Sheri shares information about special needs homeschooling, her son who was born at 27 weeks, lesson plans, and curriculum recommendations.
A distance education program for those desiring to complete high school and earn a diploma. A teacher monitors all work and assignments are sent every two weeks.
Free hands-on activities for children, and lesson materials for parents. Workshops are held at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis approximately two weeks prior to each or the orchestra's concerts.
The Library of Congress is counting down to the opening of the Baseball Americana exhibit on June 29. We want to hear from baseball fans about why they love the game. Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. ET between May 3 and June 28 the Library is asking fans a question about baseball on Twitter and Facebook. Use the #BaseballAmericana hashtag to join the conversation! Baseball is a great community and you’re a part of it.Today's Question is: Q3: Who is your favorite baseball player OF ALL TIME? Don't forget opening day is June 29. Click here for more information.
The Library of Congress is counting down to the opening of the Baseball Americana exhibit on June 29. We want to hear from baseball fans about why they love the game. Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. ET between May 3 and June 28 we will ask fans a question about baseball on Twitter and Facebook. Use the #BaseballAmericana hashtag to join the conversation! Baseball is a great community and you’re a part of it. Q1: “How did you become a baseball fan?” Don't forget opening day is June 29. Click here for more information.
Using data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), Miguel RomĂĄn, research physical scientist and remote sensing specialist in the Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, has identified how patterns in nighttime light intensity change during major holiday seasons.Â In comparing the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Yearâs in the U.S., he and his team noticed large areas where night lights were from 20-50% brighter than the rest of the year.Â Dr. RomĂĄn will discuss the need to better understand the driving forces behind energy use, including how dominant social phenomena, the changing demographics of urban centers, and socio-cultural settings affect energy-use decisions.Â This lecture will be held in the Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor of the Madison Building, on Thursday, December 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.ClickÂ here for more information.
Dear Fellow Educators,Knowing that you are making plans for the coming school year now, we wanted to tell you about an exciting opportunity that you may want to includeâa project that the Library of Congress will officially be announcing in a few weeks.For his second-year project, Juan Felipe Herreraâthe 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetryâwishes to write a story in collaboration with you and your students entitled, âThe Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon.âIf you are an elementary school librarian and love inspiring your students not only to read but also to write, we hope youâwith your second and third gradersâwill participate in this exciting online project!In September 2016, Herrera and artist Juana Medina will post an illustrated prompt which will introduce the fictitious character, Catalina Neon. The prompt will be posted on the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature CenterâsÂ website. We ask that you and your second or third grade students read the prompt, talk about it, imagine what could happen next, and collaboratively write the next chapter of Catalinaâs adventure.You will be able to electronically submit your classâs chapter to the Library of Congress. From the chapters submitted, one will be selected, shared, and illustratedâand you and your class will again be invited to write the next chapter of the adventure. This process will continue five times until June 2017, when Herrera and Medina will post the final chapter.About the project, Juan Felipe Herrera said, âI am so super-thrilled to be working with you in the Neon near future and your amazing Neoni students (yes, that's their new name once they join up with Catalina Neon!).â Herrera went on to say, âImagine a Neoni-writing nation creating an original children's book, together with Juana Medina's art downloads and you at the center of the Neon table (really!). All this is my dream: to write with the new sparkly word-artists of our time and to have it all online for the whole planet! Become part of the creative heart of our incredible Library of Congress. I just can't wait to Neon with you.âDuring the course of this adventure, you and your students may get really excited about writing chapters that follow the ones that are selected and posted by the Libraryâbut you may also be inspired to keep writing the story that you begin with your first chapter. Thatâs okay too! This initiative is intended to inspire writing and collaboration, creativity and sharing.Stay tuned for more details to come and enjoy the rest of your summer!Sincerely,Lee Ann PotterDirector of Educational OutreachÂ Â Â
College at Home? Sounds like a scam or too good to be true. Neither is the case. You can receive nationally recognized college level credit for a fraction of the cost, at your own pace and mostly from the comfort of your home. There are several reasons to consider this option. Three of them are cost, time and flexibility.Pursing college credit or a complete degree using the Credit by Examination method can be a huge money saver. Studying at home eliminates the cost of room, board and commuting to a college campus as it is only necessary to go on a campus for the final exam. Also, many of the materials used are low or no cost. Each 3-6 credit exam can be completed, including the final test, for around $125.This method also saves time. In the case of an adult learner this type of credit can be earned while working, raising children or pursuing ministry. Depending on the student, study time, skill, age and schedule some of these exams can be passed in as little as two weeks, although we usually are ready to pass one a month. Students still in high school may use this as a kind of dual credit by studying their regular high school materials and then spending a few weeks with the CLEP or DSST specific materials, taking practice tests and sitting for the exam. How amazing to earn college credit during high school and at a fraction of the cost. It is like getting a scholarship before you even are ready to apply to a college.One of the best reasons to use the CBE (Credit by Examination) method is flexibility. A student can study subjects of interest, in the order of their choice and on their time schedule. They can transfer these credits to many accredited colleges and universities. They can also live at home, stay connected with family and their local support system, work, raise a family, the options are endless. If the student is interested in a complete degree from home there are at least three regionally accredited colleges that are making this option a reality.Are you interested? Does this sound like something you or your student would like to pursue? Post a comment. Read about the exams we have passed and pray. This may be just what you need.