Educator Development, Growth & Enrichment (April 2016)

Welcome to the EDGE!

This newsletter is created by the CBEA Instruction and Professional Development Committee, a committee dedicated to promoting the educational objectives of the association. These objectives include fostering the continuous improvement of instruction and curriculum in order to assist each student in realizing his or her maximum potential.

CBEA Summer Book Clubs: Interested? Let us know!

Looking forward to some beach reading this summer? Want to take advantage of your extra time to read a great book? Consider joining a CBEA book club! We are looking forward to providing our members with an opportunity to dig into a great book and keep in touch with colleagues during our summer vacation. If this sounds like something you're interested in, please complete this survey by May 10th. Stay tuned for more details!

Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching

Applications are now being accepted for the Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching, offered through the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath).

The Rosenthal Prize is intended to recognize and promote hands-on math teaching in upper elementary and middle school classrooms. It carries a cash award of $25,000 for the single best activity, plus up to five additional monetary awards for other innovative activities. The winning teacher or teachers will have the opportunity to share their innovative activities with educators across the country.

The application deadline is May 31, 2016. Classroom teachers of grades 4 through 12 (who teach at least 60% of a full teaching schedule) are eligible to apply. The activities must be designed for students in grades 4 through 8. More information is available at

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon

By participicpating in Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon, young readers can keep reading skill sharp and earn a free book over the summer! Visit this site for more information, including a reading journal and an educator's activity kit.

Visit NEAchieve for Great Spring Deals!

Spring and summer and right around the corner. Take a moment to check out these great deals for NEA members.

Bucks County Designer House & Garden Discount

Enjoy the Bucks County Designer House & Gardens series with a $5 discount (up to $25) with your CB employee ID. This fundraiser is run by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown. This women’s organization founded Doylestown Hospital in 1923 and continues to be an integral part of the health system’s governance. This event provides the funds they need to make a significant contribution to the hospital and to several other efforts that go directly to the community. Working with area agencies and contacts in the school system, they provide about $50,000 each year for those in need with food, clothing, medication, utility expenses and rent.
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About the CBEA Instruction and Professional Development Committee

Please email Lisa Mancini, IPD Chairperson, with questions, comments and suggestions. Contact information listed below.
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