Seeking learning opportunities outside the classroom provides an important way for students to advance their knowledge and skills. But real-life learning isn’t limited to traditional internships. In this two-part post, I’ll introduce three ways students can learn outside the classroom. 1. Startup Weekend This non-profit is in more countries than Starbucks. From Orlando to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe come together for a weekend to
I’m excited to announce that we’re bringing the best content from the Florida Blogger & Social Media Conference (FLBlogCon) and gearing it specifically to an educational setting. With a push to get students and teacher’s blogging and using social media, we can be your best guide to implementation, best practices, innovative ideas, and practical use when dealing with the unique student demographic. Our presenters include real teachers who are
As a member of the Valencia Foundation Board of Directors and the Co-Chair for the Faculty and Staff Giving Committee, this is the type story of why we do what we do. Why I volunteer my time and give part of my paycheck to help make sure students like Deborah have an opportunity to succeed.
I have posted several time on how social media can equal social good. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has developed this infographic to show how social media allows nonprofits and groups promoting social causes, even those with limited budgets, have the opportunity to magnify their voices. In a social connected world, individuals and organizations have the tools at their finger tips to effect change, raise millions of
Watch this video! Warning: Get a tissue ready. Get ready to believe someone can inspire others and change your mind on giving someone a chance to prove you wrong. Defying the Odds: Angel’s Story This story is what Valencia College is all about. Many times an open institution such as Valencia College gives students a second chance. Valencia Foundation is one of those organization that help make this a reality
Three of the non-profits from the Central Florida Bloggers Conference “Blogging for Good” program are helping to promote the arts in central florida. The Orlando Science Center, Valencia College, and United Arts of Central Florida have partnered up with the Red Char Affair. What is the Red Chair Project? The Red Chair Project is a public service designed to increase participation in the Orlando/Central Florida arts and cultural community by