Fulbright 2010

Just a quick note-during our orientation today, our Fulbright Program Officer for the DOE mentioned the trips that are tentatively scheduled for next year.  They include:  Brazil, Hungary & Czech Republic, Mexico, China, Senegal, India & Nepal, Morroco & Spain, Indonesia, and the UAE, Kuwait, & Quatar.  I don’t know which trips will be geared towards elementary and secondary, but that’s what is tentatively being planned.

She also said the applications will be available in August, and there is a 45 day window to complete the application.  So if you’re interested, begin checking the Fulbright site in August.

Virginia Council on Economic Education Awards Program

Just in case anyone is interested!  From Suzanne Gallagher, Virginia Commonwealth University.

If you have developed a lesson or a project that does a really good job of teaching economics concepts , I hope you will consider submitting an entry to the Virginia Council on Economic Education Awards program.  There are cash prizes!  Winners are recognized at a lovely luncheon at the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank in the fall.  


This is not like applying for a National Science Foundation grant.  The entry must be brief.  There are actually page limits.  You have until August 1st to get your entry in.  


The application form and guidelines are on the VCEE website:  Go to this

link:  http://www.vcee.org/programs-awards/view/7

Remember, if you don’t enter, you can’t win!  Email Suzanne Gallagher, Director of Economic Education, School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University, if you have questions.  sgallagh@vcu.edu

End of the Year and Summer Travels

Sarah and I just wanted to thank everyone for all of the hard work you’ve put in this year, and to wish everyone a happy summer vacation!  We look forward to working with you again next year (although we are in no rush for next year to get here!)

If you’re doing any traveling over the summer, or attending any summer institutes or workshops, we’d love to hear about them.  If you have photos or a blog you’d like us to link, please send it to Lisa or leave it in the comments section and I’ll post it. 

I’ll be traveling in Poland for 4 weeks this summer on a Fulbright scholarship, and will once again maintain a blog.  I’ll be traveling throughout the country and there are some interesting places I’ll be visiting, including Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.  I have decided to maintain a separate blog this year however, rather than post my adventures on the school blog.  (This allows me a little more freedom in what I can post.)  If you’re interested, that address is http://lisapennington.wordpress.com.  I hope to have frequent posts and pictures and please leave me comments!  It’s always nice to hear from people back home. I fly out to Warsaw on June 20th, and will return July 20th.

Again, enjoy your summer break, it’s almost here!  Thanks again for everything!

TimeRime Education

Awhile back I posted a link for TimeRime, which is a (very) easy to use site for creating timelines.  They have now created TimeRime Education, which has several perks (such as no advertising!) 

If you’d like to check it out and create your own TimeRime Education page, visit http://education.timerime.com/.  It really is very easy to use, students would have no problem figuring it out, and it makes creating timelines very simple.  Just an idea for next year!