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    Literacy Curriculum Writing Opportunity

    The literacy department is in the process of rewriting whole-group literacy curriculum for grades 4 and 5. For grade 5: MOD 4, the goal is to provide a scaffolded transition for 5th-grade students as they move into 6th-grade, where they will interface with literacy curriculum in a format similar to the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC).

    If you are interested in applying to be a curriculum writer for this 5th-grade module, please review the expectations, qualifications, and timeline, complete the application, and email the literacy performance task to Christopher Knighting and Melissa Loftus by Monday, December 11.

    Expires: December 15
     

    LDC Module: Teacher Open Forum with Curriculum Writers

    Are you teaching one of the new, optional LDC texts? Join us for an open forum, where you will have a chance to discuss the new text and ask the curriculum writers questions about the LDC module.

    Grade 8: Hidden Figures

    • 4 - 5 p.m. on Monday, December 4
    • Hosted by Sidney Thomas at Holabird Elementary Middle School (1500 Imla Street)
    • If you can’t make it in person, join via webinar

    Grade 10: Between the World and Me

    • 4 - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5
    • Hosted by Nicholas Smith Rengarts and Alicia Tatum
    • Online webinar only

    Grade 9: The Other Wes Moore

    • 4 - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6
    • Hosted by Jessica Fedderly in Room C212 at REACH! Partnership School (2815 St. Lo Drive - look for the REACH! Banner at the teacher entrance) 
    • If you can’t make it in person, join via webinar

    Expires: December 8  


    Expanding Gifted and Advanced Learning

    City Schools is considering expanding gifted and advanced Learning programs in the elementary and middle grades for the 2018-2019 school year. While the application is geared toward those grades, the gifted and advanced learning office is interested in supporting this work in high schools as well. If your school is considering implementing the gifted and advanced learning program and you are interested in learning more about the application process, please complete the GAL Site Application 2018 by Friday, December 22, 2017.

    Decisions will be made based on your school's capacity, interest, and commitment to serving gifted and advanced learners. Additional considerations include your school’s geographic location, pre-identified gifted and advanced learner populations, and special populations such as twice exceptional.

    For questions, please email Dennis Jutras in the Academics Office.


    Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s field education opportunities (all grades)

    CBF’s Baltimore Harbor Environmental Education Program focuses on the Chesapeake Bay as a beautiful and productive ecosystem that is often stressed by a vital economic system. Using the Port of Baltimore and the Patapsco River as classrooms, this program explores the complex and fascinating interrelationships between the estuary and its most demanding users aboard Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 46-foot workboat, the Snow Goose. 
     
    For more information, visit www.cbf.org or contact Angelica Willis at awillis@cbf.org.
     
    Expires: December 1
     

    Free fields trips to Towson University's SciTech Student Learning Lab

    The SciTech Student Learning Lab at the Towson University Center for STEM Excellence in the Inner Harbor offers field trip opportunities for students in grades 3-12. The Healthy Harbor Partnership Grant covers SciTech student fees and bussing to and from the Center for STEM Excellence. All teachers of Baltimore City public and charter students in grades 3-12 are eligible to apply for this grant. For more information and to apply, click here. Funds are available for trips taking place between January 23 and October 31, 2018, and will be awarded on a rolling basis.


    The Great Thanksgiving Listen

    Teachers can now sign up for NPR StoryCorp's 2017 Great Thanksgiving Listen, a project to create an oral history through students' interviews with elders in their family or their community. All stories are archived at the Library of Congress. 

     

    Upward Bound Hiring

    University of Maryland Baltimore County's Upward Bound program is hiring teachers for a Saturday tutoring program for students at four City Schools high schools. Upward Bound is a college access program that offers academic enrichment, college counseling, and campus visits to students. Teachers will earn $25/hr from 9-1 pm for 2 to 3 Saturdays a month. The program runs from Oct-May. Positions are available in English/Reading/Grammar, Chemistry, Physics, SAT Verbal, SAT Math.
     
    For more information, contact Richard Moore by email or phone, 443-415-7081.
     
     

    Join The Teachers Guild and 100Kin10 to generate STEM innovations for your classroom

    Starting on September 28, 100Kin10 and The Teachers Guild will launch an active STEM collaboration. This is an exciting chance to be guided through a design process, coached by other teachers and mentored by industry leaders as you develop new and better solutions for your students.  This is an opportunity to take STEM to the next level in the classroom. Get involved by signing up to join the collaboration or sharing your involvement on Twitter with @TeachersGuild and @100Kin10. You can learn more about The Teachers Guild by watching this video.
     
    Expires: Ongoing  
      

    Volunteer with Reading Partners 

    Reading Partners Baltimore is currently seeking tutors to work one-on-one with City Schools students at 19 schools. No prior experience is necessary — tutors work with Reading Partners’ structured and easy-to-follow literacy curriculum, with the training, support, and coaching of an on-site Reading Partners staff member. Hours are flexible — choose a 45-minute session between 9 AM – 3:15 PM, Monday through Thursday. Please note that we run programming during the school year, September-June. Volunteers are trained and supported by a full-time Site Coordinator. Please read this flyer for additional information and to register.
     
    Expires: Ongoing
     

    Promoting Student Health with Kaiser Permanente

    Do you wish your students were more excited about improving their health? What if they could be jumping, singing, and calling out for healthier food and more excercise? Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theater offers free, creative, standards-based programs that help students explore important health issues through theatre performances and workshops. 

    Assembly Programs

    The Amazing Food Detective (K-4)
    This play invites students to join the sleuth in discovering healthy habits. They will see the effects of junk food on their body and identify healthier food choices for maximum daily energy and fitness.

    Professor Bodywise's Traveling Menagerie K-4
    This play emphasizes health and safety messages with full-body costume characters and puppets using original music and dance.

    Workshop Programs


    Andy and Id's Nutrition Adventure K-1 or Project Food 2-3
    For 10-30 students in a classroom settings Grades K-3
    Your students will meet silly characters, solve puzzles, explore objects and have fun as they learn about the importance of healthy eating through theatrical adventure.

    Bully Busters (4-6)
    For 10-30 Students In A Classroom Setting Grades 4-6
    The workshop arms students with Bully Repellent Steps, enabling them to better resist repetitive psychological bullying. Artist/Educators use role-play to explore these steps with students in bully situations.

    Visit website to find out more. To book, email or call (301) 902-1215.

     
    Ongoing