Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Million Minds

There have been songs written about a million miles but I like this million minds campaign by Time Warner.

WHIZ-TV Zanesville, OH (3/24, Kensicki) reported, "Time Warner Cable is kicking off their Connecting One Million Minds Program to promote learning today at their Zanesville call center." Manager of Community Partnerships Elizabeth Boyuk noted,
"Eighty-four percent of kids would rather take out the garbage, clean their room or go to the dentist than learn science or math. We're trying to encourage the problem solvers of tomorrow." Boyuk added that "the curriculum is designed for middle schoolers and focuses on the science of cable." The company has pledged to support the program for five years, in which time it hopes to connect one million children to STEM fields.

The Lincoln (NE) Journal Star (3/24, Reist) reported that a group of middle schoolers in Lincoln learned a lesson in STEM from Time Warner Cable employees earlier this week as part of the company's Connect a Million Minds Campaign, which will also "include public education announcements, online resources and grants to support local nonprofit groups," among other initiatives. "A Web site -- -- includes a link at which people can pledge to connect young people to those industries, then display pictures and descriptions of their efforts. It also includes 'The Connectory,' a resource through which parents and students can find science and technology learning opportunities by ZIP code." During the Lincoln event, students used Q-tips, a bucket and a straw to gain a better understanding of how satellite signals and reception work. "
What's wrong with these kids? I would rather build a crystal set than take out the garbage! Are we that lazy today?
Every little bit helps thanks to programs like this and we all need to be dedicated to bringing up our children right. That includes a good education.
I remember my own picture of this shot of the Huntsville Alabama stop on the Interstate south.
Thanks Mrs. Alexander and all of my wonderful teachers.
I know two master teachers and they are really, really good. I hope you two read this and take some pride in your accomplishment. The value of a good teacher is immeasurable, isn't it? The good ones are so humble, they are difficult to honor.

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