Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The third Monday in January each year is the day designated for the annual recognition of the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This holiday provides a time to reflect on the promise of freedom made through America's founding documents two hundred years ago, and how the struggle to realize those freedoms for all Americans still goes on today. The contributions of great leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. inspire and guide others in continuing the struggle. His incredible oration stirred many people into action in the 1960's, and continues to persuade us in the early 21st Century that more must be done to keep America's "Dream" alive.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a great day to feature the Service Learning activities in which your students have been engaged or to do a special class project in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service http://www.mlkday.gov/. As you start to plan your 2008 MLK Day of Service projects make sure to explore the MLK Day Tech Tool and the resources it can provide. Besides listing your project details, you can use the tool to recruit and select volunteers, customize a webpage to promote your project, communicate with your volunteers, and coordinate supplies, etc.
A series of Webinars is available to help everyone familiarize themselves with the Tech Tool. Even if you have used the Tech Tool previously, there is probably a lot more that you may not have been aware of. Please take a minute and register for the Webinar of your choice
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 8, 2008