The Cardinal Times
New Competitions Open for Teachers/StudentsTuesday, October 18, 2011 By Shannon Clark
1. The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy invites you to nominate a colleague for Send My Teacher! You have the chance to let your third-through-fifth grade teachers know how special they are by choosing them for a chance to go to a cool math and science camp next summer. The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is a camp where teachers go and learn about math and science through fun ways! The camp will be one week long and your teacher will learn with other teachers from across the country. Best of all, it's free for them, too. Check out www.sendmyteacher.com - competition ends October 31! 2. The DuPont Challenge Science Essay is due November 15. Winning students and teachers receive cash awards and an expenses-paid trip to THE WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT and Kennedy Space Center. Check out http://www.thechallenge.dupont.com/ ! 3. The State Farm Good-Neighbor Service Learning Grants are due November 9, 2011. State Farm™ is proud to team up with YSA (Youth Service America) in a dynamic partnership to offer grants of up to $1,000 for the promotion of service-learning projects in K-12 public schools in all fifty US states and the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick. Check out http://www.ysa.org/goodneighbor. 4. The NCTM announces the Improving Students Understanding of Geometry Grants. The purpose of this grant is to develop activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM. For 2012–2013, grants with a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades PreK–8 level. The project should include applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry. The applicant must be a current (as of October 14, 2011) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (as of October 14, 2011) NCTM PreK–8 school membership. Application is due November 12. Visit http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=1324 for more info! 5. Windstream is encouraging classrooms to get involved in the SchoolsWIN competition. Windstream is committed to supporting schools in our communities, so we're giving away $250,000 through the SchoolsWIN program! There are two ways to get involved: •Classroom Connections •Classroom Caravan Visit schoolswin.windstream.com - deadline is Oct. 31 6. Math Teachers - Visit www.weareteachers.com, click "apply for grant" and submit your best innovative idea in teaching math concepts to your students. You have a chance to win $200 for your class! Deadlines range between October and December.