Education Briefs: New dates, times for CNCC Digital Art Class
CNCC’s Digital Art summer camp times have changed. The camp will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 through Aug. 10 at CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Dr. During this camp, students will have the opportunity to explore their creativity through technology. Instructor, James Reiman will teach campers how to achieve multiple effects with just two tools – a computer and digital drawing tablet. Cost is $125, scholarships are available. Call 970-824-1135 for information on how to register.
Board of Education District 1 Letters of Intent due Aug. 11
People interested representing the District 1 on the school board from appointment in August until regular elections in November have until 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 to submit a letter of intention. To qualify candidates must:
She/he must not have been convicted of a sexual offense against a child, must be a registered voter and have been registered in Craig for the past twelve months.
Live in District.
Be registered to vote in Craig.
Have been registered to vote in Craig for the past 12 months.
File a letter of intention with Secretary to the Board of Education Heather Higgins by 3 p.m. August 11 at the office of the Superintendent at 775 Yampa Ave. in Craig.
Be available for an interview during the regular board public work session to start at 6:30 p.m. on August 24.
The board is expected to select a new board member during their meeting.
Information: To determine if you live in the district, receive additional information to apply call Healther Higgins 970-826-6261.
Applications are now available for Collage Board
The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control elections will be held on November 7, 2017. Two four-year term positions are open on the board. Anyone interested in running for these seats must be a registered voter and reside within Moffat County. In addition, it is necessary to submit a notice of intention to be a candidate and a nomination petition signed by at least 50 registered voters residing in Moffat County. The above mentioned forms are available to be picked up now and must be returned to Denise Mosher, Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District recorder and executive assistant to Vice President of Craig Campus-Student Services at CNCC, 2801 West 9th Street, by 5:00 p.m. on August 29.
Roadmap Charts Course for Colorado to Drive Student Success Through Blended Learning
Colorado Empowered Learning unveiled a statewide roadmap to assist Colorado educators, district leaders, and state policymakers support and expand the use of blended learning — a teacher-led instructional method or strategy that combines classroom and digital learning, and through which students have some control over when, where, and at what pace they learn.
“Blended learning helps schools and districts improve achievement, deliver personalized courses and content for students, and promote equity,” said Troy Lange, director of Colorado Empowered Learning and regional director of the Colorado River Board of Cooperative Educational Services. “This roadmap will provide Coloradans, from the classroom to the Capitol, with strategies to address barriers to the use of blended learning and seize the opportunities it presents.”
The roadmaps findings and recommendations include:
• Fostering coaching, mentoring, and support for teachers using schools that have implemented successful blended learning programs as proof points.
• Revisiting Colorado’s school-funding formula to allow for greater flexibility for schools employing blended learning instruction.
• Supporting teachers and districts utilizing blended learning strategies within the existing school finance and regulatory system.
• Creating a digital information hub with technology and connectivity resources, such as initiatives and organizations that provide support on technology issues
• Improving the public understanding of blended learning models and strategies.
The Colorado General Assembly and Governor’s Office commissioned this statewide blended learning roadmap through House Bill 16-1222. Colorado Empowered Learning developed the roadmap with the assistance and input of a core team of education leaders and experts.
To learn more about Colorado Empowered Learning or blended learning, visit http://www.colorado.gov/cel.
Moffat County Write Club offers activities for ages 8 and up from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays June 5 through August 21 at the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green St. For more information, call 970-824-5116.
Library Youth Club
Moffat County Youth Club offers activities for ages 8 and up from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays May 31 through August 23 at the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green St. For more information, call 970-824-5116.
• August 2: Castles
• August 9: Native America
• August 16: Build Big
• August 23: Rollercoasters
Summer Brain Gain Going on now at Boys & Girls Club
Children have a fun way to grown their brains this summer at the Boys & Girls Club in Craig. The summer Brain Grain program is offering literacy and math enrichment at the club. Children ages six to eight years can participate in Hooked on Phonics and Addition/Subtraction Fact Families from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children ages nine to 11 can participate in Writer’s Workshop and Multiplication Facts from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Programs are being offered free to all children in Craig. To learn more and register contact the club by calling 970-826-0411 or by emailing email@example.com.
Two local Boy Scouts are making Craig’s Smoky Bear in front of the Bureau of Land Management Little Snake River field office better prepared to weather the elements.