Apply for NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowships

The application period for next year’s NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship begins September 19! This is a great opportunity for educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to integrate global lessons into their classroom. The application will be available through February 5, 2018.

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New webinars upcoming on school climate, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and new restorative justice resources

At a time when school climate is at the forefront of our Association’s work on racial and social justice and equity and opportunity, NEA is making the following resources and learning opportunities available that will appeal to members wherever they are on the journey for equity and justice – whether they are looking for ways to improve their impact in the classroom or if they are ready to organize for positive changes to school-wide policies and practices.

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WPEN Summer Summit resources now available online

On Wednesday August 9, the Wisconsin Public Education Network held a Summer Summit. If you did not make it to the summit or simply did not get a chance to see some of the sessions you wanted, we have just the thing for you! This WPEN Summer Summit Resource Page includes video, handouts, PowerPoints and other materials that were used and created in sessions this year.

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Deadline is December 1 for Organization of American Historians Teacher of the Year Award applications

The Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians in recognition of the contributions made by precollegiate teachers to improve history education within the field of American history. The award, to be given for activities which enhance the intellectual development of other history teachers and/or students, memorializes the career of Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau, University of Louisville, for her pathbreaking efforts to build bridges between university and precollegiate history teachers.

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Opportunity for schools to engage grade 5-16 students in the design of microgravity experiments for flight to the International Space Station

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education announces Mission 12
to the International Space Station. This opportunity gives students across a
community the ability to design and propose microgravity experiments to fly in
low-Earth orbit on the International Space Station (ISS). One experiment in each
community will be selected to fly to ISS. Mission 12 is open to school districts
serving grades 5-12, informal education organizations and 2- and 4-year
colleges. Interested communities must inquire about the program no later than
June 15, 2017.

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