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April is School Library Month
Each year, our school districts and Florida citizens take time to recognize the programs, services and resources provided by school libraries. This celebratory month provides opportunities across the state to highlight school library contributions to Florida public education.
School library programs prepare students for lifelong learning, make a measurable difference in student academic achievement and enhance their reading enjoyment. Additionally, School Library Month coincides with National Library Week, which highlights the resources and contributions of all types of libraries.
Your support of activities planned by your district is needed to make School Library Month in Florida a success.
Secondary Science – Ideas for Successful Science Fairs
When: April 25, 2017, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Register: Click here to register for Secondary Science - Ideas for Successful Science Fairs webinar.
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April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. College and university, high school departments, institutional public information offices, math clubs and student groups, and related associations and interest groups are urged to organize and host activities in April for Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month. Past activities have included workshops, competitions, exhibits, festivals, lectures, symposia, department open houses, math art exhibits and math poetry readings. In recent years, elected officials have issued proclamations, frequently in connection with special meetings and events arranged to observe the month. If you're looking for topics to inspire activities, visit the Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month webpage.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Did you know? To date, there have been approximately 136,000 investigations of abuse, abandonment or neglect of children in Florida during this fiscal year. For information about Child Abuse Prevention Month, visit the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida.
April is Mental Health Awareness Month
Did you know? One in five Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. In Florida, approximately 205,400 secondary students (25.8%) self-reported feelings of sadness or hopelessness every day for two weeks or more during a 12 month period and that they stopped doing some usual activities. The Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is currently being administered in high schools statewide. To learn more about the survey click here.
Healthy Schools Summer Academy
The 2017 Healthy Schools Summer Academy is June 14 - 15 at the Safe Schools Institute in Boca Raton. This professional development opportunity is for teachers of health education and physical education content with special emphasis on subject areas with integrated health education benchmarks. Academy sessions will provide information and resources focusing on Florida standards, comprehensive health education, inclusion education, mindfulness, nutrition, parental engagement, physical activity and subject-area integration. To register click here.
Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) Annual Conference - Call for Presenters
The FAST conference will be held in Orlando on October 19-21, 2017. The call for presenters is currently under way. If you are interested in presenting at this conference, visit the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) Annual Conference Call for Presenters to apply.
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