Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Choices Workshop at CU-Boulder, 3/14

The Choices Program from Brown University will be providing an introductory workshop titled: Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

When: Saturday, 3/14 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Where: University of Colorado, Boulder
Cost: $145/person, includes lunch
Why: To benefit civics, geography, government, history, and other social studies educators. Materials are most appropriate for grades 7-12. 

For more info and to register, click here!

CAEE Conference in Denver, 3/27 and 3/28!

2015 Colorado's Advancing Environmental Education Conference (Teaching Outside the Box) and Awards for Excellence in Environmental Education Banquet
Explore Research, Elevate Practice, Spark Collaborations

Discounted Registration Rates End: March 4
Online Registration Ends: March 18
Conference Dates: Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28, 2015
Location: Auraria Campus, University of Colorado-Denver & Metro State University
You can register for just the awards or conference or for both.

For more information, contact CAEE at info@caee.org or 303-273-9527 
Become a CAEE member and save on conference registration!
Become a CAEE member and save up to $50 on registration fees. Click here to read more about CAEE membership. Please sign up and pay for your membership prior to registering for the conference.
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  • If you are unable to access your account after trying the above, email info@caee.org

Monday, March 2, 2015

3-Week Professional Development in New Mexico- APPLY TODAY!

Reminder: Apply by March 2!

This summer, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will offer a three-week professional development opportunity for K–12 educators: From Mesa Verde to Santa Fe: Pueblo Identity in the Southwest. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and hosted by Crow Canyon, this NEH Summer Institute is an intensive study of Pueblo culture, history, and diversity.
Guided by Crow Canyon archaeologists, educators, and American Indian scholars, NEH Summer Institute scholars will examine the history of the ancestral Pueblo Indians who migrated from southwestern Colorado into the northern Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. The institute will be based at Crow Canyon; scholars will spend several days each at Mesa Verde National Park and at historic Pueblo and Spanish colonial communities in northern New Mexico.
The institute takes place June 28–July 18, 2015. Crow Canyon will select 25 K–12 teachers (including three graduate students studying K–12 education) from throughout the United States to participate. We welcome applications from all interested participants; previous anthropology or archaeology experience is not required. Each NEH scholar receives a $2,700 stipend to help cover expenses. For program details and application instructions, visit our website. The application deadline is March 2, 2015 (postmark). For information about all 2015 NEH Summer Institutes and Workshops, visit the NEH website. Questions? E-mail us or call 800.422.8975, ext. 146.
Marjorie Connolly
Director of American Indian Initiatives

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Project Learning Tree Workshops

 Learn about invasive species at the February 28 PLT for Secondary Teachers Workshop!  Learn all about the latest threat to Colorado's urban forest, the emerald ash borer, & how to tie it to standard-based learning in your classroom. The workshop will be held at the Department of Agriculture building in Broomfield. 
View upcoming workshops and register!

Project Learning Tree is a national, award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12. Materials are created by teams of teachers, curriculum specialists, natural resource professionals and industry experts, and are then pilot tested in real classrooms.  As trends and standards in Prek-12th grade change, so do our materials and programs.  21st century skills have been embedded in our activities since the 20th century! Activities have always been student-centered,  inquiry based,  interdisciplinary, cooperative and constructivist!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Upcoming Webinar with NCGE and ESRI

February 25, 2015

Using Esri’s Story Maps in Geography
Presenter: Tom Baker, Esri
Description: By popular demand, join the Esri education for an up close look at the free story maps tools available with ArcGIS online.  We’ll look at examples from professionals and novices and see how easy it is to incorporate the story maps into your classroom.  No matter what subject you teach, there’s a story map waiting for you!  Also learn how to make your own informative and educational story maps.  Join the fun!
Cost: Free Partnership Webinar

Sunday, February 22, 2015

TPS Webinar, 2/23 from 7-8 pm!

You Are Invited!
TPS Teachers Network Webinar
February 23, 2015
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Join us for a guided tour of the TPS Teachers Network, where you will be able to:
  • Ask questions
  • Learn navigation strategies
  • Gain confidence to join conversations
  • Make new Network friends

To participate in this interactive webinar, click on the following link a few minutes before the scheduled start time:


You will be prompted to enter your telephone number so the system can call you. Alternatively, you may call the following number to join the audio portion of the meeting: 1-866-317-5708
Are you new to Adobe Connect? Test your connection prior to the webinar at http://tpscolorado.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Coral Reefs Thriving in Cuba!

Now, we have all heard of the devastation to coral reefs throughout the world's oceans, but 


"According to David Guggenheim, a marine scientist and president of Ocean Doctor, a Washington-based conservation organization, the answer is pretty straightforward: The absence of typical human behavior."