Posts tagged education
Posts tagged education
Congratulations to Todd Wedge ‘03, who won the inaugural San Francisco Classical Voice Music Educator Award!
Hey Tumblr, welcome to the Center for Learning, Education, and Research in the Sciences at Oberlin College. We have the longest name ever, but we make up for it in awesome. (We abbreviate to CLEAR.)
Stay tuned for info about our new director, our plans for drop-in quantitative skills tutoring, and cool science news.
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- Want to be a licensed K-12 teacher?
- Need help finding the right graduate preparation program for you?
- Need advice about funding?
Wednesday, February 13, 7-8:30pm, Wilder 115
Deborah Rose, Professor of Education
Dinah Volk, Professor of Early Childhood Education, Cleveland State University
Richard Berman, Director of Career Services
- Bring your laptop -
When it comes to student success, nothing at school matters more than the quality of the teacher at the front of the class. Indianapolis Teaching Fellows is a highly selective program that trains accomplished professionals and outstanding recent college graduates to become excellent…
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Calling all educators! The AMAM has recently developed a Teacher Resource Packet as part of our “Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance” exhibition. This collection of resources provides background on the major thematic elements of the show (such as iconography and public vs. private devotion), includes tons of images and their related information, and a glossary of saints and terms found in the exhibition.
If you are planning a visit to see the show, or just want more information on the Renaissance for your personal or classroom use, then we hope you find this a valuable resource.
If you are interested in bringing your school group in for a visit to see the “Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance” exhibition, please visit our website here for information on scheduling a tour with our Education Department.
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) was created in 2004 by Kennedy Odede, a resident of Kibera, Kenya, located just outside Nairobi and considered to be one of the largest slums in Africa. With 23 cents and a soccer ball, he began a youth group that traveled around the community, playing soccer and putting on plays about HIV awareness, gender equality, and the importance of education.Odede met Jessica Posner, a Wesleyan student studying abroad in Kenya, in 2007, and, seeing the extreme gender inequalities and low priority placed on girls’ education, they set out to create a tuition-free school for girls. In the years since, SHOFCO has also created a community clinic, a soccer league, youth group, newspaper, micro-finance program for HIV-positive women, and the first affordable clean water point in the entire slum. These services are offered to the entire community with the idea that as people begin to value them, they will also value the school linked to them, and finally the idea of girls’ education. Today, the school, The Kibera School for Girls, has 100 girls enrolled in grades Pre-K through 3rd.Kennedy will be on campus speaking about his experiences on Monday in West Lecture Hall. I encourage all of you who can make it to come out and do so! (:
In summer 2012, Oberlin conservatory faculty, staff, and students travelled to the Jazz Academy at Solebury School in New Hope, Pennsylvania, to teach and mentor young musicians from underserved communities in Camden, New Jersey, and Bucks County. This visit marked the second year in a row that Oberlin community members have served the Music in America mission in thought, word, and deed. Video courtesy of Peggy Krist.
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I am not a professor. I work with computers, people in which profession, I’m frequently told, are highly in demand. I could easily work in corporate America or in the non-profit sector. But I don’t. I work in academia because I believe in the power of education and further, I believe in the values that my institution has historically supported and strives to uphold today.
I didn’t attend Oberlin as a student but I can say with one hundred percent certainty that my time here as an employee has changed me for the better.
Despite the fact that I’m largely a cynical realist, there’re a few remaining places where a shred of idealism shines through. This isn’t about what job I think you can get with a college degree. Neither is it about the barriers preventing some people from entering universities like the one I work for. There is still work to be done. But I maintain a simple and perhaps naïve belief that reading, thinking, arguing, and agreeing force us to grow as people and institutions that provide environments to do that help move humanity forward.
And today, when I walked by this gate in front of the art building on campus, I remembered why I do the work that I do and that I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute my small part.
This. All of this. *shivers*