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Seeing and Reading East Asia: Approaches for the K-12 Classroom

September 16-December 9, 2017

Attend a no-cost, eight-session symposium taught at UMBC that will provide participants with strategies for fitting Asian topics into an already tight curriculum (Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm). Regarding methodology, our presenters will highlight the use of primary documents and visual materials, resources that can be used to inform an entire lesson or be used strategically to deepen and/or broaden the significance of an existing history, world cultures, or art unit. As an added incentive, educators who complete the requirements of the course will receive a $200 stipend as well as $200 worth of educational resources for their classroom. For more info, see the event flyer or contact Julie Rosenthal.  

 

 AIA Baltimore Urban Design Microfilm Contest: What Makes Charm City Charming?

October 7, 2017

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Baltimore is now accepting submissions for the 2017 micro-short film competition that explores Charm City. Entrants are challenged to document in film how and why Baltimore’s public spaces are unique in less than two minutes. Selected films will be screened for the public as part of AIA’s “Doors Open Baltimore” on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Submission fees have been waived this year thanks to generous sponsors. For more information and to register online, please visit http://www.aiabaltimore.org/filmcontest2017.

 

Study Skills: Strategies to Support Executive Function  

October 10, 2017

This FREE online course provides an overview of components of study skills, which include the management of materials, time, and information. The course explores the importance of developing strong study skills in order to achieve goals and overall academic proficiency, particularly for students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) and executive function deficits. Upon completion, participants will be able to implement targeted strategies to help students develop study skills. Course length is 6 weeks, 15 Hours/PDPs with an optional 1 credit from Fitchburg State University. For more information, visit www.landmarkoutreach.org/products/private-school-ssk-6-week or contact outreach@landmarkschool.org.

 

National Kids Yoga Conference 

October 13-15, 2017

Did you know that children who practice yoga and mindfulness perform better academically?Yoga and mindfulness can spark children’s imagination and creativity, while keeping them interested and focused on the work that’s in front of them. Learn more about this work at the 4th National Kids Yoga Conference in Old Town Alexandria. #NKYC2017 is the leading professional environment for adults to learn the art of successfully bringing yoga, mindfulness, and social emotional learning to the youth in your community. Learn new skills and become an expert in Breakout Sessions. Connect to inspirational leaders during Networking events. Get certified with the New Teacher training track. Walk away with curriculum that you can start using immediately. Educator10 to save 10% on your registration.

 

Maryland STEM Career Fair for Girls 

October 14, 2017

We invite high-school-aged girls to attend the free 5th annual Maryland STEM Career Fair for Girls, October 14 at The Bryn Mawr School. This event allows girls across Maryland to interact with potential role models, and help them build confidence in their own abilities. Students will have the opportunity to speak with women who work at more than 40 STEM­related companies like Under Armour, McCormick, NASA, Whiting­Turner, Firaxis Games, PayPal, Google, The National Aquarium, Lockheed Martin, T. Rowe Price, NSA, Stanley Black and Decker, and others. Student and Faculty Registration. Maryland STEM Career Fair for Girls.

 

Global Gathering

October 20-21, 2017 

Holton-Arms School invites you to share your expertise, learn, and network with us for our second annual Global Gathering on October 20 and October 21! This gathering is designed for classroom teachers interested in building capacity for and sharing how we create opportunities for our students to develop cultural and global competency across all disciplines. Registration is now open!  Note:The discounted hotel rate is only available through September 21. If you would like further information regarding the event, contact: Melissa A. Brown, Director of Diversity and Global Education or Kelly RandallAssistant Director of Diversity and Global Education. 

 

Read Local Challenge

October 2017 to May 2018

The Read Local Challenge is a reading incentive program featuring traditionally-published books by authors and illustrators who live in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Schools, classes, book clubs, and even individuals can win autographed books and free Skype visits from authors by reading picture books, middle grade, or young adult books by local authors between October 2017-May 2018. This fall, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is also offering schools the opportunity to host a FREE Read Local kickoff party with one or more of the authors featured in the challenge. For more information and a full list of the challenge books, please visit http://mddewv.scbwi.org/read-local/ or email mddewvpal@gmail.com. Sign-up for a FREE Kick-off Party, Download Activities and Resources, or Read Local Challenge Book List.

 

Homestay: Supporting International Students

November 6, 2017

Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE) at Gilman School (8:30am to 4:00pm), this workshop will explore how schools can better serve international students, especially homestay international students.The presenters will share how a school can better understand international students, and provide tools so that the school can help students better understand and embrace the school's mission. For more information, visit the CSEE website.

 

Independent School Counselors' Network

November 10, 2017

The Independent School Counselors' Network invites you to join them for their biennial Meet & Greet on November 10, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Garrison Forest School (GFS). This event is for counselors, academic specialists, nurses and administration members from the area’s private schools. Local mental health professionals have been invited to join the group and provide materials of services they provide. It will give participants the opportunity to make connections, to meet the needs of our students and families. The RSVP link is https://goo.gl/forms/DYj1y1kUT3d5fWoc2The Meet & Greet will be in the Hathaway Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall Room. The Hathaway Performing Arts Center has convenient adjacent parking for attendees. Additional parking will be marked on the day of the event. For additional information, please contact Liza Koh at lkoh@jemicyschool.org or Lisa Fleck at lisafleck@gfs.org

 

When Death Impacts Your School: Fostering Community and Compassion

November 15-16, 2017

Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE) at St. Paul's School for Girls, this workshop is designed to help school personnel think through their policies and procedures when a death impacts their school community. It will incorporate video examples, draw on case histories, and participants will leave with a sample document to help develop or refine your school’s plans. For more information, visit the CSEE website.

Parent Session: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Faculty Session: Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

 

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