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Missouri University of Science & Technology Mars Rover Design Team at #CNC16!

The Missouri University of Science and Technology (S & T) Mars Rover Design Team will be at the CharacterPlus National Conference on July 27!

The Missouri S & T Mars Rover Design Team (MRDT) was established in 2012 to complete in the University Rover Challenge (URC) hosted by The Mars Society. With over 200 members, over the course of a year, the team works to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside human explorers in the field.

Make sure to visit them to check out their latest Mars rover and to learn how and why their group was former.

Conference Strand: College & Career Readiness

Mars Rover, 1-2016

CharacterPlus National Conference

July 27-28, 2016

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 29


Midwest Education Technology Community Meet Up

16456332072_0f09cdcde9_zAfter you attend the METC Conference on Tuesday, consider a night out with like-minded educators!

The Midwest Education Technology Community (METC) will have a  meet up at Big A’s in historic downtown Saint Charles Tuesday evening for continued conversations and a little fun. After you attend the Exhibitor Reception, Student Innovation Stations or Show-Me a Movie Reception, relax and grab some dinner, then join the gathering. Beginning at 7:30 pm, Big A’s sponsors a weekly Trivia Night. You may want to join this event individually or with a team, or just come by for food, drink and entertainment.

There is parking on the riverfront and the Embassy Suites Hotel Shuttle travels to Big A’s. All food and drinks are on you, so you may want to check the Big A’s website for the menu choices and pricing. Big A’s is located at 308 North Main Street. Follow them on Twitter @BigAs308. We hope you are able to make it for a night out!

Resources from The Library of Congress on The Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom is an exhibit which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Library of Congress website that has a wealth of information, including a rich multimedia library. According to the website, “the social, legal, and political forces that battled discrimination for decades won a major victory with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—the most significant piece of U.S. civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. With eleven sections, the act prohibited various types of discrimination in voting, public accommodations, public facilities, public education, federally-funded programs, and employment. It was a culmination of civil rights advocates’ efforts to gain federal protection for the basic citizenship rights of African Americans.” Take some time to click around, experience the exhibit and share with your students!

Learn more about:

• The Segregation Era (1900–1939)
• World War II and Post War (1940–1949)
• Civil Rights Era (1950–1963)
• The Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Immediate Impact of the Civil Rights Act

CPI Refresher: Nonviolent Crisis Prevention & Intervention Training Next Week

refresher CPICharacterPlus is offering a CPI Refresher on November 10, 2014, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at EducationPlus. This training with Bruce Hunter is required to keep CPI Certification current and must be taken within 15 months of initial certification. CPI is an international training organization that specializes in the safe management of disruptive and assaultive behavior. The Refresher next week involves a curriculum review, post-test and the demonstration of restraints, which are checked individually. The cost for members is $55 and non-members is $100. Click here register.

October 2014 Top Reads

Chris Long Starts With Us
They’ve been pinned, have you?

The Connected Classroom is the EducationPlus Learning Division blog. Here are the top five most visited posts for the past month– did you contribute to the clicks?

(1)  Student-Led Initiative #StartsWithUs Spreads on Social Media
(2)  Gateway Media Literacy Partners Presents STEM & MEDIA: A Natural Fit
(3)  Understanding the Smarter Balanced Digital Library
(4)  Coming Attractions: Show-Me a Movie 2014
(5)  Reader’s Workshop: Revisit and Refine Strategy Groups & Conferring