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From learning how to design a video game to understanding how product prototypes are created, TGR EDU: Explore brings you four brand new lessons to give your students insight into innovative STEM careers. These standards-aligned resources designed for grades 6-12 show students how the worlds of science, engineering, math, technology and art come together in today's leading industries.
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Apply to the PIER Human Rights Institute! And, see below for our upcoming symposium on sustainable energy.
The Institute welcomes applications from all K-12, pre-service, and community college educators from around the United States. Please find more information about the institute on the flyer below. Read more on our website here and proceed directly to the application here; the final deadline is May 31st.
We would love to see you on campus this July!
Students Enrolling for Summer 2017 by May 1 get $1000 OFF!
It’s not too late for your students to have transformative experiences abroad this summer! We have a few open spaces in some of our educational summer abroad programs, but they’re filling fast. As one of our trusted educators, The Experiment extends an exclusive offer of $1,000 OFF* your students' program fees toward any open program. To qualify for this offer, interested students should call us at 1-800-345-2929 and a parent/guardian must pay the $400 non-refundable enrollment deposit by May 1st.As of today, these programs are still available, but they’re going fast!
Nat Geo would like your feedback on what makes a video useful in a classroom.
Please fill out the survey below. It contains multiple videos on volcanoes, and we'd like to know which ones are most effective. Your feedback will help us shape future video creation for educators and students. The survey should take 20-30 minutes to complete and is due April 27th.
If you complete the survey, add your name as a comment on this post and we'll send 5 random people Nat Geo thank you swag.
CARLA Summer Institutes: This internationally known program reflects CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and networking opportunities. Registration is now open. Learn more. (CARLA is the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota.)
New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese: Jointly with the State University of New York College of Optometry and Nanjing University, the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York will hold their 15th conference at the State University of New York College of Optometry in Manhattan. The theme of the conference is "Teaching Chinese as a World Language: Research, Practice, and Innovation." The conference welcomes teachers, practitioners, and administrators in the field to attend and present. Conference date: May 6, 2017.
The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL): Columbia University's Teachers College is accepting applications for the 2017–18 academic year. The TCSOL certificate program is a one-year program, providing the state-of-the-art training in Chinese pedagogy and educational linguistics. The program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that sets trainees on a fast and efficient track to gain knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in current and future classrooms in various contexts. The program spans 12 weekends over one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and is ideal for both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who look to develop or enhance their ability to teach through an accelerated program. Application deadline: July 31, 2017.
Chinese Teacher Training Program: Sponsored by Hanban, the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York is offering its popular teacher training summer program at Nanjing University for the 14th year in a row. Courses include Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese Literature, Chinese Characters and Calligraphy, and Seminar on Advanced Chinese. Upon the successful completion of the program, participants will receive graduate-level credits from Nanjing University which can be used to fulfill the subject credit requirement for teacher certification by U.S. education authorities. Program dates: July 10–August 8, 2017.
#GlobalEdChat: Join us weekly on Twitter for #GlobalEdChat, an hour-long discussion on current issues in global education. 8 pm Eastern time.
CrazyGame is offering a $1500 game development scholarship to students of your school - a very creative yet challenging endeavor. Our founder Raf Mertens is a Stanford alumni who is passionate about computer science and using those skills in a creative way. You can read more about him here - http://cs.stanford.edu/people/mertens/
- It would be suitable for any student in computer science or any related computer education program. You can find full information on our scholarship here - http://crazygames.com/scholarship
In order to participate in the scholarship content, applicants must meet the following criteria;