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Shireen Abdullah is a foodie with a passion for problem-solving. Growing a culturally competent nutrition platform that connects individuals to dietitians. After spending most of her career as a project manager and management consultant, Shireen decided to change paths and pursue her passion to become a “nutri-prenuer.” While managing her own illness, she realized the importance of cultural nutrition education paired with an empowering, patient-centered care model to close gaps in health equity for minorities. Her startup is called Yumlish, creating an AI-powered, culturally relevant nutrition therapy platform for minorities with diabetes that addresses socioeconomic barriers to dietary adherence. https://www.linkedin.com/in/shireenabdullah/ https://yumlish.com/
Hey hey, amazing listeners! Welcome to today's episode of the Fuck It All Podcast where we dive deep into stories of empowerment and breaking stigmas. We are BEYOND excited to share this week's incredible guest with you.This week on the podcast we have the remarkable Imani Wilson from Plan C redefining what it means to be a sex-positive person and an advocate for reproductive rights all over the country. Her MO? She's all about open conversations and healthy education. Imani grew up in the South, facing some tough challenges due to teen pregnancy stigma in the zeitgeist which was juxtaposed by her sex-positive mom educating her on all things informed sex. In the end, momma bear won (woohoo!) and Imani grew up to be a sex-positive empowered woman with sexual literacy as her weapon of choice. Huzzah! Now, let's dive into the details. Imani is a graduate student at Temple University, pursuing a Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences. With an MPH from UCLA in Community Health Sciences, she's a powerhouse in the field. Imani's also a vital part of Plan C, working as a Partnerships and Engagement Consultant. She's all about creating community partnerships to raise awareness about abortion pill access nationwide. Basically, she's advocating for us when our own Supreme Court won't! Imani's research is nothing short of groundbreaking! She's focused on comprehensive sex education reform, advocating for reproductive justice policies, and championing community-based birthing practices that prioritize the well-being of queer individuals of color.This episode is filled with stories of resilience, education, and advocacy. It's a reminder that no matter where you come from, you have the power to shape your narrative. So, let's embrace empowerment together! Keep shining, keep learning, and keep fighting for what's right!Imani WilsonWebsiteLinkedInResources from this episode: The It All Media Newsletter Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters--And How to Get It Podcast production for this episode was provided by CCST.
William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land is without a doubt one of the weirdest entries in the annals of weird fiction. Set in the earth's distant future, after the sun has gone out and the planet has been cleaved in two by an unspecified disaster, a telepathic scientist dons his armour and weapons to brave the monster-haunted yet strangely monotonous wastes that engirdle the massive pyramid in which the last humans took refuge, hundreds of thousands of years earlier. If Samuel Beckett tripped hard on ayahuasca, he might have come up with something like Hodgson's genre-defying novel, which reads more like a report to committee of 17th-century heretics than a piece of speculative fiction from the early twentieth century. MIT Press recently released a (blessedly) abridged edition of The Night Land as part of their Radium Series. Journalist, scholar, and lecturer Erik Davis, who penned a brilliant foreword for the new edition, was kind enough to join Phil and JF to discuss this underrated masterpiece. Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/weirdstudies) and gain access to Phil's podcast on Wagner's Ring Cycle. Listen to Meredith Michael and Gabriel Lubell's podcast, Cosmophonia (https://cosmophonia.podbean.com/). Download Pierre-Yves Martel's new album, Mer Bleue (https://pierre-yvesmartel.bandcamp.com/album/mer-bleue). Visit the Weird Studies Bookshop (https://bookshop.org/shop/weirdstudies) Find us on Discord (https://discord.com/invite/Jw22CHfGwp) Get the T-shirt design from Cotton Bureau (https://cottonbureau.com/products/can-o-content#/13435958/tee-men-standard-tee-vintage-black-tri-blend-s)! SHOW NOTES William Hope Hodgeson, The Night Land (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9780262546423) Weird Studies, Episode 37 with Stuart Davis (https://www.weirdstudies.com/37) Walter Ong, Orality and Literacy (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9780415538381) Charles Taylor, A Secular Age (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9780674986916) William Hope Hodgeson, House on the Borderland (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9781492699774) Samuel Beckett, Molloy (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9780802144478) Sumptuary Laws (https://refashioningrenaissance.eu/archival-work/sumptuary-laws/) Arcosanti (https://www.arcosanti.org/), arcology Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9781618950468) Pierre Schaeffer, “Traité des objets musicaux” Schitzophonia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophonia) H.G. Wells, The Time Machine (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9780141439976)
Are you in control of your finances? Do you have a clear vision for your future? Do you understand what type of freedom it is you are yearning for? As someone who understands the importance of mindset, purpose and vision, entrepreneur, investor and highly-skilled international business mentor, Catherine McGuire is focused on sharing her knowledge, experiences and insights of powerful goal setting and financial literacy with the next generation and beyond. Taking time out to reflect, review and see life from a different perspective, Catherine has been able to consciously design a life of freedom. KEY TAKEAWAY “I believe that I have designed my life as I wanted it to be.” ABOUT CATHERINE MCGUIRE As a well-regarded and experienced UK Property Investment Specialist having a mixed strategy portfolio, Catherine has successfully mentored hundreds of international and UK based clients to financial independence. She is proud to have been nominated for numerous business and industry coaching and mentoring awards. Catherine has a strong interest in personal development, conservation and preserving the countryside for future generations and lives in beautiful rural Cornwall with her husband. CONNECT WITH CATHERINE MCGUIRE https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-mcguire-ladyc/ ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON Amy is a Life Purpose Coach, Podcast Strategist, Top 1% Global Podcaster, Speaker and Mastermind Host. Amy works with individuals to improve productivity, engagement and fulfilment, to banish overwhelm, underwhelm and frustration and to welcome clarity, achievement and purpose. WORK WITH AMY Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire. If you would to focus on your WHY or launch a purposeful podcast, then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall KEEP IN TOUCH WITH AMY Sign up for the weekly Friday Focus - https://www.amyrowlinson.com/subscribe-to-weekly-newsletter CONNECT WITH AMY https://linktr.ee/AmyRowlinson HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson DISCLAIMER The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.
MLOps Coffee Sessions #177 with Mohamed Abusaid and Mara Pometti, Empowering Employees: Education and Literacy for Data and AI in the Workplace sponsored by QuantumBlack. // Abstract Trust is paramount in the adoption of new technologies, especially in the realm of education. Mohamed and Mara shed light on the importance of AI governance programs and establishing AI governance boards to ensure safe and ethical use of technology while managing associated risks. They discuss the impact on customers, potential risks, and mitigation strategies that organizations must consider to protect their brand reputation and comply with regulations. // Bio Mara Pometti Mara is an Associate Design Director at McKinsey & Company, where she helps organisations drive AI adoption through human-centered methods. She defines herself as a data-savvy humanist. Her practice spans across AI, data journalism, and design with the overarching objective of finding the strategic intersection between AI models and human intents to implement responsible AI systems that move organisations forward. Previously, she led the AI Strategy practice at IBM, where she also developed the company's first-ever data storytelling program. Yet, by background, she is a data journalist. She worked as a data journalist for agencies and newsrooms like Aljazeera. Mara lectured at many universities about how to humanize AI, including the London School of Economics. Her books and writing explore how to weave a humanistic approach to AI development. Mohamed Abusaid Am Mohamed, a tech enthusiast, hacker, avid traveler, and foodie all rolled into one individual. Built his first website when he was 9 and fell in love with computers and the internet ever since. Graduated with computer science from university although dabbled in electrical, electronic, and network engineering before that. When he's not reading up on the latest tech conversations and products on Hacker News, Mohamed spends his time traveling to new destinations and exploring their cuisine and culture. Mohamed works with different companies helping them tackle challenges in developing, deploying, and scaling their analytics to reach its potential. Some topics he's enthusiastic about include MLOps, DataOps, GenerativeAI, Product thinking, and building cross-functional teams to deliver user-first products. // MLOps Jobs board https://mlops.pallet.xyz/jobs // MLOps Swag/Merch https://mlops-community.myshopify.com/ // Related Links --------------- ✌️Connect With Us ✌️ ------------- Join our slack community: https://go.mlops.community/slack Follow us on Twitter: @mlopscommunity Sign up for the next meetup: https://go.mlops.community/register Catch all episodes, blogs, newsletters, and more: https://mlops.community/ Connect with Demetrios on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dpbrinkm/ Connect with Mara on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mara-pometti Connect with Mohamed on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mabusaid/ Timestamps: [00:00] Mara and Mohamed's preferred coffee [00:47] Takeaways [05:04] Big shout out to QuantumBlack and thank you for sponsoring this episode [05:37] Please like, share, and subscribe to our MLOps channels! [05:53] How QuantumBlack uses LLMs [08:54] Using Notion AI function [09:33] Shapers [12:08] Build on existing services with sophistication [15:41] Being creative to compete [21:19] From taker to shaper, from shaper to maker [25:24] Testing prompts [29:33] Next troubleshooting steps when prompts go wrong [32:29] Backup mechanisms essential for improving LLM product [35:07] APIs and external models in the in-house setting [37:38] Calling "Open-source" as legitimately "Open-source" [40:32] Privacy or Convenience? [44:41] API Usage Approaches Split [51:07] Companies serious about privacy, data usage, important regulations [58:39] AI's potential danger lies in text disinformation [1:00:11] Cultural influences [1:01:19] Wrap up
This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Amplify.The webinar recording can be accessed here.Featuring special guest speaker Natalie Wexler in conversation with Alli Rice and Dr. Matt Patterson.Listen to this edWeb podcast to hear Natalie Wexler, author of The Knowledge Gap and host of the first season of the Knowledge Matters Podcast, in conversation with Science of Reading Star Award Winner Alli Rice and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Matt Patterson. Natalie, Alli, and Dr. Patterson discuss how knowledge has been proven over and over to lead to real literacy success for students from all backgrounds.You learn why knowledge is a critical component of literacy success and educational equity, and how it's just as important as word recognition. You also hear real-life stories from the classroom and explore why leaders must embrace evidence-based literacy practices such as systematic building of academic knowledge in order to improve student reading outcomes. And you discover the top five ways to tell if a literacy program does—or does not—build the academic knowledge your students deserve.This edWeb podcast is of interest to elementary and middle school teachers and school and district leaders.Amplify Helping teachers celebrate and develop student thinking.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Learn more about viewing live edWeb presentations and on-demand recordings, earning CE certificates, and using accessibility features.
Reading is simple, right? Not for everyone, and it's especially challenging for those who don't have access to all the tools and resources they need to be successful. This week we hear from Marnie Ginsburg, founder of Reading Simplified, who has dedicated her career to improving reading proficiency in students. She discusses the critical need to disseminate research-backed strategies to teachers, bridging the gap between what we know and what happens in the classroom. During our conversation, we explore the scientific foundations of reading, the role of phonemes, decoding, and phonological awareness. Marnie provides valuable insights into supporting children with dyslexia and shares tips for fostering a love of reading. From extrinsic motivation to the magic of public libraries, this episode explores the multifaceted world of literacy and emphasizes the importance of equipping our children with the tools they need to unlock the joy of reading, even before they step into a classroom. About Marnie Ginsburg: Marnie Ginsberg, Founder of Reading Simplified, is a reading difficulties detective who streamlines the science and art of reading instruction so teachers can rapidly learn effective techniques that help students accelerate to grade level and beyond. She also helps translate the latest understandings from science into practical, easy-to-implement activities. In the late 1990s, Marnie uncovered that her 6th-grade language arts students, on average, were reading 2 years below grade level. And despite her master's degree and enthusiasm, she had no idea how to remediate their word-reading difficulties. After eventually finding solutions for her struggling readers, she led the development of the Targeted Reading Intervention at the University of North Carolina. Across 15+ years, multiple research articles have demonstrated that struggling K-2 readers grow significantly in reading with the Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI), which is on the federal What Works Clearinghouse and is endorsed by many organizations such as Evidence for ESSA and RAND Corporation's Promising Practices Network. Given the repeated, strong results of the TRI across multiple clinical trials, Dr. Ginsberg expanded the resources and adapted the professional learning approach to provide Reading Simplified for a broader audience beginning in 2013. Jump in the Conversation: [1:36] - Where Marnie's story of learning transformation began [3:42] - It's not because reading the words are too hard - 67% of American 4th graders are not proficient in reading [4:43] - What we need to prepare readers is known by researchers, but we need to disseminate that information to teachers [5:21] - Two major events that have impacted Marnie's work [6:46] - What “targeted reading intervention” means [9:17] - What pieces of reading are science and what pieces are art [13:13] - Tips for kids with dyslexia [18:13] - Who Reading Simplified is for [19:06] - How to make reading more fun for kids [23:24] - Turbo Time [26:20] - Marnie's Magic Wand [27:20] - Maureen's Takeaways Links & Resources Reading Simplified Reading Meetings Interview The Coddling of the American Mind Email Maureen Maureen's TEDx: Changing My Mind to Change Our Schools The Education Evolution Facebook: Follow Education Evolution Twitter: Follow Education Evolution LinkedIn: Follow Education Evolution EdActive Collective Maureen's book: Creating Micro-Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids Micro-school feature on Good Morning America The Micro-School Coalition Facebook: The Micro-School Coalition LEADPrep
Reading Is Fundamental President Alicia Levi is our guest along with Family Literacy Specialist, RIF Middle School Advisor and Ass't principal at the "Inspired Teaching Demonstration school" in DC, Jessica Jones
Elodin asks about a ring of air and Kvothe gives him a strange answer. We talk about the shifted power dynamic, settle the unreliable narrator conversation, and the intricacies of what Kvothe has done with wind. @pageofthewind pageofthewind.com Join the community on Discord at https://discord.gg/tCZc6kXQcg Thanks to your help the AMPTP and the WGA have reached a tentative deal! Remember that labour power is the greatest power at your disposal and that workers united can - and must - change the world.
We kick off the new season with New York's Meet the Writers! Meet the Writers has reached more than 45,000 students citywide and distributed 25,000 books signed by visiting authors. Their collaboration with schools helps to create a culture of literacy and reading.
Welcome to our Science of Reading in Action podcast series! In this episode, literacy author and expert Dr. Young-Suk Kim explores cutting-edge research in writing development and practical implementation tips for elevating instruction.
Alexis Androulakis and Christina Basias, the duo behind viral account @thelipsticklesbians and founders of the brand Fempower Beauty, are on a mission to make you a more informed beauty customer! We talked about their relationship, how activism powers their work, and what they want to do with their platform. Plus, they explain how contract manufacturers work; how quickly innovation spreads in the beauty industry; why quality pearl (i.e., shimmer) costs are high and stock packaging costs are low; which luxury products are worth your money; the best bargain dupes; and what sales associates really think when they come into Sephora, Target, or Ulta Beauty to film one of their videos.Products mentioned in this episode: shopmy.us/collections/31511Episode recap with links: fatmascara.com/blog/lipstick-lesbiansSponsor links & discount codes: fatmascara.com/sponsorsPrivate Facebook Group: Fat Mascara Raising a WandSocial media: @fatmascara, @jessicamatlin, @jenn_editSubmit a "Raise A Wand" product recommendation and be featured on the show: email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 646-481-8182 Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/fatmascara. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Parenting in the digital age isn't for the faint of heart. How can we help our kids develop healthy screen habits through screen literacy? Join Julie and Chuck as they offer a few practical tools for parents looking to find the right balance with screen literacy. In this week's episode, you will discover helpful and practical ways to manage screen time, screen tools, and screen help. What you will not find in this week's episode is shutting down technology, avoiding the fact that screens are “a real thing,” and shaming how technology can assist in parenting. Every parent can benefit from this candid conversation in screen literacy. Thanks for joining the Positive Talk Podcast!
In today's episode real estate and financial consultant Tone Robinson joins the crew for another power packed episode. Coming out of one of the best real estate era's post pandemic we witnessed a massive shift in the market in which many consumers took advantage of, but for people like Tone who does this for a living he was already in position pre and post pandemic real estate market shifts, so much so that he's put together some amazing courses as well as events, teaching as well as hands on demonstrating the ins and outs of the real estate and financial industry. In this episode you'll hear about the importance of team, credit, alternative options and you'll see that literally anyone can get into this industry even if you have little to no money and still come out on top, following the blueprint given. The Real Lit Bus Tour is on the move again with Tone and his team providing all of their knowledge and expertise when it comes to, buying, flipping, selling, renting homes, short term and long term housing, credit, contractors, bids, literally nothing will be missed in this all day event in Cleveland, OH on September 30, 2023. Jump into the episode so that you aren't left out!
From book bans to comics and the strange origins of fairy tales, this hour we look at children's literature and talk about who decides what is appropriate for children to read. GUESTS: Carol St. George: Professor of Teaching and Curriculum and Director of Reading and Literacy at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester Adam Gidwitz: Author of A Tale Dark and Grimm, and its companions, as well as The Inquisitor's Tale, and The Unicorn Rescue Society. He is also the creator of the podcast, Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest, and he produced the adaptation of A Tale Dark and Grimm for Netflix Maria Tatar: Research Professor of Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. Her latest book is The Heroine with 1001 Faces Carol Tilley: Comics historian, librarian, educator, and youth advocate. She is a Professor in the Faculty of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jessica Drake is an award-winning American pornographic actress, writer, director, speaker, and sex educator. As a self-identified global humanitarian, it is jessica's time invested in healing, working alongside, and educating the public of which she is most proud. Jessica brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today's top adult stars in her self-directed, written, and produced “Jessica Drake's Guide to Wicked Sex” series. Each edition intentionally addresses a different aspect of human sexuality and has earned recognition from AVN, XBIZ, and The Feminist Porn Awards. While Jessica is certainly a performer at heart, her passion for sex education, advocacy, and inclusion is just as potent. Her work as a public speaker takes her around the world, presenting at expos, retail outlets, and universities such as USC. Here, she speaks about sex, romance, and communication. Jessica also continues to be a paramount voice for sex workers globally; speaking at the Let Us Survive March, a rally for sex worker rights, and serving as a continuous sponsor of CatalystCon, one of the first summits for sex workers. Hey everyone! Welcome to today's episode of the Wright Conversations Podcast! For today's episode, I'm joined by Jessica drake to talk about some of the myths around the porn industry, the stigma faced in the industry, and how to encourage porn literacy. We also talk about the link between porn and masturbation, why we should be using lube, and Jessica does a word association activity. Let's delve in! In this Episode You'll Learn: [01:07] A bit about Jessica. [06:08] Busting myths about the porn industry. [12:34] The stigma. [15:28] What is porn literacy? [18:21] A word association exercise. [24:37] The link between porn and masturbation. [32:22] Jessica's final thoughts. Quotes: “If people are talking badly about you, that's on them.” [13:47] “One of the benefits of porn is, it can often normalize a type of sexual behavior for people.” [21:34] “Find what feels good and repeat.” [29:16] Connect with jessica drake Website: jessicadrake.com. www.guidetowickedsex.com. Twitter: @thejessicadrake. Instagram: @jessicadrake. OnlyFans: @jessicadrake. Connect with Rachel Wright Website: https://rachelwrightnyc.com Instagram: @thewright_rachel Twitter: @thewrightrachel Resources Fleshlight. Get a 1-day FREE Trial and 40% OFF A Yearly Subscription at Beducated! Use Promo Code: WRIGHTCONVERSATION. Get 20% OFF Your First Order at The Honey Pot! Use Promo Code: Rachel20 WIN A FREE INTIMACY AFTER DARK DECK! Get 30% OFF the NEW After Dark Deck! Use Promo Code: Rachel Get your Zumio Discount! Call to Action Please, if you love this episode, share it with your friends and others. To help this podcast grow, please leave a review, and don't forget to subscribe.
In this episode, I am joined by Stacey Richey, a public school-based SLP for over 11 years. Stacey loves incorporating books and themes into her therapy because it makes therapy planning a breeze! As a CF, she started with 92 students on her caseload ranging from preschool through 6th grades, so she really does know how challenging it can be when you have huge caseloads and mixed groups. Stacey personally owns almost 1000 children's books, and is extremely passionate about sharing her love of books with her students and SLPs like YOU! When she's not working in the schools or on her Teachers Pay Teachers store, Stacey loves baking, doing jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, and playing sports. Visit Speechie Side Up to learn more about this episode.
Episode 3: Washington STEM Academy Literacy Night Mrs. Fabiola Nunez, Digital Learning Specialist at Washington STEM Academy and Cheri Sleighter, Principal at Washington STEM Academy, join Aimee and Kyle to share a bit more about themselves and their unique experiences within Warsaw Community Schools. Through the conversation, we will learn more about an upcoming Literacy Night at the School.On Wednesday, September 27th, Washington STEM Academy will be hosting its first literacy night from 5:30-7:30. This is a part of their literacy week which will be in conjunction with the Literati book fair and other literacy programming activities at school that week. The literacy night will offer eye screenings, free books and reading activities, crafts, and local authors will be in attendance. Pages Aplenty bookstore, the WILL Bus, Kate's Kart, the Bike Library, and other literacy services in the county will be in attendance. Teachers and staff will be setting up games, reading rooms, and other opportunities for students and parents to further engage in literacy and understand what services and other programming that is available to them in Kosciusko County. Local college students will also participate with initiatives they've created to help students gain new language skills.The first 100 students to come to literacy night will receive a free bag to carry their freebies in courtesy of Warsaw Orthodontics.
Dan invites Nancy Stohlman back on Writing Remix to discuss recording the audiobook for her award-winning book Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction, the growing genre of Flash Fiction, the importance of building a creative community to recover from burnout, doing promotion for her book during COVID-19 quarantine in 2022, and so much more.Continue reading "101. Growing Flash Fiction w/ Nancy Stohlman"
CNN, CBS, NBC, FoxBusiness.com and Black Enterprise My Guest Rob Wilson has been dubbed “Hip Hop's Financial Advisor” because he is a trusted advisor to professional athletes & entertainers; Rob believes that we can all learn from their success. However, Rob states: "I realized that as a financial advisor, I have also come into contact with, and have as clients, a plethora of doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, business people and entrepreneurs that are living fabulous lives. In fact, many of these individuals live lives that are far more enriching than a number of these celebrities, because of the fact that, due to their inability to manage their money, the average celebrity's “high life” is short lived. However, the stories of these wildly successful “non-celebrities” has largely gone untold…" Rob is originally from Pittsburgh. He received his bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters in Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.~ securethebag.me© 2023 Building Abundant Success!!2023 All Rights ReservedJoin Me on ~ iHeart Media @ https://tinyurl.com/iHeartBASJoin me on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxuy23baAmazon Music ~ https://tinyurl.com/AmzBASAudacy: https://tinyurl.com/BASAud
Roots of Success (RoS) is an empowering environmental literacy and job training program that prepares youth and adults with significant barriers to employment to access jobs and career pathways in environmental fields and to improve environmental and social conditions in their communities. The program is centered around a federally registered Department of Labor Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship program and 10-module course. We prepare individuals for 70 jobs and 111 career pathways in environmental and STEM fields.Roots of Success is offered in job training programs, reentry programs, prisons, jails, juvenile facilities, high schools, youth programs, adult schools and other workforce and education settings throughout the United States. Since 2009, the program has been offered in over 600 programs in 40 states and over 26,000 youth and adults have gone through the program; more than 12,000 youth and adults took the course while incarcerated. The Roots of Success course is composed of 10 modules: 1) Fundamentals of Environmental Literacy2) Water3) Waste4) Transportation5) Energy6) Building7) Health, Food & Agriculture8) Community Organizing & Leadership9) Financial Literacy & Social Entrepreneurship10) Application & Practice The program strengthens academic, professional, financial, social entrepreneurship, and advocacy skills. The teaching approach encourages students to use their lived experiences as the foundation upon which to build further knowledge and skills, deepen their understanding of environmental problems and solutions, and access jobs in environmental fields. Graduates earn an “Environmental Specialist” Pre-Apprenticeship credential and are prepared to access 50 jobs and 111 career pathways in the water, waste, transportation, energy, building, food, open space, and environmental advocacy sectors. Detailed information about each of these jobs and career pathways is provided in a two volume Green Jobs and Career Pathways Guidebook that is included in the teaching materials used by instructors who teach the Roots of Success course. Roots of Success graduates have a high employment rate, are working in a wide range of fields, and are addressing environmental challenges and injustices through advocacy and policy efforts. A study conducted with community-based program partners that used Roots of Success for at least two years found that among 1,200 graduates 98% felt they were better prepared for job interviews, 75% found employment within 3 months, and 70% remained employed 6 months later.In prisons, the Roots of Success program is usually taught by incarcerated men and women who are paid full time to teach the course to their peers and can also be taught by staff. Many Roots of Success instructors are serving long and life sentences and working with the Roots of Success program gives these men and women an opportunity to help others. The data we have collected for over a decade shows that participants who go through the Roots of Success course while incarcerated are finding stable, living wage employment opportunities when they return to the community and have very low recidivism rates.Roots of Success is the leading resource for education and workforce programs across the country that strive to prepare youth and adults with barriers to employment for careers in environmental sectors and empower them to improve conditions in their communities. The program is easy to implement, cost effective, highly impactful, and provides graduates with industry recognized credentials that are highly valued by employers. To learn more about the Roots of Success program, go to rootsofsuccess.org or email us at email@example.comDownload a one-page overviewDownload a short brochureDownload the 10-year report
Dr. Margaret Vaughn and Dr. Seth Parsons join us to discuss their recent book “Accelerating Learning Recovery for All Students: Core Principles for Getting Literacy Growth Back on Track.” We discuss a range of topics including schoolwide action teams, MTSS, partnering with communities, and much more. I always learn a great deal from these two […]
This week, let’s go down, down, down, with the Bear Family as they’re dragged to the bottom of the ocean to sleep with the fishes! It’s “The Berenstain Bears Under The Sea” and… there’s a lot of fish, I guess?
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How can you motivate reluctant readers to reach for a book?In this episode, we are joined by Texas teacher Russell Souders, who has been teaching for 29 years. He'll share tips on how he sparks his third-grade students' interest in reading, including how he uses programs like HMH Into Reading to engage students in literacy instruction.Teachers in America profiles K–12 teachers across the country. Hear firsthand from the people who are shaping young lives in the classroom every day. If you or someone you know would be a good candidate for Teachers in America, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About This EpisodeThis conversation with Janine Broussard underscores the transformative power of literacy. Her journey from a cardiac nurse to an education advocate is a testament to the impact one individual can make when driven by passion and a bold vision. Her nonprofit, the Help Us Grow (H.U.G.) Foundation is transforming the landscape of literacy development for grades one through three. The foundation's unique reading program pairs students with dedicated tutors, providing personalized instruction in a virtual setting. But the program's impact extends beyond the students. It offers internships for college students, gives seniors a renewed sense of purpose, and encourages corporate volunteers to get involved. The foundation's work is creating a significant impact, proving that literacy is a tool for change. Tune in for an inspiring call to action that we can all learn from. About Janine BroussardJanine Broussard is the founder of the Help Us Grow (H.U.G.) Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on early childhood learning and development. The H.U.G. program is innovative in its design as it's personalized to each child, with a central focus on improving their literacy. The program is oriented to improving the literacy of children in grades one through three, crucially impactful years of learning and of building an educational foundation. Janine collaborates with reading professionals to develop and deliver a targeted, structured reading curriculum, which has received national recognition for its results. Recognizing the importance of mental and emotional health in one's ability to persevere and tackle life's difficulties, Janine also created BE THE DIFFERENCE™, an interactive program woven into the H.U.G. sessions that reinforces positive behavior change and instills core values. The foundation, a 501c3 organization since 2016, has vetted and approved programs in the states of Kentucky and Florida. As part of its growing network of volunteers, H.U.G. seeks people of all ages—from seniors and college students to leaders and employees of corporations—to BE THE DIFFERENCE™ in their communities. Additional ResourcesWebsite: https://www.hugreadingprogram.org/LinkedIn: @HUGReadingProgramInstagram: @HUGReadingProgram
Preface Project 4th Annual Childhood Literacy Benefit Gala Founder and Executive Director, JT Wu & Heather Phillips, Director of Educational Development Preface is a national 501(c)(3) philanthropic initiative that empowers communities to combat early childhood illiteracy and secure foundational educational opportunities for the next generation! Their model works by first pairing a local high school and local elementary school together as […]
On this special episode of Writing Remix, Dan celebrates the 100th episode talking about some of the lessons he’s learned about himself as a writer, teacher, and podcaster. He reflects on the decision to pivot the focus of Writing Remix during the COVID-19 pandemic, how major news events impacted the podcast, how his understanding ofContinue reading "100. What I Learned After 100 Episodes w/ Daniel Dissinger"
Preface Project 4th Annual Childhood Literacy Benefit Gala Founder and Executive Director, JT Wu & Heather Phillips, Director of Educational Development Preface is a national 501(c)(3) philanthropic initiative that empowers communities to combat early childhood illiteracy and secure foundational educational opportunities for the next generation! Their model works by first pairing a local high school and local elementary school together as […] The post Preface Project 4th Annual Childhood Literacy Benefit Gala appeared first on Business RadioX ®.
First, Indian Express' Mihir Vasavda tells us about how an astrologer influenced the Indian football team's coach. Second, Indian Express' Kiran Parashar discusses the reasons for the Bengaluru strike and its impact on the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government. (08:09)Lastly, Indian Express' Abhishek Angad talks about the impact of a female literacy program in Jharkhand. (15:01)Hosted by Rahel PhiliposeWritten and produced by Utsa Sarmin, Rahel Philipose, and Shashank BhargavaEdited and mixed by Suresh Pawar
Here's your local news for Monday, September 11, 2023:We dig into a conservative political ad that aired after the Packers game last night,Learn about the latest data on Wisconsin's property values and tax data from a research group,Hear from adult literacy advocates in the area,Commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the CIA-backed coup in Chile,And much more.
If you're intrigued by STEM & AR, books for kids, traveling the world without leaving your couch, writing for kids or maybe interactive books for kids, this conversation with engineer & creative mind, Riyon Harding, will probably be one of your favorites! And you'll have to go check out her books after this, just so you can see what we were talking about.
MLG goes full totalitarian with a ban on carrying guns in public in Bernalillo County. As COVID cases rise and some places reinstate restrictions, RGF notes that he and the skeptics were right and MLG and the lock downers were wrong. A local blogger believes that since she won the election she was right about COVID. MLG asks for a $30 million Literacy Institute. As we move toward the EIB making a decision on MLG's EV mandate RGF posts a fairly comprehensive list of issues with EV's and EV mandates in particular.
Did you know your classroom books should be mirrors, windows, and sliding doors? Join Cindy and Alison to learn what this means and what to look for in your classroom and school libraries.
Ieri 6 settembre era Indigenous Literacy Day, ovvero la celebrazione nazionale delle lingue e della cultura delle popolazioni indigene. Si sono tenuti molti eventi in giro per l'Australia, compreso uno a Sydney con canti, danze e racconti sulla Gadigal Land.
Literacy advocates are asking us all to face an uncomfortable reality: For decades, we've done a poor job of teaching children how to read in this country, and the widening gap in literacy is most apparent among our Black, Latino and Native American young people. The good news is that we now know many the sources of our problems with literacy instruction, and advocates have both the policy solutions and new curricula to tackle the issue head on. Gloria speaks with panelists Jamila Newman of TNTP (formery The New Teacher Project, and Rebecca Kockler, Executive Director of Reading Reimagined, about the pitfalls associated with the widely utilized “whole language” model and how we can boost reading skills by teaching things like systematic phonics and deep vocabulary. Thank you to Reading Reimagined and TNTP for making today's conversation possible. Presented by Neighborhood Villages. Neighborhood Villages is a Massachusetts-based systems change non-profit. It envisions a transformed, equitable early childhood education system that lifts up educators and sets every child and family up to thrive. In pursuit of this vision, Neighborhood Villages designs, evaluates, and scales innovative solutions to the biggest challenges faced by early childhood education providers and the children and families who rely on them, and drives policy reform through advocacy, education, and research. This season was made possible with generous support from Imaginable Futures, a global philanthropic investment firm working with partners to build more healthy and equitable systems, so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and realize the future they imagine. Learn more at www.imaginablefutures.com Check out these resources from today's episode: Visit EdReports to read free, independent analysis of the instructional materials being used at your child's school. Visit TNTP to learn how education advocates are working to ensure that all students get equal access to effective teachers. Laugh, cry, be outraged, and hear solutions! Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nooneiscomingtosaveus. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium. Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's easy for Black children growing up in America to name their favorite athlete, pop star and actor but what about their favorite author? All children grow up aspiring to be like the person they idolize, but if children do not see themselves reflected in literature how can they make that connection? With school back in session, there's no better time for a conversation about the importance of literacy for Black children. Award-winning children's book author, literacy advocate and motivational speaker Ty Allan Jackson joins Tavis to shed light on the crucial role of representation in literature and the impact it has on inspiring young minds.
At the beginning of each new school year, we set up our classrooms for a successful year which includes routines, procedures, and centers. All of those elements help make engaging activities and lessons possible. As literacy teachers, we also strive to build skilled readers who have a love for reading. In order for those things to become possible, I'm sharing the 3 essential literacy lessons to focus on at the beginning of the school year.Check out my Free Literacy Workshop. For more information, click here. Sign up for my FREE private podcast, the Confident Writer Systems Series, here!Join us in the Stellar Literacy Collective Membership: stellarteacher.com/join To check out all of the resources from this episode, head to the show notes: https://www.stellarteacher.com/episode157
Dr. John Lundwall explains how the Book of Mormon not only contains anachronisms, but is actually an anachronism itself. Chapters 08:00 John's intro 10:10 Orality & Literacy 11:12 Entire presentation summarized in one slide 23:00 Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man 24:00 The Medium is the message 27:15 Printing Press as Medium 32:00 Oral and… Read More »Does the Book of Mormon Refute Itself ?: ML: 143