VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the best in online resources, grant and competition opportunities and more. In this edition, you can Engage in Inquiry, Nurture Leadership, Partner with Parents & More.
Here are just a few highlights from this edition. Click the link below to learn more about them and find lots more:
Share Groundbreaking Educational Programs
Returning for a fifth year, the $200,000 Follett Challenge will highlight and reward the most innovative K–12 programs that teach21st-century skills to students. Schools or districts, public and private, in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply. Submissions are open to all K–12 educators and Parent Teacher Organizations. To participate in this year’s contest, entrants must complete an online application and upload a three- to five-minute video describing their program. Deadline January 29, 2016
Create with Code
Young children, aged 5–7, can use ScratchJr, an introductory programming language, to create their own interactive storiesand games. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves—and then use the graphical programming blocks to make their characters come to life.
Ensure Success for All Students
On January 18, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), Big Deal Media’s Amazing Resources for Educators community onedWeb.net will host an interactive, collaborative webinar, sponsored by Quill.com, titled “Ensuring Success for All: Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Students in Poverty, and Students Who Struggle with Language and Learning.” In this webinar, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year will share her experiences in Title I middle and high schools, as well as her work with refugee students, English learners, and students in intervention classes.