DuPage Regional Office of Third Annual Education Solutions Showcase
DuPage innovators in grades 5-8 are invited to participate in the third annual Solutions Showcase. Registrations are due February 10 at 4:00 pm. The challenge is for students work with a team to redesign an item, making it more functional or more efficient and by making a prototype and presenting it in a video. Note: Each team must have a sponsor from their school. Find additional details here. The scoring rubric is also information and should be shared with participants. Questions? Contact Patricia Zriny, project coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engineers Week - February 19 - 25, 2023
Celebrate all things engineering, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The Discover Engineering folks have assembled a number of resources to challenge and inspire your students.
Attainable Sustainables Mini Workshop - February 20, 2023 (9:30 - 11:30 am)
This event is packed with resources, activities, and ideas for the classroom. Concepts are NGSS-aligned and address multiple grade levels. Open to teachers from DuPage County schools. 2PDH available. Details here.
Girls in STEM: A (Data-based) Tale of Confidence and Satisfaction (Webinar) - February 21, 2023 (11:00 am CST)
Join the National Girls Collaborative Project as they explore what data says about the importance of educators, parents, and peers in engaging, retaining, and fulfilling women and girls in technology fields. This webinar will break down data collected from teenage participants who took the Gender Scan 2021 survey.
Meet the Virtual Robot Simulator (VRS) - February 22, 2023 (3:30 - 4:30 pm)
Through this virtual program, students learn the basics of coding and programming. VRS is free, making it perfect for educators to immediately bring the power of tech-powered problem-solving to life in their classroom. Learn about FIRST Illinois Robotics and everything they can do to support your curriculum’s virtual STEM learning. Attendees will also learn to teach coding the FIRST way and explore strategies for using FIRST resources to meet Illinois’ computer science learning standards. Illinois educators who attend live can earn 1 PDH. Register here.
Collaboration in Action: Post-Covid Innovations for Engaging Girls in STEM - March 10, 2023 (12:00 - 3:30 pm)
Join the National Girls Collaborative Project at this free forum focused on strategies and program models that engage girls in STEM. This in-person event begins with lunch at noon; the forum follows from 12:30 - 3:30 pm at Microsoft, 3025 Highland Parkway, Downers Grove.
The Baxter Symposium - March 17, 2023; Northwestern Evanston Campus
The Baxter Center for Science Education at NU will host this event featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Megan Bang, Professor of Learning Sciences in Northwestern's School of Education & Social Policy. Also included are hands-on breakout sessions on a variety of topics, from modeling disease tracking to the physics of stagecraft with The Goodman Theatre. Participants will receive a goody bag and 5 PDH. Register here.
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