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EdD in Educational Leadership and Management

Lead Meaningful Actions in Today’s Educational Environment

Make a difference in the future of education with Drexel University’s online EdD in Educational Leadership and Management. No residency required, and nine concentrations available: Athletic Administration, Creativity and Innovation, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Global & International Education, Higher Education, Human Resource Development, Learning Technologies, and Special Education Leadership.

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June 17, 2019

 

TESOL Awards tesol.org

Funding & Recognition

Award for Commitment to Exemplary English Language Teaching

The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and National Geographic Learning to recognize and honor exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Any English language teacher who has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years and is not a previous recipient of this award is eligible to apply.

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Identify and Support Students in Need

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Toolkit for Managing IT Assets and Safeguarding Students

NetSupport DNA empowers educators and technicians with a complete solution to manage all classroom devices and school-wide IT assets. As technology use continues to expand in schools, educators should be equipped with tools to not only improve the quality of technology-led instruction but also maintain a safe learning environment while ensuring IT assets are used effectively. In addition to providing teachers with tools to interact and collaborate with student devices in their classrooms, NetSupport DNA allows IT staff to centrally manage and support IT assets and endpoints across a school or district-wide network. Powerful student safeguarding features help support school counselors in protecting vulnerable students with internet metering, keyword/phrase monitoring, webcam controls, reporting of concerns, risk index, plus more. NetSupport DNA provides a complete toolkit for successful IT management while promoting positive digital citizenship and digitally protecting students.

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Game Based Learning Literacy classroominc.org

Mobile Learning

Story-based Game on the Aftermath of a Hurricane

Community in Crisis is a story-based literacy game in which students take on the role of director of a community center dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane. In that role, students will need to work with their staff to prioritize relief efforts to best serve individuals and the community as a whole.

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STEM Rube Goldberg speedofcreativity.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Competition Celebrating Rube Goldberg’s Legacy

Rube Goldberg, Inc. develops curricula designed to bring laughter and invention together in STEM- and STEAM-friendly activities. A Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM) is a crazy contraption that accomplishes a simple task in the most complicated—and funniest—way possible.

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Drexel University Online

Professional Growth

Earn Your EdD Online from Drexel University

Drexel University’s online EdD in Educational Leadership and Management equips ambitious administrators and instructional experts with advanced management competencies for a broad range of learning environments. This elite degree is designed for professionals who seek to make an impactful difference in the future of preK-12 education, universities, colleges and lifelong learning institutions. Choose from nine EdD concentrations: Athletic Administration, Creativity and Innovation, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Global & International Education, Higher Education, Human Resource Development, Learning Technologies, and Special Education Leadership.

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Financial Education Program Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Program Providing Financial Education Experiences

finEDge is a single-semester, research-based financial education program for high school students, created by experts at The University of Chicago. The program’s content and pedagogical approach are based on learning science, behavioral change research, and the latest information on effective design of formal and informal financial education experiences.

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Science professional development opportunity Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

Professional Growth

Lab Experiences for Strengthening STEM in the Classroom

ASM Teacher Materials Camp is a weeklong, idea-generating workshop introducing teachers to methods that will make core math and science principles more enticing and relevant to their middle school and high school students. The materials topics are motivators in any engineering, technology, or science course as students complete projects of personal worth to them.

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Music Mindfulness Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Program Combining Mindfulness and Music

Imagine an entire school—students, teachers, and administrators—taking time each morning to turn inward together and listen to a brief mindfulness prompt and world-class music.

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Co-teaching community engagement computer programming tealsk12.org

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Program Bringing Computer Science into Every Classroom

An initiative of Microsoft Philanthropies, TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the United States and in British Columbia, Canada, build and grow sustainable computer science programs. TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science.

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Program to encourage technical careers

Funding & Recognition

Grants to Increase Interest in STEM and ICT Careers

The National Science Foundation is requesting proposals for Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), an applied research and development program providing direct student learning opportunities in preK–12. The learning opportunities are based on innovative use of technology to strengthen knowledge and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communication technology (ICT) careers.

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3D Egypt Pyramids giza.fas.harvard.edu

Professional Growth

Virtual Walk Through Archaeological Sites

Harvard University’s Digital Giza Project allows scholars to virtually walk through archaeological sites and examine artifacts that might otherwise be inaccessible. The Giza Project began in 2000 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with the goal of digitizing all of the archaeological documentation from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston–Harvard University expedition to Giza, Egypt (c. 1904–1947) and making that information freely available online for anyone to use.

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Grants for environmental projects Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Projects That Lead to Real Environmental Solutions

The Captain Planet Foundation awards ecoSolution Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to support youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. Activities must be solution-oriented, project-based, and performed by youth.

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National Park Hiking Trail App Image by dexmac from Pixabay

Mobile Learning

Guide to Hiking the Scenic Trails of National Parks

REI Co-op National Parks Guide is among the most comprehensive guides to the National Parks System. Covering 50 popular sites—from Acadia National Park, in Maine, to Zion, in Utah—this photo-rich app for iOS and Android devices leads users through every step of their journey, from planning a trip to finding the most scenic trail once they’ve arrived.

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Sesame Street Foster Care Character Image by ElisaRiva from Pixabay

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Resources for Helping Children in Foster Care Build Resilience

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, has welcomed Karli, a Muppet in foster care, as well as her “for-now” parents, Dalia and Clem. All three Muppets appear in videos posted online as part of an initiative to provide free resources to caregivers navigating difficult issues, such as family homelessness, foster care, and trauma.

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Library disaster relief fund Image by Lubos Houska from Pixabay

Funding & Recognition

Funds for Replenishing School Libraries Affected by Disasters

Dollar General, in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and the National Education Association (NEA), sponsors the Beyond Words school library disaster relief fund for public school libraries in the states served by Dollar General.

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Archive of children's literature ufdc.ufl.edu

Digital Learning • Learning Support

Archive of Historical Children’s Books

The digital collection of the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature currently holds more than 6,000 books free to read online from cover to cover, allowing readers to get a sense of what adults in the UK and the US wanted children to know and believe in the 1800s.

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Money for classroom technology Image by April Bryant from Pixabay

Funding & Recognition

Grants to Integrate Media in the Classroom

Fresh Films awards tech grants of $500 toward purchase of classroom technology (software, hardware, or supplies). All K-12 teachers and principals from any discipline who have a demonstrated need for technology are eligible to win a Fresh Films Tech Grant.

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