Taking the Week Off

Networked Teaching & Learning is taking the week off. Be sure to check in again next week for more great posts providing all you need to reach 21st Century learners!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

In the meantime, check out the following opportunities:

Online registration for the 2011 eMINTS Winter Conference is open, now through January 28, 2011 – or until sessions are filled.
Conference dates – Feb. 23-25, 2011
Location – Columbia, MO

More in 2011

  • More sessions, more presentations
  • More pre-conference, hands-on workshops
  • More inspiration from nationally-recognized keynote speakers, Jamie McKenzie and Bernie Dodge

New for 2011

  • New tools and ideas to enhance your teaching and learning
  • New location at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, MO

Find details and register online now

The following are grant opportunities for educators:

ING Unsung Heroes Award

Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. Three recipients are then selected to receive additional top awards of $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000. Visit: http://ing.us/about-ing/citizenship/childrens-education/ing-unsung-heroes

Middle and High School Science Teachers

The National Science Teachers Association, the largest professional organization in the world working to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning, and Shell Oil Company have launched a new competition for middle and high school teachers that will bring laboratory resources to school districts across the United States. Through the NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge, schools will compete for up to $93,000 in total prizes, including a grand-prize school science lab makeover valued at $20,000: http://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab/

Seven Fund offers Fellowships to K-12 Teachers to Study Solutions to Poverty in Rwanda

The objective of the fellowship is to introduce the concepts of business solutions to poverty within a K-12 curriculum. Winners will be invited to spend two weeks in Rwanda, where they will meet with leaders in the private, public, and education sectors. Individual meetings and trips also will be arranged according to the interests of the winning teachers. For example, a biology teacher might spend time with scientists working in Rwanda’s emerging biotech cluster; an art teacher might travel around the country to study artisan cooperatives specializing in different handicrafts; a journalism teacher might shadow the editor of a major Rwandan publication: http://www.sevenfund.org/teaching-fellowship/

Music Education for Low-Income Students

The NAMM organization has announced the availability of grants through its Wanna Play Fund to provide instruments to schools and community organizations that are expanding or reinstating music education programs as part of a core curriculum and/or that employ quality music teachers.

Eligible applicants are public schools serving low-income students (percentage of free and reduced lunch data required); community organizations serving low-income students and students with special needs (community demographic information required); and schools and community programs that have made a commitment to hiring and retaining high-quality music teachers and providing standards-based, sequential learning in music: http://www.nammfoundation.org/grant-information/apply-grant-and-scholarship