Challenge for Connecting People and Building Empathy
Do your students have what it takes to recognize hate and to try to stop it? The Stronger Than Hate Challenge invites students aged 13–18 to create a video; write a poem, song, or blog; or produce a painting or piece of artwork that demonstrates the chosen medium’s potential to create a community that is stronger than hate.
Online Tutoring Program Pairing K–12 Students with College Mentors
CovEducation, an online platform created by students from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pairs college undergraduate and postgraduate student mentors with K–12 students affected by school closures during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
I began my education career in 1985—and if you’ve done the math, you realize that this year marks my 35th in the education profession. During that time, I’ve seen technology move from having one mimeograph machine in the teacher workroom to copiers or printers in multiple locations throughout a building. I remember having access to one electric typewriter stationed in a communal space to type tests or quizzes and now everyone has access to his/her own device that can be taken home for administering quizzes online.
Competition for Youth to Showcase Their Vocal Talents
The American Protégé International Vocal Competition is intended for singers who would like to challenge themselves in a competitive environment. The competition is open to solo vocalists and vocal groups of all ages, nationalities, and countries.
Free Online Access to Spanish-Language Educational Materials
Thanks to an international partnership between the Mexican Ambassador to the US, Martha Bárcena, and the Center for Applied Linguistics, teachers across the United States have free online access to hundreds of multimedia Spanish resources, including complete textbooks, lesson plans, videoclips, and maps.
Are you unsure of where to start in supporting English learners with exceptional needs? Many educators do not receive training in this critical and complex area, and it can be overwhelming to try to figure it all out on their own. In TESOL’s new online course, “Supporting English Learners with Exceptional Needs,” teachers can build their knowledge of English learners with disabilities and engage in discussions, activities, and projects that will prepare them to help learners reach their potential.
No culture exists without science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM provides the necessary tools to function in the natural environment. How a society lives and learns to use evidence-based results to survive can differ greatly. In Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show, the world of scientific discovery is explored from an Indigenous perspective.
Barnes & Noble has launched its first National Children’s Short Story Contest for young storytellers and promising wordsmiths. Barnes & Noble is calling on children aged 6–12 to share their original short stories for a chance to be published in a book.
GENYOUth is awarding grants of up to $3,000 to support emergency school nutrition programs in response to the novel coronavirus crisis. The grants are intended for resources and equipment for meal distribution and delivery.
Web Tool That Encourages Humane Digital Interactions
The Small Online Kindness (SOK) Generator is a web tool that encourages educators to consider how to best express the kindest and most empathetic intention when they communicate remotely with another person.
Platform for Sharing Moments Connecting with Loved Ones
In this historic pandemic, when people across the country are feeling alone, one meaningful conversation can make all the difference. The StoryCorps Connect platform enables anyone to remotely record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one using videoconferencing technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview will be preserved in the Library of Congress.
Webcast on Equity Issues When Moving Instruction Online
The novel coronavirus pandemic set off a race for schools to launch remote learning efforts to keep children from falling behind. In “The Digital Divide and Remote Learning,” an episode of Harvard EdCast, Lecturer Uche Amaechi, EdD ‘16, illuminates the tension that arises for schools trying to find a balance in continuing education in equitable ways for all students.
Filament Games has curated several freelearning games in multiple subjects, including life science, media literacy, and women in STEM. For example, the Oculus game Breaking Boundaries in Science is a virtual-reality celebration of some of history’s most renowned women in the STEM arena.
Research-to-Practice Expertise on Responding to COVID-19 Challenges
Johns Hopkins School of Education is on the frontlines shaping how the education profession responds to the challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus. A trove of timely and relevant research, expertise, guidance, and resources are intended to help families, teachers, and district leaders emerge from the crisis stronger than ever.
Thematic Curricula Connecting Art and History Through Inquiry
Works of art are special kinds of historical sources that spark inquiry in the classroom in remarkable ways. Developed by educators at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art + History is an innovative method for using art as a primary source for historical inquiry.
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