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12/2012 DVR Digest 3(5)

Improve Math Skills

Des Plaines Valley Region EFE 030 Volume 3 Issue 5
December 2012
DVR DIGEST

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: IMPROVE MATH SKILLS WITHOUT
REQUIRING FOUR YEARS OF MATH

STEM Resources to Help 2
Girls

Albert Einstein Distinguished 3
Educator Fellowship

3

Illinois Girls Collaborative 4
Mini-grants for Girls in
STEM Programs

Credits:

Thanks to:

NSERVE

National Institute for Women in SAVE THE DATE!
Trades, Technology and Science
http://www.iwitts.org/store/edu ACTE Career Tech Vision Conference
The ACTE Career Tech Vision Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, Novem-
cator-resources/stem- ber 29-December 1, 2012. This is the first year for Career Tech Vision – you will
not want to miss it!
resources
IACTE Conference
Illinois Shared Learning Environ- The IACTE Conference will be held February 21-22, 2013. The Conference will be
ment held at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL. Plan now to attend!

http://www.illinoisworknet.com/
vos_portal/STEM/en/News/Dis
playNews.htm?id=32031d9e-

a4f4-46e1-906b-d0caf244b005

Illinois Girls’ Collaborative Pro-
ject
http://www.ngcproject.org/mini-

grants

The Des Plaines Valley Region and its
member schools are equal opportunity
institutions and do not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, age,

national origin or disabilities.

Page 2 Volume 3 Issue 5

STEM RESOURCES FOR INSTRUCTORS
TO HELP GIRLS

Get instant access to online role model resources that will help
women and girls see themselves in all career pathways

When you download the bibliography, you'll find hotlinks to everything from role model
videos to sample curriculums, summer programs, mentoring opportunities, and web-
sites that teach programming in a female-friendly way. Don't miss this; it will save you
many hours of researching this yourself.

Download the bibliography http://www.iwitts.org/store/educator-resources/stem-
resources for instant access to these resources.

The bibliography includes links to:
Free videos with female role models in engineering and technology careers
Online resources for finding female role models and e-mentors
Sample curriculum and tools for teaching to female learning styles
Websites designed for girls and women interested in STEM
Out-of-school and summer programs for girls in STEM
Online communities for girls, women and educators in STEM Sample en-
try: Each entry in the bibliography includes a link to the online resource, a
quick summary of what you'll find if you follow the link, and helpful catego-
ries such as school level, program area, and audience.

Bibliography Table of Contents:

I. Engaging women and girls in STEM education
a. Recruitment and outreach collateral & posters
b. Websites to share with female students and the parents of girls
c. Retention resources for educators teaching women and girls
d. General tools and retention resources for STEM educators

II. Finding female role models in trades, technology & science
a. Women's national and state associations
b. Videos of female role models

III. Social media online communities
a. Online communities for women
b. Online communities for girls
c. Online communities for educators

IV. Out-of-School and summer STEM programs for girls

V. Career support for women in trades, technology & science
a. Websites with career information for women
b. Education, labor market, and salary statistics

DVR Digest Page 3

Apply Now for the 2013-14 Albert Einstein
Distinguished Educator Fellowship

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is now accepting “Day by day, what you
applications for the 2013-2014 Fellowship Year. The Einstein Fellowship Program choose, what you think,
is available to current K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and what you do is who
(STEM) educators with a demonstrated excellence in teaching and leadership. you become.”

Selected teachers spend 11 months in Washington, D.C., sharing their expertise Heraclitus
with STEM program directors or policy makers. Einstein Fellows may serve in a Con-
gressional office or in one of several government agencies such as the Department “One must learn by doing
of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and the thing, for though you
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), or the National Aeronautics and Space Admini- think you know it, you
stration (NASA). Fellows receive a monthly stipend and an allowance for profes- have no certainty until you
sional travel and relocation. The fellowship year begins in late August 2013. try.”

The goal of the Einstein Fellowship Program is to provide an opportunity for teach- Sophocles
ers to inform national policy and improve communication between the K-12 STEM
education community and national leaders. The Einstein Fellowship Program was
created in 1990 with support from the MacArthur Foundation; the 1994 Albert Ein-
stein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act gave the DOE federal responsibility for
the Program. The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education adminis-
ters the Program for the DOE Office of Science’s in partnership with the other par-
ticipating federal agencies.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be currently employed full time in a public or pri-
vate elementary or secondary school or school district, and must have been teach-
ing in one or more STEM fields full time in a public or private elementary or secon-
dary school for at least five of the last seven years.

For more information about the program and to learn how to apply, visit
www.einsteinfellows.org. Applications for the 2013-14 Fellowship program are due
by 11:00 pm (EST) December 5, 2012.

Illinois Shared Learning Environment Focus
Groups

There are opportunities now to provide feedback through regional focus groups and online sur-
veys for design of a new statewide technology infrastructure known as the Illinois Shared Learn-

ing Environment (ISLE). In the near future, this infrastructure will provide capacity for statewide
student-level data and for a variety of technologies and applications (apps) to support academic
education, career and technical education, and workforce development programs. It will ad-
vance the personalization of learning and empower education and workforce users to manage

their academic and career pathways. The focus groups and surveys are for educators, stu-
dents, parents, workforce partners, employers, industry and STEM learning partners, and other
organizations throughout the state of Illinois. Participate now with these options: Complete an
online survey. You do not have to participate with a focus group to complete a survey and qual-
ify for a drawing for an electronic book reader or a flash drive. The survey is available October

15, 2012 through November 16, 2012. Participate with a focus group location near you. The
focus groups will be highly engaging and interactive, include lunch, and provide CPDUs and sub-
stitute teacher reimbursement. The focus groups begin October 19, 2012 and end November

13, 2012. http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/STEM/en/Resources/ISLEFocusGroup/

Anne J. Cothran, Ed.D. Partners in Education and Lifelong Learning
Director

Des Plaines Valley Region
EFE 030

c/o Triton College M Building, M100
2000 N. Fifth Ave.
River Grove, Illinois 60171

DVR Member Districts & MINI GRANTS FOR GIRLS IN STEM
Board of Directors PROGRAMS

Dr. Kevin Anderson Did you register your non-trad program in the NGCP Program Directory?
Superintendent Illinois mini grants 2012-2013 are now open to all programs registered in the
Elmwood Park District 401 NGCP PROGRAM DIRECTORY
http://stage.ngcp.affinitybridge.com/collaborative/illinois-girls-collaborative-
Dr. Kathryn Robbins project/programs .
Superintendent Programs must be listed in the directory PRIOR to completing mini grant application.
Leyden HS District 212 Mini grant applications must identify a lead program, include project description,
contact info, list the role and contributions of each collaborating partner,
Dr. Steven Isoye goals/objectives, design plans, activities/methods, population served, evaluation
Superintendent assessment activities and budget. You may view a SAMPLE APPLICATION HERE.
Oak Park & River Forest HS http://www.ngcproject.org/sites/default/files/samplemg_application.pdf
District 200
Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathe-
Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart matics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and over-
Superintendent laps in service, and share exemplary practices. Mini-grants are a small amount of
Proviso Twp. HS District seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-
209 grant award is $1000.

Dr. Robert Lupo Numerous organizations provide valuable but uncoordinated activities and support
Superintendent services related to motivating and supporting girls' interest in STEM careers. These
Ridgewood HS District 234 mini-grants are designed to build collaboration between existing programs and or-
ganizations in order to encourage girls to pursue STEM-related educational pro-
Dr. Kevin Skinkis grams and careers. Preference is given to mini-grant projects that are innovative
Superintendent and and involve a collaboration between two programs or organizations that have not
FY13 DVR Board President collaborated together previously.
Riverside-Brookfield HS
District 208 Important dates in 2012:
Applications Open: October 15th
Dr. Patricia Granados Applications Close: November 15th
President Decisions: December 21st
Triton College Implementation: Spring 2013

To apply for mini grants go to: http://www.ngcproject.org/mini-grants


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