At the Science Blogging Conference, I picked up a bookmark from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center. The SMT Center’s website is very, very cool. If you are a K-12 teacher, or if you run an outreach program, or if you are a scientist looking to collaborate with a K-12 teacher or someone who runs an outreach program, then you might want to visit this site. They have some nifty resources and lots of good links, including some links to funding sources. This site is especially helpful, of course, if you live in North Carolina, but even if you don’t live in North Carolina I think you would find some valuable information here. It’s a beautifully put-together site. The SMT Center was started with funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and it is basically an investment in North Carolina’s future, linking scientists with teachers for the goal of improving K-12 science and math education. They are very conscious that all they do needs to take into account the No Child Left Behind requirements that hang over every teacher and every school district in the U.S. So go forth and enjoy. I hope you’ll find some good ideas and inspiration there!
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