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E.g., Wednesday, April 1, 2015
E.g., Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Student-centered education policies have little chance to succeed without the support of parents, educators, business leaders and community members. How we talk about reform, how we deliver our messages, and with whom we communicate will make a big difference when it comes to winning the education reform conversation. In this self-paced course, participants will build their communications skills related to media relations, targeted messaging, and the use of social media.

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By introducing problems that chemical engineers are asked to solve and exploring the reasons why the enabling sciences are required to solve them, participants will gain a better understanding of the underlying disciplines supporting the work in chemical engineering.

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Data is essential for improving outcomes for students. Whether it is informing improved instruction, empowering parents and communities, or helping policymakers make decisions and target resources, our education system needs data in order to continuously improve. In order to create a culture of trust that enables effective data use, policymakers and education professionals must ensure that the public has confidences that state and local leaders act to protect student data privacy. This self-paced course will discuss the value data brings to improve education, offer recommendations for addressing privacy concerns while promoting effective data use, and explore lessons learned from existing and emerging policies in education and other sectors.

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Of the many national security challenges facing the United States, could America’s greatest risk to a secure and prosperous future be located within its own borders? A failing American educational system threatens U.S. national security in several ways; including economic growth, competitiveness, and physical safety, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ report, “U.S. Education and National Security.” In this self-paced course, participants will hear from national leaders and experts about these threats and why there is an urgent need for education reform.

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We explore “ten things” that range from the menu of materials available to engineers in their profession to the many mechanical and electrical properties of materials important to their use in various engineering fields. We also discuss the principles behind the manufacturing of those materials.

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The field of technical writing has come a long way from writing clearly and concisely using a keyboard into a new world of structured writing and content management.

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The course explores Boston from the 1600’s to the present day. Learn about the Massachusett Indians who lived on the land we now know as Boston before the Puritans arrived. Discover how these settlers created a system of self government so strong that Boston became the most democratic community on the planet and the birthplace of the Revolutionary War. Trace the city’s role in the American anti-slavery movement and the Civil War.

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CPR, AED, and First Aid will prepare you to respond to life-threatening emergencies in multiple populations with life-saving interventions. This CPR and First Aid course is based on the latest guidelines, which focus on doing several tasks simultaneously as part of a group process that enables efficiency and minimizes error.

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will prepare you to respond to life-threatening emergencies in the pediatric population with advanced interventions. This PALS course is based on the latest guidelines, which focus on doing several tasks simultaneously as part of a group process that enables efficiency and minimizes error.

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) will prepare you to respond to life-threatening emergencies in the adult population with advanced interventions. This ACLS course is based on the latest guidelines, which focus on doing several tasks simultaneously as part of a group process that enables efficiency and minimizes error.

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Basic Life Support (BLS) will prepare you to respond to life-threatening emergencies in multiple populations with life-saving interventions. This BLS course is based on the latest guidelines, which focus on doing several tasks simultaneously as part of a group process that enables efficiency and minimizes error.

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Meteorology is fundamental for sailing safety and is the very essence of strategy for winning any regatta. It is also the science most directly linked to ocean sailing.

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Based on Next Generation Science Standards, this course provides an introduction to the role of science in society, feedback and regulation mechanisms, and using a systems approach to solve scientific problems. Participants will explore the nature of scientific inquiry and learn how to analyze scientific data.

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In October 2014, millions of young people across the nation—like you—will become scientists for the day during the seventh annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). NYSD is the premiere national rallying event for 4-H Science year-round programming. It brings together thousands of youth, volunteers and educators from the nation’s 109 land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment. The 2014 National Science Experiment, Rockets to the Rescue, provides the opportunity to explore firsthand how aerospace engineering can be used to solve real world challenges—such as food distribution in emergency situations—to make a positive impact in our world.

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This course examines the social, political, and economic development of the United States since the end of the Civil War.

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With content based on Next Generation Science Standards, this course explores the properties of life through the cell.

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Most people THINK they know how to use many of Google's free tools, but they actually only use a small portion of what's possible.

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This course will explore government policies dealing with African-Americans and Native Americans; the rise of big business and urbanization; the second industrial revolution and immigration; U.S. overseas expansion and participation in the First World War; as well as progressivism and the modernist cultures of the 1920s.

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Technology use among children and adolescents is growing at an astronomical rate. Think about how many parents purchase their children smartphones, gaming systems, iPads, or other digital devices. With access to the Internet, these devices allow children to connect to others in ways we never could have imagined. With the proliferation of these devices comes concerns about cyberbullying, screentime, digital citizenship, media literacy, and exposure to inappropriate content. For parents, keeping up with their children's use of technology can be a daunting challenge.
So what can parents do to help kids use these devices responsibly? When online, how can parents make sure their children are safe? What can parents do prevent the sharing of personally identifiable information? These are just a few of the questions this course will attempt to explore.

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Are you interested in a career in the allied health field? If you have ever wanted to know what a medical coder does on a daily basis or what it takes to be a practical nurse, then this course is for you! It explores a variety of careers within the dynamic health care industry with a focus on both the administrative and clinical sides of health care.

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