May 9, 2013
What can parents do to help their children be "Ready for Kindergarten"? To learn more, watch a series of excellent, short videos produced by Western Reserve Public Media by double clicking here.
March 21, 2013
Do you know that research shows that high quality early childhood education is a critical component of K-12 success and instrumental in cultivating a skilled workforce? To learn more about the importance of Early Care and Education read the two articles below by double clicking on the titles of the articles.
Preschool is a Proven Investment and A Lost Opportunity for School & Workforce Success If Young Children Are Left Behind
February 28, 2013
Several organizations in our community are currently working on "Summit - 2020, A Quality of Life Project". This initiative is sponsored by the County of Summit, Ohio - Russell M. Pry, Executive. The Job Center has defined several soft skills (qualities) that a person should possess for employment. To learn about the "Soft Skills For Success in Summit County" desired click here.
February 27, 2013
Would you like to learn about higher education, in particular..."College On Your Time, At Your Place, and At Your Pace" then click here to read a blog titled "Unprepared For College".
February 27, 2013
Higher education is evolving rapidly - learn about current trends and developments in higher education and digital learning at a website called Online Colleges. One topic that this website addressed last week was the idea that a major contributor to students not being prepared for the job market here in the United States goes back to grade school. Blogger, Bradley Hart, posted a very good article on "The Biggest Movements Supporting College Readiness". To learn about some of these initiatives and research click on the title to read the entire piece.
November 29, 2012
Student success is a community issue. Graduating from college is part of a journey that begins in early childhood. Our churches, day care centers, community-based organizations, businesses and civic groups all play a vital role in a student's Journey to Success. Ask yourself the following questions:
• What role can you play in preparing youngsters for success?
• How can we help families prepare for a success journey?
• What do our students really need to succeed?
• How can we better align education with job opportunities?
• Can we align community resources to support students, cradle to career?
• Can we keep our best and brightest in Akron?
Thank you to all that joined The University of Akron and Summit Education Initiative today for the community forum on creating new pathways to student success. To review the materials that were distributed after the luncheon please click on the links below.
SEI's Cradle to Career Continuum Graph and Description
How do you get a new idea to catch on or a change to take place - to be acknowledged, accepted, and practiced by all in your school building? See the power point presentation on Invitational Learning below.
Invitational Learning - Creating Classrooms With Enthusiasm
Local Educational Organizations & Programs
State/National Educational Organizations & Programs