$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...

A national award for outstanding seventh-graders

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program honors 50 to 75 seventh-graders who can demonstrate outstanding academic ability, accomplishments outside of the classroom, and significant financial need. The award is extremely competitive, but those selected receive financial support for educational and extracurricular activities, as well as one-on-one help applying to high schools, colleges, summer programs, and more. Please spread the word, including the attached materials, to any educators, families, or organizations that might be interested. 2011 applications will be available in mid-January at www.jkcf.org/scholarships/young-scholars-program. Anyone with questions should feel free to contact the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth at 410-735-6270 or jkcinfo@jhu.edu. Young Scholars Program Brochure_English Young Scholars Program Brochure_Spanish Young Scholars Program Fact Sheet Young Scholars Program Poster — Jack Kent Cooke Foundation The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) McAuley Hall 5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 400 Baltimore, MD 21209 email: jkcinfo@jhu.edu phone: 410-735-6270 web:...

NERC Scholarship for New Social Studies Teachers

1st or 2nd Year Teacher Scholarship to Northeast Regional Social Studies Conference NHCSS offers a 1st or 2nd year teacher scholarship to attend the Northeast Regional Social Studies Conference in Sturbridge, MA. Information on the conference can be found at masscouncil.org/nerc. NHCSS will reimburse a full-time 1st or 2nd year New Hampshire Social Studies teacher up to $300 to cover registration and hotel room. Applications must be received by March 1 and should include teacher’s name, home address, home phone, email address, school name, school address, school phone number, and principals name and phone number. Also include a brief statement, 40 words or less, why you should receive this scholarship.  Notification will go out March 6th. Send information to Ron Adams, P.O. Box 337,  Ossipee, NH 03864 –...