INSPIREational News

News to stay INSPIREd and Informed

February 2015 Edition

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Magnet Application Updates

WAY TO GO STEM!!!! We saw the largest number of magnet applications come through this year! Over 870 students applied for STEM! The community is speaking and noticing the great job that is being done at our STEM schools.

Patriots Sparkle

Thank you to STEM Coach Brenda Eason at PES for compiling a newsletter highlighting many of the accomplishments and resources for Patriots STEM Elementary School. Check it out:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8jHOvv0k908YTdFbmJPeHhSYms/view?usp=sharing

STEM Awards

Join WTVI PBS Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College as they recognize terrific teens and teachers from grades 6-12 from the 13-county region in the following STEM

categories:


• Students: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Agriculture, Bio Technology, Energy, Healthcare, Information Technology, Logistics/Transportation, Robotics, Sports


• Teachers: Most Innovative, Best Community Connection, Best STEM Integration


Submission Deadline: March 16, 2015


For more information: https://www.cpcc.edu/stem/stemawards

STEM PBL Database and Teacher Collaboration

PBL Database

Want access to some of the best PBL's from our pipeline? Look no further than Schoology! We have compiled and will continue to add more and more PBL's to our database. To check it out follow the directions below:


  • You must have an account with Schoology (talk with your TF if you do not have this)
  • Go to cabarrus.schoology.com
  • From your home screen you can go to Groups
  • When the drop down screen appears, click "Join"
  • An access code box will appear and you can enter the code: W334X-TRS99
  • Once you are a part of the CCS STEM Group select Resources
  • Search in the folders for the corresponding grades



Teacher Collaboration

We would all LOVE more time to collaborate, but of course we have many barriers that keep up from getting together as much as we would like. That is why a Schoology group has been created to reach each other virtually.


To access the group:


  • You must have an account with Schoology (talk with your TF if you do not have this)
  • Go to cabarrus.schoology.com
  • From your home screen you can go to Groups
  • When the drop down screen appears, click "Join"
  • An access code box will appear and you can enter the code: W334X-TRS99

Upcoming Events

February

6th - Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UNC Charlotte

7th - Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UNC Charlotte

March

4th - Super Competition Day @ UNC Charlotte

12th - PES Math and Science Night 6:00PM - 7:30 PM

14th - Regional Science Olympiad Tournament

16th - STEMersion Applications available

26th - 1/2 Capped Day, STEM Innovative Teaching Practice Fair at UNCC

27th - STEMersion Teacher Application due


April

18th - CWES hosts Science Olympiad

June

6th - Science Olympiad-It’s Elementary! Regional Tournament

17th - STEM Curriculum Writing

18th - STEM Curriculum Writing

22-July 2 - STEM NASA Summer Camp


July

6-10 - STEMersion


August

3rd - STEM Curriculum Writing

4th - STEM Curriculum Writing

STEM Directory

Please check it out here...

Contact Information

Please contact Bridget Jones with any comments or questions.