Field Trips: Events For Educators
Places to go, things to do, people to see.
What: Persistently Safe Schools 2005
When: September 11-14
Why: The latest on making schools safer. Includes special workshops on gangs, bullying, mental health, and conflict resolution.
What: Sparking a Renaissance: Making Children a National Priority
Where: Providence, Rhode Island
When: September 28-30
Why: Explores the essential social and emotional elements needed to raise caring and confident kids. Sponsored by the Child Welfare League of America.
What: Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
Where: Los Angeles
When: Through November 15, then moves on to Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, and Philadelphia for the remainder of its twenty-seven-month Stateside tour.
Why: The sparkling possessions of the original overachieving teen get their first U.S. visit in twenty-six years. The how and why of King Tut provides enough classroom fodder to last a millennia or three. If you can't make it to LA or subsequent locales, at least check out the Web site.
What: Week of the Classroom Teacher, World Teacher's Day Celebration
Where: Across this great, big, wide world
When: October 2-8 (World Teacher's Day October 5)
Why: An international tip of the chapeau to the many folks who educate our children and the people who appreciate them.
What: Digital Storytelling Festival
Where: San Francisco
When: October 7-9
Why: Explores an old-fashioned use of new technologies: telling stories. Examines the use of voice and narrative in a digital world.
What: Exploring the Vision
Where: Orlando, Florida
When: October 18-22
Why: More than 500 workshops, presentations, and meetings to help smooth the transition into (and get everyone excited about) twenty-first-century education.
What: Frontiers in Education Conference: Pedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy
Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
When: October 19-22
Why: Pedagogies? Indianapolis? We're there! The goal of this major annual international conference is to improve computer science, engineering, and technology education.