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  • arendt

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from National Endowment for the Humanities, The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt: NEH Summer Seminar - Applications Due March 1, 2017

    This Seminar offers stimulating dialogue for School Teachers (K-12) of all disciplines, including history, social studies, philosophy, literature, philosophy, and government. Given the varied responses to the recent election and the documented increase in incidents of hateful speech and other attacks on school campuses and in classrooms across the country, having a space to learn and practice how to engage difficult conversations on controversial subjects is needed now more than ever. Although the seminar emphasizes the analysis of history and political theory, it serves to foster community among school teachers and change-makers interested in practicing and encouraging critical thinking about contested political and ethical issues framed by what Hannah Arendt called “the human condition of plurality.” The seminar will take place over the course of four weeks at UC Davis, June 25 through July 21, 2017.

    National Endowment for the Humanities
  • design

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from The Atlantic, What is Design Thinking?

    Design thinking has captured the attention of educators, but there may be ambiguity about how to define the concept, says Neil Stevenson of global design company IDEO. Stevenson offers insights about the definition and its application in schools.

    The Atlantic
  • Lowell

    January 11, 2017

    external resource from Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, The ArtEffect Project

    The ArtEffect Project, with cash prizes totaling $13,500, teaches students their power to create positive change by honoring the legacies of Unsung Heroes from history. The competition is open to U.S. and international students in grades 6-12, and is free to enter. The final deadline to submit art is February 15, 2017. For full competition guidelines and a free 10 step art lesson plan.

    Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
  • January 6, 2017

    NAEA Advisory: Classroom Intervention on Teaching Students with Special Needs

    Authors Sheng Kuan Chung and Dan Li Classroom Intervention on Teaching Students with Special Needs

  • SES

    December 14, 2016

    external resource from Endangered Species Coalition, 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

    The Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) is pleased to announce our 2017 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, which is open to K-12 grade students, including those who are homeschooled or belong to a youth/art program. The contest is an integral part of the 12th annual Endangered Species Day on May 19, 2017. The deadline for submission (electronic) of entries is March 1, 2017.

    Endangered Species Coalition
  • Google Expeditions

    November 21, 2016

    external resource from Google, Doodle For Google Contest Open - Deadline: December 2
    Google Expeditions

    The time has come once again to engage your students in an exciting challenge—create and submit an idea for the Google homepage. The theme this year is “What I See for the Future." Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world "What I See for the Future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest deadline is December 2, 2016. Enter a Doodle.

  • teacher

    October 21, 2016

    external resource from Education Week, Where Are the Arts in California Schools?

    In California, charter schools, schools enrolling high numbers of low-income students, rural schools, and schools where most students are either Hispanic or African-American are more likely to not offer any arts courses. And while the vast majority of California's middle and high school students have access to at least one kind of arts class, just 12 percent of middle and high schools offer all four artistic disciplines (music, visual art, theatre, and dance).

    Education Week
  • NGA

    October 13, 2016

    external resource from National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art Accepting Requests for School Tours

    Accepting requests for school tours offered from September 26 to December 9, 2016. School tours take place in the West and East Buildings. East Building tours are available from Monday, October 17. Docents consult closely with teachers to ensure that thematic tours enhance, support, and extend classroom learning and curriculum objectives. Slowing down to look carefully at a few works of art, students have the opportunity to think creatively and critically.

    National Gallery of Art
  • NGA

    October 13, 2016

    external resource from National Gallery of Art, NGAkids ART ZONE CD Combo

    NGAkids Art Zone contains 17 popular interactive activities for children of all ages: 3-D Twirler, Brushster, Collage Machine, Cubits, Dutch House, Faces, Flow, Jungle, Mobile, Paintbox, Pixel Face, Photo Op, Places, Sea-Saws, Still Life, Swatchbox, and Wallovers.

    National Gallery of Art