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C-SPAN StudentCam
http://www.studentcam.org/
C-SPAN’s StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme “The Constitution and You.” Documentary may focus on any section of the Preamble, Articles, or Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Maximum award: $5,000, plus $1,000 in digital equipment for school. Eligibility: individuals or teams of two to three students grades 6-8 or grades 9- 12; Deadline: January 20, 2012.

PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute (PTI) Update
http://www.pepnet.org/pti/
The PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute (PTI) has extended its deadline (originally January 5) for proposals for presentations for the PEPNet 2.0 National Conference, to be held in conjunction with the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) 2012 Conference in New Orleans, LA, July 9-14, 2012. Papers should address issues related to enrolling, retaining, and instructing students who are deaf or hard of hearing or to the varying communication needs of, and methods used by, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, such as oral transliteration services, cued language transliteration services, sign language transliteration and interpreting services, and transcription. New deadline for proposals: February 3, 2012.

Harvard Family Research Project Seeks Out-of-School Time (OST)/Expanded Learning Program Directors to Pilot Afterschool Evaluation 101
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hfrpeval101
The Harvard Family Research Project is seeking out-of-school time (OST)/expanded learning program directors to pilot Afterschool Evaluation 101: How to Evaluate an Expanded Learning Program. To be released in December 2011, “Afterschool Evaluation 101” will be a tool designed to facilitate OST program evaluations. Program directors who are either in the beginning stages of planning an evaluation, or already in the process of conducting one, and who think Afterschool Evaluation 101 could help inform their evaluation, and are willing to provide feedback on their experience using it, are invited to apply. The Project will offer a small stipend in thanks. Deadline for applications: December 20, 2011.

NCWD/Y Seeks Participants for Guideposts for Success Feedback Survey
http://tinyurl.com/6mtde3p
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Y) is conducting an online survey to learn whether and how individuals and organizations use the Guideposts for Success, a national framework that identifies what all youth need for successful transition to adulthood. The survey is online at the link. Deadline for responses: December 22, 2011.

Participants Sought for Survey on Mentoring Services for High-Risk Youth
www.surveymonkey.com/s/YouthMentoringSurvey
The National Mentoring Partnership, Global Youth Justice, and the National Partnership for Juvenile Services are conducting a survey to improve the design and delivery of mentoring services for youth at risk for delinquency, alcohol and drug abuse, truancy, and other problem behaviors. Results will be included in a research report and in training and technical assistance materials, which will be free and available online. The survey is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Mentoring and juvenile justice professionals working in detention, corrections, probation, dependency courts, delinquency courts, and teen court/youth court diversion programs are encouraged to participate.

PEPNet Training Institute at AHEAD 2012
http://www.pepnet.org/pti/
The PEPNet 2.0 Training Institute (PTI) is seeking proposals for presentations for the first ever PEPNet 2.0 National Conference, to be held in conjunction with the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) 2012 Conference in New Orleans, LA, July 9-14, 2012. Papers should address issues related to enrolling, retaining, and instructing students who are deaf or hard of hearing or to the varying communication needs of, and methods used by, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, such as oral transliteration services, cued language transliteration services, sign language transliteration and interpreting services, and transcription, Information about the PEPNet Training Institute at AHEAD 2012 in New Orleans is now posted. Deadline for proposals: January 5, 2012.

U.S. High School Students: Spend a Funded Semester Abroad
http://exchanges.state.gov/youth/programs/yesabroad.html
Through international exchange, youth with disabilities have the power to dispel stereotypes and challenge personal assumptions about cultures in other parts of the world. Through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, 55 American high school students, ages 15-18.5, can apply for a scholarship to study in a country with a significant Muslim population, including Egypt, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Morocco, and others. The program encourages students with disabilities to apply to attend high school and participate in cultural and leadership activities in a YES program country in the 2012-13 school year. Deadline: January 11, 2012.

2012 Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity Seeks Presentation Proposals
http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/
The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, sponsored by the Center on Disability Studies, will be in Honolulu, HI, March 26-27, 2012, and seeks proposals for poster presentations, interactive roundtables, 30-minute topical presentations, 60-minute breakout presentations, 90-minute seminar/colloquium, and 120-minute interactive workshops. Each proposal can be submitted under only ONE topic area and must include an abstract synopsis of 50 words or less. The application form is on the Web site. Deadline for applications: December 16, 2011.

Call For Papers On School-Justice Partnerships To Keep Kids in School
http://www.ncjfcj.org/images/stories/pdf/s-j%20call%20for%20papers10-26-11.pdf
The New York State Permanent Judicial Division on Justice for Children has issued a call for papers for its National Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships, “Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court.” The Summit will take place from March 11–13, 2012, in New York, NY, and will highlight the importance of partnerships between the education and justice systems. Papers may be submitted on a variety of topics, including adolescent development, information sharing, courts and juvenile justice, multidisciplinary collaborations, federal and state policies and initiatives, and data, research, and evaluations. Abstracts are due by November 15 and may be submitted online (at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AbstractSubmittalFormFor2012SchoolJusticeSummit). Available in pdf (61.9 KB, 2 pp).

Our World, Our Future National Service-Learning Conference Seeks Affiliates
http://www.nylc.org/events/2012-conference-affiliate-form
The 23rd Annual National Service-Learning Conference® and youthrive PeaceJam Leadership Conference will be in Minneapolis, MN, April 11-14, 2012. Conference participants will share on how youth passion, creativity, and innovation can address world issues and how to enlist young people in leadership roles to work in partnership with adults through service-learning. The conference seeks affiliates who will provide non-monetary support for the conference by: providing a link from the affiliate’s Web site to the conference Web site (http://nslc.nylc.org/); including conference announcements in the affiliate’s electronic and/or print publications; and sending two conference announcements to internal and/or external email lists between October 1, 2011, and April 1, 2012. Conference affiliates will receive recognition on the conference Web site and in the 2012 conference program guide, regular updates, and a link on the conference Web site to the affiliate’s Web site. Deadline to become an affiliate: December 15, 2011.

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