Monday, October 29, 2007

Phi Delta Kappa Program on "School Violence," 11/7/07

Phi Delta Kappa invites you to their upcoming program titled "School Violence." The program features CCSD School Police addressing campus violence and prevention. All educators are encouraged to attend.

4:30 PM — Wednesday, November 7 — Canyon Springs High School
Chocolates provided by Chocolates รก la Carte

RSVP to Chris Merriweather (InterAct)

CUE-SN Presents a "Web 2.0 Whirlwind" (11/8/07)

CUE-SN invites educators to attend their upcoming meeting on Web 2.0 technologies:

There are many new free Web applications that can be useful in and for extending the classroom that have a special emphasis of online collaboration and social networking. Free applications related to digital photos and video, digital music tools, one-to-one and one-to-many communications, mapping, social bookmarking, Web office tools, and even old-fashioned tools like blogs and wikis will be demonstrated. A presentation wiki containing all resources will be shared for use after the presentation.

Kendall Hartley, UNLV and Allison Powell, CCSD
Thursday, November 8, 2007
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Chaparral HS Mac Lab
3850 Annie Oakley Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Between Twain & Viking, off Sandhill

Please email Allison Powell on InterAct

2007 West Regional Education Summit — “Exploring the Future of Holocaust Education” (UNLV)

I received this email message from Peter Fredlake via Stephanie Hartman:

"On behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, I would like to invite you to attend the 2007 West Regional Education Summit, “Exploring the Future of Holocaust Education,” to be held at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas on February 20 - 22, 2008.

This Summit proposes to bring together individuals at secondary schools and institutions of higher learning as well as scholars and members of organizations interested in the challenges of Holocaust education in the West region to address common needs and problems, meet and plan cooperative ventures, get support from other regional organizations, and establish a means to follow up on collaborative efforts. Our aim is to provide support to more effectively meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of teaching about the Holocaust in the future.

This Regional Education Summit is the fifth such gathering of scholars and educators. Previous Summits have been held at Vanderbilt University, the University of Denver, the University of Pittsburgh, and most recently at the University of Texas at El Paso. These Summits have resulted in the establishment of active regional networks, the publication of articles in academic journals, and greater cooperation in organizing regional conferences on teaching the Holocaust. In addition, participants have returned home with a greater sense of their mission, bolstered by new contacts and resources.

I have attached a draft agenda for the West Summit [email him for the agenda]. Though it is subject to minor changes, I want you to be able to see how we structure the three days around conversations that allow us to talk in a meaningful way about issues in our profession.

We would be honored to have you participate in this regional conference. We share concerns about the future of Holocaust education in the United States, and we hope this conference will provide a means for addressing these concerns and becoming familiar with how we can help one another.

We will cover expenses related to your transportation, meals, and lodging for the conference. Please RSVP to Nicole Hanna (202-314-7826, before November 10, 2007."

Thursday, October 18, 2007

HP Announces 2008 HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative

For the fifth year HP will be partnering with ISTE to provide professional development for K-12 teams participating in the 2008 HP Technology for Teaching grant program, which will award grants of nearly $7 million in cash and equipment. K-12 grants are available to public schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Higher Education grants are available to public and private, two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout North America (Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.). The higher education initiative is specifically targeting faculty teaching selected disciplines within math, science, engineering, information systems, and computer science.

Web-based applications are due by 5 p.m. PST, February 14, 2008. For more information and to download a request for proposals, visit

Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest, Due 10/25/07

The Hispanic Heritage Art and Essay Contest entries are due Thursday, October 25 (just before Nevada Day holiday) to the Partnership Office. Complete rules and a brochure are available at along with over twenty curriculum pieces related to Hispanic Heritage month.

This contest is open to students in grades 4-8 and the organization is seeking increased participation this year.

Four selected winners will receive US Savings Bonds from Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Student-Made Music Video Contest

Interwrite Learning, in partnership with TeacherTube, announces first
interactive makeover video contest!

Three winners will win an Interwrite Makeover™ by creating a music video
of the song of their choice and will receive prizes valued at more than

COLUMBIA, Md. — Interwrite Learning, in partnership with TeacherTube,
announces the company’s first video contest to recognize teachers and
students for their creativity and use of technology in the classroom.
Participants of the contest are asked to create a short music video
parodying the song of their choice. The video should demonstrate how
different kinds of technology are being used in the classroom.

The contest is not limited to users of Interwrite Learning’s products or
members of TeacherTube. It is open to all teachers and students in the
U.S., New Zealand and Australia (still up for discussion) who can
creatively show how they are using technology in the classroom or how they
would like to use technology in their classroom.

All participants will submit their videos on the Interwrite Learning Web
site at Submissions will open at 12:00
Midnight EDT on September 11, 2007 and close at 11:59 EDT on October 21st,
2007. Winners of the Interwrite Makeover will be announced on Tuesday,
November 27, 2007.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

First SNCSS Meeting for 2007-2008 School Year, 10/24/07

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 is the kick-off event for the Southern Nevada Council for the Social Studies (SNCSS). It will be held at McMullan's Irish Pub from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be complementary food, prizes, and more! This event is FREE to those who have current membership status with the council (yearly council dues are up-to-date.). It is $20.00 for renewing or new members. Remember, this fee pays for a full year's membership.

Contact Karlye Mull or Karen Sedoti via InterAct if you have any questions.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Phi Delta Kappa Program on "Student Transiency," 10/16/07

The Governing Board of the Las Vegas Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa invites all area educator to attend our upcoming program. The program will bring together panelists including a district-level administrator, principal, and teacher to address issues relating to student transiency. The focus will be on describing the reality of the issue district-wide including policies addressing the issue and site-based methods of working with teachers and students to maintain quality education under the circumstances.

Program Date: Tuesday, October 16
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Development Center (UNLV Campus)