This is a continuation of years of ongoing struggle for the dairy industry. The number of challenges for agricultural producers appear to be growing while income continues to decline. Be it trade tariffs with major export markets, low commodity prices, changes in consumer preferences, or major weather events, farmers have had their fair share of challenges in recent years, forcing them to be smarter than ever before to just survive!
Cooperative Extension is! As mentioned on the website, different sectors of farm enterprises have unique management needs. It starts with helping students take more control over their learning, especially those that were behind grade level when schools closed due to COVID The key is bringing the principles of culturally responsive teaching into how we design and deliver instruction online.
First we have to let go of misconceptions about what culturally responsive teaching is and learn how to authentically leverage culture as a cognitive scaffold to help deepen learning. Session attendees will take away three core CRT design principles and three high leverage practices that can be easily incorporated into our remote teaching.
Does it seem your inbox is bursting with announcements for webinars? With face-to-face conferencing ground to a halt during social distancing, professional development has transitioned to an almost entirely virtual experience.
Monotone speakers. Loads of bullet point slides—and presenters who just read them—or notes that are drier than dust. Effective teaching skills do not always transfer to online presenting as evidenced in many webinars. We can do better. Session attendees will takeaway some basic skills and practices that can lead them to design and deliver more engaging webinars.
One outcome of the coronavirus crisis is that webinars are likely to emerge as the standard for remote professional development for the foreseeable future.
We all need to commit to making them a better user experience. Our colleagues deserve that much. There is one more important advantage to personalized learning that cannot be underestimated. At first I was afraid, I was petrified Kept thinking I could never teach through Canvas all the time But then I spent so many nights reading the help docs for so long And I grew strong And I learned how to get along.
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View the discussion thread. Two private colleges have distinctly different plans for reopening in the fall opinion. Those who are already members of LearningRevolution. The schedule with the live session links will also be sent to all members of LearningRevolution. Main session rooms accommodate people; each session will have a specified overflow simulcast via YouTube of unlimited capacity.
Secondary sessions are held in Zoom meeting rooms with a capacity of if those rooms are full, you'll have to wait for the recording to watch. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. He sees far more good than bad at CEP, though, citing statistics showing academic improvement and an impressive number of students who ask to stay at CEP beyond their mandated term.
On May 14 a requested interview with new acting principal Ken Thomas and a tour of the CEP Beechnut facility turn into a meeting with a small group of people including Anderson and Gayle Fallon. But Thomas, who was brought in abruptly from Nashville to replace principal Phillipa Young, is nowhere in sight. Anderson explains Thomas's absence by saying, "He's being principal. It's my assignment to visit with you. Anderson says Young was moved out suddenly because CEP needed a community liaison.
It was wonderful to see her out there. Staff turnover remains a major problem at Houston's CEP. There have been several principals in the few years the program has been in operation here. Teachers come and go at an even higher rate. All the teachers have degrees, but few are certified.
Anderson says that certification is "a wonderful thing," but if someone has the heart to work with these kids then they don't necessarily need to be certified.
At the same time he readily agrees that the school lacks teachers who are able to answer higher-level questions in some subjects. In response to subsequent Press questions, Richardson says CEP will be adding a staff recruiter to hire upper-level math and science teachers. Current staff will receive additional training in math and science, Anderson says.
Better computer programs are being considered. And CEP is considering requiring all new hires to either enter an alternative certification plan or obtain temporary certification -- if this doesn't violate provisions of the union contact, Richardson says.
Anderson says teacher turnover is too high. Fallon says the pay "is not there" and that it's going to have to come up. Anderson also volunteered that original staff selection wasn't rigorous enough and CEP's new teacher training was inadequate. CEP students often say teachers shove and yell at them. Fallon discounts this, saying this is just part of "a new game" widespread throughout HISD in which students know that by making false accusations about teachers they can get them removed. Anderson says that sometimes a teacher will insert himself between two fighting students and end up touching one.
Fallon agrees. When I taught, I used to take the smallest one and throw 'em somewhere," she says. We haven't had one fired. Richardson agrees. Richardson also discounts reports of fighting among students and says no allegations have been substantiated about teachers standing by during student fights.
CEP tries to eliminate fights among students by keeping the kids out of hallways and bathrooms and by eliminating cafeterias. Students eat lunch in their rooms. Anderson says CEP is not a warehouse and that he cares about all the students there. Despite the regimentation, kids at CEP can still get in trouble and be sent to in-school suspension or expelled.
Anderson says they follow up on truancy very strongly because CEP doesn't get paid if the kids aren't there. Richardson says there is a financial penalty if CEP doesn't maintain 80 percent attendance.
As a result, attendance at CEP is "10 to 15 percent higher than at their home school," Anderson says. But on another morning prior to this date -- as a Press writer parked her butt in a potted plant out in the CEP parking lot, in a very long and unsuccessful wait to get inside -- kids straggled in throughout the morning. Asked about this, Anderson sighs, saying: "Some do drift in, and we try to reach the parents. These kids have had bad experiences in school for whatever reason. I think we're making a good, energetic effort to get them here.
Do we feel confident we're doing everything we can? Much of CEP's literature promotes its self-paced policy of putting students in front of computers for most of the day. They are both taught and tested by these computers, which, company CEO Richardson has proudly said, cannot be accused of falsifying scores.
But on this day in May, Anderson says he'd like to see CEP become less computer-driven, instead offering more direct interaction with teachers. The subsequent tour shows off empty halls with murals of happy students wearing caps and gowns.
Beth Bircher, a former teacher in the local public schools, is the head of orientation. On arrival, she says, she tells students it doesn't matter what they did in the past, this is the place they can get back on track. She wants to see students working, nice and quiet. There are incentives for good behavior: games every other week, pizza, inclusion in the honors group based on behavior, not grades.
The district won't know till sometime this summer whether the program designed to help at-risk ninth-graders -- it is funded by the Texas Education Agency and in operation at ten campuses -- will be renewed for next year. Possessed of a calm, friendly, quietly forceful manner, Taylor says education is her second career.
Previously, she spent 22 years in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff in Franklin County in Columbus, Missouri. She focuses on social skills as well as academics. And, as she puts it, students "know Ms.Yep, complete the learning to survive scenario in the linked guide above. level 1. 2 points · 1 year ago. For the drone facility you really only need to put a camera on a small ship with a couple of gatlings and snipe it from just outside of its turret range. It was the drone itself that was tricky because I wasn't expecting rockets and the.