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STEM Resources

On this page we have collected resources for K-12 teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field. We continue to add valuable resources to this list as we identify them.


State Science and Math Resources:

This is a list of science and mathematics-related sources that are offered in North Dakota. Many of the links are professional organizations for science and mathematics teachers.  If we have missed a resource, please send a link and a short description of your group to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

North Dakota Science Teachers Association
A North Dakota-based group of interdisciplinary science educators. Membership is open to K-12 classroom teachers, university faculty, informal educators, concerned citizens, and business personnel. Offers news and events that are science-related.

North Dakota Council of Teachers of Mathematics
A North Dakota-based group that promotes the interests of mathematics teachers within the state. Membership consists of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators. Offers news and events that are math-related.

North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair
The next generation of North Dakota scientists and engineers compete in the Annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair (ND SSEF). Students at the fair will compete in either the junior or senior division. First-place winners in the senior division will compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair.

North Dakota Mathematics and Science Alliance
A coalition formed to promote the improvement of science, mathematics, and technology education in North Dakota. Offers news and event information for math and science teachers.

North Dakota United (formerly North Dakota Education Association)
The combined membership of the NDEA and NDPEA provides lifetime services to all citizens of North Dakota. Combined membership includes K-12 teachers, ESP, Higher Education, state employees, county employees and municipal employees.  The two organizations share a common dedication to the improvement of the economic and professional well-being of members, as well as a dedication to public service and the improvement of the lives of the North Dakota citizens they service.

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partners with schools and communities to provide a statewide system of excellent service and support to ensure a healthy school environment that fosters student success.

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
An independent board with the responsibility of teacher licensure, teacher education program approval, professional development and professional practices. As an independent board, no state dollars are received and the board carries out its duties funded by the licensure fees of the educators in North Dakota.


Other Science and Math Resources:

This is a list of science and math-related resources that are available at the national level. Many of these are regional or national-level professional associations for science and mathematics teachers. However, this section also offers interesting web resources for science and math teachers.

National Science Teachers Association
The largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.

Minnesota Science Teachers Association
It is the mission of MnSTA to stimulate, coordinate, and improve science teaching and learning for all.

World Wide Web Instructional Committee (WWWIC)
An ad hoc group of North Dakota State University faculty dedicated to developing internet-based educational software.

Center for Online Education Women and Minorities in STEM Report 
This guide provides an insider’s look at STEM industries, explores why women and minorities have traditionally been underrepresented in these fields and what is being done to change the status quo.