TMS BLIF Update
January 29, 2016
Digital Learning Day-February 17th
10 Ways Teachers Can Inspire a Generation of Innovators:
Nice read by AJ Juliani (#4 in a series of 4). One of the questions he poses is “How can we shape our learning activities and assessments to match what the world actually looks like right now?”
TIME SENSITIVE: ENGLISH, SS & WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHERS
An exciting new opportunity for North Carolina middle and high school social studies, world language, and English language arts teachers called the African Diaspora Fellows Program (ADFP). ADFP offers professional development about the histories, politics, and cultures of African, Afro-Latin American, and African American communities to teachers.
Applications are due by Feb. 15!
Personal Learning Networks
Stanford Runs Free On-line Course for Science Teachers on Helping Students Read
Next week a new massive open online course will begin for K-12 science teachers who want to learn how to help their students read and understand scientific texts. The course, delivered by Stanford University faculty, is free to participants. Four course sessions will run for 12 weeks and will deliver the equivalent of about 20 hours of professional development. The MOOC begins on January 13 and will be hosted on the NovoEd platform.
Opportunity For Students
Future Engineers Camp
mISSion imaginaTIon Challenges Students To Solve Space Travel Problems
mISSion imaginaTIon is a contest in which student teams will be asked to solve challenges that NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko currently face as they participate in their year-long mission aboard the International Space Station.
Food For Thought
Inspiring the Next Gen of Tech Workers
It has been called "America's persistent problem": not enough skilled workers to fill millions of job openings. The high-tech sector in particular has complained for years about the country's shallow pool of tech talent