Beijing, China, Jul-19-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it is also proud to have a star teacher who has given new hope to the pupils.
China, with its huge population, has a large number of blind people. More than 5.5 million people are registered blind, among them, some 120,000 children. Though there are more than 50 special schools in major cities catering to the needs of these individuals, the task is never easy. Special facilities and teacher training is hard to come by and the children often feel alienated from society and lack ambition.
Zhang Long, born in 1975, volunteered to teach at Wuhan City School for the Blind in 2011. Though she had no experience teaching children with visual impairment, after seeing the difficulties faced by pupils there, she decided to change the course of her life and accept the challenge of making a difference to their future.
It wasn’t long before the gravity of the situation sunk in. As a music teacher she discovered many pupils at the school of 150 lacked the motivation to even turn up to class, believing their only career option would be to become a massage therapist, a common occupation for blind people in China.
Persevering, Zhang Long established a school radio station, a rock band for the most talented children, and invited performances from other schools. Eventually, the children responded to this new approach revealing both passion for music and hidden talent. One student, Gan Wenjun, proved gifted at piano, for which he won several national awards and even played with famous pianist Richard Clayderman in concert.
Among other successes, Zhang Long was awarded titles such as “Most Admirable Teacher in Wuhan” and a national honor “The Most Beautiful Teacher of China”,“I’ve never treated them as blind children,” says Zhang of the pupils. “It doesn’t matter that those kids can’t see. They can use their own ways to express themselves. I’ve never lowered my standards for them because they are blind, because to me they are just children.” Her approach seems to have worked and now pupils harbor ambitions such as to become a teacher, a professional singer and even an astronaut.
Wuhan City School for the Blind holds the belief that blind children are perfectly capable of the same achievements as sighted kids, given the right guidance and a little courage. Since its establishment, it has helped over 500 children pursue their dreams and been a cradle of many rising stars in music, sports, teaching and other fields. It aims to keep making contribution to China’s endeavors in special education.
Nell Duke, Linda Gambrell, and others join Academic Advisory Board
Denver, CO, Mar-21-2017 — /EPR EDUCATION NEWS/ — National literacy nonprofit Book Trust announces the establishment of an Academic Advisory Board, formed to ensure that ongoing enhancements and expansion of its national literacy program are informed by the latest research and best practices in literacy education. Members of the Book Trust Advisory Board include several nationally recognized leaders in the field.
“We are honored and delighted to welcome these esteemed literacy experts to our Academic Advisory Board,” said Book Trust CEO Amy Friedman. “Benefitting from the collective experience and wisdom of this panel is going to have an enormously positive effect on our ability to continually refine and improve our program. Our collaboration will ensure that Book Trust is an evidence-based model, designed to produce positive reading outcomes for kids.”
Book Trust Advisory Board members include Nell Duke, Professor in Literacy, Language and Culture and and in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology, the University of Michigan, KaiLonnie Dunsmore, Principal Research Scientist, NROC at the University of Chicago, Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education, Clemson University, Ernest Morrell, Macy Professor of English Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, D. Ray Ruetzel, Dean College of Education, University of Wyoming, and facilitator Darren Cambridge, President of Cambridge Learning Group.
“Collectively, these experts bring innovative and research-based thinking to the core components of the Book Trust program: Choice, Celebration and Consistency,” adds Book Trust Board Chair Ron Lowy. “Our mutual goal is to create engaged independent readers, and this advisory team will bring considerable knowledge to bear on that mission.”
Members of the advisory group will convene twice a year and will also be available informally as needed to make recommendations to the Book Trust team. Each member will serve a one-year, renewable term.
“Book Trust’s program is innovative and robust, and as they continue to expand nationally, folding the latest research into their program strategy will help them continue to deliver impact and value to students. I am pleased to be invited to help in this role,” says Nell Duke, whose work focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty.
About Book Trust
Book Trust is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower children from low-income families to choose and own books, inspiring a passion for reading that leads to cultivating increased literacy skills and life-long learning. Book Trust currently serves 50,000 students in 19 U.S. states. Since 2001, Book Trust has facilitated over 6 million book choices, and placed them in the hands of students in need.
CONTACT BOOK TRUST:
Amy Friedman, CEO
Baltimore, MD, September 18, 2015 — /EPR EDUCATION NEWS/ — During their second week of school, Greenspring Montessori School adolescent students lived unplugged from cell phones, television, and computers for a truly immersive outdoor learning experience. The Adolescent Community – a group of 8 students ages 12 to 14 – traveled to Echo Hill Camp on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay for a week-long school retreat. They built campfires in a survival class, explored the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem by boat, participated in team-building challenges, and slept outdoors under canvas tents. Accompanied by their instructors, Christina Soares-Heffner and Elliot Dickson, the students learned so much about the natural environment and about themselves.
Christina emphasized, “Each activity, including no flushing toilets and outside showers, challenged and stretched our adolescents into growing and learning in new ways.”
Outdoor learning is a key element of Montessori education, and a major focus at Greenspring Montessori School. The Adolescents’ retreat is a key part of the upcoming year-long study of the natural environment. As part of their Occupations and Humanities studies, the Adolescents have also established a relationship with Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Several days a week, the class travels to the park to conduct field experiments, hold naturalist seminars, and partner with naturalists to learn more about the area.
About Greenspring Montessori School
Greenspring Montessori School serves children ages 18 months to 14 years old, igniting students’ passion and curiosity for lifelong learning using an authentic Montessori model. Montessori classrooms facilitate hands-on learning, extended periods of concentration, and collaborative experiences. For over 50 years, Greenspring Montessori School has been serving the Baltimore community. Discover more about Greenspring Montessori School on our website at https://www.greenspringmontessori.org/.
Greenspring Montessori School
10807 Tony Drive, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
From Luca: Scanoeing, swamp canoeing, was my favorite activity even though I fell in up to my knee in mud! Luckily I was wearing a pair of rubber boots! When putting on our live vests, we spotted several frogs, which we observed. We also saw a rare ribbon snake who had just shed. It was a gorgeous day on the canoe. One of my favorite activities was seeing the beaver lodges, which Seth, one of our guides, told us about. There were also many beautiful American lotus flowers that everyone thought was cool.
From Zoe: I think that the sleeping situation at Echo Hill was fun and exciting. We got to sleep on tent platforms with canvas to really experience what it is like to sleep outside. We had mosquito netting over our beds and got to ensure the sound of a rainstorm one night. It was nice being able to bond and get closer to the people in my tent. The bathrooms and showers were interesting. I have never taken an outdoor shower before, and I definitely prefer to shower indoors with curtains. Not having flushing toilets was unique, however next year, I’m bringing Febreeze.
From Augie: Echo Hill’s survival class taught me how to control myself in a survival situation. I learned how to construct a fire and and gather the right materials for a shelter. I also learned the importance of food and water and how to scavenge for it. Overall it was an exceptional experience. Even though everything is a challenge, moving forward I feel more confident in a survival situation!
From Franklin: During our great four days at Echo Hill, we were challenged by the pathfinder. The pathfinder is a rock wall with a cargo net and a rope that you have to climb to reach the trapezes at the top. The pathfinder allowed us to overcome our fears of height, tested our strength, and helped us work as a team. To make us work more as a team, we all had to belay each other. It was amazing to see everybody attempt to reach the top. Some of us were scared, and would get stuck in certain spots, but we all helped each other reach our goals. Another thing that the pathfinder taught us was to create goals. Everyone created and accomplished goals, and even created new ones for next year when we return. Overall the pathfinder was a great and really fun learning experience.
From Willow: The bay studies class was fun and informative. We learned a lot about the water and how it is being polluted. We learned about all the types of creatures that live in the bay. For example the eel. We learned about the different parts of fish. We also got to kiss a rockfish which was pretty cool and funny. We got a chance to touch the eel, and learn about how they nest and reproduce. It was really cool touching the eel. It felt kind of like a snake, but slimy. We learned about the water’s colors and how we see different shades of blue, green, and brown. Captain Annie took a clear glass and asked us what color we see in the water. Some of us said brown, and some of us said green. She filled the clear glass up with water and we all saw clear water. We also learned about the blue crab. We learned that a crab can last 48 hours out of water, how it gets oxygen, and how it can detach its claws from its body when in danger.
From Garrick: Orienteering at Echo Hill was very fun. We started talking about the parts of a compass and how to find north. Next, we were given a specific bearing, a direction, and then had to align our compasses correctly. Finally, we got to make our own maps of any any we wanted and each map included a key, compass, and legend. Overall, I had a really great time in my orienteering class, hosted by Mr. Cole, and am looking forward to going back to Echo Hill next fall.
ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania (ASPIRA of PA) was selected by Immaculata University to host a week-long Summer of Innovation (SOI) camp, from July 22nd – 26th. The camp is part of NASA’s nation-wide campaign aimed at engaging middle school students across the United States to share in the excitement of scientific discovery and space exploration through unique, NASA-related STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) opportunities. The SOI program seeks to leverage the expertise and reach of NASA’s 10 field centers, national academic and industry partners and smaller, non-traditional collaborators to keep students engaged in STEM activities during the summer school break.
The camp took place at Pantoja Charter (a K-8 bilingual charter school managed by ASPIRA of PA), and in addition to providing facility space, ASPIRA of PA also provided teachers and staff to help facilitate the camp. The teachers participating at the camp are also part of a development program hosted by NASA to improve Science/STEM instruction. Over 80, 4 th – 9 th grade students attended the camp, with 80% of students coming from schools managed by ASPIRA of PA. Throughout the camp, students learned about robotics, computer programming, aeronautics, and in a culminating event on the last day, they launched rockets that they built earlier in the week. Students and parents alike praised the camp, with the only complaint being that they wished it was longer. ASPIRA of PA is already beginning to make plans for next year’s SOI camp, with hopes of extending the length of the camp and offering it to more students.
Train Aid Ltd is set to launch its popular range of paediatric first aid courses in a new Location within London. The new open course will be held in Highgate (North London) and will run alongside the ever popular Selhurst (South London) course. The first instalment of the new training course will start on Saturday March 2nd and finish on Saturday March 9th 2013. The training follows government guidelines and covers child workers to administer first aid treatment. This latest edition from Train Aid should enable more candidates to access affordable training. Currently many child workers living in North London have been cut off by long journey times and the associated costs.
The move has been partly initiated because of the overwhelming response of its South London equivalent. The training appears to be pitched at an affordable price that many nannies, nursery workers and carers feel they can afford. The course appears to sell out each week, and has received good reviews. The only negative is that some candidates have complained about having to make long journeys South of the River.
This latest open course could well enable more candidates to access Train Aid’s portfolio of paediatric first aid courses. Those who live in North London may now feel more suited to the training, and this could extend as far out as the Northern Home Counties. The knock on effect could be lower journey times, reduced costs and more free time for the thousands of childcare workers who live north of the river. The venue is accessible from any part of London, and even connects to London Bridge, which is a major transport hub for the capital.
This latest edition to the line-up will run over two consecutive weekends, starting on the first Saturday in March. Courses like these suit childcare workers who are busy at work during the week, and only get free time at the weekends. Weekday courses potentially restrict these workers, and can cause them to lose valuable holiday time. Train Aid’s Ellie Hayward was available to give her own thoughts on the matter:
“This latest move makes sense as I myself know that many people were travelling long distances to our courses. It seemed a bit unnecessary as the company also has a presence in North London. I am glad there is now a course running monthly in North London and expect it to prove as popular as the others”.
Overall this latest training edition should add competition to the marketplace, which should help consumers and lower their costs.
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry announced promotional pricing for its upcoming international academic research conference and peer-reviewed academic journals. Professionals and practitioners in the fields of education, business and behavioral sciences who present their academic or action research at CSI’s Scottsdale conference are able to publish the research in one of the company’s refereed journals at no cost.
When behavioral science, education and business practitioners and professionals register to attend and present their research at the Center for Scholastic Inquiry’s InternationalAcademic Research Conference, CSI will waive all submission review and preprocess fees for their corresponding paper to be published. This is a $475.00 savings for those who take advantage of the offer.
“This offer makes presenting and publishing academic and action research achievable and very cost effective,” said Dr. Tanya Yerigan, CEO of the Center for Scholastic Inquiry, “By packaging our conference and publication offering together, we make meaningful professional development manageable for our attendees,”
The academic research conference will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, on April 17, 18 and 19. Attendees can join the conference eve reception, attend the two-day keynote address, and present and hear contemporary research of interest to them during multi-format breakout sessions in four tracks: multidisciplinary, education, behavioral sciences and business. The keynote topic is leadership and will provide action principles and strategies applicable in any education, business or behavioral science field. Read more about full conference details.
Education, behavioral science and business professionals who register for the conference by October 3, 2012, will be eligible for this promotional offer. In addition to cost-free publishing, attendees will promote scholarly research, advance best practice and elevate their professional authority and expertise. Promotion details are available.
Professionals and practitioners interested in attending or presenting can learn more about the conference by visiting CSI’s website (www.csiresearch.com) or contacting the company.
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry is pleased to announce its inaugural academic research conference on April 17-19, 2013, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference highlights academic research in education, business and behavioral sciences to support superior, break through scholarship and establish a platform to recognize and celebrate luminaries, pioneers and practitioners in the professions of education, business and behavioral sciences.
The conference, which is being held at a luxury desert resort, will be preceded by a conference-eve reception followed by three days of education, business and behavioral sciences track breakout sessions, morning keynote addresses, and networking gatherings. This inquiry-focused conference, centered on leading edge academic research, is a stimulating and dynamic event aimed at identifying and advancing best practice and promising innovative methods.
The conference call for papers is now open and will close March 15, 2013. Individuals are encouraged to submit proposals that focus on landmark scientific findings, promotion of best practice, advancement of evidence-based practice, ground-breaking research, revolutionary theory or innovative technique in the fields of education, business or behavioral sciences. Guidelines for submissions are available for review.
Early registration for conference attendance is currently open. Standard registration for conference attendance begins November 1, 2012. Individuals are welcome to review conference details or take advantage of early registration rates.
About the Center for Scholastic Inquiry
The Center for Scholastic Inquiry was established to provide education, business and behavioral science professionals with a scholarly forum for exploring and sharing the latest academic research in their respective fields.
Young people across the UK with a learning disability have been given over £7 million opportunities to help to realise their potential as The Co-operative unveiled the total amount raised for its charity of the year during 2011.
The grand total reached £7,022, 866 and, the money raised by The Co-operative’s staff, members and customers will allow Mencap and sister charity ENABLE Scotland to launch ‘Inspire Me’ – a new project to provide activities and training that will give thousands of young people with a learning disability the chance to learn new skills and gain access to employment and volunteering opportunities in their communities.
Austin Healey, the former England rugby union player – and a Mencap celebrity ambassador – was on hand as The Co-operative announced the fundraising figure and, actors Sarah Jayne Dunn and Darren Langford also attended the celebration. The figure is the most ever raised by The Co-operative during one of its charity of the year campaigns and, is the highest figure received by Mencap from such a partnership.
Peter Marks, Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative, said: “Eight out of ten children with a learning disability are bullied. Young people with a learning disability face prejudice every day and a lack of opportunities which can make life a desperate struggle.
“The Co-operative is a national brand, but our roots have always been in the community and, it is this shared commitment to community projects that sets us apart. This money will leave behind a lasting legacy for a generation of young people with a learning disability. I am thrilled to say that together, we have been able to take a massive stride towards creating a cultural shift in the way young people are viewed and treated in this country – a key objective of our commitment to “Inspiring Young People”.
Across the country, The Co-operative – which has a retail outlet in every postal region and operates businesses including food, financial services, pharmacy, legal services, funeralcare and farming – has seen its staff, members, customers and suppliers, who were central to the success of raising this amazing amount, put the fun into fundraising. A Santa Dash and abseil, cycle rides, marathons and even a charity single by an employee band featuring Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative, Peter Marks, on drums kept the money flowing in for this worthwhile cause during 2011.
Mark Goldring, Mencap’s Chief Executive, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support shown by everyone in The Co-operative Group, their fundraising efforts and generosity have made the partnership a great success. I would like to thank the staff, members and customers for helping to raise such a fantastic sum of money which will give thousands of young people with a learning disability the chance to change their future.”
Peter Scott, ENABLE Scotland’s Chief Executive, continued: “We have been astonished at the commitment shown by The Co-operative Group, employees, members and customers. The creativity and generosity of staff has been quite remarkable, and the money raised will give thousands of young people who have a learning disability the opportunity to build a brighter future. ENABLE Scotland would like to thank each and every person who has contributed over the course of the partnership.”
“Inspire Me” will work with local communities to change negative attitudes towards young people with a learning disability. Support will also be available for parents, families and carers with information events on issues including supported living, benefits and leisure activities.
In 2001 Dore Frances created Horizon Family Solutions, LLC (H.F.S.) with the intention to assist and educate parents during a time of crisis with their teenager. This year Horizon Family Solutions is celebrating over a decade of assisting families.
During these ten years, Dore Frances has been asked for her opinion by Seventeen Magazine and interviewed by The Monterey Herald in California.
She also spoke at the Boise High school in Idaho about the dangers of drugs and answered some very tough questions from both parents and teens.
Not seeking publicity Dore Frances has shared information with attorneys, counselors, doctors, families, health care providers, and other professionals through her two newsletters and the most recent addition of RMG Teen Alerts. She also has several e-Book publications in process that will assist families in crisis who are needing to make a placement decision and are not able to travel ahead of time.
Recently Dore Frances was accepted into the American Evaluation Association (A.E.A.) and will be conducting in-depth evaluations of programs and schools that are assisting families in raising today’s teens. Frances knows personally the anguish parent’s experience when their home is being invaded by an out of control teen, who themselves is in crisis.
She too choose to place her own daughter in a residential therapeutic treatment center over 10 year ago. Neither she nor her daughter have any regrets.
Since that time Dore Frances has learned a lot about the benefits and concerns of programs and schools that have invaded the Internet. It is always painful when needing to make a decision about placing your child in the care of others, usually far from home. You want a quick fix, and have your child reunited with you as soon as possible. However, it does take time. The crisis did not happen overnight and you will not come back from it overnight.
Dore Frances knows first hand that there are excellent addiction treatment centers, clinical programs, eating disorder programs, learning disability schools, residential treatment centers and wilderness programs all across the United States.
She has visited hundreds of programs and schools in Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho and many other states. It is more important than ever that these programs and schools do the very best they can in the areas they specialize in and that parents, as well as programs, remember that one size does not fit all.
EKU’s online Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety arms current safety professionals and those interested in pursuing a safety career with the skills and knowledge to succeed within this evolving industry. The program’s comprehensive curriculum provides students with a solid safety foundation including: OSHA inspections, education and training, workers compensation, and auditing.
The new EKU occupational safety program provides students with relevant, real- world learning applications, from industry-leading faculty members. EKU’s faculty members have many years of safety experience. They incorporate that experience into the courses by directly applying theories to practice. Additionally, the professors use cutting-edge teaching tactics in the courses. For example, they have incorporated videos of construction safety and OSHA inspections into coursework for online students.
“The faculty truly makes this degree program stand out. They give a strong foundation and enhance the curriculum with their industry experiences, which makes our graduates untouchable,” said Program Coordinator, Dr. Michael Schumann.
In addition to the traditional Occupational Safety Curriculum, the EKU Online Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety program offers a minor in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology, which keeps EKU students at the forefront of the safety industry and makes them more valuable candidates to employers. Due to EKU’s strong reputation, employers actively seek EKU graduates to fill safety jobs.
Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), safetymanagement.eku.edu, is proud to announce the launch of a new website hosting all of the online degree programs available through the College of Justice and Safety. The new website will be a resource of information for current and prospective students, as well as industry professionals. Vital information on a suite of online programs including Bachelor’s programs in Fire Protection Administration, Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology, and Occupational Safety and a Master’s program in Safety, Security and Emergency Management is presented throughout the website. Working professionals within the fire and safety industries will also benefit from the information on this website, including fire resources, safety resources, and a collection of course videos.
In conjunction with the new website, EKU will also launch social media. Check for updates and current news on:
Nagasaki Archive Committee and Hidenori Watanave Laboratory at Tokyo Metropolitan University released Google Earth contents “Nagasaki Archive” that told the real state of affairs of the Nagasaki atomic bomb damage. This project synchronizes with Twitter and Second Life.
Nagasaki Archive is the web content to tell the world the reality of the atomic bomb on interactive archive of the digital globe.
Nagasaki Archive provides a lot of photos and experiences of survivors in 3D using with digital globe “Google Earth”. You can see photos from the same angle they were taken 65 years ago, and also you click the portrait of survivors to read their experiences and wishes assosiated with the actual location they were exposed to A – bomb. (The experience stories of six people are translated into English now. Other stories are displayed in Japanese.) In addition, we displays photos of the current Nagasaki so that you intuitively understand how this city subsequently achieved the reconstruction across time and space. Nagasaki Archive is long-term project to proceed. We will work on this project continuously with collecting data, and now we will cover A-bomb of Hiroshima In the near future.
Message Cloud is a project to map thoughts on peace via E-mail and Twitter. Please e-mail us or tweet your thought on peace, and it will float on the sky of Nagasaki on 3D digital globe “Google Earth”. We are now asking for your message about this project through Twitter and Email. More detailed information is in above-mentioned URL.
The space that exhibits contents of the Nagasaki atomic bomb and peace on Second Life is constructed. The demonstration play of Second Life and an image movie concerning the atomic bomb will be delivered with Ustream. More detailed information is in above-mentioned URL.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has awarded 220 scholarships to its Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program. Teachers f r o m 17 countries and 44 states will attend the program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama f r o m June 11 to June 23, 2010. This event is one element of the company’s award winning math and science education initiative.
Created in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 2004, the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program is designed to help teachers move beyond the standard math and science curriculum with supplemental teaching techniques developed through real-life astronaut training.
Shelly A Munoz, 7th grade life science teacher f r o m Menifee Valley Middle School attended the academy June 11-17 2010. The schedule was packed with various challenges and missions designed to enhance participants’ understanding of space science and exploration. Beyond classroom, laboratory and field training exercises, each teacher also faced physical challenges: a high-performance jet simulation, scenario-based space missions, land and water survival training, and flight dynamics programs.
“Through the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program we have trained more than 1,100 science and math teachers to become more engaging and inspiring educators,” said Thomas Buckmaster, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “This unique hands-on learning experience reinvigorates science, technology, engineering and math education in classrooms around the globe.”
Honeywell Educators participate in 45 hours of professional development, as well as an intensive educator curriculum focused on space science and exploration. Activities include classroom, laboratory and field training exercises, which are linked to U.S. science and math teaching standards. Each teacher will also undergo real-life astronaut training including a high-performance jet simulation, scenario-based space missions, land and water survival training, and a state-of-the-art flight dynamics programs.
“As a teacher I love the idea of exposing students to new experiences. The week at Huntsville gives me plenty of material to do just that in my classroom,” said Steve Chance, 2009 Space Camp alumni. “The frosting-on-the-cake was to spend time with so many dedicated and enthusiastic teachers. That always refreshes me for the new year.”
Each Honeywell Educator receives a full scholarship following a rigorous application and selection process involving competing teachers f r o m around the world. Scholarships include tuition for the six-day program, roundtrip airfare, meals, accommodation and program materials, all underwritten by Honeywell and contributions f r o m Honeywell employees.
“Once again, Honeywell is sending a stellar group of teachers to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, and we are honored to have the opportunity to provide them with relevant professional development in science, technology, and mathematics,” said Larry Capps, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. “Teachers who have participated in previous sessions are now making a difference in classrooms around the world as they inspire the next generation of explorers. We look forward to working with the Honeywell Educator Class of 2010 as we continue our mission.”
Since the program’s inception, Honeywell and its employees have sponsored more than 1,100 scholarships for teachers f r o m 37 countries and 49 U.S. states, to participate in the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy programs.
I Shine, which offers character building and self-esteem programs for children and conscious parenting programs for adults, announces the release of its free expert parenting interview series “Enlightened Parents, Empowered Kids”. The new interview series offers tips and strategies from top parenting experts to help parents nurture the healthy development of their children and better manage common parenting concerns.
“This interview series is for parents looking for simple strategies they can use immediately to address everyday parenting concerns,” said Jill Hope, founder of I Shine. “It provides valuable information on how to develop healthy habits in children and avoid common parenting mistakes. The tips and techniques shared by our experts will help to ensure that our children develop the skills they need to grow into emotionally healthy adults.”
Highlights from “Enlightened Parents, Empowered Kids” include:
• Cultivating a “Giving” Mindset and Prosperity Consciousness in our children
• Building Inner Strength and Resilience in Your Kids
• Helping Your Kids Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Anger
About I Shine
Founded in 2008, I Shine (www.ishinekids.com) helps parents around the globe cultivate the mindset necessary to be conscious and positive in their parenting approach and raise emotionally healthy, empowered kids. Owner Jill Hope has designed and developed several unique and innovative programs that focus on teaching parents how to foster self-esteem and build character in their kids. Her free weekly e-newsletter provides tips and resources for conscious parenting, and has become one of the top parenting newsletters on the internet.
Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety is proud to announce the official launch of its new video blog http://firevideos.eku.edu, specifically for the Fire & Safety Engineering Technology Online Bachelor’s Degree Program. In addition to providing prospective students and working professionals with video content pertaining to the fire industry, the Vlog also features course lectures from the EKU fire science program.
“Our degree program at EKU has always offered the sophisticated technical knowledge and skills needed to excel in the emergency services field, and now we are able to use this same sophistication to share our program information through the Vlog,” said James Pharr, program director.
This video blog, which will be updated regularly with additional video content, is a dynamic resource for the entire fire industry. Visitors will be able to access video based on categories that align with the EKU Fire & Safety Engineering Technology degree program courses, and they will also be able to add their comments about the videos to spurn discussion among industry professionals.
EKU’s Fire & Safety Engineering Technology Online Bachelor’s Degree Program prepares fire industry professionals for future advancement in their careers. This degree program includes two critical concentrations: Fire Administration and Fire Protection Engineering Technology. Eastern Kentucky University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and enjoys many national rankings, including the top 10 percent of universities by Forbes Magazine and as a Tier I institution by US News and World Report.
Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian have had their share of publicized mishaps and subsequent interventions but when physical aggression threatened to put a riff between Kardashian family members they turned to expert anger management specialist Shannon Munford.
Shannon welcomed Kim and Khloe into one of his anger management courses and quickly challenged them to look at how they express their emotions, deal with stress and connect with others.
Shannon Munford is the owner of Daybreak Counseling Service, an anger management education center in Los Angeles, California. His expertise has been invaluable to nationally televised shows such as MTV Real World Hollywood, Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club 3 and My Network TV’s Decision House. Shannon currently has a new series in the works with the production company Screen Door Entertainment.
In addition to his work on television Shannon works with corporations, families and individuals who are need of anger and stress management.
Readers in the Austin area have an early holiday treat coming to them with the announcement of book signing events by the well known Christian authors Ras Robinson and Vance Russell on November 14th, 15th, and 16th. The two are traveling the area together, promoting their new books “Convergence” written by Ras Robinson with his wife Bev Robinson and “Victory at the Gates” by Vance Russell. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Robinson and Russell, purchase their new works and have their copies autographed at these events which are generating a lot of interest in the area.
Bev and Ras Robinson’s “Convergence” examines the Scriptures in the light of modern scientific knowledge, particularly quantum physics and chemistry, providing a fascinating look at the place faith plays in the lives of people in our modern age. Bev Robinson’s scientific background (she holds degrees in chemistry and microbiology), Ras Robinson’s experience in pastorship (he was the founding pastor of Fort Worth’s Fullness in Christ Church) and the couple’s shared commitment to their faith inform this work, one which many readers throughout the Austin area will be hoping to receive as a gift this Christmas season.
Vance Russell is well known as the founder of Arise Christian Fellowship, with ministries located in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. His new book “Victory at the Gates” follows the philosophy that Russell has always espoused; establishing a personal relationship with God which allows for spiritual growth in integration with the personal goals of every person of faith. Examining a variety of topics and providing an entirely new insight into the Scriptures, “Victory at the Gates” is a book that anyone with even a casual interest in Christianity will not want to miss.
The four Austin area book signing events where Ras and Bev Robinson and Vance Russell will appear are as follows:
Saturday, November 14th, 2 PM – 5 PM‚ Mardel Christian Book Store‚ Cedar Park (Austin)‚ 1501 E Whitestone Blvd Bldg F‚ Cedar Park, TX 78613
Saturday, November 14th, 6 PM‚ Home of Kenn and Michele Renner‚ (Book Signing and Ministry)‚ Lakewind Estates‚ (Next to Green Light House on Highway 620 by Lake Travis Dam)‚ 4311 Rum Runner Rd.‚ Austin, TX 78734‚ Phone:512-423-5626‚ (Call for Gate Code)
Sunday, November 15th‚ 11:00 AM, Morning Service‚ (Ras and Bev Robinson will be sharing)‚ Book signing to follow (approx. 1:30PM)‚ Arise Ministries International‚ 8231 Burnet Road‚ Austin, TX 78757
Monday, November 16th, 7 PM‚ Home of Fernando and Cathy Corral‚ (Book Signing and Ministry)‚ 524 Clearview Road‚Georgetown, TX 78626
Learn to Study the Bible (ISBN 9781607915768) by Andy Deane teaches readers forty unique and fun ways to study the Scriptures. Studying the Bible should be exciting, and with forty different Bible study methods readers will learn a variety of ways to do it. Each method has easy to follow instructions and handwritten examples to show readers what a completed Bible study should look like. Bible Study Magazine (the makers of Logos Bible Software) says that “Deane presents an image of the Bible as a treasure trove for the reader’s keeping!” DR. Michael Catt, producer of the movie FIREPROOF, said “Learn to Study Your Bible is an affordable and practical book for those who want to dig deeper and get more out of their personal Bible study.” If you are interested in taking your personal Bible study to a deeper level then this new book is for you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Andy Deane is an associate pastor at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge in New Jersey. He oversees an exciting youth ministry and teaches Bible study seminars to youth groups, churches, Christian schools and at Bible college. For more information about how Pastor Andy can lead a Bible study seminar at your church visit http://www.learntostudythebible.com/bible-study/bible-study-workshops.asp or call (888) 271-2551.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
First Things First
Take a look at how getting into the Bible can change your life.
1. Introduction: The Joy of Bible Study
2. Tips for Profitable Bible Study
3. Observation: What Does It Say?
4. Interpretation: What Does It Mean?
5. Application: What Does It Ask Me to Do?
6. How to Have Daily Devotions
Basic Bible Study Methods
Simple ways for those new to bible study to learn from God’s Word.
6. Daily Bread
7. Timothy Method
8. SPECS ON
9. Rethink and Restate
10. Alphabet Method
11. One at a Time
12. Six Searches
13. Exhaustive Questions
14. Five P’s Method
Major Bible Study Methods
Time-tested approaches to help go deeper with your study time.
15. Verse-by-Verse Charting
16. Chapter Overview
17. Chapter Details
18. Book Overview
19. Book Details
20. Bible Characters
21. Biblical Topics
22. Bible Themes
23. Word Studies
Creative Bible Study Methods
Try out these interesting methods once in awhile to really mix it up.
24. Translation Comparison
25. Messy Bible
26. Modern Issues
27. Thirty Days
28. Vantage Point
29. Skeptics Method
Studying Specific Passages
Study different parts of the Bible with diverse techniques to add variety.
29. Royal Wisdom
30. Categorizing Proverbs
31. Meeting Jesus
32. Twenty Jesus Questions
33. The Commands of Jesus
34. Truly, Truly
35. Study the Biblical Types
36. Study the Prayers
37. Study the Miracles
38. Study the Parables
39. Study the Psalms
Study Methods For Younger Students
Each method will teach an individual basic skill needed for Bible study.
40. Heart Monitor
41. Funnel It
42. Weather Report
43. Climb the Ladder
44. Cross Thoughts
Wrapping It All Up
Some closing advice for studying your Bible.
45. Building a Reference Library
46. Some Final Thoughts
PASTOR BOB COY (Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale)
“Certain things in the Christian life are non-negotiable, and studying the Bible is one of them. Every believer, regardless of the spiritual season they’re in, must have a regular routine that gets them engaged in God’s Word. But while the “must” to study is universal, the “method” isn’t. What works well for some doesn’t work at all for others. We’ve been wired differently and learn in different ways, which is why this is such a relevant and important book. With 40 different methods of studying the Bible, there’s something here for everyone. No matter who you are or how you’re wired to learn, you’re going to find a key in these pages that will unlock the riches of God’s Word in your life.”
PASTOR BRIAN BRODERSON (Host of the Back to Basics Radio Show)
“Anything that will help Christian people get more into the word and more out of the word is bound to be a great blessing. This book will do just that. Andy has done a fantastic job of laying out numerous options for Bible Study. I’m sure there’s a method here that will be helpful for most everyone who is serious about growing in the Lord through his word.”
Bunny Bear’s Adventure’s in Diversity Land will make you laugh and make you sigh! Surprise your youngsters with this brand new collection of stories they can enjoy all year. Buy 2 audio CDs by November 30 and get one Free! Join story teller, trainer, and award- winning author Deborah Levine as she and Bunny Bear tell you about trying to fit, about being the new kid, the different one. Enjoy the humanity of trying very hard and how success comes in many unexpected forms. Teach youngsters how to make being different a positive life lesson. Stories are a big hit with ages 6-11 and adults will find themselves laughing and sighing along with them.
Here’s what grandmother and teacher Mary Jane McKinsey says about Bunny Bear. “I so much enjoyed listening to Bunny Bear’s Adventures in Diversity Land. I think that if I were a young child who has just moved to a new country, I would love to hear the adventures and the difficulties and the homesickness and the fun of a person like Deborah Levine. Your experiences in moving to the United States from Bermuda are so heartwarming and sad and happy, all in one little girl’s life.”
Don’t miss this special holiday opportunity! Mary Jane wants you to know, “I would highly recommend your CD to any child who is the new child on the block. You make one feel that anything is possible in a new situation. And your voice would make any child feel as if you are talking to just him.”
Don’t miss out! Order 2 copies and get your Free CD before the end of November. Go online to the CD Department at www.ADR-Store.com to the Bunny Bear Holiday Special.
Bunny Bear’s Adventures in Diversity Land is an original creation of the American Diversity Report LLC and is available in the ADR-Store of our online magazine at www.americandiversityreport.com.
Narconon provides free drug education for children at Monterey County Fair. In an effort to educate as many people as possible about the harmful effects of drugs, Narconon Northern California strives to have a presence in community settings where people congregate. Last week Narconon Vista Bay had a booth at the Monterey County Fair, which is one of the largest in the state. This provided the team an opportunity to share information and to mingle with members of the community.
The Narconon booth included a prize wheel and gifts. During the extent of the fair over 4000 pieces of printed drug education material was placed in the hands of children. Parents and other members of the community expressed appreciation of the positive and proactive approach that Narconon provides in drug education and prevention.
Drug abuse has been a cause of concern for parents and the nation for generations. Rather than simply focusing on ‘just saying no’, Narconon drug education focuses on realistic aspects of drug use and abuse. The real facts are presented without the use of scare tactics. When kids have the entire picture of what drugs can do to their life they are more likely to make the right decision. Humor is a huge part of the program for kids’ presentations and trainings.
These training programs are in place in schools across the country as they assist in meeting several criteria for the US Department of Education, Title IV, (Safe & Drug Free School) funds. In order to keep the presentations and training materials up to date and current, trends of youth substance abuse are tracked and monitored and modifications are made as needed. Being proactive results in prevention of drug use, which is the true goal of drug education.
The Narconon Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment, which has more than a 70% success rate, is a drug-free method for rehabilitation. The program actually consists of two stages or components: detoxification and rehabilitation itself.
“Narconon Drug Rehab” has successfully graduated thousands of individuals that have gone on to live stable, productive, and drug-free lives. “Narconon Prescription Drug Treatment” focuses on eliminating drug abuse through drug education, information and rehabilitation. Preventative efforts focus on proactive presentations and training materials provided by professionals in a realistic way.