Welcome to the World of Sea Turtles!
Twenty-five classrooms in Volusia and Flagler schools are currently participating in a project to learn more about sea turtles. In partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy, The News-Journal is covering the cost for the (virtual) adoption of sea turtles that have been tagged with satellite transmitters. Teachers from Kindergarten through 12th grade are developing creative ways to use the sea turtles in their curriculum. Click here for more information, more photos and some useful links.
A hearty thank-you to all teachers who returned their affidavits so promptly. As promised, one name has been randomly drawn from each group of 50 affidavits received so far. Each of the following eight teachers will receive a News-Journal comic umbrella: Ms. Bird, Basilica School of St. Paul; Ms. Speidel, Deltona High; Ms. Kennedy, Orange City Elementary; Ms. Hubka, Ormond Beach Middle; Ms. Bell, Horizon Elementary; Ms. Kieselbach, University High, Ms. McLane, Deltona Middle; Mr. Zablo, Holly Hill K-8.
HOT ISSUES and COOL IDEAS
A monarch butterfly feasts on nectar from a penta flower in a new butterfly garden at DeLand Middle School. (Photo: News-Journal/Kelly Jordan)
Although many insects can be helpful to humans and other animals, there are many that can be major pests as well. They not only annoy us on a personal level, causing discomfort with their bites or stings, but they also affect our environment in significant ways. Insects destroy resources and crops and spread disease among plants and animals. In reality, though, only a few hundred insect species really "bug" humans, even though there are more insects on earth than any other creature.
Over one million insect species have already been classified, and scientists believe that there are many more that haven't been named yet!
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The Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program; Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education at University of South Florida and Florida Press Educational Services are excited to present FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS for teachers of grades 5-12. Please follow this link (PDF)
for more information.
To register, go to tampabay.com/nie and click on Common Core Workshop registration. Please register at least 48 hours before scheduled webinar.
Newspaper in Education Teacher Instructional Resources Page
Find more than 300 instructional resources at The News-Journal’s unique curriculum web page provided by the NIE Institute. If you are a teacher in Volusia or Flagler (FL) counties, please contact Kris Sternberg for login and password information.
The highly-competitive, annual Medallions of Excellence Awards program, sponsored by The News-Journal, recognizes outstanding achievements by high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler County (in high schools with more than 25 students in the 2012 graduating class). Medallions of Excellence award winners are well-rounded students who not only maintain academic scholarship but who also excel in extracurricular and community activities in areas including -- but not limited to -- the arts, sports, volunteerism and/or leadership. For 2013, the judges have selected 42 winners to receive the Medallions award.
Click here for photos and bios of the 2013 winners