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Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check the full Big Deal Book for more great resources!
Grants for Enhancing Imaginative Learning
The Kids in Need Foundation awards grants ranging from $100 to $500 to preK–12 teachers to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. Projects that make creative use of common teaching aids, approach the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities may qualify for funding.
Weekly Creative Thinking Math Lessons
To help K–12 students approach math with creativity and enjoyment, youcubed, a Stanford University center that provides research-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics, has released a series of free lessons in time for back to school. The Week of Inspirational Math (WiM) lesson series for teachers, parents, and students includes five lessons that offer students open, rich mathematics experiences to inspire creative thinking and a growth mindset.
TV Programs Examining Today’s Education Challenges
PBS has announced SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today’s students and America’s education system. The programming features 11 films and documentaries on local PBS stations from September 12 to 17, 2016 (check local listings), and includes special episodes of NOVA, FRONTLINE, and PBS NewsHour. It also presents a new film from POV and the premiere of TED Talks, “The Education Revolution,” and concludes with the fifth annual American Graduate Day, a special broadcast celebrating individuals and nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping youth stay on track to high school graduation.
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