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Summer 2013

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RESOURCES All that an applicant needs to do is download the PDF and type in that information directly. Applicants still need to complete the essay and budget sections in a separate Word document or other word processing program, and submit all application materials following the process outlined in the application. Apply online at ing. us/about-ing/citizenship/childrens-education/ ing-unsung-heroes. Student Opportunities McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from lowincome households. The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation provides grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met. Apply online at by April 15, 2013. National Board Certification ePortfolio The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is implementing an electronic portfolio submission process for National Board Certification called ePortfolio. What exactly does this mean? Simply put, it means no more paper submissions. Candidates and participants will no longer need to mail portfolio entries to San Antonio for scoring. Instead, they will upload all portfolio materials – including videos – into the ePortfolio online platform. ePortfolio will simplify the submission process for our candidates and participants as well as streamline our scoring processes. If you would like to speak with someone regarding the new submission process, call 1-800-22-TEACH between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm CST, Monday through Friday. Summer.13advo.indd 36 Young Ambassadors Program The Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. YAP, a college preparatory and leadership program, encourages graduating high school seniors to explore a wide range of academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience. Up to 24 students are selected for an all-expense-paid, interdisciplinary training seminar in Washington, D.C., and a four-week paid internship in a museum and cultural institution in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonianaffiliated organizations. Those selected to participate have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures. Through this program, Latino youth are empowered to develop leadership and academic skills and foster pride in their own cultural heritage. Apply online at youngambassadors.htm. NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grants The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Apply online at www.neafoundation. org/pages/nea-student-achievement-grants. 36 Summer 2013 x AEA Advocate 3/18/13 12:03 PM

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