The Students are Signing up and Very Excited. How can you Help?

Posted by admin on September 2, 2013 under Academic Achievement Gap, Achievement Gap Events, Community Action, Community Influence on Education, Education Is A Civil Right, Education Leadership, Leadership, News, Parent Involvement | Read the First Comment

GREAT NEWS: WE ALREADY HAVE OVER 300 CONFIRMED STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE SEPTEMBER 15, FREESATPREPWORKSHOP.

Help us meet our Goal!

Help us meet our Goal!

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN!!!

WHAT A PHENOMENAL MATCH CHALLENGE WEEK!!! Our total for the week, INCLUDING THE MATCHING CONTRIBUTION, was a FANTASTIC $2,606,00 This brings our total collected for this year’s FREESATPREPWORKSHOP TO $4,072.00, which represents 58% of our overall GOAL of $7,000.00. LET’S NOT LET UP!! LET’S SEE IF WE CAN CUT THE REMAINING $2,928.00 of our total GOAL in half this week, making our GOAL THIS WEEK, to RAISE only $1,464.00.

We are asking for only $3.00 from each of my FB Friends, and we will MAKE IT HAPPEN! I am so appreciative for ALL OF YOU who has already contacted me and pledged your support, in all forms. Please SPREAD THE WORD: SHARE OUR LINKS. We can do this – Let’s CONTINUE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

If Paypal is not your preference you can mail your contribution to: FreeSATPrepWorkshop c/o Chris L. Hickey, Sr. 309 E. Hillcrest Blvd. #364. Inglewood, CA 90301. Please make your tax deductible donation payable to Each One – Teach One Alliance. Thank you again for your consistent and loyal support. It has not been unrecognized.

The Paypal link can be found on the right side of the following web site:

http://www.freesatprepworkshop.com/

 

Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr. Gives Presentation on Son-Father Relationships at Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars’ Annual Colloquium

Posted by SPMG Media on July 16, 2013 under News | Be the First to Comment

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Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars, Inc. (APADS) -”Much appreciation to Dr. Chris Hickey, Sr. for a fantastic presentation on son-father relationships at our Annual Colloquium!”

The Privatization of Public Education

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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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Training for California’s Version of the Affordable Healthcare Act

Posted by SPMG Media on June 27, 2013 under Community Action, Community Influence on Education, Education Leadership, Leadership, National Policy, News | Be the First to Comment

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Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr. is in training this week on California’s version of the Affordable Healthcare Act, Covered California. He is part of a team that will be training Community Outreach and Education groups throughout California.

Unlocking Patient Engagement through Innovation – Dr. Hickey at the Engage Conference in Washington, DC

Posted by SPMG Media on June 6, 2013 under Community Action, Education Leadership, Educational Technology, Leadership, National Policy, News, Research Corner | Be the First to Comment

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Day 2 of the Engage Conference: “Unlocking Patient Engagement through Innovation.” This morning’s Keynote is the Honorable Mike Honda, U.S. Congressman, 17th Congressional District of California. His topic is: “Mobile Health and What the Healthcare Industry Must Do to better serve Patients.”

According to an April 2012 Pew report, “… 88% of American adults age 18 and older have a cell phone, 57% have a laptop, 19% own an e-book reader, and 19% have a tablet computer; about six in ten adults (63%) go online wirelessly with one of those devices.”

Update From Dr. HIckey at Datapalooza Conference

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Entrepreneurs and other innovators struggle to crack our 2.6 trillion dollar health care industry despite near universal agreement that quality and cost of our system lags significantly behind other countries. This panel of business, policy…, and technology experts described atypical market forces that constrained the investment and options for transforming America’s health care system. As a remedy, they shared how the enhanced data liquidity will power the informed-decision making and information technology-enabled business that bring disruption to the marketplace.

I feel that not only is this a significant issue in this county, it is of particular concern to me how underserved communities will remain relevant and involved  in the reshaping of the health information-sharing landscape”, said Dr. Hickey.
The panelists: Dick Foster, Dean, Datapalooza Business School; Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and, Uwe E. Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University. The facilitator was, Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Simple Tech Solutions for Creating Community on Campus

Posted by SPMG Media on May 21, 2013 under Educational Technology, News | Be the First to Comment

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“Simple Tech Solutions for Creating Community on Campus” by Courtney Buell first appeared on Edcetera

When students are involved in on-campus activities, they are more engaged in their lessons, they develop friendships that bolster them through their challenging courses, and they feel a sense of ownership over their school and the experiences they have there. Community colleges in particular struggle to help students feel included and involved in the campus community beyond attending classes. Without on-campus housing and big sports teams to bring students together, it’s not uncommon for them to feel isolated.

Chances are, your school is already creating clubs and hosting events on campus regularly, but getting the word out to the students that need to hear it might be a problem. This is where a few simple tech tools can really make a difference.

Social Media

If it hasn’t already, your school should establish a presence on Facebook and Twitter. Both are free, and students are already using them all the time. Have your department of student life manage the accounts, and encourage students to follow the pages when they enroll, then they can get their school news in the same place as their social news. Avoid over-posting though, or you run the risk seeming spammy and making students want to hit “unfollow.”

Badges

Foursquare and Mozilla both use badges for various education-related online and real-life accomplishments. Your school can use ready-made badges online, or create their own like Seton Hall University and award them for anything: visiting the library, attending an event, completing campus orientation, or even joining a club. Take it a step further by incentivizing your badge system with special invites to cookouts or movie screenings on campus.

Forums

Online forums are a fantastic place for like-minded people to ask questions and find new information about common interests. Many larger universities, like University of Iowa, have forums that are dedicated to discussions about their sports teams, but if your school doesn’t have a big team that doesn’t preclude it from creating a thriving forum for another topic. In fact, many of the sports forums end up hosting discussions about anything from books to video games – it all depends on what the participants decide to talk about and what strikes a chord. The result is an active online community, full of fun and interesting conversation that bleeds over into campus life. READ MORE

Many teachers say they need training in Common Core standards, poll says

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PALO ALTO, Calif. — Most public school teachers feel unprepared to teach math and reading to the Common Core standards that are rolling out in 45 states and the District, according to a poll of 800 teachers released Friday by the American Federation of Teachers.

The new standards, written by a group of states and embraced by the Obama administration, set common goals for reading, writing and math skills that students should develop from kindergarten through high school graduation. Curriculum is left to the states. The standards emphasize critical thinking and problem solving and are supposed to encourage students to think deeply about fewer topics.

While a clear majority —  75 percent — of teachers surveyed by the union said they support the Common Core, less than one-third said their school districts have given them the training and resources to teach to the new standards.

Many states have begun implementing the standards. All participating states are expected to have them in place by 2014, when students will take new standardized tests based on the Common Core. READ MORE

Black leaders seek a covenant between community and political candidates

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by Merdies Hayes (OurWeekly)

They cite pressing issues—jobs, housing, racial profiling—among African Americans

A panel of political, labor, educational and clergy leaders are demanding that elected officials establish and maintain a high level of accountability in providing services to and improving the standard of living in the African American community.

The Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance (BCCLA) convened a summit Monday morning at the African American Cultural Center in the Crenshaw District, specifying to liberal-democratic officeholders and candidates that the Black vote will no longer be automatic.

“We no longer can give our vote and not have accountability from our political leaders,” said the Rev. Eric Lee, president of the BCCLA. The group announced a Black Community Candidate Covenant to achieve policy and political goals that are mutually beneficial to the officeholder and their constituency. READ MORE

Dr. Hickey Featured in Recent Article: Father to the Fatherless: How one man’s dedication is making a difference

Posted by SPMG Media on May 17, 2013 under Community Action, Education Leadership, Leadership, Mentoring Youth, News | Be the First to Comment

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Dr. Hickey was featured in an article by Jay Arrington of the Maryland Daily Examiner , discussing  Hot Topics Radio show with host Toni Breedlove and the topic: ‘Fatherless Sons and Daughters: Healing the Gap. The episode, inspired by Oprah Winfrey’s recent series, “Life Class – Fatherless Sons”, featured Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr., Executive Director at Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success in Inglewood, California, as special guest. The show emphasized the impact of fatherlessness in the lives of children, the impact on the child and society at large, and techniques to move both child and father towards healing. READ MORE .  Listen to the episode here – CLICK HERE