Resources

NCAR Explorer Series for 2017 – Check it Out!

Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Professional Development, Resources, Student Opportunities, Talk | Comments Off on NCAR Explorer Series for 2017 – Check it Out!

NCAR/UCAR with the NSF The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites you to join them for their Explorer Series. Get an inside look at the advances our scientists are making in areas of study that stretch from Earth’s oceans, forests, and cities up through the layers of the atmosphere to the scorching swirls of plasma on the Sun. Recommended ages 12+.  Also available are videos of the 2016 Explorer Series. For more information and a list of speakers and dates for the 2017 Explorer Series, please click here.  The series is free to all that attend, but seating is limited so get...

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Common Sense Media: “5 Tech Tools for Kids in Crisis”

Posted by on September 26, 2016 in Professional Development, Resources | Comments Off on Common Sense Media: “5 Tech Tools for Kids in Crisis”

Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with issues from cyberbullying to suicide. Christine Elgersma Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one 9/6/2016  Many parents wonder how they would fare as a teenager in a world filled with social media drama, texting troubles, and cyberbullying. Whether they’re the cause or symptomatic of deeper issues, the same tools kids use to connect can also trigger anxiety, depression, and even thoughts of suicide. For today’s struggling kids, there’s some hope. Popular apps, sites, and services offer guidance and help when, where, and how kids...

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Check out the Donnell-Kay Blog: Valuable Information & Resources

Posted by on September 18, 2016 in Professional Development, Resources, Webinars | Comments Off on Check out the Donnell-Kay Blog: Valuable Information & Resources

What Does it Take to Navigate our Education System? by Rebecca Kisner To kick off the 11th season of DK Hot Lunch, we’re hosting EdNavigator, a New Orleans-based nonprofit launched in 2015. EdNavigator supports families as they navigate and engage with the school system. Local employers provide EdNavigator’s services – personalized educational support – as a benefit to their employees. Participating employees (parents) are paired with expert Navigators who “help them choose schools, understand and track their child’s progress, support learning at home, and advocate for their children’s...

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Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS) Fall Semester Registration – Sign Up NOW!

Posted by on August 28, 2016 in Online Learning, Professional Development, Resources, Student Opportunities | Comments Off on Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS) Fall Semester Registration – Sign Up NOW!

Colorado Digital Learning Solutions (CDLS) is the state-supported supplemental online program that provides Colorado districts access to high quality online courses that supplement their existing course offerings in a 21st century learning environment. CDLS courses are affordable, high-quality, and standards-based. Students can use them for credit retrieval, advanced courses, curriculum enhancement and/or to resolve scheduling conflicts. CDLS can supplement your local middle school and high school curriculum with a wide variety of courses designed for students in all performance ranges, from...

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Common Sense Media: “9 Online Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) While School’s Out”

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Professional Development, Resources, Student Opportunities, Summer Camps, Summer Courses | Comments Off on Common Sense Media: “9 Online Summer Camps to Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) While School’s Out”

This is a partial reprint of an article written by Caroline Knorr for Common Sense Media, Senior Parenting Editor Start with a Book:  Free; age 6 and up – In addition to a summer science camp, this site offers a long list of themes, such Art, Night Sky, and Weather Report, for kids to explore.  For each theme, you get a Reading Adventure Pack, which includes book suggestions (for all reading levels), parent information, and outdoor activities based on the theme.  You will need to shell out for books if you cannot find them at the library. Camp Google:  Free, but materials cost extra;...

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Common Sense Media’s Incredible Resources

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Professional Development, Resources | Comments Off on Common Sense Media’s Incredible Resources

Common Sense Media Below are links to some amazing resources from Common Sense Media.  Please click on the title for more information. Racy Super Bowl Ads Aren’t Dead–They’re Just Online – Marketers know that labeling something “off-limits” gets kids’ attention. Here are some ways to tackle the sneaky advertising tactics used to target younger viewers. Essential Book Guides for children ages 2-17 – Parents often ask us to suggest good books for their kids — ones that will engage, entertain, and maybe even enlighten them. So we’ve...

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