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COVID-19 Remote-Learning Emergency Fund for Educators
National Geographic Education has launched a new grant program called the Learning Emergency Fund, which will award at least 50 grants to teachers to adapt or develop remote-friendly curriculum resources that use science, social studies, or geography to teach about pandemics, including COVID-19, or about social or environmental justice.
Grants to Transform Algebra 1 into a Gateway to Success
The Bill & MelindaGates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.
Competition Encouraging Entrepreneurial Problem Solving
Sponsored by the Conrad Foundation, the Conrad Challenge is a multiphase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future through purpose-driven education. Each year, teams of two to five students, aged 13–18, from around the world create products or services to address some of the most pressing global and local challenges.
Special Places in the Life of Edgar Allan Poe—Master of the Macabre
‘Tis the season to be spooky, and what better way to do that than diving into all things Edgar Allan Poe. The Poe Museum located in Richmond, Virginia, provides teachers with informative facts to enhance any lesson plan, a Poe timeline, and adaptable lesson plans designed for middle school and high school classrooms, including “The Black Cat,” “Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Bells.”
Ebook on Supporting Student Safety and Mental Health in Online Environments
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. To help schools address these important issues, Impero Software has created a freely downloadable ebook, Supporting Student Mental Health and Safety During Remote Learning.
What can the art of childhood reveal? Does it show burgeoning talent, exciting potential, or perhaps simply the beginning of a love to create? These are some of the questions explored in an online exhibition of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, co-curated by award-winning illustrators Grace Lin and Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
Edit-a-thons to Bring More Black Artists to Wikipedia
A group of artists has spent the past six years inviting other artists, teachers, and students to help add Wikipedia pages for Black artists and adjusting other pages as needed. Started by Jina Valentine and Heather Hart, the Wiki edit-a-thons have resulted in the addition of 1,200 artists and institutions to the Wikipedia website, as well as changes made to countless other pages.
Exhibition of Rock and Roll As a Sonic and Cultural Force
Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll is an exhibition by the MetropolitanMuseum of Art that tracks rock music’s seismic impact on society and culture—all through the instruments and sounds that defined its voice.
Advance your teaching career by enrolling in professional development courses, a teacher leader or principal certificate, or a master’s degree in educational leadership. Penn State World Campus, in collaboration with the respected Penn State College of Education, offers a wide variety of educational leadership programs completely online. If you are a K–12 teacher who wants to broaden your leadership potential and expand your knowledge about schools, teachers, and student learning while renewing your passion to work on behalf of public education, Penn State’s onlinegraduate programs in educational leadership are for you.
Ideas for Responding to Student Trauma Compounded by COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis is compounding traumatic experiences for many students, say researchers with the Appalachia Regional Educational Laboratory (REL AP), part of the Institute for Educational Sciences.
Evidence-based Practices for Addressing Chronic Stress in High-Crime Communities
The Trauma Responsive Educational Practices (TREP) Project was launched in 2016 by leading educators at The University of Chicago with a policy brief on the educational consequences of the chronic toxic stress of living in high-crime communities.
The impact of COVID-19—on education, health, the workforce, and the economy—has made clear that young people need skills that enable them to think critically, creatively, and globally—to solve problems, create new jobs, and address issues never seen before.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a nongovernmental organization headquartered at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, aims to conserve the world’s largest wild places in 14 priority regions. WCS presents Field Sight brings the pioneering work of the Wildlife Conservation Society to the classroom.
Tech Program to Increase Educational and Career Opportunities in Hispanic Communities
During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM is working with policymakers and education leaders to increase the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools(P-TECH) in the United States. Currently, IBM hosts 220 P-TECH partners worldwide, and the company plans to expand the program to 150 schools in the US—half of the company’s total commitment of 300 by 2023.
Teachers can bring real-world industry to their class this fall with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge. By participating in this free three-hour virtual challenge, students experience the power of coding while uncovering how Amazon uses computer science and robotics daily to deliver customer orders.
Foundations of Vector Calculus in a Virtual Reality Environment
Calcflow, powered by Matryx on STEAM, lets students explore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment. Essentially it allows them to visualize mathematical concepts in a completely new way.
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