Big Idea #1 - Summer Science Institute

Southwest Montana School Services is hosting its first Summer Science Institute August 13-14, 2018 at the Willson School Building in Bozeman. Registration is open, and OPI renewal units are available. Graduate credits from UM-Western are also available. Visit SWMSS’ website for registration information and other details.

Big Idea #2 - NASA Opportunity in Seattle

The Northwest Earth and Space Science Pipeline (NESSP) is hosting a NESSP STEM Educator Summit in Seattle from July 10-14, 2018. The focus of the summit will be expanding NASA opportunities for underserved communities. The deadline to apply to attend the summit is May 31, 2018. Lodging and meals are provided at no cost to participants, and travel assistance is available. Visit the NESSP website for registration information and other details.

Big Idea #3 - The Benefits of Recess

Recess is often sacrificed to make room for more academics. The research says that’s a big mistake.  Watch this short video from Edutopia to learn more.  Edutopia has so many great resources!  Check out this playlist of 60-second strategies for more inspiration.


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