Listserv News: January 14, 2000
WEB BROWSERS FOR TEACHERS FROM TEACHERS
http://www.inspiringteachers.com: Beginning Teacher's Tool Box, offers everything from an "Ask Our Mentor a Question" section, where you can email questions to a veteran teacher, to "Tips for New Teachers."
http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/: "by teachers, for teachers" is to provide basic tips to beginning teachers. This site has a list of educational web sites organized by subject area and topic.
Vision into Action: Using Career Guidance for Student Success, February 17, 8 a.m. - 3:30 pm Holiday Inn, Emeryville. $30 includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials. Keynote Speaker: Carolyn Sheldon, Co-author of Vision Into Action. Workshops include Integrating Career Guidance Into the Curriculum; Engaging Parents as Active Partners; "Focus on Freshmen"' Designing a Flexible, Whole School Career Pathway System; and more. To register, send check to Peralta Foundation, 333 East 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94606. Include name, position, county/district/school, email, phone, fax, p.o. # (if paying by purchase order rather than check) Attention Carmen Fairley or fax PO to Carmen Fairley at 510-466-7304. For more information, please contact Carmen Fairley at 510-466-7307.
California Partnership Academies, SF Airport Marriott Hotel, March 26-28. Info at http://www.cde.ca.gov/partacad/conf2000.html
Kids Who Know and Do 2000: The 8th Annual Conference on Project Based Learning (sponsored by the Autodesk Foundation and the Buck Institute for Education, March 31 - April 1, Hilton Towers, 333 O'Farrell Street (at Mason Street), San Francisco. For more information, www.autodesk.com/foundation OR A+ Events, 800-256-6452.
GROUNDHOG JOB SHADOW DAY
Dr. Anna Marie Rodriguez has arranged a very special day for TLCC programs at CSUHayward on February 2nd. If you are interested in bringing a group of students to Job Shadow at CSUHayward on Groundhog Job Shadow Day, please rsvp to as soon as possible. Include number of students who might participate and contact information for your Education Academy/Pathway/Program. We will be mailing packets with more detailed information to those interested this week.
SAVE THE DATES
Michelle Swanson (who is an absolutely fantastic professional development facilitator) has agreed to facilitate a two day workshop just for the Teaching & Learning Careers Collaborative. Our focus will be Project-based Learning for Education Career Pathways. Tentative dates will be Thursday July 27 and Friday July 28. More professional development opportunities coming soon. Please share your ideas and suggestions.
BRAVO!!!! Several of our TLCC Education Academies were successful in their California Partnership Academies proposals to the State. This is a very competitive grant and other TLCC programs were very close. The good news is that the governor's new budget contains funding for 50 new California Partnership Academies grants. The request for proposals will not be until early Fall 2000, but we can work together this summer to develop FANTASTIC proposals. If you applied to the California Partnership Academies and were not funded this year, please email a copy of your Planning or Implementation proposal to Patricia Clark, TLCC K-12 Coordinator, c/o . TLCC will return a detailed analysis of your proposal, suggestions for a rewrite, etc. to you and also provide technical assistance on next year's application.
RA POSSIBLE FUNDING/LEARNING OPPORTUNITY
Funding opportunities are available for 21st Century Schools. These grants fund after school programs, but can also be a great way to engage Education Academy/Education Pathway students in working with tutoring programs, afterschool/Saturday/Summer classes, etc. 2lst Century grants "support school-based learning centers that provide a safe, drug-free, supervised and cost-effective after-school, weekend, or summer haven for children, youth, and their families." If your school and/or district is applying, be sure to build in learning/earning opportunities for your Education Academy/Pathway students. More information on the 2lst Century grants is available from the US Department of Education and/or through your District. US Dept. of Ed contact: Amanda Clyburn @ 202-260-3804; email: Grants are due in March.
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