Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Social Studies (STEMSS)
Welcome to the STEMSS page of the Murphy Library, Alice Hagar Curriculum Resources Center. This page is designed to provide resources to PK-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, librarians, and others interested in STEMSS education.
STEM Teacher Resource Day 2017
On Monday, March 20, 2017 - Thursday, March 23, 2017, local educators will have an opportunity to discover award-winning resources in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for use in K-12 classrooms. The K-12 STEM Teacher Resource Day will be held in Room 121, on the first floor of Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse from 8 am – 6 pm on Monday, April 20 - Wednesday, March 22 , 2017, and 8 am – 10 am on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The program is free of charge, and participants may drop in at any time during the sessions.
This is the tenth in the annual series of programs highlighting STEM resources. These programs are a hands-on experience for many local educators and students. Participants are able to browse, read and review award-winning, non-fiction books and similar resources specifically selected to be relevant to K-12 teachers, librarians, school media center administrators and other educators.
According to Dr. Tim Gerber, the program organizer and a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, “The comment I get most often from teachers who have attended the resource day is that they feel so much better prepared to select specific materials that will benefit their classes and their curricula without having to guess. It saves them time and money in the long run.”
The books and other materials are purchased by Murphy Library annually from Science Books & Films, "Best Lists,” the National Science Teachers Association’s "Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children,” and other annual lists. This year author Sy Montgomery’s books, 'Scientists in the Field’ series books, and the 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F for Excellence in Science finalists and winners will be featured. Following this event, the books will be available in the Murphy Library, Alice Haggar Curriculum Resource Center’s curriculum collection year-round for review by students in the School of Education as well as other students, faculty, and community members.
The program is co-sponsored by Murphy Library.
Teri Holford-Talpe, Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.785.8944
Dr. D. Timothy Gerber, Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at email@example.com or 608.785.6977
STEMSS-Related Educational Standards:
Below are STEMSS education standards which are supported by the National Science Teachers Association, National Council for the Social Studies, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and International Technology Education Associations.
- The nature of science - Science Education Standards
- The nature of mathematics - Math Education Standards
- The nature of technology - Technology Standards
- Human Society - Social Studies Standards
- Additional STEMSS-Related Standards & Materials
K-12 Trade Books, Websites, etc.
Try the new Murphy Library STEMSS site.
- The physical setting
- The living environment
- The human organism
- Human society
- The designed world
- The mathematical world
- Historical perspectives
- Common themes and Habits of Mind
- Effective Teaching and Learning - STEMSS related materials
- Reforming Education - STEM educational reform
- Professional STEMSS Societies and Organizations with Educational Outreach Materials
- Professional Teaching Societies/Organizations and Teacher-related Materials
- International STEMSS Teacher-Related Materials
- International STEMSS Organizations
- Science Fair Information
- PK-12 Student Websites
- STEM-related Teaching Journals at Murphy Library
- STEMSS Careers