• 01:06

    The Problem With Today's Assessments /Why Parents Are Concerned With Opting Out

    in News

    Hear perspectives on today's educational assessments.  Why is there a great raucous about the tests.  Why are over 34,000 NY children opting out of them or rather refusing them?  What is the PPRA and why is it important.  Find out

  • 01:05

    March 4, 2014 Gretchen Merriman - Smithers Quality Assessments

    in Business

    This week we have with us Gretchen Merriman.  She is the Director of Operations at Smithers Quality Assessments, a Certification Body with headquarters in Akron, Ohio.   Gretchen received her Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science degree from Youngstown State University and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.


    Drawing on over 20 years experience in Quality Systems and Operations she provides interpretation of the requirements of standards, explanation of how the changes to standards affect organizations and auditing services to clients across multiple industries.


    Of course she has been very busy working closely with ASCA to help educate the industry about ISO SN-9001.

  • 01:29

    The Truth About Assessments and Opting Out

    in News

    Hear perspectives from educators and concerned parents about the state assessments coming up.  Lot's of things being said to incentivize parents not to opt out.  Come listen and let us sift the truth together.

  • 00:30

    Effective ELL Assessments

    in Education

    Within the next year we will be entering classrooms that are unparalleled in their diversity. This is a great gift as we will meet children that will open our eyes to a greater worldview, but it also presents challenges in forming our practice to help our heterogeneous classrooms succeed. How do we assess our ELL students effectively? Join Laura, Dana, and Jami along with an experienced bilingual educator who has taught around the world for an informative and interesting take on ELL assessments.

  • 00:59

    The Role of Risk Assessments and Juvenile Justice

    in Legal

    Risk assessments have grown in popularity as a way to determine the risk and treatment needs of youth. These assessments when properly performed can promote youth potential and increase public safety by helping craft holistic and individual responses for kids that are involved in juvenile court. This episode of Spotlight on Youth focuses on research-based risk assessments and a new publication on that subject, Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation.Guests will highlight the Guide's development and contents and discuss considerations when selecting assessment tools, protocols around their use, and tips and lessons learned for juvenile justice stakeholders, including attorneys, judges and probation officers.
    Guests:
    Elizabeth A. Fritz, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Lehigh County, PA Mary Ann Scali, Deputy Director, National Juvenile Defender Center Gina M. Vincent, PhD, Co-Director, National Youth Screening and Assessment Project  
     

  • 00:09

    PODCAST: Jeremy Chitlik of SC&H Group Discusses New DC Tax Assessments

    in Finance

    Commercial real estate assessments are issued annually in Washington DC by the Office of Tax and Revenue.  This year owners have been shocked when opening the mail and seeing increases of 25% or more.  These assessment increases have significant ramifications for property owners and tenants alike if not handled quickly. I am joined by Jeremy Chitlik, a senior manager with SC&H.  Jeremy spent 6 years at the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).  His final 2 years he was the Supervisor of Major Commercial Properties, overseeing all large commercial assessments in DC. 

  • 00:30

    Unique Ability Team Assessments with the Kolbe System

    in Entrepreneur

    Joining us on this week's episode of ZorCast is Karen Powell, CEO & Founder of Decor & You, Inc. Karen is a passionate businesswoman, and member of the International Franchise Association's Women's Franchise Committee, the Entrepreneurial Women's Network, the National Association of Women Business Owners and many more professional associations that center around women, franchising, and decor. Karen uses the proven Kolbe assessment program to identify the way that people take action, so that she can use the results to create rite-fit teams inside her organization. Karen will discuss this method and how she uses it to ensure that each member of her team is working to their capacity, and leaves work each day feeling energized and excited, not drained and disheartened.


    About Our Guest


    Few understand the significance of the phrase “If it’s not on the calendar, it doesn’t get done!” better than Karen Powell, CEO of the national interior decorating franchise, Decor&You. Karen is part of a team of women who launched the business from the ground up in 1998.  Karen views Decor&You as the ideal opportunity for businesspeople with extraordinary spirit who want to be their own boss and can find the courage to be master of their own success. Today, Decor&You is composed of 98 percent women franchisees who work hard to balance their time among the demands of career, family, health and hobbies. She cautions that it’s not easy to run your own business profitably, particularly a home-based business, while balancing competing interests. Yet she and many of the 30 franchisees who make up Decor&You will attest that when it’s done right, it’s profoundly rewarding.

  • 00:43

    COMMON CORE:Teaching Writing to Succeed on New Standards and Assessments

    in Education

     


    COMMON CORE:TEACHING WRITING TO NEW STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS


    Scott Miller, Contributing author to Zaner-Bloser's Strategies for Writers is our guest. The shows we do with Zaner Bloser always have great listenership and this one should be no exception. Writing is a hot topic  for those teaching the changing standards.

  • 00:28

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Care)

    in Lifestyle

    ife drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know

  • 00:31

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Care)

    in Lifestyle

    ife drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know

  • 01:40

    The Chef is in the House with spinkles of Heavenly Whispers

    in Spirituality

    7:00 pm est Sat in the USA and for those of you down under that’s 8am Sun – So Please join us as we explore what’s on Chefie's menu, fresh off the universal market we'll help you tweak your recipe for life by adding or subtracting key things that may or may not be missing, but join in and find out. Pete, "The Psychic Chef " has over 20 years experience in palmistry, remote viewing, medium-ships, energy healing, Cooking and so much more that if you come to the show you won’t be disappointed. Both Psychic Chef and Anne Rose, also known as Illumination are world renowned Psychic Radio Host & as mediums, we can possibly be of service to those who wish to have communication with deceased loved ones, therefore providing evidential information proving the continuity of life after death. This includes but is not limited to communing with Spirit/Guides/Angels and those of our clients to give any messages they wish to relay. Does it always work, nothing is 100% but this is not 1 800 dial a spirit. On a psychic level, we can possibly relate information regarding aura, physical condition, life situations, job, spiritual assessments, relationships, family, finances and future trends. As a Medium and Medical Intuitive, we are able to direct healing energies and receive information from Spirit for our clients, who come from all walks of life.


    *DISCLAIMER* "This is Not by no means a substitute/replacement for legal or medical advice. " Remember nothing is set in stone and nothing is off limits when connecting to the outer limits! Please check site for Appt.With Pete @ www.psychic-chef.com & Anne @ www.Illuminationsinsights.org

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