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Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

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Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners! 

  1. HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students daily lives. These simple on-the-go resources include practical tips, activities, information, and more! 
  1. SCIENCE, STEM & EXPLORATION
    Discovery Education’s  STEM resources make cutting-edge scientific exploration and innovation easily accessible through fun, ready-to-use interactive content. Families can assist students as they dive into unique project-based challenges and other activities that inspire passion and productivity in crucial 21st century learning areas. 
  1. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
    As families face the challenges of the new normal, social and emotional wellness have become even more crucial. Students and families can develop new skills to persevere through these obstacles compassionately with easy-to-use virtual resources that unlock the power of Social and Emotional Learning. Parents can help students actively engage in the fundamental SEL skills they’ll need to mature as students and people 
  1. FINANCIAL LITERACY & ECONOMICS
    During these difficult economic times, parents can lean on Discovery Education’s versatile financial literacy eLearning resources to help put students on the path to a brighter future. Using a variety of self-paced digital lessons, activities, and more, students are able to develop important financial habits which they can turn into tangible success down the road.  

 

 

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Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

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Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners! 

  1. HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students daily lives. These simple on-the-go resources include practical tips, activities, information, and more! 
  1. SCIENCE, STEM & EXPLORATION
    Discovery Education’s  STEM resources make cutting-edge scientific exploration and innovation easily accessible through fun, ready-to-use interactive content. Families can assist students as they dive into unique project-based challenges and other activities that inspire passion and productivity in crucial 21st century learning areas. 
  1. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
    As families face the challenges of the new normal, social and emotional wellness have become even more crucial. Students and families can develop new skills to persevere through these obstacles compassionately with easy-to-use virtual resources that unlock the power of Social and Emotional Learning. Parents can help students actively engage in the fundamental SEL skills they’ll need to mature as students and people 
  1. FINANCIAL LITERACY & ECONOMICS
    During these difficult economic times, parents can lean on Discovery Education’s versatile financial literacy eLearning resources to help put students on the path to a brighter future. Using a variety of self-paced digital lessons, activities, and more, students are able to develop important financial habits which they can turn into tangible success down the road.  

 

 

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Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

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Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners! 

  1. HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students daily lives. These simple on-the-go resources include practical tips, activities, information, and more! 
  1. SCIENCE, STEM & EXPLORATION
    Discovery Education’s  STEM resources make cutting-edge scientific exploration and innovation easily accessible through fun, ready-to-use interactive content. Families can assist students as they dive into unique project-based challenges and other activities that inspire passion and productivity in crucial 21st century learning areas. 
  1. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
    As families face the challenges of the new normal, social and emotional wellness have become even more crucial. Students and families can develop new skills to persevere through these obstacles compassionately with easy-to-use virtual resources that unlock the power of Social and Emotional Learning. Parents can help students actively engage in the fundamental SEL skills they’ll need to mature as students and people 
  1. FINANCIAL LITERACY & ECONOMICS
    During these difficult economic times, parents can lean on Discovery Education’s versatile financial literacy eLearning resources to help put students on the path to a brighter future. Using a variety of self-paced digital lessons, activities, and more, students are able to develop important financial habits which they can turn into tangible success down the road.  

 

 

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Setting Students up for Success During the Summer with Digital Learning Resources for Parents & Families 

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Ignite at-home learning and foster quality family interactions this summer with family resources from Discovery Education and our corporate and community partners! 

  1. HEALTH & WELLNESS
    Healthy habits are essential for students to maintain balance, even during the summer. Fortunately, families can learn to make healthier decisions together with a variety of interactive eTools that can be applied to improving students daily lives. These simple on-the-go resources include practical tips, activities, information, and more! 
  1. SCIENCE, STEM & EXPLORATION
    Discovery Education’s  STEM resources make cutting-edge scientific exploration and innovation easily accessible through fun, ready-to-use interactive content. Families can assist students as they dive into unique project-based challenges and other activities that inspire passion and productivity in crucial 21st century learning areas. 
  1. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
    As families face the challenges of the new normal, social and emotional wellness have become even more crucial. Students and families can develop new skills to persevere through these obstacles compassionately with easy-to-use virtual resources that unlock the power of Social and Emotional Learning. Parents can help students actively engage in the fundamental SEL skills they’ll need to mature as students and people 
  1. FINANCIAL LITERACY & ECONOMICS
    During these difficult economic times, parents can lean on Discovery Education’s versatile financial literacy eLearning resources to help put students on the path to a brighter future. Using a variety of self-paced digital lessons, activities, and more, students are able to develop important financial habits which they can turn into tangible success down the road.  

 

 

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After Canceling Last Year's Competition, 2021 Spelling Bee Will Crown A Champ

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Eleven students will compete Thursday night in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. If there isn't a clear winner after an hour and 50 minutes of competition, they'll go into a spell-off.

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Books I read in June 2021

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Colleges That Change LivesBooks I finished reading (or rereading) in June 2021…

Hope you’re reading something fun too!

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Help Girls Build Cyber Skills to Secure the Future with Girls4Tech

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Our world is changing faster than ever, and there has never been more opportunity for students to soar in STEM! As the 4th Industrial Revolution redefines life as we know it, students today are in a unique position to help build a better world for us all by harnessing the power of technological innovation. Girls4Tech, developed in partnership with Mastercard provides resources to equitably engage students in all learning environments with standards-aligned content celebrating the women innovating tech.

Explore the topics:

Digital Citizenship: As technology continues to impact every aspect of our society, people now have citizenship in both the physical and the digital world! Empower students to lean into digital innovation and online safety today to find balance and success tomorrow.

Cryptology: Unlock the mysteries of cybersecurity with the keys of encryption, a crucial component of all security technologies. Cultivate a new generation of codebreakers to keep our online communities safe, using the magic of mathematics.

Fraud Detection: To protect against hackers, it’s crucial to actively investigate and analyze digital clues. Show students that the simple power of pattern recognition is all it takes to solve cybercrimes and become a formidable Fraud Detective.

Cybersecurity: The virtual goldmine known as “Data” is attracting all kinds of cybercriminals looking to profit illegally from online information. Equip students with the tools they need to avoid data breaches and become the future’s digital defenders.

The Internet of Things: As the 4th Industrial Revolution redefines the connection between students’ physical and digital lives via the Internet of Things (IoT), the possibilities of harnessing data are out of this world. Discover how Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is driving a data explosion.

A.I. for Social Good: Cyber smarts can be used for so much more than just personal success! Empower tomorrow’s tech heroes to tackle our toughest and most complex social problems using game-changing advances in A.I. and data science.

Plus, educators can provide students with real-world examples of women excelling in cyber careers! Career profiles include a video interview with each cyber professional, a student evaluation where they can compare their interests to the skills needed for the job and a student activation to help them practice their STEM skills.

Find these resources and more at girls4tech.discovered.com or in the K-12 Learning Platform on the Girls4Tech channel.

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Books I read in February 2021

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Critical Race TheoryBooks I finished reading (or rereading) in February 2021…

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Books I read in April 2021

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The Spy Who Came In From the ColdBooks I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2021…

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Full

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Some faculty members are like race horses out of the gate. They’re focused Assistant Professors, they’re publishing immediately in ‘top tier’ journals, they’re presenting at conferences, they’re connecting strategically with grant funders and research colleagues, and they slide right into the tenure track slipstream and travel quickly through the Assistant Professor / Associate Professor With Tenure / Full Professor pathway.

Other faculty members start ABD (all but dissertation) in 1999, get off to a really slow start at University 1 because they need to complete their dissertation and are overwhelmed by department-level service commitments, switch universities in 2001 because of a gracious offer to start over, get ‘distracted’ at University 2 with exciting new opportunities that aren’t valued that much by the institution, extend their slow start even further because their focus is in non-rewarded areas, switch universities in 2007 because of a miraculous tenure offer, finally start to find their way a little bit at University 3, switch universities in 2011 because of a miraculous offer to do some really interesting work elsewhere with some amazing colleagues, find out that University 4 is an extremely poor fit and leave in 2012 after one year, drop out of higher education completely for four years, switch universities in 2016 because of a miraculous offer to return to higher education, successfully receive tenure again at University 5 despite the long absence from academe, and finally find a place that feels like the right balance between research, teaching, and service to the field. These faculty members also may struggle to juggle the demands of the professorship with family commitments, raising children, service to practitioners, a growing social media presence, and innovation in realms that most postsecondary institutions fail to value.

This second path would be me, of course. Which is why it was so gratifying to receive notice yesterday from the University of Colorado system that I was promoted to Full Professor (aka ‘Professor’). The (large p) Professor rank is ostensibly the highest level that a faculty member can achieve short of an endowed professorship or going into university administration. The label is intended to recognize a career’s worth of good work and to validate excellence across all areas of the professorship. I don’t know about all of that, but I am deeply grateful for the recognition.

In addition to my P-12 experiences, I now have been a (small p) professor at five major research universities. They’ve all taught me something, good or bad, and I’ve honed my institutional survival instincts over the years. So much of the tenure and promotion process is a hoop-jumping game (How many peer-reviewed articles do I need? We won’t tell you… In which journals should I publish? The very best, most selective ones, of course…) and/or a political arena (Keep your head down… Don’t make any waves… Watch out for that person if they’re on your review committee…). My journey is not the only long, twisty, bumpy one in higher education (and, unfortunately, we lose too many faculty along the way). And, as longtime readers know, I’ve struggled mightily with the lack of engagement, interaction, and visibility of writing for academic audiences versus what I can accomplish in practitioner outlets, on my blog, with multimedia, on other social media platforms, etc. Every time I publish in a walled-garden, paywalled, inaccessible-but-peer-reviewed academic journal, it feels like I’m burying my thinking and writing in a deep hole. I’d much rather be working with educators, creating new resources, or sharing and interacting with others.

But somehow I made it through and checked all of the boxes necessary for the final hoop jump. I’m incredibly grateful for my colleagues at CU Denver and for the opportunity to do good work here. The School of Education and Human Development is a very special place and I’ve experienced nothing but good will and deep, caring support. I’m also grateful for all of you. I started to blog back in 2006 because I was desperate to find ‘my people’: folks who cared about the same things that I did and who were trying to dramatically change things for P-12 students and educators. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my people. I learn more from you monthly than I’ve learned from an entire academic career’s worth of journal articles and research conferences. Most of all, I’m thankful for my family and some key supportive colleagues (you know who you are) who have had my back the entire way. Everyone should be lucky enough to have the support networks that I’ve had. I’m beyond blessed. 

As the gentleman says in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “I’m not dead yet!” This latest professional milestone is achieved and I’m looking forward to whatever lies ahead. I know you’ll be plotting and scheming right alongside me. I can’t wait.

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