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School Inclusion

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NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014. Most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). where it can be kept up to date. The new address ofSchool Inclusion at the CPIR is:

www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/inclusion/

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Resources updated, February 2013

Inclusion is part of a much larger picture than just placement in the regular class within school. It is being included in life and participating using one’s abilities in day to day activities as a member of the community. Inclusion is being a part of what everyone else is, being welcomed and embraced as a member who belongs It is being a part of what everyone else is, and being welcomed and embraced as a member who belongs. Inclusion can occur in schools, churches, playgrounds, work and in recreation.

—Kids Together, Inc.

Looking for information about inclusion of children with disabilities in our schools and communities? NICHCY is very pleased to offer you this resource page, which will connect you with the great work and materials of the disability network nationwide and internationally.

What is inclusion?

Visit Kids Together, which offers a wide range of materials on inclusion—its components, its benefits, rights to regular education, the role that assistive technology can play, and much more.

Are IDEA’s LRE provisions a mandate for inclusion?

Read NICHCY’s Considering LRE in Placement Decisions and you’ll have your answer. (LRE stands for “least restrictive environment.”)

The issues and conflicts surrounding inclusion, terminology to know, what the law requires, court decisions, research, and recommendations.

From the Wisconsin Education Association Council.

Inclusion, according to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia, as you probably know, usually tackles all aspects of a topic. This one’s no different.

NEA’s policy supporting appropriate inclusion.

By official policy, the National Education Association supports “appropriate” inclusion of students with disabilities in regular classrooms. The policy, which was adopted by the NEA Representative Assembly in 1994, defines “appropriate” by spelling out specific characteristics such programs must have. Read the statement at:

And here’s AFT’s policy statement.

AFT is the American Federation of Teachers.

Making Inclusion Happen

Special Education and Inclusive Strategies.

The November/December 2008 edition of Principal. the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Successful Strategies for Middle and High School Inclusion.

This webinar took place in 2006 and is now archived, courtesy of the SchoolsMovingUp initiative.

The Inclusion Network.

inclusionnetwork.ning.com/ ), trainers, and lots of materials and articles. Visit the network’s home page at:

A Successful Formula for Middle School Inclusion.

A 2008 article from the National Middle School Association.

What about inclusion in athletics and afterschool activities?

This article of District Administration takes a look at the law when considering the inclusion of students in extracurricular activities and athletics. It answers the questions “Are students with disabilities entitled to participate in athletics and other afterschool activities? If so, what types of services and accommodations should school officials and coaches provide?”

A personal success story about inclusion in afterschool events.

Read about Micah. From EduGuide.

Adapting Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science Materials for the Inclusive Classroom.

From the Council for Exceptional Children.

Curricula and Commercial Products

The Inclusion Series.

Subtitled “Programs about Inclusive Education and Community Life,” the Inclusion Series is a unique resource for institutions and individuals. This award-winning series of documentaries offers audiences examples of inclusion of people with disabilities in real-life situations and has as its mission “to inspire inclusive approaches to education and community life.”

The Inclusion Press.

“Together we’re better.” “All means all.” Inclusion Press creates person centered resource materials for training events, public schools, high schools, community colleges, universities, human service agencies, health organizations, government agencies, families, First Nations organizations – nationally and internationally.

Adapting Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms.

This video and accompanying manual written by academic experts provide teacher practices and sample curriculum adaptations across multiple subject areas. Teachers from elementary to high school levels describe their adaptations that recognize the need for student variation in learning and instruction. Cost: $130.

Including Samuel.

This award-winning documentary puts a spotlight on the social and educational inclusion of children with disabilities.

Visit CEC.

CEC is the Council for Exceptional Children. It boasts a substantial publications line to support of inclusive practices. Most are for sale, with reduced prices for CEC members. Have a look at CEC’s catalog and select those resources that will support your concerns and needs.

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Education City

Education City provides a central nucleus for education in Greater Springfield. Under a hub-and-spoke model, Education City functions as a focal point in the broader educational services offered throughout Greater Springfield and beyond.

The campus is already home to numerous education providers including:

The Studio of Performing Arts Springfield’

Education City offers a fully integrated educational experience that is geared toward preparing students for a career anywhere around the world.

Development / Leasing or Enquiries in Education City

Education City currently seeks to broaden its course and research offerings and invites interest from education training providers or research institutions wanting to relocate to Australia’s most exciting new city to take advantage of one of the fastest growing youth populations in the country.

For more information contact Terry Kearney, Executive General Manager – Education & Health on +61 7 3819 9999 or t.kearney@springfieldland.com.au

Student Accommodation

Apartments range from two to seven bedrooms in size are fully furnished and are just a short walk from all education providers. The University of Southern Queensland’s recreational facilities such as BBQs, gymnasium, multi courts, mini oval are adjacent to the student residential village. A restaurant/tavern is located next door. The Residential Village provides a range of accommodation options on campus with short-term and long-term lease arrangements. We also have disability-friendly apartments.

For more information on Student accommodation contact Codie-Lee Reid, Education City Manager, Student Accommodation codie@auspm.com or phone +61 7 3171 4900

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Nurse Educator

Overview

Nurse educators are registered nurses with advanced education who are also teachers. Most work as nurses for a period of time before dedicating their careers (part-time or full-time) to educating future nurses.

Nurse educators serve as faculty members in nursing schools and teaching hospitals, sharing their knowledge and skills to prepare the next generation of nurses for effective practice. They develop lesson plans, teach courses, evaluate educational programs, oversee students’ clinical practice and serve as role models for their students. They may teach general courses or focus on areas of specialization, such as geriatric nursing, pediatric nursing or nursing informatics.

Most nurse educators have extensive clinical experience, and many continue caring for patients after becoming educators. Even if they no longer practice, nurse educators must stay current with new nursing methods and technologies, which keeps them on the leading edge of clinical practice.

With experience, nurse educators may advance to administrative roles, such as managing nurse education programs, writing or reviewing textbooks and developing continuing education programs for working nurses.

No trouble finding a job

This career is in extremely high demand, because the United States is experiencing a serious nursing shortage. One of the key reasons for that shortage is the lack of nurse educators to train future nurses.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 1 million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2020. But, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, almost 80,000 qualified applicants were turned away from nursing schools last year. Why? Because nursing schools don’t have enough nurse educators to educate all the students who want to become nurses.

Many government agencies, professional groups and nonprofit organizations have launched campaigns to encourage young people to choose a career in nurse education. One example is the Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow Coalition, which points prospective nurse educators to resources and funding opportunities needed to enter the field.

Working Conditions

Nurse educators typically work in academic settings at nursing schools, community colleges and technical schools. Some also work in health care settings as staff development officers or clinical supervisors. They may work a nine-month academic calendar or all year long. Nurse educators typically do not have to work 12-hour shifts or overnight hours, as clinical nurses often do.

Much of a nurse educator’s day is spent in an office or a classroom, preparing for classes, giving lectures, advising students, grading papers, attending faculty meetings, handling administrative work and keeping up with current nursing knowledge. Educators who oversee students in clinical settings may divide their time between campus and a nearby hospital or other health care facility. Many faculty members are also actively engaged in research efforts, which add to the scientific base for nursing practice.

Academic life is demanding and can be filled with unexpected pressures, including multiple, competing demands on the educator’s time. There are often research and publishing requirements to be met. Nurse educators are often expected to participate in professional organizations and attend or speak at conferences. They may serve on peer review and other academic committees or be asked to write grant proposals to bring new funding to the school.

Still, most nurse educators are highly satisfied with their work. They find interaction with students rewarding, and they take pride in the role they play in preparing nurses to care for patients.

Salary and Outlook

The average salary for a nurse educator is $78,242 (assistant professor), but compensation depends greatly on how much clinical and teaching experience you have and where you teach. In addition, educators who work only during the academic year are paid their annual salary over those nine months. Summer teaching is often compensated separately.

Salaries rise for nurse educators who complete a doctorate and for those who assume administrative or leadership responsibilities in the school. Many nurse educators also earn extra pay by caring for patients.

In many areas, an experienced nurse can make more money caring for patients than teaching, but nursing schools are moving to offer more competitive salaries to attract nurses into education. The hours and working conditions are also an important factor in choosing this career.

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Are You Feeling Lost Here? This is understandable; Free-Ed.Net is truly an unique place. The confusion arises from the universal expectation that a place of education is designed to systematically transform an individual into a stereotypical "educated person" who is set upon the path to lifelong success and satisfaction. People arrive here expecting to be told exactly what they need to do in order conform to that image. Free-Ed.Net, however, deals with the reality of human uniqueness — that every person is a truly an individual who ought to be free to capitalize upon their individuality.

Free-Ed.Net does not tell you what your learning goals should be and how to achieve them. We simply supply some tools, insights, and opportunities for finding you own way–for experiencing exciting ventures of your choice or design, and engaging with the working world according to your own standards of achievement.

So now you see why this site can seem so confusing at first. It is built to encourage individuality instead of conformity. It is a breeding ground for eagles, and not yet another nursery for worker ants.

Discover Your Passion. Like the love of your life, the passion for your work is a matter of heart and soul, not of mind. You don’t find passion in a box, at a seminar, in a book, through aptitude tests, or even by way of most career counselors. True passion is found by exploring a world of unlimited variety and rich in potential. Free-Ed.Net is a good place to start.

Develop Your Potential. Ordinary people use ordinary means to achieve ordinary goals. Virtually all career development programs are designed for ordinary people. OF course such programs are providing a vital service for millions of people–ordinary people. But extraordinary people require extraordinary means for accomplishing their extraordinary goals.

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Internships

Overview

It takes more than just a passion for sport to stay on top of our game. That’s why at Nike we seek the exceptional, the motivated and the innovative. Our highly competitive internship programs provide candidates with the opportunity to gain the best hands-on experience in virtually every area within Nike. Depending on your educational background, Nike offers real world opportunities ranging from product design, product development, finance, sports marketing, and logistics to facility management and human resources. Our internship programs vary by region. As one of our interns, you’ll help us achieve one common goal—to bring innovation and inspiration to every athlete* in the world. *If you have a body, you’re an athlete.

U.S. Internship Program

Get on the career fast track with Nike’s U.S. Internship Program.

The Nike Internship program runs for 12 weeks so that you can show us what you’ve got at our World Headquarters. Create, innovate, explore, and learn from the best in the business. From June 3 – August 21, 2014, be prepared for the experience of a lifetime and discover Nike from the inside.

To make the deal even sweeter, this is a paid internship with access to all of the other employee perks. While working at the World Headquarters, you will have access to our world-class athletic facilities, an employee discount at our employee stores, and numerous other benefits. We want to make sure that your hard work is balanced out by your enjoyment of working for us.

Basically, we work hard and play hard. If that’s your motto, then apply now .

Europe & Greater China

There are also plenty of internship opportunities in our many global offices. The diversity of our products is reflected in the diversity of our employees.

As an intern in one of our Europe offices, you will have an opportunity to participate in our unique working environment. The Nike European Headquarters near Amsterdam are cutting edge facilities, with an eco-friendly design and extensive athletic facilities. With internships also available at many of our other European offices, including London, Frankfurt, Moscow, Paris and Barcelona, there are plenty of opportunities to get your career on the fast track in Europe.

We also have offices throughout the Asia Pacific rim, where opportunities abound. Formal summer internship programs are available in a wide range of departments including, Sales, Marketing, IT, Field support and Design.

How to apply

To work at Nike, you don’t need to be an athlete, but you need to think like one. If the words passionate, competitive and innovative are part of your regular vocabulary, then you’re in the right place. Still interested? We encourage you to apply directly to the link below. By applying for an internship, you will be aligned to the best available opportunity that meets your interests, skill sets, and experiences based off of your resume and application. Thank you for your interest in the Nike Internship Program!

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Education and Training

Would you like to get paid to help others learn new things?

Education and training workers guide and train people. As a teacher, you could influence young lives. You could also support the work of a classroom teacher as a counselor, librarian, or principal. You could coach sports activities or lead community classes.

You could also work with adults. For example, you could lead training to employees in a business. Or you could work as a university or college professor for undergraduate or graduate students.

There are many hobbies and activities you could explore to learn more about education and training. Try one or more of these activities:

  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Future Teachers of America (FTA)
  • Coach a sports team.
  • Work as a library aid.
  • Teach a community education class.
  • Tutor a family member or neighbor.
  • Coach a local sports team.
  • Volunteer at a literacy program.
  • Work as a teacher assistant in an elementary or high school.
  • Become a part of organizations such as Teammates or Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

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Education Unlimited

Supporting Thriving Educational Communities

Education Unlimited provides Educational Support and Training to State and Private Schools within the UK. We are based in Faringdon, on the border of three counties – Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

We are a leading UK Educational Consultancy with specialisms in Mathematics, the Sciences and Leadership. We offer a range of services, including workshops, and in-school days to improve the learning experience and raise the quality of teaching. We are a flexible company, working in partnership with our client-schools, to help them to excel and provide the best educational environment.

By providing individual teachers and departments with a tailored-programme of development to meet their individual needs, we aim to enhance their teaching skills and their subject knowledge and ensure continued progress by strengthening the support mechanisms in place within school.

We have developed a range of popular workshops such as Soft-Skills for Middle Leaders, and Switching on Students to Engage with Mathematics.

With over 25 years experience in Education we are well-placed to further your Staff ‘s progress.

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FETC 2015 National Conference: January 20-23 2015, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL

Fuel Your Inspiration for Innovative Teaching at FETC!

Discover the future of education technology at FETC 2015. For 34 years the most dynamic and creative minds in the learning landscape—educators, administrators, district-level leaders, state and national policy leaders—have converged at FETC to take part in this exchange of ideas and techniques for the continuing pursuit of excellence.

Explore the integration of technology across the curriculum, from pre-kindergarten to college through hands-on exposure to technological tools and best practices. Be inspired by education technology implementations in compelling sessions, workshops and events for education professionals, industry leaders and policy practitioners committed to the future of teaching and learning.

Register today to be part of the passionate and engaged audience of education stakeholders at FETC 2015 in Orlando!

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Badge-empowered Digital Literacy Game Prepares NYC Students for the Real World

BadgeOS ™ System & Services; Instructional Program Design

ORGANIZATION:

New York City Department of Education

PROGRAM SUMMARY:

Badge-empowered learning experience cultivates life skills for post-secondary readiness. Learners have fun, step up their digital literacy, and collect badges they can proudly show the world.

Introduction

Twenty-first century living demands skills and tools to navigate the digital world. All kinds of everyday tasks can be facilitated or made more accessible by using a computer and having Internet access at home. Many families still lack access to broadband and computers in their home environments. These families are less likely to be using online resources in their day-to-day lives, and are less likely to know how to use the resources safely and to help better their lives.

Challenge and Opportunity

New York City’s Department of Information Technology & Communications (DoITT) and Department of Education (DOE) were awarded a grant from the US Department of Commerce to create NYC Connected Foundations, a program to increase broadband access for students enrolled in participating transfer high schools. The key challenge and opportunity was to find a way to engage learners in the pursuit of real-world skills that will prepare them for school and work beyond high school.

The approach would need to support broadband adoption among vulnerable families by engaging over-age, under-credited students at approximately 50 high schools, including digital instruction to help students and families live, learn, earn, work and play online and in their neighborhoods.

Solution: DIG/IT

LearningTimes, in partnership with the DOE’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness, was tasked to develop a digital course that introduced students in transfer schools (second-chance high schools) to digital literacy skills while they develop their plans for college, careers, and life after high school, providing a relevant context in which to learn how the Internet can be used to enrich their lives.

The LearningTimes team led the design and development of DIG/IT – a social, gamified adventure in digital life, on the new BadgeOS platform. BadgeOS™ — an open standards-based system designed specifically for badge-empowered, social learning — uses challenge-based “quests” and badges to recognize competencies and reward good behavior. The DIG/IT course provides a context that empowers and encourages learners to develop new real-world skills and knowledge that advance life goals, while engaging with others in a social give-and-take that builds community credibility and connections. Fun, motivating badges demonstrate to the world what the learners know and can do, and how others value their contributions.

In DIG/IT, students complete challenge-based quests in four levels: Live (digital citizenship), Learn (college and career explorations), Earn (financial literacy), and Play (arts, culture, and games). They also engage socially with others to develop important positive behaviors and 21st century soft skills. At the end of the course, students design a learning experience for a family member or another important person in their lives. Teachers are supported to blend instruction to maximize their classroom and online time.

As students work on each DIG/IT quest, their work and reflections are shared in an online portfolio to share with other participating learners for feedback and encouragement. Teachers are able to quickly provide input and feedback to student assignments, allowing for a more natural and iterative learning experience for learners. Upon completing a series of related quests, students earn badges acknowledging tangible new skills they have acquired. They also earn Reward Badges for contributions to the online and classroom community. As they gather enough rewards, they “level up” and continue to earn rewards for participating in the community and for helping others.

Feedback

“We are really pleased with our students’ and teachers’ response to this approach,” reports Michael Preston, Ph.D. NYC Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Readiness. “We’re shifting the digital course model from information delivery to student creativity and exploration, which gives students a much richer context for developing skills they can use after high school. As an added benefit, we are seeing many teachers embrace the opportunity to blend face-to-face instruction with online work, and adopt a more facilitative role in the classroom. A few plan to start using BadgeOS in other courses.”

Outcomes

DIG/IT is currently in use in 36 NYC transfer schools, which are small, second-chance high schools that serve students who are most at risk of not graduating. The initial pilot has had promising results, including positive teacher and student feedback, and reportedly higher levels of student engagement in school. Student attendance in the DIG/IT based course has been reported to be higher than courses not using the badge-based approach; this is a trend a formal evaluation of the program will examine. The DIG/IT program will be rolled out to approximately 50 transfer schools over the next two years, to reach more than 5000 students.

Find Out More

If you are considering developing parts of your educational content into engaging badge-based learning, give us a call. We would love to help you determine what is right for your goals and budget. Find out how LearningTimes can help today!

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Internship Program

At Wyndham Worldwide, we offer summer internships at various locations throughout the company. More than just a summer job, internships with Wyndham Worldwide provide college students and recent graduates with an opportunity to work alongside some of the most experienced and talented individuals in the hospitality industry.

Participants in Wyndham Worldwide’s internship program work on challenging assignments, while partnering with experienced colleagues who are committed to helping them learn and develop skills throughout the program. Interns also network and connect with various leaders within the company and have the chance to participate in engaging workshops.

The comprehensive program includes:

  • Interactive orientation
  • Professional development workshops
  • Coaching and feedback sessions
  • Roundtable discussions with senior leadership
  • Presentation opportunities
  • Networking with leaders from across the organization
  • Group activities

Internship Eligibility

To be considered for an internship with Wyndham Worldwide:

  • Candidates should be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • Candidates must have completed sophomore year
  • Candidates must meet specified requirements and qualifications determined by each hiring manager.

Application Process

If you are an active college student seeking an internship opportunity, please visit our internship opportunities page to submit an online application.