Dear EdEquity members:
Greetings to all and my apologies for a late resource list but I was sick
for a week. There are some interesting grants to apply for and a a lot of
resources on science/physics/engineering. Enjoy the resources.
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CAREER and TECHNICAL EDUCATION
DEADLINE FOR APPLYING AS A 2002 SCHOLAR is April 15, 2002!!! Do you want
to be part of a prestigious group of scholars? The National Dissemination
Center for Career and Technical Education conducts a year-long National
Leadership Institute that will help you: (1) develop an understanding of
the role of a leader and how to exercise responsibilities inherent in that
role, (2) develop effective strategies for engaging in continuous learning
to enhance leadership qualities, (3)
improve your understanding of and ability to lead reform/change processes
and (4) develop a new vision for career and technical education. Complete
an application available at www.nccte.org to be considered as a 2002
scholar. For additional information about the National Leadership
Institute go to the website:
www.nccte.org/programs/academy/institute/index.asp or call
Rebecca Parker at 800-678-6011 ext. 2-9807 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember the deadline for applying is April 15, 2002.
On Wednesday, March 27, PBS stations throughout the U.S. will air
"Misunderstood Minds," a groundbreaking documentary that offers a
provocative and insightful look into the world of learning problems.
1)"Stepping Into the Future Seed Grants"
Families and Work Institute has announced the launch of Salute to
Educators, an initiative to honor outstanding educators nationwide who
have helped children and youth cope with and respond to the events of
September 11 and its aftermath, and who have promoted positive change by
teaching lessons of peace, diversity, understanding, and contributing.
Stepping Into the Future seed grants will be awarded to educators who
propose initiatives to teach lessons about diversity, conflict resolution,
coping strategies, and overcoming fear. Grant proposals will be accepted
through May 1, 2002.
2)"Be Kind To Animals Contest"
The Be Kind to Animals (BKA) Contest is an annual award by the American
Humane Association (AHA) to honor young people who make a difference in
the lives of animals. Nominees are divided into two age groups, ages 6-9
and 10-13. A panel of judges selects a grand prizewinner and two
runners-up from each group. Winners of the BKA Contest are announced
during Be Kind to Animals Week (BKAW), celebrated this year May 5-11. Each
grand prizewinner will receive a $5,000 college scholarship. All contest
winners will receive a prize package and will be featured in the BKAW
section of the AHA website. Nominations are due by April 1, 2002.
3)"Teaching American History Grant Program"
The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education's Teaching American
History Grant Program is designed to raise student achievement by
improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of U.S.
history. Grant awards will assist Local Education Agencies, in partnership
with entities that have content expertise, to develop, document, evaluate,
and disseminate innovative, cohesive models of professional development.
By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of
U.S. history as a separate subject matter within the core curriculum,
these programs will improve instruction and raise student achievement.
Application deadline: June 3, 2002.
4)"Department of Education Forecast of Funding"
This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which
the Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications
for new awards for FY 2002 and provides actual or estimated deadline dates
for the transmittal of applications under these programs. The lists are in
the form of charts--organized according to the Department's principal
program offices--and include programs and competitions the Department has
previously announced, as well as those it plans to announce at a later
date. Note: This document is advisory only and is not an official
application notice of the Department of Education.
5)"eSchool News School Funding Center"
Information on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and
6)"Philanthropy News Digest-K-12 Funding Opportunities"
K-12 Funding opportunities with links to grantseeking for teachers,
learning technology, and more.
A collection of resources and tips to help K-12 educators apply for and
obtain special grants for a variety of projects.
1)Annotated Bibliography of Children's Literature focusing on Latino
History, and Culture: fiction and non-fiction, with additional resources
for teachers and librarians at:
2)Selecting Hispanic Books. Hispanic Bibliography: Central & South America;
Hispanic Americans developed by Wendy Lanehart & Inez Ramsey. LSEM 511
Resources for Children. James Madison University:
(features links to several additional bibliographies reflecting the
of the Hispanic experience).
3)NEW LOWS FROM NEW HIGHS: LATINO ECONOMIC LOSSES IN THE CURRENT RECESSION
by Roberto Suro and B. Lindsay Lowell of the Pew Hispanic Center
Assesses the report that details the recession's impact on the Latino
population. The report examines job losses for Hispanics in the recession
thus far and forecasts their prospects for economic recovery. This report
is available online at
The special report put out by Rethinking Schools and included in its
Winter 2001 issue on War, Terrorism, and the American Classrooms:
Teaching in the Aftermath of the September 11th Tragedy is now available
as a separate tabloid pamphlet at inexpensive prices. Bulk purchases of
this report allow schools, unions, schools of education, departments of
education, community and religious organizations, peace organizations,
and others to distribute copies to their members for a low price.
Following the price listing is the entire table of contents of the
special publication. Many of the articles are also available as pdf
documents at rethinkingschoolsonline at
1)NASAexplores (http://www.nasaexplores.com) is a online resource for the
K-12 community. Each week, they post two new articles, which are geared
towards teachers. Then, their staff educators take those
articles and adapt them for three reading levels: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. The
educators also develop lessons that reinforce concepts in the articles,
and these materials support national education standards. NASAexplores
materials are absolutely free of charge. Materials are in print-to-use
format--either PDF or web format.
They also feature a content alert message that is sent to all subscribers
every Thursday morning. This lets educators know what type of content
will be posted, as well as objectives for all lessons. This service is
free; you simply sign up on the web site.
2)MOTIVATING HISPANIC YOUTH IS GOAL OF NASA-UNIVERSITY AGREEMENT
Motivating Hispanic youth to pursue science and engineering careers is
one of the main thrusts of a joint agreement signed Feb. 1 by NASA and the
National Hispanic University (NHU), San Jose, Calif.
Providing resources and career development for science and mathematics
teachers, field trips to NASA, and researching 'distance learning' by use
of Internet and other information technologies are several other
objectives of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by
representatives of NHU
and NASA Ames Research Center, located in California's Silicon Valley.
gy."High-resolution images related to this release and for use in news
publications will be available in the near future on the World Wide Web
More information about NHU can be found on the World Wide Web at:
3)SUMMER MODELING WORKSHOPS NATIONWIDE
Modeling Workshops in high school physics and physical science will
be held in several states in summer 2002. These peer-led workshops are 1 to
4 weeks long, and graduate credit is available at most sites. Teachers are
given model-centered course materials, and they practice techniques of
guided inquiry and cooperative learning.
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the Modeling Instruction
Program as an exemplary K-12 science education program and a promising
educational technology program. Making and using conceptual models of
physical phenomena are emphasized as central to learning and doing
science.Computers are used as scientific tools.
At most workshops, in-state teachers receive financial support. For
more information, contact Jane.Jackson@asu.edu, (480) 965-8438, or visit
4)Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! 21 February 2002
"As part of our focus on girls, we will publicize the need for more women
in engineering and will reach K-12 girls with positive messages about math
science education and engineering careers. Additionally we are striving to
have engineering societies and other organizations incorporate their own
focus on women engineers with a hope that these various entities can
continue to collaborate in the future. For National Engineers Week 2002,
the engineering community is being asked to continue "Introduce a Girl to
Engineering Day." For this our second year, our goal is to have some 100
organizations, up from 90 last year, mobilize as many women in engineering
as possible - a target of 10,000 - who, along with their male colleagues,
will reach one million girls. "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day"
culminates on February 21, 2002 during National Engineers Week. (We realize
that to accommodate tight schedules we need to be flexible and expect
participation to occur throughout the school year.) For additional
information and valuable resources, please visit our website..." And, Meet
fellow Engineers at:
"Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" is just the beginning. To help girls
and women continue to explore the field of engineering beyond "Girl Day" on
21 February 2002, Tufts University's School of Engineering, Women in
Engineering Program & Advocates Network (WEPAN), and the Society of Women
Engineers (SWE) will unveil a new Web site sponsored by the GE Fund, Women
in Engineering Organization. Created as a directory and resource of
engineering programs specifically for girls, college-level women, parents,
K-12 teachers, guidance counselors, college faculty, industry, and project
directors on both the local and national level, the site also includes an
awards section for programs of the month, a discussion board, and an easy
user interface to add an organization's programs to the site. For questions
and comments about the site contact Meghan McInnis
5) Engineering and Girls
One resource that is useful to help introduce girls to the idea of becoming
an engineer is the 15-minute videotape Women in Engineering, which features
13 engineers in a wide variety of fields (including designing roller
coasters, tractors, lighting, highways, packaged baking mixes and the
machines that make them). The engineers describe in their own words and
their own voices what they like about engineering. Available from:
Jocelyn Riley,Her Own Words,PO Box 5264,Madison WI 53705-0264
phone608-271-7083,fax 608-271-0209 website:herownwords.com
1)The National Institute for Community Innovations (NICI) wishes to share
with you "The Digital Equity Toolkit", a free resource for increasing
digital equity. The Digital Equity Toolkit is a guide for educators who
integrate e-mail and the Internet into their classroom or project. It will
also help individuals from non-profit organizations to locate
free Internet Service Providers, free e-mail and other technology-based
resources. The Digital Equity Toolkit, go to www.nici-mc2.org/de_toolkit
2)US Department of Education to Study Effectiveness of Technology
Buried deep within the huge Elementary and Secondary Education Act that
President Bush signed into law last month are plans for the US Department
of Education to launch a three-year, $15 million study to determine when
and how technology is effective in increasing student learning.
3)A NATION ONLINE:How Americans Are ExpandingTheir Use of the Internet
Washington, D.C.February 2002
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has just
posted the report "A Nation Online: How American Are Expanding Their Use of
the Internet".From the front page of the study: "NTIA and the Economics and
Administration have published A Nation Online: How Americans Are Expanding
Their Use Of The Internet. This report is based on the September 2001 U.S.
Census Bureau's Current Population Survey - a survey of approximately
57,000 households and more than 137,000 individuals across the United
such, the data in this study are among the most broad-based and reliable
datasets that have been gathered on Internet, broadband, and computer
connectivity."You may access the entire report at
Applications Available for 2002 Tylenol Health Education Scholarships
Deadline: April 30, 2002
McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, makers of the Tylenol family
of products, has announced that students preparing for health-related
careers can apply for one of 160 grants from the Tylenol Brand Scholarship
Fund. This year's fund will total $250,000, including ten grants of $10,000
each and 150 grants of $1,000 each. To be eligible, applicants must be
pursuing an undergraduate course of study in the fall of 2002 at an
accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical
school. This includes those students currently enrolled in an undergraduate
course of study and who have one or more years of school remaining.
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of leadership in their
community and school activities, grade point average, and intended focus on
healthcare-related areas of study. The program is administered by the
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc., a national, nonprofit
educational support and student-aid service organization. Complete
guidelines and applications are available at the Tylenol Web site. RFP
Link: http://www.tylenol.com/ For additional RFPs in Health, visit:
1)Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science
and Engineering. http://GirlsTech.douglass.rutgers.edu.
2)GRANTMAKERS CONCERNED WITH IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
Please visit the newly redesigned and expanded Web site at
There, you'll find an interactive map displaying statistics on immigrants
and refugees in all 50 states. Click on the state of your choice and
discover the latest available information on:
The number of foreign born, their region of origin, language spoken at
home, role of immigration in state population change, racial and ethnic
breakdown, and types of immigrants, e.g., refugees and asylees.
3)TeacherFocus.com, an interactive online educator community. The site
includes a teacher forum, a calendar with incoming professional conferences
and other events, and a resource directory with many links in various areas
of education, professional development, grant opportunities, and more.
4)The WomenTechWorld.Org <www.WomenTechWorld.Org> , a virtual community for
women in tech
fields and students to come together. Funded by the National Science
Foundation, as part of IWITTS's WomenTech Project
WomenTechWorld.Org is a place where women in technical careers (for example
auto technician, and networking technician) can talk shop. Female community
college and high school students can
connect and share their experiences with tech classes. Technology
educators and counselors can find roles models and resources for their
Read these inspiring stories about women in traditionally male tech
occupations. Find out what career path lead them to where they are today
and read their career advice to other women. Over
100 diverse women from different occupations and ethnic backgrounds are
featured, surf through the long list of occupational categories! Click here
to check it out http://www.womentechworld.org/bios.htm
Malyphone Khamsyvoravong was offered a position as a Quality Auditor before
she even graduated
Software Developer. Previously a pharmacy clerk, Kimberley Cardosi needed
to change careers to support her children.
Tool Maker Patricia Gallardo-Irvin maintains the machines that produce
Sandy Hussey became a welder to get off of welfare and spent 23
years in the field.
See the Career FAQs to find the answers to questions such as: Is
technology a tough field for women to break into? Am I too old
for a tech career? How much math do I really need? How do I get
financial aid information for my technical education? Take a
look by clicking here: http://www.womentechworld.org/career.htm
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