Middle Schools

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

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Middle Schools: Teaching the “T” in STEM: Empowering Students To Use Technology Responsibly

Registration Deadline: December 10, 2014
Event: December 11, 15 and 16, 2014
Contact: Sean Tynan / 843-801-5302

As students spend more time on the web, educators are being asked to address topics like cyber bullying, social media responsibility, validating resources and online privacy with their students. In order to help teachers address these important topics, EverFi has parented with the National Hockey League and NHL Players Association to provide New York City Schools with access to Future Goals - Digital Literacy & Responsibility. This 3-hour web based curriculum uses animation, videos, interactive simulations and real world scenarios to teach students how to leverage technology in a safe and responsible manner. During this webinar you will learn how to access Ignition and implement the course as part of instruction. The webinar is being offered on December 11, 15 and 16 from 5:00-5:30pm; click here to register. Never taken part in a webinar? No problem. All you need is a computer with Internet access.

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.

Middle Schools: Early Registration for the 2014-2015 Future City Competition

Event: September 2014 through January 2015
Contact: Karen Armfield

This Discover Engineering Foundation program is a hands on activity that shows career potential in STEM fields and engineering. Participating students from grades 6-8 work with a professional engineer who mentors them on designing a city of the future. Students will research and use engineering solutions to improve the quality of life for citizens in their city. This program makes for a great afterschool activity. To find out more and register your school, visit http://www.futurecity.org/. Schools with more than 50% of students receiving free or reduced lunch are eligible to participate free of charge.