Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Can Ecuador's planned city make the country a tech leader?

7/15/2014

  • Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

Ecuador is pouring more than $1 billion into a planned city two hours outside of Quito, designed to help the country emerge as a sort of "Silicon Valley of the tropics" over the next 30 years. But the… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

YMCA teams up with Ind. college to bring STEM to youth efforts

7/21/2014

  • NewsAndTribune.com (Jeffersonville/New Albany, Ind.)

In partnership with a local college, YMCA organizations in two Indiana counties will add science, technology, engineering and math to their youth programs. Andrew Takami, director of the Purdue Colleg… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Demand for immersion programs sparks search for bilingual teachers

7/15/2014

  • Oregon Public Broadcasting

As demand increases for dual-language immersion programs, finding qualified bilingual educators may be a challenge. In Oregon, where growth of language immersion programs is anticipated, some district… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

How making has evolved in schools, other industries

7/21/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Making is cropping up in more and more classrooms, educator Vicki Davis writes in this blog post. She writes about the history of making in other industries, the research behind it and how schools hav… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Hallmarks of a tech-savvy teacher

7/21/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Partaking in regular online professional development, participating in Twitter chats with fellow educators and promoting digital citizenship are among the 10 distinct characteristics of a tech-savvy e… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Minneapolis students build mini-golf course

7/20/2014

  • WCCO-TV (Minneapolis)

A group of middle-school students in Minneapolis recently built a mini-golf course during a camp that promoted everyday uses of math and science. Camp participants toured the community and met with en… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Maine scientists receive $839,000 to study cancer

7/21/2014

  • News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Seven researchers in Maine will receive a total of $839,000 from the Maine Cancer Foundation to study the origins and possible cures for various forms of cancer. Studies will include lung, brain, kidn… Read More