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Calling all U.S. middle and high school teachers: Our 2024 Peace Teachers program is now accepting applications! At a time when violent international conflict regularly dominates headlines, educators are the key to helping young people obtain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to envision their role in creating a more peaceful world and shape new ways to manage violent conflict. If you are an American middle or high school educator who is curious about the field of international peace and conflict resolution and how you might prepare your students to take the lead in this critical work, apply today!

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Questions? Email, click here.

STUDENTS: Share over $2,000 in awards
Top entries from across the USA will be invited to be published

TEACHERS: Earn points to be redeemed for Amazon gift cards AND free
No fee required to enter or to be published

One entry per student, per contest
Must be less than 21 lines
Must be original and in English
Grades K-9th

ENTER ONLINE: www.poeticpower.com
Or mail entries to:
Creative Communication, 3000 N Main St, Unit D, North Logan, UT 84341

Poetry Contest
Call us: 435-713-4411 or email us: info@poeticpower.com

American College of Education has more than 80 online programs. Help your employees gain knowledge, skills and confidence to serve, lead and achieve.
Benefits of working with ACE:
• Reduced program tuition
• Event sponsorship
• Dedicated info sessions
• Collaboration to support employees

More info: https://ace.edu/programs/

Regina Ceribelli
Partner Engagement. Administrator

Virtual Volunteers for Ukrainian Students

My name is Nina Sivaji. I’m the outreach assistant with ENGin, a nonprofit that pairs Ukrainian youth with English-speaking volunteers for free online conversation practice and cross-cultural exchange. Through the power of a global language, ENGin is equipping students with the skills needed to access academic and professional opportunities while also preparing a generation of Ukrainians to rebuild their country.

We currently have an urgent need for virtual volunteers willing to meet with a Ukrainian student for 1 hour/week. Our volunteers hail from all 50 US states and teachers of all backgrounds are an essential part of our volunteer base. Our only requirement is English fluency – no knowledge of Ukrainian is required.

ENGin volunteers make a tangible impact in their conversation partners’ lives, offering language skills, a window into a new culture, and friendship during a difficult time. At the same time, they reap immense benefits from the volunteer experience.

One volunteer recently shared, “My ENGin experience has been amazing, fulfilling, and so incredibly informative. I find myself looking forward to each session with my buddy and we communicate often between sessions. ENGin is life changing for volunteers.” Another volunteer wrote us, “This program has been, I think, life-changing for both of us. I really consider her more like my daughter right now. That’s how close we have become!”

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T.A. Barron Podcast

Magic & Mountains: The T. A. Barron Podcast

Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Merlin Saga, T.A. Barron, has announced a new podcast called Magic & Mountains: The T. A. Barron Podcast. Click here for podcast info & links.

The podcast will feature a variety of special guests, where Barron and his guests will discuss a vast range of topics suitable for students, from the origins of Merlin to the global fight against climate change.

Magic & Mountains delves into Barron’s writing process, the inspiration behind his beloved characters, and his belief in the transformative power of nature and everyday heroism. Throughout the first 12 episodes, Barron and his guests discuss everything from Celtic mythology and the origins of Merlin to the necessity of combatting climate change and ensuring racial equity in outdoor spaces.

“Storytelling is so much more than pen on paper,” said Barron. “It’s the common thread that unites us all, inviting us to share our experiences for a richer understanding of the world around us. My hope is that Magic & Mountains becomes a haven for those stories, a place where we can listen and learn from one another.

Help Your Students Become Published Authors

Type directly into Scribblitt’s Write Itt template, use our professional pick and click illustration tool, or upload scanned artwork or photos, and publish a hardcover book or softcover comic.

Plus, for every book published, we donate a book to a child in need.
Register for your free account at www.scribblitt.com.

Then fill in the form at www.scribblitt.com/teacherprojects and note “NCTE”. You will receive a 10% OFF discount code and instructions on setting up your class project.

Questions? Email andrea@scribblitt.com

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Humanities in Class Digital Library

The National Humanities Center has launched the Humanities in Class Digital Library, an Open Education Resource (OER)-based repository that collects and combines the best in humanities scholarship and education for use in the K-12 and collegiate classroom. Scholars share their research in a variety of forms (video lectures, primary source collections, essays, articles, etc.), and educators submit any type of instructional resource (lesson, activity, assessment, research, essay, guide, etc.). Members can modify and remix these materials as well as publish their own resources with direct citation. In addition to NHC materials, numerous organizations from all humanities disciplines have also contributed resources – including the National Council for Teachers of English, the Jane Austen Summer Program at the University of North Carolina, and the Huntington Library in Pasadena.

No funding is required. Membership is free, and the HICDL connects seamlessly with Google Classroom and most Learning Management Systems. All materials are free and come with Creative Commons open license. The HICDL is quickly becoming a makerspace for humanities education innovation with new members and resources being added daily.

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