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Announcements for the Week of March 22, 2010
March 22, 2010
Student Led Conferences Information Report
APS Research, Deployment and Accountability has published the results of the student-led conferences survey taken last fall.
View the results >>New Address For Family School
APS’ Desert Willow Family School has a new address, 3303 Monroe NE. The telephone number remains the same, 888-1647. Please note the new address.
The charter school Public Academy for the Performing Arts is at Desert Willow’s former location at 3000 Adams NE.
UNM Hosts New Mexico Hispanic Youth Symposium: A four-day, three-night college prep program provides tools and resources for becoming a better student, going to college, and getting into a great career is set for June 15-18 at UNM. Participants must have a 2.5 GPA or above, be class of 2012 or 2013, and live/attend high school in New Mexico. Cost is $10. Apply on-line at http://www.hispanicyouth.org/symposium-new-mexico. Deadline is March 31. For more information, call Marco Hidalgo at 915-252-9105 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship Offered for African-American, Hispanic Seniors: Four ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships will be awarded to two males and two females--$5,000 each—two African American and two Hispanic 2010 high school graduates in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools. Albuquerque is a participating district. Deadline for student submissions is May 14. Scholarship application and guidelines are available at http://www.cgcs.org/Awards/Harris_Scholarship.pdf.
Toyota Offers Scholarships for Teachers to Study in Galapagos: The 2010 Toyota International Teacher Program to the Galapagos Islands, a fully-funded professional development program for U.S. educators. Funded by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., and administered by the Institute of International Education, the program aims to advance environmental stewardship and global connectedness in U.S. schools and communities.
The program is set for Nov. 20 – Dec. 4, 2010 and the deadline to apply is May 26, 2010. Full-time classroom teachers and librarians of all subjects for grades 6 – 12 are eligible to apply. To apply visit www.toyota4education.com for applications and instructions. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 877-832-2457.
Natural History Museum Offers Teaching Fellowship: The NM Museum of Natural History and Science along with the Albuquerque BioPark offers a fellowship for elementary school teachers to participate in an 80-hour program. The fellowship also offers a $1,000 stipend. Six teachers will be chosen for the fellowship, which meets June 7-10 at the Natural History Museum and June 14-17 at the BioPark. Applications are due April 23. For more information, call Bonnie Schmader at 999-9679 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fourth Annual Lt. Gov’s Summit on Financial Education: “The Lt. Gov’s Summit on Financial Education”, a day of free financial education workshops and information on such topics as investing in today’s economy, investor protection, and financial literacy sponsored by The New Mexico Coalition for Financial Education and the N.M. Securities Division will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 19 at Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Call Bernice Geiger at 383-2327 or e-mail Bernice.email@example.com to register.
National Math Conference set for April 27-30: The National Math Recovery/ AddVantage Math conference will be in Albuquerque April 27-30. Internationally recognized researchers and authors will speak and sessions for application of math intervention in the classroom and RTI settings will be offered. Check out the schedule and registration at www.mathrecovery.org or e-mail Megan Kidwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandia Mountain NHC Teacher Workshop March 27: The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is hosting a “Wild Sandias” workshop for educators from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., March 27 at 60 Columbine Lane, Cedar Crest on integrating the multi-dimensional experience of nature into teaching. Registration deadline is March 23. $10 registration/refreshments fee. For information and registration, call Susie Davis at 281-5259, or e mail Susan.email@example.com or www.nmnaturalhistory.org/smnhc.
Master’s Degree Programs Available to Teachers: Lesley University offers master’s degree programs in technology in education, literacy, integrated teaching through the arts, and teaching English to speakers of other languages. Information sessions are set for 4 p.m., March 24, at the Flying Star, 8001 Menaul Blvd. NE; and 4 p.m., March 30 at the Flying Star, 4026 Rio Grande Blvd. Call Larada Horner at 328-1022, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://web.lesley.edu/admissions/offcampus.asp or www.lesley.edu/apply for more information.
Teacher Dossier Overview Session Set April 8: The Albuquerque Teachers Federation is offering teachers an overview and information on the Professional Development Dossier requirements and process from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., April 8 at the ATF Office, 530 Jefferson St. NE. Cost for non-members is $50. Call 262-2657 to reserve your spot. Free open lab sessions for help in submitting a dossier are offered 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., March 13 and March 27 in the computer labs at the Montgomery Complex.
Fractal Institute Workshop for Elementary Teachers: Participants can learn to use fractals to teach math and science standards. One workshop remains, 1-5 p.m., April 2-3. Teachers will receive a $100 stipend on completion. To register, e mail Teachers@FractalFoundation.org. Workshops are limited to 35 attendees.
Anne Frank Exhibit Features Panel Discussion, Films: Representatives from the NM Office of African American Affairs, the NAACP, and the state Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will participate in a panel discussion on the subject of “Here and Nov – The Courage to Stand in 2010” at 3 p.m., Saturday, March, 27, at the Coronado Center Exhibit Space, next to Fuddrucker’s.
Two films, “Auschwitz – If you Cried You Died” and “One Out of Ten” will be shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call 340-0011 of visit http://annefrank.sks.com.
Jazz Dance Presentation is April 1: The Performers Ballet and Jazz Company will provide a free presentation on jazz dance styles at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., April 1 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The presentations are free, however, reservations are required. For more information call 292-5800 or e-mail Sandra Daffron at email@example.com.
High School Film Fest set for October: The NM Film Producers Association will host the first high school film festival Oct. 2 at the Mountain View Community Center in Albuquerque. For more information contact Tony Gallegos at the South Valley Economic Development Center, firstname.lastname@example.org.
KANW Radio Class for HS Seniors and above: 89.1 KANW is offering a seven-week spring Radio Broadcasting Class that runs from April 6 – May 20. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. at KANW Studios, 2020 Coal Ave. SE. Class fee is $200 (due April 8). Call Kevin Otero at 246-0891, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.kanw.com to register.
Science and Engineering Conference set for April 3: The New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering is hosting a half-day 2010 Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference, April 3 to introduce 6th – 12th grade girls to careers in math and science. The conference needs workshop presenters. Continuing education credit is available. To register, visit http://nmnwse.org/ceyh/register.php or download the registration form at http://nmnwse.org/ceyh/index.php. Registration is $5. For brochures, call Kelly Collins at 350-4200.
UNM International Festival set April 15: The UNM Office of International Programs is sponsoring an International Festival from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 15 along the mall near the Student Union Building at UNM. The festival features international foods, crafts, and performances. For more information, call Stephanie Suliman at 277-4014.
Bookstore Offers Employee Discounts: Alamosa Books, 8810 Holly Ave. (Paseo del Norte and Ventura NE) offers APS educators a 20 percent discount on most titles April 3-4. Employees must show their ID.
Hyatt Offers Egg’Stravaganza April 3-4: The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque offers a package with overnight accommodations, a free in-room movies and 20 percent off brunch on April 4. Also April 4, children can do craft activities and play in an inflatable jumper. The cost is $89. For every room booked, the hotel will donate $10 to the APS Foundation. For more information visit, www.albuquerque.hyatt.com.
Salon Hosts Teacher Appreciation month: Preen Salon is offering special pricing for the month of March – haircut/manicure for $45; color/cut/pedicure for $105; brow/lip wax for $20; full set gel nails for $50; Brazilian Keratin hair straightener for $180; gentlemen’s cut/manicure for $36. Call Natalie Jaramillo at 872-8000 for more information.
Teacher Input Sought on Standards: A draft of proposed “Common Core Standards for K-12” has been released for comments. To read them and submit input visit www.corestandards.org. The deadline for submitting input is April 2.
US Dept. of Ed Wants NCLB Comments: The US Department of Education is seeking input on proposed changes to the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act (No Child Left Behind). Teachers are being asked to answer the following questions. To submit input visit http://www.ed.gov/blog/2010/02/teacher-to-teacherlistening-to-teachers-about-a-new-esea/. The questions are: Many teachers say they support ESEA’s accountability measures, but that they need to be fair, based on students’ academic growth, and can’t be arbitrary or based on a single test score. What are your thoughts on how we do this best? What would it look like in your classroom? What would tests have to look like for you to think they were fair?"
Walk Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer: “Making Strides Against Break Cancer” Walk is set for Sunday, April 25, beginning at the Cottonwood Mall on Albuquerque’s West Side. For more information and for help in organizing a school team call Lorraine West at 262-6023 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for ordering t-shirts is March. 24.
2010 Summer High School Positions: The APS Summer School Office is accepting applications for summer teaching positions. Apply on-line at www.aps.edu: under “Employees” (blue menu), click on “Search for open jobs”; under #1, Job Categories, click on “Extended Learning”; under “Job Categories>Extended Learning Position Type” click on “Extended Learning Summer School”. For help, call Liz Maldonado at 855-9871, Mac Macaluso at 855-9871, or applicant processing at 889-4820 or 889-4818, or e-mail email@example.com.
Geranium Sale to Benefit Operation School Bell: The Assistance League of Albuquerque is having their sixth annual geranium sale to support the Operation School Bell uniform program. The 4” geraniums come in red, salmon, and pink and cost $4. Plants must be ordered by March 31; pickup will be April 15-17. Call 266-9575 to order or stop by Bargain Box at 5211 Lomas NE, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tues. – Sat. $2 of each plant is tax deductible.