National Literacy Team Looking at Learning Between Boys and Girls

first_imgNational Literacy Team Looking at Learning Between Boys and Girls UncategorizedApril 7, 2008 Advertisements RelatedNational Literacy Team Looking at Learning Between Boys and Girls RelatedNational Literacy Team Looking at Learning Between Boys and Girlscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Education is aware of the fact that boys learn differently from girls, and the issue is being addressed by a literacy team, National Literacy Co-ordinator, Laurel Brent Harris has said. Mrs. Brent Harris was responding to questions during a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, where she outlined the Ministry’s four-pronged National Literacy Strategic Plan, as well as the composition of the Literacy Management Team.This four-pronged approach, she explained, is intended to carry forward the Ministry’s mandate of raising the levels of literacy of Primary and Secondary students across Jamaica.Giving her views, the Co-ordinator said: “Boys learn differently from girls. This fact is now getting the attention it deserves.” She informed that the issue is now being discussed around the world, particularly since boys’ underperformance in relation to girls is at a crisis level, adding that because of this, “we have a national team which is addressing the issue.” “We are currently putting in place special programmes which will help teachers to understand how to customise their instruction in order to ensure that the boys benefit as much as the girls,” she said.Mrs. Brent Harris informed that a segment of the four-pronged approach is focused instruction, through the in-service and pre-service professional development, and differentiated instruction.The other three prongs include: data-driven decision making in teaching and learning, analysis of performance on national tests, students’ cumulative records and planning, and implementing customised interventions to address findings; targeting schools that have particular challenges, as evidenced by a pattern of low performance over a period of three to five years; and establishing partnerships with stakeholders, inclusive of parents, the public and the private sector and soliciting support for literacy endeavours through a public education campaign.“In focused instruction, we are working with the teachers and guiding differentiated instructions for boys,” Mrs. Brent Harris explained, noting that this whole concept of how boys learn is one of the sub-strands under the ‘focused instruction’ prong.“Learning differences between boys and girls would come under differentiated learning by gender, interests, age and special needs. We are looking at learning styles, how boys learn as against how girls learn, how we select materials for boys versus girls,” she added.In relation to how schools would be structured to take account of the learning differences between boys and girls, she said that this is an ongoing consideration among educators.“Indeed, different options are being pursued in some regions, and other recommendations have been advanced. Within the Ministry these options are being actively evaluated. In the interim, we are working closely with the teachers, to sensitize them to recognizing and responding appropriately to the learning style of boys,” Mrs. Brent Harris said. RelatedNational Literacy Team Looking at Learning Between Boys and Girlslast_img read more

British government’s due to make statement on future of talks to restore power-sharing in…

first_img Google+ Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Twitter The British government’s due to make a statement in the next hour on the future of talks to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland.James Brokenshire will make a statement in the House of Commons at half-past hour, after the major parties once again failed to reach a deal to re-open Stormont.Earlier Sinn Féin said there was no prospect of a deal with the DUP in the short-term.Conor Murphy said it would now be even harder to strike a deal, because tensions are raised during marching season:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twitter Pinterest British government’s due to make statement on future of talks to restore power-sharing in North Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Previous articleVigil for Ibrahim Halawa to be held in Letterkenny tomorrowNext articleFire service praised for speedy response to Letterkenny house fire News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 3, 2017 last_img read more

Online E-learning Course on the Reformed Common Agricultural Policy

first_img Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program- Journalism April 15, 2015 Published by stefan Pocket Tweet LinkedIn 0 +1 Global Pluralism Award ← World Enviroment Day Logo Design Competition 2015 Online E-learning Course on the Reformed Common Agricultural Policycenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Summer School “NATO’s Challenges Ukraine and Beyond” → The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship Share 0 Reddit Deadline: 30 April, 2015Open to: general public and rural actors (farmers, farmers’ organisations, professionals, civil servants, students and academics) from all countriesFee: EUR 10 for students thanks to a funding from the European CommissionDescriptionThe Groupe de Bruges would like to inform you about the opportunity to enroll to their comprehensive e-learning course, CAP PRO, on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It consists of eight modules, all prepared by academics and other renowned experts from around Europe. This unique course can be followed at any time, from any device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone) and at any pace. The course is available in four languages: English, French, German and Italian.EligibilityThe platform and the on-line course is aimed to both General public and Rural actors (such as farmers and farmers’ organisations, professionals, civil servants, students and academics). Anyone with the interest in the European Common Agricultural Policy is welcome. The platform is not limited to EU citizens only.Fee & BenefitsThe course includes a certificate (in pdf) for those who successfully complete the whole course and certificate of completion. For students the whole course is only € 9,95 thanks to a funding from European Commission. The e-learning course is part of a larger project: ‘Can EU CAP it?’, which involves different types of learning materials (game, videos, course). All materials are accessible through the same e-platform of the on-line course available HERE.How to enroll?Ideally, to do the CAP Pro course, you can just go to the website, register and enrol to the course! There is no limit when the course must be finished.For any questions you may have, please direct to Michaela Skodova at the following e-mail [email protected] section.The official website Similar Stories last_img read more

Continuing Education Program Coordinator

first_imgEssential Duties and Responsibilities:Responsible for verifying needs assessments/learningobjectives/competencies for all CME coursesResponsible for the Conflict of Interest/Disclosure process,including review and resolution of any conflicts, for allspeakers/presentersResponsible for ensuring all CME related activities comply withACCME guidelines, (Presence/correction of CME violations (use ofdrug/product trade names; company logos; appearance of bias orinappropriate treatment recommendations) Maintain participant and activity records of all continuingeducation activities in compliance with appropriate credentialingand accreditation agencies.Responsible for submission, oversight and reporting of all CMEactivities throughout the year including the Annual Meeting andPost Graduate CoursesResponsible for submission of the ACCME annual report andreaccreditation processResponsible for administration and oversight of ASRMCommittees: CMEParticipate, as needed, in the podcast and webinarscheduling/preparation processParticipate, as needed, as a webinar co-moderator/hostQualifications:Bachelor’s degree in an educational disciplineExperience or specialization in adult continuing educationExperience working with the accreditation and complianceprocess for continuing education creditsHighly motivated with excellent interpersonal skillsSelf-starter, able to work independently and to function as aneffective team memberStrong verbal, written and computer communication andpresentation skills.Successful working experience using Word, PowerPoint, Excel,Acrobat, LMS software, databases, and the Internet Job Purpose: Works closely with the ChiefEducation and Scientific Officer, and other education departmentsupport staff to plan and implement innovative live and onlineeducational programs within the ASRM. The position will ensurecompliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing MedicalEducation (ACCME) as well as other biomedical professionalcredentialing agencies.last_img read more

Vermont still ranks first, but US ‘Opportunity’ shows increasing poverty, income inequality

first_img61.6 2011 45 Access to healthy food +1.3%2015 Opportunity Index State Rankings:  TOP 10 Connecticut Violent crime -10.2% Virginia Access to health care +10.2% 9 Arkansas 2015 RANK Affordable housing +4.5% 10 73.3 42 EconomyScore? 2015 RANK Vermont 1 Nebraska 59.6 Georgia 50 Alabama South Carolina 64.4 Postsecondary completion rate +6.4% Arizona New Hampshire 43 4 Preschool enrollment -2.3%Indicators that have improved 2011-2015:Unemployment rate -44% 44 VERMONT SCORE OpportunityScore? 8 76.9center_img New Jersey 3 Poverty has increased 10.5%; 15.8% in 2015 compared with 14.3% in 2011 CommunityScore? 57.9 49 Louisiana 2 West Virginia 66.0 2015 46 Maryland Vermont Business Magazine Vermont is ranked highest in the nation for econmopic “opportunity,” which it has been every year. The fifth annual US Opportunity Index shows that access to opportunity has increased nearly 9 percent nationally since 2011, reflecting a dramatically improved post-recession employment picture, higher high school graduation rates and a significant drop in violent crime, among other factors. Despite these gains, increasing poverty and income inequality combined with stagnant wages continue to impede progress for middle and lower income communities.As with many other states, while employment is up and crime is down since the Great Recession, median household income and the poverty rate are both worse in Vermont. Typical of measures based on outcomes, states in the Northeast generally did well (see list below) and those in the Southeast did poorly.Over the past five years, all 50 states and Washington D.C. and three-quarters of counties have improved on the Opportunity Index, an annual composite measure of 16 key economic, educational and civic indicators that expand or constrict access to economic mobility. The Index ranks each state and grades more than 2,600 counties A-F each year.Yet, the 2015 Opportunity Index also reflects the nation’s uneven economic recovery. Millions of Americans are being left behind, including 5.5 million young adults, 13.8 percent of youth ages 16-24, who are disconnected from school and work. There are higher rates of poverty (+10.5%) and income inequality (+3.4%) and lower median family incomes (-4.2%) in 2015 than there were five years ago.The Opportunity Index data over five years demonstrates that access to upward mobility varies greatly by geography, and that some states and counties have wider opportunity gaps than others. A child growing up inSomerset County, New Jersey has a far better chance at going to college, getting a family-sustaining job and living in a safe neighborhood than does a similar child born in Marion County, Florida, even though those two counties have similar population sizes and unemployment rates. Somerset County received an A- on the 2015 Opportunity Index, while Marion County received a C.”This five-year view of opportunity clearly shows that where you grow up plays too large a role in access to the American Dream,” said Opportunity Nation Executive Director Monique Rizer. “In too many places, zip codes determine how far one goes in life. This persistent opportunity gap, particularly for our nation’s youth, is unacceptable.”While the percentage of young adults who are neither in school nor working has decreased slightly to 13.8 percent in 2015, youth disconnection rates remain higher than they were pre-recession, 12.9 percent. The two factors that correlate most closely with overall opportunity, as measured by the Opportunity Index, are the percentage of people who live in poverty and the percentage of disconnected youth ages 16-24.In Louisiana, West Virginia, Mississippi, Nevada and Washington D.C., nearly 1 in 5 young adults ages 16-24 are disconnected. In contrast, fewer than 10% of youth are disconnected in Nebraska, North Dakota, Iowa,Minnesota and Vermont.”We all pay a steep price for youth disconnection in lost talent, less resilient communities, lost tax revenue and higher need for social services,” said Sarah Burd-Sharps, co-director of Measure of America. “We must do better and help young adults, particularly low-income youth and youth of color, connect to meaningful education and career pathways.””As the 2016 presidential race gathers momentum, it is critical that candidates and voters have a clear picture of where access to the American Dream is expanding and constricting,” said Russell Krumnow, managing director of Opportunity Nation. “No one sector or political party can solve the opportunity gap alone.  The Index helps policymakers and community leaders focus on cross-sector and bipartisan solutions that can improve the lives, prospects and communities of Americans.”Inside the 2011-2015 Opportunity Index:Despite an increase in overall opportunity (8.9% from 2011-2015), the five-year landscape reflects several alarming trends:Youth disconnection (13.8%) remains higher than pre-recession levels (12.9% in 2007) 47 EducationScore? 48 BOTTOM 10 Median household income has fallen 4.2%, from $51,050 in 2011 to $48,906 in 2015Other indicators that have lost ground 2011-2015:Access to banking institutions -7.0% Mississippi 6 Internet access +13.7% Income inequality has increased 3.4%; in 2015, households at the 80th percentile have incomes 5 times higher than those at the 20th percentile 7 5 North Dakota Nevada High school graduation rate +9% Iowa New Mexico 51 60.5 Group membership +13.4% Massachusetts Volunteerism -4.0% Economy20112015Unemployment Rate (%)5.6%3.7%Median Household Income ($)$52,470$49,213Poverty (% of population below poverty line)11.4%12.3%80/20 Ratio (Ratio of household income at the 80th percentile to that of the 20th percentile)4.24.6Banking Institutions (commercial banks, savings institutions, and credit unions per 10,000 residents)5.45.4Households Spending Less than 30% of Household Income on Housing Costs (%)61.8%63.0%High-Speed Internet (% of households)69.0%81.0%Education20112015Preschool (% ages 3 and 4 in school)50.1%50.1%On-Time High School Graduation (% of freshmen who graduate in four years)89.3%86.6%Associate Degree or Higher (% of adults 25 and older)41.4%43.9%Community Health & Civic Life20112015Group Membership (% of adults 18 and over involved in social, civic, sports, and religious groups)43.3%55.6%Youth Not in School and Not Working (% ages 16-24)9.8%8.9%Youth Not in School and Not Working (total ages 16-24)8,3277,257Volunteerism (% of adults ages 18 and older)36.0%34.4%Violent Crime (per 100,000 population)134.6114.9Medical Doctors (per 100,000 population)361.7356.9Grocery Stores and Produce Vendors (per 10,000 population)3.93.9Population624,817626,855Visit is external) to explore the complete dataset and methodology.About The Opportunity Index(link is external):The Opportunity Index is an annual composite measure at the state and county levels of 16 economic, educational and civic factors that expand or restrict upward mobility. The Opportunity Index ranks all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and grades more than 2,600 counties A-F, and is designed to help identify bipartisan, cross-sector solutions that expand opportunity to more Americans. The Opportunity Index was jointly developed by Opportunity Nation and Measure of America.About Opportunity Nation(link is external):Opportunity Nation is a bipartisan, national coalition of more than 350 businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and community leaders working to expand economic mobility. Opportunity Nation seeks to close the opportunity gap by amplifying the work of its coalition members, advocating policy and private sector actions, and releasing the annual Opportunity Index.About Measure of America(link is external):Measure of a America, a Project of the Social Science Research Council, provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding well-being, opportunity and inequality in America and for stimulating fact-based conversations about issues we all care about: health, education and living standards.SOURCE BOSTON, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Opportunity Nationlast_img read more

Cassidy Turley Represents Buyer in Purchase of Tempe Industrial Property

first_imgSee Development of Newport Beach, Calif., purchased a 2-building, multi- tenant industrial property at 1721 W. 10th Place in Tempe for $2.02M.Marc Tuite with Cassidy Turley’s Industrial Group represented the buyer during the transaction. The seller, 10th Place Business Park, LLC, was represented by Matt Fredrick with Lee & Associates.The 40,427 SF general industrial property was built in 1987 and is located on 2.41-acres just south and east of University Drive and State Route 143. The building was 100 % occupied at the time of sale.last_img

The brain of male batterers functions differently than that of other criminals

first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest Share on Twitter Email A pioneering study led by a research group at the University of Granada (Spain) compares, for the first time in the world, the brain functioning of aggressors against their partners or ex-partners to that of other criminals when they are exposed to images related to different types of violence.This research, whose findings have just been published in the prestigious journal of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, demonstrates the differences in brain functioning of batterers in response to images related to intimate partner violence (IPV). This study is one of the only three studies in the world to analyze the brain of batterers using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.Specifically, the study carried out by UGR has revealed that batterers -in comparison to other criminals- show a greater activation in the anterior cingulate cortex and in the medial prefrontal cortex, and a smaller reaction in the superior prefrontal cortex in response to images of intimate partner violence as compared to neutral images.center_img Moreover, the direct comparison of images with different content of violence also supported a profile for brain functioning specific to batterers: there was involvement of the medial prefrontal cortex as well as a strong participation of the posterior cingulate cortex and the left angular gyrus in response to IPV images.These findings may explain some of the psychological alterations that batterers describe when they encounter their romantic partner, such as maladaptive coping strategies, problems with emotion regulation as manifested by obsessions about their partner, moods such as fear, anger or rage, fear of abandonment, and sudden affective instability in the form of anxiety.The professor of Personality, Evaluation, and Psychological Treatment at the University of Granada and principle coordinator of this research, Miguel Pérez García, has been researching for years the mental and cerebral functioning of batterers, as well as their recidivism profile. In his view, “the results of these studies could have important implications to better understanding violence against women, as well as the variables that are related to recidivism in batterers.”Neuropsychological sequelae of the victimsThe aforementioned studies make up part of a broad area of Neuropsychological research on Intimate Partner Violence. Within this area, the researcher at UGR, Natalia Hidalgo Ruzzante, leads a project on neuropsychological sequelae presented in female victims of IPV.“The women who have suffered intimate partner violence from their partner (or ex-partner) sustain a multitude of physical, psychological, neurological, and cognitive problems as a consequence of abuse. These negative effects can be caused by direct damage as a consequence of hits to the head; but also as indirect damage to the brain through cerebral alterations produced by psychological sequelae (most notably posttraumatic stress) and from the effect of cortisol in situations of chronic stress,” Hidalgo explains.The majority of existing research focuses on physical and psychological disorders, and there are very few studies that have evaluated how abuse can affect the brain of women who have suffered intimate partner violence. Nevertheless, the researcher at UGR indicates that it seems clear that these cognitive alterations bring about other associated difficulties in social and work functioning in the affected women.“An adequate neuropsychological evaluation could delineate the possible cognitive, emotional, and behavioral alterations caused by this brain damage. Currently, battered women are not routinely evaluated for the diagnosis of potential neuropsychological deterioration, and even less when the only precursor is having been a victim of psychological abuse (and not physical),” she explains.Currently, the efforts of this research group at UGR are focused on the development of batteries for cognitive evaluation and specific rehabilitation programs for neuropsychological sequelae in female victims of violence. Share LinkedInlast_img read more

Property values rose by 1.9% in October

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Crossrail 2 will lift residential values by ‘more than 70%’

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Can The Game of Thrones give competition to cricket and politics in India?

first_imgAdvertisement zgtxNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjyadWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebxsj0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1738Would you ever consider trying this?😱bCan your students do this? 🌚mgd0Roller skating! Powered by Firework The most awaited final season of Game of Thrones has arrived, and the social media is all gaga over it. The show has managed to get a staggering five million plus twitter mentions, that too when only its first episode has released as of now.Advertisement It seems like everyone wants to talk about the season of GoT on social media, hence we would advise you to beware of all the spoilers that might be there all around the social media.However, in India when the election’s season is going on along with the Indian Premier League with the world cup just around the corner, how easy or difficult would it be for GOT to trend on the social media long with these topics?Advertisement Interestingly, we have come across a research that suggests that the people of India are more curious about the Prime Minister’s throne as compared to the game of thrones. The following data will provide you with a better idea as to what is the priority for the people of India. (Credits to India today for the statistics)Advertisement  Peak-Time:With the World-cup squad going to be announced in the afternoon, there was a lot of buzz on Twitter with mentions and tags for ICC World Cup soaring during the 3 pm mark.In the researcher’s recorded time, tweets related to the elections had an  average of 2,419 tweets per hour, cricket tweets averaged 1,860 tweets per hour and 1,827 tweets per hour  is what Game of Thrones could garner(Credits to India today for the statistics)  Advertisementlast_img read more