Wed, Jul 28, 2010
Seven Years and Counting
July 24th marks seven years of blogging here at the Campus-adr Tech Blog. In web years, that’s a long time!
Detroit Can Do Camp - July 29 (featuring Tim O’Reilly)
Almost missed this one - as a lead-up to the DIY funfest Maker Faire Detroit happening at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn July 31-Aug 1, a special (and free) Can Do Camp will be happening July 29 at Detroit’s Eastern Market near where a new hackerspace (OmniCorpDetroit—OCD) will be opening soon.
Meet O’Reilly Books founder and tech futurist Tim O’Reilly at the event and even get some free beer!
Sun, Jul 25, 2010
2010-2011 CRE Teachers Calendar released
I’m pleased to announce the release of the 2nd Edition of the CRE Teacher’s Calendar. The 2010-2011 calendar, a cooperative project of ACR’s CR Day Committee, ACR’s Education Section and CRETE, provides activities, tips, and links to conflict resolution resources and significant calendar dates throughout the school year. Print versions will be distributed to teachers around the country and ACR will make a limited number of copies available for order via the web (details TBA).
Sun, Jul 18, 2010
PLO Negotiations Affairs Department Negotiations Primer
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Negotiation Affairs Department has produced a magazine-style primer exploring some of the history of Palestinian - Israeli negotiations and providing an overview of the issues that concern them in Permanent Status negotiations. While I’ve just discovered it, I believe the 50-page document, available as a pdf, was produced in 2008. The document is nicely laid out with photos and maps and graphs to help illustrate the points made.
Thu, Jul 15, 2010
Peace One Day Education Resources
Peace One Day (POD) is an organization that celebrates an international ceasefire on the International Day of Peace, September 21. They have developed a Global Education Resource Pack that is now available in the six official languages of the United Nations. It’s free, online (and downloadable) and includes Peace One Day short films and interviews and exercise handouts. Thirteen lessons are included helping young people to explore issues of peace, non-violence, conflict resolution and intercultural cooperation, using Peace Day as a focus. POD Education materials are now reportedly being used by over 6,000 educators in over 140 countries.
Sun, Jul 11, 2010
Learning Module: Conflict Resolution for Special Education
This audio and video-enhanced learning module is aimed at teachers working with students with disabilities, and is particularly appropriate for special education teachers. It provides an overview of some of the kinds of conflicts that come up between parents of children with disabilities and the schools that serve them and provides ideas on how to enhance the collaboration between these two groups. Featured are the stories of two families who have a child with disabilities who talk about their experiences interacting with schools. The module isn’t really about mastering specific mediation or conflict resolution techniques, but rather about creating an environment of partnership. It was developed by Tracy Gershwin Mueller and Stephanie L. Moore from the University of Norther Colorado.
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