This last week Joseph Phillips tweeted that he was going to his first big tech conference and wanted some tips and suggestions. I have a TON of tips, but I know YOU have more, so I retweeted his request and prompted folks to reply. This was well timed as I had just gotten back from OSCON and BUILD, two great conferences. Continue reading Suggestions and Tips for attending your first tech conference
Design Influence – Pottery of the Hopi Tribe of the American Southwest Continue reading PENDLETON® introduces the 2017 American Indian College Fund Blanket in partnership with creative agency Wieden+Kennedy
Education technology startup Byju’s, backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), is now a Harvard case study. Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg-backed edutech startup is now a Harvard case study
Earlier today, Apple announced a new educational initiative which will see its Apple Stores transformed into veritable classrooms, under the name “Today at Apple.” Continue reading The Apple Store is becoming a classroom, with coding, photography and music lessons
R&B artist and producer Ne-Yo is making his first move into tech via an investment in the Holberton School for full-stack software engineers. Continue reading Ne-Yo makes his first move into tech with an investment in a coding school
An inspiring story about how incorporating gardening and plants into teaching curriculum moved the graduation rate of students from 17% to 100% and improved attendance to 93% in his South Bronx high school.
In The Power of a Plant, globally acclaimed teacher Stephen Ritz shows readers how, in one of the nation’s poorest communities, his students thrive in school and in life by growing, cooking, eating, and sharing the bounty of their green classroom. His innovative program began by accident. When a flower broke up a brawl among burly teenagers at a tough South Bronx high school, Stephen saw a teachable moment to connect students with nature.
By using plants as an entry point for all learning, he witnessed nothing short of a transformation. Attendance soared from 40 to 93 percent. Disciplinary issues plummeted. In a school with a 17 percent graduation rate and high crime rate, every one of his students finished school and stayed out of jail. More than 50,000 pounds of vegetables later, he has figured out how to bring the magic of gardening into the heart of the school day for students of all ages.
The Power of a Plant, shares Stephen’s practical solutions for growing his favorite crop: organically grown citizens. His approach has attracted attention from the White House to the Vatican. For anyone worried about rising childhood obesity rates, better access to healthy, affordable food, and job opportunities to lift families out of poverty, he has hard-earned answers.
Read more about the Green Bronx Machine and pre-order your copy of “The Power of a Plant” today! https://stephenritz.com/the-power-of-a-plant/
A three-day course for professionals and executives that are interested in managing large amounts of data and the security and privacy implications.
Continue reading Columbia University To Present Big Data Management And Security Course
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) hosted their 43rd annual Convention Career Fair in Kansas City, MO from March 29-April 2, 2017.
Career-wise, Zendaya has pretty much done it all. On top of starring in and producing one of Disney Channel’s biggest shows ever, K.C. Undercover, Z has landed roles in two huge films (Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman on Earth), along with inking a record deal, designing her own fashion line, and starting her own Zendaya app. Whew! Continue reading Why Zendaya is Helping Bring Tech to Kids in Need
Scholarship program with 10 schools pays for a master’s degree, internship and help finding Fortune 500 jobs Continue reading Columbia University Partners With HBCUs To Fight Lack Of Business Diversity