Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Quick - I just found out about this and the pre-registration date is 2/23!

Part art show/part science project, the Inspiration to Innovation (i2i) Challenge is a fun way for students to explore nature and investigate STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, art and math) while inspiring creative thinking.

Pre-Registration Deadline extended to February 23!


For Educators: The STEM + Art = STE(A)M—Inspiration to Innovation (i2i) Challenge was developed to give students the opportunity to further their understanding of how STEM subjects and art relate, and the importance of that symbiosis. The i2i Challenge provides educators with community support and a framework to encourage creativity through imagination and incorporate STEM subjects.

For Students: STEM + Art = STE(A)M—Inspiration to Innovation (i2i) Challenge allows students to explore the integration of art concepts and STEM subjects. The i2i Challenge provides students with a supported framework for discussion of STEM subjects. Students’ observations and classroom discussions serve as the foundation for the students’ exploration of the relation between art and STEM and the impact they have on each other.

This exploration will lead students to a better understanding of the symbiotic relationship between art and STEM and encourage them to use their imagination and knowledge to further develop those concepts in new and creative ways.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.tmsc.org/i2i

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The SERC Library 

will be 
on Friday, February 10th.  The Library will re-open on Tuesday, February 14th at 8:30 am.  Resources due on Friday will be due on Tuesday and we will hold all reserves for one more day.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Connecticut's Chuckles VIII
Connecticut's Chuckles VIII and Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil are opposites in their predictions for spring and winter, HOWEVER ----- they both have seen the new ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Collections ready to circulate out of the SERC Library and both agree that the new collections are exciting!
Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil

Click here to get to the SERC Library catalog and use the keywords 'assistive technology' filter by location/collection to see the new AT2 collection results that are low- and mid-tech resources and the AT3 collection results that are the high-tech pre-loaded iPads and Chromebooks (special loan and borrowing terms are in place for the iPads and Chromebooks which can only be borrowed one at a time and only for a two (2) week loan period and patrons have to sign a borrower's agreement).

Monday, January 30, 2017

Click HERE to register for Math for Everyone:  Strengthening Tier 1 Instruction at the Secondary Level - April 26, 2017 - Radisson Hotel, Cromwell, CT - Keynote speaker - Max Ray-Riek

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Check out these activities and resources from SHAPE for February Heart Month!

February: You Gotta Have Heart

Now's the time to help your students — and entire school — get heart-healthy!
With new resources from SHAPE America, it's easier than ever and your efforts will also be supporting 50 Million Strong by 2029, SHAPE America's commitment to empower students to live healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.

Build a Heart-Healthy School
Build a heart-healthy school Check out these brand-new resources to help get your students moving and making heart-health a priority this year: 
  • February's heart-focused physical activity and "10 at a Time" calendars;
  • Standards-based, heart-themed activities that align with the "Zoo Crew" animals' signature messages;
  • Templates and other resources to help you advocate for — and develop — a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan.

Plan a JRFH/HFH Event
Plan a JRFH/HFH Event Whether you have just started thinking about holding a JRFH/HFH event or your event is days away, you can find tips and resources to enhance the experience for you and your students.
Follow these 6 steps for guidance on getting top-level support, raising funds online, and more.

Help Your Heart Month Event ROAR

Share the Love Celebrate your school's commitment to heart-health and inspire others at #SHAPEHeartMonth! Here are three easy ways to share the love:
1. Download free Heart Month calendars
2. Post fun photos and videos
3. Share the "Heart Champion" badge

Learn More

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The SERC Library is CLOSED today, Tuesday, January 24th!  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 25th at 10:30 am.  Resources due today will be due tomorrow and we will hold all reserves for one more day.