I am excited for tomorrow's Diversability Aware Interactive event. Transportation has been arranged, the venues are set and I hope to see many of your students and teachers there to be a part of this one-of-a-kind event. Everyone I've spoken to outside of the district think this is a great idea with traction to move into it's next iteration. Teachers participating should have received a scheduled time last week. I'll be running around today getting everything in place at the Murry Room and HLM Building. Thank you all for your support.
Please send the links to teachers for the go-IT camps. There is still a need for facilitators to work with TATA engineers. I can tell you from personal experience that it is not a bad way to spend a few summer days. Thanks to Jean Womack and Jack Loyd for the use of the TREC Center and BHS. TATA has been a huge supporter of programs in Bentonville Schools and an active and engaged community partner.
There are still spaces available in the MIT App Inventor Camp https://goo.gl/AgJgpr and the Lego Mindstorm Robotics Camp https://goo.gl/AgJgpr Thank you to all who have named their Peachjar point of contact. If you haven't please send a name to be by the end of the week. Here's the overview video again on the process.
I'll be sending a short survey to faculty this week to collect data on the impact of PBL projects. I know projects raised a substantial sum of money for charity. I plan to share the data to the board at the June meeting.
Grants and PD
This really should be re-named the Matt Saferite Section at this time of year. There's a lot going on in the professional development world.
Here's a great opportunity from Economics Arkansas.
Want to learn about entrepreneurship from real practicing people who are building their businesses?
· Want lessons to use in project based learning?
· Want to teach your students about the leaders who made Arkansas what it is today? And to empower them to do the same?
· Want to earn 6 ADE PD credits and earn a $50 stipend?
Register at: http://www.economicsarkansas.org/our_supporters/event_calendar.html/event/2015/07/15/e3-empowering-entrepreneurship-education
Video of the Week
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