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Holyoke (MA) Community College will host the Institute for 21st Century Teaching and Learning.
The Institute’s purpose is not only to enhance awareness of the skills and ways of thinking students will need in order to meet and successfully address the multiple challenges of the 21st century, but also – and most importantly – to provide strategies and share examples of how to apply this awareness to actual teaching and learning.
In order to provide opportunity for in-depth interaction and long-term impact, the Institute is limited to 100 participants, so register soon. Registration deadline is June 11. The Institute will involve participants in activities that incorporate the processes being addressed and include planning for back home application.
Please check out the link below, share it with your colleagues, and consider participating. It will take you to the web site where you will find more detail and registration information.
o read. We need to fix the beginning. What is broken is our alphabet, 1,120 spelling exceptions with 26 letters. The result afterward is an ongoing disaster. We can easily "fix" our letters by changing the "names" for each letter to the best sound. Then we distribute materials that just address reading and writing using ONLY these sounds. I call this idea "teaching by ear". An analogy could be the Suzuki method of teaching a musical instrument. The neural pathways are auditory. All we need to do is shift the very beginning so lessons are focused in a highly structured auditory environment, much more than phonics. The window to address this is very small, but also very powerful. In my experience 100% of the students can easily learn to read and write in kindergarten. Then use whatever reading materials are available in the school for the next grade levels. In my experience, all these children will pass the exit exam in 12th grade. The key is to "fix" the effect of our alphabet on the process language skills in the very beginning, Kindergarten. This type of focus will put the remedial program out of business, completely!! Ralph Parker…
Learning", which is a Virtual School dedicated to increasing the academic, technological, life and social skills of at-risk youth, teenagers, adults and ex-offenders in the urban core communities of america. We are in fact a start-up business, with a passion for people. We launched our nationwide marketing campaign on January 1st, 2009. We have recently won our first local city contract for delivering academic, technological, life and social skills training to at-risk youth between ages 10-17 in urban core communities. We are now faced with recruiting, retaining, inspiring, and developing a successful program to address the deficencies of this targeted community of participants.
Is there any At-Risk curriculum lesson plans etc. that is already available for delivery over the web to address a lot of these academic and social issues that our youth face today?
Is there any content specifically for minorities to help assist in acquiring the necessary academic, social, life and job readiness skills available?
If these cultural specific education content is not available how do we create it in Web 2.0, Moodle etc.,
What type of activities are events would you recommend for recruiting, retaining and inspiring participants in the 10-17 age group.…