Welcome in the school year!

ACE supports teachers across Aquidneck Island.  We encourage you to  take advantage of the resources and opportunities presented by ACE this school year.

ACE Teacher Grants – We provide grants to strengthen teaching & learning.  Do you have an idea for a special  classroom project that could use some funding?  Consider completing the short on-line application. The deadline to submit your application is  Oct. 30, 2012.

SAVE THE DATE! for the  Critical Issues in Education fall lecture, Educate to Innovate: Increasing the Participation and Performance of Students [K – 8] in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math thru Children’s Literature      Please join us on the evening of November 13th from 7:00 – 8:30 at Middletown High School.    Mary McCormick, an educational researcher, will share practical ways teachers and parents can engage children in STEM skills using advanced comprehension, problem solving and critical thinking.  She will help you identify engineering problems embedded in your students’ favorite informational and fiction books while addressing the common core.  Before you know it, your students will be engineering solutions for McCloskey’s ducklings, Charlotte’s web or Ron Jones’ acorn people!

 Mary McCormick, is a Ph.D. candidate in the Math, Science, Technology and Engineering Education Program at Tufts University.  As part of the Integrating Engineering and Literacy [IEL] research project funded by the National Science Foundation, Mary has worked with teachers to craft activities based on reading comprehension topics tied to both literacy and STEM standards. 

This presentation is free and open to the public.  No reservations are needed.    

 ACE is a unique partnership of Aquidneck Island schools spearheaded and coordinated by the Education Department at Salve Regina University.  The ACE Executive Council is composed of representatives from member institutions that work to make ACE a valuable resource for you.  Want to know more?  Talk to your school/district Executive Council member.  

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