GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
- Open. Organizations.
The Pew Charitable Trusts invites educational organizations to submit proposals for 1995 grants. Project proposals are accepted year-round and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Initially, applicants should submit a brief letter of inquiry--between two to three pages in length--which includes a description of the organization and the nature of its work; its achievements; a statement of the problem or need the organization plans to address; an explanation of how it will be addressed; a time frame for the project; and an estimated budget, as well as the amount of money being requested. Only tax-exempt organizations are eligible for funding. For guidelines, contact: The Pew Charitable Trusts, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market St., Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7017; (215) 575-9050.
Open. Graphic Arts.
The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation invites graduate students and secondary school teachers to submit “minigrant’’ proposals to support educational projects in the graphic communications field, such as programs designed to teach students about graphic arts technology and management. Four grants of $2,500 will be awarded. For proposal guidelines, contact: GAERF, 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 22091-4367; (703) 264-7200; (800) 874-0858, ext. 6001.
- May 1. Forestry.
The North American Wholesale Lumber Association Inc., in conjunction with the California Redwood Association, invites 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers to apply for the 1995 Teachers Tour, to be held July 12-15, 1995. Approximately 25 teachers will be flown to California’s Redwood Region for a three-day, all-expense-paid tour that will address such topics as harvesting techniques, reforestation, stream protection, wildlife conservation, and legislation governing the lumber industry. For an application form, contact: Redwood Region Teachers Tour, 3601 Algonquin Road, Suite 400, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008.
June 2. Geography.
The National Council for the Social Studies and the George F. Cram Co., a map publisher, invite educators to apply for the Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy. The $2,500 grant, which is intended to encourage the creation of high-quality geography materials, supports an outstanding program that incorporates geography into the social studies curriculum. Reviewers will examine each program’s rationale, its feasibility, the number of teachers and students it will serve, and its potential for continuation. For more information, contact: National Council for the Social Studies, Information Services, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 966-7840, ext. 202.
June 2. Social Studies.
The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education invites social studies teachers and teacher educators who have created projects that emphasize innovative teaching of civic competence to apply for its “general grant.’' The 1995 theme is “Social Studies Education: Setting the Standards--Making the Difference.’' Two grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in each of the following categories: grades K-5, 6-9, 10-12, and teacher education. Membership in the National Council for the Social Studies is required. For more information, contact: Information Services, NCSS, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 966-7840, ext. 106.
- July 28. American Pluralism.
The National Endowment for the Humanities invites individuals and/or schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations to participate in a special grant competition titled, “A National Conversation on American Pluralism and Identity.’' Several grants, ranging from $3,000 to $100,000, depending on the scale of the project, will be given to support proposals that promote the competition’s goals. These goals include encouraging discussions among different ethnic, racial, and cultural groups about American pluralism and identity and establishing public spaces in which Americans may engage in civil conversations about ideas related to democracy.
Projects should occur within a six- to 18-month period. Only tax-exempt organizations are eligible. For proposal guidelines, contact: Special Competition: National Conversation, NEH, Special Projects, Room 426, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8272.
- August 1. Science.
The Toshiba America Foundation invites educators to submit proposals for grants of more than $5,000 for projects aimed at improving middle and high school science during the 1996-97 academic year. (Requests of $5,000 or less may be submitted to the foundation at any time.) Schools must provide a detailed description of their projects, including management and budget information. For more information, contact: The Toshiba America Foundation, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 4100, New York, NY 10020; (212) 596-0600.
May 1. Preschool.
Child magazine invites parents, teachers, and administrators to nominate outstanding preschool teachers for the 10 Best Preschool Teachers in America Award. The program recognizes the educational and social contributions of preschool teachers. Each nomination should be accompanied by at least two recommendations: one from a parent, the other from an administrator. Twenty finalists will be selected from the applicant pool; early childhood education specialists will then conduct on-site observations in each finalist’s classroom. The winners will be profiled in the November 1995 issue of the magazine. To obtain an entry form, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Nomination Form/Preschool Teacher Awards, Child magazine, 110 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011; (212) 463-1000.
May 1. Science.
The Mr. Wizard Foundation seeks outstanding elementary science teachers to appear on the television program Teacher to Teacher With Mr. Wizard. The series features candid, in-depth profiles of teachers who use hands-on, inquiry-based techniques to teach science in the classroom. Teachers may nominate colleagues or themselves. Each nomination must include a one- to two-page essay that describes the candidate, explains a particular science unit and the techniques the teacher used, and shows evidence of school support. Teachers who are selected will have the lessons videotaped in their classroom during the spring of 1995 or during the 1995-96 school year. For more information, contact: Mr. Wizard Foundation, 44800 Helm St., Plymouth, MI 48170; (313) 416-1840.
May 20. Freedom.
The National Council for the Social Studies and the Social Issues Resources Series Inc. invite teachers to apply for the Defense of Academic Freedom Award. One $1,500 award will be given to an educator who substantively promotes awareness of and support for academic freedom in ways related to social studies education. Teachers of all subjects are eligible; NCSS membership is not required. For more information, contact: Information Services, NCSS, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 966-7840, ext. 106.
- May 31. Special Education.
The Edmark Corp., a publisher of educational software and print materials, invites applications for its Special Educator of the Year Award. One winner who has designed an innovative instructional program for special needs students using at least one Edmark product receives a $2,000 gift certificate for Edmark software products. The first and second runners-up receive Edmark gift certificates in the amount of $1,000 and $500, respectively. Certified special education educators and therapists are eligible. For more information, contact: The Edmark Corp.; (800) 362-2890.
June 2. Social Studies.
The National Council for the Social Studies is accepting nominations for its Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year Awards. One teacher at the elementary and middle school level and two teachers at the secondary level will be selected for the national recognition and will receive $2,500, a complimentary NCSS membership, and a commemorative plaque. Nominees must teach social studies at least part time in a departmentalized setting and must have maintained current NCSS membership status for at least two years. For nomination applications, contact: The National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 966-7840, ext. 202.
- June 15. American Spirit.
The National Council for the Social Studies invites nominations for the Spirit of America Award. The award honors an individual in or outside of the social studies profession who has made a significant contribution that exemplifies the American democratic spirit. One winner receives a cash gift of up to $1,000 or a partially funded trip to the NCSS annual conference to be held in November in Chicago. Nomination requirements include: a letter of nomination, a one-page biography, a two-page narrative of the nominee’s professional background, and a description of his or her significant contributions. For more information, contact: National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 966-7840, ext. 106.
- June 30. Journalism.
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund seeks nominations for the National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program. The award honors an outstanding high school journalism teacher who has done exemplary work during the 1994-95 academic year. The winning teacher receives a commemorative plaque and an all-expense-paid trip to the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention, to be held in the spring of 1996, where he or she will address members. The winner will also deliver a keynote address at the Advisers’
Luncheon at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention in November. In addition, a $1,000 college scholarship will be given to a senior at the winning teacher’s high school. Four runners-up will be named Distinguished Advisers. For more information, contact: Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, P.O. Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300; (609) 452-2820.
June 30. Mathematics.
ABC/EA Home Software, a company jointly funded by Capital Cities/ABC and Electronic Arts, invites educators to submit an idea for a math classroom activity based on EA’s CD-ROM software Counting on Frank: A Math Adventure Game. Entries should include a description of the activity, the time required, and the number of participating students. The grand-prize winner receives an Apple Macintosh LC with CD-ROM computer; 20 second-prize winners receive a teachers’ edition of EA’s 3-D atlas. For more information, contact: Counting on Frank School Activities, c/o ABC/EA Home Software, 1450 Fashion Island Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94404; (415) 513-7034.
- August 1. Mentoring.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites the nomination of individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields. The Lifetime Mentor Award, which recognizes 10 years or more of mentoring in one of these fields, comes with a $5,000 cash prize. The Mentor Award, which recognizes less than 10 years of service, includes a $2,500 cash prize. For more information, contact: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1333 H St., N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 326-6670.
- September 1. Curriculum Design.
The Center on Learning, Assessment, and School Structure invites teachers of grades 7-12 to apply for the Geraldine R. Dodge Curriculum Design Award in History, Mathematics, and English. Three $1,000 cash awards--one for each subject area--are given to individuals who have developed an effective and meaningful curriculum that educates, interests, and engages a wide range of students. For an application form, contact: Dodge Curriculum Design Award, CLASS, 648 The Great Road, Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 252-1211.
CALL FOR PAPERS
- Open. English.
English in Australia, a quarterly journal published by the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, invites English teachers to submit manuscripts on any topic related to education. For submission guidelines, contact: Bill Corcoran, Editor, English in Australia, Queensland University of Technology, School of Language and Literacy Education, Kelvin Grove Campus, Locked Bag #2, Red Hill, Q 4059, Australia.
Open. Exemplary Schools.
Outstanding Schools, a newsletter published by the Missouri Partnership for Outstanding Schools Inc., invites teachers and educators to submit brief essays on how they are improving student achievement in their schools and communities. Each month an exemplary school will be highlighted. For more information, contact: Outstanding Schools, Missouri Partnership for Outstanding Schools, 102 E. High St., Suite 202, Jefferson City, MO 65101; (800) 659-4044.
Open. Instructional Materials.
The International Reading Association’s research division seeks personal stories about the use of instructional reading materials at home. Submissions should include information about the product, including the manufacturer, advertising material, date and location of purchase, as well as the writer’s name, address, and telephone number. Contact: Research Division, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226.
Reading Today, a bimonthly newspaper, invites principals, reading supervisors, and other educators responsible for promoting reading on a district- or schoolwide basis to submit articles for its “Ideas for Administrators’’ section. Articles should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length and should discuss specific programs, activities, or strategies that promote students’ love of reading. Photographs are also welcome. Contact: Ideas for Administrators, Reading Today, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139.
- May 31. Success Stories.
The editors of a new publication called Classroom Practices in Teaching English invite educators of all grade levels to submit manuscripts that document successful classroom practice. Writers should discuss activities that get students to reflect on their learning. Authors must include two copies of their manuscripts, which should be between two and 10 double-spaced pages and include a separate title page with their name and address. Contact: Jeff Golub, 15453 Plantation Oaks Drive, Apt. #1, Tampa, FL 33647.
- June 1. Curriculum.
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development seeks presentation proposals for its 1996 annual conference, to be held March 16-19, 1996, in New Orleans. Proposals should relate to one of the following general topics: mobilizing resources for the underserved; influencing policies and decisions to promote good learning; understanding and committing to diversity; enhancing the capacity for change and self-renewal; exemplifying principles and modeling practices of effective teaching and learning; or structuring for quality education. For a proposal form, contact: Donald Washington, ASCD Annual Conference, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 549-9110, ext. 317.
June 1. Art Of Writing.
The English Journal, a periodical for middle and high school English teachers, requests manuscripts that discuss student writing. Questions to consider include: “What form of ‘process’ writing do you use?’' “What is the place in your classroom for invention strategies?’' And “How do you deal with the publication of student writing?’' For more information and writer’s guidelines, contact: Leila Christenbury, Editor, English Journal, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842020, Richmond, VA 23284-2020; (804) 828-0481.
June 1. Literacy And Education.
The International Reading Association is accepting presentation proposals for its annual convention, to be held in New Orleans from April 28-May 3, 1996. Applicants may submit proposals on such topics as assessment, literacy, professional development, technology, diverse learners, integrated language arts, and issues relating to international development. Applicants must submit five copies of the proposal, as well as an application form, a brief description of their program, and a list of all team members, including addresses and phone numbers. For proposal guidelines, contact: Program Committee, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 216.
- June 2. Literacy.
The International Reading Association invites teachers and educators to submit presentation proposals with an international focus for the World Congress on Reading, to be held July 9-12, 1996, in Prague. The theme of the conference is “Literacy in a Changing World: Choices and Challenges.’' Proposals may be submitted for the following session categories: institutes, symposia, workshops, and research reports. For a proposal form, contact: World Congress Proposal Form, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (800) 336-READ.
July 1. Innovations.
The English Leadership Quarterly, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English, is seeking 500- to 5,000-word articles geared for leaders of English departments on implementing innovative teaching strategies. For more information, contact: Henry Kiernan, Editor, English Leadership Quarterly, West Morris Regional High School District, Administration Building, Four Bridges Road, Chester, NJ 07930; (908) 879-6404.
July 5. Whole Language.
The English Journal invites teachers who are interested in whole language to submit manuscripts on that topic. Among other things, the articles could address how individual teachers define whole language and how they implement it in their classrooms. For more information and writer’s guidelines, contact: Leila Christenbury, Editor, English Journal, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842020, Richmond, VA 23284-2020; (804) 828-0481.
- August 1. Diversity.
Language Arts, which is published by the National Council of Teachers of English for preschool through middle school educators, welcomes manuscripts that examine the roles of diversity in language arts curriculum and instruction. For more information, contact: William Teale, Editor, Language Arts, Division of Education, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N. West Loop 1604, San Antonio, TX 78249-0654.
- September 1. Multi-Age Students.
Language Arts also invites submissions of manuscripts that explore the opportunities and challenges associated with language arts instruction in classrooms of multi-aged students. Submit articles to: William Teale, Editor, Language Arts, Division of Education, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 N. West Loop 1604, San Antonio, TX 78249-0654.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The National Association of School Psychologists has named Mary Arredondo as the 1994 School Psychologist of the Year. Working in the Tempe (Ariz.) Elementary School District since 1980, Arredondo has broadened the role of school psychologists in Arizona by fostering communication and cooperation within district, department, school, home, and community settings. She received a plaque at the association’s annual convention in Chicago.
Reader’s Digest has named 10 educators as 1995 “American Heroes in Education.’' Winners received a $5,000 cash award and their schools a $10,000 cash award.
The winners are: Lawrence Baran of Homewood-Flossmoor (Ill.) High School; Jerome Caffey of Valley (Neb.) Middle/High School; Karen Call of Dorothy Stinson Primary School in Safford, Ariz.; Frances Carter of Omni Middle School in Boca Raton, Fla.; Bruce Davis of Ralph Waldo Emerson School in Rosemead, Calif.; Patricia Henley of Cler-Mont Community School in Independence, Mo.; Marilyn Jackson of Banneker Kindergarten and Early Childhood Development Center in Okmulgee, Okla.; Howard Lappin of Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles; James Snider of East Middle School in Nashville, Tenn.; and Douglas Wildasin of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia.
Following is a list of free or inexpensive resources that teachers can order.
The American Kennel Club is offering “Taking Care of Corey,’' a five-minute animated video that stresses the importance of being a responsible pet owner. Designed for preK and elementary school students, this free video is accompanied by a poster and reproducible coloring pages. Contact: The American Kennel Club, 5580 Centerview Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 233-9767.
Teacher Created Materials Inc. offers Shakespeare, an interdisciplinary curriculum unit for middle and junior high school teachers. The 176-page paperback is designed to help students understand the heritage of the English language through the study of Shakespeare and his era. The book focuses on Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, and Richard III. Cost: $14.95. Contact: Teacher Created Materials Inc., P.O. Box 1040, Huntington Beach, CA 92647; (800) 662-4321.
Blackboard Entertainment, a production company, and Red Sky Films have released You Can Ride a Horse, a 30-minute video for children ages 2-8. The video teaches children about blacksmiths, different kinds of horses, how to bathe a horse, and riding safety. Cost: $12.95, plus $3.95 shipping and handling. Contact: Blackboard Entertainment, 35 Stillman St., Suite 210, San Francisco, CA 94107; (800) 968-2261.
The Women’s Educational Equity Act Publishing Center has published a new series titled “Equity in Education,’' which includes easy-to-use information and resources on gender equity. The series consists of four booklets: Gender Equity for Educators, Parents, and Community; Gen-der Stereotypes: The Links to Vio-lence; School to Work: Equitable Outcomes for Girls and Boys; and Gender-Fair Math. Each booklet offers a number of ideas and activities for teachers of grades K-12. Cost: $4 each; $13 for the series. Contact: WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02158-1060; (800) 225-3088.
The College Board has released Look Inside the SAT I: Test Prep from the Test Makers, a 30-minute video for classroom or home use. The video, along with an 80-page booklet, provides review, practice, and test-taking tips. Cost: $10, plus $3.95 shipping and handling. In California and Canada, add 7 percent sales tax; in Pennsylvania, add 6 percent. When ordering, ask for item no. 005295. Contact: College Board Publications, P.O. Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886; (212) 713-8165.
The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory has published Cityschools, a quarterly magazine about urban schools and communities, available free to educators and parents. Each issue focuses on a specific topic, such as restructuring a big-city school district; it also features the work of promising researchers, as well as success strategies and resources. Contact: Cityschools Subscriptions, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480; (708) 571-4700.
The Dairy Council of Wisconsin has created the “Pyramid Put ‘N’ Take Game’’ for children in grades K-6. The game contains 150 color photographs of different foods. Among other things, students learn nutritional information and explore food categories. Cost: $22.50. Contact: Dairy Council of Wisconsin, 999 Oakmont Plaza Drive, Westmont, IL 60559; (800) 321-9121, ext. KLF.
RCAnderson Associates Inc., a newspaper consulting, education, and marketing company, has released A Closer Look at Newspaper Advertising. The 36-page guide includes 30 lesson plans to help students in grades 4-12 interpret and better understand media messages. Cost: $12.95, plus $2.50 shipping and handling. Contact: RCAnderson Associates Inc., P.O. Box 300, Pittsford, NY 14534; (716) 248-5385.
The Muvag Trading Co., a publishing company, offers The Sampler: Giant Edition of Free Products, Free Samples, and Free Gifts. The 184-page paperback is a comprehensive directory divided into such subjects as education, travel, toys, entertainment, recipes, and sports. Teachers of all grades will find a wide variety of free products, such as plant seeds, book covers, coloring books, and children’s games. Cost: $9.95, plus $2.50 shipping and handling. Contact: The Muvag Co., 4403 South Pacific Highway, Phoenix, OR 97535-9602; (800) 579-7997.
McGraw-Hill Inc. has published Botany: High School Science Fair Experiments, by H. Steven Dashefsky. The 158-page paperback provides hands-on experiments for classroom use or science fairs and answers plant-related questions, such as: Which houseplants clean indoor air most effectively? Cost: $12.95. Contact: McGraw-Hill Inc./TAB Books, Book Orders, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17294-0850; (800) 822-8158.
Women In Congress.
Publisher Albert Whitman & Co. has released Is There a Woman in the House . . . or Senate?, by Bryna Fireside. The 144-page hardback, written for grades 4-9, profiles 10 U.S. congresswomen, including Jeannette Rankin, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Patricia Shroeder. The book also explains how the government functions. Cost: $14.95. Contact: Albert Whitman & Co., 6340 Oakton St., Morton Grove, IL 60053; (800) 255-7675.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
Following is a list of contests, scholarships, and internships for students organized by application deadline. Asterisks (
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Open. Trucker Buddy.
Kenworth Truck Co. sponsors “Trucker Buddy,’' a free pen-pal service that matches professional truck drivers with primary school classrooms across the nation. Truckers write to classes from the road, providing a unique perspective on geography, history, and the economy. Students practice their own language skills by writing back to their buddies. For more information, contact: Gary King, Trucker Buddy, P.O. Box 2560, Arizona City, AZ 85223; (800) MY-BUDDY.
- May 1. Story Competition.
Publisher Landmark Editions Inc. invites students ages 6-19 to enter the Written and Illustrated By . . . Awards Contest. Students are asked to submit original books--between 16 and 24 pages in length--that they have both written and illustrated. One winner in each category--ages 6-9, 10-13, and 14-19--will receive publishing contracts and an all-expense-paid trip to the Landmark offices in Kansas City, Mo., where the publishing staff will put the final touches on the winning texts. There is a $1 entry fee. For contest guidelines, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The National Written & Illustrated By . . . Awards Contest For Students, Landmark Editions Inc., P.O. Box 4469, 1402 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, MO 64127.
May 1. Vegetarianism.
The Vegetarian Resource Group, a nonprofit organization, invites students under the age of 18 to submit essays on the benefits of a diet that does not include meat, fish, or poultry. Each essay should be between two and three pages in length and can be based on research, interviews, and/or personal beliefs and experiences. A $50 U.S. Savings Bond will be awarded to one winner in each of the following categories: ages 8 and under; 9-13; and 14-18. For more information, contact: The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203; (410) 366-VEGE.
May 12. Scholarship.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America invites high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to participate in the MS Scholarship Essay Competition, also known as PROJ-ECT: LEARN MS. Students must write an essay that answers three questions about multiple sclerosis and issues affecting people with disabilities. Ten winners receive scholarship awards ranging from $1,000 to $7,000. For more information, contact: MSAA, 601 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ 08107; (800) 833-4MSA.
May 15. Student Videos.
Videonics, a manufacturer of video-editing equipment, invites students in grades 7-12 to enter the Thoughts and Dreams Video Contest. The contest’s goal is to encourage teachers and students to use video as an educational tool for communication. Video entries must be less than 5 minutes long and produced by students. Faculty advisers overseeing the project must enclose a letter describing the video’s objective. The grand-prize winner receives a $2,000 grant and a complete Videonics Editing Studio; nine runner-up schools receive prizes that include video equipment. For more information, contact: Videonics, 1370 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008-6604; (800) 338-EDIT.
- May 30. Korea.
The Korean Information Center of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the USA Inc. invite students in grades 9-12 to participate in the 1995 Essay Contest on Korea. The topic is “Korea Today: 45 Years Since the Korean War.’' One grand-prize winner receives a $3,000 cash award and an all-expense-paid trip to Korea for two. First-, second-, and third-place winners receive cash awards of $2,000, $1,000, and $500, respectively. For more information, call: (800) 95-ESSAY or (202) 797-6343.
- June 1. Student Advisers.
Creative Kids, a national magazine, is searching for children ages 8-14 to serve on the magazine’s advisory board for one academic year. Duties include: contributing ideas for issues and covers, judging contests, and offering opinions on how to improve the magazine. Those chosen will receive a Creative Kids T-shirt and be featured on the cover of a future issue. Nominations by teachers must include a letter of recommendation explaining why the student is a good candidate for the position. Students may also recommend themselves. All candidates must complete a project--such as a poem, essay, collage, or artwork--that illustrates why they are good candidates. For a nomination form, contact: Creative Kids Advisory Board, P.O. Box 8813, Waco, Texas 76714; (800) 998-2208.
--Ginger Collins and Cheryl Gamble
A version of this article appeared in the May 01, 1995 edition of Teacher as Extra Credit