Late January. Marine Sciences.
The Sea Education Association, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, invites math and science teachers to apply for the five-week institute "Sea Experience: Teacher Enhancement in Marine Sciences,'' to be held July 21-Aug. 26 in Woods Hole, Mass. Teachers of grades 7-12 are eligible. Tuition and room and board will be provided. Contact: Susan Humphris, Sea Education Association, P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, MA 02543; (508) 540-3954.
Early March. Chemistry Education.
The Institute for Chemical Education, in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, invites applications for two- to four-week, expense-paid workshops at the University of Wisconsin. The seminars will focus on investigative and research aspects of chemistry education. K-12 physical science teachers are eligible. Contact: ICE, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1101 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1396; (608) 262-3033.
March 2. American History.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and East Central University invite social studies and English teachers, librarians, and administrators of grades 7-12 to apply for the summer institute "The Frontier, Indians, and the Environment,'' to be held June 29-July 31 at the university. The 15 participants selected will receive a $2,825 stipend. Contact: Department of History, East Central University, Ada, OK 74820; (405) 332-8000, ext. 419.
March 2. Civil War.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Kansas invite history and literature teachers of grades 7-12 to apply for the summer institute "Society, Slavery, and Civil War,'' to be held July 6-July 31 at the university. Fifteen participants will be selected; they will each receive a $2,450 stipend. Contact: Hall Center for Humanities, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-2967.
March 2. International Literature.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and Indiana University invite teachers of grades 7-12 to apply for the summer institute "Contemporary Literature from Africa, the West Indies, and the Pacific,'' to be held June 27-Aug. 7 at the university. The 15 selected participants will receive a $3,200 stipend. Contact: College of Arts and Sciences, Kirkwood Hall 104, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405; (812) 855-6414.
March 2. American Studies.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and Kenyon College invite teachers of grades 7-12 to apply for the summer institute "Studies in American Culture: 1930-1945,'' to be held June 29-July 31 at the college. The 15 teachers selected will receive a $2,825 stipend. Contact: Department of History, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022; (614) 427-5316.
March 5. Japan.
The Keizai Koho Center, in cooperation with the National Council for Social Studies, invites applicants for its Travel Study Fellowships program. The program is intended to help educators learn about contemporary Japanese society. Participants will spend 16 days in Japan (June 20-July 7), all expenses paid. Eligible are classroom teachers, principals, and district- and state-level supervisors. Contact: Program Coordinator, KKC Fellowships, 4332 Fern Valley Road, Medford, OR 97504; (503) 535-4882.
March 15. Natural History.
The University of California at Berkeley invites teachers to apply for grants to offset the cost of its two-week Research Expeditions Program. Participants work with university researchers on a wide range of field projects, such as surveying the flora of tropical forests in Ecuador and excavating early mammal fossils in Montana. Grant amounts vary depending on the project, but each covers a substantial portion of the cost. Some include airfare. Teachers who do not qualify for grants may participate in the program at their own expense. For a grant application and a catalog listing the 25 different expeditions, contact: UREP, Desk H12, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; (510) 642-6586.
March 16. History.
The Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, and the University of Virginia invite elementary and secondary history and social studies teachers to apply for the three-week Monticello-Stratford Hall Summer Seminar for Teachers, to be held June 21-July 10. On-site instruction will be given at Monticello, Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, and other historic sites. Thirty teachers will be selected; they will receive six semester hours of graduate credit in history from the University of Virginia. Teachers are responsible for $450 of the $900 projected tuition cost. Room and board, course materials, and some meals will be provided. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Contact: C. Vaughan Stanley, Stratford Hall Plantation, Stratford, VA 22558; (804) 493-8572.
Late March. Industrial History.
The Tsongas Industrial History Center and the National Endowment for the Humanities invite middle school teachers of humanities, math, science, and technology education to apply for the second Teacher Enhancement Summer Institute. Thirty participants will be chosen to examine industrial history through lectures, workshops, and site visits. The three-week institute will be held in July at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Participants receive three credits from the university and a stipend of approximately $900. Some housing and travel scholarships are available. Contact: TIHC, Boot Mills, Foot of John St., Lowell, MA 01852; (508) 459-2237.
Late April. Arts.
The Arts Foundation of New Jersey and the National Endowment for the Humanities invite teachers and administrators of grades 5-12 to study "The World of Leonardo da Vinci'' at Rutgers University in July. The institute examines the work, life, and influence of da Vinci through lectures, discussions, and field trips; the program also focuses on ways teachers can incorporate Renaissance themes into their classrooms. The 40 participants selected will each receive a $1,000 stipend, housing, and meals. Contact: Marcia Stohr, AFNJ, Box 352, New Brunswick, NJ 08903; (908) 463-3640.
Late April. Religion.
The Americans United Research Foundation invites applications from secondary school teachers and supervisors interested in attending its Religious Freedom Institute to be held in late July at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Participants receive three graduate credits from the university, plus free tuition, books, and room and board. Contact: Charles Haynes, AURF, 900 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910-4781; (301) 588-2282. <
May 15. American Government.
The Robert A. Taft Institute of Government invites applications from elementary and secondary teachers, administrators, and librarians for its "Taft Seminars for Teachers,'' which provide instruction on topics relating to American government. Seminars will be held during June, July, and August at locations nationwide. Par- ticipants will receive graduate credit, plus free tuition, texts, and room and board. For a list of dates, topics, and locations, contact: TIG, 420 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10170; (212) 682-1530.
Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals. Asterisks (
- ) denote new entries.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Late November. General.
The U.S. Education Department is sponsoring the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program for 1992 to help teachers further their education or develop educational programs. Approximately 72 fellowships, ranging from $16,650 to $33,300, will be awarded. Teachers should contact their state department of education or Janice Williams-Madison, Division of Discretionary Grants, National Programs and Activities, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, USED, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-6246; (202) 401-1059.
- December 1. Library.
The American Library Association invites nominations for the 1992 Grolier Foundation Award. The $2,000 award is presented to the library or organization with the best public relations campaign supporting National Library Week. K-12 librarians are eligible. Contact: ALA Awards, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL, 60611; (312) 280-5041.
- December 1. Library.
The International Relations Committee of the American Library Association invites applications from librarians for the 1992 Bogle International Library Travel Award. The $500 award helps cover expenses for a librarian to attend a conference on international relations, either abroad or in the United States. K-12 librarians who are ALA members are eligible. The winner must submit a report on the conference within two months of the event. Contact: Robert P. Doyle, IRC Staff Liaison, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL, 60611; (312) 280-3200.
December 1. Technology.
The International Technology Education Association offers a $1,500 Professional Development Scholarship to a technologyeducation teacher in a graduate degree program in technology or industrial arts education. Applicants must be ITEA members. Contact: ITEA, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091; (703) 860-2100.
December 15. Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants through its Elementary and Secondary Education in the Humanities Program. Public and private elementary and secondary schools can apply for grants to support national and regional summer institutes, state and local collaborative projects, masterwork study, conferences, special projects, and other activities that improve the teaching of the humanities. Grant amounts vary. Contact: NEH/ ESEH, Division of Education Programs, Room 302, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 786-0377.
January 2. Research.
The National Academy of Education invites applications for its 1992 Spencer Fellowship Program. Fellowships will be awarded to people in education, the humanities, or the social and behavioral sciences who received a Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent degree between Jan. 1, 1985, and Jan. 1, 1991. Up to 30 recipients will be awarded $35,000 each for one academic year of research or $17,500 per year for two years of half-time work. Contact: NAE, Stanford University, School of Education, Center for Educational Research at Stanford, 507-G, Stanford, CA 94305-3084; (415) 725-1003.
January 10. Female Teachers.
The American Association of University Women invites female public school teachers to apply for its 1992-93 Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships Program. Applicants should have demonstrated a commitment to broadening educational opportunities for girls through work in the classroom, community, and school. Applicants must be full-time teachers with at least five consecutive years of teaching experience. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. Winners must agree to teach for at least five years after the fellowship is completed. Minority teachers who work with students in schools in low-income communities are encouraged to apply. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, 1111 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 728-7609.
January 15. Graduate Study.
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program invites high school social studies and American history teachers to apply for its fellowships for graduate study on the U.S. Constitution. College seniors and recent college graduates who intend to become teachers are also eligible. At least one fellowship will be awarded in each state. Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $24,000 to cover the costs of tuition and other expenses. Contact: JMMFP, P.O. Box 6304, Princeton, NJ 08541-6304.
March 15. Foreign Language.
The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applications for a program that funds summer institutes for high school and college teachers to improve their instruction skills in languages not generally studied, such as Arabic and Chinese. Up to $13.1 million will be awarded over five years. Contact: NEH, Division of Education Programs, Room 302, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 786-0377.
November 15. Videodiscs.
The Optical Data Corp., in cooperation with the National Science Teachers Association, invites full-time K-12 teachers to submit entries for the Optical Data Videodisk Awards. Awards will be given in two categories: best plan for integrating videodiscs into the curriculum and best example of teacher-developed activities employing videodiscs. Winners will receive a plaque, a videodisc player, and $1,000 worth of Optical Data videodisc products. Contact: Marilyn Suthard, NSTA, 1742 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-5800.
December 1. Rural Schools.
The Rural/Small Schools Network of the Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands invites nominations for its 1992 Teacher Recognition Program to honor outstanding K-12 teachers. Teachers in small or rural elementary schools whose districts are members of RSSN are eligible. Winners will be designated 1992 Regional Laboratory Fellows and will be given a $500 honoraria. Contact: Carolyn Burke, 83 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776; (508) 443-7991.
December 6. Music.
Chamber Music America will present two awards, the Gruber Award and the Heidi Castleman Award, to teachers who have successfully engaged students ages 6 to 18 in performing chamber music. Winners receive $1,000 each. Contact: CMA, 545 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10018; (212) 244-2772.
December 6. General.
The Reader's Digest Association invites nominations of K-12 teachers and principals for its annual American Heroes in Education awards. Eligible are individual public or private school educators and teams of up to six teachers and principals. Winners will receive $5,000 each; winners' schools receive an additional $10,000. Five runners-up will receive $500 each and $2,000 for their schools. Contact: Beth Jones, RDA, AHE, Pleasantville, NY 10572; (914) 238-1000, ext. 5474.
December 15. General.
The Dolores Kohl Education Foundation seeks nominations for 12 $1,000 awards, which will go to public and private preK-12 educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. For a nomination form and guidelines, contact: DKEF, 165 Green Bay Road, Wilmette, IL 60091; (708) 256-3000.
January 15. Gifted And Talented.
The Intertel Foundation invites applications for its 1992 Hollingworth Award competition, which recognizes research involving gifted and talented children. Both individuals and educational organizations may apply for the $2,000 award. For an application, send a selfaddressed, stamped envelope to: Roxanne Cramer, Hollingworth Award Committee, 4300 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.
- January 15. Aeronautics.
The Smithsonian Institution invites applications from candidates with skills in research and writing for its 1992 A. Verville Fellowship. Participants will analyze major trends, developments, and accomplishments in the history of aviation or space studies. A stipend of $26,000 will be awarded for a 12-month fellowship. Contact: Interpretive Programs, 3341, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560; (202) 357-1529. For information on other Smithsonian Fellowships, contact: Office of Fellowships and Grants, Suite 7300, L'Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560; (202) 287-3271.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
James Perry, a high school social science teacher at Bryan Learning Center in Lincoln, Neb., was recently named a 1991 Kellogg National Fellow. Perry will receive a three-year grant of $35,000 to fund research projects designed to strengthen his leadership skills.
Dennis Van Roekel of Paradise Valley (Ariz.) High School and Leon Horne, an elementary teacher in Tacoma, Wash., have been elected to the National Education Association's nine-member executive committee. Both men have served on the governing body before.
Annette Thibodeaux, a librarian at John Quincy Adams Middle School in Metairie, La., was awarded the Louisiana Library Association's Modisette Award for School Libraries in recognition of her work raising funds for library technology at her school.
Following is a list of free or inexpensive classroom resources that teachers can order:
The Folger Shakespeare Library offers an annotated bibliography, Shakespeare for the Young Reader, which contains 190 books about Shakespeare, Elizabethan theater, and the Renaissance. Cost: $4. Contact: FSL, 201 E. Capitol St., S.E., Washington, DC 20003; (202) 544-7077.
The U.S. Education Department offers the booklet Helping Your Child Learn Science for parents and teachers of children ages 3 to 10. Single copies are free. Contact: Consumer Information Center, Department 611X, Pueblo, CO 81009.
The Association of American Publishers offers an eight-part study skills series that contains information for high school students on getting the most from college and improving reading, writing, and testtaking skills. Cost: $4.25; orders must be prepaid. Contact: AAP, Student Service, 220 E. 23rd St., New York, NY 100104686; (212) 689-8920.
StarServe offers K-12 educators a kit to help develop student-oriented community service projects. The free StarServe Kit contains a teacher's guide, activity sheets in English and Spanish, posters, a resource directory, and access to a toll-free hot line. Contact: StarServe, P.O. Box 34567, Washington, DC 20043; (800) 888-8232.
The Insurance Education Foundation offers high school teachers the free kit "Choice Chance Control,'' designed to help teach students about insurance. Contact: CCC, P.O. Box 3252, Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 337-5602.
The Geographic Education National Implementation Project offers K-12 science teachers a guide to free or inexpensive instructional materials on environmental topics, including population growth, natural resources, pollution, and biological diversity. Cost: $4. Contact: GENIP, c/o National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705.
Girls In Math And Science
The Women's Educational Equity program has funded a series of four brochures for teachers concerned with encouraging girls in math and science. Send a self-addressed envelope with 75 cents postage to: Campbell Kibler Associates, Groton Ridge Heights, Groton, MA 01450.
The Literate Traveller is a newsletter dedicated to the trials and tribulations of traveling with children. For a free copy, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Literate Traveller, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 591, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
FOR YOUR STUDENTS
Following is a list of contests, scholarships, and internships for students. Asterisks (
- ) denote new entries.
November 1. Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities invites high school students to apply for summer-study grants through its Young Scholars program. Recipients receive $2,000--$400 of which is allotted to the student's adviser or teacher--to conduct summer research and writing projects in the humanities. Any high school student may apply. Contact: NEH, Room 316, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 786-0463.
November 4. Essay Contest.
The Kodak/Alan Page Challenge in the Great Cities invites 4th grade students to write a 150-word essay responding to the following: "Alan Page, former NFL football star says, 'With an education, the future is yours.' What does this mean to you?'' The grand prize is a trip to the Pro Bowl in Honolulu on Feb. 2, 1992, for the winner and the winner's parents and teacher. The winning student in each district will receive a Kodak 35mm camera outfit and a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Each student who enters the challenge receives an autographed poster of Page. For qualification details, contact: K/APC, P.O. Box 92894, Rochester, NY 14692.
- December 15. Leadership.
McNeil Consumer Products Co. invites high school seniors to compete in its 1992 Tylenol Scholarship Program. Students are judged on leadership involvement in academic, athletic, and community activities. Ten winners will receive $10,000 scholarships; 500 students will receive $1,000 scholarships. Applications are available through Tylenol displays at participating retail outlets. Contact: TSP, 1675 Broadway, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 527-8847.
January 31. Journalism.
The Gannett Foundation offers $1,500 scholarships for high school seniors seeking careers in journalism or advertising. Students must enter a four-year college as a journalism or mass-communications major. Contact: Journalism Scholarship Committee, GF, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 528-0800.
- January 31. Publishing.
Raintree Steck-Vaughan Publishers invites students in grades 4-6 to submit stories about traditions for its 1992 PublishA-Book Contest. Entries must be sponsored by a teacher or librarian. Four winners will receive 10 copies of their books, which will be published for sale, and a $500 advance against royalties. Twenty honorable-mention winners will receive $25; their sponsors will receive 10 books of their choosing from the publisher's catalog. Contact: Publish-A-Book Contest, RSVP, P.O. Box 27010, Austin, TX 78755; (800) 558-7264.
- February 14. Legislation.
RespecTeen, an organization that promotes healthy relations between parents and teens, invites students in grades 7 and 8 to compete in its 1992 "Speak for Yourself'' competition. Contestants must submit a copy of a letter written to one of their congressional representatives advocating action on a specific issue. Finalists, chosen from each congressional district, will receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. National winners, chosen from each state and the District of Columbia, will receive a one-week trip to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress. Contact: SFY, 625 Fourth Ave., S., Minneapolis, MN 55415; (800) 888-3820.
February 29. Geography.
The American Express Geography Competition offers individual students or teams of students in grades 7-12 a chance to compete for travel awards. Applicants must write a report that addresses one of the following themes: the Geography of Travel and Trade; Managing the Environment in a Changing World; or Geographic Patterns of Cultural Diversity. First-place winners in each theme will receive a $15,000 travel award; teacher sponsors of winning students will receive a $1,500 travel award. Call: (800) 395-GLOB between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (EST).
March 15. Cursive Handwriting.
Peterson Directed Handwriting invites students in grades 3-8 to
apply for its handwriting contest. A winner in each grade level will
receive $25. Contact: PDH, 315 S. Maple Ave., P.O. Box 249, Greensburg,
--Sharon K. Williams and Lalitha Duddey
TO THE READER
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