The United States Senate Youth Program has begun its statewide selection process. In March, two Alaska students will join 104 other delegates for Washington Week – an intensive educational program about the workings of the Senate and the federal government overall.
Alaska’s eligible students must be high school juniors or seniors, an elected student officer for the entire 2016-2017 academic year, and state residents. Applications are due by 4 p.m. November 1.
See https://education.alaska.gov/recognitionprograms. The Alaska contact is Dr. Bjorn Wolter at 907-465-6542 and bjorn•wolter©alaska•gov (bjorn•wolter©alaska•gov)
Do you have youth projects, campaigns or initiatives coming up this school year that could use youth voice or review by a group of professional and passionate young people? Please take a moment to review the below description of YAHA and consider working with us!
What is YAHA? The Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska is a group of teens (14-18 years of age) from across the state that provides youth review and feedback on youth-targeted campaigns, projects, and publications. We also respond to important teen issues such as substance abuse, suicide, violence, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition, and fitness through community based interventions.
Find out more about YAHA and how you can work together, here!
Do you know an extraordinary woman or remarkable youth? Statewide nominations are OPEN for the 27th Annual YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement & Youth Awards!
New this year, we will be celebrating our Young People of Achievement with our Women of Achievement. Nomination forms for both Women of Achievement and Young People of Achievement can be found online at: http://ywcaak.org/woa/ or by calling 907-644-9600.
Women of Achievement and Youth Awards
…Time is not the only reason teachers avoid technology integration. Some of us consider ourselves to be technology-impaired. Others simply don’t see technology as a requirement for good teaching or learning. Still others struggle with implementing digital learning effectively because of a lack of training. But whatever the reasons, our avoidance of digital tools for learning is costing our students.
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“Healthy Students…Successful Students”
SAVE THE DATE for the 11th Annual School Health and Wellness Institute, October 24-26th, 2016, at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage.
The yearly Institute offers 3 days of professional development highlighting the importance of focusing on student and school health:
* Healthy students do better academically.
* Healthy students have lower absenteeism rates and higher graduation rates.
* Healthy students have fewer behavioral issues.
* Healthy and successful students grow into healthy and successful adults.
Scholarships are available and registration opens August 15th. Call or email Wendy Hamilton (wendy•hamilton©alaska•gov) at 465-2768 for more information.
The Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM) will be recognizing the many faces of Environmental Excellence in Alaska at an Awards Luncheon, October 26, 2016. Please email your nominations to atcem©anthc•org (atcem©anthc•org) or submit your nomination form on the ATCEM website.
There are several categories of nominations for you to choose from: Individual, New Environmental Professional, Lifetime Achievement Award, or Community/Group.
For more information or to make a nomination, click here.
Amy Jo Meiners, the Alaska Teacher of the Year, has been given an opportunity to nominate someone in our state for a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Phoenix. The scholarship will allow a prospective student the opportunity to complete an undergraduate or master’s degree in any of the University’s fields of study. Please contact Amy Jo Meiners for more information: amyjo•meiners©juneauschools•org (amyjo•meiners©juneauschools•org)
A complete application, and supporting documentation, must be received on, or before, August 15, 2016. The scholarship committee will determine the recipients of the scholarship by the award date, August 25, 2016. All applicants with a submitted application will be notified via email, regardless if selected as a recipient or not, by award date regarding the status of the scholarship.
From the comfort of your home, you can join the Science Pathfinder’s Summer Camp. Register to receive an email with the link for a website to view the “live” video broadcast that starts on Thursday, June 30th at 9:30am and continues until 4pm. There will be a 1-hour lunch break and the video recording will be available for future playback. The course continues for two more days on Friday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 5th.
Content: Human Anatomy and Physiology with a focus on the pulmonary system
- Overview of the pulmonary system
- Diseases that relate to pulmonary health
- Overview of careers in health and science
- Teach hands only CPR
- Examination of a fetal pig
- Complete a project
Registration is free. Click here for more information.
The Baranov Museum recently featured a premiere of student films in the Fishstory Film Festival. Kodiak students in grades 6-12 in the Summer History and Film Class interviewed community members; conducted research; and shot, directed, and edited their own films on the science and history of Kodiak’s fishing industry.
Fishistory: Science and History of Kodiak’s Fishing Industry (on youtube.com)
Technology Counts 2016 explores the complexity of creating meaningful technological change in American classrooms, drawing on the results of an exclusive survey of K-12 educators on their use of technology.
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