September 14 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Poems to help recognize and celebrate the contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America can be found at the Academy of American Poets website: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poems?field_occasion_tid=1731
The annual student magazine BirdSleuth Investigator 2017 is available as a free download: http://www.birdsleuth.org/student-publication/. The magazine, from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was written and illustrated by students in grades K-12. It explains what the students found in their study of birds in the past year.
There is also a "downloadable unit to help educators guide their students in scientific investigations, from question to conclusion, while meeting science standards." This work can be entered with a chance to be published in next years magazine.
The Brooklyn Book Festival: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/ is packed with authors, vendors, panel discussions, a marketplace and a day, Saturday, September 16, devoted to the littlest readers.
Today at Apple: https://www.apple.com/today/
Educators can take advantage of free learning sessions every Tuesday at a nearby Apple store. Examples of sessions are "Encouraging Creativity with GarageBand,"
'Collaborating with Keynote," and "Storytelling with iMovie."
How to be a minimalist teacher: https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2017/sep/01/how-to-be-a-minimalist-teacher
This article talks about cutting clutter from the physical classroom, only using items in our lessons that work toward our objectives, and providing limited feedback that students can understand and use.
Many museums around the country will be free on September 23 to celebrate Museum Day Live! Just present a Museum Day Live! ticket and walk on in. Find a museum and get your tickets at: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/
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