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Volume 4 Number 2

When it comes to using their own money to purchase classroom materials and supplies, teachers have pockets deeper than Captain Kangaroo's...
The NEA Foundation's Grant Opportunities for 2003 from: NEA
"Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth" Workshop from: Ruth Herman Wells
Tour and Educational Journey to Costa Rica from: Nancy Brunn
Summer Scholars Program from: Karen Ellis
Win Books for Your Classroom! from: Ellen Jackson
Sackmann brings school lists to Educational CyberPlayGround from: Jim Leonhirth
February Columns
February Articles
February Regular Features
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In Focus...
Tour and Educational Journey to Costa Rica

From: Nancy Brunn, Instructor,
Montauk School

A special combination Tour and Educational Journey to Costa Rica is being offered this summer, July 8-19, 2003.

The course is especially designed for elementary teachers as well as various secondary teachers, enabling them to not just "visit" a country, but to take an educational journey. Educators will have the opportunity to meet with teachers in local Costa Rican schools, take part in workshops, tour sites with local guides and participate in other activities.

Participants can earn credits! (3 credits inservice or audit) Course requirements:

  • Students will maintain a daily journal
  • Students will develop an integrated unit with lesson plans based on research, knowledge and experiences from the trip.

As an added feature to tour, we are including a special program hosted by Softly International called Beds & Meds. Beds and Meds assists children and their families who live in poverty in Costa Rica.

If you would like a detailed brochure or have any questions on the course, please call Nancy Brunn at (631) 324 9595 or e-mail me at

Summer Scholars Program

From: Karen Ellis, Program Director

The University of Minnesota, Morris invites English and Science teachers to nominate talented high school juniors to participate in the "Summer Scholars" program, a challenging and rewarding summer college experience. Students stay on campus, July 13-25, 2003, and take the course, "Human Reproduction and Biotechnology" (2 credits) or "Writing Workshop: Growing Up American" (2 credits). To nominate students, please e-mail students' names/addresses to Karen Ellis, Program Director, at