Browsing Archive: September, 2010

Brooklyn Museum Educator Event

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 30, 2010,


Teacher Leadership Program
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Join the Brooklyn Museum for a private viewing for Educators of the special exhibition Fred Tomaselli. This focused mid-career survey presents a selection of Tomaselli's unique hybrid paintings and collages from 1990 to the present. These layered paintings combine cutout images of plants, birds, smiling mouths, and hands (clipped from field guides and magazines) with passages of paint and actual prescription pi...


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National Peace Essay Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 23, 2010,
The U.S. Institute of Peace is holding the National Peace Essay Contest for students in grades 9-12.  The topic for 2010-2011 is governance, corruption, and conflict.  Each first-place state winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and be invited to attend the awards program in Washington, D.C. with all expenses paid.  All state winners will compete in the national contest where the first-place winner will receive $10,000; the second-place winner $5,000; and the third-place winner will receiv...
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The "Scare the Dickens Out of Us" Ghost Story Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 23, 2010,
Friends of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library are holding a "Scare the Dickens Out of Us" ghost story contest.  The contest is open to published and novice authors, and there's a junior contest for students who are between 12-18 years of age.  The winner of the junior contest will win $250 and a trophy.  Entires must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2010.  The entry fee is $5 for the junior contest.  All entry fees will be used for library projects.  For more information, please visit http://...
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Teen Ink Poetry Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 23, 2010,
Teen Ink, published by The Young Authors Foundation, Inc., hopes to preserve young people's sense of self-worth by providing a forum where teens can freely express themselves.  Teen Ink publishes poetry, essays, stories, reviews, art, and photography entries in the magazine.  They are currently seeking poetry submissions from students between the ages of 13 and 19.  Of all the poems published in a month there will be a monthly winner who will receive a copy of the magazine featuring his or he...
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Mission U.S.

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,



Take young learners on a virtual adventure into American History with
Mission US, the "revolutionary" multimedia project previewed at the 2010 Celebration of Teaching & Learning. 
Mission US is a free, new interactive adventure game series designed to improve the understanding of American history by students in grades 5 through 8.  The project website includes a vast suite of classroom resources.  Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?" helps players understand the social, political and economic co...


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Disney Planet Challenge Competition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,

Disney has opened up its second-annual science event, Planet Challenge, a competition that's designed to engage students in solving environmental challenges.

This year's challenge will be open to middle school students in grades 6 through 8 in addition to elementary students in grades 3 through 5. For the competitions, students choose an environmental topic and then research, investigate, and take action on a local level. Completed projects will be submitted as digital portfolios and scored on...


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NASA Opens Science Challenges for Grade 6-12 Students

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,


NASA
 has opened two national science competitions, one for students in grades 6 through 9 and one for students in high school. Both challenge students to take on microgravity.

For high school students, the "Dropping In a Microgravity Environment" (DIME) challenge asks teams of students (with an adult advisor) to develop experiments focused on microgravity. Experiments will be carried out in a NASA 2.2-second microgravity drop tower facility. For middle schoolers, the "What If No Gravity?" (WIN...


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Student Opportunity: Become a Scholastic Kid Reporter

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,
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Do you know a student age 10–14 who would make a great Kid Reporter? The Scholastic Kids Press Corps — a hardworking team of over 50 kid reporters from around the country — has covered everything from the 2008 election to the 2010 Olympics, and now they're looking for new recruits! Visit Scholastic.com/Kidspress to apply today!

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Megamind materials from Scholastic Dream Works Animation & Paramount Pictures

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,
Reader's Theater.  Megamind.  Fun Screenplay Excerpts.  Grades 3-5.  Click Here For Materials.


treasure trove of materials awaits you at the Megamind Reader’s Theater! Develop fluency and enhance comprehension skills with FREE materials that are sure to get your students enthused.

This program includes:


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The Chicago Int'l Children's Film Festival

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, September 18, 2010,
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The 27th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival
 October 22 - October 31
 Theater locations on the North, Northwest, and South Sides of Chicago
Join us for curriculum-supported screenings of the best, multicultural children's films that open students' eyes and minds to new worlds, new people, and new ideas.
   

Programs developed and curated for multiple age ranges:

Pre K and Kindergarten (Ages 2 - 5)

Early Elementary (Ages 5 - 8)

Late Elementary (Ages 8 - 11)

Middle School/Junior High ...


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Sign-up for a FREE Course from the Council for Economic Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, September 18, 2010,
Online Modules

Come to a teacher workshop without leaving the comfort of your home.

The Council for Economic Education presents a limited-time offerfor FREE ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING COURSES. Space is very limited, so sign up now.

Learn how to successfully teach high school personal finance principles to your students. CEE's online offerings provide both content and pedagogy, so you'll be able to take what you learn immediately back to the classroom.

Participants receive:

  • Access to the free online training course...

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FREE guides for teaching Shakespeare from Folger Education

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

Folger Education is partnering with Simon and Schuster, publishers of the bestselling Folger Editions, to produce newly revised curriculum guides for Shakespeare's plays. Each guide includes:

  • A synopsis of the play
  • A list of characters
  • Tips for teaching Shakespere
  • Lesson plans
  • Famous lines and phrases and more!

Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream are available now, with other plays coming soon.
 

Get It: Hamlet Curriculum Guide

Get It: A Midsummer Night's Dream Curriculum Gui...


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Getting Bugged: Special Offer & Contest from OVO by Cirque du Soleil

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



Glowworms, butterflies, bees, and other creeping and crawling critters abound in Shakespeare's plays. OVO by Cirque du Soleil celebrates a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

To celebrate the show's theme, Cirque du Soleil, National Harbor and the National Children's Museum are inviting all local youth in grades K-12 to participate in the Washington, DC OVO Photo Contest! To...


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King Tut Educator Event

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

 

YOU'RE INVITED!  You and a guest are invited to join us at our FREE Open House Event for Educators and Administrators. 

Details below.
 
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King Tut returns to New York for the first time in over 30 years, to the Discovery Times Square Exposition in the heart of Times Square.  The tour seen by millions in the 70's has returned for a once in a lifetime museum exhibition experience.  Here for a limited time only. JUST ADDED:  See King Tut's chariot for the first time ever in the United States!

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New York Botanical Garden FREE Educator Event

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



This upcoming Columbus Day, Monday, October 11, 2010, the New York Botanical Garden will be hosting a free educator event.  This informative Garden event will help you start a garden on your school grounds.  Bring you family to enjoy The Edible Garden exhibit, see celebrity cooking demonstrations, chat with Children's Education staff, and participate in gardening workshops.  The event is free for teachers, 20% discount for family members.  To RSVP, call 718-817-8157. 


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"Colors of Long Island" Student Art Exhibit

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, September 13, 2010,
An annual art show highlighting the creativity of Long Island students in grades K-12, "Colors of Long Island: Student Expressions" is looking for entries.  This is only open to Nassau or Suffolk county residents.  Click the link here: http://www.longislandmuseum.org to submit your artwork for consideration.
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Dream Big & Win $1,000

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, September 13, 2010,
For the Dream Big Video Contest students enter their own two-minute video on what they would like to be when they grow up (classes and families are invited to participate).  One grand prize winner (indivudal and class) gets $1,000 and there is an array of second and third-place prizes with free subscriptions.  The deadline for this contest is November 30, 2010.  For more information: http://www.dreambox.com/dreambigvideo .
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Young Naturalists Awards Science Competition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, September 11, 2010,
The Young Naturalist Awards is an inquiry-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science. For more information, view their webpage here.



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AMNH hosts a FREE Educator Event for their "Race to the End of the Earth" exhibit

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, September 11, 2010,

Race to the End of the Earth recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration - the contest to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912 - and focuses on the challenges that the two team leaders, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott, confronted as they undertook their journeys to the Pole and back.


Join the American Museum of Natural History for an evening of activities that include a catered reception, an introduction to the exhibition b...


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At This Stage Education Expo - Monday, September 20, 2010 3-7pm in NYC

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 8, 2010,

Just added! RSVP for the AT THIS STAGE Education Expo and win tickets for a show that evening!


ImageDear Educators, Student Group Leaders and Friends,

We are unbelievably excited to announce yet another reason to RSVP for our AT THIS STAGE Education Expo on Monday, September 20th from 3-7pm at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. The upcoming Broadway play A Life in the Theatre, by David Mamet starring Patrick Stewart and TR Knight, is havi...


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ExploraVision Competition for K–12 Students Opens Registration

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 8, 2010,

September 15 marks the kickoff of the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition, celebrating its 19th year. Designed for K–12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels, ExploraVision encourages its participants to create and explore a vision of future technology by developing new ways to apply current science. Teachers who want to learn more about the program are invited to participate in a free web seminar. Register at NSTA’s Learning Center to learn the details and have all of you...


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IAA International Art Competition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 8, 2010,




The International Academy of Aeronautics is hosting an art competition to coincide with their Humans in Space Symposium.  It's open to students aged 10 - 17, and submissions can be in the format of 2-D or 3-D visual art, musical compositions, poetry/prose, or digital video.  The deadline for entries is October 13th.  For more information visit their website: http://www.dsls.usra.edu/meetings/IAA/artContest/
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