• 05/30/2018 9:50 AM | Anonymous

    Residential Summer Workshops at the 
    University of Connecticut’s
    School of Engineering
    The daVinci Project

    July 9-13, 2018

    Introducing our students to engineering is a national need.  Most students love to be creative and to connect academics to the real world….this is what engineers do while making technologies that solve serious world problems.  The UConn School of Engineering is holding its 19th annual daVinci Project.   It is a weeklong (Mon-Fri) residential series of hands-on workshops for middle and high school science and math teachers. This year it’s being held July 9-13.  Teachers live on campus and participate in one of 9 very engaging workshops, as well as many other seminars, a variety tours through research labs, our state of the art water reclaim and wastewater facilities, and our CoGen plant.  Come and be part of an exciting week of exploration!  We have 35 fellowships available.  Please share this professional development opportunity with the other STEM teachers in your school or district. Workshop links below.

    1.    NEW!  Innovative Underwater Robotics for STEM projects – 8 Fellowships available
    2.    NEW!  From Geometry to Algorithms – 4 Fellowships available
    3.    Basic Arduino® Programming for STEM Projects – 2 Fellowships available
    4.    Understanding Pain: Sensory and emotional stimulus to your brain  – 2 Fellowships available
    5.    Bioinformatics: Using Computer Science to Understand Life – 3 Fellowships available
    6.    Low Cost Solar Cells – 2 Fellowships available
    7.    Air Quality and Health: Building an Air Pollution Measurement Device with an Arduino® – 2 Fellowships available
    8.    Robots: Use in Industry and Elderly Assistance – 2 Fellowships available
    9.    Mathematical Optimization with Applications to Smart Grid and Intelligent Buildings – 10 Fellowships available

    An on-line 2018 application and more information can be accessed at

    Registration deadline: June 15, 2018.

    Confirmation will be sent after your registration is received. 
    If you have questions or need further information please contact us at or 860-486-5536.  

  • 05/30/2018 9:49 AM | Anonymous

    Dear teachers, 

    Registration is now open!

    Computer Science Connections for Middle School Teachers
    A 4-day workshop and community of practice for New England teachers

    Olsen Hall, 198 Riverside St
    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Mon Aug 6 – Thu Aug 9, 2018

    co-organized by Fred Martin and Paula Moore

    Computer Science Connections for Middle School Teachers is a 4-day professional learning workshop and a followup community of practice. It is designed for all middle school teachers from all subject areas, including both public and private schools. We will be focusing on building connections between computer science and other subjects.

    Whether you are new to computer science, intermediate, or advanced, this workshop is for you. We will support teachers in learning a variety of technologies, learning from each other, and integrating computer science into their subject-area teaching practices.

    In order to participate, you must (1) be teaching middle school (grades 5–8) in Fall 2018; (2) be able to attend all four days of the summer workshop; (3) provide a letter of support from your school principal; and (4) contribute to the followup community-of-practice virtual (online) meetings.

    The workshop and follow-up community of practice sessions will be provided at no charge thanks to support from a Google Educator PD grant. Travel support in the form of free lodging for three or four nights in a UMass Lowell residence hall will be provided to teachers who live more than an hour's commute from UMass Lowell. Travel info is available at

    Agenda. Over the first two days, you will be introduced to three different foundational platforms (MIT Scratch, MIT App Inventor mobile app development, and the BBC micro:bit with e-textile, maker and robotics activities). Then, you'll have a day and a half for your own deep dive / design project. Throughout the workshop, we'll have unplugged activities, mini-sessions on computer science topics, and share-out talks from experienced CS teachers.For the final afternoon, we’ll share out in a session where district administrators are also invited.

    Hours. CS Connections meets 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day Mon–Thu. Breakfast and lunch will be served each day. On Tuesday, there will be an evening dinner social.

  • 05/03/2018 9:18 AM | Anonymous

    STEM + Computer Science in High School

    Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Time: 8:30AM-2:30PM 
    Location: The Chrysalis Center, Hartford, CT

    This is a FREE Professional Development Program

    Register Here to Attend at

    Some of the most compelling innovations are at the intersection of science and technology.  High School science classes are uniquely suited to work together with Computer Science Principles (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) to achieve important STEM learning outcomes for students.  Skills21 at EdAdvance has a National Science Foundation grant that supports the integration of High School Science topics with CT and CS. The grant allows for development of curriculum materials such as lesson plans and unit performance assessments that integrate CS, CT and science course content.  Throughout the year students also work on an Innovation Challenge Project that allows them to use CS and CT while addressing a real world problem in the science context they are are studying. If you are a high school teacher (Science, Computer Science, TechEd/CTE) interested in learning more about integrating CS and science, this FREE professional development opportunity is for you! 
    Participants will receive:
    •       One day of PD with experts on CS, CT and STEM learning
    •       Access to sample curricula that integrate CS, CT and science courses
    •       Access to the STEM video series that documents the milestones of the course over the course of a year
    •       See winning Innovation Challenge Projects from the 2018 Expo Fest

    Breakfast, coffee/tea and lunch will be provided.  


    For more information please contact Dr. Liz Radday at or 860-567-0863 Ext 209

  • 05/03/2018 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    Computer Science Connections for Middle School Teachers: 

    A 4-day workshop and community of practice for New England teachers: 

    Where:University of Massachusetts Lowell
    When: Mon Aug 6 through Thu Aug 9, 2018

    Google is supporting a 4-day professional learning workshop and a followup community of practice for middle school teachers of computer science. The project is called Computer Science Connections for Middle School Teachers, and it’s for all middle school teachers, from all subject areas. The project will be focusing on building connections between computer science and other subjects.

    Whether you are new to computer science, intermediate, or advanced, this workshop is for you.  Teachers will be supported in learning a variety of technologies, learning from each other, and integrating computer science into their subject-area teaching practices. The workshop and follow-up community of practice sessions will be provided at no charge—thanks, Google!

    A web site and full application information available soon. There will be housing support for teachers who are coming from driving distance. Letters attesting to PDP units will be provided to all participants who desire them.

    More soon, and please mark your calendars now!

  • 03/21/2018 10:12 AM | Anonymous

    Student teams will compete for an awesome prize.
    Get excited ... and get started now!
    Now open for entries, this fun new competition challenges teams of students to explore STEM problem solving, design and coding.
    Win awesome prizes 

    All teams who enter their idea in the first round are eligible for a random-drawing prize package. 

    And the ultimate grand prize winning team – determined by a public vote – will receive a set of TI's innovative STEM technology for each team member, and a $250 gift card for their adult sponsor.
    The deadline to enter is April 10, 2018
    Get your team together now. Teams must include two to five students, aged 13–19, and one adult sponsor.
    Learn more and enter here »
  • 03/21/2018 10:11 AM | Anonymous

    Time is Almost Up to Lock In Early-Bird Rates

    Register by this Friday to save up to $80! Discover new, research-based strategies for your classroom at the NCTM 2018 Annual Meeting & Exposition. Take this opportunity to explore innovative approaches to ensure a high-quality mathematics education for each of your students.


    Take advantage of early bird rates today.


    Register Now

    There's Always Something New! 
    "I love coming to these conferences because it always inspires me and gives me great ideas to bring stuff back to the classroom." 
            —Peter Fagan, Thatcher School

    Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics 

    This highly anticipated new title will be released at the meeting — be one of the first to receive a copy when you pre-order during registration. By pre-ordering, you will also save 25% off the list price! 

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  • 03/21/2018 10:11 AM | Anonymous

    ITEEA's specially designed professional development webinar series focuses on Technology and Engineering Education best practices for leading Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM Education) in your school.

    Makey Makey STEM Education Kit to 

    Teach Invention Literacy, Making, Design Thinking

    April 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm EST

    Presenter: Tom Heck

    This webinar series is FREE to ITEEA members. The fee for non-members is $45.


    Invented by two graduate students at MIT Media Lab just five years ago, the Makey Makey is now used by K12 educators in all 50 states and around the world to teach art, engineering, and everything in between. In this webinar led by a former Technology Education classroom teacher, you’ll learn what the Makey Makey is and why it’s such a powerfully versatile tool to teach Design Thinking, Making, and Invention Literacy for beginners and experts alike.

    Watch the original video used during the Kickstarter campaign. It’s been viewed over 7 million times!

    MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

    PRESENTER: Tom Heck is the VP for Education Initiatives at Makey Makey. In this role Tom travels throughout the US leading workshops and building strategic partnerships with STEM education Professional Development providers. His efforts have resulted in a nationwide network of Makey Makey training "hubs" that provide PD for K12 educators.


    Tom is an award winning presenter and educator. He's spoken on the TED stage and has been a keynote presenter at many education events. Prior to his work at Makey Makey, Tom worked at Purdue University in the engineering department where he led a team that was charged with growing an award winning K12 program that taught students about Human Centered Design through Service Learning.


    Tom is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is a former teacher of Technology Education. He’s also worked as a juvenile corrections officer and Senior Director with the YMCA. Tom has authored several books and multiple articles and he’s invented and successfully licensed over 10 products. Tom lives in Asheville NC with his wife and two children.


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  • 03/21/2018 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    TEALS ( is a program supported by Microsoft Philanthropies that brings in trained industry volunteers to co-teach with your classroom teacher with varied levels of support depending on your teacher’s content level expertise. TEALS is in 350 schools across 29 states + DC this year and continues to grow.
    TEALS 2018-19 school year School Application is open for CT schools only, so please visit to learn more and apply. If you have any questions, you can contact Andrea Russo, a TEALS regional manager at directly.

    Check out the flyer here. 

  • 03/20/2018 9:51 AM | Anonymous

    Presented by the NCTM and Texas Instruments Partnership Series.
    Establish Mathematics Goals to Focus Learning, and Elicit and Use Evidence of Student Thinking 
    March 28 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. Central time

    Learn more and register »
    You are invited to participate in the first of a four-part webinar series sponsored by Texas Instruments on the NCTM “Principles to Actions” Mathematics Teaching Practices. 

    Effective teaching of mathematics uses evidence of student thinking to assess progress toward mathematical understanding, and to adjust instruction continually in ways that support and extend learning. 

    This 90-minute webinar will explore:
    • Communicating with clarity to ensure that learners are focused on high-quality mathematical goals
    • Using tasks that provide opportunities for learners to notice, note, wonder and take action as agents of their own learning
    Jennifer Wilson 
    Retired Teacher and Curriculum Specialist
    Black Mountain, North Carolina
    Jill Gough
    Director of Teaching and Learning
    Trinity School
    Atlanta, Georgia 
    Register now »
  • 03/20/2018 7:47 AM | Anonymous

    Save the Date: The Connecticut Council of Leaders of Mathematics 2018 Spring dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday May 3 from 4:30-8:00 at the Baci Grill in Cromwell (more details will be included in the flyer out soon).


    The Focus Topic for this event will be assessment and will feature a presentation by CSDE Chief Performance Officer Ajit Gopalakrishnan (see article-from Hartford Courant). He will address the topic: “How to make CT assessments work for your school or district.” 

    You will also participate in a group discussion by level served (ES, MS, HS, Central Office) on focus questions related to assessment. A fabulous buffet dinner will be provided to all attendees.


    So put this event on your calendar – it should be a great evening!

The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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