Introducing #CCCCatalystChallenge for those attending our "Healthy Relationships" Intergenerational Conference on Nov. 3!
New England Science & Sailing Foundation Hosts Professional Development Sessions for Pre K-12 Teachers
News from Mystic Chamber of Commerce
STONINGTON, CT. New England Science & Sailing (NESS) Foundation will host professional development sessions for Pre K-12 science teachers beginning September 25, 2016. New for this year, NESS offers sessions Sunday mornings and Monday afternoons.
Sessions on Sundays are three-hours (9:00am-12:00pm) and cost $60. Participants will meet at each location except on boat days where the meeting location is NESS. Boat days are limited to 6 participants.
NESS currently works with schools and organizations in CT and RI to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts to students during the academic year. In addition, NESS educators support teachers' curriculum by incorporating Next Generation Science Standards and Ocean Literacy Principles. For questions about NESS's school programs, please call 860.535.9362 or email Pam Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New England Science & Sailing Foundation, Inc. (NESS), is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ocean adventure education organization that engages students in experiential learning to build confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Marine sciences, adventure sports, and sailing are platforms for inquiry-based learning, transformational personal discovery, teaching respect and responsibility for the sea, and creating connections with the community. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities. For more information, visit www.nessf.org.
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Contact: Colleen Gresh
“Flight Attendants, Nuns, and Hotels: Lessons from Positive Psychology”
Dr. Christopher Thurber speaks at Mitchell College’s
Weller Center on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Cynicism abounds when adults and young people commiserate about work, politics, or their lot in life. Pepper that contempt with sleep deprivation, social drama, and the frenzy of modern life, and it’s a recipe for abundant negativity. Happily, the antidote can be found in the principles of positive psychology as presented by Dr. Christopher Thurber through Mitchell College’s Speakers Series on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Weller Center.
This compelling session will inspire listeners to implement the scientific principles of positive psychology in meaningful, enduring ways. Learn practical techniques that will transform family and colleagues into kind, appreciative, optimistic contributors to a healthy world culture. A must-see presentation for anyone who wants to tap into their own signature strengths.
Dr. Thurber is a board-certified clinical psychologist, educator, author, and father. He earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 1991 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1997. A dedicated teacher from a young age, he has more than 30 years of experience working with camps and independent schools.
He has written numerous book chapters and scholarly articles on leadership, homesickness, and youth development. An award-winning contributor to Camping Magazine and Camp Business, he has also shared his opinions and expertise on national and international radio, television, print media, podcasts, and webinars.
In 2007, Dr. Thurber co-founded ExpertOnlineTraining.com, which quickly became the Internet’s most popular and respected educational resource for youth leaders. He also co-authored the critically acclaimed “Summer Camp Handbook” with Dr. Jon Malinowski and he designed the ACA’s homesickness prevention program, a DVD/CD set for new camper families entitled “The Secret Ingredients of Summer Camp Success.”
During the academic year, Dr. Thurber serves as school psychologist at Phillips Exeter Academy, an independent, co-educational secondary school. For more information and to access all of his publications, visit his website, CampSpirit.com.
About Mitchell College and the Speakers’ Series
A small liberal arts college, Mitchell developed its distinct educational approach over 75 years, blending a tradition of mentoring with an expertise in teaching diverse learning styles to create a highly individualized model that benefits all students. Mitchell is committed to the broader community through building strong, creative and cooperative partnerships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.
The Mitchell College Speakers’ Series opens the doors of the college to its local New London family and the Connecticut community, inviting them to engage with acclaimed speakers from all walks of life. Join us throughout the 2016-17 academic year as we discover and celebrate the lives of our guests, learn from them, and explore the world through their stories. For more information, call 860-701-5092 or email email@example.com.
Mohegan Sun is hosting their annual Total Life Expo this Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Charter Oak members, your donation to CCC will have double the impact now through november! Just follow the link to print your donation form. Checks must be made payable to "The LEARN Project" (our fiduciary) with "For The Community Coalition for Children" in the memo section of your donation check.
Cultivate & Grow Inc.
· Inspire · Empower · Transform
302 State St Suite 307
New London CT 06320
Cultivate & Grow Inc. is a community organization based out of New London CT that provides counseling, life skills, and mental health Services for persons 7+.
We are a community organization hoping to Inspire, Empower, and Transform our clients to seek their full potential. Cultivate & Grow Inc. has been founded by Melinda Venett, LPC; Janelle Posey-Green, LMSW; Gizelle Tircuit-Posey, LPC; Tunnesia Owens, MSW; Julie Plante, BA; and Vashaun Venett.
Laying the foundation for people to acquire the necessary skills
they need to develop into their full potential.
The services provided include but not limited to:
We have separated play from learning despite the fact that play is the language of children.
The following is an excerpt from "The Disappearance of Play" at www.vincegowmon.com
To deny play is to deny our Self and Life. Simply put, play is the gateway to our Self; yet it is being removed from the fabric of our society at an alarming rate. By removing play we are losing a part of our Self and our capacity to live joyful and creative lives.
The loss of play is being felt from our early years into adulthood. We are feeling the pressure to be everything but who we authentically are. Children are being raised to be little adults and adults have lost the wisdom and freedom that comes from being child-like. We are placing a greater importance on everything but the personal empowerment and joy that comes with playful expression. “Making it” in our world has superseded enjoying it! Read more
As summer vacation looms with endless selfie possibilities, take a moment to review a few social media safety tips.
Sue Scheff Blog post
Is Your Teen’s Social Media Habits Putting You or Your Home at Risk?
"Unfortunately, some seemingly harmless social media habits can be putting you, your home or family at risk. Below is a list of some of the more common social media practices that can inconspicuously put you at risk."
Featuring tips on vacation plan sharing and geotagging locations.
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