Vol. 9 No. 9 - September 14, 2023
We hope you had a great summer! Back to school means new friends, new adventures and, best of all, NEW X-STEM All Access episodes! ALL NEW X-STEM All Access episodes will be released starting on September 19th and will feature topics like meteorology, space, aerospace, and more! Sign up with the link below so you don't miss out on these inspirational episodes.
Each episode has a companion NGSS and CASEL aligned lesson plan. Check out our current X-STEM All Access videos on-demand here!
A New Resource For Lesson Plans
We are excited to announce our ALL NEW Lesson Plan Library! It is now easier than ever to access our NGSS and CASEL aligned lesson plans designed for middle and high school classrooms. Click here to navigate the library, browse by STEM field, search by NGSS performance expectation or scientific domain, and more! Each lesson is compatible with an X-STEM All Access episode featuring an inspiring STEM role model. You can still access the full lineup of X-STEM All Access episodes on demand here.
STEM Content For Students!
Calling all middle school girls in Northern Virginia! Get ready to ENGAGE, CONNECT, and ACTIVATE!
AWS InCommunities is excited to announce AWS Girls’ Tech Day 2023!
Join AWS on Saturday, September 30th at the Hylton Performance Arts Center in Manassas, VA from 8:30AM – 2:00PM. There will be a variety of interactive activities and speaking sessions throughout the day, led by dynamic STEM professionals. This is a great opportunity for girls to explore their interests in STEAM in a fun and creative environment.
We invite you, your organization/school, and your network to register now at girlstechdayva.splashthat.com.
Seats are limited, and registration closes on Monday, September 25!
Air Force Recruiting Service’s digital experience – Command the Stack – is an AR tactical flight game. Simulating the real-life Air Force mission tactic known as “The Stack,” players can work together in different roles to tackle several missions and unlock new objectives and aircraft in the process. The game reflects the Air Force’s commitment to embracing future-forward technology, such as augmented reality, while entertaining and educating the next generation of airmen.
“Command the Stack” is available for free download here!
STEM Content For Educators!
Join PocketLab for Another Unconference!
Join PocketLab for a full-day of virtual professional development broadcast live from the EdGames Expo in Washington D.C., a dynamic showcase of cutting-edge educational technology and captivating games.
Speakers will include renowned developers and STEM education experts who will share their incredible classroom technologies and how they use art and design in creating them. Discover how to leverage the immersive nature of games to foster a deep understanding of scientific principles and learn how to successfully incorporate new technology into the classroom to teach students the 21st -century skills they need to succeed.
Whether you're a seasoned science teacher seeking to revitalize your instructional approach or an aspiring educator eager to explore the frontiers of educational technology, this event is tailor-made for you.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your horizons, connect with fellow educators, and gain invaluable insights into the ever-evolving world of ed tech and games.
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