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Idaho Community STEM Grants Portal:

Using the links listed below, educators can apply for funding opportunities that are administered by the Idaho STEM Action Center

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Eligibility: Informal and Formal K-12 educators

This 3-day workshop will build teachers’ understanding of the essential features of inquiry, misconceptions about inquiry and the instructional focus on process skills that support implementation of Idaho science standards. ASSET will also help educators learn how to better integrate English language arts, history, and social studies into their science learning activities, making science more meaningful to the students. Lewiston workshop May 18-20; Boise workshop June 15-17.

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Application Opening: March 7, 2017; Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2017.

Eligibility: Informal and Formal Science educators who impact teachers of students grades 5-9

Are you passionate about advancing 5–9 science in your region? Do you want to help support teachers and transform education to increase student engagement and boost achievement? If so, we invite you to join the Idaho Leadership Cadre with the STEM Action Center and WestEd’s Making Sense of SCIENCE. Together we will help teachers transition to inspired and rigorous science learning, while increasing their integration of mathematics and literacy in the classroom. Five day training scheduled July 31-August 4 in Boise.

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Application Opening: March 3, 2017; Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2017.

Eligibility: Formal public educators who impact students in grades 3-12.

Educurious three day professional development training will provide educators with strategies to effectively integrate 21st-century skills into science teaching. The program will guide public educators to support students to work collaboratively, persist in their endeavors, communicate well, and integrate subject knowledge into creating solutions for authentic problems — all skills required in STEM fields.  Boise (Elementary Track): Fort Boise Middle School, June 12-14; Boise (Middle/HS Track): Fort Boise Middle School, June 12-14; Coeur d'Alene: Venue TBA, June 19-21; Twin Falls: Venue TBA, July 31-August 2; Pocatello: Venue TBA, August 14-16

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Application Opening March 7, 2017; Deadline to Apply April 7, 2017

Eligibility: Formal public Math or electives (robotics, computer science, technology) educators who impact students in grades 6-12. Educators must be a teaching team or duo from each school.

C-STEM Center professional development training aims to transform computing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in both formal and informal education settings. C-STEM will work with public middle and high school educators to integrate computer programming and robotics into STEM subjects through hands-on, personalized, and collaborative learning strategies in a one week C-STEM Institute teacher training in Boise on July 17-21, 2017.

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Application Opening March 7, 2017; Deadline to Apply April 7, 2017.

The AP Calculus AB course covers topics in areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. You’ll learn how to approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and how to make connections among these representations. You will learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions.

8th-12th grade educators interested in teaching AP Calculus. *Limited spots available.*

Application Opening March 7, 2017; Deadline to Apply April 7, 2017

Eligibility: All formal public high school educators.

AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles will give students the opportunity to use technology to address real-world problems and build relevant solutions. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science. To learn more about the AP course click here.

Application Opening March 7, 2017; Deadline to Apply April 7, 2017

Are you interested in integrating Drones into your educational setting? Then this is the opportunity for you! The Discover Drone Education package provides students with a highly effective educational pedagogy that delivers distinct student experiences.  Both formal and informal learning environments provide a great platform for Drone Education. This includes public schools, afterschool programs, libraries and other educational organizations. Each Discover Drones kit is designed to support groups of up to 25 students and includes licenses, software and controllers sufficient to support this number. Two-day workshop scheduled in Boise June 13-14.

Application Opening: March 10, 2017; Deadline to Apply: April 16, 2017.

The STEM Action Center has funding available for students and student teams qualifying for state and national STEM competitions. Up to $2,500 per team is available to help with the costs of travel associated with these competitions. More details are available in our Community Grants Portal.

We’re excited to announce that applications for’s Professional Learning Program for CS Principles (HS) and CS Discoveries (MS) are now open. If your school plans to offer these courses in 2017-18, please encourage interested teachers to apply today!’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long professional learning program for middle and high school educators who are interested in teaching’s CS Discoveries (middle school) or CS Principles (high school) courses. These programs are designed to prepare educators to provide high quality instruction based on the curriculum, tools and approach to students in their classrooms.

Teachers who apply and are accepted to the program commit to:

  • Attending the five-day, in-person summer workshop (CSD will be in Phoenix July 16 -21 and CSP will be in Boise June 19 - 23)
  • Attending four local one-day, in-person workshops throughout the school year (normally on Saturdays)
  • Engaging in 20 hours of on-line PD
  • Teaching the course during the 2017-18 school year
  • Supporting the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population

Applications close on March 17, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information and to apply, visit the CS Discoveries and CS Principles pages.

Eligibility: Public Formal high school educators

The Idaho STEM Action Center is proud to announce our partnership with University of Idaho Computer Science Department to bring educators Dual Credit CS 112 professional development workshop. High school teachers interested in teaching CS 112 Computational as a Dual Credit course through University of Idaho are encouraged to apply. This workshop is designed to provide discipline-specific training and orientation that includes the course curriculum, assessment criteria, pedagogy, course philosophy and administrative responsibilities as a dual credit teacher. Dual credit CS 112 is a yearlong course that meets Idaho’s graduation requirement for senior math. To register click here.

*Additional Stipend available through the Idaho STEM Action Center this summer.

Deadline May, 2017

The Idaho STEM Action Center is very excited to announce our partnership with Raspberry Pi Foundation to bring a two-day hands-on course in digital making. Boise was selected to be one of four national training sites. The Picademy professional development training will teach educators how to use maker-friendly technology and cover a range of ways to use hardware such as Raspberry Pi in classrooms. Upon completion, attendees will become Raspberry Pi Certified Educators and join a network of Picademy graduates around the world. No experience with technology is required.

Applications close on June 16, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information and to apply, click here.

i-STEM is a coordinated effort by the State Department of Education, Idaho Professional-Technical Education, educators, businesses, and industry to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Please note the following dates and locations: College of Southern Idaho June 26-29, College of Western Idaho June 27-30, Eastern Idaho Technical College June 26-29, Idaho State University June 20-23, Lewis-Clark State College June 19-22, North Idaho College June 19-22.

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Awards will be announced on March 27, 2017.

About This Grant:

The Family STEM Awareness Event Grant is designed to support a publicly-funded organization wishing to host a STEM event for families in their community. The event needs to target not only students, but also their parents/guardians, industry, and the community at large. The event could focus specifically on math or science or be in celebration of STEM in general. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to those organizations selected.

Grant Process Dates:

  • Applications will be reviewed after the closing date of February 12, 2017, midnight MT.
  • Awards will be announced on March 7th and applicants will receive their award within approximately 2 weeks of submitted agreement.
  • The event must be completed by November 18, 2017 and final reports will be due to the STEM Action Center by December 30, 2017.

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More information coming soon!

BOISE, Idaho (Jan. 11, 2017) — The Idaho STEM Action Center just awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in PK12 grants to education professionals and organizations throughout the state. The grants provide recipients – such as kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, libraries, and out-of-school organizations – with up to $2,500 each to fund innovative science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer-science projects. Read More Here

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
  • Date: February 11, 2017
  • Time: 9:30am-5:30pm (lunch will be provided)
  • Location: Pocatello, ID (TBD)

The Idaho STEM Action Center and Oracle Academy are pleased to offer a free Alice workshop to K-12 public school educators who are currently teaching and are interested in introducing computer science concepts to their students.
This workshop is designed for educators with little or no programming experience. It teaches basic Java programming concepts through developing 3-D Animations in Alice 3.1. Educators will create animated stories and games using objects and characters from a rich gallery of 3-D models. Educators will also receive the workshop curriculum and ongoing support to use in their classroom.
Space is limited; for more information or to apply, visit our Community Grants Portal now. If you are accepted for this course, you will be given instruction on how to register for the Oracle Academy and to enroll in training.