Here’s your monthly round-up of opportunities for Idaho educators:
Safe Routes to School – The Idaho Transportation Department is hosting a series of regional workshops and a webinar to help those interested in applying for Safe Routes to Schools project grants. Project application deadlines are in March 2011. The pre-application webinar is scheduled for November 16 and November 23, from 10 a.m. to noon. Regional workshops will be held across the state beginning November 30. You must register by November 19. More information on the webinar and regional workshops are available online at http://itd.idaho.gov/SR2S/howtoapply.html.
Solar panel deadline extended – The Idaho Office of Energy Resources has extended the deadline for Idaho school districts to apply for grants for the Idaho Solar Panels for Schools Program. Each district is allowed to submit one school proposal for consideration. Visit http://www.energy.idaho.gov/stimulus/solar_program.htm for more information. The deadline is now November 19, 2010.
2011 C.L.E.A.N. Award – This is an opportunity for your member custodians to apply or be nominated for the C.L.E.A.N. Awards Program to recognize their contributions to school health. Applications are due December 1, 2010. Five awards are given, and winners get a cash award and an all-expense-paid trip to the National ESP Conference in March 2011. Learn more at http://neahin.org/cleanaward/apply2011.
Holiday shopping? – IEA/NEA members can save big this holiday season with discounts from hundreds of retailers. Check out the opportunities at www.neamb.com > Everyday Living > Discounts > Click and Save.
Family Life and Sexual Health Training – The State Department of Education is offering health educator training on the 9-12 Grade F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) Curriculum. Two-day training sessions will be held January 25-26, 2011, in Coeur d’Alene and February 8-9, 2011, in Pocatello. College Credit and Substitute Reimbursement will be provided. To learn more or to register, please visit www.centerforhealthtraining.org. If you have questions, contact Lisa Kramer, HIV/Health Education Coordinator, at (208) 332-6947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field trip help for Boise-area schools – Thanks to a $1,000 grant from The Whittenberger Foundation, Boise WaterShed is offering a one-time $50 per schoolbusing reimbursement. Reimbursements will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to area schools visiting the Boise WaterShed for the first time, with Title One schools receiving preference. Call Christina Rivas at (208) 489-1284for more information or to reserve a field trip date. For more information on the Boise WaterShed, visit www.BoiseEnvironmentalEducation.org.
2011 Title I Biennial Conference – “The Next Generation of Learners: Catching their Dreams” is the theme forIdaho’s next biennial Title I Conference scheduled for April 6-8, 2011, at the Boise Centre. Registration will be online beginning January 2011 at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/title_one/. For more information, contact Mary Lou Wells at email@example.com or at 208.332.6958.
Do you have other opportunities of interest to educators? Please send a brief description and the deadline, plus a link for more information, to firstname.lastname@example.org