Archive for October, 2014

The Digital Fluency Initiative

The Digital Fluency Initiative is designed to develop and enhance the capacity of the participants to teach and learn effectively in a digital world. It is offered in a blended format and consists of student-centered learning activities highlighting the following topics:         Digital Age Learning         Research & Information Literacy         Digital Citizenship         Communication & Collaboration         Creativity & […]

College football is coming to town…with a special focus on celebrating teachers.

  COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF EXTRA YARD FOR TEACHERS SUMMIT College football is coming to town…with a special focus on celebrating teachers. On Jan. 10, 2015, while North Texas is gearing up for the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game, the community will take a time out to focus on the people who helped all […]

With “Empty Nest,” Comes New Discovery

As the parents of a freshman in college, my husband and I have entered the “empty nest” season of our lives. I frequently find myself asking “Did I do all I could’ve done to prepare him for college?” “Can he wash his own clothes? Will he keep his dorm room cleaner than his room at […]

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Press Release from the U.S. Department of Education. Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools 10/21/2014 10:17 AM EDT   As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not […]

Parent Companion Website

Take a moment to check out an exciting new resource for parents – the Parent Companion website! The goal of this new website is to provide information, inspiration, and resources for parents of children with a diagnosed or a suspected disability. The Parent Companion website was specifically designed for parents of children from birth to […]

Guest Post: A Short Story

Here’s something a little different by my friend Justin Vawter, Co-Founder of NuMinds Enrichment. The rise of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)—and its ability to see our brain’s activity in real time—holds unlimited potential for scientists and researchers. Martin Lindstrom, in his book Buyology, even discusses the current research and implications of neural imaging in […]