Sunday, June 8, 2014

Important Smithsonian III Information

The Smithsonian Institute III will be held two weeks from now, beginning Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27. The focus of this first one is "Teaching English/Language Arts (ELA) through Music, Drama, and the Arts”.

As previously mentioned, if you have your teaching license (have passed your Praxis II exams), we will be able to provide you a $500 stipend for attending all 5 days for both institutes. The funds for these stipends are from the "induction" budget line so you have to have met all licensure requirements. It does not mean you have to be presently working in a teaching position, as some of you just finished in December so won’t start teaching until fall. You are also welcome to attend and not receive a stipend. The materials and information you receive will be well worth it, as well as getting to spend time with your colleagues.

PLEASE CONFIRM WITH LEAH HAMANN ASAP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND  so we can process your registration. Leah will also let you know what time it starts Monday, June 23. I believe it will start at 8:30 AM but not sure. She will also let you know what time we’ll end each day (about 4 PM-ish).

The Smithsonian Institute IV is scheduled for the week of July 28 - August 1. This one will focus on science methods. We will actually take a day trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora for a geologic dig and to search for plants for natural paints.

Let me know if you have questions. Take care!

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