General Interest Items – January 8, 2014

Posted on Jan 4 2014 in General by admin

2.1 Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society Stories and Activities – Onacock – Begins January 11
2.2 Performing Arts Seminar – Richmond – January 11
2.3 Teaching Flexibility and Goal-Directed Behavior – Vienna – January 13
2.4 SMART Competition – Global Contest–Local Teams – Register by January 17
2.5 Museum of the Confederacy: Free 19th-Century Games Day – Appomattox – January 18
2.6 National Engineers Week Contest – Greater Richmond Area – Deadline Is January 24

 

2.1 Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society Stories and Activities – Onacock – Begins January 11

Ker Place
69 Market Street
Onancock, VA

Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; continues January 18 and 25; February 1, 8, and 15. Activities are appropriate for children ages 4 through 10. The event is free, but reservations are required; call 757-787-8012.

The Education Programs for 2014 begin with the return of the children’s circle for winter weekends. SAMMI’s Clubhouse (Stories And More Mysterious Imaginings) will be open to all youngsters ages 4 through 10, and stories, plays, and games from around the world are planned. Parents can place their children in safe hands.

See the website for more information; to register, contact the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society at 757-787-8012 or education@shorehistory.org.

www.shorehistory.org

Back to top

 

2.2 Performing Arts Seminar – Richmond – January 11

Reynold’s Development
6641 W. Broad Street Suite 101
Richmond, VA

Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $50/person. One parent may attend free of charge with each paying student. Open to students in both middle and high school.

The City-Singers Children’s Choirs presents a performing arts seminar for all middle and high school singers and actors. This half-day program of interactive activities includes sessions in audition techniques for singers and actors, benefits of vocal and/or acting lessons, artistic portfolio creation, and vocal health practices for performers. See the website for registration information and more details.

www.citysingerschoir.org

Back to top

 

2.3 Teaching Flexibility and Goal-Directed Behavior – Vienna – January 13

McLean Bible Church, Tysons Campus, Community Room B
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA

Monday, January 13, 2014, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cost for this program for adults–parents, teachers, therapists, and volunteers will find it useful.  No childcare is available; please make other arrangements.

Monica Adler Werner, director of the Model Asperger Program at the Ivymount School, speaks on strategies outlined in “Unstuck and On Target,” an intervention designed to teach children with autism and other related disorders how to set goals and solve problems with flexibility. Participants will learn how to create an environment that supports flexible problem solving, as well as specific strategies to practice with the children with whom they live and work.

See the website for more information or contact erin.roundtree@mcleanbible.org with questions. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. Check the website for handouts and previous lectures.

www.mbctysons.org/ACLS

Access offers a summit offering more than 40 workshops on a wide variety of topics, as well as a monthly lecture series of interest to those who deal with disabilities. Follow them on the website, Facebook, or Twitter for more information.

www.AccessibilitySummit.org 

Access Community Lecture Series

www.facebook.com/AccessibilitySummit

https://twitter.com/come2thesummit

Back to top

 

2.4 SMART Competition – Global Contest–Local Teams – Register by January 17

Registration deadline is Friday, January 17, 2014. See the website for other deadlines as the contest progresses. Global finals are in May. Open to all high school students from any form of schooling–even students who form teams from out-of-school associations are invited to participate. Students can expect to do written descriptions, software program demonstrations, and much more as part of the month-long adventure. Cost: $100 entry fee/team (some scholarships or grants may be available. Winners will be recognized for their achievement.

The global competition is designed to combine STEM education with a significant career and technology (CTE) focus. Teams use sophisticated software to explore and use innovative designs to take on an “environmentally unfriendly” gymnasium and create a “green building” on a virtual high school campus.

First, each team must register on the Smart Competition website and have its own educator, academic leader, or educational program leader who has responsibility for coordinating team activities. A school or qualified educational program may register multiple teams.

To begin the registration process, select Teams, Mentor, Judge, or Volunteer from the Getting Started-Registration menu. Educators will complete the team registration form for their program and add the student team members using the “student information” on the teams page. After completing the competition registration, the team will be provided information on how to access the Bentley Student Server and the competition software.

Visit the website for additional information, or contact Michael Andrews at m.andrews@smartcompetition.org.

www.smartcompetition.org

Back to top

 

2.5 Museum of the Confederacy: Free 19th-Century Games Day – Appomattox – January 18

Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox
159 Horseshoe Road
Appomattox, VA

Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Admission to the museum is free for all on this day. Spread the word and bring friends!

Bring the kids for a free learn-as-you-play experience. Play games for all ages enjoyed in the 19th Century, such as checkers, dominoes, marbles, and jacks. Learn how to solve wooden puzzles as well as decode secret messages using Civil War reproduction decoders.

See the website for more information.

www.moc.org/event/19th-century-games-day

Back to top

 

2.6 National Engineers Week Contest – Greater Richmond Area – Deadline Is January 24

Deadline to submit e-mailed entries is January 24, 2014. Open to middle or high school students (any type of school) from the greater Richmond area. This includes Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan, Amelia, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Charles City, and New Kent. One entry/student; all work must be solely the student’s. There is no entry fee; prizes are $1000, $500, $300, and $150.

To celebrate National Engineers Week, the Richmond Joint Engineers Council, (RJEC), is conducting its annual Essay and/or Video Contest to stimulate student interest in engineering. It is an excellent opportunity for students to interact with a range of individuals and potential future employers from the engineering community.

Prize winners and a guest will be invited to attend the annual RJEC banquet on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Prize winners will be notified by February 7 but will not know which place they won until announced at the banquet.

Each student is to research what one type of engineer does in his daily work. The contest encourages personal interviews as part of the research. The student will then choose one media (visual or written essay) in the formats permitted. Videos will be from three to four minutes; written essays will be 500-word, Word documents following the contest guidelines on the website. Students submit essays to their teacher; each teacher chooses the top three essays per class (multiple grades and courses are allowed). The teacher submits the essays via e-mail. See the website for details.

www.rjec.org

Back to top

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+Blogger PostPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark