Two faculty members from the dental hygiene department at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely were recently selected to present a student-centered teaching strategy to participants in a workshop at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Tracy Enterline and Barbara Patterson, first- and second-year clinical coordinators, respectively, represented Colorado Northwestern at "The Nature of Student-Centered Learning" workshop from May 17 to 19. The workshop was attended by dental hygiene clinical educators from throughout the nation.
The topic of their presentation was "The Mentoring Assignment," which is a semester-long assignment requiring second-year dental hygiene students to mentor first-year dental hygiene students in a clinical setting. Specific requirements must be met, including working with two individual students during clinics, meeting a minimum number of hours and determining specific goals to work toward with the first-year students.
The instructors' goals for the assignment are enhanced student participation in their education, mentoring/leadership experience and to increase interest among students who want to become dental hygiene educators.
The presentation was one of five nationwide that were selected for this workshop, and Colorado Northwestern's contribution was well-received by the participants. Many educators stated they plan on incorporating a formal mentoring assignment similar to this one in their own dental hygiene programs in the future.
Postal service releases AMBER Alert stamp
The U.S. Postal Service released its new AMBER Alert stamp Thursday.
The stamp honors a program dedicated to the rapid recovery of America's abducted children, and the many people and agencies involved in those efforts.
AMBER is an acronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.
Since its inception, the AMBER Alert program has resulted in the recovery of 265 children nationwide, including a number of children in the Rocky Mountain area.
The AMBER Alert stamp shows a pastel illustration by artist Vivienne Flesher.
The 39-cent stamps are now available at post offices. Stamps can also be ordered at usps.com, or by calling 1-800-STAMP-24.
Social services plans parenting class
Moffat County Department of Social Services has developed the "Love & Logic Parents Class."
The class is designed to help parents find answers and actions for difficult situations in raising children -- from toddlers to teens.
The seven-week class begins June 12, and meets from 6 to 8 p.m. at Social Services, 595 Breeze St.
The class is limited to 10. The cost is $30, for books and the class fee, which is due at registration.
For more information, or to register, call Brenda Stene at Social Services at 824-8282, ext. 16.
Summer bowlers needed for adult, children's leagues
Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., seeks more bowlers for the summer leagues.
Two adult leagues and one children's league still need bowlers for the season, which begins June 1.
The coed adult league plays at 6 p.m. Sundays. The Thursday morning women's league begins at 10 a.m. The children's league plays at 3 p.m. Tuesdays.
For more information, or to sign up, call Thunder Rolls at 824-2695.