KQED Education is looking for highly engaged high school social studies and english language arts teachers who are interested in becoming members of the KQED Do Now online working group. KQED Do Now is a weekly activity for high school students to explore current issues using social media. It is a simple and excellent way for educators to integrate civic engagement and digital citizenship skills into the curriculum. DEADLINE for application January 30, 2013.
We will accept 30 educators who represent a diverse range of classrooms. You do not have to be tech-savvy or come from a school with an incredible offering of computer equipment and resources for your students. We are also looking for teachers who are open to the idea of having their students use mobile devices in the classroom and at home for this project. This will also be the first time we seek educators from all over the country.
To apply, please fill out our online application form here<http://goo.gl/AdkJf
This working group will be held during the Spring semester from mid-January to the end of May. The working group will be hosted entirely online. Those who get accepted and participate will be given $100 honorarium at the conclusion of the project. The time commitment for this project is as follows:
* One 2-hour orientation webinar the end of January (TBD).
* One, mid-semester session in mid-March (TBD). This session will be asynchronous and you will be given a week to look at the materials and fill out a survey. The time commitment should not exceed 3 hours.
* One, end of the semester session at the end of May (TBD). Again, this session will be asynchronous and you will be given a week to look at the materials and fill out a survey. The time commitment should not exceed 3 hours.
* You will have to commit a portion of one class/one teaching period per week through out the spring semester for this project.