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Announcements for the Week of March 21, 2011
March 22, 2011
Public Education Commission Meeting set for March 25: The New Mexico Public Education Commission (PEC) will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, March 25 in Mabry Hall of the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, in Santa Fe. View the agenda at http://www.ped.state.nm.us/pec/2011_meeting_dates.html or at www.ped.state.nm.us. The Open Forum for Public Comment will be held at 10 a.m. with four minutes per presenter. For more information, call Bernadette Tennyson at 505-827-6519.
APS Multi-Media Library has Curriculum from A-Z: Teachers are invited to become familiar with the Multi-Media Library’s educational resources. They have more than 9,000 curriculum-related VHS and DVD’s. Browse materials at http://220.127.116.11. Materials may be reserved online at http://172.18.0.42 from an APS site (see instructions at http://www.aps.edu/aps/LibraryServices/forms/Multi-Media%20Video%20Scheduling%20Process.PDF), by fax at 848-8803, by phone at 848-8880 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials are delivered and returned through interoffice mail. The library is located at 930-B Oak St. SE in the DLITS building near Milne Stadium.
Sandia Labs/Lockheed Seek Math Teachers for Honors: Sandia National Laboratories and Lockheed Martin are seeking up to ten math teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools to be awarded $500 as part of their bi-annual Pi Awards. The winning teacher’s school also receives an additional $500 for their math department. Submit nominee’s name, school, grade level teaching, subject, and a one- to two-page narrative describing the nominee’s extraordinary math teaching by March 25 by fax to 284-9779, e-mail to email@example.com, or mail to Cheryl Garcia, Community Involvement, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800 MS 1496 87185. For more information, call 284-5202.
UNM Students Want to Help Your School April 23: Participate with your school and over 1,000 UNM student volunteers in “The Spring Storm 2011 Project” from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 23. For more information, call Julia Carrion at 277-0106 or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Project requests must be submitted by April 8 to the Community Experience, Student Union Building MSC 032210, 1 University of New Mexico 87131.
APS Volleyball League Sign-ups Begin: Sign-up for Thursday night Spring Volleyball Leagues continues through March 27. SportsMix is offering leagues at $399 per team or $70 for individuals with free team t-shirts. Play starts April 21. For more information, visit www.SportsMix.org, call Patricia Avila at 999-1037 or e-mail email@example.com.
Assistance League Geranium Sale: The Assistance League of Albuquerque has Geraniums for sale for $4 each for 4” plant; $2 of each plant is tax deductible. Colors are red, pink and salmon. Order deadline is April 5; pickup is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 14-15 and 10 a.m.–noon, April 25. Plants not picked up will be resold. Plants are purchased from ARCA. Orders may be placed with the school contact rather than submitting individually. Mail order form to Assistance League of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 35910, Albuquerque, NM 87176‑5910, or fax to 265-0631. For more information call 265-9575. Proceeds provide APS elementary and middle school students in need with new appropriate school clothing.
Application deadline for ESL Summer Institute is April 8: The UNM/APS ESL Endorsement Summer Institute, designed to help in-service and pre-service teachers of all grade levels secure ESL endorsements, will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., M – F, June 6 to July 15 at La Mesa Elementary School, 7500 Copper Avenue NE. To apply or for more information call 277-8961 or e-mail Holbrook Mahn at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply to UNM in non-degree status, call 277-6044 or visit http://www.unm.edu/grad/ndc/ndc.html.
Early Childhood Resource Fair set for April 9: The Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque, in conjunction with other community organizations, is sponsoring a free “Celebration and Resource Fair” to commemorate the Week of the Young Child from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 9 in Tiguex Park, 1898 Mountain Rd NW. Emphasis will be on parent engagement & home visitations, high quality early learning, community schools, healthy families & parenting, literacy starts at birth, and awareness & advocacy. For more information, visit www.nmecc.org or call Dave Orner at 681-6325.
Treasures Core Reading Summer Institute: Elementary teachers may choose to attend the Institute from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. the week of June 6–9 or the week of June 13-16 at City Centre. Sessions are limited to 20 teachers and are broken out by grade levels K-1, 2-3 or 4-5. Sign up on PD Planner. Topics include program material overview/scope and sequence of instruction/connection to ancillary materials/ technology/differentiated instruction within the core and ohters. Teachers should bring Unit 1 and Diagnostic Assessment. A $200 honorarium will be given to attendees. For more information, call 880-8249, ext. 227, or e-mail email@example.com.
Museum Teaching Fellowship Offered in June, July: The Science Education Institute of the Southwest and Boeing will select six elementary school teachers to participate in this science-based program that explores the NM Museum of Natural History & Science and the Albuquerque BioPark, providing each teacher with a $1,000 stipend and valuable learning and resource opportunities. Visit http://seisinstitute.org/mtf.html for the application, which is due April 29. For more information, e-mail Bonnie Schmader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMTA TESOL Online Review Course through IDEAL-NM: Innovative Digital Education and Learning is offering an online review workshop for the New Mexico Content Knowledge Assessment Prep TESOL #31 test from April 1 - June 3. Deadline for registration is April 8. Cost is $150. Participants may complete the course at their own pace and time. To enroll, call Belinda Vigil at 505-383-2400 or e‑mail email@example.com.
School Health Educator Institute set for March 29-30: The School Health Educator Institute is set for March 29-30 in Albuquerque. This training was developed to provide health education teachers with tangible tools for the classroom. All of the costs have been covered, including substitute teacher reimbursements and lodging for those traveling more than 45 miles one way. Visit www.kessjones.com to register. For more information, e-mail: SHEI@KessJones.com or call 266-3451.
Summer Math Institute for 5-12 Grade Math Teachers: Registration is open for the 8th Annual Summer Math Institute for math teachers, grades 5-12 taking place from June 6-17. Participants will have the opportunity to work with math teachers on a variety of pedagogical topics as well as mathematical content and receive a $700 stipend. Register on PD Planner (AIMS). There are one-day, two-day, four-day, and eight-day sessions. For more information, e-mail Joyce Gormley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Theresa Ambrogi at email@example.com.
Nominate a Female Senior for Sage Award by March 25: Sage magazine, Coronado Shopping Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation are accepting nominations for high school senior girls who are dedicated, compassionate, and intent on creating a better world for the “2011 Sage Making a Difference” award. Applications must include a 300-word nomination letter from someone who can describe how the young woman is making a difference along with a 500-word essay, written by the nominee about what she's doing to make a difference and why. Submit applications by March 25 via mail to 2011 SAGE Making a Difference Contest, P.O. Drawer J, Albuquerque, NM 87103, or online at ABQjournal.com/sage. For more information, call 823-3870.
Golden Apple Offers Conference for Students Interested in Teaching: The Golden Apple Foundation is offering a 3-day conference for high school graduates pursuing a teaching career, May 24-26. Those interested can send applications to the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, PO Box 40469, Albuquerque, NM 87196-0469. For more information, call Raquel Barron at 268-5337, or e-mail her at Program@GoldenAppleNM.org . Visit www.goldenapplenm.org for more information
“On the Edge” Video Contest for Endangered Species: Youth are invited to submit video public service announcements created to raise global awareness about the conservation of a local endangered species and the projects that protect them to Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots youth campaign “On the Edge: Hope for Animals and Their World”. Mini-grants of $250 will be awarded to the top four in support of their projects. Visit http://www.rootsandshoots.org/newsevents/news?newstype=36B58CDB-E544-E882-3960-388BF6981000&nwsid=629EE7C0-9C9E-44A5-63B0-9A46B7441000 for more information.
YWCA TechGYRLS Summer Camp for Girls Age 9-14: The YWCA is hosting four one-week overnight summer camps (Camp TNT (Teens for New Technology) at their facility in Tijeras for girls age 9‑14. The TechGYRLS program is designed to get girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by incorporating them into fun lessons and traditional camp activities such as swimming, hiking and horseback riding. Each week has a different theme including; “Me and My Robot”, “Science and Sports”, “Technology and the Planet” and “Film and Technology”. Girls can attend for one, two, three or all four weeks for a cost of $350 per week. Limited scholarships are available to girls on the APS free or reduced lunch program. For more information, call Melanie Madrid at 254-9922.
Dyslexia Association Offers $1,000 Scholarship: The Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association offers a $1,000 scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year to a college-bound NM high-school senior who is diagnosed with a dyslexia. Applicants must be NM residents and enrolled in an accredited certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree program. Application and details are available at http://www.southwestida.com/.
ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math & Science Scholarships: Four scholarships of $5,000 for two males and two females will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician, and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American to walk in space. Application deadline is April 1. Visit http://www.cgcs.org/Awards/ExxonMobil2011.pdf for application and guidelines. For more information, call Henry Duvall at 202-393-2427.
NM Hispanic Youth Institute Kick-Offs this Summer: The New Mexico Hispanic Youth Institute Kick-Off is a four-day, three-night college empowerment program that provides the tools, resources, and confidence needed for students to become a better student, go to college, or get started on a career. Eligibility requirements include attending a NM high school, GPA of 2.5 or above, graduating class of 2013 or 2014, and completed online application. To apply, visit www.HispanicYouth.org. Deadline is March 31. For more information, e-mail Marco Hidalgo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Space Visitor Center Juried Art Exhibit for 17 and Younger: The City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center presents a Juried Recycled Art Exhibit in conjunction with the Third Annual Recycled Art Fair at the Open Space Visitor Center during the month of April. The criterion is the creativity demonstrated in transforming recycled material into something new and original. The application may be found at http://www.recyclesantafe.org/pic/Youth_Art_competition_2009.pdf. Submit forms by April 2 via e-mail to Kim Selving at email@example.com or by mail to Open Space Division, Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM 87103, ATTN: Kim Selving. For more information, call 897-8831.
Women InTechnology Offers Interview Skills Workshop: The Women In Technology group of New Mexico Technology Council is holding an interview skills workshop for female high school students, 9 a.m. to 1p.m., April 9, at New Horizons, 6700 Jefferson St., Bldg. A (next to the University of Phoenix). Cost is $10. If it is a hardship, request a fee waiver at time of registration. For more information, call Sheri Clark at 400-6101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Desert Youth Film Festival 2011: Students in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to submit a digital film of five minutes or less to the 2011 Digital Desert Youth Film Festival April 29-30 in nine categories. Deadline for entries is April 15. Complete details may be found at www.nmyouthfilmfest.com.
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