The Wellness Spot – June 2013

Dairy Month is a Celebration of Protein, Calcium, Vitamin D and Moo-re! When I was a kid, my mother always poured a glass of milk for me, my sister and my brother, at every meal. We thought it was boring but now, as a registered dietitian, I thank her! To keep your body in tip-top […]

The Wellness Spot – May 2013

Physical Fitness Month & Better Sleep Month are a Perfect Duo in May! All my life I’ve enjoyed physical activity and the fresh air. My family was seriously into camping at National Parks when I was growing up and we all enjoyed the gifts of nature we experienced as a result. There was hiking, swimming […]

Wellness Spot – April 2013

Spring Green in the Kitchen! By looking out your window, it may be hard to believe Spring is here. So, why not start in your kitchen? In April, I get excited about several new ‘green foods’ that greet me at the grocery store with excellent lower pricing than at any other time of year. I’m […]

Healthy Promises

In the Fall of 2012, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania kicked off an initiative called Healthy Promise, after looking for a creative way to motivate their 37,000 girl and adult members to eat well and be active. Healthy Promise is this council’s way of empowering girls to make better decisions about what they […]

Sparking an Interest in Energy

ComEducationCenter Sparking an interest in energy By Tom Dominguez The new Rockford Training Center is more than a state-of-the-art training facility to educate employees, it is also helping spark the interest of young people in energy and energy management. ComEd is welcoming students in grades K-8 to visit the ComEducation Center, which is located within […]

NC Ready to Replace ABC Testing

In North Carolina a curriculum overhaul is replacing ABC testing (in place since the 1990’s). The new standards and assessments will of course align with Common Core but will focus on four “pillars to education:” “Great Teachers and Leaders,” “Quality Standards and Assess-ments,” The New Accountability Model,” and “Data Systems to Improve Instruction,” allowing teachers time to focus on […]

Connected Educator Month

Learn about the importance and benefits of Collaborative Learning. Just last year Powerful Learning Practice partnered with the Department of Education to create a a celebration of online communities of practice and networks in education. Why not use Field Trip Factory Friends as a similar type resource?!?    

Teachers model off their real-world approaches to teaching

As more teachers are modeling off real-world approaches to teaching, it would seem that now more than ever would be the right time to schedule a Design Your World experience. During this trip, comprised of individual labs, students see first hand how the lessons they’re learning apply to real-world careers. See what the benefits to […]