It’s Friday! And as expected, Wednesday’s chemotherapy has me ALL OVER THE PLACE. No. I have not been able to pick up a boohoo book yet - that includes audio, digital, you name it. It’s almost like my brain’s on strike But I have been scouring the web for some educational updates to get US ready for the fall. Here are this week’s roundup:
*Just Added* Northwest Teachers for Social Justice Conference, October 1, 2011 in Seattle, WA http://nwtsj.org/ (comes via Craig Seasholes)
My darling cousin and Health Care/Education Consultant and Motivational Speaker (she does it all), Dr. Monica Benjamin Hayes, sent me some interesting articles and updates on the Hispanic STEM Initiative:
Candice’s article reminded me of my own college experience, when being less than academically prepared, had it’s financial drawbacks – having to take remedial math classes and the like. Times sure have NOT changed! “In May, I traveled from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., for the first time in my life. It was exciting to visit the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. But I wasn’t there to go sightseeing. I was there to ask my elected representatives why students at our country’s most challenged high schools are being taught by unqualified teachers, and why Congress is letting this happen.” (comes via Education Week by Candice Johnson)
Conference/Event, Theme, and Venue
Sept. 25-Oct 1
Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology (HESTEC) Week, “A decade of Innovation: Pushing Frontiers, Inspiring Future Leaders” at The University of Texas-Pan American
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) Symposium 2011, “Building Bridges Together” at the Oakland Marriott Hotel
Great Minds in STEM’s 23RD Annual HENAAC Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators’ (ALAS) 8th Annual Summit on Hispanic Education at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE/AHETEMS) Conference 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, “Empowering Innovation and Synergy Through Diversity” at the San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA
Second Annual MAES Texas Science and Engineering Festival at the Austin Convention Center
NEXT: The awesome arteest, Jerry Craft, always has interesting Facebook updates. Here’s one from yesterday.
Check out Ann Brown’s article on Black Comic Book creators in the Network Journal.
Whew! All in one week! Enough about me. How was your week? I’d love to hear how your summer is taking off.