Early Childhood Lab at Castleton expected to provide holistic learning opportunities

first_imgCastleton University,Vermont Business Magazine In front of hundreds of early childhood educators at the opening of the Early Childhood Institute, Castleton University President, Dr. Karen M. Scolforo, announced the launch of the Early Childhood Lab at Castleton University. The Early Childhood Lab at Castleton University will be a childcare center that provides educational opportunities for future early childhood educators, employment for current early childhood educators, and a host of collaborative opportunities across curriculum, across campuses, and throughout the state.”This new initiative will likely lead to the creation of an early childhood education program and create yet another direct pathway between Community College of Vermont and Castleton,” said Dr Scolforo. “The Early Childhood Lab addresses several needs throughout the state including a new childcare facility, an accredited bachelor’s degree program leading to early childhood licensure, and the potential for a new diagnostics center.”Castleton University President, Dr. Karen M. ScolforoAccording to Scolforo the lab will be a hallmark of a collaborative, experiential learning model, allowing CCV graduates a seamless transition to a bachelor’s degree while also offering a complete four-year program. “We envision on-campus collaborations with our Master of Arts in School Psychology and our Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Analysis as well as several opportunities for students to engage in hands-on, experiential learning while pursuing bachelors and master’s degrees.”In the planning stages since early in the spring semester, Castleton has identified an on-campus site for the center and has begun to explore and apply for funding through several grants.”This process has been very rewarding as we have worked through the development phase,” Scolforo said. “We recently had a preliminary site visit from Vermont’s Department for Children and Families Child Development Division to walk through regulations and planning. To be able to make the announcement today as we begin to host hundreds of early childhood educators on our campus for the week really brings it all together.”The four-day Early Childhood Institute, hosted in partnership with the Vermont Early Childhood Education Consortium, consists of 16 hybrid courses designed to promote Vermont’s core values for early education and meet the needs of teachers of all levels. A strong emphasis is placed on courses that deepen practice, meet child care professional development requirements, and assist teachers in obtaining or retaining licenses and endorsements. The institute, an annual event at Castleton, set a new high-water mark for enrollment this year.Scolforo expects to have the Early Childhood Lab at Castleton University operational in July 2019 with an anticipated start date for the early childhood education program of fall 2019 pending approval of the Castleton Faculty Assembly and Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees. “We are committed to delivering an accessible, affordable, and transformational education at Castleton University. This is another great example of how we can partner with other organizations to help grow Vermont’s workforce, fill a need in providing childcare and childcare providers throughout the state, while also delivering a holistic education to prepare students for a global workplace.”CASTLETON, VT (07/23/2018)last_img read more

Men continue improvements; Docherty makes first NCAA meet

first_imgMen continue improvements; Docherty makes first NCAA meetThe Gophers will send 10 men and one woman to the NCAA championships.Anthony Kwan, Daily File PhotoMinnesota junior Laura Docherty runs at the Jack Johnson Women’s Gold – Division I on Sept. 29, 2012 at Les Bolstad Golf Course. Charlie ArmitzMay 29, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAn unusually cold and wet spring hasn’t stopped the Gophers men’s track and field team from succeeding in the postseason.After weeks of canceled meets and rescheduling early in the season, Minnesota’s athletes have performed their best in their last two meets — the Big Ten outdoor championships May 10-12 and last weekend’s NCAA regional.The Gophers sent 25 athletes to the regional in Austin, Texas, and advanced 10 to the NCAA championships for the second year in a row. Two weeks earlier, they placed second at the conference outdoor meet.“We have a pretty veteran team with some senior leaders,” head coach Steve Plasencia said, “and I think they’ve done a good job of making the guys aware that when you get to the end of the year, you’re going to have to be doing your best.”Improved weather in May has also helped the Gophers. They rarely competed in ideal conditions in March and April, when snow or rain were a factor most weekends.Seven men athletes qualified in individual events for the NCAA meet, which will be held in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8.The team’s 4×400-meter relay of seniors Harun Abda and Cameron Boy, junior Jacob Capek and freshman Goaner Deng also qualified. The relay capped the Gophers’ strong weekend by running the sixth-fastest time in school history (3:06.12) on Saturday.Freshman Wally Ellenson, a member of the Gophers basketball team, qualified Thursday with a high jump of 7 feet 1 inch — less than an inch short of his personal record.Plasencia said the strong performances of Ellenson and senior Oladipo Fagbemi stood out to him. Fagbemi set a personal record in the triple jump to qualify.“He’s been building momentum all spring,” Plasencia said of Fagbemi. “It just lined up for him.” Plasencia said seniors Quentin Mege and Abda have the best chance to succeed at the NCAA meet. Mege threw 66.33 meters Saturday, the second-farthest distance at the regional. Abda ran the 800 meters in 1:48.18 on Friday to advance.Senior Micah Hegerle will join Mege in the hammer throw, and senior Travis Burkstrand will join Abda in the 800. Plasencia said sending multiple athletes to the NCAA meet in the same event gives them an advantage.“Having a strong level of comfort on the national level I think is important,” Plasencia said. “You have more of a normal team situation versus just one or two guys going.”Docherty makes first NCAA meetThe Gophers women’s team will send just one athlete — junior distance runner Laura Docherty — to the championships.Eleven other Minnesota athletes competed at the Austin, Texas, regional and did not advance.Docherty ran a personal-best time of 16:10 in the 5,000 meters Saturday to make her first NCAA meet.The junior has been a bright spot on a women’s team that has struggled this year. She set a school record in the 10,000 in March, placed in the top five in both the 5,000 and 10,000 at the Big Ten outdoor championships and focused on just the 5,000 for the regional.“Last year she had a great breakthrough at the end of the year … and it just rolled into this year,” head coach Matt Bingle said. “She had a good summer and trained smart and then had a great cross country season. Things just kept going and going for her.”last_img read more

Money can motivate weight loss — for a while

first_imgMSNBC:Obese people might be more likely to lose weight if they have money riding on their success — but the pounds may creep back once the financial carrot is gone, a small study finds.Researchers found that a program in which people stood to lose cash should they fail to lose weight seemed to motivate them, but the motivation didn’t last.Read the whole story: MSNBC More of our Members in the Media >last_img

¿Por qué algunas personas son mejores que otras recordando rostros?

first_imgAOL Latino:¿Has conocido a una persona que se presenta contigo en varias ocasiones y siempre como si fuera la primera vez, o quizás a alguien que te ha dicho, “yo te recuerdo de algún lugar, tu cara me es familiar”? Un nuevo estudio realizado por la Beijin Normal University y publicado en el Psychological Science afirma que cuánto una persona puede o no recordar un rostro tiene una explicación científica.Según reportara Science Daily, en un día normal el ser humano reconoce rostros holística y analíticamente, esto al encontrar similitudes en partes del cuerpo del individuo como los ojos o la nariz. Sin embargo, mientras el cerebro utiliza un procedimiento analítico para todos los objetos a su alrededor, se cree que el proceso holístico es especialmente crítico para reconocer un rostro particular.Read the whole story: AOL Latinolast_img read more

CARICOM Official lauds work of Regional Cultural Committee

first_img Oct 8, 2020 CARICOM Region sets Baseline, Targets for Human Resource… You may be interested in… Soca Food Truck: Caribbean Comfort Food Blends Spices with… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Aug 20, 2020 Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… center_img Put your money where your mouth is! – Barbados Culture MinisterMinister of Culture, Sports and Youth of Barbados, the Hon. Stephen Lashley, is of the view that regional Governments needed to redirect some of their resources to the cultural industries if they were truly interested in regional economic expansion and development. He said funding that was going to some traditional sectors that…June 22, 2017In “Anguilla”CARIFESTA XIV tops agenda of Regional Cultural Committee MeetingThe hosting of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIV) in August 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago is at the top of the agenda of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) being held this week at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Directors of Culture as well…June 25, 2018In “Associate Member States”Regional Nursing Body Meets in GuyanaNurses from across the Caribbean Community are currently gathered at the CARICOM Secretariat for the Forty-Fourth General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body. The meeting got underway on Tuesday with an opening ceremony and will continue until Friday August 11, 2017. Speaking at the opening, Director, Human Development at the…August 11, 2017In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 9, 2020 Jul 28, 2020 In fact, the vision of the Ideal Caribbean Person, detailed in that document, has served as a foundation to guide many a strategy and conversation on Human Development. The Conference of Heads in 1997 adopted it during their deliberations on HRD; in 2010, the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development CCYD updated and used it as basis for informing the Paramaribo Youth Strategy, and the most recent (2017) Development of the CARICOM HRD 2030 Strategy, has also used that conceptualisation of the Ideal Caribbean Person. She outlined other achievements of the RCC such as advocacy that led to Regional Governments understanding the need to develop the cultural industries and providing advice on cultural trade matters. She said that a new area of focus for the RCC would be reparations for native genocide and slavery. She said this meeting of the RCC provided an opportunity for reflection and renewal to ensure that national and regional cultural agendas meet the needs of stakeholders. Ms. Bernard said that the RCC had been at the forefront of the call for the restructuring of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, which, according to her, led to the development of a Strategic Plan for the Festival in 2004; the establishment of an Interim Festival Directorate in 2006, and the phased introduction of the main elements of the new CARIFESTA model that emphasises sustainability, more professional development opportunities for artists and better promotion of the event. CARIFESTA XIII will be held in Barbados 17-27 August, 2017 under the theme ‘Asserting our culture, celebrating ourselves’. “The Community is grateful to the Government of Barbados for hosting and to investing in this quintessentially Caribbean cultural showcase,” she said. CARIFESTA is the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival since 1972. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from over 30 countries in the Region and has been held 12 times across eight Member States. Among the Member States that have hosted this culturally iconic event are: Guyana (1972, 2008), Jamaica (1976), Cuba (1979), Barbados (1981), Trinidad and Tobago (1992, 1995, 2006), St. Kitts and Nevis (2000), Suriname (2003, 2013) and Haiti (2015). The main purpose of this event, which was a mandate of the CARICOM Heads, is to celebrate the arts, foster a vision of Caribbean unity while advancing Caribbean culture regionally and internationally. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Ms. Myrna Bernard, Director, Human Development, CARICOM Secretariat speaking during the opening ceremony of the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee of the Caribbean Community, Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Myrna Bernard, on Wednesday lauded the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) for its many achievements over the past two decades. Ms. Bernard was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, 21-23 July, 2017. Ms. Myrna Bernard  said the RCC was instrumental in developing a Regional cultural policy in 1994, and noted that the policy still served as a reference document and a model for cultural policies in some Member States where policies are still being developed.last_img read more

Scenes From Morning Snowfall In Los Alamos

first_imgSlippery conditions on the Main Hill Road this morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Shoveling snow this morning on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  Baby girl spotted this morning at Chapel Apartments experiencing her first snow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  center_img Mini snow plow busy this morning on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img

The Money Is On Brooks

first_imgKoepka is on a rollThe PGA of America its 100th anniversary of the PGA Championship this past week and to be candid, it may take another 100 years to duplicate the 2018 edition.The central participants were some of the biggest names in golf. Coming down the stretch on Sunday, so many big names were in the hunt with a chance to win.Let me get this out right now. My pick for the week was Ricky Fowler. Going into the final round, my crystal ball was on fire. Too bad Ricky was not. Just three off the lead starting his Sunday round, Fowler was unable to make me a marked man around the sports betting windows in Vegas. Fowler, when he needed it the most, came up empty. In fairness to Ricky, he was playing hurt, with a rib injury.Jon Rahm, from Spain, was also in the mix but a two-under-par Sunday round just didn’t get the job done. So, after 100 years of this championship, no player from Spain has ever won it. Defending champion, Justin Thomas, appeared at times on Sunday like he was going to step back into that winner’s circle, but missed some short putts to short circuit catching Brooks Koepka. Adam Scott, formers Masters champion, who was granted a special exemption into the field, justified the honor with his third-place finish. Scott competed this week with two putters in the bag, one long and one short, certainly not a boost of confidence.The final round created a massive dose of excitement, as Tiger’s famous final round Sunday colors, the familiar red and black, were on display. One of the craziest stats in all of sports is that Tiger has never come from behind on Sunday to win a major. He was tough once again in the final round, and the crowds could not get enough. On his front nine, Tiger looked more like Houdini than a professional golfer.He made four birdies and only one bogey in those first nine holes. What’s the big deal you say? Well, the Houdini named Tiger did not hit a single fairway in that stretch. On Championship Sunday, that’s like being in a heavyweight fight with one hand tied behind your back. He came up short but from where he was a year ago, not knowing whether he could play again, it was a remarkable performance.Equally remarkable was when Tiger gave a thumbs up to the massive crowds after he finished play, much like Arnold Palmer was famous for doing. He also waited to congratulate Koepka as he came off the course, a great sign of respect.This is the new gentler, kinder Tiger, which might be directly related to not knowing if he would ever get to play golf again due to his injuries. Apparently, he appreciates the second chance and has decided to make the most of it, for which I commend him. Also, it’s possible that thoughts of his friend, Jarrod Lyle, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 36 earlier in the week might have crept into the picture. Unfortunately, there are no second chances for Lyle, who leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. From that perspective, Tiger’s second chance has to look awfully good.Koepka, who looks like he could play any sport well, is on a roll. Out of the last six major championships that he has played in, he has won half of them. Only four players in history have won the U.S. Open and the PGA in the same year. Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Koepka can now add his name to that short list in the history books.At this place in time, we have three players one victory shy of winning all four of golf’s majors. The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. Rory McIlroy needs to win the Masters, Phil Mickelson needs to win the U.S. Open, and Jordan Spieth, the PGA Championship.My money is on Koepka to win the Open Championship and the Masters to complete his career grand slam before the other three.bobvoiceofgolf@gmail.com Sharelast_img read more

FreeWave Technologies scoops M2M award

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Details revealed about the Cutting World 2020

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