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Call for Presentations: Innovations in Faculty Development Symposium

June 3, 2014 Location: Shippensburg University , Shippensburg, PA United States of America This one day symposium is designed to showcase innovative models and practices designed to support various aspects of faculty professional development. It includes concurrent presentations, roundtable discussions focused on particular topics, and networking opportunities. Individuals involved in leading and conducting faculty professional development activities are invited to attend, submit presentation proposals, and to contribute to a post-symposium online monograph. The schedule of presentations will be available during the week of April 14, 2014. Presentation proposals are due no later than April 4, 2014 . faculty learning communities and peer mentoring activities the differentiated needs of new, mid-career, veteran, and adjunct faculty the exploration and adoption of effective teaching and assessment strategies the effective use of student and peer evaluations to

Mental Models of the Prodigy and Gifted

Researchers have often what makes the gifted and child prodigy different from the rest of the population. Memory, intelligence, sensory perception, etc. are some of the explanations. A paper postulated by Larry Vandervert (2007) discusses that the learning power in the gifted is based on collaboration between cognitive functions and memory to create “acquisition of superior power, control, and speed of motor activities”. This results in better selection of potential actions based on representative situations. In this case, practice makes perfect.  As feed forward cerebellar control models are fed back through working memory areas of the cortex the thought processes of working memory become faster, more focused, and optimally timed (Ivry, 1997). It is the process of developing models, sending through memory, and creating a performance outcome. The models continue to develop with experience and reflection (memory) to create stronger models.  What is a feed forward cerebel

Recipe: The Three Minute Chip Dip

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Chip dip is something we need from time to time for events, parties, or personal use. It isn’t generally healthy unless the right ingredients are used. Time and taste are often weighed before making a decision to make a particular type of dip. When you are on the go and don’t have much time try this simple sour cream based dip.  It works with chips or vegetables. It is a touch sweet but it will appeal to most pallets. There is no need to be a chef when you can make this option quickly. If you are making it for personal use you will have plenty left over.  Directions: Step1 : Place all ingredients in bowl or blender. Step 2: Mix until smooth. Ingredients: 16 oz sour cream 16 oz mayonnaise (use light or alternative Vegenaise if you want a healthier option) 1 oz ranch dressing mix Finely chopped onion and/or garlic (optional) 2 Tbsp 60 calories 5 g fat

Tips for Healthy and Safe Jogging

Jogging is one of the cheapest exercises one can engage in and provides an outlet for the outdoors. It has high aerobic potential and can be conducted in most locations. As a high cardiovascular sport it will reduce fat, improve blood flow, strengthen muscles, and develop the heart. There are precautions and tips that will help in the process. Buy the Right Shoes: Purchase authentic jogging shoes. Standard tennis shoes are not designed for repetitive impact and can lead to injury and body stress. With standard jogging routines you may need to replace these shoes every 6-12 months depending on the level of activity. Stretch: Stretching both before and after a jog will ensure that you are keeping your muscles pliable. It will help reduce potential injury from either over jogging or tripping over an object. Elongating muscles from stretching is beneficial for most sports. Start Slow: It isn’t wise to start running at break neck speeds without first conditioning. This