Browsing Archive: December, 2010

Center for Talented Youth is looking for a new executive director

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 31, 2010,

The Johns Hopkins University seeks a bold leader to serve as executive director of its Center for Talented Youth (CTY). CTY, as you likely know, is an exemplar in identifying and developing the talents of gifted young people in the United States and worldwide. Given your professional position and network, we are writing to ask your assistance in identifying leaders who might be appropriate for this position.

 

The executive directorship of CTY offers an extraordinary opportunity to define how t...


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So You Think You Can Teach

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 31, 2010,
The National Academy of Sciences’ So You Think You Can Teach contest challenges participants to create a video or song that teaches a concept such as gravity, inertia, light, photosynthesis, scientific method, or almost any other scientific idea. Entries must be submitted by January 20, 2011. Learn more at 
http://www.soyouthinkyoucanteach.org/index.html
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Brooklyn Museum Teacher Event

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 31, 2010,
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Sam Taylor-Wood (British, b. 1967). Ghosts VI, 2008. Edition of 6. C-print. 43 x 55 1/2 in. (109.2 x 141 cm). © the artist; Courtesy White Cube

Sam Taylor-Wood (British, b. 1967). Ghosts VI, 2008. Edition of 6. C-print. 43 x 55 1/2 in. (109.2 x 141 cm). © the artist; Courtesy White Cube


Teacher Leadership Program

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Join us this month to explore connections between visual art and creative writing. How can looking at art be a catalyst for creative writing? How can reading texts increase our understanding of works of art? Discover new ways of engaging students in the writing process through interactive experien...


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Kids Are Authors

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Sunday, December 26, 2010,
Students in grades K-8 are invited to use their reading, writing and artistic skills to write and illustrate their own picture book.  Students should work in teams of three or more with an adult project coordinator/supervisor.  Entries may be submitted to either the fiction or nonfiction category.  Books must be between 21 to 29 pages.  One grand-prize winner will be selected from each category.  Winning books will be published and sold by Scholastic.  All entries must be postmarked by March ...

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CyberFair Collaborative Project

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Sunday, December 26, 2010,
The thee for CyberFair 2010 is "Believe and Unite!"  Youth are encouraged to submit original web-based research projects focusing on how optimistic behaviors and beliefs can change communities for the better.  Each school may submit only one entry from a team consisting of students ing grades 2 - 12.  Both judges & students evaluate other projects online via a peer review process.  Registration ends on March 16, 2010.  For more information please visit http://www.gsn.org/GSH/cf/index.html  
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Applications for U.S. Dep't. of Ed Teaching Amabassador Fellowship Available

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, December 21, 2010,
Teaching Ambassadors are outstanding teachers who have a record of leadership, strong communication skills, and policy insight who work for one year for the U.S. Department of Education, either full-time in Washington, D.C., or part-time in their home states. The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship supports the Department's mission by enabling a cadre of teachers from across the country to learn more about and contribute their classroom expertise to the national dialogue and in turn facilitate dis...

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Support Young Learners by Participating in SSP Fellowship Program

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, December 21, 2010,

Society for Science & the Public (SSP), a nonprofit membership organization, is dedicated to the achievement of young researchers, as well as to engaging the public in science. The SSP Fellows program, with support from Intel, provides teachers financial and training resources to help them enable “a broad representation of our brightest students to fully explore their intelligence and creativity and apply them to finding solutions for our greatest medical, technological, and environmental c...


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Toyota Tapestry Grants

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, December 21, 2010,

The Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and administered by NSTA, is again offering grants to K–12 science teachers this academic year for innovative projects that enhance science education in the school and/or school district. Fifty large grants totaling $500,000 will be awarded. To apply for funding, qualified teachers must write a Toyota TAPESTRY proposal according to the proposal requirements. The deadline for the completion...


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Apply Now for the Mars Education Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, December 21, 2010,

The deadline to submit proposals for the Mars Education Challenge is fast approaching. High school science teachers located throughout the country, who have developed or are interested in creating new and innovative curricula support materials that focus on Mars science and exploration, are encouraged to apply.

The Challenge will recognize six winning entries: five regional awards and one national award will be given. Regional winners will receive $2,500 grants, and the national winner will...


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Apply Now for Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, December 21, 2010,








Students in grades K–12 can win over $300,000 in scholarships and prizes by entering the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. By developing solutions to environmental problems in their schools and communities, students have the power to make a difference. Visit www.wecanchange.com to learn more, access free resources, and enter today!


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Coming to Discovery Times Square Exposition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, December 21, 2010,

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March 3 - September 5, 2011

at Discovery Times Square Exposition

 

NOTE to educators:  Prime time slots for morning field trips are filling fast.  Order now for best availability!

Vesuvius

LIFE AND DEATH IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS

 

Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment the world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since.   

 

The Exhibit has over 250 artifacts, ...


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FREE Guide to Help You Start a Parent Advocacy Group

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 17, 2010,


 The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) just released a free guide for those interested in starting and maintaining a support group for parents of gifted children. 

This joint publication of NAGC and Prufrock Press includes the nuts-and-bolts information needed to create a vibrant, energetic parent group that supports gifted education, gifted kids, and other parents. 

The free guide includes topics such as:
  • benefits of a support group for parents of gifted kids,
  • successful ways to ge...

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Project VoiceScape Invites Young Filmmakers to Submit Films

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, December 16, 2010,

In collaboration with PBS and Adobe Youth Voices, POV has launched Project VoiceScape as part of its efforts to mentor and encourage aspiring filmmakers. The project welcomes filmmakers in grades 7-12 to submit their film ideas, films-in-progress, or completed short films for its 2011 competition. Project VoiceScape will select 15 young filmmakers for the program and will showcase their work in PBS and POV media. Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC. Deadline for submission...


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PBS Teachers Activity Packs

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, December 16, 2010,



Explore and download educational resources and activities from PBS with their library of Activity Packs. http://www.pbs.org/teachers/activitypacks/ Each one focuses on a curricular theme and includes links to great PBS resources and supplemental activities. A sampling of social studies topics includes:

- American Identity
- Citizenship
- Politics & Art
- World Religions
- and more!

Also, download tip cards!  Very popular at conferences, you can now download handy tip cards. Topics include Mathema...
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Get a FREE Tote Bag for Sharing Your Ideas on Siemens STEM Academy

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, December 13, 2010,

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It's easy. Upload two or more of your favorite STEM resources to the Siemens STEM Academy resource page and we'll send you a limited edition bag. 


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The Siemens STEM Academy strives to provide the most useful and effective resource library for promoting STEM education. 
By sharing your lesson plans, multi-media presentations, worksheets, and other resources you are helping educators from around the country bring STEM education to life i...

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FREE Material from Lego Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, December 13, 2010,

 
LEGO Club Fire ImageLEGO® Education and LEGO Club are proud to offer your school the opportunity to share exclusive LEGO Club In-School Edition Magazines with your first-, second-, third- and fourth-grade students, for FREE!

These special publications are developed specifically for in-class use. They follow the LEGO philosophy of providing students with products that promote imagination, pique curiosity, and enhance learning. 

The 2011 LEGO Club In-School Edition Magazines are developed...

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Spaced Out Sports

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 10, 2010,

Would your students be interested in designing a sport for play on the International Space Station?

“Spaced Out Sports” is a national student design challenge geared toward grades 5-8. The purpose is for students to apply Newton’s Laws of Motion by designing or redesigning a game for International Space Station (ISS) astronauts to play in space.

For more information and directions on how to participate, please point your web browser tohttp://education.ssc.nasa.gov/spacedoutsports.asp.

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AMNH Brain Exhibit

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 10, 2010,
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Step into your brain. This new exhibition explores how neurons communicate, how the brain processes sensory information, emotions, and behaviors, and what makes each human brain unique.

Brain: The Inside Story Exhibition Website

Brain: The Inside Story Exhibition Website

Access featured videos, interactivies, behind-the-scenes, public programs, and more.

Educator's Guide & Activities

Educator's Guide & Activities

Use the Essential Questions to connect the exhibitio...


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Siemens STEM Academy Webinars

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 10, 2010,

The archived recording of the Siemens STEM Academy webinar "Learn, Create and Innovate with Scratch!" presented by  Mike Gorman is posted and available for downloading. On the webinar page under Classroom Connections you will find the archived webinar to watch at your convenience or share with a friend. There you can also access the post-webinar resource with follow-up activities, including a whirlwind tour of the best features of the Scratch website to help you explore the program further.

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Google for Educators

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 10, 2010,

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GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR
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On 11 January, 2011, we are launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We
have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and
the LEGO Group to create a new STEM competition that is more open,
accessible and global than ever before. We are reaching out to educators
prior to launch to let y...


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Challenges & Prizes for Middle School Students

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 10, 2010,
eCYBERMISSION, a web-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competition sponsored by the U.S. Army, poses multiple Mission Challenges in nine different areas: alternative sources of energy; ecosystems; environment; food, health, and fitness; nanotechnology; national security and safety; robots and robotics; speed, velocity, acceleration, vectors, and scalars; and sports and recreation. Teams of three to four sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade students identify and sol...
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FREE Educator Evening at the American Museum of Natural History

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, December 4, 2010,
Teachers are invited to the American Museum of Natural History Educator Evening for Brain; The Inside Story, Friday, December 10th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  The evening will include a catered reception, an introduction to the exhibition by Curator Dr. Rob DeSalle, and table conversations with scientists, researchers and physicians in the field of neuroscience. The evening will provide an opportunity for teachers to network, gather resources and reflect on how to use the exhibit with their studen...
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Brooklyn Museum Educator Event

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, December 4, 2010,
Rosalyn Drexler: Chubby Checker

Rosalyn Drexler (American, b. 1926). Chubby Checker, 1964. Oil and acrylic with photomechanical reproductions on canvas, 75 x 65¼ in. (190.5 x 165.7 cm). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, December 9, 2010
4–6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Rubin Lobby, 1st Floor

Join us for this exclusive event featuring two special exhibitions:Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968 and Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera. Go behind the scenes with our...

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The Big Deal eBook of Technology FREE

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, December 4, 2010,
21st Century eBook
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NOMINATE AN ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 3, 2010,

$10,000 NATIONAL HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Nomination deadline: February 1, 2011
National winner receives: $10,000
State winners each receive : $1,000

Do you know an outstanding K-6 teacher passionate about American history? All Social Studies and elementary educators who teach American History are welcome.

The National History Teacher of the Year Award give $10,000 to the best American history teacher. The national winner is chosen from outstanding teachers in each state, district...


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FREE Teaching Macbeth Webinar & Resources

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 3, 2010,

Folger Education is hosting a FREE Webinar on Teaching Macbeth next Tuesday, December 7th, at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.  The Teaching Macbeth Webinar will give you lesson plan ideas, tips for teaching the play, and ways to use technology to explore Macbeth with your students. We'll also show you how to increase student engagement and overcome the resistance some students feel when encountering Shakespeare. This Webinar features Folger staff, Teaching Shakespeare Institute alumni, and teachers fro...


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FREE Weather Curriculum & Resource

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, December 3, 2010,

 
This site has Two Functions:
 
1-Long-Range Weather Forecasts out two years for anywhere in world. Great for planning parties, weddings or future vacations, whether it is for you or a friend.
 
                                                                http://theweatherwiz.com
 
2- Full exciting weather program -Gives all the resources necessary to teach the program with lots of "hands on" materials. (3rd grade & up) Let the youngsters actually forecast the weather! Forecast wind storms,sno...
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FREE Webinar with Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, December 2, 2010,
Curriculum 21: Essential Education in a Changing World
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Webinar Registration

What year are you preparing your students for 1980? 1995? 2025?  Provocative and practical, Heidi Hayes Jacobs asks us to replace our dated curriculum with contemporary content and skills in a deliberate process called "upgrading." The strategies from her book, Curricu...


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Project VoiceSpace Student Documentary Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, December 1, 2010,

Project VoiceScape a partnership with Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV to mentor today's best young documentary filmmakers

Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV are searching for the next generation of documentary filmmakers! The deadline for submission is January 14, 2011. Project VoiceScape welcomes good ideas, films-in-progress or completed short films made by aspiring filmmakers in grades 7-12. The program provides mentorship to young filmmakers and showcases their work on a variety of PBS/POV re...


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