More than 500 students turned out to get preparation for the upcoming SAT test. Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr, Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success hosts this powerful event throughout the year (throughout Southern California) to help parents and educators prepare juniors and seniors for the SAT Test. Learn more at www.freesatprepworkshop.com. The Wooten Center (http://wootencenter.org/) provided SAT math and language arts instructors for the program held September 15, 2013, at the Marriott LAX. Thanks to E1T1 director and Wooten advisory board member Dr. Chris Hickey for providing this great program for our youth. Thanks to Wooten instructors Marcos Escobar, Barrett Warden and Abraham Ruiz for your care and attention helping students understand the instructions and questions they will face soon on the SAT and to Alexis Marion for preparing the materials. Exemplary Math instructions were also provided by Mr. Andy Castanon, of Windward School (http://windwardschool.org/). SPMG Media partnered with Each One-Teach One in this powerful event. Photos by Devlan Boyd. The next Free SAT Prep Workshop will be held in March 2014. Check back for details!
Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr. Gives Presentation on Son-Father Relationships at Association of Pan African Doctoral Scholars’ Annual Colloquium
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!”
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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
“My final day, this week, of training Outreach and Education Agencies in Sacramento. Included with the group was Alice Huffman, the Chair of the California NAACP. I was proud and honored to have her among the group I trained.”
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
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.”
“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.
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.”
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.
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
(Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 30, 2013) – Chris L. Hickey, Sr., Founder and Executive Director of Each One-Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success, has recently earned his Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.
Each One-Teach One is an organization that focuses on efforts to heighten community awareness of the overwhelming importance of reforming educational practices targeting at-risk youth. This nonprofit provides various workshops, such as Free SAT Preparation Workshop, in which last year 400 students participated in this hands-on, day long, intensive workshop, taught by representatives from the prestigious Windward School and The Princeton Review.
Dr. Hickey also serves as the Director of Instructional Technology Systems Consultancy, a firm that provides community education, consultancy and program planning and implementation for healthcare’s mandated EHR, as well as additional full service technology consulting, planning and implementation for hospitals, medical clinics, public, charter and private schools, and other instructional settings.
“Completing the doctoral program in Leadership and Change has given me more insight into leadership development and will provide greater access to opportunities that will assist us in serving youth and the community at large,” says Dr. Hickey.
About Each One-Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success
Each One-Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success is an organization that focuses its efforts on heightening community awareness of the importance of reforming educational practices targeting at-risk youth. Learn more at www.e1t1.org .
About Instructional Technology Systems Consultancy
ITSC is a national consulting firm that offers profit and non-profit organizations expert consulting and training services in a variety of technology related areas. Specializing in community education, consultancy and program planning and implementation for healthcare’s mandated EHR, they conduct nationwide workshops and seminars on how to create and design comprehensive strategic technology plans. Learn more at www.4itsc.com .
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