Contests and Experiences: Professionals

2012 History Teacher Workshop

2012 History Teacher Workshop

June 25-29, 2012 Newport News
Several sessions offered for $45 to meet specific SOLs.

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2012 Science Teacher Workshop

2012 Science Teacher Workshop

August 1-2, 2012
Add fun to science at the Mariner’s Museum workshops in Newport News. All workshops are geared to meet specific SOLs. Cost: $45-$75

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Barnes & Noble 2012 Summer Reading Program

Barnes & Noble 2012 Summer Reading Program

Kids up to age 12 can earn a free book from Barnes & Noble by reading 8 books and completing a reading journal . Download this Summer Reading Imagination Destination Kit with activity sheets and more!

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Lectura de Verano de Barnes & Noble:  Destinos de la Imaginacion

Lectura de Verano de Barnes & Noble: Destinos de la Imaginacion

Lee cuaslesquiera ocho libros este verano y anothalos en este Diario de Destinos de la Imaginancion de Lectgura de  Verano .  Lleva tu diario completado a una liberria Barnes & Noble entre el 22 de mayo y el 4 de septiembre de 2012. Escoge tu aventura de lectura GRATIS entre la lista de libros que aparece al reverse del diario.

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Virginia Public Libraries: Summer Reading Programs

Virginia Public Libraries: Summer Reading Programs

Virginia Public Libraries sponsor summer reading programs throughout the state. Take a look at the Virginia Public Library Directory and click on the library near you to find out more.

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Scholastic Summer Challenge

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Log your reading minutes to earn cool rewards for free. Practice your writing skills by entering Adventure Write Kids Totem Head’s Story Contest for all students ages 19 and under.  Win $50 cash and a publication on AdventureWrite.com/kids. Entry deadline: December 31, 2012. 

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Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

Visit the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest for a self guided driving tour provided by the VA Department of Forestry.  Or learn more about Virginia Forests through these activities and materials for Kids and Families.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Set up a backyard conservation area with help from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  From creating a backyard pond, planting trees, and creating a wildlife habitat, these activity sheets get you involved in nature. Conservation guide pages 1-14;  pages 15-28.

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Virginia Air and Space Center

Virginia Air and Space Center

Visit the Virginia Air and Space Center  for special summer exhibits from NASA including the Orion Test Vehicle and Live Science Every Saturday 1-3 PM and Math Madness Every Sunday 1-3pm or join the Cosmic Kids Club and attend meetings throughout the year for great science fun.  Learn more about the exhibits with the new Space Quest Gallery!

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Space Science for Teachers Workshop

Space Science for Teachers Workshop

Space Science for teachers Workshop hosted by UVA at the historic McCormick Observatory will be held July 30-August 3, 2012 specifically for Virginia Teachers in grades 4-9. Receive 3 graduate credit hours, $100 in materials, Cost of tuition is $300. Priority will be given to middle school teachers that apply before June 1, 2012.

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Virginia Space Grant Consortium: OVERspace Workshops for Virginia Educators

Virginia Space Grant Consortium: OVERspace Workshops for Virginia Educators

Virginia Space Grant Consortium: OVERspace Workshops for Virginia Educators: Professional Development brought to your school at a modest cost for teachers focusing on using GPS, GIS software, and more to help student develop spatial thinking skills. Bring the excitement of space-age technology into the classroom.

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Summer Camps 2012

Summer Camps 2012

Check out what Virginia has to offer to keep you learning and active this summer!

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Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering Outreach

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering Outreach

VT outreach is for K-12 educators and students and includes Pre-College Initiatives, demonstrations, resources, and visits to local schools. Find out what engineering you can put in your school.

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Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Schoolyard Habitat Program

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Schoolyard Habitat Program

A free six hour workshop for classroom teachers of grades K-12 to learn how to establish a wildlife habitat on school property. Emphasize science through hands on nature experiences.

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Scholastic Kids are Authors Annual Competition

Scholastic Kids are Authors Annual Competition

Open to students in grades K-8, this contest requires a project coordinator for students to work in teams of three or more to write and illustrate their own book. Two winning books will be published by Scholastic and sold at Book Fairs throughout the Country.

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2011-2012 NCDA Poetry and Poster Contest Winners

2011-2012 NCDA Poetry and Poster Contest Winners

Take a look at our state finalists. National winners will be posted on the NCDA website by April 20, 2012.

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Botball Educational Robotics Program

Botball Educational Robotics Program

Botball Educational Robotics Program: engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition based on national science education standards. By designing, building, programming, and documenting robots, students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.

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Rock around the World – NASA needs your rocks!

Rock around the World – NASA needs your rocks!

Send in your rock to Arizona State University to help Mars scientists understand the red planet.

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NASA Kids Club

NASA Kids Club

Play games about space and more with this great site!

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