NEA Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community’s chosen book from the NEA Big Read library. Local education agencies, school districts, and state and regional education agencies are eligible to take part. Schools may participate as partners in projects for which another eligible organization applies. In addition to grant funds, organizations selected to participate in the NEA Big Read receive access to online training resources and opportunities, digital resources produced for their chosen book, and limited quantities of promotional materials.
Deadlines: January 31, 2017, for applications; award notifications will occur in April 2017, and organizations will conduct their NEA Big Read programming at any point between September and June 2017.
Each time you and your students embark on a new story,
your characters undergo a transformation. If you lead your students through the
elements we’ve discussed (creating an epic classroom, uncovering a conflict, and traversing the rising action to solve the conflict) then the transformation will happen by itself. A critical part of
epic learning is helping students to realize that metamorphosis and use what
they’ve learned. Here are a few activities to facilitate reflection and wrap up
your epic learning experience.
With the widespread school closures creating a situation where many families are facing the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging children with autism or other special needs at home, Stages Learning Materials is offering a freeAutism Curriculum Kit to support families during COVID-19 school closures.
The nonprofit Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) has created and shared an open-source guide for school librarians engaged in curating open educational resources. Drawing lessons from school districts and libraries, ISKME developed the free guidebook to help school librarians and district officials develop a coherent roadmap for OER curation and implementation.