Nobis World - Dominican Republic
July 24-31, 2014
"Building Global Relationships, Understanding Global Poverty." During this eight-day excursion, participants travel to the Caribbean beach village of Cabarete. Here they will experience another culture, learn about its history and build relationships with people from the community. Teachers will engage in service-learning with organizations whose work centers on the education, health and welfare of Dominican and Haitian immigrant families living in poverty. Teachers will establish reciprocal partnerships with the community and receive training on how to integrate their experience into globally relevant lessons for their classrooms.
For more information: http://www.nobisworld.org
Nobis World - Savannah, Ga. & The Lowcountry
July 13-17, 2014
"Preserving African-American & Gullah History in the Lowcountry."
During this five-day program, participants explore the preservation of African-American history and culture in historic Savannah and Georgia's coastal islands. Through a service-learning project and cultural immersion, teachers explore how different museums and heritage organizations preserve the history of African-Americans in the Lowcountry. Focusing on the themes of race, slavery, and the education of African-Americans this program considers two different experiences: the urban environment of Savannah and the rural Gullah culture on the barrier island Sapelo. Teachers receive training in technology and on how to integrate their experience into globally relevant lessons for their classrooms.
For more information: http://www.nobisworld.org
MidSchoolMath National Conference
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Santa Fe, NM
March 27-29, 2014
Varies by Day
The MidSchoolMath National Conference will be the first national conference with a dedicated focus on best practices in student learning and teaching for middle school math (grades 5 through 8). Set for March 27 – 29, 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the conference offers an outstanding professional development opportunity for teachers, administrators and professionals at the middle levels with presentations from national experts, recognized authors, and innovative teachers from classrooms across the country.
For more information: http://www.midschoolmath.com
Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
June 23 - 27, 2014 or July 28 - Aug. 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily
Be inspired this summer at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., as you join colleagues from across the country for an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, social studies, and English/language arts. This week-long institute will be held June 23–27 and July 28–August 1, 2014. Core subject teachers for grades 6-12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Registration is $200 per participant. Graduate credits, scholarships, and low-cost housing accommodations are available. Applications due Monday, March 31, 2014.
For more information: http://americanart.si.edu/education/dev/institutes/
Modeling Chemistry Workshop for HS Chemistry Teachers
The Lovett School
July 7-25, 2014
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Modeling was initiated by Arizona State University and funded by the National Science Foundation over 20 years ago. It was one of only two k-12 science education efforts to be designated "exemplary" by the Department of Education in 2001. Modeling Instruction is an innovative, effective pedagogy. Data on some 20,000 students show that those who have been through the Modeling program typically achieve twice the gains in conceptual understanding as students who are taught conventionally.
A three-week, 15-day summer workshop to train high school teachers in the use of a model-centered, contructivist method. Participants rotate through the roles of student and instructor as they practice techniques of guided inquiry and cooperative learning. Plans and techniques for raising the level of discourse in classroom discussions and student presentations are emphasized.
Each teacher receives a flash drive containing the entire Modeling curriculum and a free one-year membership to AMTA.
For more information: https://docs.google.com/a/lovett.org/forms/d/15BRQCyVfZtt683xnCPmj47Pxbp4ybS_eUom8xvacNXI/viewform
iPad Summit II
Shorecrest Preparatory School
Saint Petersburg, Florida
July 14-16, 2014
8:30am-3:30pm each day
Join us for another successful three-day hands-on boot camp led by Shorecrest educators. We will explore ways iPads can turn classrooms into hubs of learning where creativity, innovation, and collaboration ignite all levels of learners.
For more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vcVgG3Jk99RDogjWZU1P4pEKRgsAaDfQzc8k2Q8Z8NU/edit?usp=sharing
The Thacher School will host a summit for teachers and administrators from schools interested in capstone projects. Through presentations, workshops, and discussions, we provide participants with ideas, tools, and resources to develop and improve capstone programs. Our first summit in 2013 attracted participants from all over the United States. Please visit our website to learn more about our work and this year's summit.
For more information: http://blogs.thacher.org/capstone/
MS/JH National Conference for Choral Music
University of North Texas
Denton , TX
May 3, 2014
7: 30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Conference website and registration: www.music.unt.edu/cambiata
8 invited performance choirs
4 invited demonstration choirs
8 national/international presenters
A very full day of performance and pedagogy in middle school choral music.
For more information: http://www.music.unt.edu/cambiata