Subject: SVCUE Upcoming Events and Updates - August Newsletter

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SVCUE Offers Mini-Grants to Members

As we start a very unusual school year, SVCUE wants to help by offering

distance learning mini-grants up to $150 to 10 SVCUE members!

SVCUE will fund up to $150 for a Donors Choose project OR a #ClearTheList wish list OR your own project. To enter submit a 90 second video on FlipGrid explaining your project and how it will boost learning in your environment.

Submissions due September 15 by 11:59 p.m. Winners selected on September 17 and notified by September 20. More information available here.

Apply Here

 SVCUE Launches Anti-Bias Anti-Racist Book Club

Join SVCUE members to learn from each other and build community as we read

Tiffany Jewell's This Book is Anti-Racist. We’ll provide resources for examining your racialized personal, professional, and institutional practices.

Dates for this cycle:

September 25 (our first official meeting with readings), October 30, November 13, December 11.

All meetings will be at 4 p.m.

Register to attend the launch of the 1st SVCUE book club

September 11, 4-5 p.m.

Our first meeting will be informal and will not require you to have read any portion of the book. 

Register Here

SVCUE Supports Local Organizations

SVCUE would like to do more to support local educational organizations that represent under-resourced communities. At free SVCUE sponsored events, SVCUE will encourage donations instead of selling tickets and work with event volunteers to select a local organization to receive the collected funds.

Thank you to all the members and attendees who made donations at our August 12th PD in your PJs event. SVCUE was able to collect and donate $250 to the local educational organization Black Girls CODE.

Black Girls CODE mission is: "To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040." You can find more information about the Black Girls CODE organization here.

Events with SVCUE

August GameNite

SVCUE's monthly GameNite is back again! Join us for an hour of comic relief while playing socially distant virtual games with real SVCUE members


August 26, 2020


RSVP here

Sept PD in Your PJs

You can use Wakelet to do more than just save bookmarks. This month, Karly Moura & Laura Steinbrink will share ways to use Wakelet in any teaching environment!


Sept 9, 2020


RSVP here

Monthly Check-Ins

Featured Educator of the Month: Angee Ward 

SVCUE's featured member for August is Angee Ward, a 3rd grade teacher at the Indigo Program in the Oak Grove School District in San Jose. Meet Angee and learn more about her here: August Featured Educator

Know an educator that SVCUE should feature? Send your tips and ideas to

SVCUE Monthly SEL Tune Up

Starting in August, SVCUE Board Member, Doreen Bonde, is sharing a monthly SEL Tune Up to help educators help educators practice self-care.

The August SEL Tune Up focuses on how to avoid feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed as the school year starts.

And don't miss her June PD in your PJs session

Self-Care Tips for Teachers!

Connect with SVCUE

Whisper In SVCUE's Ear

Do you have a great idea for PD in Your PJs? Want to recommend an amazing guest speaker? Looking for advice on an EdTech tool? Have a great Mini-Grant idea for SVCUE to fund? We want to hear it all! Share your own great ideas or vote for the great ideas of others - SVCUE Padlet


For more information and details visit the SVCUE website:


and follow SVCUE on Facebook and Twitter


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