In our experience, we find that when such a sign does occur, it is a sign that your Spirit Guides want to make contact with you. Your Spirit Guides have made this particular sign so obvious, so unusual and so prominent that you were forced to take steps to find answers - hence your visit to Spiritual-Path. You have opened the door and acknowledged that there is something strange about this, which is all your Spirit Guides wanted you to do! So, what to do next?
Paul—the first institution in Minnesota to create a Z Degree. Tanya and I met at an Open Textbook Network meeting inand we were happy to discover our similarities—English faculty, online learning geeks, interested in student achievement, and we have the same first name!
Read all about Dr. Cable GreenDirector of Open Education at Creative Commons the legal licensing behind open educational resourcesasked a question that stopped me in my tracks: Green went on to offer a different way forward: He said he was on a grant from the Hewlett Foundation to promote the adoption of open textbooks through facilitated faculty workshops.
When I asked if he would come to the University of Northwestern — St. Paula faith-based liberal arts university not far from where Ernst worked, he agreed. Northwestern soon became one of eight founding members of the Open Textbook Network, an alliance of now over campuses dedicated to promoting access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.
A Shocking Financial Landscape The financial landscape for students is fairly shocking: Funding for higher education keeps declining while tuition costs keep rising, and textbook prices have risen four times the rate of inflation.
Sara Goldrick-Rabin her book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dreamprovides an insightful critique of federal financial aid and the problems inherent with the outdated formula that determines institutional allocations.
She demonstrates that the federal needs analysis which governs financial aid eligibility is hopelessly outdated because the financial situations of low-income students and their families are not accurately represented.
These students often provide support to their families instead of the other way around. Paul administration and faculty with one exciting solution: The Open Textbook Network OTN came to our campus twice and facilitated faculty workshops that provided an overview of the obstacles that high textbook prices present for students and how open textbooks offer a desirable alternative.
As the dean over online learning and our instructional design team, I was able to allocate instructional design support for faculty interesting in adopting or adapting an open textbook or curating open educational resources. If faculty would adopt OER, our instructional designers would support them from a technological standpoint, freeing the faculty member to be the Subject Matter Expert SME and not have to worry about the technology behind adopting or adapting.
When a fellow dean and Chemistry professor announced our first open textbook adoption in fallthe class spontaneously applauded after he told them there would be zero textbook costs for their Chemistry book that semester. We developed a three-pronged strategy; first, we had to raise awareness about student debt and the current financial realities.
Second, we wanted to partner well with our rock-star librarians to ensure that we were fully utilizing already-purchased library materials when designing and revising courses. Finally, we wanted faculty to be adopting and adapting open textbooks.
The three-pronged approach made our open initiative more inclusive, and as a result, it gained traction fairly quickly. The support of our instructional design team, I later found out, is fairly unique. Also, as the instructional design team grew in their knowledge of OER and where to find them and I garnered valuable resources from the Open Textbook Network, we began reaching out more strategically and proactively to professors about available open textbooks when a course was due to be revised, new courses were being written, or when particularly interesting open textbooks became available.
In direct response to our growing open textbook initiative, our online course launch meetings evolved. When facilitating new course development, we now have the SME professoran instructional designer, and a librarian present to ensure that we are choosing the best possible resources for the course.
Adding the Student Voice We knew that we were lacking student voices within our open initiative. Taking a cue from the Open Textbook Network, we created a video of our students talking about how high textbook prices had impacted them, and then panned to the Chemistry students talking about what they thought of their open Chemistry book.
This spring, we added a video of faculty who have adopted open textbooks speaking about their perceptions of quality and student impact.A focused and successful high school path is the road to future success in higher education, workforce training, and career.
Revised state requirements and HISD’s own rigorous standards — along with a broad choice of career pathways — help students work with parents and educators to map their coursework to align with their aptitudes and . "Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom: Teaching to Close the Graduation Gap for Minority, First-Generation, and Academically Unprepared Students is a must-read for college faculty.
Success Academy Charter Schools, originally Harlem Success Academy, is a charter school operator in New York City. Eva Moskowitz, a former city council member for the Upper East Side, is its founder. According to the New York Post, Success Academy had 17, applicants for 3, available seats, which resulted in a wait list of more than .
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John is an avid reader, and claims that reading has made a lasting impact on his life and career. He reads to books a year. Once you have finished reading each essay, reconsider each title. 3. As you read, note the author’s intertwining of some of the elements of memoir: narration, description (especially appeals to the five senses), emotion (tone), and reflective commentary.