Calls to Participate Listed in Past Issues
Adolescent Siblings of Children with and without Disabilities Sought for Sibling Emotionality Survey
The “Sibling Emotionality Survey” seeks adolescent siblings and parents in families with two children, both adolescent, with and without disabilities, to participate in a survey of how having a brother or sister impacts adolescents, by filling out an online survey taking 15-20 minutes. One adolescent and one parent in each family will be asked to click the link and respond to questions about the respondent and his/her family.
Learning Disabilities Association of American Web Site Survey
Learning Disabilities Association of American (LDA) is in the process of updating their Web site and would like input to help them provide the information sought by visitors to the site. With this upgrade, LDA strives to make the improved site a “go-to” destination for anyone seeking general information on learning disabilities as well as advocacy legislation and other timely national and state developments.
Lights On Afterschool Celebration
On October 18, 2012, people will gather at some 7,500 sites across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide to support the afterschool programs that help working families, keep kids safe and inspire them to learn. The 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool Celebration provides an opportunity for afterschool programs to promote the benefits of engaging in high quality learning beyond the classroom. Participants are encouraged to host their own events and invite parents and community members, or work with other programs in the community to host a larger event.
NCDE Seeks Disability Stories on International Exchange Experiences
The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) would like to hear from people with disabilities who have studied, worked or volunteered abroad: personal stories, short videos, travel blogs, and Featured Person profile submissions. Submissions by participants with diverse disability types, including non-apparent disabilities or chronic health conditions, are encouraged. Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2012.
Stop Bullying Video Challenge
The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention invite youth ages 13-18 to create 30-60 second public service announcements as part of the Stop Bullying Video Challenge. Video submissions should showcase ways the youth are taking action against bullying and promoting kindness and respect within their communities. The grand prize is $2,000, and two runner-ups will each receive $500. The three winning videos will be featured on stopbullying.gov. Deadline for entries: October 14, 2012.
Department of Education Seeks Feedback on Vision for Results-Driven Accountability
The Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is rethinking its accountability system in order to focus on results. OSEP'S vision for Results-Driven Accountability is that all components of accountability will be aligned in a manner to support states in improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities, and their families. OSEP invites the public to help re-conceptualize the accountability system.
Feedback Wanted: More Open ED Data
The U.S. Department of Education’s Web Director is reaching out to developers interested in working with education open data and seeks feedback from developers interested in working with education open for data development of projects and tools to be presented at an Education Datapalooza event to be held at the White House in October 2012. This new initiative aims to make more of the data ED publishes open and developer-friendly via web application programming interfaces (APIs). APIs allow web developers to pull data from one or more API-enabled sources into another website, application, or mobile app; and make sharing information more fluid and current Deadline for comments on the blog post: august 20, 2012.
National School Safety Advocacy Council’s Conference on Bullying Seeks Session Proposals
The National School Safety Advocacy Council’s Annual National Conference on Bullying will be held February 27-March 1, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Any professional with advanced knowledge and experience dealing with issues surrounding bullying is invited to submit session proposals or original research for presentation during the 2013 conference, to share effective models, policies, research and information and provide colleagues with insights and best practices addressing the bullying issues facing schools and communities. Deadline for proposals: October 19, 2012.
National Service-Learning Conference Seeks Proposals for Workshops
The 24th Annual National Service-Learning Conference seeks proposals for workshops. Workshops are the heart of the conference, providing professional development opportunities and showcasing service-learning projects from across the country. It is an opportunity to connect with people and share how a project was implemented, how it is connected to curriculum goals, and what makes it effective.
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The National Youth Leadership Council requests proposals for workshops and the service-learning showcase for the 24th Annual National Service-Learning Conference, March 13-15, 2013. Workshops provide professional development opportunities for youth and adults alike. The showcase highlights service-learning projects from across the country, providing opportunities to connect with people and share how a project was implemented, how it is connected to curriculum goals, and what makes it effective. Workshop proposals should offer innovative strategies grounded in research, focus on results, and be interactive. Deadline for proposals: September 21, 2012.
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