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National Geographic Bee

National Geographic Bee

WHAT:  For 30 years, The National Geographic Society has inspired students to learn more about the world around them through the National Geographic Bee. Over 10,000 schools participate in the event annually, with students competing to win college scholarships and 
WHO: Students in grades 4-8.
WHEN: Register now to take advantage of the early-bird discount; registration closes January 26, 2018.  
HOW: To learn more about the competition and key deadlines, or to register your school, visit www.nationalgeographic.org/bee

2018 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

2018 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

WHAT: The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is offering cash prizes of up to $10,000 for essays that demonstrate an understanding of political courage, as described in John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage. Students must analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917.
WHO: High school students, grades 9-12.
WHEN: Mailed essays must be postmarked by January 4, 2018. 
HOW: For essay guidelines, examples, and resources, visit https://www.jfklibrary.org/Edu...

STEM Academy Day Camps

STEM Academy Day Camps

WHAT: Week-long camps that allow children and teens to explore science and technology through a variety of different interactive courses. Camps are divided by grade levels, with courses designed for elementary, middle, and high school levels.  
WHO: Children and teens in grades 3-12.
WHEN: Dates vary for each level, beginning in July and ending in August. 
WHERE: STEM Academy, OSU Corvallis Campus
HOW: For more information and to register, visit http://stemacademy.oregonstate... 

NW Film Center Summer Camp for Kids + Teens

NW Film Center Summer Camp for Kids + Teens

WHAT: One-week sessions that allow children and teens to learn about and experiment with media arts and technology. Classes range from simple stop-motion animation films to digital filmmaking, with all equipment and training provided. 
WHO: Children and teens in grades 2-12.
WHEN: Camps begin June 19, the last session begins on August 14.
WHERE: NW Film Center, Downtown Portland
HOW: For more information and to register, visit https://nwfilm.org/class-categ... 

ASCD Teacher Impact Grants

ASCD Teacher Impact Grants

What:

These grants provide funding and support directly to teachers for promising teacher-led, administrator-supported ideas, programs, or initiatives to improve education. The program provides flexibility, funding, and evaluation support necessary to meet the unique needs of promising teacher-led projects.

Who:

The application deadline is June 16, 2016.

How:

For more information and to apply by deadline: go to www.ascd.org/programs/teacher-impact-grants.aspx