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bob12_vid_dance_thumb.jpg.resize.320x180On the heels of the Golden Globe Awards — a mix of talent, glamour and, this year, sobering support against terrorist attacks in Paris — comes an announcement of particular interest to teachers about this year’s Tony Awards.  We know that teachers impact students’ lives, and successful actors, writers and directors often acknowledge them at awards ceremonies and in interviews.

Now Carnegie Mellon University has announced a new Tony Award to be given annually to a theater teacher who has made a “monumental impact” on students’ lives.  Through March 31, anyone can nominate a teacher for the new Excellence in Theater Education Award.  Nominees must be current teachers at an accredited elementary, middle or high school or community theater organization in the United States. (more…)

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CBLJKidsDancePose_FIThrough an extensive documentation process, Mount Holyoke has just been selected to receive the 2015 “Community Engagement” designation, which recognizes and distinquishs the College for prioritizing community engagement across its curriculum and programs.  Community Based Learning (CBL) course partnerships, placements of student “Community Fellows,” volunteers, work-study students, and other joint ventures form the foundation for this honor.  You can read more about the College’s work in a story  (more…)

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It’s mid-way through the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program application period with applications due by 2/11 for this amazing opportunity. PBS loves teachers and in 2014 rewarded 100 hard-working educators with the title of “PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator,” with exclusive access to virtual and in-person trainings, free PD and more.  In 2015 we’re searching for 100 more innovators like Don Goble.  (more…)

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indexOne of this year’s Pioneer Valley Teacher of Excellence Award recipients, Stacy-Lyn has been teaching since 2000.  She has a master’s degree and a professional license in elementary education.  She currently teaches 5th grade math and science.  Throughout her teaching career, she has taught grades 3-8.  When we asked how she tries to balance the demands of her professional and personal life, she wrote  (more…)

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2014 Digital InnovatorMark Vasicek, a local teacher, has been named one of this year’s national PBS Digital Innovators.  He left engineering to care for a child who was seriously ill and today teaches at West Springfield High School, where he can feel the impact he’s making in others’ lives. (more…)

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logo_crmm_mainVisitors to the Springfield Museum over February break for Sights and Sounds of the Rainforest were treated to the sounds of Crocodile River Music.  We’ve learned that grant money for this school year is still available for the group to perform in  schools.   (more…)

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kauffmanwinnersIf you’re taking time to follow an education blog such as ours, you’re likely among those educators in our region and around the world who often go beyond the call of duty to provide students with enriching experiences.  Each year the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year program honors a teacher who exemplifies excellent teaching in the Commonwealth. The deadline to nominate an educator for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year is Friday, January 31, 2014. (more…)

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