Summer Spatial Institutes 2015

Summer Spatial Institutes 2015

Designed specifically for teachers, the 2015 Summer Spatial Institute series will take educators from beginning online GIS skills through the more advanced skills analyzing local data. Attend one or attend them all. The series is created for you design a full program that meets your professional development needs. CEU’s, undergraduate, and graduate credits are available for each institute. For detailed content information and to register online for any of the institutes, please go to the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension website link: http://extension.unh.edu/2015-Summer-Spatial-Institutes or see Summer Institute 2015 Flyer for individual...
Choices Workshops Maine and Rhode Island

Choices Workshops Maine and Rhode Island

Introductory Workshop Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:30 am-3:30 pm Brown University School of Professional Studies Providence, RI Cost: $145 per person. Price includes two units ($78 value), lunch, 7-hour certificate of attendance, and all workshop materials. A limited number of scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Who Should Attend: History, civics, geography, government and other social studies teachers, as well as Humanities teachers, are the target audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. During the workshop, you will: • Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues; • Examine and work with the Choices units The U.S.Role in a Changing World and Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi (provided); • Network with exemplar colleagues in social studies education from across New England. This is a participatory workshop, so come ready to be engaged and inspired! Flyer RI ============================================================================ Introductory Workshop (2) Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach Friday, September 25, 2015 8:30 am-3:30 pm Yarmouth High School Yarmouth, ME Cost: $145 per person. Price includes two units ($78 value), lunch, 7-hour certificate of attendance, and all workshop materials. A limited number of scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Who Should Attend: History, civics, geography, government and other social studies educators will benefit. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are also invited to attend. During the workshop, you will: • Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues; • Examine and work with the Choices...
Outdoor Classroom Grants Available- Due Date April 15, 2015

Outdoor Classroom Grants Available- Due Date April 15, 2015

New Hampshire Project Learning Tree is pleased to announce the availability of four $250.00 grants to help assist in the development of outdoor classrooms on schoolyards. Examples of projects that qualify include planting trees and shrubs to provide wildlife food or cover, establishing pollinator gardens, building ponds or other water sources such as birdbaths and fountains, construction of nature trails, building bridges, benches and similar structures. New Hampshire Project Learning Tree supports students and educators in projects that make a difference in helping children connect with nature.  The Outdoor Classroom Special Fund was started to honor the leadership of  Esther Cowles, Executive Director 1997-2011. Grant Criteria Grant Application For complete criteria and applications go to  http://www.nhplt.org/about/outdoor-classroom-special-fund/  . If you have any questions about the type of project you are considering or how to complete the proposal forms, please contact Judy Silverberg, NH Project Learning Tree Coordinator at judy.silverberg@gmail.com or info@nhplt.org Interested in supporting the work of NH Project Learning Tree go to www.nhplt.org and make a...
SUMMER TEACHERS INSTITUTE

SUMMER TEACHERS INSTITUTE

SUMMER TEACHERS INSTITUTE Montréal and Québec City: June 28-July 3   On behalf of the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada with support from the U.S. Department of Education, we are delighted to extend an invitation to you and your fellow Council for the Social Studies members to participate in the Summer Institute for K-12 Professionals held this summer in Montréal and Québec City, Canada, from June 28 to July 3. Please forward to interested colleagues K-12 teachers, curriculum coordinators and administrators with teaching background in social studies, geography, history and/or French, in addition to pre-service teachers, are welcome to apply. “Québec Dimensions: Historical, Geographic and Cultural Explorations” is a unique professional development opportunity providing participants with foundations in history and geography plus contemporary cultural insights through first-hand experience. The Canadian and Québec content taught by academic specialists is designed to meet Common Core, C3, and state standards. Registration: US$649 covers transportation during the Institute, lecturer fees, admission to educational sites, curriculum materials, double-occupancy at four star hotels, and some meals. Rolling applications accepted between now and April 15th or until full. Apply online! For more information: www.umaine.edu/teachingcanada Thank you in advance for sharing this professional development with colleagues interested in teaching Canadian, Québec and North American topics. Thank you! Sincerely yours, Betsy Arntzen and Amy Sotherden Canadian-American Center and Center for the Study of Canada / Institute on Québec Studies University of Maine and State University of New York College at Plattsburgh Consortium Partners of the NORTHEAST NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON CANADA...
PD Scholarships for Geography Educators / 2015 Educator Academy in the Amazon

PD Scholarships for Geography Educators / 2015 Educator Academy in the Amazon

$1000 Scholarships for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshop Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu The July 1-11, 2015 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use: 21st Century Instruction:  5E Lesson Design ~ Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ STEM Inquiry Protocols & Resources:  Project Learning Tree ~ Cornell Lab of Ornithology ~ & More! Global and Cultural Perspectives:  Service Learning ~ Sustainability ~ Global Education Join Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree (PLT); Lilly Briggs (Cornell Lab of Ornithology), Christa Dillabaugh, Amazon Rainforest Workshops; and Dr. David Pearson, Wildlife Travellers’ Guide to Peru; and work side-by-side with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo as you: Participate in citizen science projects and inquiry based field studies on a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway in one of the most biologically diverse environments on the planet. Spend a day in an Amazon village as you explore the complexities of sustainability and the role of education in creating a sustainable future for Amazon children. Work with fellow educators to explore strategies for using the Amazon as a vehicle for incorporating STEM education, inquiry-based learning, and sustainability science education into your classroom. PLT Certification, BirdSleuth resources and 50 ASU PD Hours included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional.  $1000 scholarship deadline March 1, 2015.  Program cost is $1240 + air for scholarship recipients. Space is limited! Register early to secure your spot! Get the details and download a syllabus and scholarship application at: http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educator-academy.html Contact christa@amazonworkshops.com or 1-800-431-2624 for more...
NG Alliance Network Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

NG Alliance Network Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

Exciting news: we’re now accepting applications for the 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program. Please feel free to spread the word to any outstanding educators about this opportunity. The application deadline is January 4th. For those who don’t know what this program is, here’s the short overview: This is a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators (teaching any subject) in the US and Canada. As one part of this program Fellows travel on all-expense paid Lindblad Expeditions voyages to cool places like the Arctic, Antarctica, Iceland, the Galapagos etc. Selected educators are recognized for their commitment to geographic education and are given this opportunity and field-based experience to find new ways to bring geographic literacy, travel, perspective etc. back to their learning environments. More details about the program and FAQ’s can be found on the website. — The NG Alliance Network Google Group is designed for active Alliance members to share information, discuss ideas and communicate to others in the...