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    Opportunities for Staff and Schools

    Fully-funded Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    The Bloomberg Fellows Program provides fully funded Master of Public Health degrees at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The program is currently recruiting individuals who are working with organizations on the front lines in five challenges - addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health, and violence in the United States. While at the school, Bloomberg Fellows center their studies in their focus area and continue to engage their organization while at the school. Students have the option of attending full time on-campus in Baltimore, or part time online.  For more information about the Bloomberg Fellows Program or if you have any questions please contact BloombergFellowsMPH@jhu.edu or visit https://americanhealth.jhu.edu/fellowship.

    Expires: Ongoing

    National Aquarium hosts information session for 6th-grade teachers and principals

    Teachers and principals are invited to the National Aquarium on Wednesday, June 13, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will have the first opportunity to register their schools for a "What lives in the harbor?" interactive visit for 6th-grade science students (limited to 25 schools).

    In a "What lives in the harbor?" school trip, students spend a day studying the basic needs of aquatic organisms, measure water quality indicators in the ocean water near the Aquarium,  eliminate species that couldn’t survive and predict which organisms could live in the harbor. Students test their predictions by surveying the organisms they find in habitat cages from the harbor. They also act to improve the water quality of the harbor by helping prepare oyster spat to grow in the harbor and filter the water. Students then work on developing action projects at their schools. Click here for a printable flyer or visit Vimeo for a video.
    To register or for questions, contact livinglabs@aqua.org.

    Expires: June 15, 2018

    Emerging Leaders Program: Applications Due June 8, 2018

    New Leaders is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 cohort of its Emerging Leaders program from candidates who have a strong desire to become a City Schools principal within the next two years. Since 2000, New Leaders has developed dynamic school and teacher leaders who have impacted student achievement across the country.

    Emerging Leaders is the first year of a two-year pathway to the principalship that builds skills in data-driven instruction, teacher leadership and coaching, and team culture. Emerging Leaders is integrated into daily work – teaching critical skills to develop a team of teachers and drive student achievement gains. Participants in Emerging Leaders have the option to pursue eligibility for Administrator I certification from the Maryland State Department of Education through completing additional coursework taught by New Leaders during the program year.

    Successful participants who complete Emerging Leaders will be invited to matriculate into the 2019-20 cohort of the Aspiring Principals program, which combines a yearlong principal residency with intensive training and expert coaching. Residents who successfully complete Aspiring Principals are endorsed by New Leaders as ready for the principalship, making them eligible to receive their Administrator II certification from the Maryland State Department of Education. New Leaders provides an additional one to two years of induction support to completers of Aspiring Principals who are placed as new principals in City Schools.

    Eligibility requirements:
    • Master’s degree
    • Minimum of four years of teaching experience
    • School-based role or access to a teacher team
    • Valid Maryland teaching certificate

    For more details about the program and to begin an application, click here. Please note the key dates below.

    11:59 p.m. EST on June 8: Emerging Leaders applications due
    June 14: Applicants notified whether they have been advanced to the interview stage of the admissions process
    July 13: Applicant interviews held
    Week of July 30: Program induction for applicants who have been accepted into Emerging Leaders

    Click here for a printable flyer.
    For questions or to learn more about New Leaders, email Rachel Greenman, Manager of Admissions, at rgreenman@newleaders.org.

    Free sign up for high school science news

    The Society for Science and the Public is offering science journalism and ready-to-use teaching content in the Society’s Science News in High Schools program. Participating high schools receive:

    • 10 print copies of each issue of Science News magazine published during the academic year
    • Digital access to sciencenews.org (including the full archive) for the entire school, including teachers
    • An online Educator Guide with discussion questions for each issue, to help teachers incorporate the content into their lesson plans and curriculum
    • Access to an online community for sharing ideas and best practices for using Science News in High School

    Click here for more information or to sign up.

    Expires: June 30  

    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

    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.