nuSTEM Newsletter 15 (8/14 – 8/21) – Information Technology

Welcome to Newsletter 15!
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In our newsletter you will be introduced to a STEM topic and find a related-activity to work on during the week (please share your results with us!), as well as extensions to additional learning or games related to the field. In addition, you will find a Northeastern connection – something Northeastern is doing related to that field. This week’s topic: Information Technology (IT). For a list of prior blog posts, see the blog index.

Resource Highlight
At Northeastern, you can learn IT in multiple ways. As an undergraduate student, you can get a Bachelor’s (BS) through Northeastern’s Lowell Institute School / College of Professional Studies (CPS). As a graduate/Master’s student, you can get a Master’s (MPS) in Informatics through CPS, or a Master’s (MS) in Information Systems through the College of Engineering. As a PhD student, you can get a PhD in Network Science through CPS, or a PhD in Cybersecurity through CoE. Also, please click here for a helpful video for how you can get started with a career in Information Technology.

Web Resources for K-12 Teachers

In addition to the resource highlight above, which is tied directly to the Newsletter topic, this week we will be linking resources for K-12 Science Teachers, from the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA).

“Are you a K-12 school teacher working to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the Science and Engineering Practices from A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? Register to participate in the Science and Engineering Practices: Professional Book Study, taking place in September-October, 2020!” This online book club (9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6) is designed to help teachers navigate and make sense of the NGSS. Part of addressing the NGSS is finding/creating/using high-quality science materials; this page can help you find these materials.

In September (9/3, 9/10, 9/17, and 9/24), NSTA will host four seminars on Distance Learning Strategies for Student Sensemaking. The August edition of NSTA’s NextGenNavigator (monthly e-newsletter) gave a look at sensemaking in the science classroom, sharing stories from three teachers’ successes and struggles as they guided student sensemaking using new platforms and applications.

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