The Privatization of Public Education

Posted by SPMG Media on July 16, 2013 under Academic Achievement Gap, Education Leadership, Educational Policy, Educational Reform, Multiple Pathways to Education, News, Research Corner | Be the First to Comment

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The Common Core/Standardized Testing regime, justified to make the US economy more competitive internationally, has marginalized the Arts, Social Studies/Civics, Phys. Ed, recess/free play and extracurricular activities. Yet, those are the sources of most of the well rounded, innovative graduates business leaders say they desperately need. Education reform only makes sense as a business strategy but educationally, it is wasting the opportunities of children by the scores of millions, and, if continued, will create a generation of shadow citizens.
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Boosting Creative Thinking in Math Class

Posted by SPMG Media on under Educational Technology, Leadership, Mentoring Youth, Multiple Pathways to Education | Be the First to Comment

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Math gets creative in 4th grade teacher Lana Gundy’s class when she asks her students write their own brain-teaser math problems. (via Education Week Teacher).

I’ll admit it: I was skeptical of how “creative-thinking” strategies in math would go over with my 4th grade enrichment students. I see these students just once a week in pull-out groups, so every lesson counts. And I was nervous that this one might be a complete disaster.

My students usually solve math problems to practice a specific skill. Then we discuss the different ways they approached the problem, helping them understand the skill more deeply. This lesson, however, called for the students to write their own math problems. How would my students react when I put them in charge of their own learning?

I knew that, if it was successful, this lesson would get right to the heart of Common Core Mathematical Practice Standard #3, helping my students learn to “construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.”  READ MORE

Get Ready for the Free SAT Prep – Sept. 15, 2013

Posted by SPMG Media on under Academic Achievement Gap, Community Action, Education Leadership, Multiple Pathways to Education | Be the First to Comment

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We are currently in preparation for the FREE SAT Prep Workshop, hosted by Each One-Teach One: Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement & Success. This event for Juniors and Seniors in High School will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, from 1…2 noon – 5pm, in Los Angeles at the Marriott LAX. Sponsorship and Vendor opportunities are available. SPMG Media and Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access,… welcomes our McDonald’s as our Title Sponsor. Join us in sponsoring this worthwhile event and get YOUR information out to more than 200 college bound students and their parents, and be included in our public recognition at the event, on social media, our press releases and our websites. For more information, you can inbox me or visit the website to make a donation or register for the newsletter – http://www.freesatprepworkshop.com/ GET IN THE GAME – Help us make the difference for OUR STUDENTS!

Each One – Teach One Executive Director to Present at Black Child Conference/Scholarship Luncheon

Posted by Chris L. Hickey, Sr on May 11, 2011 under Achievement Gap Events, Educational Reform, Educational Technology, Educational Technology Events, Multiple Pathways to Education, Research Corner | Be the First to Comment

Each One - Teach One Alliance Executive Director

Each One - Teach One Alliance Executive Director

On June 4th, 2011 Chris L. Hickey, Sr., the Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success will be presenting a workshop at the Council of Black Administrators’ (COBA) 36th Annual Black Child Conference/Scholarship Luncheon, in Los Angeles. The Conference Theme is: “Quality First Teaching: The Key to Academic Success for the African-American Child.” My presentation topic is, “Understanding the iGeneration: The New Science of Learning.” In the workshop teachers, parents and caretakers explore and share perspectives relevant to the new science of the brain, learning and cognition. The focus of this workshop is on how classroom instruction can be strategically aligned, at home, with how iGeneration students learn. Participants are presented with ground breaking research that challenge traditional notions of how students spend their (multi-tasking) time, direct their (creative) attention, and are inspired (motivated) to learn. Specific attention is given to how the staggering global proliferation of cell phones, IPads, digital social networks, eBooks, video games, Wikis, Wiis, email, texting, IMing, MP3 players, IPods, PS3s, personal computers, Xboxes, etc., are affecting the nature and cognitive process of learning.

For more information on the conference visit:

http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/orgs/coba/index.html

Each One – Teach One Executive Director to Present at Dream Deferred Conference

Posted by Chris L. Hickey, Sr on February 24, 2011 under Academic Achievement Gap, Educational Reform, Educational Technology, Leadership, Multiple Pathways to Education | Be the First to Comment

On April 11th - 12th, 2011 Chris L. Hickey, Sr., the Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success will be presenting a workshop at the College Board Dream Deferred National Conference in Philadelphia, Penn. The Conference Theme is: The Future of African American Education. The presentation topic is: Understanding the iGeneration: The New Science of Learning. “In this workshop parents and caretakers explore and share perspectives relevant to the new science of the brain, learning and cognition. The focus of this workshop is on how classroom instruction can be strategically aligned, at home, with how iGeneration students learn. Participants are presented with ground breaking research that challenge traditional notions of how students spend their (multi-tasking) time, direct their (creative) attention, and are inspired (motivated) to learn. Specific attention is given to how the staggering global proliferation of cell phones, IPads, digital social networks, eBooks, video games, Wikis, Wiis, email, texting, IMing, MP3 players, IPods, PS3s, personal computers, Xboxes, etc., are affecting the nature and cognitive process of learning.”

For more information on the conference visit:

http://www.collegeboard.com/dreamdeferred/index.html

Announcing the 2010 Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children Leadership Summit

Posted by WRCEBC on August 28, 2009 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events, Community Action, Community Influence on Education, Education Is A Civil Right, Educational Policy, Educational Reform, Educational Technology Events, Leadership, Mentoring Youth, Multiple Pathways to Education, Parent Involvement | Be the First to Comment

The Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children (WRCEBC), in collaboration with the Council of Black Administrators (COBA), the Urban League, the NAACP, and the Education is A Civil Right Committee  (ECRC) will host the 14th Annual Leadership Summit on Thursday, March 4 through Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Westin Hotel & Resorts, 5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045. The theme of the 2010 Leadership Summit is:

Demanding Excellence for African American Children…
Through a Leadership Summit for Change:
“Implementing the Blueprint for Action – Phase XIII”

More than 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education equal educational opportunities are still denied. The object of this Summit is to produce a comprehensive, sustainable PLAN OF ACTION that all individuals, organization, and stakeholder groups will implement in their local schools, districts, states and nationally to prevent the calamity resulting from failing to educate Black youth.

Parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, policymakers, members of the religious community, business leaders and support service providers will conduct workshops and engage in developing action plans for implementing the Blueprint for Action – Phase XIII, with particular emphasis on the conference theme.

Colleagues from the nine states of the Western Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington) are teaming with us in planning and coordinating this event.

For additional information, please contact:

Chris L. Hickey, Sr.
(866) 614-9847
chickey@4itsc.com
or
http://www.wrcebc.org

Together, we will make a difference!

Create Now!!! Transforming the Lives of Youth

Posted by CreateNow on March 24, 2009 under Community Action, Education Is A Civil Right, Mentoring Youth, Multiple Pathways to Education | Be the First to Comment

Half of the U.S. youth population (17.6 million kids to be exact) is considered to be “at-risk” of getting into trouble with the law, or “high-risk” and already in trouble.  This isn’t a problem only in the United States. Street gangs, drug addiction, child prostitution, abuse and neglect are major concerns around the world.

 

Our children need help!

  

One solution that has been proven to work is mentoring. A mentor is a loyal advisor, a teacher or coach, sponsor, guide, confidante and role model. He or she is a special friend who services as an advocate for the needs of someone else and makes an effort to bring out their best qualities.

 

Through CreateNow! I’ve personally mentored more than 50 of these kids and I’ve trained dozens of other mentorsto work with high-risk youth. Create Now has reached thousands of the most troubled children in Southern California.