Browsing Archive: January, 2011

Financial Education Professional Development

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, January 22, 2011,
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FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS!

Revive your lessons and energize your students with workshops at the HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education!

Explore new lessons and content to engage your classroom with new interactive teaching techniques. Attend a Council for Economic Education workshop and join a professional network of economic and personal finance educators.

All workshops will be held at the HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education at 112 E 42nd ...


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FREE NYC Area Educator Event

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Sunday, January 16, 2011,
INVITATION:
Free Preview Event Exclusively for Educators and Administrators!
February 3, 2011, 4:00 to 8:00 pm

(RSVP required.  Details below.)
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DISCOVER THE GOLDEN AGE OF MUSLIM CIVILIZATION

 

Discover the secret behind how we write.  Understand how we see.  Trace the origins of algebra.  Uncover the history of everyday items like coffee, toothbrushes and soap.  Plus, view a 13-minute film starring Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley, and enjoy over60 interactive exhibits that reveal the scientific le...


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Introduce Students to Computer Programming

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Sunday, January 16, 2011,

A product of Microsoft FUSE Labs, Kodu is a visual programming language made especially for creating games. Kodu’s language is entirely icon-based and is fairly easy to learn. By getting children to think about “if/then” statements, Kudo helps teach important programming concepts of actions and conditions. The Kodu Classroom Kit is a set of lesson plans and activities for teachers, after-school program instructors and administrators to run a variety of types of classes using Kodu. The...


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FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 13, 2011,

Each year the National Endowment for the Humanties, the parent organization responsible for EDSITEment, offers America's teachers and librarians wonderful free professional development opportunties around the nation and the world. Here are the links to listings of this years offerings as well as eligibility criteria.

http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-school.html and  http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-school.html 


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NOMINATE AN ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 13, 2011,

$10,000 NATIONAL HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

National winner receives: $10,000
State winners each receive : $1,000

All winners receive an archive of materials for their school.

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

Nominating is a short, easy, 4-step process.

To nominate a teacher and learn more about the award, visit:
National History Teacher of the Year Award

Th...


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The DuPont Challenge—Teachers Win, Too!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 11, 2011,

The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, open to students in grades 7–12, is taking applications until January 31, 2011. Students who submit a 1,000-word essay on a science-related topic will vie for a chance to win a $5,000 savings bond and an expense-paid trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Teachers who sponsor winning students receive cash grants and expense-paid trips to Kennedy Space Center and Disney World and to the 2012 ...

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Apply the Scientific Method to Problem Solving

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, January 7, 2011,
The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community based science and technology program for middle school students. The program challenges students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem. Eight finalist teams and their coaches will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World to attend National Championship Week and compete for valuable U.S....

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Combine Creativity & Imagination

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, January 7, 2011,
ExploraVision is a science competition, sponsored by Toshiba and theNational Science Teachers Association (NSTA), which encourages K–12 students of all interest, skill and ability levels to create and explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science. It’s a hands-on, minds-on project that inspires students and fuels imagination. All entrants have the opportunity to be recognized for their good ideas and to win prizes. Educators can learn more...

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Help Sustain the Earth's Resources

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, January 7, 2011,
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides college- and high school-aged members with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable, from tracking grizzlies through the Tetons to restoring desert ecosystems and teaching environmental education at Washington, D.C.’s Urban Tree House. Students who are currently in high school, between 15 and 19, will find tuition-free opportunities to serve planet Earth through SCA’s National Conservation Crews. Su...

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Caption a Photograph With a Quotation

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, January 7, 2011,
The Learning Network is challenging young people between the ages of 13 and 25 to write a caption for a New York Times photograph of their choice, using aquotation from historyliteraturethe arts or pop culture. Students select any photograph they like from the past year on NYTimes.com except from The Opinion section, The Sunday Magazine or T Magazine. Then they write a caption, or thought or speech bubble, describing what’s going on in the picture or conveying what they imagine the peop...

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