Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Earn FREE Tickets to Six Flags

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 31, 2012,
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SixFlags Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club
Register Today for Read to Succeed
Input student reading hours by March 1 to earn free tickets

Don’t miss this chance to encourage reading with Read to Succeed, a free educational program brought to you by Six Flags. When students in grades K-6 read recreationally for 6 hours, everyone gets rewarded — students will earn a free Six Flags ticket and their tea...


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Teacher Leadership Program Event @ Brooklyn Museum

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 26, 2012,

Chris Johnson (American, b. 1948) and Hank Willis Thomas (American, b. 1976), with Kamal Sinclair (American, b. 1976) and Bayeté Ross Smith (American, b. 1976). Stills from Question Bridge: Black Males, 2012. Multichannel video installation. Courtesy of the artists and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Teacher Leadership Program
Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 4:30–6 p.m.
Education Division, 1st Floor
Discover interactive teaching strategies for engaging students with the innovative tran...

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AERA ROGCT Gifted Connection

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 26, 2012,

Are you a graduate student not in a formal gifted education graduate program but interested in studying giftedness, creativity, and talent and being involved in the field?  Are you a faculty member or professional who researches and/or has a background in giftedness, creativity, and talent?  If so, the AERA Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG invites you to participate in the third annual AERA ROGCT Gifted Connection, which is a mentorship opportunity during the AERA Annu...


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FREE Presentation for Nevada Local Educators

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,

Common Myths About Gifted Students

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Davidson Academy of Nevada

(Jot Travis Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus)

A tour of the Academy will begin at 4 p.m. with the presentation
starting at 4:30 p.m.


For more information and to RSVP, please email Breanne at bjones@davidsongifted.org

 

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Free Workshop on Successful STEM Schools

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,
Seeking to expand the STEM curriculum/program at your school? Learn what makes a successful STEM school on February 28 at the free regional workshop at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The workshop is based on the National Research Council report issued last fall that identifies highly successful K–12 schools and programs in STEM. NSF is hosting events around the country to provide participants with STEM education solutions bas...
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2012 Green Ribbon Schools Award Now Open

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,

The program launched last October and now 33 states are participating in the pilot year of the Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award. If your school is located in one of the 33 participating states, learn more on how you can apply now to your state department of education to be one of up to four nominees from your state.

Modeled on the prestigious Blue Ribbon awards, Green Ribbon awards will recognize public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstra...


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Kids Can Change the World

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,
The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a premier national environmental sustainability competition for grades K–12, benefits all of us as they learn about science and conservation while creating solutions that impact our planet. At stake is more than $300,000 in scholarships and prizes. Lead your students in this venture as they “change their world.” For more information about participating, visit www.wecanchange.com.
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Increase Student Literacy via the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition for Grades 7–12 Students: Deadline Near

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,
Don’t miss the deadline, Jan. 31, for your students’ submissions for this premier science and technology essay contest. Required is a student-composed 700-1000 word essay on a scientific discovery, theory, event or technology application that has captured their interest. Prizes that total $100,000, including U.S. Savings Bonds for all our winners and a special awards trip to Orlando, FL, for the top three students in each division, to be joined by a parent and sponsoring tea...
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Get published! Submit your manuscript to SAGE Open—an open-access publication

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,

Publish in SAGE Open, SAGE's groundbreaking, open-access publication of peer-reviewed, original research and review articles, spanning the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. More than 975 manuscripts have been submitted in the last year.

Submit your manuscript through SAGE Track, SAGE's web-based peer review and submission system, powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts™. Submitting your manuscript is free.

If you are accepted, then pay the author acceptan...


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2012 Young Scientist Challenge NOW OPEN for Entries

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,
ONE OF YOUR STUDENTS COULD WIN $25,000!

The Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is now accepting entries for the 2012 competition. Open to students in grades 5-8, the Young Scientist Challenge provides the opportunity for one lucky student to win: $25,000, a once-in-a-lifetime trip with Discovery Student Adventures, and the distinguished title, "America's Top Young Scientist."

Ten finalists will have the opportunity to work directly with a 3M scientist during an exclusive su...

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FREE STEM Webinar

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,
Siemens STEM Academy
Join a FREE Webinar to Learn How to Make Mobile Media Meaningful in Your STEM Classroom
Education star Hall Davidson will share how to build interactive projects and assessments using apps, QR codes, social media sites and more during a one-hour webinar.

Making Mobile Media Meaningful in (and Beyond!) Your STEM Classroom
Presented by Hall Davidson
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 7 PM ET
For Educato...

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Free Webinar - How What You Eat Effects The Environment

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 24, 2012,

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Join Philippe Cousteau for a Webinar

Wednesday, January 25, 2:00 pm

Did you know that there is a direct connection between what you eat and the health of our water planet?

Register your middle and high school classrooms today to join Philippe Cousteau and guest experts from Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future as they explore the environmental and community impact of the food choices we make each and...


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Google Science Fair Competition

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Sunday, January 22, 2012,
Google once again is calling on students ages 13 to 18 to participate in an online science fair. The 2012 Global Science Fair, which follows last year's inaugural event, challenges students to submit projects that will be judged by a panel of scientists and researchers. Have you asked a question today? What did you do with it?  Did it take you somewhere new? Did it bring you here?  The Google Science Fair is an online science competition seeking cu...
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Nominate a Colleague (or Yourself) for History Teacher of the Year

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Sunday, January 22, 2012,
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

 



Congratulations Stacy Hoeflich, 2011 National History Teacher of the Year.

Stacy Hoeflich is pictured here with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and her former students, Rebecca Tilahun and Alan Hernandez. Read about the winner.



New Teaching Resources: Liberty and the...


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Doodle 4 Google 2012 Open for Submissions!

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Friday, January 20, 2012,
 
 

Know a young artist?
Encourage them to travel through time with this year’s Doodle 4 Google

 


Have your children or students doodle their way to a college scholarship and a technology grant for their school!

At Google, we believe in dreaming big. This year, we encourage kids to do the same as they put their creative twist on our logo with the theme, “If I could travel in time, I’d visit...” Since you registered last year, we wanted to make sure you and your children don’t miss out on ...


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Lego Education Grant Opportunities

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, January 18, 2012,
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Grant Opportunities 
  In the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), collaborative learning works best. Students working together can often accomplish far more than when they work alone.

Collaboration engenders excitement and provides an opportunity for students to work together in a team atmosphere, which is a long-range objective of the future job market. If students are not provided the opportunity to hone these skills, their ove...

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Brooklyn Museum Spring Teacher Institute

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 17, 2012,


Brooklyn Museum Spring Teacher Institute
From Museum to Classroom: Integrating Meaningful Arts Learning
This course for K–12 teachers explores best practices for museum and arts education through a combination of art-making, visual arts literacy, and interaction with Brooklyn-based artists and museum professionals. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Brooklyn Museum’s galleries, resources, and programs, and develop lesson plans, inspired by the Museum’s collection, that suppor...

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New Mars Education Challenge Deadline

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 17, 2012,
The deadline for submissions to the Mars Education Challenge (MEC) has been extended to January 31, 2012. If you are a science educator in the United States (grades 7–12) and you intend to enter the Challenge, submit your curricula materials by 11:59 p.m. EST on the new deadline. For more information on the Mars Education Challenge, please visit the MEC website.
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Help Celebrate Nuclear Science Week

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 17, 2012,

NSTA is celebrating National Nuclear Science Week, Jan. 24–28, hosting a special live web seminar from the Illinois Institute of Technology on January 25. Join scientists and national experts from the medical, energy, and research fields who will lead the discussion. Topics to be covered are

  • Green Power for a Digital World
  • What’s Cool about Nuclear Electricity
  • Why Nuclear Medicine is Important to You
  • The Nuclear Energy Future in the U.S.

For more information and to register, click here

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FREE Educational DVD From Izzit

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 17, 2012,

Recently I received an e-mail from izzit.org that sounded interesting.  I haven't received my free DVD yet, but I put in an order for one.  Here's the info on how to get yours:

Join izzit.org and receive one free DVD per year! No obligation to buy anything. Ever. What's the catch? There is no catch... read our FAQ. It’s easy. Just visit http://www.izzit.org to get your DVD with no cost or obligation. Choose from over 20 high-quality DVD titles with no cost or obligation.  We do the prep wo...


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FREE Webinar - Implementing the Common Core State Standards

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 17, 2012,

edWeb.net - A professional social network for the education community

 

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Join the education experts at Action Learning Systems for a webinar series and online professional learning community where educators can receive valuable information and guidance, and also come together to discuss guidelines and current practices in implementing the Common Core State Standards.

This free webinar series and online community provides information and support for educators who are interested in the Common Core State Standards. You'll be invited to ...

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Compete in Contests with The JASON Project

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,
The JASON Project and its Immersion Learning Program are sponsoring three exciting contests for kids and young adults in 2012:
  • "Wrecks of the World" Art Contest (grades K-12)
  • Goldfish Training Contest (grades 4-8)
  • JASON/Immersion Carbonrally Contest (grades K-12)
Read more about each contest below, and find complete details on the JASON Contests webpage.

"Wrecks of the World" Art Contest
Calling all artists in grades K-12! You are invited to participate in an international art contest sponsored...

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Join Us on January 28th for Discovery Education Network's Online Science Convention

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,
We’re gearing up for the 3rd annual DEN SCIcon on Saturday, January 28th and hope you’ll join us either virtually or in one of the in-person events planned across the country. DEN SCIcon focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.

Join thousands of educators from around the world for an amazing day of professional development sessions, ne...
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Win a $40k Wireless Lab

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,
The 10th annual Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes is now open. Enter every day until May 3 to win one of three wireless labs, weekly technology prizes and much more.
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Young Scientist Challenge Now Open

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,
Does your student have what it takes to become America's Top Young Scientist? Prizes include $25k and once-in-a-lifetime trips. Learn more today.
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Win $30k and a New Playground

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,
Enter the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $30k grant from Sports Authority and a new playground. Enter every day until January 31.
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Commemorate the Birthday of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. With Discovery Education's New MLK Jr. Webpage

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Theme Page Grades: K-12
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the courageous civil rights leader who dreamed of and fought for an America free from racism. Younger students learn about Dr. King's life and accomplishments, while older students consider the best ways to celebrate his legacy.

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Dr.King Holiday Facts and Fun: Martin Luther King Day Grades: K-2, 3-5
Viewers see congressional passage of legislation marking Dr. King's bi...

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The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Target® Design K-12 Winter 2012

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,

Design in the Classroom brings design workshops to your school. All K-12 teachers in New York City are eligible for this free 45-minute program.  Whether you teach social studies, 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. 

Join the hundreds of NYC teachers that have registered their classes. Teachers' feedback highlights that students enjoyed learning how design thinkin...


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Enrichment 4 Kids' Cindy Dwyer to Moderate NAGC Webinar

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,

Enrichment 4 Kids Gifted Education Specialist Cindy Dwyer will be moderating a webinar for the National Association for Gifted Children.  Here's a short description of the webinar:

February 8, 7:00 pm
Common Core State Standards: What Gifted Leaders Need to Know
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

The "Common Core" State Standards (CCSS) are here to stay and implementation is moving quickly.  Just what are the implications for gifted education?  Although the CC...


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NASA's National "Spaced Out Sports" Design Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 16, 2012,

Entry Deadline: Mar. 16, 2012

Students in grades 5-8 throughout the United States are invited to participate in Spaced Out Sports, a national design challenge that applies Newton’s Laws of Motion by designing a game for the International Space Station astronauts to play in space. The goal is for students to learn the “science behind the game” on Earth and in microgravity.

Students will submit game demonstration...


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One Month Left to Apply to the Prestigious Siemens STEM Academy

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,

NEW STARs PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE FOR 20 MORE TEACHERS
Apply today to the Siemens Summer of Learning programs!

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The 2011 Siemens STEM Institute Fellows

Now there are more opportunities than ever to participate!

The Summer of Learning includes two all-expenses-paid, one-of-a-kind professional development programs: Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) and Siemens STEM Institute.
Start your application today for the Siemens Summer of...

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Brooklyn Museum FREE Teacher Leadership Program Professional Development Opportunities

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,


Lan Tuazon drawing

Teacher Leadership Program
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Education Division, 1st Floor
Join us for an exclusive artist talk and art-making workshop with Lan Tuazon, a featured artist in Raw/Cooked, a series of exhibitions highlighting under-the-radar Brooklyn-based artists. Discover the artist’s process, create art inspired by the Museum’s collection, and make connections with your classroom curricula. K–12 educators in all subject areas are welcome to at...
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Free Tech Tools for a More Productive New Year

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 10, 2012,
Your New Year’s Resolution is to Get Organized. If you want to get more done and make it look easy, this free one-hour webinar is for you. Start  2012 with the "nuts & bolts" of four game-changing tools including:
  • Using iGoogle to organize all of your Internet resources.
  • Using Dropbox to instantly backup your documents and give you access to them from anywhere.
  • Using Google Docs to forever change the way you think about paper forms.
  • Using reQall to trap voice notes on the fly. Have them sho...

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be on Jeopardy?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, January 7, 2012,
JEOPARDY! Online Tests are Here!
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Discovery Education Network SCIcon - Coming to a Computer Near You

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Saturday, January 7, 2012,
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We're gearing up for the 3rd annual DEN SCIcon on Saturday, January 28th and hope you'll join us. DEN SCIcon focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.

Join thousands of educators from around the world for an amazing day of professional development sessions, networking and sharing.

Register for the online sessions at: http://links.discoverye...


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The National Association for Gifted Children Offers a FREE Webinar On Effectively Advocating for Gifted Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 3, 2012,
State of the Nation: Effective Advocacy Resources in a Challenging Climate
Hosted by: NAGC President Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; NAGC Executive Director Nancy Green
January 18, 2012 7:00 PM EST
Copy & Paste This Link To Register:
http://www.nagc.org/WOW.aspx

Make sure your big picture knowledge is current!  Tune in to hear President Paula O-K provide an overview of national trends  and issues in education and their relationship to gifted education , an up...


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Every Summer Siemens STEM Academy Offers All Expenses Paid Professional Development Opportunities. Learn more about how to apply to these exciting programs.

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 3, 2012,


Siemens STEM Academy
One Month Left to Apply to the 2012 Siemens Summer of Learning
Professional Development Programs!

STARs

Fellows engage in hands-on research projects during STARs.


The Summer of Learning includes two all-expenses-paid, one-of-a-kind professional development programs: Siemens Teachers as Researchers (STARs) and Siemens STEM Institute.
Kick off the new year by applying to free STEM professional development this summer.

Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation invite middle and high ...

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day By Learning More About Civil Rights

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 3, 2012,

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The Jason Project Offers Affordable PD Workshops in Cincinnati

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 2, 2012,
The JASON Project

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCIENCE EVENT IN JANUARY

Sea Research and National Geographic
Leading Scientists and STEM Curriculum Workshops!
 
On January 26-28, 2012, The JASON Project will be offering a series of special professional development science events at the Mayerson Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio. Attendees will receive 2 full days of JASON Project training and hear from 3 JASON Host Researchers!
JASON Curriculum Workshops
Receive 2 full days of JASON Project training in the curriculum of your choice. Selections inc...

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The Celebration of Teaching & Learning returns to the New York Hilton on March 16-17, 2012

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 2, 2012,


 
Join the 2012 Celebration of Teaching & Learning, hosted by WNET New York Public Media – parent company of New York’s flagship public television stations THIRTEEN & WLIW21 and operating company of NJTV – on March 16-17, 2012, in New York City!  The seventh annual Celebration will once again bring together global experts, advocates, practitioners, and academics with more than 10,000 educators to create a unique professional development experience where knowledge meets inspiratio...

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