Big Idea #1 - NOAA Climate Stewards Project

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting application for their 2017 Climate Stewards project. The Climate Stewards project works with educators and their students to develop and execute climate science projects that take actions to reduce the impacts of climate change. The deadline to apply to participate in the project is November 20, 2016. Visit their website for more details and application information.

Big Idea #2 - Makerspaces

Makerspaces and maker education are a hot topic in STEM education. Read the article to learn how to get started with a makerspace in a school budget friendly way.

Watch this March 2016 Digital Blast with Colet Bartow on Makerspaces in Montana.

Big Idea #3 - Graphic Novels in the classroom

Graphic novels are a form of literature that has become popular in recent years. Read the article to learn more about how graphic novels are being used in the classroom.

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