Browsing Archive: July, 2010

Gifted Children of Long Island UNITE!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, July 27, 2010,
A new group has formed on Meetup.com to advocate for gifted education on Long Island.  The group hopes to unite parents, teachers & children.   http://files.meetup.com/1656065/Tear-off%20Flyer%20-%20Sue%20%282%29.pdf
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Port Jefferson is looking for a teacher with a gifted extension

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, July 27, 2010,
Elementary Education teacher needed with a Gifted Education Extension certification
From: TMockris@portjeff.k12.ny.us
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:13:24 -0400
X-Message-Number: 4

ANTICIPATED INSTRUCTIONAL VACANCIES
2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR

Elementary Teacher
Elementary School
Elementary Education certification required with a Gifted Education Extension certification required and strong math background.
    
Apply online at
www.portjeff.k12.ny.us
by July 30, 2010. Include letter of interest, resume and copy of ...

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Celebrate Your School & Win

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 26, 2010,
Enter Oriental Trading's "Celebrate Your Schoool" contest for a chance at winning a $5,000 gift card or one of ten $500 gift cards for your school.



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Win a SRS from Qwizdom

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, July 20, 2010,
This week, Qwizdom launched its “How Do You Q?” social media contest. K12 teachers who are based in the U.S. are invited to share their words, pictures and/or videos which tell why they want the Q6 Student Response System in their classroom.
 
One winner from each of three categories will win an entire classroom technology package, including:

• 32 Q6 Student Remotes
• Q7 Presenter Tablet
• Qwizdom Connect Software
• WizTeach Tools
• 1 year Premium Service
• Document camera

The estimate...

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PBS Teachers Award Winners Showcase Innovative Ideas

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, July 20, 2010,

In early 2010, PBS Teachers invited PreK through 12th-grade educators to share ideas, photographs, and videos illustrating how they engaged students with innovative ideas and technologies. We received nearly 700 entries from teachers across the United States. Read the list of winners and their submissions, and start thinking now about your innovations for our 2011 contest.

http://www.pbs.org/teachers/innovators/winners/


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Three-Minute Film Contest Welcomes Young Filmmakers

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, July 20, 2010,

AdLit.org and Reading Rockets are sponsoring The Exquisite Prompt Write It, Film It Video Contest for aspiring filmmakers ages 7 to 18. Using idea prompts conceived by popular writers such as Jon Scieszka, Katherine Patterson, and Lemony Snicket, kids will write and direct and maybe even star in short films in a variety of genres. Prizes include a video camera, book and DVD collections, and movie tickets. The deadline for submissions is August 13. Learn more at   http://www.readingrockets.org...


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Enter Design Squads 2010 Trash to Treasure Competition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, July 20, 2010,

Design Squad Contest Seeks Kids’ Recyclable Ideas

PBS' engineering competition series Design Squad is offering kids a chance to get in on the action. The 2010 Trash to Treasure Competition challenges kids ages 5 to 19 to take everyday discarded or recycled materials and re-engineer them into functional products. Three winners will win a trip to Boston to see their designs built and will appear on the TV show and Web site. 25 finalists will also be featured on the Web site. Find out more and ...


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Improve Student Skills on the Web with Microsoft's Free Guide

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 19, 2010,

Download the e-book


 Teach 
critical thinking and web research skills   
            Get everything you need to help your students develop online search skills, including how to attribute and evaluate online information. Download the e-book full of teaching ideas and ready-to-use lesson plans. Each plan, developed with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), includes prerequisites, rationale, essential concepts, and descriptions of related National Educational Technology Standards.

 
 

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Free Tours at Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, July 15, 2010,


 
Cooper-Hewitt's Museum of Design in NYC offers free tours for classes & free lesson plans.  Information about both can be found under the Education section of their website.  http://www.cooperhewitt.org/EDU/tours_groups.asp 
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Lego Education Creativity Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 12, 2010,


Lego's annual Creativity Contest is underway, & you have until the end of July to register to participate.  
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Tech & Learning's Grant Deadlines

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, July 10, 2010,


 

Tech & Learning does a wonderful job of promoting educational grants available to teachers.  Check out this link to see them:  http://www.techlearning.com/article/31084 

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Putumayo World Music

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 5, 2010,

Play Putumayo from Enrichment4Kids by clicking on play or embed the Putumayo World Music Station on your webpage by copying this widget.

 


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The Big Deal Book of Technology

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 5, 2010,




Click here to view the
Spring 2010
edition of
The Big Deal Book of Technology for K-12 Educators


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2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving Learning & Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 5, 2010,

Nearly six years ago, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills released its signature toolkit, the MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills: Milestones for Improving Learning and Education. Today, this toolkit has been revised and updated to reflect new realities and the P21 Framework for Education.

Get the NEW MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills.
 Download Center (Free)

Download the complete MILE Guide with the Self-Assessment Tool. 6.2 MB 

 Download the MILE Guide Self-Ass...


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Reading Comprehension Strategies

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 5, 2010,

Download a free study guide for Comprehension Shouldn't Be Silent: From Strategy Instruction to Student Independence by Michelle J. Kelley & Nicki Clausen-Grace.  http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/Books/bk620.aspx?mode=redirect


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Project RED eBook

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 5, 2010,




"Revolutionizing Education: What We're Learning from Technology-Transformed Schools"
 Download the Project RED eBook, free at: http://newbay.ebookhost.net/k12/projectred/1/

 


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Hopeful Voices

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 5, 2010,

 

 My Class Cares, a nonprofit that coordinates service-learning and global education programs, has developed a free publication called Hopeful Voices. 

Designed as a curriculum supplement for social studies and language arts classes, it features essays written by youth whose challenges have given them much to share about life and hope.  Each essay concludes with prompts for student writing and research assignments.
Hopeful Voices is free for educators. You are invited...


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Bodies The Exhibition - Teacher Tuesdays

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 5, 2010,

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Council for Economic Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, July 5, 2010,



The Council for Economic Education is offering several free workshops this summer in the NY/Long Island/NJ area.  They also offer free materials for teaching about economics & financial literacy.
http://www.councilforeconed.org/nationalcenter/workshops.php#23


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