Month: October 2017

World of 7 Billion Video Contest

Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest helps you bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges your students to create a short video connecting world population growth and one of three global challenges: Advancing Women and Girls, Feeding 10 Billion, or Preventing Pollution. Students can win up to $1,000 and participating teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 22, 2018 – use this lesson plan to get started now! Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/.

View and download the contest flyer here.

People and the Planet Middle School Curriculum

Population Education’s new middle school curriculum is a 100% web-based resource and now available for purchase online. Hands-on activities help students explore contemporary issues like climate change, water scarcity, global wealth inequality, and more. Free sample lesson plans are available to download, and the curriculum can be purchased by thematic unit or as a whole from the PopEd website.

Gifted Teacher Opening: Bloomfield School District

This job is open at Bloomfield School District’s Naaba Ani Elementary School:

Position: Gifted Education Teacher

Location: Naaba Ani Elementary (Grades 4-6)

Contact: Sharon Jensen sjensen@bsin.k12.nm.us

Download the Job Announcement (.pdf) here: Gifted Education Teacher

Please share this announcement on your favorite social media to help get the word out. Thanks!

Parenting Support Group in Santa Fe

Poster for Parenting Gifted Children

If you live near Santa Fe, come join local experts and fellow parents for a guided discussion series on parenting gifted children. Starting October 16 for 8 weeks on Mondays, the new meeting time will be 6-7:30 PM. Meeting place will be at Santa Fe Community College in the MASTERS Program office, Rm. 325.

 

To register email or call Nancy Lee Marquis, moorquis@gmail.com, 505-850-2982.

 

 

Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Many thanks to Jessica Carlisle, our outgoing Newsletter Chair, for submitting the last newsletter of her tenure. In this capacity she has long served NMAG, the foremost statewide gifted organization. Jessica has had an impact on gifted education throughout the state and continues to do amazing things in gifted secondary education in Farmington. If you are thinking about getting involved in NMAG and have a journalistic proclivity, consider joining our board as Newsletter Chair starting October 21stContact us for more information.