• Program Highlight Blended Learning
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    Program Highlight Blended Learning

    [music] I am Susan Bigham and I teach third grade at Timrod Elementary School. We started Blended Learning a few years ago and what that really entails is online learning with a mix of also face-to-face instruction. So what that might look like in the classroom is we are working on technology devices and we’re using those as educational tools. We are working in a collaboration station. So a lot of work is going on together and the students are collaborating together. We also have a teacher-led station where students have a small group instruction, which is very important to students because in that station I can also work with…

  • MHS Alumna Pursues On-The-Job Education
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    MHS Alumna Pursues On-The-Job Education

    Hi, my name is Jessica Griest, and I’m doing a culinary apprenticeship with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Right now, we’re at the Hershey Country Club here in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This property has one freestanding restaurant, and then we do banquets for anybody that wants to do events here. Today I’m steaming and then I’m shocking vegetables, which is also called blanching. I seasoned it with salt and pepper and a little bit of oil once they came out of the oven They get their education through working. Also, they have one day a week they go to classes. It’s very much hands-on education. They get to see what we do,…

  • Learning Behavior with Captions
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    Learning Behavior with Captions

    >>In this classroom demonstration, Jane Elliott and her students reveal just how easy it is to alter objective reality and substitute an arbitrary alternative conception of the world. No matter how superficial the differences between people may be, once those differences become indicators of superiority versus inferiority, of acceptance versus rejection, of worthiness versus worthlessness, they become institutionalized. Rules are made, norms are created, and expectations are formed about how people of different status ought to behave. [background talk] Fortunately, however, positive expectations can change a person’s perspective of a situation just as dramatically as negative expectations. [Music] Psychologists call this the Pygmalion effect after the George Bernard Shaw play…

  • LBUSD Board of Education Meeting – January 8th, 2020
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    LBUSD Board of Education Meeting – January 8th, 2020

    Good evening, good evening and welcome. We will have KeShawn Afford lead us in a flag salute, Pledge of Allegiance. Please stand. Place your right hand over your heart. Ready, begin. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Thank you. Thank you, KeShawn. We welcome those who are here for purposes of addressing the board at the proper time and in the order their request. For those who have not already submitted a request, we have provided forms in the back of the room and have…

  • Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S. | Abigail Blanco
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    Tyranny comes home: How the ‘boomerang effect’ impacts civilian life in the U.S. | Abigail Blanco

    So what a lot of people don’t think about with respect to foreign intervention is the idea that the tools and processes that are developed as a part of foreign intervention can come to be used domestically. So people might not associate, for example, things like the use of drones domestically within the United States or unmanned aerial vehicles, torture in U.S. prisons or things like the militarization of domestic police as consequences of foreign intervention. But these are the exact types of tools developed as a part of intervention abroad that then wind up being used back home. My coauthor, Chris Coyne, and I term this phenomenon the boomerang…

  • A.I. & Machine Learning: Investing in Tech on Wall Street (w/ Hari Krishnan & Vasant Dhar)
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    A.I. & Machine Learning: Investing in Tech on Wall Street (w/ Hari Krishnan & Vasant Dhar)

    HARI KRISHNAN: My name is Hari Krishnan. I’m a fund manager at Doherty Advisors, and I’ve been on this station before talking about ETFs and dangers in the VIX and the VIX markets. It’s a pleasure to introduce Vasant Dhar, who is a founder of SCT Capital, one of the first machine learning hedge funds in existence, a professor at the Stern School of Business at NYU, and a director of the PhD program in the Center for Data Science, also at NYU. It would be interesting for me at least to know how you got started in machine learning, and how you got started in finance, two apparently disparate…

  • Episode 5 − Learning to Learn: Uncut conversation with Bob Bjork
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    Episode 5 − Learning to Learn: Uncut conversation with Bob Bjork

    A lot of people who are coming into the course tend to think that the mind or the human brain is like a video camera, so you can rewind and replay faithfully the information you’ve accumulated, or the information is somehow limited, so people can only store a certain amount of information before they lose it to something else. Is that how the mind works, or what’s a better conception of the way that memory works? Now that’s a very good question. I once taught a course where the structure was in all the critical ways that we differ from anything like a tape recorder, and it really is just…

  • Knox County Board of Education – December 16, 2019
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    Knox County Board of Education – December 16, 2019

    (energetic piano music) – About! Face! Up! – [Woman] Would everybody, please rise. Attention, for the Pledge! I pledge allegiance, – [Everyone] to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. – [Man] Chorus. – [Chorus] ♪ Oh, say can you see ♪ ♪ by the dawn’s early light, ♪ ♪ What so proudly we hailed ♪ ♪ at the twilight’s last gleaming? ♪ ♪ Whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ through the perilous fight, ♪ ♪ O’er the ramparts we watched ♪ ♪ were so gallantly streaming? ♪…

  • Learn about our Pediatricians in the Primary Care Brooklyn and LIC offices | Weill Cornell Medicine
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    Learn about our Pediatricians in the Primary Care Brooklyn and LIC offices | Weill Cornell Medicine

    (happy music) – What I’ve noticed is that the neighborhood has exploded. You can’t walk a block without running into a stroller or someone walking their dogs, and there’ve been a lot of businesses. And Weill Cornell is a perfect partner for this, you have these families and companies coming in, and they need physicians. They need access to services in their neighborhood. We’ll be able to provide radiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, OBGYN, orthopedics. These services that the neighborhood didn’t have. – Our families here in the Brooklyn area have to travel a lot less further than they had to before for those services, and they have the latest technologies…

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    What if your Filipino teacher disappeared?

    In Montana, classrooms face a crisis. There is a shortage of teachers who are willing to come to small rural communities. This is Shelby, a small town of less than 4,000 people. They turned to the Philippines to recruit qualified educators and teachers like Ms. Mary Manda, or Ms. Em, are migrating to teach the next generation of rural Americans. When I first got here in Montana, I said, “Oh, my God, I can’t believe it. I’m here already in the US!” So, I teach kids with different disabilities — children having autism, ADHD, and then, like mental disability also. So, different kinds of abilities in one classroom. As a…