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Who is Dr. Dianne?
As many districts adopt the New Learning Standards/Common Core they will find Dianne McCune’s materials to be an effective tool. It provides the missing piece of “How” to teach the “What”—the rigorous content and processes now required.
Dr. McCune’s expertise developed out of thirty years in public education. Her students have spanned all grades from pre-school through college, and ranged from inclusive classrooms to special areas of gifted and special education to professional development for teachers.
Dianne’s experience led to doctoral studies where she developed her own interdisciplinary process based on a hybrid of The Bloom Taxonomy of Educational Objectives and The Scientific Method. Her “multi-sensory” approach, reminiscent of the Socratic format of learning through direct experience, is designed to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
McCune’s inquiry approach to teaching is easily incorporated with a variety of curricula. It is readily adaptable to classroom learning as well as extra-curricular activities. As an international literacy consultant, Dr. McCune has benefited by working in international schools and from evaluating other successful teaching approaches used around the world.
Along with theHow2doc.com, Dianne’s ventures in the digital world now include a children’s book “Where’s My Bed?” The Flamingo Said. In addition she continues to teach university courses and literacy workshops through public universities in Ohio. Contact Dr. Dianne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loide Rosa Jorge is an Immigration attorney practicing within the DC metropolitan area, she is also the Chair of the Commission on African Affairs for DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs, and when off the clock she has made it a personal commitment to educate under served and underrepresented immigrant populations within the DMV on the basics of US immigration law.
Ms. Jorge will discuss the impact and implications of DC Mayor Grey's recent order mandating that the District not fully cooperate with the Feds Secure Communities initiatives. A description of the fed's objectives in implementing such a program; The direct implications of secure communities on local immigrant communities [particular within the African diaspora], and; Examples of how the objectives of the federal program conflict with public safety objectives of local law enforcement officials. She will aslo discuss on the impact and implications of President Obama's recent directive - where he set guidelines for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement prosecutorial discretion in providing DREAMers analternate status. The discussion will also include the directives particular impact on local Youth within the African diaspora.
On Saturday, July 21, DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (OAA) will host its 3rd Annual D.C. Africa Festivalfrom 12pm to 6pm at the Benjamin Banneker Recreation Center (Upper Softball Field). Building on the success of the past two years of this festival, we are pleased to continue this burgeoning tradition of showcasing African culture while emphasizing the contributions and vibrant presence of the African community in the District of Columbia.
This year’s festival theme is “Building One City - Showcasing Africa’s History, Heritage and Interconnectedness.”This theme reflects Mayor Vincent Gray’s vision of building “One City” in which all residents thrive together, and brings to life the goals of OAA’s Multicultural Awareness and Development program aimed at promoting greater connection among the District’s diverse communities, as well as showcasing the cultural contributions of Africa & Africans to the rich multiculturalism of the larger DC community.
The goal of the Dictrict of Columbia Mayor's Office on African Affairs is to ensure that initiatives, information, programs, services, and unique opportunities reach all facets of the District’s diverse ethnic African community. In doing so, They aim to empower the African community with knowledge and useful resources by facilitating culturally appropriate programmatic activities, and effecting targeted outreach strategies. Ms. Ngozi Nmezi was appointed Executive Director of the Office on African Affairs in May 2011. Ms. Nmezi, a Nigerian-American, was born and raised in Washington, DC by foreign-born Nigerian parents. She has firsthand experience of the challenges that African immigrants and their children face when navigating the process of acculturation and is sensitive to the issues that arise from these challenges. Additionally, having lived, worked and attended school in Nigeria for three consecutive years, Ms. Nmezi developed an insightful understanding of diverse ethnic African constituencies. Join OAA this Friday, May 25, 2012 for African Day Commemoration Events from 11:00am - 1:00pm at John A. Wilson Building, Room G-9
The African Youth Town Hall will be the culmination of OAA’s youth program aimed at encouraging civic engagement, participation, and leadership development, and at connecting African youth in the District to one another. So far, OAA has convened three well-attended forums, an African Youth Leadership Roundtable in January, an African Youth Focus Group on March 9th and a smaller focus group at Columbia Heights Education Campus, which all encouraged experience sharing and discourse leading up to the Town Hall.
When:Sunday, March 20, 2011 Time:11:15pm Location:OUTSIDE UNDER THE MOON 11:15 pm EST on March 20,2011 inviting all women in affirmation of unity, wealth, success and prosperity. While facing the moon lift your largest purse up towards the heavens and open it up asking the Moon to please fill up our bags with unity, wealth, success, prosperity and all good things for our collective upliftment While your purses are held high say fill them up 3 times.If you are outside of the USA please check to see which night you recieve the full moon and do it at night.If there is an over cast and you cannot see the moon. Just look up and do it even if you cannot see you. The moon will see you and know your intentions.If for safety reasons you cannot go outside go to a window and do it there.
The Affirmation:We come to you humble this evening and in prayer for the upliftment of our communities and for our families, children and for our own spiritual preservation. We ask for guidance to help direct our minds, and spirit in reconnecting with our truest selves, to know and to believe that our bodies are sacred vessels, that our wombs are the homes of the souls returning ,that we are not without fault but we must begin to forgive ourselves and others for any transgressions known and unknown. We pray for healing of our bodies, our spirits, and our minds. We pray for the upliftment of the children, that they will be protected, nurtured and loved.
Please fill us up with joy, good health, hope, happiness, peace of mind, good character, gentle character, self love, self determination, moral courage, self-worth,& unity please fill up ours purses with prosperity, wealth, and abundance. Then say: (fill them up, fill them up, fill them up) (your confirmation statement)`written by OOL and OAA Osaremi Lanloke Omo Oduduwa Radio www.ooradio.com
Join Debbie Papadakis & Ingrid Cryns where they will be discussing Natural Healing Homes. “You may work on healing your body, but what about your home space supporting you too?” Debbie Papadakis, BCH, CI is a Toronto based Board Certified Hypnotist featured in Oprah’s O Magazine & O’s Big Book of Happiness, Oprah.com & CNN.com, www.hypno-healing.com , email@example.com , 416-760-8996, Ingrid Cryns BES, B Arch, OAA, CBT, Architect, Principle of soma earth architect, is also the Founding Director of soma earthwww.somaearth.com or (416) 656.4444
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