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Free Teacher Leadership Institute approaches

Published May 23, 2007



Tampa Bay teachers and administrators are invited to attend the second annual Teacher Leadership Institute: Teacher Leadership in Action from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 and May 31 at USF St. Petersburg's Campus Activities Center, 200 Sixth Ave. S.

Through interactive activities, participants will examine the roles of teachers as leaders and the changes these roles can bring to their schools.

Teacher-administrator teams will develop plans that foster schoolwide teacher leadership. A team should include a site-based administrator and three to five teachers from the school.

There is no cost. Pinellas County teachers will earn professional development points. To register, call 873-4173 or visit www.assessment


Disabled musicians can let talents be heard

VSA Arts of Florida invites musicians 25 and younger with disabilities to apply for the state Young Soloists Award.

All types of music will be accepted. Applications must be received by May 31.

Ten musicians from Florida will be chosen to perform Oct. 20 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Tampa.

Two state finalists will go on to compete for the VSA Arts International Young Soloists Award. Winners of the final competition will receive $5, 000 and perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

For an application, call 813 558-5094, go to or e-mail

VSA Arts is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.


Get 'seed' money for Childs Park projects

Grant applications for Childs Park Weed and Seed projects are available.

They may be picked up from the Weed and Seed office at 33 Sixth St. S, Suite 301, or at the Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S.

Applicants can get information on the grants June 5 at 33 Sixth St. S.

For information, call Janis Ford, Weed and Seed coordinator, at (727) 892-5087 or Paul Lackey, grants chairman, at (727) 547-5625.


Talk on African strife, hope is set for May 30

Journalist, political leader and former child soldier Chernoh Alpha M. Bah will join Uhuru Movement leader Omali Yeshitela on May 30 at the Enoch Davis Center for a report about the roles of foreign governments and corporations in the Sierra Leone civil war.

Yeshitela will speak about current world events and his campaign for the unification of Africa.

The 6 p.m. event is free and open to the public. For information, call (727) 824-5685.

[Last modified May 22, 2007, 20:09:26]

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