Teach901 http://www.teach901.com Together, we will rewrite the future of an entire generation Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:19:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 44792299 Crosstown High Now Accepting Applications http://www.teach901.com/crosstown-high-now-accepting-applications/ http://www.teach901.com/crosstown-high-now-accepting-applications/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:25:34 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4912 Crosstown High is officially accepting applications! After coming together to rethink the future of high school education, throwing a Block Party to engage the community in ideating what secondary education...

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Crosstown High is officially accepting applications!

After coming together to rethink the future of high school education, throwing a Block Party to engage the community in ideating what secondary education could be, and being named an XQ Super School, Crosstown High is one step closer to opening it’s doors to an inaugural class of 9th graders in the fall of 2018.

With a location inside Crosstown Concourse, CXH is committed to being “diverse by design,”  from reflecting the unique diversity of surrounding neighborhoods to utilizing partnerships with a various organizations for project-based learning opportunities.

Applications are open to current 8th grade students and admission is not first-come first serve. Applications will stay open until December 15th, and to ensure that everyone has a chance to apply, the application period could extend past the deadline.

 

Learn more about CXH at an upcoming Crosstown High Exploration.

Fill out an application today.

Need assistance completing the online application? Call (901) 401-5500.

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Party in the Cloud (TEACHER EDITION) http://www.teach901.com/party-cloud-teacher-edition/ http://www.teach901.com/party-cloud-teacher-edition/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:25:11 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4879 Calling all middle and high school teachers! Usually having your head in the cloud is considered a bad thing, but not this time. You’re invited to experience the programming and...

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Calling all middle and high school teachers!

Usually having your head in the cloud is considered a bad thing, but not this time. You’re invited to experience the programming and features that Cloud901 offers to your students.

  • When: Friday, September 15th (6PM-9PM)
  • Where: Benjamin Hooks Library (3030 Poplar Ave)
  • Cost: Free!

From video and audio production labs, to a gaming zone where students are challenged to learn and code, to a performance stage and art studio allowing them to hone in on their craft, Cloud901 provides a state-of-the-art social, creative, research space where teens age 13-18 can develop the 21st century skills to become innovative, imaginative thinkers.

RSVP here.

Learn more about Cloud901 here.

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200 Volunteers Needed to Help Build a Playground in Seven Hours http://www.teach901.com/200-volunteers-needed-help-build-playground-seven-hours/ http://www.teach901.com/200-volunteers-needed-help-build-playground-seven-hours/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:20:45 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4855 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Circles of Success Learning Academy, and KaBOOM! are joining forces this year to spend a day creating an innovative, unique playspace for students at the Ernestine...

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Circles of Success Learning Academy, and KaBOOM! are joining forces this year to spend a day creating an innovative, unique playspace for students at the Ernestine Rivers Childcare Center and they need your help!

  • When: Friday, September 29th
  • Where: Ernestine Rivers Childcare Center (867 S Parkway E)
  • Time: 8AM-3PM

Over 200 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Circles of Success Learning Academy, and the Memphis community are needed to help with the project.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided along with plenty of water to keep you hydrated throughout the day. Don’t worry about bringing your own tools because gloves and safety materials will be available for the projects that need them. the playground build will take place no matter the weather, so make come dressed appropriately and ready to get stuff done! *Closed-toe shoes are required*

Here’s the schedule:

Prep Day 1: Wednesday, September 27th

  • 30 volunteers needed
  • 8 AM: Volunteers arrive
  • 5 PM: All prep work completed

Prep Day 2: Thursday, September 28th 

  • 15 volunteers needed
  • 8 AM: Volunteers arrive
  • TBD: All prep work completed

BUILD DAY: Friday, September 29th

  • 200 volunteers needed
  • 6:30 AM: Team leaders arrive
  • 8 AM: Volunteers arrive and register
  • 8:30 AM: Kick-off ceremony
  • 2:30 PM: Ribbon-cutting ceremony

KaBOOM! is a national non-profit working to catalyze and create special places for kids to play, and to express the importance of balanced and active play in communities. The first KaBOOM! build took place in 1995 and at the end of this year, they will have directly built over 3,000 playgrounds.

For more information on KaBoom! visit their website.

Learn more and sign up to volunteer here.

For questions, contact Gabriela Mena- (650) 389-9771

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Revenge of the Nerds Fundraiser Benefitting Code Crew http://www.teach901.com/revenge-nerds-fundraiser-benefitting-code-crew/ http://www.teach901.com/revenge-nerds-fundraiser-benefitting-code-crew/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:13:13 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4832 Grab your pockets protectors and don your nerdiest fashions because you’re invited to a smarty party on September 23rd. Join the leaders of CodeCrew for an evening of awesome music,...

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Grab your pockets protectors and don your nerdiest fashions because you’re invited to a smarty party on September 23rd.

Join the leaders of CodeCrew for an evening of awesome music, delicious food, and refreshing beverages during the Revenge of the Nerds Rooftop Fundraiser.

  • When: Saturday, April 21st (6PM-9PM)
  • Where: Grizzlies Prep Charter School// 168 Jefferson Ave.
  • Cost: $50-$75

All proceeds will benefit CodeCrew’s efforts to bring computer science education to underrepresented youth in Memphis.

Since it’s beginning in 2015, the local organization has taught over 600 students, 90% being African American and Latino and 41% being female, to code through summer camps and after-school programs.

“We want to give our students every opportunity achieve,” said Audrey Jones, one of three CODECREW founders. “Whether it be pairing them with a mentor for one on one sessions or giving them hands on lessons with certified professionals, these kids are getting tangible exposure. Who knows? We could be working with future CEO’s and entrepreneurs of the city.”

Purchase tickets for the Smarty Party here.

Follow their event page for updates.

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Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund http://www.teach901.com/donate-hurricane-harvey-recovery-fund/ http://www.teach901.com/donate-hurricane-harvey-recovery-fund/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:35:28 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4816 As the flood waters recede and stormy skies clear, residents of Texas and Louisiana are left to deal with the after-math of Hurricane Harvey. Not only were hundreds of homes,...

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As the flood waters recede and stormy skies clear, residents of Texas and Louisiana are left to deal with the after-math of Hurricane Harvey. Not only were hundreds of homes, stores, and businesses effected  by such devastation, but a number schools were subject to varying levels of destruction.

Photo: National Guard by Lt. Zachary West

Looking for a way to help?

School districts across the affected areas are currently surveying the classroom damages and many teachers will be left to restore their own supplies.

Consider making a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund.

100% of donations will be support classroom projects from schools that were impacted by the storm. From books and furniture to technology and therapy resources, your support will help teachers build and restore their classrooms.

You can find  more relief efforts here.

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Nominate a Student to Receive the Keeper of the Dream Award http://www.teach901.com/nominate-student-receive-keeper-dream-award/ http://www.teach901.com/nominate-student-receive-keeper-dream-award/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:08:15 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4803 Know a hard working student dedicated to advocating for equal rights and opportunities in the community? Nominate them for Keeper of the Dream Award. With sponsorship from International Paper, the...

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Know a hard working student dedicated to advocating for equal rights and opportunities in the community? Nominate them for Keeper of the Dream Award.

With sponsorship from International Paper, the Keeper of the Dream Award will be presented to four students during the Student Forum on Thursday, October 19th.

The Student Forum acts as the opening event for the celebration of the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award which is given to individuals who are diligently working to expand freedom and opportunities for all people.

Award Eligibility Requirements:

  • Nominees must not have reached their 19th birthday before Oct. 19, 2017.
  • Must be resident of the Memphis metropolitan area. The metropolitan area includes Crittenden County in Arkansas; Benton, DeSoto, Marshall, Tate and Tunica counties in Mississippi; plus Fayette, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee.
  • Must not be child or relative of an employee of International Paper or the National Civil Rights Museum.
  • Two winners will be selected in the grades 6-8 category and two in the 9-12 category.
  • Past winners of the Keeper of the Dream award are not eligible to win.
  • Nominations may not be made by a relative or family member of the nominee.
  • Nominee’s parent or guardian must sign a media release, give International Paper Keeper of the Dream nomination review committee permission to confirm nominee’s school enrollment and review of nominee’s social media presence.

Award Recipient Receive:

  • $500 monetary award
  • Award trophy
  • One-year family membership for family of five to the National Civil Rights Museum.

The deadline for submissions in September 8th.

Nominate a student today!

International Paper and the NCRM provide admission and transportation for middle and high school students to attend the Student Forum each year.

Check out the details and reserve a spot for your students.

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MTR Fall Preview Day: September 22 http://www.teach901.com/mtr-fall-preview-day-september-22/ http://www.teach901.com/mtr-fall-preview-day-september-22/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:23:09 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4787 Do you have what it takes to lead a movement which empowers urban youth through the classroom? Memphis Teacher Residency is inviting you to find out during their Fall Preview Day....

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Do you have what it takes to lead a movement which empowers urban youth through the classroom?

Memphis Teacher Residency is inviting you to find out during their Fall Preview Day.

MTR Fall Preview Day will be an opportunity for prospective applicants to explore MTR’s mission and strategy, as well as the residency model of teacher training. There will also be a chance for attendees to observe a Master’s degree class with the Resident Class of 2018 and participate in a site visit to one of the partner neighborhood schools in Memphis.

  • When: Friday, September 22nd (9AM-1:30PM)
  • Where: 1350 Concourse Avenue, Ste 366
  • RSVP here!
    • Boxed lunched will be provided

Memphis Teacher Residency is Master’s-level degree program for men and women of all ages that combines three aspects of training, Theory, Practice, and Support, in order to transform urban classrooms. For more information, contact Floresha at floresha@memphistr.org.

Follow the MTR Facebook page or their website for updates. 

Learn more about urban education in Memphis with this quick video below! 

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Reserve Your Art Tour at the Memphis Brooks Museum http://www.teach901.com/art-tour-at-the-memphis-brooks-museum/ http://www.teach901.com/art-tour-at-the-memphis-brooks-museum/#respond Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:25:36 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=3236 With it’s extensive collections, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs for both adults and youth, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art can be a vital tool for educators to connect their students to art...

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With it’s extensive collections, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs for both adults and youth, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art can be a vital tool for educators to connect their students to art of different world cultures. You don’t have to take my word for it! Bring your classes to experience it for themselves with one of the Museum’s school tours!

Whether they are traveling back into the past or analyzing current works, school tours are intended to “engage students in critical thinking about art, and to support students to develop visual literacy skills.”

Lesson plans offered:

  • The Environment: Grades PreK-1 (ages 4-6)
  • Elements of Art: Grade 1-4
  • Urban vs. Rural Communities: Grades 1-4
  • Narrative in Art: Grades 1-6
  • Image to Word: Grades 4-12
  • The Role of the Artist: Grades 5-8
  • Materials and Meaning: Grades 6-12

Click here to check for dates/times still available.

If you have any questions, contact the Education Department at the Brooks by email or at 901.544.6215

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901 Day Make-Up Party: 9/8 http://www.teach901.com/901-day-makeup-party/ http://www.teach901.com/901-day-makeup-party/#respond Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:51:05 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4780 A city so nice, you gotta celebrate it twice! Join Choose901 at Railgarten on Friday, September 8th and keep the good vibes going. Starting at noon and lasting until midnight, we’re celebrating Memphis with food...

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A city so nice, you gotta celebrate it twice! Join Choose901 at Railgarten on Friday, September 8th and keep the good vibes going. Starting at noon and lasting until midnight, we’re celebrating Memphis with food & drink specials, live music, a pop-up market featuring local vendors, and capping it all off with a glow-in-the-dark dance party.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking will be extremely limited in the surrounding area. Guests are encouraged to carpool, use a ride-sharing app, or other alternative methods of transportation.

  • What: 901 Day Make-up Party with Choose901
  • When: Friday, September 8th, Noon to Midnight
  • Where: Railgarten, 2158 Central Ave.

What to Expect

  • Happy Hour 12pm – 4pm
  • Food & drink specials throughout the evening
  • Live music beginning at 1pm
  • Memphis vendors pop up market: 3pm – 8pm
  • Choose901 merch tent
  • Games, possible hijinks & ballyhoo
  • Glow-in-the-dark dance party with DJ JD in the Ping Pong bar

Teachers! Make sure to bring your school ID to get 10% off food and merch at the Choose901 merch tent.

Vendor Market

  • Urban Indulgence Handmade
  • Mo’s Bows
  • Cry Baby Club
  • Pretty Bull
  • Whitney Winkler Art
  • Latha Bar
  • Downtown Candle Co
  • Life Changing Beading
  • Embrace Your Inner
  • Makeda’s Cookies
  • Don’t Blink
  • 901 Drift
  • Bozwell & Lily

Music Line-up

  • 12pm – Kharismatic Kontrol
  • 2pm – Kyle Pruzina
  • 4pm – Marcella and Her Lovers
  • 6pm – Lauren Laux
  • 8pm – Choose901 House Band

At 9:01 PM, we are tuning off the lights and turning up for Memphis during the Glow-in-the-Dark Dance Party. We’ve got the glowsticks and the neon lights, just come prepared to party hard and shine bright!

Join the event page for updates.

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Tickets Available for Indie Memphis Youth Festival http://www.teach901.com/tickets-available-indie-memphis-youth-festival/ http://www.teach901.com/tickets-available-indie-memphis-youth-festival/#respond Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:44:31 +0000 http://www.teach901.com/?p=4752 As part of an ongoing effort to include new voices, new media, and new audiences, Indie Memphis will host their second annual festival entirely devoted to young filmmakers with the 2017...

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As part of an ongoing effort to include new voices, new media, and new audiences, Indie Memphis will host their second annual festival entirely devoted to young filmmakers with the 2017 Indie Memphis Youth Film Fest.

  • When: Saturday, September 9th (9:30AM-10PM)
  • Where: Halloran  Centre at the Orpheum

Filmmakers in grades 7 – 12 and 2017 high school graduates from Memphis and surrounding areas were called on to produce original films and videos of all kinds, and, with support from NFFTY and Real to Reel Film School, over 90 youth films from across the world were submitted.

Highlights for the festival include:

  • Eight free youth workshops hosted by top film professionals
  • World premiere of the 2016 VIA productions Grand Jury prize winner Mikey Thomas’ film “Wildfire”
  • Tom Shadyac (The Nutty Professor, Ace Ventura) presents the keynote “Why We Make Movies”
  • Film Screenings all day featuring Memphis youth films combined with films selected from across the county during the Narrative Showcase, Music Film Showcase, and Documentary Showcase
  • Memphis Youth Film Competition: premiere 25 “finalists”

The full day of events is FREE to 7th-12th grade students.

>> Youth passes available here <<

Tickets for the Film Competition are $10 each while there are three additional youth showcase screenings during the day that are open to the public as “pay-what-you-can” donations at the door.

Check out the full schedule of events.

Purchase tickets for the Competition here.

Learn more about Indie Memphis.

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