Room 309, UofM
Scholarship includes: In-state tuition for course(3 Credit hours),$100 stipend, 2 hours of flight instruction
(if unable to participate in flight instruction, do not apply) Fieldtrip to Huntsville
Contact: Ms. Bonnie Cummings, Director, Aerospace Education Workshop, 420 C Ball Hall, ICL
Department, College of Education, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. (901-678-5356)
STEMfinity: This is a great comprehensive list of STEM grants from federal sites and corporations with links
to each. Lots of K-12 opportunities are listed.
Below is a link to the latest version of the STEM Grants Guide. Grant information
and due dates are listed by month. Great resource for teachers!
2013-2014 STEM Grants Guide
None listed at this time.
The National Science Foundation
Dr. Celia Anderson
Type of Event:
|Teacher Professional Development
This program aims to develop innovative curricular materials to enhance the ability of high-school teachers to
foster students’ statistical learning. All materials will be geared towards helping
high-school teachers implement the Common Core Standards for statistics as well as closely align with the learning goals outlined in the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum
Framework (GAISE) report.
A graduate level course implementing these materials will be offered for teachers
at the University of Memphis in Fall 2013. The course will be open to teachers currently
teaching Statistics or AP Statistics in local high schools (enrollment in a graduate
program not required). Preference in selection will be given to teachers within their
first 3 years of teaching Statistics.
Tuition for the course will be paid by the grant. In addition, participants will receive
a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the course.
Fall semester 2013
For More Information:
STEM Web Resources for Teachers
(Be sure to look at the Useful Links Page for a variety of different sources by STEM subject area)