In This Issue:
- March calendar of workshops
- EarthFest T-Shirt Design Contest
- An Ear For Drama Script Writing Contest
- Conference Scholarships
- Upcoming Conferences
- Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair Information
- Election Central PBS Learning Media
- ELT Spring Catalog
- DASA Training Information
- Teacher Center Information
Earth Fest 2016 T-shirt Design Contest
Design a T-shirt for Earth Fest 2016
Winning design will be printed using a single ink on unbleached cotton T-shirts. Designs need to fit on a standard 8.5- by 11-inch page, landscape or portrait. The winner will receive $100 and a free T-shirt. Winners and honorable mentions will appear on Earth Day Southern Tier’s website www.myedst.org. Last year there were more than 125 entries.
Include the phrase “Earth Fest 2016”
Be original work, hand-drawn or computer generated.
No clip art
Fit within a 12-inch by 12-inch square (8.5- x 11-inch
paper is fine).
Be submitted on white, unlined paper.
Include artist’s name, age and school district on the back
of the design.
Be submitted by Monday, April 4, to The Teacher Center
of Broome County, 601 Gates Road, Vestal NY
13850 or Mail Code 22 for BT-BOCES inter-school mailings.
All entries for the T-shirt logo will be on display at the Earth Fest on Saturday, April 25 in the Student Center gum at SUNY Broome. All submitted designs will become the property of Earth Day Southern Tier, which will have all rights to the winning design. By submitting an entry, you agree that your design can be used by Earth Day Southern Tier on T-shirts and other promotional items.
An Ear For Drama
Call for Entries!
Students in grades 7-12 are challenged to write a script for a 15 minute radio drama! A panel of judges will select one winning script and students will be invited to WSKG to produce the radio drama. WSKG will offer in-class instruction prior to the day of production. This will include final script editing, audio deliver, voice techniques, and a practice session for audio recording. Turn your students' creative writing project into a youth media experience!
Entry deadline: April 8, 2016
Winner notification: April 29, 2016
Record, Edit, Finalize: May 2016
Broadcast: Summer 2016
Local conference scholarships
Southern Tier Math Conference PK-12 Teachers
Thursday, March 10th, 4:30-6:30pm
1200 East Main Street
Modeling Progressions through the grades
Student Error Analysis
Math and Movement
WSKG’s Educational Resources
Math and Computer Science
And more teachers and experts are submitting their ideas…
Friday, March 11th, 8am
1040 Conklin Road
3rd Annual Writing Matters Conference
Saturday, March 19th, 8:30am-3:30pm
22 Graham Avenue
This conference will focus on lively sessions led by teachers about how to introduce innovative techniques for teaching writing. Teachers will enjoy the interactive sessions (we write in just about every session).
The theme is Going beyond the Writing Process. When “the” writing process becomes stale, what do we do?
This is not an “English” conference but a writing across the curriculum conference.
Sponsored by Seven Valleys Writing Project
Register on My Learning Plan using this link. If your school does not use MLP, you can create an account.
Saturday, April 9th, 8am-12pm
750 Farm to Market Road
PBS Learning Media
ELT Spring 2016 Catalog
With more than 30 years experience, ELT offers the latest and most relevant research-based strategies and resources, taught by your colleagues — fellow classroom teachers and school-related professionals. Educators who have walked the walk, mentoring, facilitating and implementing the research-based methods and practices they teach. Courses are offered either online or at convenient locations throughout New York state.
I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities for professional growth!
When it comes to graduate or undergraduate course work, including our college degree partnership programs, in-service programs, and seminars, the Education & Learning Trust (ELT) is the go-to choice for high-quality professional learning.
To view the catalog, click here
DASA Training Session
The next BU DASA Training Sessions will be on the following dates. All are Saturdays 9-3:30 in Fine Arts 258
For more information and to register see: http://www2.binghamton.edu/gse/dasa/dasa.html
Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training
(required as of January 1st, 2014)