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This newsletter will help you with resources for STEM Literacy.
Online Coding and Robotics Tournament
In October the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation (ISCEF) kicks off the 2018 Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions (CRCCs) in 14 states and the District of Columbia. The CRCCs are the first-of-its-kind, free-to-participate, online coding and robotics tournament for students in grades 5–9 that enables schools and districts to engage students in STEM learning by using game-based competitions that are both safe and fun.
Visible Learning for Science
Based on the renowned research of John Hattie, Visible Learning for Science reveals the precise instructional approach to use at each phase of the learning cycle—surface, deep, and transfer—for maximum-impact science teaching. Take a sneak peek with these hugging and bridging transfer methods.
Innovative Interactions to Improve STEM Learning
The Kids Ahead program is designed to inspire young people to learn about STEM through innovative interactions in the physical and virtual worlds. The program is part of a larger national initiative led by Southern Methodist University to improve STEM skills in young people.
Big Book Deal, October 15th