Check It Out

Check out these awesome upcoming events from MEGA at NC State University!

1. Please join us for our upcoming MEGA event …

Critical Thinking in 21st Century Classrooms:
Technology + Web 2.0 Tools

Thursday, November 4, 2010 – 3:15 – 6:00 PM
The Friday Institute, Raleigh, NC
Directions: http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/about/directions.html

Come learn how YOU & your school can enhance your curriculum with 21st Century tools!

Networking Starts at 3:15 PM with refreshments …
Plus
Sharing Cool Tools for the Classroom ~ FREE Online…
Danita Russell & Kim Collazo, Lee County Schools

http://leecountyschools.wikispaces.com

Presentations starting at 4:00 PM featuring …

Lodge McCammon, FIZZ, The Friday Institute
http://fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/
Hear how to engage your students with Web 2.0 Tools & publish creatively online!

Eric Cole, Technology Facilitator, East McDowell Junior High School, McDowell County Schools
http://tinyurl.com/coleEMJH
Learn how to create connections with classrooms around the world & raise global awareness using the latest technology!

Participants who would like to be hands on are asked to please bring a laptop. If this is not possible, we will try to accommodate your need. Please include your request when you RSVP …

Please RSVP to Beckey Reed by November 1st:
beckey@ahlgren.com

Join us on November 4th so YOU can learn how to bring 21st Century teaching into your classroom & curriculum …
and bring a team of teachers from your school!

2. Online Call for Collaboration from the Outer Banks …

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES
https://khs.wikispaces.com/Ms.+Jernigan’s+Class

Third Graders at Kitty Hawk Elementary School want to make community connections! Please help them learn about urban, suburban, and rural communities by completing the online questionnaire and sending photos and/or video snapshots of your community.

Project created by Linda Jernigan, third grade classes and team at Kitty Hawk Elementary, along with technology help from Cathy Evanoff. They would greatly appreciate your input and/or help passing on the information!

For additional information, contact:
Linda Jernigan
jerniganli@dare.k12.nc.us
Kitty Hawk ES, Dare County Schools
http://khe.darecountyschoolsonline.com/

3. For NC Middle & High School Students, build some bridges & critical thinking skills …

Model Bridge Building Competition
http://www.ncdot.gov/about/kids/BridgeComp/

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is sponsoring its annual Model Bridge Building Competition. The competition gives middle and high school students an opportunity to learn problem-solving strategies and utilize critical thinking skills, while making the connection between what is taught in the classroom and real world applications. The competition is a collaborative effort between the NCDOT, students and teachers.

The registration deadline is Dec. 10.
Full competition details are available online at
www.ncdot.gov/about/kids/BridgeComp/ .
Questions may be directed to Gail Herring, NCDOT, at 919/733-2984 ext. 247.

4. Looking for funding?

Equity in Mathematics Grants for Grades 6–8 Teachers
http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1322
Supported by the Iris Carl Fund and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The purpose of this grant is to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that will improve the achievement of student groups that have previous records of underachievement. For 2011–2012, grants with a maximum of $8,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6–8. This award is for individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers collaborating in one grade or across grade levels. The applicant must be a current member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current school membership.

The application packet must be postmarked by November 12, 2010.
Proposal requirements and additional information are online:
http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1322

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