Browsing Archive: January, 2013

Resources for Teaching African American History Month

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 29, 2013,
Edutopia just recently published an article which links to six great resources for teaching about African American History Month.   You can view it here - http://www.edutopia.org/blog/black-history-month-teaching-resources-matthew-davis
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Webinar on "Understanding the 'E' in STEM"

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : webinars 

Siemens STEM Academy
Don't Forget to Register for the Webinar TOMORROW:
"Understanding the 'E' in STEM: Applying Engineering
Standards in the Modern Science Classroom"
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Discover new tools and techniques for incorporating educational technologies into your STEM classroom.
Register today to learn how to build a stronger foundation for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Presented by:
Lawrence Perretto
Siemens STARs F...


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RealWorld-InWorld (RWIW) NASA Engineering Design Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 29, 2013,
RWIW encourages students in grades 8-12 to explore and build skills essential for successful careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through project-based learning and team competition. Important dates include January 31, February 9 and April 26, 2012. Click here for more information.
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Host a NASA Launch in your classroom

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 29, 2013,
The Landsat satellite program's 40-year archive offers a priceless record of Earth's changing communities and landscapes. The record continues on February 11, 2013, when NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey
are scheduled to launch the 8th Landsat satellite. Click here for details on how to host a launch party in your classroom.
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Top 10 Webinars for 2012 - Hot Topics in Education

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, In : webinars 

What are the hottest topics in education these days?  edWeb.net hosted over 140 free webinars in 2012 on a wide variety of topics.  Some of the hot topics of the year included games in the classroom, iPads, tech tools, mobile technology, and the brain and learning.

In January, edWeb hosted a webinar "Flipping Your Classroom" that broke previous records with over 500 attendees.  Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net said, "Our webinar attendance continues to climb.  We're seeing record ...


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Nominate Your NYC School

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : Contests 

Recognizing Excellence in Theatrical Performance in New York City High Schools

Participate in the 2013 Gershwin Awards

Applications are now available!

Visit The Gershwin Awards for information about how to apply. Applications are due on April 26, 2013.


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Grow Your Own Business Challenge

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 10, 2013,
Students 7-16 are invited to enter their idea for a new business at The Secret Millionaires Club, an animated series featuring the voice of Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of kids as they learn important financial and entrepreneurial lessons. The deadline for entries for the Grow Your Own Business Challenge is February 15, 2013.
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Science Common Core: Your Input Needed

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 10, 2013,
The final public draft of what will be the Science Common Core State Standards is now available for public comment. The Next Generation Science Standards have been developed by the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Science Teachers Association, and writers from 26 states.

NAGC urges gifted education professionals who have science knowledge and experience to review and provide comments on the science standards so that the develo...

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Now Open: STARs & STEM Institute Application

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Wednesday, January 9, 2013,

Free STEM Professional Development: The 2013 Siemens STEM Institute and STARs application is now open to grades 6-12 teachers. Apply today to free summer PD programs! Learn More.


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Common Core State Standards: A good fit for gifted education?

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 7, 2013,
In a guest Inservice post educator and ASCD Common Core Professional Development Institute presenter Jennifer G. Beasley blogs about what the new standards mean for high-ability students. Beasley explains what's at the heart of the standards, emphasizing that this knowledge is key to establishing whether or not they are a good fit for advanced learners. And she discusses why "challenging, high-quality curriculum is still in the hands of the experts, the teachers." Read on.
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Educational Games for Girls: Collaboration and Context

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 7, 2013, In : webinars 

Edweb.net will present it's webinar on Education Games for Girls on Thursday, January 10 at 4pm ET
Presenters: Victoria Van Voorhis, Founder & CEO, Second Avenue Software, with Jayne C. Lammers, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

How do girls' preferences in computer games vary from those of boys? Girls value the opportunity to collaborate with others in solving problems in non-violent, non-competitive contexts. These factors should be considered when des...


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Upcoming NYSCATE Workshops

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 7, 2013,


Upcoming Events

January 18: iPad in Education (Batavia, NY)

January 22: iPad for Administrators - BYOD (Binghamton, NY)

January 25: iPad in Education (LeRoy, NY)

February 6: Blended Learning Summit (Albany, NY)

February 8: iPad for Administrators - BYOD (Binghamton, NY)

February 19: iPad for Administrators - includes a new iPad (Binghamton, NY)

For complete information on workshops and conferences, please visit http://www.nyscate.org/conferences.cfm?subpage=41.


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Online Courses from the American Museum of Natural History

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 7, 2013,
Are you interested in learning about climate change? Do you want to know more about space, or the solar system? Are you looking for graduate or professional development credit? If so, check out the Seminars on Science program from the American Museum of Natural History. Online courses run from January 28 to March 10 and include: Evolution; Climate Change; Genetics, Genomics, Genethics; The Ocean System; Space, Time and Motion; and The Solar System.
Each course is available for graduate credit ...
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U.S. Dept. of Ed Offers Fellowships for Classroom Teachers

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Monday, January 7, 2013,
The applications for 2013–2014 U.S. Department of Education Washington, DC, and Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellowship are now available. The application period will close on January 29, 2013. Selections will be made in the spring, and 2013 Fellows will start their one-year assignments by August 2013. Below are links to both applications:
Washington fellows: a full-time appointment based at the Department's headquarters in Washington
Classroom fellows: teachers to participate on a part-time...
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Make a Positive Impact

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 3, 2013,
Disney Friends for Change grants offer young people across the United States the chance to make lasting, positive change in the world. The $1,000 grants, sponsored by Youth Service America, are awarded for youth-led service projects that demonstrate youth leadership, creativity and a commitment to making a positive impact on the community. Youth aged 5–18 located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for the grant. Deadline: February 10, 2013 for applications
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Math Moves Middle Schoolers

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 3, 2013,
Raytheon Company is calling for submissions to its 2012–2013 MathMovesU Middle School Grant and Scholarship Program. To participate, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students nationwide are invited to illustrate the importance of math in the mission to Mars and in space exploration in general. Student submissions will be evaluated on creativity, originality, time commitment and the use of math equations to demonstrate an enthusiasm for math and space exploration. Up to 150 students will be...
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Honor a Young Immigrant

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 3, 2013,
The American Immigration Council is accepting nominations for its 2013 Immigrant Youth Achievement Award, celebrating high-achieving young immigrants, whose personal accomplishments and contributions demonstrate the important impact young immigrants are having on our nation every day. The honoree must be an immigrant to the United States, including those who have become naturalized citizens, and between the ages of 14 and 25 as of April 11, 2013. The accomplishments of the honoree must reflec...
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Grants & Other Educational Funding Opportunities

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 3, 2013,
GetEdFunding is CDW-G’s new website to help educators and institutions find the funds they need to supplement already stretched budgets. GetEdFunding is a free and fresh resource, which hosts a collection of more than 1,000 grants and other funding opportunities culled from federal, state, regional and community sources and available to public and private, preK–12 educators, schools and districts, higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations that work with them. The site offe...
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The Salvadori Center in NYC

Posted by Enrichment 4 Kids on Thursday, January 3, 2013,

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