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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Webinar 23: Grand Theft Childhood - The truth about video game violence

Most of us assume violent video games can negatively affect children and their behavior. After a multi-year, multi-million dollar study, Dr. Cheryl K. Olson, Sc.D. Co-Director for The Center for Mental Health and Media at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, will summarize the research and findings. Despite Columbine High, Virginia Tech, and other seemingly related tragedies, you’ll be surprised to learn about some of the benefits that these games can actually provide to children.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Webisode 22: Inside No Child Left Behind - Part 2

Our Part 1 webisode with nationally recognized elementary school principal, Robin Welch, was so popular, that we taped a second show to get even more into this truly controversial issue of No Child Left Behind.

Part 1 examines the question about what the policy is and how it is affects schools at large and actual classrooms. In this Part 2 piece, we’ll get more into the opinion about the effectiveness and issues at stake from one of American’s most respected administrators.

Sponsored By: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Webisode 21: Inside No Child Left Behind

With lofty and legitimate objectives, the Bush education initiative called, “No Child Left Behind” has become a major controversy among educators, parents and administrators. Is it working? Who is benefiting and who is being hurt?

Nationally recognized and awarded principal, Robin Welch, will help us to understand the intent and execution of the program. Robin will share his opinion on the merits and limitations of the initiative and what the future looks like with this program in a shifting political arena.

Principal Welch is a highly respected educator and administrator who has been involved with all aspects of childhood education and special needs. Among numerous other accolades, he is the recipient of the 2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Distinguished Principal Award and the 2005 Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association (MESPA) Thomas C. Passios Award.

Sponsored By: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!