Attention NH High School Teachers!

Originally created in celebration of NH Jump$tart Coalition’s 10th Anniversary, the Get 10 Virtual Quest™ challenges high school students to find the correct answers to “10 Questions Every Good Consumer Should Know”. Students access the Get 10 Virtual Quest online and are prompted to answer questions with clues provided by sponsors who are especially interested in helping students build a foundation for sound financial decisions. Last year over 500 teens from 76 NH high schools participated. Of those, 278 successfully answered the questions and were eligible to win an amazing prize – one of ten MacBooks! The student winners from last year were ecstatic. Parents shared how happy they were that the online scavenger hunt introduced some basic financial literacy topics to their children. In 2011, our goal is to reach over 1,000 students. This year we are giving away TEN Apple iPads (The amazing large, high-resolution LED-backlit display, multi-touch screen that isn’t just the best device of its kind, it’s a whole new kind of device!) Deadline to participate is April 15 Click Here to Begin the Quest NH Jump$tart Coalition 51 Jefferson Drive Hillsboro, NH 03244 tel. 603-731-1812...

Free 10 Day Trip to Japan for Educators!

Dear Educators, Hello and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and prosperous 2011! Why not challenge yourself this new year with a trip next summer to Japan? This is a friendly reminder that applications for the 2011 Keizai Koho Fellowship Program must be received by February 11, 2011. Below are details about the fellowship. Be sure to have a look at the website and check this not-to-be missed all expense paid ten day tour! Who: Middle and High School teachers of Economics, Social Studies, and History. Supervisors, specialists, and school administrators at the district and state levels; and faculty associated with colleges directly concerned with the training of K-12 teachers. What: Two-week Educator Tour of major industrial and corporate facilities, meetings with key business leaders, meetings with educators including school visits, discussions with teachers and students, and a home stay with a Japanese family in Japan. Where: The ten-day itinerary in Japan will focus on Tokyo. Typically, there is at least one scheduled visit to a destination outside of Tokyo. When: June 29 – July 8, 2011 (Tentative) Why: For an opportunity to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance the teaching of Japan in the classroom. How: Apply Now!   Applications are due February 11,...

Free Online Lectures.

Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world class education. Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars. No Geography selection yet but there are many lectures connected to the subject. TED:  Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.  An excellent way to spend an afternoon on the web. Free university courses offered online. http://education-portal.com/articles/Universities_with_the_Best_Free_Online_Courses.html...