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Volume 2 Issue 4
April 2017
April 2017 Newsletter

STEM AC Professional Development Opportunities for Educators


Did you miss the deadline to apply for some STEMazing opportunities? Well we have EXTENDED our application deadlines for:

  • C-STEM Center PD
  • Educurious PD
  • AP Computer Science Principles Training
  • AP Calculus Training

The NEW deadline is May 1, 2017. Don’t wait, click here to apply today.

Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS)

Eligibility: Informal and Formal Science educators who impact teachers of students grades 5-9

Are you passionate about advancing 5–9 science in your region? Do you want to help support teachers and transform education to increase student engagement and boost achievement? If so, we invite you to join the Idaho Leadership Cadre with the STEM Action Center and WestEd’s Making Sense of SCIENCE. Together we will help teachers transition to inspired and rigorous science learning, while increasing their integration of mathematics and literacy in the classroom.

Review syllabus HERE.

For more information click here.

Application Opening March 7, 2017; Deadline to Apply April 3, 2017.

Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching (ASSET)

Eligibility: Informal and Formal K-12 educators

This 3-day workshop will build teachers’ understanding of the essential features of inquiry, misconceptions about inquiry and the instructional focus on process skills that support implementation of Idaho science standards. ASSET will also help teachers learn how to better integrate English language arts, history, and social studies into their science classes, making science more meaningful to the students.  

Review syllabus HERE.

For more information click here.

Application Opening March 6, 2017; Deadline to Apply April 14, 2017.

University of Idaho's Dual Credit Training  

Eligibility: Public Formal high school educators

The Idaho STEM Action Center is proud to announce our partnership with University of Idaho Computer Science Department to bring educators Dual Credit CS 112 professional development workshop. High school teachers interested in teaching CS 112 Computational as a Dual Credit course through University of Idaho are encouraged to apply. This workshop is designed to provide discipline-specific training and orientation that includes the course curriculum, assessment criteria, pedagogy, course philosophy and administrative responsibilities as a dual credit teacher. Dual credit CS 112 is a yearlong course that meets Idaho’s graduation requirement for senior math. To register click here.

*Additional Stipend available through the Idaho STEM Action Center this summer at

Deadline May 1, 2017


Eligibility: Informal and Formal K-12 educators

The Idaho STEM Action Center is very excited to announce our partnership with Raspberry Pi Foundation to bring a two-day hands-on course in digital making. Boise was selected to be one of four national training sites. The Picademy professional development training will teach educators how to use maker-friendly technology and cover a range of ways to use hardware such as Raspberry Pi in classrooms. Upon completion, attendees will become Raspberry Pi Certified Educators and join a network of Picademy graduates around the world. No experience with technology is required. Formal and informal educators are encouraged to apply.

For more information click here.

Deadline June 16. 2017

STEM AC Student Grant Opportunities

Student State Competition and National Competition Grants

The STEM Action Center has funding available for students and student teams qualifying for state and national STEM competitions. Up to $2,500 per team is available to help with the costs of travel associated with these competitions. More details are available in our Community Grants Portal.

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To review all the grant and professional development opportunities provided by the Idaho STEM Action Center in your area click on the Interactive Grant Map to left. 
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