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Wilderness Survival School | Wilderness Awareness School - Nature and Outdoor Survival School IALA - The International Association for Learning Alternatives UNESCO ASPNet The UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network, or ASPNet for short, is a program established in 1953 to encourage schools worldwide to educate students on issues related to UNESCO's "overarching goal of promoting peace and international understanding". As of 2008[update], it includes nearly eight thousand educational institutions in over 170 countries. ASPnet schools conduct their own projects, often linking with schools from other countries, or may become involved in a UNESCO-coordinated activity, such as the "World Heritage in Young Hands" project. A national coordinator, typically housed at the National Commission, serves as the liaison between the schools and UNESCO.[1] References[edit] External links[edit] Official website

Education Revolution - The website of the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) EarthrootsFieldSchool.org | Cultivating a sense of care & connection with the natural world. Three language lessons you can learn from the word “schlemiel” In honor of National Poetry Month, let’s tackle some of the trickiest aspects of meaning — after all, poetry is one of the great ways to express subtle and slippery thoughts. Our focus today is translation. How can someone convey the meaning of a word that has no equivalent in another language? Among the toughest words to translate, and there are some doozies, schlemiel is a top contender. It is a Yiddish word for a chronically unlucky person. The trouble behind “schlemiel” presents us with a common translation problem – the translator will inherently run into words in one language that may not have an equivalent word in the other language. (Curious to learn some of the toughest words to convey in English, like prozvonit and hyggelig? Here are three tools that the skilled translator keeps at hand when faced with an untranslatable word. When confronted with a lacuna (a gap in a piece of writing), a translator may resort to free translation or adaptation. Dr. Mrs. Anonymous

Fibonacci number A tiling with squares whose side lengths are successive Fibonacci numbers In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers or Fibonacci sequence are the numbers in the following integer sequence: or (often, in modern usage): (sequence A000045 in OEIS). The Fibonacci spiral: an approximation of the golden spiral created by drawing circular arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in the Fibonacci tiling;[3] this one uses squares of sizes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and 34. By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are either 1 and 1, or 0 and 1, depending on the chosen starting point of the sequence, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. In mathematical terms, the sequence Fn of Fibonacci numbers is defined by the recurrence relation with seed values or The Fibonacci sequence is named after Fibonacci. Fibonacci numbers are closely related to Lucas numbers in that they are a complementary pair of Lucas sequences. Origins[edit] List of Fibonacci numbers[edit] and

Lakeside School Its most famous alumni are Bill Gates and Paul Allen, founders of Microsoft, who got their start programming tic-tac-toe on a time-shared computer provided by the Lakeside Mothers' Association and the Lakeside Mathematics Department. Other famous alumni include the McCaw brothers, who built a family business into the McCaw Cellular telephone empire which they eventually sold to AT&T Wireless; actor Adam West; bestselling author Po Bronson; and former Washington State Governor Booth Gardner. History[edit] Lakeside sends 100% of its graduating class to four-year colleges.[3] Global Service Learning[edit] Established in the summer of 2005, the school's Global Service Learning Program aims at helping students gain a broader view of the world while helping the underprivileged around the world. The Global Service Learning Program is one piece of a broad change in curriculum and administrative policies aimed at increasing diversity. Notable alumni[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

A Model Of Excellence For Kids And Teens | Everything Counts! If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bobbi Deporter Imagine a camp where kids and teens learn to become exceptional human beings. This sound likes a really super camp doesn’t it? In 1982, Bobbi broke the mold by creating a learning and life skills academic summer program for youth. Just as Southwest Airlines changed our perceptions of flying and Starbucks changed our perceptions of coffee shops — SuperCamp has throw away the rule book and created an innovative category in engaged, joyful, successful learning. Here’s a note from a SuperCamp Graduate: “I have been a SuperCamper for two years. Bobbi DePorter has changed the lives of over four million kids around the world. You Are -- A to E The success of SuperCamp led Bobbi to create Quantum Learning school programs for educators and students. What impresses me most about Bobbi and the SuperCamp curriculum is their focus on excellence as a critical life skill.

Microsoft MCITP Enterprise Administrator Boot Camp, MCITP Certification, Course and Exam, 6 day Official MCITP Training - Unitek Education It is highly recommended that students complete the four prerequisite Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications before attending this PRO level event: Either the 10-day official MCTS Triple Combo Boot Camp or the 5-day official MCTS: Upgrading Your MCSE/MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 will satisfy the 3 MCTS requirements on Windows Server 2008: 70-640 MCTS: Windows Server 2008 - Active Directory Configuration 70-642 MCTS: Windows Server 2008 - Network Infrastructure Configuration 70-643 MCTS: Windows Server 2008 - Application Infrastructure Configuration You also need to pass the Vista exam. If you're NOT seeking the certification, but you want to learn this high level material, then the prerequisites are a bit easier: At minimum, you should have one or more of the following: Intermediate understanding of networking. Intermediate understanding of security best practices. Conceptual understanding of Active Directory (AD). Terminal Services Virtual Server

Leonardo da Vinci: the Codex Leicester - notebook of a genius : Essays by Michael Desmond and Carlo Pedretti - Powerhouse Publishing Out of Stock Leonardo da Vinci: the Codex Leicester - notebook of a genius Essays by Michael Desmond and Carlo Pedretti $32.95 ($29.65 member price) [prices shown are in Australian dollars and include GST] ISBN 978 186317 081 9 (186317 081 2) paperback, 144 pages, 280 x 220 mm Over 80 colour illustrations Publisher: Powerhouse Publishing Distributor: New South Books Published: 2000 This remarkable manuscript is almost 500 years old and was handwritten in Italian by da Vinci in his characteristic ?mirror writing? and supported by copious sketches. The Codex Leicester is owned by Bill and Melinda Gates who lent it to the Powerhouse Museum for the exhibition which was part of the Sydney 2000 Olympics Arts Festival.

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