The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) offers an annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence. The conference is primarily directed at community college and university faculty, staff, and administrators.
The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into lyophilization (freeze drying), including the basics of lyophilization, how sublimation works, operation and the components of a lyophilizer, and the advantages of freeze drying. Flash is required to participate in this learning module.
For more applied STEM education resources from NSF's Advanced Technological Education program, please visit ATE Central.
While eGFI may sound like a curious acronym, it is actually quite straightforward: "Engineering, Go For It!" The site is designed for teachers and maintained by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The materials here are divided into six primary sections, including Class Activities, Web Resources, Lesson Plans, and Features. This last area is a real pip, including updates on everything from aerospace's application in the field of yacht design to Plagiarism Education Week. The Web Resources area brings together updates about useful new sites such as Daily Science News and a clutch of links on Earth Day. Of course, visitors won't want to miss the Lesson Plans area. Here they will find over 200 plans that include "Shake It Up with Seismographs" and "Working Together To Live Together," which invites students to experience civil and environmental engineering by planning a housing development. Finally, interested parties can read the engaging eGFI magazine, read student blogs, or check out the site's in-house video channel, E-Tube.
For more high-quality STEM resources, please visit AMSER, the Applied Math and Science Education Repository.