Common Core Task Force Looking For Volunteers

The Common Core Task Force is working on another piece to support teachers in the field.  This is a call for volunteers.  We are looking for teachers from all grades to be involved in aligning National Geographic Kids books and resources to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. Click here to submit information: Volunteers. NG Kids has many books so we are looking for a large number of volunteers.  Those that apply and are selected will be able to keep the books or series they review for use in their classroom.  Sign up by May 31,...

Geographic Lens on the World: The Geography of Canada

Geographic Lens on the World: The Geography of Canada This online course is open to all teachers – those who teach about Canada and those who want to learn more about our northern neighbor. Developed in conjunction with the Canadian-American Center at UMaine and the Maine Geographic Alliance, this course begins June 17 and ends Aug. 16. FMI contact Betsy Arntzen at the CAC. barntzen@umit.maine.edu or check out the web information at www.umaine.edu/teachingcanada Cost is $50 for contact hours and $205 for one graduate...

Register Now! “Environmental Literacy through the Arts” May 6 workshop

    Join us for a workshop exploring innovative ways to use the arts to teach, document & celebrate environmental literacy  in & out of school Monday, May 6, 9 am to 3 pm Margret & H.A. Rey Center, Waterville Valley Designed for K-12 educators; staff/volunteers of environmental organizations, nature centers and community organizations; after-school and summer program staff and volunteers; parents, artists & all those interested in learning & teaching about the environment Click here for additional information and to register or call 603-323-7302 or email info@aannh.org Cost: $20 (BYO lunch); $15 for AANNH members * Professional development credit offered. * Participate in hands-on indoor & outdoor activities that highlight the ways an interdisciplinary, arts-infused approach can achieve the goals of the NH Environmental Literacy Plan. * Use a template we’ve developed to work on organizing arts activities, environmental experiences & Common Core Standards, balancing meaningful student engagement with school scheduling & assessment needs. * We encourage teams to attend who might be interested in developing an EL through Arts project for next fall. We will provide support for these projects from planning through implementation. Presenters: Cynthia Robinson, teaching eco artist Lori Jean Kinsey, Education Director, Tin Mountain Conservation Center Leigh Ann Reynolds, Education Coordinator, The Rey Center If you would like to attend but can’t afford the fee, please let us know. The workshop is funded in part by a grant from the New England Environmental Educators Association and the EPA, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Environmental...

Teachers Institute Montreal & Quebec City, June 23-28, 2013

Québec Dimensions Summer Institute for K-12 Professionals June 23-28, 2013  .  Montreal & Québec City   Based in the North-American birthplace of New France and led by the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada, the Institute will explore themes relevant to geography and history curriculum.   Through briefings by experts and site visits we will investigate questions such as : – Could NAFTA make Québec increasingly detached from Canada and closer to the US? – What are possible impacts of globalization on the future of French in Canada and in Québec? – What ambitions does the Parti Québécois have for the province?   Rolling applications are accepted through May 15th . Registration is USD $649 and includes double-occupancy at four-star hotels, some meals, transportation during the program, speaker and educational site fees, curriculum materials and a certificate of clock hours.  Graduate credit is available for an additional $205.   Learn about Québec in Québec!  It is a province with three climate regions, one of the largest rivers in the world: the St. Lawrence, and two of Canada’s important cities: Montreal – the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world, and Québec City – a UNESCO world heritage site.     Itinerary and Registration:  www.umaine.edu/teachingcanada    Northeast National Resource Center on Canada:  Professional Development  • Teacher Resources Betsy Arntzen, (207) 581-4225, barntzen@umit.maine.edu  .  Amy Sotherden, (518) 564-2385,...

$1000 Academy Scholarships for Educators – Deadline March 8

We are celebrating 20 years in the Amazon with a new website and new program intensive. Our Amazon ACADEMY July 2-11, 2013 takes professional development to a new level — literally! on a 1/4 mile rainforest canopy walkway. Apply for a $1000 Professional Development Scholarship (deadline March 8). Check out the Syllabus as a basis for other grant funding (open enrollments through April): http://www.amazonworkshops.com/educators–naturalists.html                                        (case sensitive) Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu Hosted in the upper Amazon basin of northern Peru, the July 2-11, 2013 Educator Academy 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 Problem-Based Learning •Inquiry Protocols: Project Learning Tree, GLOBE, Project Noah •Global and Cultural Perspectives: Service Learning, Sustainability, Global Education Join Dr. Mo Walters, ASU; Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree (PLT); Christa Dillabaugh, Amazon Rainforest Workshops; and work side-by-side with scientists Dr. Steve Madigosky, Widener University; and Randy Morgan, Curator/Entomologist, Cincinnati Zoo. The Amazon experience is a real world lens through which to view global issues as — climate change, global health, sustainable development, energy, population, water, quality of life and the meaning of service. Experience: •a 1/4-mile Rainforest Canopy Walkway and research on Weather and Climate Change •interactions with Indigenous Yagua, Riberenos and a Village Service Project •ReNuPeru Ethnobotanical Garden and problem solving inspired by Biomimicry •Monkey Island Conservation Project PLT Certification and PD Hours included. Academic Credit and Machu Picchu Extension optional. Land cost is $1985, plus air. $1000 scholarship deadline March 8. Land cost is $985 for scholarship winners. Open registration through...