Applications Now Open for the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) The Society for Science & the Public has opened the application for the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search, which recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the US. Launched by the Society in 1942, the Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The overall award distribution for the Regeneron Science Talent Search is $3.1 million annually with a top award of $250,000. Interested students can access the application here:https://sciencetalentsearch.fluidreview.com/
AP Friday at Purdue
Earth, Atmoshperic, and Planetary Science Outreach, in conjunction with Chemistry outreach, is excited to offer AP Lab sessions during the Fall 2017 semester at Purdue University. See flyer for details, including registration link.
2017 AP Flyer.pdf
SCHEDULE and TOPICS*
September 1st AP Environmental Science: Soils
September 15th AP Chemistry: Spectrophotometry (Lab 2)
September 29th AP Environmental Science: Biometry
October 6th AP Chemistry: Physical and Chemical Changes (Lab 9)
October 13th AP Environmental Science: Micrometeorology
November 3rd AP Chemistry: Kinetics – Rate Laws (Lab 11)
November 17th AP Environmental Science: Water Quality and Water sheds
December 1st AP Chemistry: Buffer Design (Lab 16)
December 15th AP Environmental Science: Chemical Weathering
PRISM is offering four FREE online Moodle training courses beginning next week. We offer Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points for each course.
By taking all four courses, you can earn 38 PGP points.
*New Course for the 2017-2018 Academic Year!*
Crash Course on Moodle (8 PGP Points)
Dates: September 4 – September 29
A distance education course designed to provide teachers and school administrators the skills necessary to use a basic Moodle course to:
Special Note: Crash Course on Some Basic Features of Moodle is meant to be an introduction to the Moodle LMS and some basic tools and resources that can be utilized on LMS platform. By taking this course, a teacher or administrator should obtain the skills to setup a basic Moodle course to provide a platform of resources to students or other course participants. It is not a comprehensive training for Moodle. Many things like quizzes (tests and assessments), online assignments, gradebook setup and grading along with more advanced features used in Moodle are not covered in this course.
If you want more comprehensive training, please register for one of the following PRISM distance education courses:
Basic Moodle for Teachers (10 PGP Points) – A basic introduction to Moodle 3.3. You will learn how to build a classroom course and populate it with files, assignments and quizzes.
Dates: September 5 – October 3
Intermediate Moodle for Teachers (10 PGP Points) – A continuation from the Basic Moodle for Teachers course. Choose this course if you already have Moodle experience and would like to learn how to use some of the more advanced features like wikis, databases, lessons, and RSS feeds.
Dates: September 6 – October 4
Advanced Moodle for Teachers (10 PGP Points) – A continuation from the Intermediate Moodle for Teachers course. This course will take the Intermediate level course a step further as participants learn advanced grade book features, groups and groupings, conditional activities, and the workshop activity module.
Dates: September 7 – October 5
Let me know if you have any questions or would like more details about the courses. All of the courses are completed online at your-own-pace.
STEM Certified School Application
The following memo provides information regarding the 2017-18 STEM certification process. STEM certified schools are models for Indiana through their commitment to teaching the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math, through an integrated model that will ultimately prepare students for success in an ever-changing 21st century.
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants:
The Title IV, Part A grant application is now available. Title IV, Part A is a new funding stream that may be used to support well-rounded educational opportunities for students, social and emotional supports, and technology integration. This will be a competitive grant opportunity for all public LEAs and charter schools. The application, application review rubric, and budget worksheet are available on the IDOE Title IV website. IDOE will also post a recorded application walk-through on September 8. It will be posted on the Title IV website for applicants to view at their convenience. Final applications should be emailed here and are due by 4:30 p.m. on October 16. Please contact Cole Dietrich for any questions regarding Title IV.
FREE TEACHER WORKSHOP: Exploring STEM at ConnerPrairie
STEM education gives students an understandingof the world and develops important skills in inquiry and critical thinking.Explore how Conner Prairie’s grounds are full of STEM learning opportunitiesfor your students at a FREE workshop on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, from 1 to4 pm. Workshop participants are also welcome to come at 12:30 pm for acomplimentary lunch.
This workshop targets teachers of grades 2-6.Professional Growth Plan points are available.
During this workshop, you can find out howConner Prairie’s grounds offer experiences that cover many different aspects ofSTEM. Conner Prairie staff will lead discussions on how to find the naturalconnections between your curriculum standards, STEM and Conner Prairie.Curriculum ideas such as projects and activities will be presented and handoutswill be provided.
To register online, click here.
If you have questions, contact Nancy Stark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dana Jones email@example.com .
1st Indiana Maker Educator Workshop
Hello Indiana Maker Educators! We are ready to take registrations for the 1st Indiana Maker Educator Workshop on September 28-29 in Indianapolis. The workshop will be run at Arsenal Tech and we are working to pull together speakers and sessions to help you get started or advance as a maker educator. We hope you can participate in part or all of the workshop and look forward to learning from you soon.
You can find outmore details and register here: https://sites.google.com/view/inmakereducatorworkshop2017/home
Registration isopen until mid-September and we will keep the site updated as details on theworkshop are confirmed.
Celebrate Science Indiana
The Science Education Foundation of Indiana, Inc. is very excited to announce the 7th annual Celebrate Science Indiana that will be taking place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. We would like to invite you, along with your students and their parents, to attend this free family event. Please see the enclosed flier for more information. Teachers and students will explore various aspects of STEM while visiting more than 50 exhibitor spaces. Conversations between teachers, students and exhibitors are lively, energized, and forward thinking. Students and teachers will have numerous opportunities to interact with scientists and engineers who are leaders in their fields of expertise in Indiana. Students will see how your teaching and modeling of STEM connects to the real world.
Celebrate Science IndianaTM provides teachers with an opportunity to garner new ideas for lesson plans and to interact with other professionals in an informal environment.
SEFI will make available certificates of attendance that can be submitted for PGP consideration for teachers who sign in at the main event desk upon arrival
The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) is hosting a raffle for all attending teachers who visit their exhibit area. The Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. will also have a booth at the event with information about the annual conference and additional networking opportunities.
If you have questions and wish to register your class in advance, please visit
We look forward to seeing you, your students and their families on October 7th at the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion on the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
Environmental Education Association of Indiana Annual Conference – October 13-15, 2017 The Environmental Education Association of Indiana - http://www.eeai.org , has a mission "to work cooperatively to promote opportunities that will educate, motivate, and inspire the citizens of Indiana to conserve natural resources and meet the needs of our society while maintaining a healthy environment now and in the future." If you want to take part in that mission, please consider joining this statewide organization this fall in Brown County Indiana.
Event: 2017 EEAI annual conference: Seeing the Forest and the Trees: http://eeai.org/2017-Conference
Dates: October 13-15, 2017
Location: Waycross Camp and Conference Center:
http://www.waycrosscenter.org/lodging 4879 Richards Road, Morgantown, IN 46160
Keynote Speaker: Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, see http://eeai.org/2017-Keynote-speaker
Bloomington, IN - Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:00 AM -
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Holiday Inn Bloomington
1710 North Kinser Pike
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Visit for more information:
Indiana STEM Education Conference
The third-annual Indiana STEM Education Conference will be held at Purdue University on January 11, 2018. The Purdue University College of Education, the Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education are proud sponsors of the conference. The goal of the conference is to provide a platform for dissemination of data-based, best practice in K-12 STEM teaching and learning in Indiana The Indiana STEM Education Conference committee is inviting proposals for presentations in Strand 1: K-12 STEM Practice for potential inclusion in the January 11, 2018 event at Purdue University. We are seeking K-12 educators or teams of K-12 educators/administrators, or STEM educators focused on working with K-12 to present their best practice work in STEM at this event. Attached is the memo outlining proposal submission requirements and the link to submit your proposal.
The deadline for submission of all proposals will be Friday, October 6, 2017.
Presenters will be notified of the decision on their submission by Friday, November 3, 2017.
For any questions regarding proposal submission requirements, please contact Dr. Carla C. Johnson, Purdue University College of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 765-494-0780.
STEM Call for Proposals.pdf
HASTI 2018 Conference Exhibit Registration