we-are-all-stemSTEM Newsletter

January 13, 2017


In this edition, check out…

…the Just for Teachers section:

  • CT Science Assessment information

  • NESSLIE YEAR 3 program- final year!

  • Stamford University free online program

  • CT Science Center free opportunity


… the Students section:

  • Hartford Inventors Showcase
  • Tech it Out 2017 Summer Program at CCSU


In The News:

  • January 2017 NGSS Now Newsletter




Just for Teachers

  • What’s new with the State Science Assessment??

    A couple of highlights:

    ·  NGSS aligned assessment will be administered in the spring of 2019 to grades 5 & 8.
    ·  Testing for High School students has shifted to grade 11.
    ·  Grade 10 students will not be administered CAPT in 2017-18, but will take the NGSS Assessment in 2019 as 11th graders.

    Please see the flyer,  that went to all CT Superintendents for more details.


  • NESSLIE Year 3

    Looking for teachers to develop middle school Earth & Space Science (ESS) units that align with NGSS. Please contact Dr. Jeff Thomas at CCSU, thomasjed@ccsu.edu, or 860-832-2936,  by February 1st .

    Teachers will be compensated for their time. See flyer for more info.



  • CT Science Center: Free opportunity for those who have fieldtrips already confirmed.

    There are 240 tickets available to attend a movie or a stage show. If you are interested and have a confirmed visit scheduled at the CT Science Center, please book your movie or stage show online or with Caitlin Leamy, the Reservations Coordinator, 860-520-2150 or cleamy@ctsciencecenter.org


  • CREC’s Institute of Teaching & Learning Programs

    Use the following link to view their programing, www.crec.org/catalog

  • California Academy of Sciences

    Check out these fun resources to use in the science classroom.



  •  Project Lead The Way Logo
    Project Lead the WayThe University of New Haven will be hosting PLTW Summer Core TrainingWhen: July 10-21, 2017View the course offerings with this link   https://www.pltw.org/our-programs






  • STEM Awards Ceremony scheduled for May 23, 2018
    All first place winners from School based STEM Fairs will be recognized.Conduct school based STEM fairs before April 18, 2017, the deadline to submit names of winners to Andrea Greene is April 19, 2017. The categories recognized at the STEM Awards Ceremony are: Inventions, Gaming & Apps, and Videos. The video theme this year is Equity.


  • Hartford Inventors Showcase

    All Hartford K-8 Student Inventors will be showcased on May 3, at the Koeppel Community Sports Center at Trinity College between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. For more information please contact Shameka James at Shameka@ctinventionconvention.org or visit the CT Invention Convention website at ctinventionconvention.org.

    Please see  YIHS… newsletter for details.


  • Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) Open House for all teachers, students (grade 6-12), & parents

    When- March 29, 2017
    Time- 3-5pm
    Where-10 Discovery Drive, Farmington

    The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, March 29th from 3:00 – 5:00PM at our Farmington campus for all teachers, students and parents. We encourage you to bring your entire class to inspire your students and expose them world-class scientists located in their backyard.

    The registration deadline is Friday, March 24th. If event registration is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list. For further details and to register, go to Register Today.


  • Tech it Out 2017 Summer at CCSU

    Grades 4-12 week long Technology programs, registration available by end of January.

    For more info contact Christa Sterling @ 860-832-2277 or csterling@ccsu.edu



In the News:





Dr. Sandra Inga & Ms. Andrea Greene