Join us for a splash in our creek! We’ll hunt for all of the small creatures living in our stream, and discover why they’re so important! Programs led by a CNC educator are offered every week. All children under 15 must have an adult present. We’ll be using specimens from our education collection and tools for exploration, then head to the woods to put into action what we learned.
Ever think about starting a nature journal, but don’t know where to start? Join us for an introductory crash-course! We’ll talk about what to include in your journal, how to get comfortable adding detail, and why journaling can be so important! Programs led by a CNC educator are offered every week. All children under 15 must have an adult present.
There are so many types of cool trees at the nature center! Join us for fun activities to learn more about some of these unique trees! Programs led by a CNC educator are offered every week. All children under 15 must have an adult present. We’ll be using specimens from our education collection and tools for exploration, then head to the woods to put into action what we learned.
Pop on over to take a tour of some of CNC’s useful, beautiful, and weird plants! We’ll be taking a hike along the property, so make sure to bring your boots! Programs led by a CNC educator are offered every week. All children under 15 must have an adult present. We’ll be using specimens from our education collection and tools for exploration, then head to the woods to put into action what we learned.
Come out to the Pavilion to view a variety of mammal specimens! Discover what makes mammals unique, and some of their cool adaptations that allow them to survive in the wild. Programs led by a CNC educator are offered every week. All children under 15 must have an adult present. We’ll be using specimens from our education collection and tools for exploration, then head to the woods to put into action what we learned.
Join us for a hike through our stream and up the gorge! Make sure to bring shoes that have good grip and can get wet. We’ll learn about the local geology, plants, and animals that make our small gorge unique! Programs led by a CNC educator are offered every week. All children under 15 must have an adult present.
DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE: I support teachers in two districts, Union-Endicott and Binghamton, on integrating technology to enhance student learning. Currently, I’m focusing mostly on grades 6-12. HOW DO YOU DEFINE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP INCLUDING MEDIA LITERACY?: I feel we need to start talking about citizenship, it isn’t just about digital citizenship, but being a good citizen throughout all your environments and communities. What we do to be productive and responsible citizens we should do in our physical and virtual communities. It’s when we put them in different boxes that we get in trouble because our students then see them as different and therefore can rationalize different behaviors.
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION: Professional Learning & Innovation Center- a division of Broome-Tioga BOCES
TITLE: Instructional Technology Specialist
DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE: I work directly with teachers and administrators providing professional learning and coaching around effective practices for leveraging instructional technology within the classroom.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE MEDIA LITERACY?: Media literacy is the ability to identify and understand various types of media. To be media literate is to have the ability to critically analyze the media that one consumes, allowing you to discern the message they are sending.
WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY AROUND THIS AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO YOU?: Media literacy is vital for our globally connected world. Students are exposed to so much media, knowing how to critically analyze and use media thoughtfully will help our students to discern what is credible and accurate in a digital world.
WHAT ARE YOUR GO-TO RESOURCES TO RECOMMEND IF PEOPLE WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDIA LITERACY? Here is a nice compilation of resources put together by ISTE 10 Resources to Boost Student Media Literacy. If you’d like some examples and lesson ideas, check out commonsensemedia.org. It’s free for educators to create an account!
Here are a few accounts to follow on Twitter: @DigCitDoctors @digcitPLN
WHY DID YOU APPLY TO WSKG’s PBS MEDIA LITERACY ACADEMY?
“You go to a SUNY school, State University of New York, City University of New York, you must have a vaccine to come back in September. If you must have a vaccine, get it now, if you have to get it anyway.”
Fracking caused upheaval over the disruption and environmental degradation in the rural communities surrounding Williamsport, and challenged the rural values of independence and sovereignty over private property.
“We know this has been a really hard year and a half. We are going to put resources behind education to prop the kids back up, give them time to maneuver through these changes and then get back on track with their education.”
“For generations, our teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, students, and school staff have been sent into buildings where they can get brain damage because of chipped paint, or cancer because of asbestos.”
PCCY’s report found that the two-thirds of Pennsylvania school districts where enrollment has shrunk over the last thirty years receive far more funding per pupil from the state than the others that have grown.
Syracuse University officials said late Tuesday that the number of students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last day has risen to 45. Most are associated with a off-campus parties that occurred last week.
Pennsylvania school-choice advocates are pushing hard for a measure that would send federal coronavirus relief money directly to families to put towards private school tuition, tutoring, or other educational expenses.
NEW YORK NOW – The state’s largest teachers union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Division of Budget over more than $5 billion in state spending that’s expected to be withheld from school districts as the state grapples with an unprecedented budget crisis.
Colleges in New York will be required to return to remote learning for at least two weeks if either 100 cases of COVID-19 are diagnosed, or 5% of that institution’s population tests positive, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced she was stepping down from her position to look after her family. Working families across the country are figuring out how to provide care for their children with remote and hybrid schooling this year.
The Walden Project is an example of an outdoor independent learning program that is a possible alternative for immunocompromised students or others who can’t or don’t want to return to a traditional classroom setting during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jerri Lynn Sparks says her 22-year-old son, Jared, and thousands of other New Yorkers with disabilities are suffering because the state has adopted “one-size-fits-all” coronavirus restrictions for group homes.
New York will decide if schools will reopen this fall in the first week of August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, and tasked districts across the state with coming up with plans in the event that they’re allowed to resume in-person learning.
SU officials said they tried to have a “respectful dialogue” with the students, but they were “unwilling.” Students said they were denied food, medicine and hygiene products, and were treated like prisoners.
Pennsylvania was 47th overall in the opportunity gap between black and white students, 47th in the gap between Hispanic and white students and 46th in the gap between economically disadvantaged students and their wealthier peers.
Among the questions that state officials would like to see local residents discuss, are what do they want students to know before they graduate and how should students have to demonstrate that knowledge?
“We are taking prompt action on the commitments we made. We are making investments in programs and people. I believe this work, requested emphatically, insisted on by our students will make us a better place.”
Winter storm warnings remain in effect for most of New York through Monday as a large winter storm moves through the region, with storm totals of a foot of snow or more expected in some spots by Monday evening.