NWAedcamp is gaining traction across the region. Teachers from as far away as Tulsa have signed up to share their knowledge and discuss education. It's not too late to register for the Saturday, April 11 event at BHS.
I'm thinking about having a one-stop location on the website for summer camp information. If you have information from regional camps, please send it my way. We'll develop a page with links to camp information to get the word out.
Tonight's #bpseduchat topic: Topic: Downtime, why it's important and what you're reading now. It's also "love a lurker week." Invite a newbie to join in the conversation, Short video intro to a Twitter chat. Never been a better week to join in.
Wednesday WalkaboutsThe hiatus will hopefully end soon. There is nothing better than experiencing the vibrancy of a building full of students learning. I wish all stakeholders could walk in my shoes,
Grants and PD
Some great opportunities this week.
Know an excellent mentor in science, math or engineering? Encourage them to apply (or apply for them) to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.
ASM Materials Education Foundation seeks to help teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms.
Donor'sChoose.org and Paul G. Allen Family Foundation challenge teachers to "teach for the planet" and find innovative environmental science, climate change, and sustainability projects. Over 500,000 projects have been funded.
Captain Planet Foundation will fund student-directed projects that integrate environmental education and a solution to real-world problems.
State Farm is accepting applications for its service-learning grants program in a variety of areas.