The month of June is National Internet Safety Month, when educators and parents can learn how to keep kids safe online and teach how to use online technology responsibly. To learn more, visit the Bnetsavvy website.
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States who have contributed to politics, military, medicine, aviation, entertainment, and sports. Celebrate their heritage and contributions with these lessons and activities.
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day raises awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Check out the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for more information on how to get involved on May 9.
On National Teacher Day, May 7, 2013, thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education. Visit NEA.org’s National Teacher Day page for more information.
Global Action Week is an annual week of action that calls attention to the urgent need to invest in the future of the millions of out-of-school children around the world. Global Action Week activities take place in more than 100 countries as part of a coordinated effort by the Global Campaign for Education. Global Action Week 2013 [...]
In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. Across the country, the number of children diagnosed as having autism has increased substantially and many of these students are in general education classrooms. See NEA’s resource for educators.
Held each year the week before Earth Day, EE Week promotes understanding and protection of the natural world by engaging K-12 grade students and educators in an inspired week of environmental learning and activities in advance of Earth Day (April 22). See the EE Week website for resources on climate change, energy, oceans, oil spill [...]
National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. This [...]
The 2013 National Women’s History Month theme, Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination celebrates women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Visit the National Women’s History Project for more information.
NEA’s Read Across America and its sponsor, Renaissance Dental, are celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health. To further help educators and parents promote good oral health and literacy skills, check out these resources.