Great opportunity to become a School Ambassador for the National Engagement Team at the U.S. Department of Education.
The Department is extending the deadline for the applications for the 2017-2018 School Ambassador Fellowship to Monday, February 6, 2017.
Click here for more information and to apply: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/schoolfellowship/index.html
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE ADVOCATES IN DISABILITY AWARD PROGRAM
The Advocates in Disability Award Program is seeking the next Disability Advocate Leader!
Young leaders with a disability are encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 in funding!
The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) is a national awards program that seeks applications from young adults with a disability, between the ages of 14 and 26, who are dedicated to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. The program also supports an innovative project developed by the recipient to serve and empower individuals with disabilities.
The ADA is a joint program of The HSC Foundation and the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation. The selected recipient is awarded $3,000 in recognition of his or her disability advocacy and will receive up to an additional $7,000 in funding for a project to benefit the disability community. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application submission and recipient selection.
To apply, please see attached guidelines and application. For more information, please go to: http://www.hschealth.org/ada.
Applications must be received by Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (by 5:00pm ET).
Deeper Learning for All: From the Classroom to the System
This is a blended program, with online activities beginning June 1, 2017.
Priority Application Deadline: April 20, 2017
Early application, in advance of the priority deadline, is strongly recommended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
"With all the talk of 21st-century skills and deeper learning, you might think that we have moved into an era where doing this kind of teaching and learning was the rule and not the exception. That couldn't be further from the truth. We can hope someday that we move to a world in which the larger systems are organized to incentivize and support deep learning, but we are not living in that world today. This means that teaching in the ways that promote deeper learning for all students is a subversive and countercultural act." - Jal Mehta, Faculty Chair
A large body of evidence suggests that the existing education system falls short of preparing most students to successfully navigate the demands of contemporary life. Today's adults require far more than the basic academic knowledge and skills that have dominated classroom instruction for decades. They must be able to tackle open-ended problems in critical, creative, and collaborative ways and to quickly learn new skills as job markets change.
In this program, you will have the opportunity to experience and experiment with learning deeply in a variety of settings, and to assess your current instructional practice, reflect on the obstacles that may inhibit deeper learning within your context, and develop a plan that addresses those obstacles, leveraging design principles to propose concrete changes you can implement right away within your own classroom, school, or setting.