Students & Teachers: Participate in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge!

Students and Teachers: Participate in the National Geographic and the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global initiative to develop and demonstrate young people’s knowledge of science and scientific principles, generate excitement in science and math, support STEM career choices, and engage the imagination and interest of the public-at-large in key concepts of fundamental science.

To take part in the Challenge, students aged 13 to 18 must submit a 3-minute video on a theory or concept in math, physics or the life sciences. This is a chance for young people to engage with deep scientific ideas in a creative way that inspires their peers – and the rest of us too.

The prizes are spectacular:

  • The student winner receives a $250,000 college scholarship
  • Their school gets a new $100,00 science lab
  • Their teacher wins $50,000

All entries must be received by October 1, and the winner will also be invited to the internationally broadcasted 2017 Breakthrough Prize ceremony at NASA Ames, where the prize will be awarded in front of the superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.

Watch a video from Brain Games host Jason Silva to learn more about the Challenge.

Student Pre-Talks with the World Affairs Council of Connecticut

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is offering a fun and exciting new program for Connecticut High School Students. We are now offering Student Pre-Talks before some of our events for students interested in discussing and debating global affairs with teachers and peers. These will cost $5 each, and will allow students to stay for our event to learn […]

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Educators’ Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport

NEW! Educators’ Appreciation Day  at Mystic Seaport—NOW ONE DAY ONLY AND IN OCTOBER! October 21, 2017, rain or shine Mystic Seaport is now doing special programming for teachers in October instead of April, and for one day only so don’t miss it!  This year’s Educators Appreciation Day is Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9am-5pm rain […]

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Students & Teachers: Participate in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge!

Students and Teachers: Participate in the National Geographic and the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global initiative to develop and demonstrate young people’s knowledge of science and scientific principles, generate excitement in science and math, support STEM career choices, and engage the imagination and interest of the public-at-large in key concepts of fundamental science. To take […]

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Yale-China Workshop

Yale-China is hosting a one-day workshop on China in the Curriculum for teachers to be led by Yale Professor Denise Ho on October 28th.  This is a terrific opportunity for teachers looking to refine their teaching about Chinese culture and society.  Please help us spread the word to area middle and high school teachers. The […]

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Current Events Webinars from National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center has just launched a slate of new titles in our annual webinar series.  The goal of this “ripped from the headlines” series is to give educators of all disciplines background on the day’s compelling topics.  Understanding Syria . . . the historical context of Black Lives Matter . . . the history […]

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NCSS Calls for Participation

Offer your skills, talents, and expertise this summer and fall — and help chart the direction of your profession. Consider these opportunities (from NCSS and colleagues) for social studies educators of all stripes: CALL #1. Calling social studies educators at all levels and in all professional settings (e.g., K-12 teachers, college professors, state education department […]

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TEA-NCTA Fall Online Offerings on East Asia Now Registering!

The NCTA National Coordinating Site at TEA is offering both seminars and book groups beginning in September. All offerings are free and open to teachers nationwide, with particular courses designed for teachers of specific grade levels. http://www.colorado.edu/ptea/ NEW—Online Book Group: China’s Millennials: The Want Generation with Author Eric Fish. September 22 – December 11, 2017. […]

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An important message from Connecticut History Day (CHD)!

Dear Friend of Connecticut History Day, Imagine writing a paper that opens doors to new experiences and national recognition. Or creating a performance that helps you to find your own voice. Thanks to History Day, Connecticut students had these experiences and so many more. Those experiences would not have happened without the support of so […]

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Teaching Resources from the U.S. Institute of Peace

The U.S. Institute of Peace works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s staff work at the Institute’s DC headquarters and […]

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New Materials Available to Bolster Your Holocaust Unit

Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz is the story of Eva Mozes Kor, who was a 10-year-old from Hungary when she and her family were sent by cattle car to Auschwitz. There, Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were put into the care of Dr. Josef Mengele […]

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