VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the "best of the best" of web-based resources, classroom competitions and teacher grant programs. The March 1, 2018, newsletter offers resources that Create AR Stories, Meet Leading Scientists, Study in a Virtual Lab & More.
Here are a few of our favorites. Be sure to check out the complete newsletter using the link below. The archives have some great stuff, too!
3D Modeling Inspired by a Science Fiction Film
Netia McCray, an educator and founder of the nonprofit Mbadika (meaning “Ideas” in Kimbundu), has released a YouTube series for educators to share tips about incorporating the film Black Panther into their lesson plans.
Campaign Inspiring Inclusion of Black Girls in Books
At 10 years old, Marley Dias loved to read but hardly ever came across protagonists who looked like her, so she decided to do something about it. In November 2015, Dias launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to raise awareness about the lack of black girl characters and inspire young people to take action.
Grant to Enhance STEM Education in Rural Schools
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).