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The Success of a Turkish Expert Amgen Teach Teacher as a Teacher Trainer

On February 26th, 2019, an expert Amgen Teach teacher, Dilek Yıldırım, together with her team, carried out two inquiry-based implementations as a part of a series of workshops during a STEM training, conducted by the Research and Development Department of İzmir Provincial Directorate of National Education and Line Project. Read on to discover more about the workshops!

Nurturing Teachers and Giving Back in Puerto Rico


Héctor L Ayala-Del-Río recently received an unexpected thank you card: It was from a local high school science teacher, explaining that she was having a challenging time in her classroom, but how a recent event that Ayala-Del-Río and his team organized made all the difference. She had attended an Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) teacher appreciation event at the Caguas Science Center, and the act of being recognized “made her feel that everything was worth it and that she should keep going,” says Ayala-Del-Río of the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao.

Creating Strong Bridges to Biotech: Professional Development in Action


School is out for summer – or almost – for most high school students globally. But for some teachers, the learning is going to continue. Around the world, Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) sites are gearing up for their professional development institutes, or PDIs. These multi-day workshops train high school teachers in the ABE curriculum, directly giving them experience with the hands-on biotech labs they’ll run in their classrooms when school resumes in the fall.

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers


Digital device learning, often called 1-to-1 computing or a "smart classroom," is not some faraway abstraction or revolutionary concept in education. In fact, thanks to grants and state-subsidized funding, an increasing number of school districts nationwide are securing electronic devices such as personal computers, remote accessible software and even handheld tablets for their students from such electronic giants as Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo.

The Sea Change in Science Education: Corporate Stakeholders Step Up


by Pete Monfre and Maggie Bencivenga

Dr. Miya Bialik, looking bookish in her black rimmed glasses seems surprised by the question delving into her childhood school experience. “I was interested in science [as a kid] but didn’t think science was for me. It was very hard for me, and I thought because something was hard, then I wasn’t good at it.” Best known for her television roles as Blossom and as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’s Big Bang Theory, Bialik went on to earn a P.h.D. in Neuroscience in spite of her early experiences.

SSCS to Provide iPads to Students


by Patricia Nicosia

Sharon Springs Central School students will have a surprise awaiting them when they head back in September: IPad 3 computer tablets. 

Beginning with the seniors and then, by mid-month, moving on to Grades 7-11, all 150 middle school and high school students and their teachers will have the iPads and wireless internet connections, thanks to grants and other funding put together by SSCS Business Manager Tony DiPace. 

“Tony really took the lead on making this happen,” said Superintendent Pat Green. 

Greenville Middle School Gets $50k Grant From Verizon Foundation


by Matt Roush

GREENVILLE (WWJ) – Greenville Middle School has been selected as a Verizon Innovative Learning School and has received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to help ensure that more students learn the skills necessary for success in higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Sharon Springs Teachers Get Tablet Help

Grant helping to train educators on the use of iPads in the classroom

Sharon Springs Central School has taken to tablets, and thanks to a grant, teachers have some help with the transition.


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