National STEM/STEAM Day - November 8, 2022
Looking for ideas to celebrate or include in your lesson planning? Try Create & Learn and the US Department of Energy website for suggestions!
America Recycles Day - November 15, 2022
Use some of these ideas to share the importance of our recycling efforts.
Brush up on what should and should not be tossed in recycling bins by checking out this video created by DuPage County.
Staples Stores accept tech materials to recycle. Click here to see what is accepted.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle resources for students and educators from the United States EPA.
Naperville Reads Program Features Ada Twist, Scientist Event - November 19, 2022
Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event to celebrate the Naperville READS 2022 selection of the
bestselling book, Ada Twist, Scientist, by local Naperville author, Andrea Beaty. The book is the basis for the hit Netflix show of the same title. Attendees must register and seats are limited.
"Deep Roots" of the Illinois Prairie, A Family Fun Program - November 19, 2022
SCARCE will host a special environmental education program for educators and families with children kindergarten through third grade. This one-hour presentation will include music, dancing, and storytelling that helps children learn more about the plants and animals that live in our home state.
Enjoy Computer Science Education Week with Microsoft MakeCode - December 6, 2022
Webinar participants will learn how to use Microsoft MakeCode, a free online learn-to-code platform, and access resources for coding projects and activities during and beyond Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, 2022. Register here.
And, if you have not yet made your list of resources for Week of Code, consider these, free programs for students in grades K-8, recently published in Woman's Day, May 2022.
Code Karts which runs on IOS, Android, or Kindle Fire, ages 4+.
Scratch JR runs on the platforms IOS, Android, or Kindle Fire, ages 5-7.
Scratch runs on a browser, ages 8-11.
Code Club World uses a browser, ages 9-13.
ICTM Math Contests (Grades 3-12) - February 4, 2023
Did you know ICTM hosts math contests for grades 3 - 8, an algebra contest for all middle schoolers, and in various subjects for high schoolers? Registration is open now! Find out more.
Junior High Math Contests - February 22 and March 11, 2023
The Junior High Math Contest engages middle school students in fun, interactive math experiences. The event is completely staffed and run by students attending the Illinois Math and Science Academy. Details and registration information here.