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The Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding National History Day teachers. Two winners, one at both the junior level and senior level, will be selected from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Schools, International Schools-Asia and the U.S. territories. The winners of the national awards will be selected from among the state/affiliate awardees. Each state/affiliate winner will be awarded $500 and the national winners will receive $10,000.
To be eligible, a teacher must be a participant in the National History Day program. In nominees, they are looking for:
• Development and use of creative teaching methods that interest students in history and help them make exciting discoveries about the past.
• Exemplary commitment to helping students develop their interest in history and recognize their achievements.
Learn more about this award by viewing 2014 Nomination form.
1. Teaches History
2. Engages Students
3. Energizes the Curriculum
4. Promotes High Academic Standards
5. Encourages Literacy
6. Enhances Assessment
7. Teaches Critical Thinking
8. Inspires Curiosity
9. Recognizes the Student Strengths
10. Activates Civic Engagement
Thursday, December 5, 2013 Technology Leadership Academy Continues to Provide Area Educators with Learning Opportunities
This school year enrollment in the annual Technology Leadership Academy was so high that EducationPlus was required to split the group into two sections. One section met yesterday and continued their instructional technology professional development and their work on iPads. During the course of the year-long meetings, participants develop a vision of how to use technology to improve student performance and assess strengths and needs of their staff and students in the area of technology.
To see more images of the TLA, visit our Flickr page.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Sign Up Now for an Exciting Project with Your Students! Design a Set for Upcoming Opera
What happens when you combine a partnership with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis with the concepts of Common Core Math, Project-Based Learning, WebQuests, and the Performance Character principles of cooperation, interdependent learning, leadership expectations, meaningful work, presentation, and the ability to learn from experts?
Put another way….
Q: When does Common Core Math & Character become your ticket to the world of the stage?
A: When students in grades 3-12 team up to create a Set Design Proposal that includes a “to-scale model” and their logic-based reasons why their design is the best choice for the children’s opera, The Very Last Green Thing. Student teams will present their work for professional review at the STAGE RIGHT EXHIBITION on Saturday, October 19 at Touhill Performing Arts Center from 1-3 p.m. Their work will be on display during the run of The Very Last Green Thing from Oct. 21-26.
How does it work? Teachers and advisors go to WebQuest Set Design at https://sites.google.com/site/webquestsetdesign/
They will find a WebQuest that includes the project description, leadership roles and resources for each member of the student teams, lesson plans and the entry form. Explore it and determine if and how it might become part of your Fall curriculum. Keep these key dates in mind.
Sep. 20 Deadline for Entry Form. No student team can present without confirmed receipt of the Entry Form.
Oct. 14 Deadline for completion of the Set Design Proposal, including to scale rendering, model and 5- minute oral presentation
Oct. 19AM: Delivery of set design models to Touhill Performing Arts Center
Oct. 19PM: Showing and Review of the Set Designs by teams of Theater Professionals 1 – 3 PM
Call or email Diane Stirling with any questions after you’ve reviewed the WebQuest site. Phone: 314.303.6815 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On September 17 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. CT, HEC-TV presents Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright. Join HEC-TV from the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis to interact with their panel of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders for a vibrant and insightful discussion on the constitutional, legal, political and practical implications of the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright.
To find a more detailed program description- which participants can watch online, on TV, or participate via videoconference- that includes objectives, related national curriculum standards, pre-program learning activities, and information on how to view the program live and participate interactively, click here.
In an earlier post, we shared information about the National Council for the Social Studies Conference taking place in November in St. Louis. Also in St. Louis, but in September, is the Missouri Council for history Education Conference (MOCHE).
Taking place at the Gateway Conference Center of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, September 26-27, the theme is Helping History Teachers Teach The Common Core. Registration is required by September 18. A sampling of topics includes: History for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers; Lewis and Clark Meet Twitter; and Going Beyond the Scavenger Hunt: Methods in Museum Education. Registration includes meals, books, and partial parking, plus networking with like-minded history educators: K-12, public and private, university, parks and museum educators.