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May 17, 2021

 

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Funding & Recognition

American Rescue Plan Funding for Summer Enrichment Programs

The US Department of Education has launched an effort to support summer learning programs, along with groups representing governors, state school chiefs, and local superintendents. The Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative will support states and school districts as they develop out-of-school-time programs in the upcoming months.

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Funding & Recognition

Competition That Encourages Learning About Money Management

PenChecks Trust and EduNetwork Partners have teamed up for a second year of the Financial Future Challenge, a national program challenging students aged 7–14 to learn money management skills at a young age and create entries into the challenge to teach their peers what they have learned.

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Funding & Recognition

Opportunity for Students to Attend a Precollege Summer Journalism Academy

The Boston Globe is seeking to cultivate the next generation of journalists. Students in the US, who are 14 to 18 years of age, are invited to participate in the Young Reporters Competition, inspired by Home Before Dark from Apple TV+.

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ncac.org

Funding & Recognition

Contest on the Importance of Freedom of Expression

Every year the Youth Free Expression Program (YFEP) invites young filmmakers to create a short film on a contemporary First Amendment issue. This year the topic for the Youth Free Expression Film Contest is BODY LANGUAGE: Uncensored Pride.

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Digital Learning • Learning Support

5 Ways Student-Level Data Can Ensure Learning Continuity

No matter where learning occurs, CatchOn helps you stay informed. Most districts lack visibility into their students’ patterns of digital engagement and learning, leaving them scrambling to figure out what is working and what is not. Check out five ways CatchOn empowers education leaders to track, visualize, and analyze data at the student level to detect emerging trends and assess student engagement, both inside and outside the classroom.

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aasc.ucla.edu

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Across Time and Movements

In 2009, Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Asian American Studies Center jointly edited and published Untold Civil Rights Stories, the first national guide of its kind for students, teachers, and communities.

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Digital Learning • Learning Support

Online Program That Brings Children’s Books and Art to Life

On June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (ET), children can join educators from the National Gallery of Art and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for an enjoyable hands-on Art Tales Live: Online Storytime program.

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dcmp.org

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Videos to Develop Social–Emotional Skills Through Drawing

Drawing with Mr. J is a series of video episodes from Ohio Public Media, WOSU Classroom, to help students in elementary grades learn social and emotional skills through brief but engaging drawing challenges.

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janeaustens.house

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Virtual Visit to Jane Austen’s House

Fans of Jane Austen can visit her House from the comfort of their home, or wherever they are. They can stroll through the House, now a Museum, on a 360-degree virtual tour, wander through the gardens with the Museum cat, or take in an online exhibition.

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earth.google.com

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Google 3D Timelapse Feature for Observing Planet Earth

Timelapse in Google Earth combines more than 24 million satellite photos, two petabytes of data, and 2 million hours of CPU processing time to create an interactive view showing how Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020. Users can choose practically any place on Earth, change camera angles, and select a specific year they want to see.

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Professional Growth

Equip Your Teachers for a Post-Pandemic Reality

The 3DBear Deep Learning Academy provides educators skills, knowledge, and technology to motivate students to learn deeply. In just five 90-minute sessions, they will learn how to engage students in immersive learning experiences, whether teaching in-class or remotely. Teachers will be able to prepare lessons, create custom content, and deliver instruction to students that will enable student voice, shift responsibility for learning to students themselves, and meet rigorous learning objectives.

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Professional Growth

Professional Social Studies Pop-UP Journey—From Human Rights to Technology

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) is presenting a Summer Pop-UP! professional learning event for social studies teachers and professionals on June 28, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).

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edex.adobe.com

Professional Growth

New Professional Learning Course for Fostering Creative Problem Solving

Adobe and Khan Academy have teamed up for the development of new, free online learning resources that foster creative and critical thinking skills to help all students reach their potential and ultimately be better prepared for college and career pathways.

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sciencejournalforkids.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Hundreds of Scientific Articles, Written for Children, Approved by Scientists

The online Science Journal for Kids and Teens reports on cutting-edge, peer-reviewed science research adapted for students and their teachers. Articles can be selected according to reading level and/or subject field.

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dell.com

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Club Building the Pipeline of Females Pursuing STEM-Related Fields

Girls Who Game (GWG) is an extracurricular program sponsored by Dell Technologies, Intel, and Microsoft that provides an opportunity for girls in grades 4–8 and underserved students across North America to learn more about gaming as a learning tool, while developing their global competencies, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

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STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Virtual Fieldtrips Through Objects of Aviation and Space History

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum provides unique fieldtrip opportunities for teachers and students to engage with the museum’s content online. Among the museum’s offerings are “Earth and Its Place in the Universe” (grades 5–12); “Finding Our Way: Geography and GIS” (grades 6–8)); “Living Through History” (grades 1–8); and “Paper Airplane Design” (grades 3–8).

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Mobile Learning

Cultural Heritage of Ancient Mesopotamia

Sponsored by the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) based in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the cdli tablet combines text and images documenting three millennia of human activity that includes the development of trade, mathematics, and astronomy.

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time-tours.com

Mobile Learning

Time Travel Through the Ancient World of the Maya

TimeTours: Uxmal takes students on a virtual trip to the golden age of the Maya, using modern 3D reconstructions. The virtual trip through time brings the past to life in three spherical panoramas that put students right into several important locations of ancient Uxmal using the built-in compass feature.

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