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ANNOUNCING: Scholarship Monies!

2 Jun

We are pleased to announced that, through a generous grant, additional scholarship monies are now available to attend this summer’s Teaching Out Of The Box Summer Institute. We previously had some organizations sponsor scholarships for their own members and now we are excited to present scholarship opportunities to everyone. All classroom and preservice teachers are eligible to apply for a grant to help defray the cost of attending The Teaching Out Of The Box Summer Institute in Hunterdon County. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and join with feature presenters Brod Bagert, Carla Sonheim, Doris Ettlinger, and Dar Hosta and Deb Barends for a truly unique hands-on experience.

Dar has just returned from the IRA in Orlando where she presented to a packed house full of teachers who were excited about her presentation on bringing creativity back into the classroom. In addition she attended a STEM poetry workshop and is excited to share highlights about this up and coming initiative and how teachers can approach it creatively.

Brod Bagert also presented at IRA this year in collaboration with Tim Rasinski and together they have a series of teacher references available for grades 1-8 level: Poems for Building Reading Skill (The Poet and the Professor.)

Deb recently attended an outstanding workshop, “Voices From the Land”, in Boston presented by the Monarch Teacher’s Network with plenty of ideas for exploring language and landscapes, art and culture with your students creatively in your expanded outdoor classroom.

And, check out Carla Sonheim’s recent interview on Art And Soul Radio.  After this terrific discussion, you’ll agree that she is going to calm all our fears about drawing and our own creativity.

Additional information about the Summer Institute is available at: https://teachingoutofthebox.wordpress.com 

To apply for the scholarship, please complete and return the attached form via email to teachingoutofthebox@gmail.com by June 8th. Winners will receive confirmation that they have been awarded a scholarship which you must return with your registration to the Summer Institute by June 13th. (No cash value will be awarded and this grant money can only be used towards the Summer Institute at the Hunterdon Learning Center July 27-28, 2011.

Please feel free to share this scholarship application with your friends today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at teachingoutofthebox@gmail.com 

TOOTB Scholarship Application

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We Want To Hear From YOU!

5 Mar

This could be YOU! Summer Literacy Institute at MNU, 2010.

Hi!  We are excited to share with you that we are moving forward and currently making plans for a 2-Day, Summer Creativity Institute some time this summer! Knowing the budget restraints that many districts are under, we are really trying to make this as low cost as possible and are currently seeking funding in order to put together a really fun, hands-on, information and action-packed two days full of writing ideas, educational resources and creative inspirations for your classroom.  Both Deb and I have been full of so many ideas for activities, lessons and guest instructors that we have been having trouble sleeping!  We recently had a very productive meeting at an awesome venue, a beautiful spot in central New Jersey that holds a lot of promise for what we’d like to accomplish now, as well as wonderful possibilities for the vision we have for growth.

Right now, we’d like your input…

Would you prefer weekdays or a weekend?
Is there professional development money available from your district for you to attend?
What would you consider a fair price for a two day workshop?
Would you consider attending if it fits into your schedule?
Thanks!  We can’t wait to hear your input, suggestions and or comments!
~Dar