Classroom Innovations PLC Initiative
The Classroom Innovations protocol is designed to engage teachers in professional learning communities (PLCs) working to implement the NM STEM Ready! Science Standards, one innovation at a time. This PLC model will meet the unique needs of the school community offering a flexible approach that allows PLCs to choose the path of the learning based on the collective needs of the school community. Innovations include:
School teams are invited to apply by March 8, 2021. If you have further questions, please reach out to Christy Krenek, Science Specialist, at Christy.Krenek@state.nm.us.
OpenSciEd Middle School Expansion
The Math and Science Bureau is partnering with districts interested in a three-year initiative to implement the OpenSciEd middle school science curriculum. Districts will receive on-going implementation support for their science leaders supporting school sites and costs-share to offset training and materials (kit and lab equipment) costs.\
Join us for one of two informational webinars to learn more about this initiative.
MSB Office Hours
Join us for this month’s office hours, hearing from the MSB on our newest Canvas course: The 5 Classroom Routines–OpenSciEd Approach to Coherent Science Instruction. Get an overview of the course and instructional routines that provide equitable student engagement opportunities to meet all of your student's needs. Our next session is tomorrow, February 24.
Next month, hear from the MSB on a hot trending topic: Data Science. Data is everywhere, and as citizens of a technological future, New Mexico students need the ability to understand, work with and use data. Join us for an overview of Data Science and how to incorporate data-related ideas into your instruction, and share your experiences supporting students in working with data.
Register for the MSB Office Hours on our Reentry Guidance and Professional Learning Page.
PAEMST 2020–2021 Awards: Nominations Close March 1st!
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching.
Anyone—principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate exceptional STEM teachers who are currently teaching grades 7–12 for the 2020–2021 award year. Teachers may also apply directly at www.paemst.org.
The nomination deadline is March 1, 2021, and the application deadline is April 1, 2021, for secondary teachers (grades 7–12). Elementary teachers (grades K–6) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle. For additional information please reach out to Shafiq Chaudhary for Mathematics at firstname.lastname@example.org and Christy Krenek for Science at email@example.com
PAEMST Office Hours
The state coordinators will be holding weekly office hours every Tuesday from 4:00–5:00pm until March 16th to support applicants on completing the PAEMST application. For additional information please reach out to Shafiq Chaudhary for Mathematics at firstname.lastname@example.org and Christy Krenek for Science at email@example.com
Register for the PAEMST Office Hours on our PAEMST webpage.
Apply for the Math and Science Advisory Council:
Looking for Science Teachers!
We hope you will consider applying for membership on the Math and Science Advisory Council (MSAC). The MSAC’s composition includes four members from public schools, three members from post-secondary education, four members from the private sector and one member representing the NM Partnership for Math and Science Education. Currently, the council is actively recruiting members from public schools, particularly science educators, and post-secondary education. Membership applications are accepted on an on-going basis.
More information and the application is on the MSAC webpage.
Contributors include the Northern NM STEAM Team, local educators, & advocates