Weekly STEM Newsletters 2012-2013

August 24, 2012 (aug_24_2012.pdf, 948.0 kb, 08-27-2012)
Welcome back edition! Newsletter includes weeks 3 and 4 resources, teacher spotlight, summer professional development, and 2011-2012 Assessment Data

September 7, 2012 (sept_7_2012.pdf, 937.0 kb, 09-07-2012)
This edition of the newsletter includes the following: Competition to win technology, WHHES STEM Grant Congratulations, Teacher Spotlight: Kristen Schillo, follow RCSSTEM on twitter, sample math block lesson plan, Family STEM night planning in progress, MTSU Professional and Student Video links, resources for weeks 5 and 6, STEM resource, and CRA sample item

September 21, 2012 Newsletter (sept_21_2012.pdf, 975.0 kb, 09-21-2012)
This edition includes information about a competition to win a classroom makeover, eCybermission STEM Competition, Teacher Spotlight, Adventure Science Center Teachers' Night Out, Math Game Swap Meeting, Get the Math resource, and resources for weeks 7 and 8 of the school year.

October 12, 2012 Newsletter (oct_12_2012.pdf, 838.0 kb, 10-30-2012)
This edition includes the following topics: Earth Science Week, CRA Information, Teacher Spotlight, Election Math, Resources for weeks 9 & 10, Math CRA tasks, and STEM contest information

October 26, 2012 (oct_26_2012.pdf, 896.0 kb, 10-30-2012)
This edition includes: 2013 Robertson County Science and Engineering Fair Information, Teacher Highlights (WHHS STEM Teachers), Online math contests, GAME Design Tool Kit, Resources for weeks 11 & 12, CRA scoring guides, STEM Engineering Girl website and essay contest

November 30, 2012 Newsletter (nov_30__2012.pdf, 1222.0 kb, 12-03-2012)
This edition includes: report from Nov 6th PD day, Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Tim Shelby, asking good questions and promoting discourse in the classroom, providing students with constructive feedback, MathAlive! exhibition, details on how to win a science assembly at your school, resources for weeks 15 & 16, Smarter Balanced Assessment item prototypes, Real World Math Videos

January 18, 2013 (jan_18__2013.pdf, 923.0 kb, 01-18-2013)
This edition of the newsletter includes the following: DuPont Science Essay Challenge, Teacher Spotlight: 8th grade math teachers of SMS, St. Jude's Mathathon, Seimens' Change the World Contest, Seimens' STEM PD Opportunities, Resources for weeks 19 & 20 of the pacing guides, IMPORTANT CRA Phase 2 Changes, and STEM Blog resource

February 1, 2013 (feb_1__2013.pdf, 1066.0 kb, 02-04-2013)
This edition of the STEM newsletter includes the following: New STEM Hub and School in West TN opens, PARCC Assessment Calculator Policy, Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Caitlin Bullard at CMS, information about Engineer Week, MoMath Museum of Math, NSTA Outstanding Books List, Problem-Attic resource for creating quizzes, etc with a large test bank of items, Weeks 21 & 22 Resources for Math and Science, Common Core Resource with videos, STEM resource for the state of TN

March 22, 2013 (mar_22__2013.pdf, 1286.0 kb, 03-22-2013)
This edition include a tribute to the life of one our STEM teachers, Mrs. Donna Burney, information about the Doodle for Google contest, teacher in the spotlight: Mrs. Crystal Wix, Science and Engineering Fair report, National Engineering Week report, TCAP prep materials and countdown information, Flocabulary resource, new CRA tasks online at TNCore, Project Based Learning lesson design process and resources for weeks 27 and 28 in pacing guide.

April 19, 2013 (april_19__2013.pdf, 1245.0 kb, 04-22-2013)
This edition of the newsletter contains: TCAP Week Information, Launch of Middle TN STEM Innovation Hub website, Teacher Spotlight: GES, WES, and GMS STEM Teachers, Greenbrier Cluster Family STEM Night, WHHES Science Olympiad, Kakooma Contest (Grades 6-8), STEM Mini-grants from GRITS, CRA #3 Samples for classroom use, STEM poster challenge and award, and STAR Math #3 information.

May 6, 2013 (may_6__2013.pdf, 815.0 kb, 05-06-2013)
This is a special teacher appreciation edition of the STEM Newsletter that includes various discounts and treats for teachers as a token of thanks!