The National Forum to Advance Rural Education: Teacher of the Year
We are excited to announce our 2023 National Rural Teacher of the Year, Jenny Maras. Jenny is a business education teacher from Morris Area High School in Morris, MN and a champion for her rural students and community! Jenny was spotlighted earlier this year through our partners at Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) and Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC). We're excited to celebrate Jenny Maras, and rural education at this year's 2023 National Forum to Advance Rural Education! Join us in-person in Chattanooga or online on Nov. 16-17.
We are seeking partnerships with sponsors who share our vision and commitment. Together, with your investment, we will be able to offer rural educators a dynamic and impactful professional learning and networking experience.
Their earn-and-learn program includes on-the-job training and paves the pathway to licensure within a year, making it faster and easier for you to make the transition to teaching math.
This program is asynchronous and typically takes about 12 months to complete and is perfect for non-licensed employees with a Bachelors degree. You will be provided a success coach from MathTrack to make sure you are fully supported in your path to licensure. Click the link here to apply!
The Fellows Program awards innovative rural teachers within each of RSC’s Regional Hub areas, each year, to carry out a place-based education project. Grants are awarded to projects that will take place in the current school year.
students to submit designs for a product or service that contributes to space missions or
exploration, the challenge will help students identify pathways into space careers.
Teams may pursue designs of their choice or find inspiration from one of four suggested areas of exploration — covering topics such as space debris, the International Space Station, space travel, and the environment. Submissions are due by 6:00 p.m. ET on October 30, 2023. Up to 10 winners will receive $5,000 each and earn in-kind prizes such as space-related classroom equipment or supplies, site visits to space company campuses, and interactions with high-profile leaders in the space industry.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is in search of contractor to support the grant-funded Creating Portraits of Community program. The position is full-time and remote or hybrid work is possible.
The selected contractor will manage and facilitate a project committed to engaging rural students and teachers through community portraiture and collecting oral histories. Travel to rural schools in Kansas and Kentucky is anticipated.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum will be accepting quotes through to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on August 31, 2023.