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Fall 2011 Posters Available
Our fall series of 400,000 posters have arrived and are currently being distributed by Scholastic to schools across the country. The “Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher” campaign is made possible by the continued support of Jones New York in the Classroom and the NEA. This series includes WNBA Basketball star Maya Moore, talk show host Tavis Smiley, American Idol Josh Gracin and Yankees pitcher, CC Sabathia, each pictured along with their favorite teacher. Click here to get yours free. Join the hundreds of thousands of teachers across the country who receive these inspirational posters.
 
Last Chance for Spring Posters
We don’t have many spring posters left! Please contact us if you are interested in receiving them. The series includes two-time NFL MVP quarterback Kurt Warner, Academy Award nominee and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin, and Academy Award nominee and 127 Hours star James Franco all appear with their favorite teachers.
 
TeachersCount Blog Strives to Raise the Status of the Teaching Profession
The new blogging series for the 2011 - 2012 academic school years began in September. Discussions are changing month to month, each month focusing on a different topic. October’s topic is standardized testing. Some aspects being explored are: High stakes testing- is it distorting and undermining the learning process? The survival of schools and teachers has become so dependent on test scores, is this giving powerful incentive to cut corners?
 
If you’re not reading the TeachersCount Blog you’re missing out!  The bloggers are Keith Newman a teacher in the inner city of Philadelphia; Cathy Wilson, a junior high school art teacher in Utah; Esther Wojcicki, a high school journalism teacher in Palo Alto, California; Darla Moore, a middle school teacher in Ohio; and Tanya Diaz, who teaches gifted middle school students in Miami, Florida. Dr. Susan Neimand, Director of the School of Education at Miami Dade College, are serving as the TeachersCount expert advisor to the monthly discussions. TeachersCount invites you to follow and participate in this insightful blog series.
 
Bloggers Needed
TeachersCount is seeking one more blogger to become part of our blogging community. We are looking for a Math or Science teacher to share their opinions with our growing readership. Email your personal information and a brief writing sample to tararose@teacherscount.org to apply for this paid and enriching position.
 
Receive an Exclusive Zac Posen Tote
Please reflect on what you aim to accomplish with your students this year and win a Zac Posen tote. Why not reflect in style? For a chance to win a tote bag by Zac Posen ($400 value), tell us in 100 words or less about the intended approach you'll be putting into action with your students this year. Send your entries by November 1, 2011. 
 
Want Education News in Your Inbox?
Join our growing mailing list and receive weekly summaries of the top education stories in the country to your email. This is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to stay up to date on what's going on in the education world. Start conversations with your colleagues and be in the know. To sign up for the TeachersCount Education News, send an email with the subject "Ed News" to tararose@teacherscount.org
 
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Teaching Fellowship
Each year, the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation awards Fellowships in the areas of biological sciences, mathematics and physical sciences.
 
Valued at $150,000, the Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships’ sole purpose is to support the best and the brightest high school math and science teachers from the onset of the credentialing process through the early years of their careers.
 
$150,000 is the number that is used to value the services that are offered to the KSTF Teaching Fellow. This includes tuition assistance, monthly stipends, and financial support for professional development and grants for teaching materials, leadership and mentoring. It is a five year program that is renewable each year.
 
The Fellowship is for those who are finishing their graduate school education and about to become a teacher. A commitment to teaching for at least five years is also preferred. The application deadline is January 11, 2012.
 
Please visit https://apply.kstf.org/applications/ for applications or contact
 
Lisa Quirindongo at lquirindongo@dcinyc.com
 
NASA to Award 50 New Fellowships in 2011
The NASA Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project awards highly competitive one-year fellowships to 50 current and prospective teachers across the Nation. Funding authorization for the project is provided through the NASA Endeavor Teacher Fellowship Trust Fund as a tribute to the dedicated crew of the space shuttle Challenger.
 
The Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project provides course fees and graduate credit from regionally accredited college partners, course materials, and a stipend for resources, as well as the NASA Endeavor Certificate in STEM Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. There are no fees. Please follow this link for more information http://www.us-satellite.net/endeavor/about.cfm
 
 
 
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