Thursday, October 18, 2018

October is Chock-full of STEM-azing Treats and Activities for Expanded Learning Programs

October's significance as Filipino American History Month is due to the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the continental United States when on October 18, 1857, Luzones Indios came ashore from the Spanish galleon Nuestra SeƱora de Esparanza  and landed at what is now Morro Bay, California.

Click here to find out more about Filipino American History Month.

Here are nine ways to celebrate Filipino American History Month.

Do you know.............
Andreia Carillo, astrophysicist

                                             Sarah Oliva, geophysicist

To find out about the Filipina scientist and learn about some of their colleagues, please click here.

October is also bullying prevention month. Here is a list of resources to start you off.

a) National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month (Stop Bullying Website)

b) Lesson Plans, Activities, Stats, FAQs (Pacer Org.)

c) Stand Up!!! Activity (Teaching Tolerance)

d) Peer Exclusion Activity (Teaching Tolerance)

e) Developing Empathy (Teaching Tolerance)

f) Middle School Anti-Bullying Lesson Plans (Intermediate Unit 1)

g) Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying (NEA)

STEAM / Expanded Learning and Other Pertinent Articles:

    (Education Week Blog Post by Charle' LaMonica, October 11, 2018)

    (Education Week article by Alyson Klein, October 15, 2018)

   (LIAS Blog Post by Sam Phia, October 9, 2018)

4) The Value of Silence in Schools (Mindfulness)
    (Edutopia article by Dana Weeks, October 15, 2018)

5) How Restorative Justice Helps Our Students Learn
    (Edutopia article by Jacquelyn Richards, September 4, 2018)

6) 3 Tips for Connecting With English Language Learners
    (Edutopia article by Serena Sachar, October 12, 2018)

7) A Better Way to Teach the civil Rights Movement
    (Edutopia article by Melinda Anderson, September 19, 2018)

STEAM (other core content) Activities / Websites / Podcast:

1) 5 Simple Ways to Encourage Brain Development in Your Little One
    (NPR Podcast by Elissa Nadworny, October 1, 2018)

2) Need Help Paying For College? There is an App for That
    (NPR Podcast by Cory Turner, September 25, 2018)

3) Are LGBTQ Students Any Safer in Schools Today?
    (1A Podcast, September 20, 2018)

4) Why A High Schooler Started Covering the Supreme Court 
    (NPR Podcast by Lulu Garcia-Navarro,  September 16, 2018)

5 ) STEM Webinars (various topics) 

6) STEM Activities and Resources (Shell United States)

7) 36 Resources for STEM Project Based Learning Activities
    (Global Digital Citizen Foundation)

8) After School STEM Talking Points (Afterschool STEM Hub)

9) Scholastic STEM PBL (Grades K-8)

10) STEM Activities for Middle School Students 
      (STEM Activities for Kids)

STEAM / Educational Grants:

1) Afterschool Alliance Grant Page

2)  Bank of the West Grant Page

3) CAN Funding Opportunities Webpage

4) The Impact Foundry Grant Page

STEAM / Miscellaneous Professional Learning Sessions / Contest / Events:

1) California STEAM Symposium
    (Fee: $350) (Dates: October 28-29, 2018)

2) SMUD Free Educational Workshops 

3) Sacramento Area Girls Fire Camp
    (November 3 and 4, 2018) (Grades 9-12)

4) Project Based Learning in STEAM
   (Date: November 9, 2018) (Cost: Free) (Grades: 3-12)

5) Classroom Management (A Two Session Series)
    (Dates: November 30, 2018 and January 8, 2019) 
    (Cost: Free) (Grades: 3-12)

6) Nadine Burke Harris in Conversation
    (Date: December 3, 2018) (Cost: $29.00)

7) Conflict Resolution(Date: December 12, 2018) (Cost: Free) 
    (Grades: K-12)

8) Engineer It (Date: December 19, 2018) (Cost: Free) 
    (Grades: 5-12)

9) Angela Y. Davis and Ibram X. Kendi in Conversation
     (Date: January 10, 2019) (Cost: $29.00)

10) Put Me In Coach (A two session series)
    (Dates: January 23, 2019 and March 6, 2019)

11) California Cruz'n: Expanded Learning Site Coordinator 
    Symposium (Dates: February 8 and 9, 2019) (Cost: $100)
    (Location: Long Beach, CA)

12) Mayor Michael Tubbs in Conversation
       (Date: February 13, 2019) (Cost: $29.00)

Thanks again for all that you do in the field. Please keep us posted about STEM 
events / activities in your area. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Monica Gonzalez-Williams (SCOE: Region 3: After School Regional Lead):

Phil Romig (SCOE: Science Curriculum Specialist):

Mark Drewes (SCOE: Project Specialist II: Expanded Learning)

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