Elementary Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (in chronological order)

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Elementary Schools: Free Science Professional Development-Plants, Pollinators and People for Grades K-2 and K-2 Classroom Teachers

Application Deadline: November 21, 2014
Event: December 20, 2014, January 10 and March 28, 2015
Contact: Christine Mazza at ESC@schools.nyc.gov /718-444-6560

During this three-day professional learning institute, grades K-2 teachers will explore the interactions of plants, pollinators, and people. Discover a variety of resources that can be used with students to discuss the importance of these relationships in our environment and to our food supply. On day three, teachers will have an opportunity to bring in samples of student work for group discussions and peer review. Teachers will receive a free class trip voucher for their class to experience the Incredible Insects program at the Environmental Study Center as an extension of their professional learning. For further information and to apply click here.


Elementary and Middle Schools: Host a free NBA FIT Dribble, Dish & Swish Competition

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2014
Event Date: November through mid-January
Contact: Kate Viebrock at dds@lejsports.com /678-994-0108

Host a free NBA FIT Dribble, Dish & Swish competition for the students at your school. Any boy and girl, ages 7-12, is encouraged to compete for their chance to be a part of NBA All-Star 2015. This skills competition can be hosted during P.E. class, an after-school program as a one-day event, or over an extended amount of time, concluding by mid-January. Upon signup, you will receive an administrative kit including basketballs, cones, and other materials necessary to host. Winners from your school will advance to a Regional Competition with the chance to advance to All-Star Finals during NBA All-Star Weekend in February. Space is limited, click here for more information or email DDS@lejsports.com.