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12-Month Alternative Higher Education Program Equips Students with Real-World Experience Through Coaching, Apprenticeships and Travel
There is little doubt about the power of education. But there is certainly doubt about the return on investment of a traditional higher education or post-graduate degree program – many of which can leave students deep in debt and without clarity of where they fit or real-world skills applicable to the rapidly changing economy.
Now entering its third year, Experience Institute (Ei), a Chicago-based education startup, provides a transformative, experience-based education program that offers students a year-long journey of discovery, apprenticeships, coaching and travel. Ei participants must apply or be nominated by a peer, family member or teacher. The deadline for applications and nominations is Friday, May 22, 2015.
Arts for All: Accessible Arts Experience for Children with Special Needs
Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 4th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU invites all families, especially children with special needs, to All Kids Included – Arts for All, an Accessible Arts Experience.
Guest Article Written By: James Tapankov
There IS a life outside teaching – but it is probably nothing like you think it is.
Back in February 2013, Robyn approached me to write an article about my transition from teaching in schools, and to share any advice I had for teachers who were curious about leaving the profession. That article can be found here: (The Dark Side Ain’t Half Bad). I would suggest you read it first before you go on.
The reason I’m following it up is that Robyn recently wrote an article about the extreme growth of searches she has encountered lately by teachers interested in “alternatives to teaching”. I can’t touch on what everyone else is thinking when they search this out, but I CAN tell you from my own perspective and maybe,
If I had to boil it down to one word as to why I left teaching it would be this: freedom.
Whether you yourself have dyslexia and have grown up living with the challenges faced by people with dyslexia, or you are beginning a completely new subject with your dyslexic child and are looking for advice and assistance, there are a number of computing tools that will help your child to learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment.
The Chicago Scholars Foundation Aims To Triple Its Reach As It Opens New Community, Leadership and Resource Center in the Loop.
Organization “Launches, Lifts and Leads” Student Scholars through its 5-Year College Access, College Success and 2-Year Leadership Development Program
The Chicago Scholars Foundation aspires to be known throughout Chicagoland as the city’s Leadership Accelerator for the business community. The Foundation has just opened the doors to its expansive new workspace that matches its ambitious goal: moving from selecting 350 new students at present, to more than 1,000 college-bound high school students by 2017.
For those who visit this site, please let us first say thank you to the readers, contributing writers and to all of our supporters who share our work. This year, we have grown rapidly. From our research, we believe we can make a difference together. As web designers and content marketers (SEO) in the education and the non-profit space, we have seen various opportunities for education, non-profit and social good exposure passed by too many times. Therefore, we are announcing the new Pay it Forward Digital Media Initiative.
STEM Jobs Launches Innovative Teacher Classroom Training Series to Connect Classroom Instruction to Future STEM Careers
Five-module program containing 34-lessons will roll out with free video series.
“Teachers play a critical role in revealing to students the beauty and excitement of studying science, technology, engineering and math─and then connecting those challenging subjects to the real world.” ~ Daniel Nichols, President of STEM JobsSM at Victory Media.
PITTSBURGH, PA (March 10, 2015)─STEM JobsSM, Victory Media’s national K-12 STEM solutions platform, has partnered with leading educators to develop the research-driven STEM JobsSM Classroom Training Series. The newest program from one of the top national voices in addressing the STEM skills gap, the unique Classroom Training Series introduces teachers from coast-to-coast to “7 principles of practice” that will immediately help build classroom environments where all students can feel comfortable and successful at studying STEM. The Classroom Training Series complements the suite of STEM Jobs SM media and digital tools for high school students designed to connect classrooms to careers in a way that encourages teens to pursue what they love.
Guest author: Pamela Donnelly
Getting your son or daughter into a top school is difficult. This year, Harvard accepted only 5.9% of applicants. Stanford was even more choosy, accepting a mere 5.1%. But these days, getting into any school has become an increasingly chancy–and complex–proposition for teens and their parents alike.
This is a problem that bothers Pamela Donnelly. Although she is a summa cum laude graduate of Columbia… and a provider of tutoring to kids of Hollywood celebrities… Pamela has a very non-elite, grassroots mission: To make sure every parent in America can figure out the right school for their child. And, at the same time, she wants to make sure all parents have the best possible chance of helping their children get into the schools that are best for them.