Don’t miss Educators’ Appreciation Day at Mystic Seaport Museum on October 19! CEA members and their families (up to four people total with teacher ID) will receive free Mystic Seaport Museum admission.
Don’t miss this special opportunity to explore the museum and learn more about the seaport’s educational programs and classroom connections. Education Department staff will be on hand to discuss program offerings and answer questions. In addition to the museum’s regular activities, there will be a special agenda of activities just for educators and their families. This year, the seaport is pleased to announce new full-dome technology in its planetarium for an even more immersive experience.
Click here for more information and to register.
Mystic Middle School teacher and Stonington High Crew Coach Bruce Yarnall and Mystic Middle School Principal Tim Smith receive the athletic grant.
Crew has a reputation as being a sport for the wealthy, but Stonington High School girls crew coach Bruce Yarnall says that he finds it’s a sport that opens up opportunity for students of all backgrounds.
“One of the great things about crew is that everyone comes in ninth grade not knowing anything; all the students are starting as beginners,” says Yarnall, a Mystic Middle School special education teacher.
He adds that it’s an especially important opportunity for students who haven’t yet found a sport they enjoy and may struggle with the hand-eye coordination that many more popular sports require.
“It allows kids who don’t generally like ball sports to compete and be part of a team,” Yarnall says. During the fall and spring, approximately 90 Stonington students row. Read more
Mystic Seaport offers a series of free, monthly professional development sessions for teachers. The upcoming workshops, and food, are free, but space is limited, so sign up now.
Connecticut’s Unsung Heroes Program
with Barbara Jarnagin, Associate Director of School & Family Programs, Mystic Seaport
November 16, 4-6 pm
Connecticut was and still is a very inventive state full of ingenious people. There are many Connecticut citizens who have invented great things to make our lives safer, easier, and fairer. What was it about the small developing towns in this small state that produced such big thinkers? Read more