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PBS KIDS has announced its annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. Open to children in kindergarten through grade 3, the contest encourages creative thinking and storytelling, while building literacy skills through the creation and illustration of original stories. To enter, children can submit stories to their local stations, and local winners will then be entered into the national contest.
The 2015 Academy Awards are just around the corner (February 22), and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS), in cooperation with Young Minds Inspired, has produced a series of Teacher's Guides that explore the art and science of motion pictures. The free Teacher's Guides address Animation, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costumes and Makeup, Documentaries, Film Editing, Media Literacy, Screenwriting, Sound and Music, and Visual Effects.
On February 24, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (EST), the GetEdFunding community on edWeb.net will host a free webinar, "Writing a Winning Grant Application," sponsored by CDW*G. In this webinar, participants will learn what is involved in writing grant applications, who should be writing applications, where to find out about available grant opportunities and more. The presenter, a school library media specialist, will share her journey from beginning grant writer to chairperson of her school's grant committee.
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February 16, 2015 Edition (Opens in a new tab)