INSPIREational News

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February 2016 Edition

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2nd Annual Innovative Teaching Showcase - SUCCESS

We had an amazing celebration at our 2nd Annual STEM Innovative Teaching Showcase! Our teachers highlighted their best PBL's to our new STEM Schools and members of Discovery Place Education Studio. It was great to see how much fun and excitement surrounded this event. Check out the pictures!

Learning in Action

CDC STEM-Related Summer Workshop

July 18-22, 2016. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, invites you to register for their 2016 Science Ambassador Workshop . Middle and high school teachers if you are looking to attend seminars presented by CDC scientists, collaborate with scientists, work in teams to develop lessons plans which will be published on CDC's website, enhance your professional network, and tour CDC's state-of-the-art headquarters, including the Emergency Operations Center; look no further. In addition, teachers can earn 4.0 continuing education units. No registration fee! However, participants will need to cover their own transportation, lodging and meals. Deadline to register is April 15, 2016. Visit CDC website at .

NASA Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge - OPSPARC

The NASA Spinoff Contest is a perfect way to engage learners with science and design! Sign up your class to create and share new technologies with Glogster, and they could win a NASA experience day!

Monthly STEM Magazine

February Edition

"S.T.E.M. Magazine is not a curriculum, but rather a resource of awareness that exists to provide clarity on the subject of how we already incorporate S.T.E.M. into every class, how to encourage the creative process and cultivate curiosity in both the teacher and student. In addition, S.T.E.M. Magazine strives to encourage educators about the urgent need for this inclusion in light of their responsibility to equip students fully for their careers." -Wayne Carley, Publisher

2nd annual Charlotte WeatherFest event at UNC Charlotte

Please mark your calendars and tell students about the Charlotte WeatherFest. There will be weather media from our local TV Stations, as well as the national weather service, and several other great attendees. There will also be a weather balloon launch! This invitation is brought to CCS STEM by the UNC Charlotte Meteorology Club 2016!

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Middle School and High School Teacher and Student Awards

WTVI PBS Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College is on its way to hosting the 3rd STEM Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 5 at CPCC’s Pease Auditorium. This event will be taped and broadcast in mid- May, 2016.

The website to submit entries is now LIVE at

Upcoming Events


  • 19th - 2nd Annual Charlotte WeatherFest Event at UNC Charlotte 1:00-5:00


  • 27 - July 1 NASA STEM Summer Camp


  • 11-15 STEMersion

Contact Information

Please contact Bridget Jones with any comments or questions.