You care about your students and watch their development with caring and enthusiasm.
Then……..you see their résumé.
Oh no! Not another dependable-hardworking-team-player-looking-for-an-opportunity-of-mutual-benefit-to-me-and-my-future-employer-while-we-hold-hands-and-walk-together-into-the-sunset-singing-Kumbaya.
You feel the résumé is not doing them justice. But what to do
Joe Student Résumé "before"
The first thing I did for Joe was to pull his transcript. Students are often suprised to find the honors they have earned.
I asked Joe if he had received any scholarships. Sure enough, he had.
Joe is the President of his campus’ student government. Leadership galore!
Once I found out Joe’s job goal and looked at the coursework he had and included it, we had ourselves a targeted résumé that does justice to Joe’s background.
Joe Student Résumé "after"
Even the smartest students have a difficult time putting together a résumé. Some focused investigation into their academic experiences might be just the thing.
Becky Washington is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer.
Free courses are now available to Oregon public, academic, tribal, and school libraries as part of the Statewide Database Licensing Program through LearningExpress Library. http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/technology/sdlp/LearningExpress/ .
• Citizenship Tests and Study Materials
• College Tests such as CLEP, MCAT, LCAT, AP, GRE
• Computer Courses including:
o Adobe Flash Courses
o Adobe Illustrator Courses
o Adobe Photoshop Courses
o Corel WordPerfect Courses
o Microsoft Access Courses
o Microsoft Excel Courses
o Microsoft Outlook Courses
o Microsoft PowerPoint Courses
o Microsoft Project Courses
o Microsoft Publisher Courses
o Microsoft SharePoint Designer Courses
o Microsoft Visio Courses
o Microsoft Word Courses
o Windows and Mac Operating Systems Courses
• Employment Tests for automotive technicians, firemen, EMT, CDL, Nursing and Allied Health
• GED Preparation Courses, including a set in Spanish.
• General Skills such as Math, Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary
• Résumés and Job Search Skills
Learning has never been more accessible!
Are you in need of some brain stimulation? Why not learn something.
Whether you want to spend 20 minutes or months or years, these resources will keep your neurons creating new connections.
200 Free Online Classes to Learn Anything | OEDb, http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/200-free-online-classes-to-learn-anything
“it’s possible to take classes from big names like Yale, MIT, and Tufts without ever submitting an application or paying a cent in tuition. We’ve compiled 200 online classes from these and other respected institutions, and you can take all of them with no strings attached.”
2010 Horizon Report, http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2010-Horizon-Report.pdf project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies
250 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | Open Culture, http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses
Free online courses from top universities
About – About U. – Free Online Courses, http://u.about.com/
“A collection of free online courses from About.com. Each online course is sent to you via email on a daily or weekly basis and is designed to help you learn a specific skill or solve a particular problem. There are no grades or degrees, only a whole lot of free online learning.”
Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures, http://academicearth.org/
“Academic Earth now helps connect you to degrees and certificates that can be earned online from highly-respected universities.”
Academy of Achievement, http://www.achievement.org/
“The Academy of Achievement brings students face-to-face with the extraordinary leaders, the visionaries and the pioneers who have helped shape our world.”
Annenberg Media, http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html
Incredible resource for free videos for classroom and professional development
Apple – iTunes U – Learn anything, anywhere, anytime. http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/
BBC – Languages – Homepage, http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/
CCOTC Textbooks by Subject, http://collegeopentextbooks.org/thetextbooks/textbooksbysubject.html
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources, http://oerconsortium.org/
Educator.com – e-Learning Service Site, http://educator.com/Einztein – Find free online courses http://www.einztein.com/
FEMA Independent Study Program, http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge.
FORA.tv – Videos on the People, Issues, and Ideas Changing the Planet, http://fora.tv/
HP Learning Center, http://h30187.www3.hp.com/
Free online classes for home, home office, business and IT
JEA Digital Media | Journalism Education Association Digital Media http://jeadigitalmedia.org/
Justice with Michael Sandel (Harvard), http://www.justiceharvard.org/
Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world.
Keppler Speakers Video Channel, Keppler Speakers Bureeau, Motivational Speakers, Celebrity Speakers, Professional Speakers, Campus Speakers http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/video_index.aspx
Khan Academy, http://www.khanacademy.org/
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. See report on PBS Newshour, 02/22/10 “Math Wiz Adds Web Tools to Take Education to New Limits”: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/north_america/jan-june10/khan_02-22.html
Kutztown Small Business Development Center, http://www.kutztownsbdc.org/course_listing.asp
Free, on-demand entrepreneurial training resources
Learning on Demand Online – Education in the United States, 2009, http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/learningondemand.pdf
Learning with ‘e’s, http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/
Links Browse: Free Software/Web Tools http://www.clrn.org/weblinks/browse.cfm?id=763
Marketplace Whiteboard | Marketplace from American Public Media, http://marketplace.publicradio.org/collections/coll_display.php?coll_id=20216
Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains complex economic terms and topics so the rest of us can understand them.
Marketplace Whiteboard | Marketplace from American Public Media http://marketplace.publicradio.org/collections/coll_display.php?coll_id=20216
MIT World | Distributed Intelligence, http://mitworld.mit.edu/
MIT World is a free and open site that provides on demand video of significant public events at MIT. MIT World’s video index contains more than 700 videos.
Online Tutorials – Baycon Group provides tutorials on a growing list of computer-related topics, http://www.baycongroup.com/
Online University | Online Degree | Accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, http://www.wgu.edu/
Open Education Resources – Blogs, http://oerblogs.org/
Open Learning Initiative, http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/
Open & Free Courses are for independent learners and include self-guiding materials and activities that are freely available for you to use. They are available all the time so you can learn at your own pace.
Open Learning Initiative, http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/
Open & free classes from Carnegie Mellon
OpenLearn – The Open University, http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
OpenUW Free Courses http://www.extension.washington.edu/openuw/
p2pu | Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything, http://p2pu.org/
Peter Haberman’s Home Page, http://spot.pcc.edu/~phaberma/
PopTech : popcasts http://www.poptech.org/popcasts/
Technophilia: Get a free college education online – Back To School – Lifehacker, http://lifehacker.com/software/education/technophilia-get-a-free-college-education-online-201979.php
TED: Ideas worth spreading, http://www.ted.com/
Test Prep Online for GMAT, LSAT, and SAT Exams with Knewton, http://www.knewton.com/
Toastmasters International – Home, http://www.toastmasters.org/
Tufts OpenCourseWare, http://ocw.tufts.edu/
UC Berkeley Webcasts | Video and Podcasts: Spring 2010 Courses, http://webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.php
UC Irvine, OpenCourseWare, http://ocw.uci.edu/
University of the People – The world’s first tuition free online university, http://www.uopeople.org/
VideoLectures – exchange ideas & share knowledge, http://videolectures.net/
Welcome | Flat World Knowledge, http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/
Whatcom Online Math Center, http://math.whatcom.ctc.edu/content/Links.phtml?cat=3
Free online classes from Whatcom Community College
Wikiversity:Main Page – Wikiversity, http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page
Yale Open Courses – Online Video Lectures and Course Materials, http://oyc.yale.edu/
YouTube – Education – YouTube EDU, http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400
In the community college setting, white papers are often used to provide information to support a proposed solution to challenges in technology or planning.
If you see a problem and want to propose a solution to a decision maker, it’s easy to download a template to formulate your ideas into a white paper.
Go to: Office.microsoft.com
Click on “Templates”:
Type “White Paper” into the search box. The result looks like this:
When you download and open it in Word, it looks like this:
You are provided with a Table of Contents which you can change. It will look like this:
“Praxis” simply means “the process of putting theoretical knowledge into practice.”
If you see a problem and want to propose a solution, why not write a white paper?
Is your email inbox so full of things that it’s hard to find the gems of information? Would you like to save time checking your favorite news information and blogs all at once? Make use of RSS feeds.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. If you like Google, you can set up an account which will allow you to create a personalized page of information.
Mine looks like this:
Becky's iGoogle page
Want to get set up? Here’s a video tutorial.
What are your favorite RSS feeds for women in community colleges? Post a comment and share.