• Bulletin Board

    Opportunities for Staff and Schools

    City Nature Challenge

    The National Aquarium is coordinating regional efforts for the 2018 City Nature Challenge, an international effort to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. This friendly competition between cities to see which metropolitan area can make the most observations of nature, identify the most species, and engage the most people will be held from April 27 to 30.

    For more information, visit http://www.aqua.org/baltimore-cnc.
    Expires: April 30

    Applications open for 21st Century technology trainer cohort

    Teachers and instructional staff are invited to apply to serve as facilitators for the technology training for the 21st Century Buildings Program. Participants will have five days of cohort training to learn about technologies being used in new and renovated buildings, and will develop professional development plans to deliver to teachers in the following week.

    Cohort training will be held the week of August 13; teacher professional development will be held the week of August 20. Applicants must be available during both weeks. Applications are due by MondayApril 9.

    Click here to apply or to learn more.

    For questions, contact the Instructional Technology team at instructtech@bcps.k12.md.us.

    Expires: April 9, 2018

    Discounted fitness classes

    Brick Bodies is offering discounted fitness classes for City Schools employees.  
    The club is also inviting City Schools employees to a free, cardio dance party on Friday, February 16, at 4:30 p.m., at the Brick Bodies Rotunda (727 W. 40th Street).
    For more information, visit the website or contact the club at 1-866-95-BRICK. 

    Expires: February 16 and June 18

    "Wires Down" safety video contest offers $10,000 grand prize

    BGE's annual "Wires Down" video contest is open to all public and private elementary schools in BGE’s electric service delivery area. Schools are invited to create a commercial that teaches students how to stay safe around electricity using STEM elements or educational resources available at BGE-Education.com. In addition to a $10,000-grand prize, seventeen monetary prizes will be awarded. 

    Click here for a flyer. For more details and an entry kit, visit BGEVideoChallenge.com. For questions, contact BGE representative Keisha Clarke-English at 410-470-7075 or keisha.clarke-english@bge.com.

    Expires: April 2 

    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.

    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.