In our ever-changing world, STEM education has never been more important. It’s not too often that you have the opportunity to change the world, but as a STEM educator, you can do just that.
When you develop students’ excitement, interest, and achievement in STEM, you’re preparing the next generation of technicians, engineers, scientists and programmers to meet the growing demands for qualified STEM professionals and preparing future professionals in all fields to utilize STEM approaches and techniques.
These resources and opportunities compiled from around the web are available to train, support and inspire STEM educators.
Field Test a New National Engineering Course—engineering 4 Us All, an advanced high school engineering curriculum and assessment being developed by several universities, seeks high school teachers to expand its pilot program. Learn more.
Grants for Teachers—Teach.com’s list of grants, fellowships, and other funding sources for curriculum and professional development. Learn more.
K-12 Engineering PD—LinkEngineering, the National Science Foundation-sponsored online community of practice, offers helpful learning resources. Learn more.
Resources for STEM Classes & Careers
New! US Science Festival presentations–hear from experts in a STEM field on a diverse range of topics.
New! Skype a Scientist–scientists are matched with classrooms around the world. Get to know a “real scientist.”
New! Click2SciencePD–STEM professional development resources for out-of-school time programs.
New! IXL Educator Hub–ready-made learning plans spotlight essential topics for each grade level.
New! DreamBox Learning–online math program for grades K-8.
New! Smithsonian Learning Lab–millions of digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s museums, research centers, libraries, archives, and more. Contains lessons, activities, and recommended resources from museum educators and classroom teachers.
Chemical Engineering Careers—a new YouTube series launched by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation aims to convey the major positive impact that chemical engineers and scientists have on society. Each video includes a proposed lesson for incorporating the cutting edge research into the classroom. Learn more.
STEM Careers—show students what engineers do with Discovering You: Engineering Your World, a new video series from NBCLearn, Chevron, and ASEE. Learn more.
NASA Internships—high school, college, and grad students can work with engineers and scientists on sending the first woman to the moon and other missions. Learn more.
The Accelerator—ASEE’s blog and free monthly e-newsletter for engineering and engineering education students has scholarships, teaching tips, and news. Learn more.