Student Opportunities

Colorado Collaborative for Girls in STEM – Now Accepting Applications for Science Action Club Sites

Posted by on January 4, 2017 in Professional Development, STEM, Student Opportunities | Comments Off on Colorado Collaborative for Girls in STEM – Now Accepting Applications for Science Action Club Sites

With support from the California Academy of Sciences, CoCoSTEM is currently accepting applications for Science Action Club sites for spring 2017. Science Action Club (SAC) is a high impact STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time. Youth investigate their local environment and use citizen science to document discoveries, share data and design strategies to protect our planet.   Colorado sites participating in spring 2017 will receive the Birds in Your Schoolyard curriculum, including a materials kit valued at more than $500! This unit explores feathers, flight, and the...

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Colorado Digital Learning Solutions – Spring Registration is Now Open!

Posted by on December 18, 2016 in Online Learning, Professional Development, Student Opportunities | Comments Off on Colorado Digital Learning Solutions – Spring Registration is Now Open!

Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS) provides a wide variety of supplemental online courses for middle school and high school students in all performance ranges, from at-risk to advanced students. Our supplemental course model supports many different student use cases, including credit retrieval, advanced courses, curriculum enhancement and/or to resolve scheduling conflicts. Courses are rigorous, research-based and pedagogically sound. Courses are taught by highly-qualified state-certified teachers.  Courses can be accessed anywhere an internet connection is available, and can be...

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NCAR Explorer Series for 2017 – Check it Out!

Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Professional Development, Resources, Student Opportunities, Talk | Comments Off on NCAR Explorer Series for 2017 – Check it Out!

NCAR/UCAR with the NSF The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites you to join them for their Explorer Series. Get an inside look at the advances our scientists are making in areas of study that stretch from Earth’s oceans, forests, and cities up through the layers of the atmosphere to the scorching swirls of plasma on the Sun. Recommended ages 12+.  Also available are videos of the 2016 Explorer Series. For more information and a list of speakers and dates for the 2017 Explorer Series, please click here.  The series is free to all that attend, but seating is limited so get...

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Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS) Fall Semester Registration – Sign Up NOW!

Posted by on August 28, 2016 in Online Learning, Professional Development, Resources, Student Opportunities | Comments Off on Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS) Fall Semester Registration – Sign Up NOW!

Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS) is the state-supported supplemental online program that provides Colorado districts access to high quality online courses that supplement their existing course offerings in a 21st century learning environment. CDLS courses are affordable, high-quality, and standards-based. Students can use them for credit retrieval, advanced courses, curriculum enhancement and/or to resolve scheduling conflicts. CDLS can supplement your local middle school and high school curriculum with a wide variety of courses designed for students in all performance ranges, from...

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Common Sense Media: “9 Online Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) While School’s Out”

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Professional Development, Resources, Student Opportunities, Summer Camps, Summer Courses | Comments Off on Common Sense Media: “9 Online Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) While School’s Out”

This is a partial reprint of an article written by Caroline Knorr for Common Sense Media, Senior Parenting Editor Start with a Book:  Free; age 6 and up – In addition to a summer science camp, this site offers a long list of themes, such Art, Night Sky, and Weather Report, for kids to explore.  For each theme, you get a Reading Adventure Pack, which includes book suggestions (for all reading levels), parent information, and outdoor activities based on the theme.  You will need to shell out for books if you cannot find them at the library. Camp Google:  Free, but materials cost extra;...

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Online Student Technology Conference 2016 -Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9 Am to 9 Pm EST

Posted by on December 17, 2015 in Professional Development, Resources, Student Opportunities, Workshop | Comments Off on Online Student Technology Conference 2016 -Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9 Am to 9 Pm EST

The second annual Student Technology Conference, a free one-day online event bringing together students, educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9 Am to 9 Pm EST. We invite all to attend! The Student Technology Conference provides an international forum for the presentation, discussion and sharing of educational technology in schools and other academic settings. This conference, by students in grades 6-12 as well as colleges and universities and for all, is committed to: Fostering a better understanding of how students use technology in...

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