Why musuems matter!

Delaware Museum of Natural History dinsoaur exhibitby Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.

Where can you dig for prehistoric dinosaur bones, take a whirlwind trip through the solar system, or measure yourself against a brave medieval knight? At your local museum, of course!

Museums – whether science, space, natural history, decorative arts, or history – are an integral part of the learning process for students of all ages. Particularly for a child with a predominately visual learning style, a museum can take a subject from the dusty pages of a book and make it simply come alive!

Forget the tired taxidermy or highbrow artwork you may remember from your …

Prudential Spirit of Community Scholarship deadline is November 5; Ten National Honorees will win $5,000 each!

Prudential Spirit of Community MEDALStudents in grades 5-12 who have volunteered in the past 12 months are invited to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Applications must be submitted to a middle level or high school principal or the head of a local Girl Scout council, county 4-H group, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate.

State Honorees will each receive $1,000, a silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent to the nation’s capital.  Ten National Honorees will receive $5,000, gold medallions, crystal trophies for display at their schools or service organizations, and $5,000 grants from The …

Mark your calendars! The annual Red Clay Resource Fair is November 16th

red_clayThe 7th annual Red Clay Consolidated School District Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. at John Dickinson High School in Wilmington, Delaware.

The event is free to the public and features exhibitors, displays, and demonstrations, as well as the important resources you need to ensure that your child’s education is the best it can be. This is also a day filled with games, giveaways and even refreshments – fun for the whole family!

The Red Clay Consolidated School District Resource Fair is sponsored by the Red Clay Title I program and …

Make a Difference Day is less than 2 weeks away! How will YOU make a difference?

Make a Difference Day logo 2013For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. Join other volunteers on October 26, 2013 to make a real difference!

Here’s how to get started and be a part of the nation’s largest day of volunteering:

Step 1: Find a project

Look around your community. Are people hungry, homeless or ill? Are parks or schools dirty or neglected? No matter where you …

Delaware Job Opening: Part-time Spanish teacher for 2013-2014 school year

LOGO_medium (1)Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is currently hiring a qualified, part-time Spanish teacher. Immediate opening  for K-5th teacher, Monday through Friday, 8:30-12:30, for the entire 2013-2014 school year. Must have minimum Bachelor’s Degree and elementary school classroom teaching experience.

Please contact Beverly Stewart at 302-379-1010 to discuss job opening specifics and requirements or email resume to .

Tutor Application

CLICK HERE to review our employment application and instructions. If you are scheduled for an interview to become a tutor for Back to Basics, you must bring COPIES of all the following …