Monday, August 31, 2015

STEM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities--October 9th




Connect your students with role models who have disabilities and are thriving in their STEM careers. The STEM Career Showcase for Students With Disabilities will leave attendees with the inspiration to pursue STEM careers and some practical ideas for doing so.

STEM Career Showcase
Friday, October 9, 2015
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

A panel of role models will talk about:
  • The evolving landscape of STEM fields.
  • Overcoming the stigma associated with disabilities.
  • Learning the skills required for a successful academic and professional career.
Attendees will also have the chance to speak one-to-one with various STEM organizations about ways to gain experience in the field.

Registration is open now until October 2. Transportation grants are available through an application process.  

Click on the link below for more information: 

http://naturalsciences.org/calendar/event/stem-career-showcase/ 

Friday, August 7, 2015

theFamilyDinnerProject.org--Great website full of ideas for your family!

Right now, we are in love with a website.  The Family Dinner Project (theFamilyDinnerProject.org) has a website that is focused on  helping  you get the most out of dinnertime.  Recipes, dinner activities and loads of conversation starters are all well organized on the site.  The project is a nonprofit based on research that shows family dinners result in postitive outcomes for kids and families--great for our health, spirit, and brains!

You can also sign up for their free online dinner program with email reminders, recipes and more to kickstart 4 weeks to better family dinners.  Try it as part of your back-to-school family organizing.  This works for families with young children and families with teens too.

http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/4week-program/

We particularly love the conversation starters, which give you lots of interesting questions to answer as a family that are organized by age, from age 2 to 18 years and beyond.  We printed the ones for our children's age group, cut them in strips, put them in a bowl, and take turns reading one each night.  Everyone has had fun, learned a lot, and looks forward to the next time!

http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/conversation-2/conversation-starters/