K-12 TEACHER RESOURCES:
The Memphis Striving Readers Project (MSRP)
The MSRP is a $16 million, US Department of Education funded program awarded to Memphis
City Schools (now Shelby County Schools) with the U of M-led Memphis Content Literacy
Academy (MCLA) as a key component. The MCLA is a joint University of Memphis/Memphis
City Schools venture aimed at helping subject area teachers at selected middle schools
in SCS to develop expertise in implementing scientifically-based literacy practices
as part of instruction in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts
education, so that children living at the poverty level will realize their full potential
in American education. Memphis is one of only eight Striving Readers sites in the
United States. Results of the project will be available to help teachers of middle
school students all across America achieve their potential.
For more information visit: http://www.memphis.edu/icl/read/memphis_striving_readers.php
St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program
The St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program ("Cure4Kids for Kids") aims to
become the leading source of cancer education for students in Kindergarten – 12th
grades. This multilingual program helps school children, their parents and teachers
understand the basic science and treatment of cancer. Through the use of age-appropriate
content, the program focuses on three main objectives: 1) educating students, parents,
teachers and communities about cancer and dispelling common misconceptions; 2) promoting
healthy lifestyle choices in children that can help them reduce the risk of developing
cancer as adults; and 3) increasing interest in science and scientific careers.
Three children's books, each written at a grade 3-5 reading level, are the foundation
of the Cure4Kids for Kids curriculum. With a combination of cartoon-like graphics
and real photographs, What Are Cells?, What Is Cancer?, and What Is Healthy Living? explain that cells, the basic units of life, grow and divide in a controlled way
to replace old cells and help things grow. Cancer then can be understood as a disease
of unhealthy cells that grow out of control. Healthy living and cancer prevention
are discussed as healthy behaviors than can help prevent and protect cells from damage
that would cause them to become unhealthy cancer cells. An interactive website extends
the experience beyond the classroom so students can continue to learn about cancer
and healthy living wherever they go (www.Cure4Kids.org/kids). For teacher resources for this program visit St. Jude Cure4Kids for Teachers (http://www.cure4kids.org/teachers).
The TI Robotics Scholarship
Do you help mentor or coach a Robotics Team? Do you know a high school student involved
with robotics competitions - BEST, FIRST, and/or VEX?
Now announcing: The TI Robotics Scholarship, in partnership with the REC Foundation!
For more information please visit www.ti.com/robotics and www.roboticseducation.org/for-participants/scholarships/
The Texas Instruments scholarship is offering two (2) $5,000 non-renewable scholaships
to two (2) high school seniors intent on pursing a degree related to science, technology,
engineering or mathematics in college. The award will be presented at the VEX Robotics
Competition World Championship in April 2014, however the student does not need to
be present to win.
The second link provided will list 76 additional opportunities available worth a combined
total of 1,523,000!
be sure to apply by February 15, 2014.
What: Aerospace Education Basic and Advanced: Basic-ICL 4761(undergraduate), ICL 6761 (graduate);
Advanced ICL 4762 (undergraduate)/6762 (graduate).
Who is Eligible: West TN teachers, librarians and administrators, all grade levels K-12, all subject
When: June 2-June 20, 2014, 9:00am- 3:00pm, M-F Ball Hall, Room 309, UofM
Scholarship includes: In-state tuition for course(3 Credit hours),$100 stipend, 2 hours of flight instruction
(if unable to participate in flight instruction, do not apply) Fieldtrip to Huntsville
Contact: Ms. Bonnie Cummings, Director, Aerospace Education Workshop, 420 C Ball Hall, ICL
Department, College of Education, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. Phone:
901-678-5356, FAX: 901-678-3881, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEMfinity: This is a great comprehensive list of STEM grants from federal sites and corporations with links
to each. Lots of K-12 opportunities are listed.
None listed at this time.
STEM Web Resources for Teachers
(Be sure to look at the Useful Links Page for a variety of different sources by STEM subject area)