COVID-19 curriculum aims to reshape public health education

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“View of Smallpox Hospital” by Paul Emmert, c. 1853–59, Hawaiʻi Historical Society

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted educators in Hawaiʻi to provide a historical look at contagious diseases in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. An interdisciplinary curriculum, COVID-19, the Latest Hawaiian Epidemic: Educating for Health, Responsibility, and Resilience Through a Place-Based, Cultural Lens, that compares and contrasts Hawaiian historical timelines and science phenomena associated with COVID-19, is the brainchild of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Education Curriculum Studies Professor Pauline Chinn.

Pauline Chinn

The curriculum has multiple purposes: to understand COVID-19 in historical contexts, examine leaders’ actions in a crisis, and teach students about ways to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. Chinn, graduate students Kaleolani Hanohano and Alison Yasuoka, and Hawaiian translator graduate assistants Riley Wells and Kyle Nakatsuka, developed a series of lessons that include: hands-on activities, simulations, models,

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Cyber Security Awareness Month aims to educate people about protecting data

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making sure everyone knows about all the threats that come with all of the benefits of using the internet. The theme for this year’s month is “Do your part. Be cyber smart,” stressing the importance of taking proactive steps to keep your information safe.



a hand holding a computer keyboard: October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.


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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

“We’re in an internet interconnected world, we’re not going back,” said Terry McGraw, a retired Army colonel, a cybersecurity expert, and president of PC Matic Federal, who believes the general public is not aware enough of some of the internet’s biggest threats.

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“We’re just not doing it well enough,” McGraw said of public awareness, “and as a consequence, we’re falling victim to criminals that we shouldn’t be.”

According to McGraw, the COVID-19 pandemic has opened new doors for cyber security threats.

“I think

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This digital wolf howls knowledge. New online learning website Mentorwolf aims to make everyone a teacher on World Teachers’ Day – Press Release

Oct. 5, 2020 / PRZen / WHITIANGA, New Zealand — Combining the power of the web, the gig economy, and distance learning, Mentorwolf a new peer to peer educational website with a twist, launched today just in time for World Teachers’ Day. The site connects tutors (mentors) with learners (mentees) worldwide.

Mentorwolf is not an online university and encourages its’ members to think beyond the scope of traditional academic subjects like math and science, urging them to be more creative and have fun with their education. “Most anything can be taught and learned on the platform from re-upholstering ones dining room chairs to repairing a vintage vehicle’s carburettor, to learning how to make Rocky Road ice cream – we want people to explore and learn from each other.” says founder and CEO Kaspur Franke, an entrepreneur from New York who found himself traveling in New Zealand when the global Coronavirus

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New Online Learning Website Mentorwolf Aims To Make Everyone A Teacher On World Teachers’ Day

Combining the power of the web, the gig economy, and
distance learning, Mentorwolf a new peer to peer educational
website with a twist, launched today just in time for World
Teachers’ Day. The site connects tutors (mentors) with
learners (mentees) worldwide.

Mentorwolf is not an
online university and encourages its’ members to think
beyond the scope of traditional academic subjects like math
and science, urging them to be more creative and have fun
with their education. “Most anything can be taught and
learned on the platform from re-upholstering ones dining
room chairs to repairing a vintage vehicle’s carburettor,
to learning how to make Rocky Road ice cream – we want
people to explore and learn from each other.” says founder
and CEO Kaspur Franke, an entrepreneur from New York who
found himself travelling in New Zealand when the global
Coronavirus pandemic

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National Voter Education Week 2020 Aims To Reach Nonvoters

ACROSS AMERICA — A national nonpartisan campaign will set aside a week in October to help bridge the education gap between polling booths and new and never-before voters.

This year, National Voter Education Week kicks off Oct. 5. Continuing through Oct. 9, this digital education campaign — a project led by the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition — hopes to teach voters how to find their polling location, understand their ballot, make a plan to vote in person or remotely, and more ahead of the November presidential election.

In anticipation of National Voter Education Week, here’s what you should know about the campaign and voting in your state prior to the election.

1) Why is National Voter Education Week needed?

Since the last presidential election, more than 15 million Americans became old enough to vote — and chances are more than 40 percent will never cast a ballot.

In 2016,

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Model managed homeless encampment aims to educate public

Homeless advocates set up tents in a church parking lot to show what a safe outdoor space could look like.

DENVER, Colorado — As the city of Denver works to come up with a plan for how to address a growing homeless population, advocates for safe outdoor spaces for urban camping are trying to convince the public to support their idea. 

Friday, the Colorado Village Collaborative, the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and Belong Church set up a model camp to show what the proposed areas spread across the city could look like.

In a church parking lot in Capitol Hill, the mock camp was set up in an attempt to get the public on board with the idea to build safe outdoor spaces for urban camping.

RELATED: Denver identifies potential site for managed homeless camp

“It’s hard to trust something that you haven’t seen work and you haven’t seen happen.

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Museum dedicated to the Cape Flats aims to educate and empower

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Cape Town – A museum dedicated to showcasing the raw and vivid colours of Cape Flats history, culture and the colossal impact gangsterism has on these communities, had a pre-launch on Tuesday.

The Y-Wise Up museum, located at the YMCA Rotary Camp in Strandfontein, is an initiative by YMCA Cape Flats that attempts to educate and empower communities while creating more awareness in societies.

YMCA Cape Flats director Ricardo de Reuck said the idea was birthed when he visited the 18 Gangsters Museum in Khayelitsha early last year.

De Reuck also lost his nephew to gang violence, prompting him to think more determinedly about spreading gang prevention messages in an unconventional manner, and leaning on Cape Flats history and culture.

The Cape Flats Museum in Strandfontein is dedicated to showcasing local culture and history. Picture:
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Staunton community dialogue series aims to educate and build stronger community

STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) – Building Bridges for the Greater Good in Staunton hosted its first Watch & Talk Monday night. The topic was voter suppression.

The online community dialogue series is a way to bring people together during the COVID-19 pandemic according to Building Bridges for the Greater Good Board President, Pastor Elaine Rose.

People were asked to watch the documentary “All In: The Struggle for Democracy” in advance, and then Monday night they came together virtually to discuss it, breaking out into small groups.

Rose says this event, like all Building Bridges events, is about making the community stronger. She says it’s needed now more than ever.

“Building Bridges’ mission is to make sure that we connect to everybody to make our community better for all,” Rose said. “Not one group of people but all people and right now there is a need in every community for something.”

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Colorado Free Application Day aims to improve access to higher education, training | Colorado Springs News

All 32 public higher education institutions in Colorado will waive their application fees for in-state residents Tuesday, saving incoming freshmen and transfer students some hard-earned cash.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education’s third Colorado Free Application Day aims to improve access to higher education and training, the department said in a news release Thursday.

Students can fill out one or more admissions applications to institutions across the state, including public technical schools, community colleges and universities. The CDHE has posted on its website admissions application and fee waiver information for each college and university that will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday only.

The day caps off Colorado Applies Month, a five-week statewide program that encourages high school juniors and seniors, and adults, to select an education or training option best for them, and apply to that program, according to the release.

“Earning a certificate or degree gives

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CEDIA Tech X Design Virtual Summit Aims to Educate Designers

CEDIA has announced a new series of virtual education events that have been curated for the design community and are being supported by CEDIA Trade Supplier members. Tech X Design, planned for Wednesday, September 23 and Tuesday, October 6, will offer two unique half-day programs to provide designers and architects with an unparalleled opportunity to learn how technology can add value to their projects and drive new business.

A key element to CEDIA’s three-year strategic plan is outreach to the design and build community. Tech X Design is the next step in this plan to raise the profile of CEDIA members among interior designers, architects, builders, and other design professionals to help build their business on strong foundations for the future.

“CEDIA is committed to fostering an understanding of home technology with the design community — and providing a platform to learn, earn CEUs, and have open discussions,” says Giles

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