Teachers: Have You Joined Our Teacher’s Lounge Yet?

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Teachers: Have You Joined Our Teacher’s Lounge Yet?
As a member of our Teacher’s Lounge, you’ll be an important part of the Carolina Pad team by providing feedback and guidance on Carolina Pad arts and activity products. Plus, you’ll qualify for special giveaways that could win Carolina Pad products for an entire class!
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A Place to Sell Self-Created Curricular Materials

Sell your original curricular materials such as lesson plans, unit plans, examinations, teaching guides, worksheets, and more on the website TeachersPayTeachers.

First, sign up for one of two types of memberships. Free –60% royalty on gross sales and these transaction fees; or paid — 85% royalty on gross sales and no transaction fees.

Then set up your store and upload your product.

Payout happens quarterly via PayPal.

For more details, go here http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Sell-Items

Scholarship Program for Immigrant Families

The Western Union Foundation <http://foundation.westernunion.com/>’s Family Scholarship Program is a new  educational initiative for migrants, immigrants, and their families in the United States.

The Family Scholarship Program is intended to help two members of the same family move up the economic  development ladder through education.
Scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy. For example, one family member may request assistance to attend college and the other family member may request assistance to attend English as a Second Language courses.

All applicants must be 18 or older. The country of origin for at least one of the applicants must be outside the U.S. Applications must include educational providers for primary and secondary award recipients (must be two family members). Scholarships will only be made to nonprofit accredited higher education institutions and nonprofit training/educational providers.

Recipients are eligible to receive scholarships in amounts of $1,000 to $5,000 per family.

Recipients are determined in a selection process independently managed by the Institute of International Education <http://www.iie.org/>, an international nonprofit educational exchange organization.

Applications for the winter scholarship are due February 5, 2010. Visit the Western Union Foundation Web site for complete program information.


Visual Voices: Speak Up for Creativity

This year’s national art exhibition is the perfect way to showcase students’ imaginations. We want your students (K-12) to take the theme “Visual Voices: Speak up for Creativity” and create artwork inspired by the importance of speaking up for creativity in the world.
Here’s a thought starter:
Ask students to discuss what creativity means to them and why it is important in the world.
  • Compare and contrast a world without creativity and a world with it.
  • Write this description and illustrate the contrasting views.

For more thought starters, rules, prize information and more, visit Crayola.com/artexpo

Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2010.
A select sample of submitted artwork and “Dream Statements” will be exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. and its offices around the country.

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