While some may turn to muddy baseball fields and gardens to hoe and grass to mow, a substantial portion of folk in New Jersey are setting aside time in April to listen to known and unknown, local and distant poets as they gather in small and large groups to share their art throughout the month.
TUESDAY, MARCH 31 BILLY COLLINS @ Georgian Court, 6 PM, Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood, NJ, Free (reservations required), Contact: Paul Cappucci, 732-987-2270
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 Passaic County Community College is holding a Faculty-Staff Poetry Reading to kick off National Poetry Month. April 1, at 1:10 PM, in the PCCC Theater. KEN RONKOWITZ, R. G. RADER, MARK HILLRINGHOUSE, CHRISTINE REDMAN-WALDEYER & will be featured readers with a keynote speech and reading by Maria Gillan followed by an open reading for faculty and staff. PCCC is located at 1 College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ…
Endangered species are those whose prospects for survival in New Jersey are in immediate danger because of a loss or change in habitat, over-exploitation, predation, competition, disease, disturbance or contamination. Assistance is needed to prevent future extinction in …
Open Everything NYC will take place on Saturday 18 April 2009 at the UNICEF headquarters in the United Nations Plaza, NYC. The event will run the full day,registration will open at 8:00AM and things will be in full swing by 9:00AM.
The event will be 100% free and open to the public on a first come first serve basis, online pre-registration is required. The main hall can hold up to 250 guests.
2009 Pequest Open House and Fishing Flea Market Saturday & Sunday, April 4 & 5, 2009 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily FREE!
Since 1984, the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center has been opening its doors to the public for the annual Open House, which takes place the weekend before Trout Season opens.
This event allows the Division of Fish and Wildlife to show off the trout raised at the hatchery and learn more about the Division’s efforts in NJ.
The Endangered and Nongame Species Program’s (ENSP) mission is to actively conserve New Jersey’s biological diversity by maintaining and enhancing endangered, threatened and nongame wildlife populations within healthy, functioning ecosystems.
The ENSP of New Jersey was created in 1973. The U.S. Endangered Species Act was passed that year and …
FROM [Speaking of Faith from American Public Media] The poet Percy Shelly once wrote “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Often poetry is able to say what prose cannot. We’ve been seeking poets and poetry to provide fresh insights for our programs. We’re collecting the results of those efforts here, whether they’re from our programs, blogs, or special features.
A Brooklyn school is being described as a kind of hybrid between a high school and a community college. City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, is a five-year secondary school set to open this fall. Graduates would receive both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. Students will have a curriculum that both has the courses we associate with a career and technical education and advanced courses that students would encounter in college…
It is called on the YouTube blog an educational hub - a “volunteer project sparked by a group of employees who wanted to find a better way to collect and highlight all the great educational content being uploaded to YouTube by colleges and universities.”
We had a meeting recently of our college’s Online Issues Workgroup to discuss the Higher Education Opportunity Act language that requires authenticating online students. It states that accrediting organizations, like Middle States, must require that institutions offering distance education have processes to establish that the student who registers in a distance education course is the same student who participates in and completes the program and receives the academic credit.
Beginnng this week, the Adult Education initiative at NJIT will supply undergraduate and graduate classs information and course offerings using text messaging to cell phones and SMS capable devices. Need to burnish that resume in this chaotic economic climate? Need to find a program that will let you finish an undergraduate degree that is tailored for working adults? Need to enhance some graduate classes by organizing them into a graduate certificate? Don’t spend hours that you don’t have searching through schools and programs looking for that combination of instruction that will broaden your learning horizon. Simply send mesage to 35350 (a number to be listed on the adultlearner.njit.edu website) and you can get a phone call from a customer service representative armed with the answers to the questions you might have…
There are about 1,200 community colleges in the U.S. that serve more than 10 million students, according to the American Association of Community Colleges. Two connected trends are at work. We are in an economic recession and this makes workers who have lost their jobs or are fearful that they will lose their jobs want to upgrade their skills and résumés. At the same time, four and two-year colleges and universities are having their budgets cut, and so many school react by cutting enrollments and raising tuition. And the less-expensive community colleges generally get more of the admissions in tough times…
School and teachers are often portrayed in literature or film in ways that annoy actual teachers. I took education courses, but I was probably more powerfully influenced by years of good and bad TV & movie teachers, and reading everything from Goodbye Mr. Chips to To Sir, With Love.
I keep reading articles about "21st Century Skills" and I have written about that topic myself a few times (see end of post). I read a post by Doug Johnson recently that comes close to my own current feelings on these new skills. They are not really new. In fact, the whole move to teach “21st Century skills” sounds a lot like earlier movements in education from the 20th century.
The University of the People (UoP) plans to open its virtual doors in April 2009. No classrooms, dorms, not even what we would consider typical professors - and no tuition. If a college degree is free, can it have any value?