Free poster celebrates women's history
NYSUT celebrates Women's History Month — March — with a free poster highlighting Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th U.S. Secretary of State under President Barack Obama from 2009-13. Prior to serving as secretary of state, Clinton represented New York state in the U.S. Senate from 2001 to 2009.
As the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady from 1993 to 2001, later becoming the first First Lady elected to the U.S. Senate. In 2008, Clinton was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
You can download printable posters at www.nysut.org/posters. Reference Project No. 516_15 and include your name and mailing address.
10 steps to STEM success
Want to learn how to become a professional robotics engineer in 10 steps? How about a game designer? ID Tech, a company which offers computer programming and technology summer camps, presents a series of free online e-books for kids and teens interested in pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Visit https://www.idtech.com/online-toolkit/ebooks/ for more information or to download the e-books.
TeachersCount, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the status of the teaching profession and provide resources to the education community, offers free posters of ads from the "Behind every famous person is a fabulous teacher" campaign. The organization produces a spring and fall series of posters. The campaign has profiled a series of famous athletes, designers, actors and singers — with their favorite teacher.
To receive the latest edition, email your name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animalearn's The Science Bank offers free alternatives to animal dissection. The lending library of humane science products includes more than 500 CD-ROMs, models and videos for students from pre-K through medical school. To search the library or borrow animal alternative resources, visit www.animalearn.org/sciencebank.php#.VMvh08ZjCt9.
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The Smithsonian National Postal Museum offers several online activities and events to supplement student learning. Information on everything from stamp collecting how-to's and postal computer quiz games to virtual exhibits and lesson plans is available online. The museum's virtual exhibits are divided into galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. Visit http://postal museum.si.edu/education/classroom-resources.html.
ABDO Publishing offers a series of free teaching guides for educators. The guides include teaching tips and activities, including how-to readers' theater guides. Visit http://abdopublishing.com/teaching_guides/tag/teaching%20guide or to download the guides.
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