LIGHT Awards... Opens on October 11th
A number of current and past ILA participants have received this award and it has been amazing for the schools involved, really increasing teacher leadership and giving them the opportunity to participate in professional learning they might not otherwise have been able to fund. The first stage of the funding process is submitting a letter of inquiry by October 11th, 2016 and with a final application usually due in January. Now is the time to start getting your group of teachers together to plan! Here is where you can learn more about the program, eligibility, award amounts, etc.:
Here is the outline of the application process: http://lightawards.org/apply/
Bay Area Writing Project: Fall Forum, October 29th, 2016
Evaluating Student Writing... a one day conference at University of California, Berkeley, 8:30- 3:30
Supporting Young Writers Through a Conference Approach (Elem)
Best Writing Assessment Practices: What Does Research Tell Us? (MS/HS)
The Single Point Rubric: A Tool for Student Agency and Self-Determination (MS/HS)
Note to Self: Student Voice in the Evaluation Process (HS/Coll)
Abracadabra: The Magical Transition from High School Writing to College Writing (HS/Coll)
Using Digital Tools to Understand Revision (Elem/MS/HS/Coll)
- Lunch - A Conversation with Authors who Teach about Revision & Offering Feedback
- A Conversation About Evaluation: The Student Perspective
A panel of high school and college students share their thoughts on writing evaluation
Inviting Students Into Conversations About Revision (Elem)
Response & Revision through Academic Conversation and Peer Coaching (Elem/MS/HS)
The Short Piece: Exercises to Work the Core (MS/HS)
Evaluation Transparency: Designing Rubrics that Support Instruction (HS)
Reading, Writing, and History: Supporting Students’ Historical Inquiries (MS/HS/Coll)
Information about the sessions: https://bayareawritingproject.org/fallforum/
Stanford's d. school School Retool Fellowship...Due October 31st
School Retool will be in 14 cities this year. They have launched a partnership with Oakland Unified School District, Educate78, and the d.school’s K12 Lab Network to host an Oakland cohort, set to launch in January 2017.
They are currently recruiting principals in Oakland who are passionate about building school cultures that support deeper learning. The main focus is on middle and high schools, but there are some slots for elementary as well. The School Retool fellowship will run from Jan-March 2017 and includes in-person workshops, personal coaching, and peer support. More detailed information and the application (due October 31) are available at www.schoolretool.org.
They are hosting a School Retool Happy Hour to learn about the program. It is set for Wednesday, Oct 19, 5-7pm at Linden Street Brewery. Love for you to join us! You can RSVP here. (Or share as http://bit.ly/SchoolRetool)
Fulbright Programs for teachers
Fulbright Hays Seminar Abroad program... Applications will be available in December 2016 for Summer 2017
The program provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.
Keep an eye here for the application: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/index.html
Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Exchange program... Due December 1st.
This is a 3 to 6 month experience. The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad by:
- Building teachers’ and students’ global competence
- Sharing of best educational practices internationally