Friday, August 19, 2016

Nominate an education pro

Here's an interesting opportunity. It's called "Inspired2Educate," which encourages K-20 education professionals to nominate a teacher, administrator, or staff member who inspired them to start their careers in education. 

The Inspired2Educate winners are selected each month and receive a $1,000 scholarship toward their own professional development, as well as $1,000 for their educational institution to use however it sees fit.

Check out the Inspired2Educate website to learn more about the contest. Nominations (short story or video) are accepted now through Dec. 31, 2016. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

#curiouscollab - learn about this idea from guest author Caitlin Krause

I have been procrastinating and this blog has languished in recent months. Here's my first
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attempt to reenergize my effort. It's a very engaging post by our friend Caitlin Krause, and is about creativity, curiosity and learning within each of us. As Caitlin states, "Creativity seems to be about taking what I know, and collecting and connecting with what others know; seeking new knowledge out of a curious drive, and creating new meaning and new connections that are valuable."

Here's a link to Caitlin's post, which appeared in Please take a few minutes to read this very insightful article about curiosity, teamwork, learning, and more!