Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Eduardo Ochoa to receive Americanism Medal from the Daughters of the American Revolution

The Daughters of the American Revolution will be awarding the DAR Americanism Medal to Eduardo Ochoa, President of California State University Monterey Bay.

The Americanism Medal is awarded to an adult man or woman who has been a naturalized United States citizen for at least five years. Candidates for this prestigious award must have shown outstanding qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service, and patriotism. They must have actively assisted other immigrants to become American citizens or displayed outstanding ability in community affairs, preferably with emphasis on the foreign-born community.

Ochoa was honored at the California State Society, DAR, State Conference earlier in March, as well as by the local Commodore Sloat Chapter in Monterey on April 8, 2017. Additionally, Ochoa will be recognized for this award at the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Continental Congress in Washington, DC, on June 28.

Library of Congress seeks applicants for World History Teacher-in-Residence

The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2017-18 school year.

The program description and application details for the position can be found herloc.gov/teachers/newsevents/teacher-in-residence/e. Applications are due Monday, April 17.

The Educational Outreach division develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s collections of primary sources visible, accessible and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom.

The Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence program is designed to give the selected educator a unique professional development experience—a year at the Library in Washington, D.C., working side-by-side with staff, contributing to K-12 education programs and materials, advising on outreach to teachers and helping to uncover and make visible primary sources in the Library's collections.

The Teacher-in-Residence program has been in place since 2000, but this is the first year the Library has specifically recruited a world history or world geography teacher.

In addition to assisting Library of Congress staff, the teacher-in-residence will undertake a project using Library primary sources to benefit his or her home school, district or institution, to be implemented during the following academic year. This project could be a workshop on teaching with primary sources for fellow teachers, a district-wide social media campaign to promote teaching with the Library's primary sources, the design of a new collaborative curriculum unit, or some other product or activity.

Salinas Alisal Rotary donates dictionaries to all AUSD third graders

For the fifth year in a row, Salinas Alisal Rotary has donate dictionaries to all third grade students in the Alisal Union School District. 

Alisal Rotary president George Anzo, who also works as director of maintenance, operations and transportation services, said the donation is part of Alisal Rotary’s ongoing efforts to serve students in the community. In total, about 1,250 dictionaries were donated last week.

“We want students to have a plan in life and every plan needs tools,” said Anzo. “This dictionary is a tool for students to start their plans and to help them figure out what they want to do in life.”

The Salinas Alisal Rotary fundraises year-round to provide this and other opportunities for local schools, Anzo said.

“We want students to have a plan in life and every plan needs tools,” said Anzo.
“This dictionary is a tool for students to start their plans and to help them figure out
what they want to do in life.”
Anzo said Salinas Alisal Rotary fundraises year-round to provide this and other
opportunities for local schools

“We want students to have a plan in life and every plan needs tools,” said Anzo.
“This dictionary is a tool for students to start their plans and to help them figure out
what they want to do in life.”
Anzo said Salinas Alisal Rotary fundraises year-round to provide this and other
opportunities for local schools
“We want students to have a plan in life and every plan needs tools,” said Anzo.
“This dictionary is a tool for students to start their plans and to help them figure out
what they want to do in life.”
Anzo said Salinas Alisal Rotary fundraises year-round to provide this and other
opportunities for local schools
“We want students to have a plan in life and every plan needs tools,” said Anzo.
“This dictionary is a tool for students to start their plans and to help them figure out
what they want to do in life.”
Anzo said Salinas Alisal Rotary fundraises year-round to provide this and other
opportunities for local schools