1. Prizes for Good Penmanship
Zaner-Bloser invites classrooms (grades 1–8) to enter the National Handwriting Contest for a chance to win cash or a trip (for teachers) to the International Reading Association conference.
Deadline: January 23, 2012
2. Free PD Webinars
Revamp your professional development efforts by taking part in a new webinar series presented by Scholastic and Grand Canyon University. Topics include how to help struggling readers, how to safely use social media in the classroom, and more.
3. Disney Imagineer at Your Assembly!
You’re always encouraging students to “imagine big”—now it’s your turn! Enter the Disney Imagine Big Sweepstakes on behalf of your school for a chance to win a magical school-wide assembly hosted by a Disney Imagineer.
Deadline: January 20, 2012
4. Beat Bullying in School
Help combat bullying at your school with lessons on the importance of communication, coping with anger, and staying safe at school, free on Scholastic and French Toast’s teacher site. Plus, enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card!
Deadline: January 30, 2012
5. Visit the Teacher Wall
Let your teacher voice be heard. Visit the Teacher Wall, a virtual town square where America’s educators can share their stories, knowledge, and ideas on our nation’s schools. Watch teachers’ inspiring videos or post your own to contribute to the provocative conversation on American education. The Teacher Wall is presented by Scholastic, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and DonorsChoose.org.
6. Earn a $3,000 Tech Award
Vernier Software and Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will award seven educators $3,000 each (in cash and prizes) at the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. If you’ve developed inquiry-based, hands-on learning activities that involve data-collection technology, computers, graphing calculators, and other handheld devices, share them for a chance to win.
Deadline: November 30, 2011
7. Visit Lady Liberty
Enter the Liberty’s Legacy Teacher Sweepstakes for a chance to visit New York City. Airfare for two guests, a three-day stay at a hotel, and a boat tour of Ellis Island are included. The winner will also receive five Super Citizen Program Kits. Designed for grades 3–5, the Super Citizen Program teaches history, character building, and financial literacy.
Deadline: December 12, 2011
8. Get Kids Published
Motivate student writers by helping them to become published authors. Implement Studentreasure’s free, school-wide program and discover 250 writing activities sure to ignite students’ creativity.
9. Say Cheese
Cabot Creamery will support school nutrition programs with donations. Visit Cabot’s site for info and activities.
10. Pack the PJs
Every child deserves a pair of pajamas. Encourage students to join the Pajama Drive, which matches every pair donated with one book from Scholastic Book Clubs. Simply download an online donation form and start collecting with your class. This year’s goal is to collect 125,000 pairs of pajamas!
Deadline: December 9, 2011
1. Prizes for Good Penmanship