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    Opportunities for Staff and Schools - Archive for 2016-17

    4-H Summer Training Program

    The University of Maryland Extension-Baltimore City 4-H Educator will provide free train the trainer workshops on healthy eating & lifestyle. We will also provide non-perishable materials & kits. 

    What: Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle workshop training. 
    When: June 12: 9 am to 1 pm & July 10: 9 am to 1 pm @ the Baltimore City Extension office. 
    (The same lessons will be taught on both days; only 30 seats available on both days). Additional training is available upon request. 

    To be eligible your organization must agree to teach a minimum of 6 hours of 4-H lessons.The lessons should be taught between June to August 2017 to 10-35 Baltimore City youth ages 5-13 yrs old. A final one sheet demographic evaluation report must also be completed & submitted by August 25, 2017. All materials & training kits must be returned by this date. 
    You can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-summer-training-program-tickets-34542857617 

    For more information contact:  Bidemi Oladiran, 4-H Educator, or 410-856-1850 Ext. 116 
    University of Maryland Extension-Baltimore City 
    6615 Reisterstown Road, Suite #201 Baltimore, MD 21215 
    Expires: June 11, 2017

    National Aquarium teacher workshop: "Growing Up WILD"

    Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program at the National Aquarium that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature, inviting them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive the Growing Up WILD curriculum book.
    Date: Saturday, June 10
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Maximum participants: 20
    Cost: $5 per person (Includes aquarium admission and refreshments.)

    Contact the National Aquarium at 410-576-3800 by Friday, May 26 to register.
    Expires: May 26 

    Win a $100,000 DON'T Quit! Fitness Center for your school 

    The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils is partnering with the State of Maryland for this year's DON'T Quit! Campaign to encourages educators to submit a nomination form explaining why their school is a leader in student fitness.  Three schools will be awarded a fitness center worth $100,000 that includes strength training equipment, cardio fitness equipment, and a multi-exercise, circuit training system.  The deadline for schools to submit their nominations to win a DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center is May 31st.
    Expires: May 31, 2017 

    National Aquarium teacher workshop: "WOW!: Wonders of Wetlands"

    This one-day workshop at the National Aquarium features hands-on multi-disciplinary activities from the WOW!: The Wonders of Wetlands curriculum guide. All activities are designed to increase understanding of wetland ecology and issues, and to promote informed decision-making regarding wetlands. This workshop is appropriate for informal and formal educators of K to 12 students. Each participant will receive a free copy of WOW:! The Wonders of Wetlands.
    Date: Wednesday, June 21
    Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Maximum Participants: 20
    Cost: $18 per person (includes Aquarium admission and refreshments. Lunch is not included.)
    Contact the National Aquarium at 410-576-3833 by Friday, June 9 to register.

    Expires: June 9, 2017

    Chesapeake Classrooms offers summer learning in environmental science 

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Chesapeake Classrooms program enables teachers and school administrators to involve an entire school community in outdoor learning experiences that are aligned with local school system standards. Chesapeake Classrooms incorporates environmental education with reading, math, science, and social studies, and the resources used meet state educational standards.

    Chesapeake Classrooms offers five-day summer immersion courses. More than 30 courses will be available in June, July, and August. 
    For questions, contact Angelica Willis at awillis@cbf.org or 443-648-6882.
    Expires: June 1 

    Flying WILD Training
    This course, ideal for teachers grade 6-8, equips teachers with background and resources to integrate environmental education into their curriculum. 

    Come for a day of bird-tastic fun! Learn educational activities and tools to teach middle school-aged 
    children an appreciation of birds and their charismatic behaviors. Exciting birding adventures throughout the training. Bring a packed lunch. Perfect for all educators! 

    This professional development can be used towards Green School Certification for your school! 

    Through activities involving language arts, social science and math experiences, coupled with community outreach and service learning applications, Flying WILD offers a whole-school approach to environmental 
    education using birds as the focus. 

    Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world 
    experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history. Project-based classroom 
    applications, service learning and community involvement are encouraged through sections of the guide dedicated to the planning and implementation of birding festivals. 

    Date Saturday, August 13 
    Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
    Cost of Program $15 (for resources) 
    Location Irvine Nature Center 
    11201 Garrison Forest Rd. 
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    For More Information:
    Katie Roof
    (Expiration 8/13/16)

    Volunteers Needed: Summer STEM Program Final Championship 
    The “So You Want to be an Engineer?” The summer program is looking for volunteers to staff summer Robotics scrimmage and competition events! This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the community and support Baltimore City Public School students. We are looking for applicants who enjoy and are capable of working with children, as well as open to training for an appropriate position. No experience is necessary! 

    Scrimmage: August 3, 8:00 am.-4:00 pm 
    Competition: August 11, 8:00 am.-4:00 pm 
    Location: Waverly Elementary/Middle (3400 Ellerslie Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218) 
    Contact: Email Karla Jackson, KJackson02@bcps.k12.md.us, if you are interested in volunteering. 
    (Expiration 8/12/16)

    Chasing the Dragon 
    Join us for the documentary screening of "Chasing the Dragon" / The Life of an Opiate Addict
    In an effort to combat the going epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon": The Life of an Opiate Addict" - a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 / 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville / Center for the Arts Building
    800 South Rolling Rd.
    Catonsville, MD 21228
    Featuring an additional panel with treatment and recovery experts, health professionals, and federal and local law enforcement officials. Leave the night with:
    • A free "Chasing the Dragon" DVD
    • Treatment and recovery resources
    • Much more!!
    Chasing the Dragon
    (Expiration 8/26/16)

    It's Debatable! Structured Argumentation Skills and Strategies
    Course Description
    This five day, 2AU course connects argumentation, the Common Core State Standards, and content through evidence-based argumentation skills and strategies. Used in classrooms across any subject, these skills help student address text as evidence, make oral and written arguments effectively, and engage with their peers over any idea, topic or problem. The course provides opportunities for new learning, directed and guided practice, collaboration time to reflect and build new concepts into lessons, units, and implementation plans, and participation in multiple levels of feedback with peers and expert presenters.
    Course Outcomes
    By the end of the course, participants will:
    1. Learn the five structured argumentation skills and their use in the classroom to impact student growth and achievement.
    2. Identify opportunities for use of debate activities while unit planning that support CCSS.
    3. Design debate-style activities for use in the content classroom.
    4.  Practice integrating the five skills into daily lessons and/or instructional units.
    5. Explore assessment practices for debate across the curriculum.
    6. Reflect on new strategies within content cohorts and develop measurable implementation plans for the current and future school years.
    7. Share debate strategies and lesson plans with colleagues.
    8. Participate in multiple styles of classroom debates. 
    Course Logistics
    All courses will be held at Miller's Court, located at 2601 North Howard St. In order to receive the 2AU credit, participants must attend all of the following classes:
    • Monday, August 8, 2016: 9:00am to 3:00pm
    • Tuesday, August 9, 2016: 9:00am to 3:00pm 
    • Wednesday, August 10, 2016: 9:00am to 3:00pm
    • Thursday, August 11, 2016: 9:00am to 3:00pm
    • Friday, August 12, 2016: 9:00am to 3:00pm
    If you have any questions, please contact Jen Wheeler at jennifer@budl.org
    (Expiration 8/8/16)
    Food System Lab @ Cylburn - Field Trip Opportunities / Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
    The Food System Lab @ Cylburn, an urban aquaponics farm run by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, is now scheduling spring and summer field trip programs. 

    Choose between the following options:

    - Tours: Our 45-minute tour explores the operation of our urban farm and the relationship between the fish, plants, microorganisms, worms, soil and water. We also offer an abbreviated 20-minute version. All ages welcome.

    - Theme-based Programs: These 90-minute programs examine our urban farm in the context of the broader food system. Students engage in activities designed to raise awareness about the complexities of our food system and encourage a deeper level of thinking about our relationship with food. Currently, we offer two themes designed for students from middle school through college. 

    (1) Aquaponics and Aquaculture: Fish, Farms, Food: As ocean fish harvests plateau and the population grows, the aquaculture (fish farming) industry continues to expand. We’ll discuss aquaculture and take a look at how aquaponics can offer a sustainable alternative. How does the aquaponics system work? How does it differ from other methods of aquaculture? What are some advantages and disadvantages of aquaponics? 

    (2) Baltimore’s Food Community: Come explore Baltimore’s unique food environment with a visit to our active urban farm. We’ll dive into the Baltimore Food System with maps and activities; and discuss the potential of urban agriculture in our region to improve food systems and address hunger. 

    All of our programs are offered free of charge, and open to any group of five or more people. We can accommodate up to 25 people at one time, and are happy to work with larger groups by splitting the group.
    (Expiration 8/31/16)

    Methods for Teaching STEM in the Early Childhood Classroom
    Learn to engage early childhood students in STEM based experiences. Studies are aligned to MD State STEM Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Daily activities include hands-on cross-curricular and thematic connections to literacy, art, and environmental education from a STEM-centric prospective. For more information, please contact Ashley Demski at andemski@bcps.k12.md.us, or ademski1@live.ndm.edu.
    (Expiration 7/23/16)

    Chesapeake Bay Trust - Mini-grants up to $5,000 for Environmental Education
    The Chesapeake Bay Trust awards grants of up to $5,000 in support of school-based activities that provide meaningful watershed educational experiences, teacher professional development, and programs designed to advance environmental literacy in the Chesapeake Bay region.

    The Mini-Grant Program for K-12 Environmental Education is designed to engage students and residents in Maryland and Washington, D.C., in activities that raise public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the bay and its rivers. The program provides funds to schools, organizations, and agencies for K-12 environmental education and specifically seeks to educate students about the bay and their local watersheds and about how students can make a difference in watershed health; engage school communities in education and restoration activities that benefit watershed health; provide meaningful watershed educational experiences for students and teachers; provide environmental education professional development opportunities for teachers; and support environmental literacy goals within schools, school systems, and other educational institutions.

    The trust is committed to the advancement of diversity in its grant making and environmental work and strongly encourages grant applications for projects that increase awareness and participation in communities of color.

    Please review the complete program guidelines at  
    (Expiration 8/15/16)

    Free Spanish Classes

    We strongly believe that learning a second language is very important for the student success. Therefore, as local business owners, We would like to offer our services to Baltimore City Public Schools. We make our Spanish classes easy to learn, fun and dynamic. If you are interested for a presentation, please don’t hesitate to call us at 410 350 9017 or send email to: info@ispeakspanish.com


    Paul Briceno

    I Speak Spanish Today LLC 
    (Expires 7/31/16)


    THE CAMPAIGN RUNS JUNE 4, 2016—AUGUST 27, 2016
    Note: Students may be eligible for community service hours for their participation in this campaign
     The Afro American Newspaper, Baltimore City Public works, Clean Corps Baltimore, Neighborhoods United Our Community our Responsibility.
     (Expiration 8/27/16)


    Technology Workshops for Educators

    The Digital Harbor Foundation is offering four workshops for educators. For dates and workshop details, please see http://www.digitalharbor.org/events/ For more information please contact Josh Doying at 203-253-5435 or by emailing josh@digitalharbor.org

    3D Printing for Educators
    Learn everything you need to know to get started with 3D printing in your learning space and get a 3D printer of your own! Get technical training and hands-on practice with the 3d printer as well as ideas and methods for teaching this technology to youth.

    IoT for Educators
    The Internet of Things is the next frontier in emerging technology, and a great union of hand-on projects and computer programming. Learn how to program connected devices to monitor and interact with the world around you.

    Making for Educators
    Get started making in your learning space! Learn the philosophy of making and instructional techniques through hands-on projects and exploration of accessible materials that you can take back and share with youth right away!

    Interactive Games for Educators
    Build exciting digital games with physical interactivity! Learn to program basic game mechanics that integrate physical components and the skills necessary to teach youth how to design interactive gaming experiences.
    (Expires August 1, 2016)