The Alaska Arts Education Consortium (AAEC) is offering summer institutes. The theme of each institute centers around arts and culture; all participants will be kept thinking, laughing, creating, and challenging themselves throughout the one or two weeks together. All institutes are led by highly qualified artists-educators and by traditional cultural elders and artists. Registrations will close when full; register now if you want to be part of these highly engaging and classroom applicable experiences. See www.akartsed.org.
How do you help parents and students of child development understand how they can best help young children thrive? Seeing is believing in multiple video series from Zero to Three that focus on development, literacy skills, school readiness, and more!
A new study from the Brookings Institution finds that based on eight estimates of U.S. national reading performance, girls consistently outscore boys, as they have for decades. It also finds gaps are shrinking. At age nine, the gap on the NAEP Long Term Trend (NAEP-LTT) between girls and boys declined from 13 scale score points in 1971 to five in 2012, with smaller gap shrinkages at ages 13 and 17. (Continue reading…)
In this presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Teri McKeever explains why gratitude is good for athletes, and how she has tried to foster it as a swim coach. (from the Greater Good Science Center)
“Creativity isn’t about music and art; it is an attitude to life, one that everybody needs,” wrote the University of Winchester’s Professor Guy Claxton in the lead-up to the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) dedicated to creativity and education. “It is a composite of habits of mind which include curiosity, skepticism, imagination, determination, craftsmanship, collaboration, and self-evaluation.”
Sounds like the perfect skill set for equipping young people to navigate an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Encouragingly, there’s plenty of evidence — from both research and practice — that most of the above canbe taught in the classroom. In fact, innovation and education experts agree that creativity can fit perfectly into any learning system. Continue reading… (fromedutopia.org)
Breakfast Grants and Every Kid Healthy Grants (supporting physical activity and nutrition programming) are available. Apply for one or both by May 1.
Eligible schools may apply for funding to pilot or expand their School Breakfast Programs, pilot universal school breakfast, and/or support physical activity and nutrition initiatives working toward healthy-school certification.In addition to funding, your school will receive technical support, gain access to AFHK’s improved grants portal, and ensure your students are healthy and ready to learn. Learn more when you register for a School Grants Webinar.
From time to time, we chance upon an insight that disrupts our sense of what we thought was obviously true. For example, most of us think we learn skills that will make us money by using our minds—by learning what to “do” with the information we “know.” Investing in developing our hearts—how we “feel” and “relate” to one another—is not viewed as a primary function of education.
A groundbreaking study from Columbia University, “The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning,” reveals what we call “the heart payoff.” (Continue reading…) from edweek.org
Juneau’s sexual assault and domestic abuse prevention non-profit is expanding Girls on the Run, an after-school program that aims to empower elementary and middle school girls to be healthy and confident.
AWARE has grown the program in Southeast and wants more communities to join in the movement.
The AmeriCorps funding opportunity for federally-recognized Indian Tribes is designed to target resources on a core set of challenges: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.
Maximum of $75,000 for a one-year period planning grant. Maximum of $13,730 per member service year.
Letter of Intent (encouraged): April 8, 2015
Application: April 29, 2015