Richard C Close's Blog (55)

‘Lord of the Flies vs. Lost Boys of Sudan’ An Exclusive Interview with Jacob Atem, Lost boy & Ph.D.

‘Lord of the Flies vs. Lost Boys of Sudan’ 

An Exclusive Interview with Jacob Atem, Lost boy & Ph.D. Student

By Richard C Close

Golding’s book, Lord of the Flies (which is required reading of millions of youth in the western world), is perhaps the greatest literary lie in western education’s history. Now that a few cages have been rattled, let’s challenge the well established, authoritarian, colonial…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on December 3, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

‘Lord of the Flies vs. Lost Boys of Sudan’

‘Lord of the Flies vs. Lost Boys of Sudan’

An Exclusive Interview with Jacob Atem, Lost boy & Ph.D. Student

By Richard C Close

Golding’s book, Lord of the Flies (which is required reading of millions of youth in the western world), is perhaps the greatest literary lie in western education’s history. Now that a few cages have been rattled, let’s challenge the well established, authoritarian, colonial ideals against the experiential backdrop of one…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on December 3, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments

eLearning course Launched "Global Learning Framework, Diversity, Project Based Learning and the Internet"

Time: July 28, 2013 to August 31, 2013

Est. Time: 45 minutes

Take Free Course: http://www.screencast.com/t/bitWepto0v

Organized By: Richard Close rclose@richardclose.info

Event Description:

Dear Linkedin and Twitter Colleagues

We are completing a three part series on the Theories and…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on July 30, 2013 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Yout Learning Style is you story... Online course for educators

Purpose Driven Education Center Kitale Kenya

Play Student Conference song: undefined

Added by Richard C Close on July 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

US School

I teach in two large High Schools. In one the school library is packed all day long with students lined up in the computers. The other also with a large population is dead. I sat and watched only 10 books being checked out by the populace in one day. Both school systems are in CT. Amazing the impact of leadership.

Added by Richard C Close on April 11, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments

US School

I teach in two large High Schools. In one the school library is packed all day long with students lined up in the computers. The other also with a large population is dead. I sat and watched only 10 books being checked out by the populace in one day. Both school systems are in CT. Amazing the impact of leadership.

Added by Richard C Close on April 11, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments

The Revolution of Digital Democracy VS. Authority by Richard C. Close Servant CEO, Chrysalis

The Revolution of Digital Democracy VS. Authority

by Richard C. Close Servant CEO, Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.

Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. is teaming up with Mojatu Foundation to provide a UNESCO PPN seeded platform to bypass international media and empower youth (ages 13 to 35) to tell their life stories on “I am Africa. This is my story…” and have their own social network. You can join this group at:…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on March 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Discussions with Somaliland University of Technology

We are having interesting conversation with Somaliland University of Technology to build Community Learning Centers. Attached is the proposal

Somaliland Community Learning Centers.PDF

Added by Richard C Close on February 19, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Gun Control and Sandy Hook

The Sandy Hook massacre took place 30 minutes from my home and we are still dealing with it.

perhaps we are more deeply greaved by the NRA and radical right's obsession with violence and addiction to weapons.

PerLarson, a  friend posted this remarkable insight:

  Mark Shields noted on PBS later on Jan 18 that twice as many Americans have been killed with firearms since 1968 as have died in combat in all the wars fought by Americans: 1,260,703 vs…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on February 5, 2013 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Gun Control and Sandy Hook

The Sandy Hook massacre took place 30 minutes from my home and we are still dealing with it.

perhaps we are more deeply greaved by the NRA and radical right's obsession with violence and addiction to weapons.

PerLarson, a  friend posted this remarkable insight:

  Mark Shields noted on PBS later on Jan 18 that twice as many Americans have been killed with firearms since 1968 as have died in combat in all the wars fought by Americans: 1,260,703 vs…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on February 5, 2013 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Inauguration Choir Brooklyn Tabernacle

Brooklyn Tabernacle Chior is less that a mile from the United Nations. In a neighborhood of 158 languages a choir that does not use sheet music and has won 6 Grammies can somehow get every race and level of class in the world to sing together and like this. Something to think about 

Added by Richard C Close on January 21, 2013 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Experimenting with Mightbell

Global Learning Framework link

https://mightybell.com/spaces/16648…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on December 8, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Why is business and schools still separate?

How come we are not educating youth to create jobs rather than turn them out to find ones that may not out there? Why have youth working part time in a trade by the age of 14 and 80 % by the time they are 18? How come the last two years of college the student is not working part time in their profession.

How come every town does not have an Adult Learning Center to educate people out of poverty and into business or agriculture? How come students with ICT skills are not interning in…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on November 29, 2012 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Finally NGO Toolkit is posted “This is My Story…” Ning Social Community Training Tool Kit of Small NGOs

Free Download Training Tool Kit

“This is My Story…”

Ning Social Community Training Tool Kit of Small NGOs 

“This is My Story…” Ning Social Community Training Tool Kit of Small…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on November 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

African Photo Benefit at White Silo Sherman CT Reception Dec 19th 1PM

Added by Richard C Close on November 26, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Global Education Conference 11-12 Presentation in Africa

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on November 13, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Fall 2012 Projects Update and Resources Links

News Letter and Resource Links

As my family surfaces from chopping wood to keep the house warm from Hurricane Sandy I am remind at how dealing with electricity and Internet access is a daily experience in places like Africa. After two days without power I am drowning with hundreds of requests for information. In that we are very small, we are placing all our project information and resources within the links of this email. As many of you know these programs empower…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on November 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Webinar: "Nigeria Digital Literacy for African Business Leadership"

Nigeria Digital Literacy for African Business Leadership

This webinar will provide Nigerian business leaders with Internet methods, resources and simple techniques about how to find and use global business resources. We will illustrate how Internet resources have transformed African business and the role African business have in their communities. We will also show how we can move from educating people for jobs into a new engaged generation that “creates”…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on October 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Resources of Chrysalis Campaign Program Learning Platforms, Methods and Technologies

Presentation Slides…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on September 26, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rescue Mission Learning Center program ends

I t is with great sadness, that due to budgetary reasons, I must leave the Bridgeport Rescue Mission Learning Center. However, we witnessed great success in the development of a large body of curriculum for others to use. We have developed and tested the integration of Internet media and Adult Learning…

Continue

Added by Richard C Close on September 20, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

About

© 2017   Created by Richard C Close.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service