Pasadena Educational Foundation Announces $300,000 Grant from AT&T for Next Generation Careers Program

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first_img Supporting excellence in education at the public schools of Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre, the Pasadena Educational Foundation has been selected to receive a $300,000 grant from AT&T’s Aspire Program. The Pasadena Educational Foundation is committed to providing its students with access to high quality education, opportunity for higher learning, and support for success in school, college, and beyond. By spring 2013, students within College & Career Pathways in Pasadena Unified School District high schools will participate in at least one work-based learning opportunity to demonstrate the importance of career exploration.I applaud AT&T for the Aspire program and recognizing the importance of 21st Century learning. As educators, we need to provide our students with the skills to compete in the global workforce,” said Jon R. Gundry, Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent. “This grant to the Pasadena Educational Foundation will allow us at PUSD to continue offering high quality programs that prepare students for college and career even in these difficult budgetary times.”The Pasadena Educational Foundation will use the contribution from AT&T to support the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) College and Career Pathways as part of their Aspire program. The funds, to be awarded over the course of two years, will support PUSD’s high school programs that prepare students for successful careers and higher learning opportunities in specialized fields. One pathway is the App Academy, which features courses and projects in mobile applications, web applications, and game development. The App Academy teaches students exceptional problem-solving techniques, the ability to properly manage their time in a rigorous educational program, collaborate with their peers, and enable them to have the self-belief to succeed in future academic and professional aspirations in any field.“We are honored to partner with the Pasadena Educational Foundation as their commitment has made a tremendous impact on preparing students for their future careers,” said Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California. “Now more than ever, organizations like PEF are needed to help students become better prepared for their future. This grant is one way that we can work with educators to help ensure the success of students and the success of our economy.”Because of its solid record of proven results and its innovation, the Pasadena Educational Foundation is one of 47 recipients nationwide that will share in nearly $10 million from AT&T. With more than one million students impacted since its launch in 2008, the AT&T Aspire program is one of the largest corporate commitments focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. AT&T announced an additional quarter-billion-dollar expansion to the program earlier this year, bringing the total commitment to $350 million.“We are proud to serve our students and provide innovative programs that will best serve them for successful careers,” said Erik Dreyer, Director of Pasadena Educational Foundation’s STEM Programs. “Thanks to AT&T, we can continue to work with PUSD in enhancing instructional programs, like the App Academy, to inspire the minds of young engineers, technicians, and innovators. The App Academy will strive to do for computer science education what Microsoft, Google, Apple and Facebook have done for computing: make it undeniably accessible, useful and fun, all at the same time.”Educators in schools and non-profits across the country have a unique understanding of the challenges students face in their communities. Through a competitive process, 47 schools and non-profits, including the Pasadena Educational Foundation, were selected from thousands nationwide. To learn more about all of the organizations that were selected, please visit www.att.com/local-impact.Applicants were evaluated based on their accomplishments in serving students at risk of dropping out of high school and their ability to use data to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work. After a rigorous and competitive process, the Pasadena Educational Foundation was identified as making a real difference in their community by supporting and motivating traditionally underserved students to stay in school and prepare for the next step in life.About Pasadena Educational FoundationPasadena Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District student. For more information call (626) 396-3625 or visit www.pasedfoundation.org.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.About Philanthropy at AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2011, more than $115 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Top tips for good course design

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Top tips for good course designOn 27 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Top tips for good course design• Train the job, not the subject, by being clear about the objectives and designing around the specific learning needs of the organisation• Provide plenty of interaction so that participants can practice new skills• Back up the theory with plenty of live examples and case studies• Combine a variety of delivery methods and techniques• Accommodate different learning styles among the participants• Include a means of reinforcing the training afterwards Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

FIFA bans Ghanaian referee for life for match fixing

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first_imgZurich, Switzerland | AFP | Ghanaian referee Joseph Odartei Lamptey was on Monday banned for life by world football’s governing body FIFA for match fixing.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) had already slapped a three-month ban on Lamptey after he awarded South Africa a controversial penalty in their 2-1 victory over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on November 12, 2016.“The official was found guilty of unlawfully influencing match results,” FIFA said in a statement.Zurich-based FIFA said it was dismissing charges against another Ghanaian match official David Lionheart Nii Lartey Laryea, who had also been under investigation. “Further information concerning the South Africa v. Senegal match in question will be provided once the decision becomes final and binding,” FIFA said.“FIFA will continue with its ongoing efforts to combat match manipulation through a variety of initiatives, which include the monitoring of international betting and a confidential reporting system with a dedicated integrity hotline and e-mail address.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Local Residents Urged to “Invest in the Navesink”

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first_imgBy John Burton |SEA BRIGHT – A cleaner, more sustainable Navesink River is obtainable in the coming three years, was the message Clean Ocean Action’s executive director delivered to supporters this week.“We know what to do…We have the tools,” to again clean up the waterway, said Cindy Zipf, executive director for Clean Ocean Action, an education and advocacy organization.Zipf joined others with her organization and supporters at McLoone’s Rum Runner restaurant, 816 Ocean Ave., Sunday night for an event deemed a “Rally for the Navesink.”The briefing on the condition of the river offered “investment opportunities” for supporters, seeking donations for the environmental organization’s efforts to improve the quality of the area river, Zipf said of the event.Clean Ocean Action had conducted its own analysis and report on the river’s condition, indicating a rising amount of contaminants, and has been working with an unprecedented number of other, diverse organizations, to effect a change and bring about a cleaner water way.Clean Ocean Action board member Bonnie Torcivia told of living in Fair Haven, with her home overlooking the Navesink River, and of watching the almost daily traffic of boats make its way along the waterway – “the parade going by my window every day.”“The river looks so beautiful,” Torcivia told the gathering. “But looks can be deceiving.”Zachary Lees, the organization’s ocean and coastal policy attorney, explained what has been happening with the Navesink over decades, going from when it was “The crown jewel of the shellfish industry,” a century ago and then as it became increasingly polluted due to rate of development, industrialization and the overharvesting of local shellfish population. But things began to turnaround by the early 1970s with the introduction of stricter federal laws governing water pollution. The pollution backslide, however, began registering with the state Department of Environmental Protection about a decade ago and has continued to increase, causing the state agency to classify about 565 acres of the water area contaminated to the point that shellfish harvesting is not permitted.State officials and environmentalists have indicated the river has contaminants such as fecal chloroform, from humans, wildlife and domestic animals, as well as other pathogens.The river’s condition last summer led to the cancellation of summer camp programs that rely on river access, said Zipf. “Our quality of life in the watershed was significantly threatened,” Zipf said.Given the pollutants, “It’s also an ecosystem health issue,” Lees added.But a concerted effort has been undertaken by approximately 35 different and diverse organizations – beyond just environmental groups and including governmental entities, community groups and local elected officials. “And it’s growing,” Zipf said.Correcting the problem involves identifying the sources of the contamination, stopping it and educating the public, getting them to change longstanding practices, Zipf and Lees explained.But the efforts will cost upward of $300,000 to continue the work, she added.It’s vital to stop the public from using storm drains as a catchall for personal products, such as motor and cooking oil and other waste material; and to limit the amount of impervious ground covering from development, which add to contaminated storm water runoff making its way into the river and eventually the Atlantic Ocean, the environmentalists stressed.Clean Ocean Action also hopes to continue to use specially trained dogs to sniff human fecal matter and help locate sources and to correct the situation, Zipf said.It is possible to improve the river’s water quality by 2020, Zipf believes.“Let’s all help to write a happy sequel, written by all of us,” Torcivia said.last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL SIGN COMPANY LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF

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first_imgA Sign Company based in Co. Donegal has kindly instructed us Boyd HR to recruit a Full-time Sign Maker and Installer. The Sign Maker and Installer will work as part of a team and be responsible for the preparation, manufacturing, fitting & installation of branding solutions, vehicle graphics and other signage.The ideal candidate will be: Highly Organised;Naturally Outgoing & Friendly;Computer Literate.Highly Client Focused;Good Eye for Detail;Supportive of Management;Willing to Learn and Develop New Skills.Willing to Travel NationwideIf you have/are:Experience in Joinery/Carpentry (this would be an advantage);A Background in the Print or Sign Business;A Working Knowledge of Adobe Design Suite & CAD Programs;A Full Clean Driving Licence;A Current Safe Pass;Trustworthy, Reliable & Highly Confidential;A Good Team Player; then you may be the person we are looking for.In turn we can offer you:An Exciting and Challenging WorkplaceIf you are interested in applying for this position please send your CV and a short cover letter by email to [email protected] or via post to Aoibhinn, Boyd HR, 2nd Floor Crossview House, High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Closing date is 4pm, Friday, August 28th, 2015 All applications will be dealt with promptly and in the strictest of confidence.JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL SIGN COMPANY LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF was last modified: August 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jobsnewslast_img read more

Red Bluff High girls golf second to PV in Northern Section championships

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first_imgOroville >> It wasn’t surprising that Jackie Lucena took top honors at the Northern Section girls golf championships.But the hardware she received was.“Oh, sweet!” The Pleasant Valley High junior exclaimed when Vikings head coach Tom Fegley handed it to her and told her she gets to keep the sizable trophy for a year. “Cool!”Lucena figured the trophy would remain with officials. Instead, she now knows precisely where it will go. “Right on my counter, next to a couple of other …last_img

Stephen Curry, John Legend join Barack Obama for Oakland event this month

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first_imgFormer President Barack Obama is bringing some star power with him when he comes to Oakland later this month.Warriors star Stephen Curry and musician John Legend will join the president at an event promoting mentoring among young men of color from Feb. 18 through 20, the Obama Foundation announced Tuesday. It’s part of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an initiative launched by Obama after the fatal shooting of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.President Barack Obama poses with Golden State …last_img

5 Ways You Can Get the Most Out of Your GorillaPod

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first_imgHere are a few different ways the GorillaPod can help you capture those elusive shots when nothing else at hand seems to work.Top image via Cinecom.net.The GorillaPod has been around for a few years, and it has risen in popularity thanks to big-time vloggers like Casey Neistat working with the tripod on a daily basis. This piece of equipment is cheap, reliable, and extremely versatile for any up-and-coming filmmaker or daily vlogger. Perhaps the best feature about the tripod is its shape-shifting capability.These different ways of using the GorillaPod are great if you have a small DSLR or mirrorless camera setup. I’m sure this might seem obvious, but do not put your giant telephoto on the camera while using this. It will tip over. It will give you a mini heart attack. I do not recommend doing this. 1. Creating a JibObviously, this is not a traditional jib that gives you the freedom to control your camera angle any way you’d like. But what else do you want from a moving shot other than controlled stabilization? Even if you’re only moving about a foot, this move is perfect if you’re ever shooting small products for a corporate client. The movement will give the shot some life in what can be an otherwise boring video. Jordy from Cinecom recommends rolling the camera angle with the last knob closest to the camera, using your thumb.2. Mini SteadicamWhile it might seem counterproductive, flip your GorillaPod upside down, stretch two arms to the side, and hold on to the middle leg. For walking shots, this will provide decent stabilization, with the two legs acting as counterweights to minimize shakiness. Naturally, the footage will be upside down, so flip it right-side up in post-production by using the Rotation tool, and throw on some warp stabilizer (because why not).3. Going Hands FreeFor your POV shots, consider just bending the back leg across your back and let the front legs rest on your chest. This might seem a little precarious, and it is. But just make sure to tuck the back leg into your clothes so it won’t slip out. I wouldn’t recommend running or doing any action-based recording like this. Rather, this is perfect for anybody without access to a GoPro — or if you’re shooting with a big rig and need a quick mirrorless camera shot.4. Wrap It UpThe most effective and practical way to use a GorillaPod is by playing with the legs as they were meant to played with. Wrap them around everything — tree limbs, poles, lamps, anything! You can now get those weird Breaking Bad–type shots up in the rafters or on the side of your car. The best part about owning a GorillaPod is playing around with it because you never know what type of shot you can get. In the Cinecom video, Jordy wraps it around a branch, then holds the branch to create a makeshift drone shot.5. Ditch the CameraThe last least obvious way to use your GorillaPod is to not attach your camera to it. You can use the tripod to mount a light or microphone so you can work in a small area with limited access. Alternatively, you could use the device to hold a microphone next to you while you record a tutorial or stream gameplay on Twitch. The possibilities are endless with this wonderful, little device.Here are a few other ways to pull off seemingly impossible camera moves on a tight budget:3 Tips for Using Aerial Footage in Your Video5 Ways to Use a Gimbal to Capture Cinematic FootageLone Operator? Make Your Next Purchase a Motorized SliderMaster the Secrets of Time Lapse Videolast_img read more

a month ago​La Liga Sports TV hits 300,000 subscribers

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first_img​La Liga Sports TV hits 300,000 subscribersby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga Sports TV, the multi-sports OTT platform launched by Spanish football’s LaLiga, has reached 300,000 registered users, according to LaLiga president Javier Tebas who was speaking at the World Football Summit in Madrid, reports SportBusiness.LaLiga Sports TV offers free live coverage of various sports, including matches of the ASOBAL Handball league and Spain’s second-tier basketball division Liga LEB Oro, plus sports such as badminton, petanque and weightlifting.It went live in March of this year as a multi-sport proposition but also streams live games from Spanish football’s second-tier Segunda División, but behind a paywall. Short highlights from Spain’s top two leagues are also offered on the platform.LaLiga Sports TV was launched in March with the intention of boosting the exposure of Spanish sports, becoming the first European league to launch its own OTT service in doing so. Viewers can access it on mobile devices – both mobile phones and tablets – and smart TVs. TagsSpanish Football NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Teachers Urged to Listen to Students

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first_img “Yes, we do have the technical expertise, but the critical part of our education system and education reform has to be that the student is at the centre of what we do,” he added. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has charged teachers to listen to their students and tailor lessons to meet their various needs. He noted that “oftentimes they (students) are able to tell you what would work, what won’t work, and, as such, we have to organise our system around some of their wants and their needs”. Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, has charged teachers to listen to their students and tailor lessons to meet their various needs.He noted that “oftentimes they (students) are able to tell you what would work, what won’t work, and, as such, we have to organise our system around some of their wants and their needs”.“Yes, we do have the technical expertise, but the critical part of our education system and education reform has to be that the student is at the centre of what we do,” he added.Mr. Green was addressing a ‘Boys and Girls’ Speed Networking Career Day’ at The Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on May 3.Professionals from various organisations engaged the youngsters in one-on-one sessions aimed at steering them towards achievable goals, engendering more confidence in their ability to contribute responsibly to society, while creating a safe space for dialogue and sharing new ideas.The Minister welcomed the networking session, noting that “it will go a far way in helping the young people to explore some of the real avenues that are out there”.“I think the concept of having our youth engage with us in relation to careers is something that we need to do right across the length and breadth of Jamaica. We do still have a deficit in relation to adequate career counselling, and that is why we are still having a mismatch in our society between the areas in which our young people are being trained and what we really need in relation to the growth agenda,” Mr. Green said.The networking day was organised by the British Council as part of its ‘Boys in Education Week’ from April 30 to May 3 under the theme ‘Supporting a Nation of Champions’. The week involved support from the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC).“I am very happy that the British Council has taken on board and elevated the issue of boys in education, especially to this level,” Mr. Green said.The week included an empowerment session for educators, an empowering parents’ seminar, and a mentoring session for boys.Boys in Education Week, now in its second year, is a precursor to a three-year programme that the British Council will be implementing in collaboration with the JTC.The Council will be launching a mentoring programme in September under the initiative.The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. It operates in 110 countries around the world.last_img read more