we-are-all-stemSTEM Newsletter

September 30, 2016


In this week’s newsletter check out…

…the Just for Teachers section:

  • Information about the STEM Awards Ceremony
  • Free education summit hosted by GE! Today is the deadline to register!
  • Secondary teachers are invited to participate in a grant for Exploring Computer Science

In the Students section:

  • The play at Theatre Works about Einstein’s daughter



Just for Teachers


  •  STEM Awards Ceremony 
    The District STEM Expo Awards Ceremony is Tuesday evening – May 23, 2017 at the CT Science Center.
    Award Categories:

    • Inventions
    • Gaming & Apps
    • Video***Set a date now in your school calendar to have a STEM Expo in your school before April 18th!!



  • ge
    Attention STEM & Computer Science Teachers and College & Career Readiness Counselors!!The GE Foundation is hosting an education summit in Boston on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Roxbury Community College. The theme of the summit is “Preparing Students for the Innovative Jobs of Tomorrow.” Please see attached flyer and agenda.Register today!! It’s free!! Today, Friday, September 30, 2016, is the deadline to register!!



  • exploring-cs
    Attention Secondary Teachers!
    Want to bring computer science into your classroom but haven’t had any formal training?

    • Consider becoming a participant in the NSF, National Science Foundation Exploring Computer Science professional Development program.
    • Teachers will receive stipends for attending professional development during the school year & summer.
    • Paperwork is due by November 15, 2016.Please review the attached documents for details. Informational resources:http://www.exploringcs.org/about/mission

      Exploring Computer Science Website

      Contact James Veseskis at jveseskis@hartfordschools.org or call (860) 895-2149, for more details and support completing the paperwork.



  • csc-educatorsWhen taking advantage of the special opportunity for 4th & 5th grade classes to visit the science center, participate in a workshop, as well as an outreach program at your school, click on this link to book your trip on the Reservation Request Worksheet, www.ctsciencecenter.org/booknow . Funds are limited so book early.Toward the end of the form, in the section title ‘Payment Information’, select ‘Grant’ and type in Hartford Public School – Grade ‘#’.


  • cse-conference
    CSE Conference
    Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016    Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Hamden Middle School, Hamden, CT. Register here.



  • earthwatch
    Attention high school science teachers!! You will learn how citizen science education at home and abroad can be used to engage integral Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) topics, making it a perfect learning and teaching tool for teachers and students alike.DATE: Thursday, October 6th from 4:30–6:00 p.m
    LOCATION: Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019

    Please contact Keegan Dougherty or call 978.450.1249 with any questions.



  • csde
    Science Safety Workshops by CIRMA Training & Education

    • 10/13 Developing & updating the Chemical Hygiene Plan
    • 10/27 Chemical Hygiene Office Training
    • 11/10 Chemical management Safety
    • 12/1 Safety in Tech Ed & Engineering labs
    • 2/16 Safety in the Art Classroom
    • 3/9 Safety in NGSS lab activity
    • 3/23 Lab Safety & Liability for AdministratorsFor more info see the attached CT Science Safety Network, CSSN, document. To review the courses click the following link. http://cirma.ccm-ct.org/Plugs/workshops-learning-events.aspx



  • crec
    CREC’s Institute of Teaching and Learning invites you to take part in the following upcoming workshopsTo view the 2016-2017 CREC catalog click the following link www.crec.org/catalog.For general questions contact Tim Nee, CREC’s Assistant Executive Director, tnee@crec.org, 860-509-3650







  • theaterworks

    • Oct 19 – 11:00am
    • Nov 9  – 11:00amRunning Time approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.FIRST COME FIRST SERVED – SPACE IS LIMITED

      In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter. After 1904, she was never seen or spoken of again. When a young reporter confronts Einstein years later in Princeton, Einstein must face his greatest challenge: his past. RELATIVITY explores the bonds of family and the cost of genius. To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man? From the playwright that brought you FREUD’S LAST SESSION, DANCING LESSONS, and BECOMING DR. RUTH

      For Reservations and Buses contact Dina Silva at dina@theaterworkshartford.org or 860.527.7838  TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT 06103  www.theaterworkshartford.org



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