Friday, August 28, 2015

2016-2017 applications are now being accepted for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship



The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Fellowship Year!
The AEF Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend 11 months working in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive classroom knowledge and experience to STEM education program and/or education policy efforts.
Program applications are due November 19, 2015, 8:00pm EST, and must be submitted through an online application system.
To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, be a current employed full-time in a U.S. public or private elementary or secondary school or school district, and must have taught full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school for at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline.
Current sponsoring agencies include, but may not be limited to, the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The DOE also sponsors up to four placements in U.S. Congressional offices.
The AEF Program is managed by the DOE Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, in collaboration with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
Information about the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits, application requirements, and access to the online application system can be found athttp://science.energy.gov/wdts/einstein/.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Golden Triangle Educator Block Party. It's Free!


Golden Triangle Educator Block Party

Thursday, September 10,  69 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, and History Colorado Center and learn about the rich educational offerings available at each. If you haven't seen the large map of Colorado at the History Colorado Center, this is your chance! 
Online registration is required. Please RSVP to the Denver Art Museum by September 7th.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Job Opening for Full-time Environmental Education Program Director at Cal-Wood Education Center

CAL-WOOD EDUCATION CENTER
JOB OPENING – Full-time Environmental Education PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Cal-Wood is a non-profit organization located 15 miles northwest of Boulder Colorado in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.  Our private 1,200 acre classroom has provided schools with award-winning residential/science-based education programs for the past 33 years. Students along Colorado’s Front Range, and beyond, spend three-days/two-nights at Cal-Wood studying local plants, animals, weather patterns, forestry, pioneer life, geology, pond ecology, and more.  Instruction is tailored to each school’s academic needs. Students learn about Cal-Wood’s forest management, including fire mitigation, water conservation, and alternative energy.  Our professional instructors also make a point of introducing students to the possibility of pursuing careers in science and natural resources management. In addition, Cal-Wood is a pioneer in customizing environmental education programs for linguistically diverse students. We are now looking to expand our facilities and be able to serve more school groups to keep up with our demand. We are seeking for a professional Program Director to help us achieve our goals.

Learn more about the job description and qualifications here.
Salary: Very competitive. Benefits: ½ of health insurance paid, dental discount program, vacation, sick leave, and some meals on site.
Starting Date: Fall 2015. Applications accepted until the position is filled
Application Process: 
To apply please e-mail cover letter and resume to infoatcalwood.org. Any questions concerning the position may be e-mailed to infoatcalwood.org. Please check our website for more information about Cal-Wood: www.calwood.org.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Opportunity to Share Water Resource Data with other States!


Fifth grade classes near Albuquerque, New Mexico, are looking for partners to exchange information about rivers and their watersheds!

RiverXchange is a FREE year-long program focused on communication between classes around the world about water resources issues. Hands-on lessons can be used for reference, to enhance existing curriculum, or as a complete program that explores rivers, watersheds, stormwater, municipal water supplies, ecology, and conservation.

Students communicate 4 times throughout the school year on a private website. They provide training and support to ensure a successful experience. Through writing and creative sharing about rivers, we integrate science with language arts, social studies, and 21st-Century learning skills, all correlated to Common Core Language Arts Standards!

Check out our public website, www.RiverXchange.com, for more information and to access the registration form.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Teacher Professional Development Workshop People, Water and Land: Exploring Environmental Topics in Colorado History

Still a few places left! Register today!
Teacher Professional Development Workshop
People, Water and Land: 
Exploring Environmental Topics in Colorado History

 Saturday, August 22 8:30-4:30
History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway
Looking for new ways to teach about Colorado history, Colorado ecosystems, and how people interact with their environment?

Join History Colorado and other partners for an interactive, hands-on workshop focused on topics in Colorado history that explore the interaction of humans and the environment. We’ll explore examples that are interdisciplinary and connect to science, social studies, and other content areas, and sample lesson plans that are appropriate for elementary, middle school and high school classrooms.

 

Educator participants will receive:
· a $75 stipend

· Handouts

· Lunch

· the option of completing the course for .5 hrs CE credit.

 
 
For more information contact liz.cook@state.co.us

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Colorado Council for Economic Education Fall Classes

No fee for the Colorado Council for Economic Education's fall classes!

Explore economics and personal finance, change in East Africa, petroleum, and entrepreneurship.  Economics is inevitably geographic, and COGA encourages teachers to learn about a variety of aspects of our community and the world. 

Find out more here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Utilize the Outdoors to Teach Your Class!



Do you have an outdoor classroom and/or garden?
Do you want to learn how using the outdoors
enhances student learning?

Then this class is for you! Join retired teacher and author John Paull, Denver Urban Gardens, and other partners to learn about the importance of place-based education, receive hands-on activities, and get inspired to take kids’ learning outside!

.5 credit is available through Colorado School of Mines. 

Cost is $30/participant. For more information or to register, please contact Mary McCormac,mary.mccormac@state.co.us or 303-291-7328