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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:32 am 
Aldo Leopold Charter School Chosen
for National Educator Innovator Award


[Silver City, New Mexico] –– Aldo Leopold Charter School is one of fourteen schools across the nation to be awarded a LRNG Innovation Challenge Grant from the National Writing Project (NWP) to develop, pilot, and share promising strategies to strengthen connected and deeper learning. The LRNG Innovation Challenge is a new program sponsored in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign.

LRNG is a new initiative that invests in forward-looking schools and teachers to design innovative projects that take advantage of new technology to support students’ creativity.
“The LRNG partners were impressed by Aldo Leopold Charter School because of their teacher-led commitment to ensuring that young people become the problem solvers of the future”, stated NWP executive director, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl. “We are pleased to support their innovation and sharing their story with schools across the country.”

Aldo Leopold plans to use the new funds to expand time and space for young people in our community to engage in production-centered, interest-driven learning by coordinating community wide afterschool programs and an eight week “Summer of Science” program that is focusing on STEM education. These programs will be based on the school’s experience and expertise in developing, implementing and evaluating engaging hands on learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math and their ability to work effectively with several diverse and supportive community partners throughout the county.

“Out of school time, STEM Education is a fantastic way to engage students in math and science in fun and creative ways” stated Eric Ahner, Director of Aldo Leopold Charter School. “Our teachers and staff can work with our community partners to help them enhance their current programs and reach many more youth in our community and to help them become enthusiastic learners.”

Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Show Me Campaign, and individual donors, the LRNG grantees will develop, pilot and share promising teacher-powered strategies and solutions to strengthen connected and deeper learning for the widest range of young people. To learn more about LRNG and the grantees, visit http://www.educatorinnovator.org/LRNG2014/


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Ecstatic Dance
Original Poetry and Music
Senior Olympics - Golf
Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan 9am
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Laughter Club at 12:15pm
Hapkido Class
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Beginning Tai Chi at Lotus Center
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Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Compassionate Friends Gathering
Book Talk and Signing with E.J. Randolph
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan 9am
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Babytime: Sing & Play
Farmer's Market
Gin Rummy
Golf - Copper Country Senior Olympics
"The Aztec Sun Stone- La Piedra Del Sol"at the Bayard Public
AMP Concerts Presents Septeto Nacional
Silver City Sister Circle Worldwide New Moon Gathering
Beginning Tai Chi at Lotus Center
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Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Brown Bag: Grant County in the Great War
“Grant County in the Great War”
Pop-Up MakerSpace @ The Public Librar
Blooming Lotus Meditation
AMP Concerts Presents: Septeto Nacional
Pet Central Thrift Store
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"Disappearing Mining Landscape Of GC" Opens SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Poetry Reading with Raven Drake
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Dinner & Staged Reading of "Last Of The Red Hot Lovers"
Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan 10am
Hapkido Class
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
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Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
Low Cost Pet Vaccination and Microchipping Clinic
Huachas (washers) Senior Olympics event
Horseshoes (Men) - Senior Olympics
Horseshoes (women) - Senior Olympics
Día de los Niños @ The Public Library
Dinner & Staged Reading of LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS










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