Team Event Strategy:
Spring is here and it’s time to think about the end of the year and wrapping up the Girls Build season!
Our teams now span across the country so we will be holding our awards ceremony virtually to announce the winners. We’ll also send you a Girls Build packet to hold your own celebration with your team. Details coming soon! In the meantime, hold the date of Thursday, May 23rd.
We will do the awards twice!
12:30pm PT/1:30MT/ 2:30 CT/3:30 ET and
3:30 PT/4:30MT/ 5:30 CT/ 6:30 ET
This year, we will be awarding more than $10,000 in awards and scholarships for teams and students. Categories include best overall, best website, project impact and civic engagement.
We will also have an opportunity for students and coordinators to nominate students for individual scholarships worth up to $500.
All of the materials to submit your final report and nominate students for scholarships will be up on our website and released via the newsletter April 8th.
Final project Deadline: May 5th is the deadline to turn in your final website and an end-of-year video. All materials - including guidelines and rubrics are found on our Curriculum page.
Shout out to:
Marshall Fundamental High School for their #StrongerthantheStigma project. Check out their updated website and kudos on their first successful event.
Topeka High Latina Justice Seekers for getting on the local radio, planning their project and translating the first page of their website into Spanish to include their audience.
STEM Academy of Hollywood for hosting their second annual de-stress day.
Civic Engagement Alert! Denim Day, April 24th. Denim Day a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. Denim Day takes place in April which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Engagement Opportunities (see all here)
NEW THIS WEEK: SPECIAL EDUCATOR EDITION:
THE JOINT SPECIAL POPULATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (JSPAC) and the Statewide Collaborative for Special Populations calls all educators to EQUITY ACTION! Join JSPAC for their (5) webinar series "Call to Equity Action", as your institution begins planning your 2020-21 Equity Framework, charting the next phase of equity efforts.
Learn more and register here
CALL FOR COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR
Description: AIR and CS for All Teachers are accepting applications for our next cohort of community ambassadors for our virtual community of practice.
Deadline to apply is Monday, April 1 @ 2pm PT/ 5 pm ET.
Submit an application here → https://bit.ly/2Jh94k9 #CSforAll #CSed #education
EDUCATORS: TECHFIT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Summer, NO-COST STEM program PD for middle school teachers/counselors (Stipend to attend and additional Stipend to support the implementation of after-school or in-class activity)!
Date/Location: July 22-27, 2019 at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC (required check-in is on July 21)
To be considered for TECHFIT, complete and submit the online application form (https://techfit.tech.purdue.edu/Teacher_App2019.aspx)
Deadline: no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.
Description: Selected applicants will earn $100 each day for full participation in the program, which includes, but is not limited to, completion of all projects, forms and assessments, and plans for delivery of the program. Accepted applicants are expected to successfully implement the complete TECHFIT curriculum as a class and/or as an afterschool program at their schools the immediately following school year. Successful implementation of the curriculum qualifies the applicant for an additional stipend of up to $500.
NOMINATE A TEACHER FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
Code.org is offering full-ride scholarships and discounts to thousands of teachers to attend Professional Learning Program to begin teaching computer science. No prior experience is needed.
Nominate a teacher for a scholarship.
EDUCATORS IN CALIFORNIA
SUMMER OF CS
The Sacramento County Office of Education and the #CSforCA consortium are proud to announce the Summer of CS 2019 from June 17-21, 2019 in Sacramento. This week-long event features intensive, in-person computer science professional learning experiences for K-12 teachers, counselors, and administrators.
Professional development offerings include:
Teams of teachers, counselors, and administrators are encouraged and will be prioritized. Spaces are limited.
Because of generous contributions from our partners, the professional learning experiences are available at no cost. If applicable, travel, lodging, and staff costs are the district's responsibility.
To learn more and apply, visit https://www.summerofcs.org.
LOCAL TO LOS ANGELES
SURROUNDINGS & STORIES: THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUNG ANGELENAS
Date: March 28th at 7PM
Location: Artshare LA
Description: Women’s Voices Now Curated evening of film and discussion featuring four short social impact documentary films produced by our Summer 2018 Youth Media Training cohort in collaboration with Global Girl Media. Join us for the screening and conversation with WVN Executive Director Heidi Basch-Harod, WVN, Creative Director Leila Jarman, and Leslie Aaronson, Program Manager of Girls Build, about the importance and impact of engaging female youth in the fight for women's rights.
Please click here to learn more and RSVP to the free event!
SUMMER FILM AND MEDIA TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!
Deadline: Apply by April 30th
Dates: June 17- July 19. 9am - 5pm
Apply online by clicking here!
Description: GlobalGirl Media and Women's Voices Now seek 18 committed and enthusiastic femme-identifying candidates for
our 2019 intensive summer media training program in Los Angeles. Each participant receives a weekly stipend, intensive documentary film and media training, access to mentorship and a host of exciting year-round opportunities.
You will: learn technical skills in digital media film and writing, engage with activist based methods of creating media for enacting social
change, learn how to research, write, produce, and edit short documentary, films, gain employable skills and resume building points and much more