ARC/ORNL High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute

Dates: July 6-19, 2019

The ARC/ORNL Math-Science-Technology Summer Institute is a two week residential program that provides high school teachers and students in the Appalachian region the opportunity to partner with ORNL scientists on authentic research projects. Teachers develop methods to integrate current research into their classrooms.

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Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI)

Dates: July 20-August 2, 2019

JSTI is a two week residential program in Maryland for current high school teachers exposing them to scientific research through hands-on projects. This program enables educators to work with real-world scientists and increase student awareness of career opportunities in STEM-related fields.

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Teacher Professional Development Workshops

ORISE sponsors and provides FREE STEM-related professional development workshops for K-12 teachers during the month of June. 

Examples of past workshops:

  • Colorful and Sweet Chemistry
  • Engineering is Elementary
  • 3D Printing with Scratch Programming
  • Math, Movement, and the Common Core
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STEM Teacher Education Program (STEP)

JSTI STEP provides completely free professional development across the country for teachers at schools in need.

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Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI) STEM Club

The JSTI STEM Club is an initiative that aims to create and support high-quality STEM clubs in high-needs high schools. This initiative identifies groups of teachers who are committed to starting or expanding existing afterschool STEM clubs with the support of school administrators. 

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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend 11 months working in federal agencies or in U.S. Congressional offices, applying their extensive knowledge and classroom experiences to national education program and/or education policy efforts.

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K-12 STEM calendar

A number of opportunities are offered for teachers to participate in STEM programs that enhance classroom teaching. During the summer months, ORAU offers a variety of STEM education workshops to provide middle and high school educators the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that enhance their STEM curriculum.

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A researcher watches as four teachers work together on a STEM project during a summer research program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory