Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Submit Your STEM Proposals for the STEM Forum & Expo, Atlantic City, NJ, May 17–19, 2012

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, September 30, 2011,

Teachers and administrators versed in STEM are encouraged to submit proposals appropriate for workshops and seminars at the first NSTA STEM Forum & Expo. For details and information on the process, visit www.nsta.org/stemforum.

The STEM Forum & Expo will bring together nationally renowned STEM experts and practitioners and hands-on educators interested in learning about successful approaches and implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education into our...


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Are You a True Sport?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, September 30, 2011,

Build Winners for Life


Being a winner is about more than the outcome—it’s about positive attitude, strong character and integrity.  Discovery Education and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency believe in the power of sport to teach young people these important life lessons and are excited to announce the opening of the 2011 USADA True Sport Awards Program.

 

Spread the word!

The USADA True Sport Awards are now open to mor...


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Fall means family fun at the Brooklyn Museum!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, September 30, 2011,
We've previously mentioned the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturday programs, now here's a run down of their family friendly programs happening all month.  Don't forget to visit their neighbor, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, for their Spooktacular Halloween events (read our September 28th post).


For Families of All Ages: Hands-on Art at Target First Saturday
Saturday, October 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Artists of all ages are invited to this drop-in workshop to explore new materials and ideas t...

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NAGC Parent & Community Network Newsletter

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, September 30, 2011,


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Make Your Own Interactive Whiteboard

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, September 30, 2011,

Get Interactive in Your Classroom!

Thursday October 13, 2011 | 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST

Did you know that you can easily transform your classroom's standard whiteboard or even its walls into an interactive whiteboard? With technology from Sony and Luidia, teachers and students can interact in new and exciting ways with a fully functional interactive board created from an existing classroom surface!

Learn how to unleash the potential of this amazing technology and how to easily and effectivel...


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The 2011 Home-to-School Connections Guide

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 28, 2011,

Edutopia has published another classroom resource guide that is available for FREE on their website.  This one highlights new solutions for connecting home and school in order to improve student learning and success. Whether you're a teacher, parent, or district administrator, this new guide provides you with relevant and valuable tools...

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The Haunted Pumpking Garden at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 28, 2011,
We love the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, which is located next door to one of our favorite NYC museums, the Brooklyn Museum.  Check out their Haunted Pumpkin Garden, then swing by the museum for their amazing exhibit on Egyptian culture.  Better yet, go this Saturday, you can also enjoy the museum's Target First Saturday events.

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September 28, 2011
The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
Opens This Weekend
October 1–30

Get tickets
Get more information on The Haunted Pumpkin Garden
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Promote Conservation With Your Students

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 28, 2011,

The Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Discovery Education invite all kids to experience the joy of America's lakes, rivers and streams. Explore the Blue is a comprehensive program that provides you with classroom resources to lead the way. From 28 cross-curricular, standards-aligned lesson plans to Discovery Streaming videos, a regional U.S. habitat map, and Thrill of the Catch, an interactive fishing game. All FREE.
 

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iCivics Impact Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 21, 2011,

Help your students learn more about civics and enter for a chance to win* a VGo Robot and videoconference session with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor!

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Enter the iCivics Impact Challenge between October 3 and November 30, and your students can earn points by playing educational games on iCivics.org. The games engage students in evaluating Supreme Court cases, becoming active in their community, voting, determining budgets, passing laws, arguing cases before a judge, and e...


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Find Your Balance

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 21, 2011,

Calling all K-5 Teachers and Students!

Discovery Education and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation challenge you to be involved to help win the fight against childhood obesity.

FIND YOUR BALANCE CHALLENGE brings K-5 teachers and students together to create an action plan that addresses Energy Balance needs in their school community.  Designed to reward student teams for taking steps to achieving Energy Balance, the chal...


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National Financial Capability Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, September 21, 2011,

The U.S. Department of Education & the President's advisory council for Financial Education, have created the National Financial Capability Challenge.  The dates for the 2012 Challenge have just been announced. The next opportunity to take the Challenge will be March 12 - April 13, 2012. Please check the Treasury's Challenge website (challenge.treas.gov) for the latest information and to review the instructions for delivery. There is also a wealth of financial education resources available ...


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FREE Educator Preview This Week

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, September 20, 2011,
EDUCATORS & ADMINISTRATORS:

You and a guest are invited to an Exclusive  

Open House for BODIES...The Exhibition  

and the NEW--Dialog in the Dark

on Sept. 21, 22 or 23 

 

RSVP is required to attend. Details below!

NOTE:  If you have already RSVP'd to this event, there is  

no need to do so again.  We look forward to meeting you. 

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NEW:  Dialog in the Dark. Hailed as a groundbreaking and life changing journey, this exceptional experience leads students through everyday environments in complete darkness...

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"The Littlest Volunteer" Contest

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, September 19, 2011,


The Junior League of Long Island, a volunteer organization that I belong to, is trying to promote volunteerism with children.  “The Littlest Volunteer” contest, based on the book by the same name, is asking elementary school aged children to write in no more than 10 sentences, what they’d do with $100 to help others.  Based on their responses, two Long Island children (one in Nassau county, and another in Suffolk county) will be awarded $100 to help them in getting their volunteer proje...
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Discovery Education's Curiosity in the Classroom

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,

 

 

 

 

Register today for a chance to win a flip-cam for your classroom!

Join Curiosity in the Classroom for a special 3-part webinar series, devoted to exploring life's most interesting and enduring questions in science. One lucky participant will win a free flip-cam for the classroom!

Register now for the first webinar taking place on Thursday, September 22nd from 7-8pm ET for a peek at what this new prog...


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Free Admission to Museums on Smithsonian Museum Day

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,
The Museum Day Ticket provides FREE ADMISSION to one person, plus a guest
Smithsonian Institution building

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free.

View the list of 2011 participating museums or use the
"Find a Museum" tab above.

  • Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official ...

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Siemens "We Can Change the World" Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,

The 2011-2012 Challenge is now open!

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Team 6000 n 60 from Hawaii, grand prize winners of the 2010-2011 middle school Challenge

NOW LIVE: The nation's premier environmental sustainability competition for students in grades K-12 is now open.

Students learn about science and conservation while creating solutions that impact their planet. Empower your students to change the world.

Register Today


Free Resources
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Prepare Your Students for the Int'l Observe the Moon Night

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,
Saturday, October 8, 2011 is International Observe the Moon Night, and Selene can prepare your students to make their Moon viewing more meaningful.  After visiting the Selene website students will be able to share what they know about the Moon with family and friends. You can find out more about International Observe the Moon (InOMN) night at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/observethemoonnight/
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Play With Your Produce Classroom Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,
K-6 teachers, home school, and after school programs can win $500, $750, even $1,000 for their classroom by entering the Play With Your Produce Classroom Challenge. Teachers and their classes are challenged to keep a weekly Half the Plate eating log and complete a lesson plan that teaches kids about fresh produce and eating healthy.
http://www.produceforkids.org/teachers/sweepstakes
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NEW Research Study Opportunity for High School Educators with PBS (Grades 9-12)

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,
PBS is looking for teachers to participate in an exciting opportunity to help evaluate the effectiveness of a new online graduate course, STEM417: Global Climate Change Education for High School, by serving as a Control Teacher. As an incentive, you will receive a $50 stipend for completing the evaluation instruments and for completing a PBS TeacherLine (www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog) online course in science, math, or technology for high school this fall (courses start October 26). T...

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Chicago Int'l Children's Film Festival

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,
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Facets Multi-Media proudly invites your school to attend...

The 28th Annual  

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

 October 21- October 30
 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.


250 F...


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The Synergy Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,

Synergy Challenge provides a new task every season where gifted students will design, create, build, and perform something from their imagination. They will post their projects on the Synergy Challenge Facebook page where it will be judged for a prize. Their goal is to keep the gifted mind stimulated, where students can work on an independent project that motivates and excites them.

Fall Challenge: Create a comic book character that promotes the good of your community or society. Assi...


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Volunteer Opportunity for Long Island's Youth

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,


The Junior League of Long Island will be kicking off the idea of voluntarism for youth of the Long Island community with a reading of "The Littlest Volunteer", making a craft that will be donated to a local soup kitchen, and launching their "Littlest Volunteer Grant".  The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the Manhasset Public Library.

 

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September 17th is Constitution Day

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,
HISTORY HISTORY Classroom
TV Shows This Day In History Videos Games Shop
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Teachers Can Preview These Two Amazing Exhibits for FREE

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,
EDUCATORS & ADMINISTRATORS:

You and a guest are invited to an Exclusive  

Open House for BODIES...The Exhibition  

and the NEW--Dialog in the Dark

on Sept. 21, 22 or 23 

 

(RSVP is required to attend. Details below!)

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NEW:  Dialog in the Dark. Hailed as a groundbreaking and life changing journey, this exceptional experience leads students through everyday environments in complete darkness.  New York City-centric scents, sounds, temperatures and textures will come alive and turn dail...

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The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Target® Design K12 Fall 2011

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, September 15, 2011,

Design in the Classroom brings design workshops to your school beginning this fall!

Whether you teach social studies or math or even language arts, our hands-on exercises in teamwork and brainstorming will equip your students with new tools to take on challenges in any subject. Design in the Classroom is free. The visit is about 45 minutes. All K-12 teachers in NYC are eligible. Workshop materials are provided including teaching materials and resources to use before and after the visit...


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