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  • June 26, 2024 10:47 AM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)


    See attached job description.

    Below are some other job benefits:

    • High academic standards with flexibility in curriculum so teachers can really engage students in hands-on learning and ignite a passion for STEM fields in them.
    • Small class sizes with remarkable students.
    • An incredible faculty who have fun, engage, and collaborate with each other, and support each other.
    • Support for professional development and a culture of learning and improving the craft of education. 
    • A beautiful and functional lab space which is well stocked for inquiry.
    • Free lunch! 

  • April 08, 2024 7:00 AM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    Reserve your tickets for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the 2024 total solar eclipse

    Early bird tickets are now available for Conner Prairie's Total Eclipse festival! We currently have a limited number of tickets for members, nonmembers and those enrolled in the Access Pass program.


    Tickets are $45 for nonmembers and $30 for members. Ticketholders will receive a complimentary pair of solar eclipse glasses. Don't delay! Get the best prices for this festival before tickets move to the next price tier.


    An event unlike anything you have ever seen, indulge your senses and explore the day filled with unique eclipse-themed experiences for everyone!

  • March 08, 2024 3:20 PM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    Each year, EarthEcho International hosts the OurEcho Challenge STEM contest to encourage young leaders, ages 13-16, to audit biodiversity in their community and to come up with a project idea to restore and protect the biodiversity in their own backyards. The contest is now open for entries through April 26th and this Spring we will award 3 teams grants of up to $5,000 to implement their projects. 

    Feel free to use this toolkit to help spread the word.

    Lastly, we will be at NSTA this month and I hope we can meet in person if you are attending. We'll be at exhibit #374 and will also be presenting with a group of teachers on Saturday, March 23rd at 8 AM (room 404).   

  • March 08, 2024 3:15 PM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    Instructional Assistant/STEM Facilitator at TZ - 29 hours per week.

    Posting is on the website (

    If you have any questions contact Lisa Eldridge.

    The ideal candidate will be responsible for facilitating innovative and hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities, as well as managing our Fab Lab – a space equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, and microelectronics for students to engage in project-based learning with a focus on addressing computer science state standards and developing creative behaviors.

  • January 16, 2024 8:34 PM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    Indiana Envirothon has information available for high school

    aged teams to prepare and register for the 2024 contests. 

    Topics are Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Soils & Land

    Management, Wildlife, and this year’s current issue - Renewable

    Energy for a Sustainable Future.

    Envirothon Flyer 2024.pdf

    There are 8 regional contests this year so be sure to check out

    what contest works best for your schedule and location.

    Here are the links to get you what you need:




    Indiana Standards and AG Standards are also available online –

    currently listed at the bottom of each resource.

  • January 11, 2024 8:07 AM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    We invite you to join us for the ninth annual Indiana STEM Education Conference! The conference will be in person on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Purdue University. The theme for the 2024 conference is “Resourcing STEM Education.” 

    The conference will include:

    • Special keynote speaker  Phil Cook 
      • Mr. Cook has taught for over 20 years at Culver Academy. Following a suggestion from one of his students, Phil posted one of his class demonstrations on TikTok. The video went viral, and @ChemTeacherPhil now has over 3 million online followers. Mr. Cook will discuss his passion for education, his rise in Internet fame, and the importance of online resources and demonstrations for STEM education.
    • Over 50 presentations on STEM curriculum, instruction, careers, and research 
    • Networking with STEM education sponsors including 1st Maker Space, Activate Learning, Amplify, CATALYST, and STEM Education Works
    • A resource webpage with presentation slides, presentation handouts, sponsor handouts, and research posters
    • Professional Growth Points for Teachers

     Visit the conference webpage to learn more:

     Interested in presenting at the conference? Have a research poster or research brief to share? Proposals can be submitted at Research posters and briefs will be published as proceedings through Purdue e-Pubs. Proposals are due on October 13, 2023. 

    Registration will open in October. A link to register will be sent at that time.


    Bill Walker, Ph.D.

    Assistant Director of Programs and Partnerships, CATALYST

  • September 28, 2023 11:06 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    Subject: Scholarships & Grants for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshop 

    Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest 

    Dates: July 1-10, 2024 

    The Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest provides powerful PD designed to transform student learning. Immersed in the Peruvian Amazon, teachers learn side-by-side with scientists and researchers about this key global ecosystem while building their ability to engage students in scientific research, engineering design, cross-cultural connections, and stewardship projects in one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments. 

    We are offering MULTIPLE different merit-based scholarships for committed, passionate K-12 and Informal educators like YOU this year, ranging from $1000-$2500! 

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS DEC. 1, 2023.  Space is limited to 26 educators.

    Learn More & Apply Here Today!

    Academy Fee of $3250 includes a pre-departure prep course, resource kit, on-site workshops & in-country land costs (air is not included). 

    If you have any questions, please contact Marissa at or our Director, Christa Dillabaugh -  We have alumni from nearly every state in the US and I will be happy to put you in touch if you would like their perspective on the program.  

    Many thanks! 

  • September 08, 2023 12:27 PM | Carolyn Hayes (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2024

    Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2024 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences at global field sites in 15 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

    Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. Applications are now being accepted until January 28. Courses begin in May 2024.

    Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with face-to-face experiential learning and field study through several AIP sites in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2024 cohorts are being now being accepted until February 28, with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York, San Diego, and St. Louis.

    Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University. NEW for 2024 Applicants: To help make a Miami education more accessible and affordable, the Miami University Graduate School will waive the $50 application fee for those who attend an Information Session preceding the fee payment step of the application process.

    Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits, and graduate programs worldwide. Project Dragonfly is based in the biology department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Established as a state university in 1809, Miami is one of the eight original Public Ivies and has a distinguished record of excellence in research and teaching in science and science education.

  • August 22, 2023 8:42 PM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    IDOE seeks qualified educators and other stakeholders to serve on high-quality curricular materials review committees in the areas of Early Learning (Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and Mixed Age Groups), K-8 Science/Engineering, 9-12 Science, K-8 Technology (Computer Science), K-12 Mathematics, and K-5 Reading aligned with the 2023 future-focused Indiana Academic Standards aligned to the science of reading. IDOE seeks to build a diverse and inclusive committee that reflects the vast student populations throughout the state. Special populations educators, curriculum leaders, instructional coaches, content-area experts, and data coaches are invited to apply. View this flier for more information and apply via the Educator Jotform or Community Member Jotform. Contact IDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions.

  • July 29, 2023 8:00 AM | Kristen Poindexter (Administrator)

    Educators seeking to incorporate environmental education into their programming or classroom are invited to attend a Project WET/Project WILD Combo Workshop at the Camp Jameson Conference Center (2001 Bridgeport Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46231) on July 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is offered FREE to all attendees, but please bring a lunch and water bottle.  Each attendee will get trained in Project WET and Project WILD, receive PGP’s if a formal educator, and receive a Project WET and Project WILD guidebook with over 100 activities for all ages that are correlated to teaching standards and has literacy, STEM, and career connections.  If interested, you can register HERE or contact Ris Pitzer at

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