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New to Learning at Home? Start Here:

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Recently, because of the COVID-19 virus and its implications for education, I was interviewed by Matt Villano for his CNN article on How 'regular school' parents can homeschool their kids. The article is packed with experts sharing interesting information for parents, and he included my advice on getting kids outside (you know that is a passion of mine!).

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 18, 2020 /
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Learning at home? The internet is a big place!! Here’s our ever-evolving guide to the best free online educational resources. (Just started homeschooling? Read our New to Learning at Home? Start Here.) Let’s go!

Your Guide to the Best Resources for Learning at Home

Music for Autumn's Connections

by Kerry Dexter / Oct 18, 2021 /
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Reflection, transition, change: autumn weather, as well as the celebrations, traditions, and memories which go along with the season, invite each of these. That is also the case for the music you will be exploring in this episode of Music for Shifting Times.

Music for Autumn's Connections

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Join Things! (The Benefits of Extracurriculars)

by Stacey Ebert / Oct 04, 2021 /
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It’s October. Many school children in the northern hemisphere have now been in school for over a month. Amidst the clamour of all things Covid, schools have gotten back to it. Whether in person, remote, or hybrid, the back to school honeymoon period is waning and we’re full throttle into all things learning. So now what? As the weather turns from summer’s warmth to autumn’s cooler days and soccer, band, theater arts, and more pick up speed, will your student be in the midst of organizations, meetings, and activities, or choose to spend their time in a different way? 

Supernova: The Book We All Need Right Now

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Patricia Leavy has done it again, with a stunning fourth novel in her Tess Lee series, following the books Shooting StarsTwinkle, and Constellations. Supernova is a gorgeous, nuanced book, full of heart and healing and the joys and challenges of living a full, honest, loving life. Again, Leavy brings us a whole range of characters that we're so happy to catch up with. 

Chantelle Bellavance: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it’s inclusivity, education, and affordability

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Chantelle Bellavance is an alumnus and 2017 graduate of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) - South Campus. She studied Computer-Aided Drafting and Design, Engineering Science, and Math and Sciences. Chantelle is a children’s book author, project manager, engineer, philanthropist, mentor, speaker, and telecommunications professional. She is the founder of the Bellavance STEM Scholarship that provides non-healthcare STEM scholarships to CCAC students.

Music for Friendship and Resilience

by Kerry Dexter / Sep 20, 2021 /
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For journeys of geography, imagination, or heart, resilience and friendship make fine traveling companions. The creativity of these musicians will help you think about these things.

Music for Friendship and Resilience

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Back to School—Managing expectations

by Stacey Ebert / Sep 08, 2021 /
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‘Expectation is the root of all heartache’ - William Shakespeare

Music for summer's end and autumn's beginning

by Kerry Dexter / Aug 16, 2021 /
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Summer's end, autumn's beginning, shifting times global and local, time to reflect wherever you may find yourself and in whatever season.

As ever, changes and choices are in the wind.

Music for summer's end and autumn's beginning

Ayden Berkey: #StudyAbroadBecause ... it will be the time of your life!!!

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Ayden Berkey is a 2020 college graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she double majored in Marketing and Human Resource Management. Since graduation, she has co-founded a free scholarship search engine and college resource platform called Access Scholarships. Find her on Instagram and TikTok - her username is @accessscholarships ! 

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