South Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Working to
Improve Mathematics Education for All Students
NASA 2019 Liftoff Summer Institute June 23-28, 2019 (info)
intended to share information regarding professional development opportunities for
Workshops for Educators
Please note that the two NASA grant awards described below are now open for applications. The first (the Kelly Lane Earth & Space Science Grant) is limited to school teachers only, whereas the second (the Dan Swets Robotics Materials Award) is open to both school teachers and informal educators. Winners will be announced at the February 7-9, 2019 joint conference of the SD Science and Math Teachers in Huron, SD. If you have any questions, please let me know.
· Kelly Lane Earth and Space Science Grant ($5,000):
For SD science and math teachers only - Science and math teachers at public, private, or tribal schools in South Dakota may now apply for the 13th annual (2019) “Kelly Lane Earth and Space Science Grant” provided by the NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium. This $5,000 grant is awarded annually to a select science or math teacher of U.S. citizenship in South Dakota. The award seeks to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the state through the support of innovative programs in pre-college education. The application announcement for the 2019 grant is available at the following website. Preference will be given to applications focusing on topics pertaining to space science, earth science, and/or the use of geospatial technology, and to applicants who have not won this award in the past 12 years. Applications must be received by January 10, 2019.
· Daniel Swets Robotics Materials Award ($9,000) - NASA South Dakota Space Grant:
For SD science and math teachers and informal educators - The NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium invites applications for the 2019 “Daniel Swets Robotics Materials Award”. We anticipate providing $9,000 in award funding under this call-for-applications. This funding is open to South Dakota teachers and informal educators of U.S. citizenship who either have: A) taken robotics training or plan to take robotics training and want to begin new robotics programs and teams, or B) have sustained robotics programs/curriculum in their classrooms or at their schools that are in need of additional support due to growth in the number of student participants or aging robotics materials. Preference will be given to: 1) applications that would start new robotics programs and teams (e.g., at a school that didn’t have one before), as opposed to augmenting existing robotics programs, 2) robotics programs at the Middle School level, and 3) applications from teachers/educators who have not won any prior robotics or other teacher awards provided by SD Space Grant in the past 13 years. The 2019 Application and Instructions are downloadable at the following website. Applications must be received by January 10, 2019.
Thomas V. Durkin, CPG
South Dakota Space Grant Consortium
SD School of Mines & Technology
Phone: (605) 394-1975
Marian Fillbrandt SDCTM/SDSTA
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