Helios Annual Report

posted May 22, 2012, 5:40 AM by Geneva Baker   [ updated May 22, 2012, 5:46 AM ]

NGSL Program

This video was produced for the Helios Foundation's annual report. Jeanette did a wonderful job!

Web Building 2.0

posted Jan 29, 2012, 7:23 PM by Geneva Baker   [ updated Jan 29, 2012, 7:24 PM ]

On January 28, 2012, several of our newest Cadre members met in Florence to create a website for their classroom. They learned to use a new product called Weebly. Weebly offers free websites for educators. Check out the pictures!


WebBuilding Class 2012

Web Building Class offered in January

posted Dec 21, 2011, 4:36 AM by Geneva Baker

 I would like to let you all know that we are having our second Web Design class for all participants who did not attend the October 1, 2011 offering and still need to set up a website. Remember, having your individual website up and running is a requirement for all NGSL participants. We will be having the training on Saturday, January 28, 2012 in Florence at the Bailey Street facility. Since this is the second one it is open to all the county as well. I will reserve spots for our participants that need it, on a first come first serve basis. Please RSVP by Friday, January 20th. There will be approximately 10 spots available so RSVP as soon as possible so I can register you.

Google Science Fair Returns

posted Dec 19, 2011, 8:57 AM by Geneva Baker

In January 2012, Google will launch the second annual Google Science Fair. The Google Science Fair is an international competition which encourages students between the ages of 13 to 18 to be curious, ask questions, and perform science experiments to answer those questions. In partnership with CERN, National Geographic, LEGO and Scientific American, Google invites these students to post their science projects online so that they may compete for prizes, scholarships and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Interested students and teachers should visit to register to be notified when the competition opens.

Fall Academy 2011

posted Nov 14, 2011, 4:44 AM by Geneva Baker   [ updated Nov 14, 2011, 4:55 AM ]

On November 5, 2011 the NGSL Math & Science Cadres met for the Fall Academy.  They learned how to implement Project Based Learning, and worked with their math or science counterpart to create new lessons for students across Pinal County.

NGSL Fall Academy

Tamara Santilli represents the NGSL Program at the Helios Foundation Breakfast.

posted Nov 14, 2011, 4:41 AM by Geneva Baker   [ updated Nov 14, 2011, 4:48 AM ]

On September 20, 2011 Tami Santill spoke at the Helios Breakfast. Close to 500 of Helios' partners and other business and community leaders gathered at the Foundation's community breakfast in Arizona and Florida in September to celebrate the partnerships created, the lives enriched and the over $100 million invested in education since 2006. Click on the video for a portion of her awesome speech! Great job Tami!

University of Arizona to open new STEM Center

posted Oct 25, 2011, 5:54 AM by Geneva Baker

A new University of Arizona center is being planned to more closely connect science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, initiatives across and beyond campus. To learn more, go to the UofA website at 

AZSTA Conference

posted Oct 8, 2011, 5:57 AM by Geneva Baker

Congratulations go out to the NGSL Science Cohort! A few of out teacher leaders presented their project based lessons at the AZ Science Teachers Conference in Mesa yesterday. They did an outstanding job communicating effective STEM Good job Tami, Marie, Raleigh, Virgil, Joel, Jeanette, and Roseanne! They represented our county and our science cadre well.

Mark your calendars!

posted Sep 22, 2011, 7:04 PM by Geneva Baker

September 17, 2011 - Arizona Teachers of Mathematics Association Conference,  Arizona State University
November 5 - Fall STEM Academy, Florence, AZ

Next Generation Science Standards

posted Sep 22, 2011, 7:04 PM by Geneva Baker

 Arizona was selected as one of the 20 Lead State Partners for the development of the Next Generation Science Standards. As a lead state, we will have additional opportunities to provide feedback during the development of the standard. Achieve has launched a website to provide more information about the development of the Next Generation Science Standards

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