Friday, December 9, 2011

Volunteer/Experience Opportunity- Calvary Assembly of God of Hollywood

Tutors Needed

Calvary Assembly of God of Hollywood
300 N 62 Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33024 

Calvary Assembly of God of Hollywood would like to start a tutoring program for the children in their ministry.  They have encountered a great need for additional academic help for these children in the area of reading comprehension, language arts and mathematics.  They are a non-profit Christian organization and serve in “less affluent” community.  We would like to request volunteers who are interested in giving back to the community.

The children we serve are from kindergarten through high school. Please call for more information!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Educational Reform in an Ever Changing World

Educational Reform in an Ever Changing World
Educational systems throughout the world have changed due to new advances in technology. In the early part of the 20th century, education became compulsory and teachers' focus was on "mass producing" workers suitable for employment in the factories that had sprung up due to the Industrial Revolution. Now, in the early part of the 21st century, the world is changing again due to technological advances. If teachers don't want to lose their jobs  to computers, they must adapt to the present form of education. School systems themselves must also change their emphasis. While education in the previous century focused on teaching obedience, today's children must learn to think critically and creatively to succeed in an ever-changing and globally connected world.
School children 20 years ago studied subjects out of books and practiced skills on mimeographed drill sheets. Today, however, this technology is outdated. It's rare to find a classroom that doesn't incorporate at least one computer and many teachers require children to access educational programs to reinforce basic skills. Also, the Internet is becoming a huge tool to educate students.  For example, interactive websites and videos are used to teach children vital skills such as reading and mathematics. While these technological advances make a teacher's job easier, some question whether students really need teachers at all. Why not simply put them in front of a computer to learn? After all, people are already doing it  by taking online classes to get their college degree or mastering a foreign language by studying through computer programs such as Rosetta Stone. Maybe a society in which all instruction is given by robots and reinforced by computer programs may be more beneficial in the near future.
The problem with computerizing education, however, is that each student is an individual with a different learning style. Students often need one-on-one guidance from a teacher that understands how to work with each student's unique learning personality. However, this important function is gradually being lost as schools cram more and more students into each classroom and expect teachers to bring them all to the same educational level by the end of the year. Invariably, some students fall behind while others find the work too easy and tune out due to boredom.
If the next generation of students is to succeed, teachers must not be made obsolete. Instead, the teaching profession must break away from the cookie-cutter mold that was so successful in the last century. Instead of expecting all teachers to teach the same way, schools must shift their focus to celebrating individualism. Teachers should be rewarded for using creativity to reach each child in their classroom. This is why standardized testing must no longer be mandatory to judge a students educational capabilities. Instead, each student should be judged on his own merits: where was he at the beginning of the school year, and much did he progress?
The bottom line is that the world today isn't the world of twenty years ago so students won't be able to succeed in this world by learning from old teaching methods. Knowledge rapidly changes in today's world. If teachers are going to keep up with it they must integrate technological advances into their instruction and show students how to use their creativity and critical thinking skills. If they don't do this, teachers will indeed be obsolete, as well as fail to provide students with the education they need and deserve.
-Lindsey Wright 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Make Sure YOU go to a Financial Aid Orientation!

Broward College
Financial Aid Orientation
Winter Term 20122


2:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
Building 19/ Room 119
Building 19/ Room 119
Building 19/ Room 119
Building 19/ Room 119
Building 19/Room 119

Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday Thursday
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Building 46/ Room 246
Building 46/ Room 246
Building 46/ Room 246
Building 46/ Room 246
Building 46/ Room 246

5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Building 68/ Room 219
Building 68/ Room 219
Building 68/ Room 219
Building 68/ Room 219
Building 68/ Room 219
We’ll help you avoid the lines, meet deadlines, and, if eligible, have your financial aid in place and ready to go well ahead of your tuition due date!
1.     How to check/forward BC email
2.     FA Process
a.     FAFSA
b.     Help Options, How to Get PIN, Other Site Features
c.     FAFSA Completion-short  demo
d.     FAFSA Comment Codes, Resolution of Flags 
       By Making Corrections to FAFSA
e.     Submitting Required Documents to School to Resolve
       Any Remaining Flags
f.     Declare FA Approved Major, Enroll Early and Attend All Classes
g.     Successful Completion of All Classes (SAP etc)
3.     Navigation of BC SFS Web Site
a.     Check Application Status (red flags, required docs vs info docs etc)
b.     How to Access Forms (IVFI/D, Loan app, PJIA etc)
c.     Check Award Status
d.     Timeline for Refund Checks
4.     Q & A

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Go Green!

Help CasaBlanca Academy raise money and help our community save the environment by participating in our Greenraising Website Sale! Everything at Greenraising is good for the earth and its people.  CasaBlanca Academy earns 45% of the sales price on all items purchased through the website.  Here is the link:

Thanks for your support!  Help your family reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Shop online and “go green” today!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Apply for the Rasmussen Scholarship!

Looking for help paying tuition?  The Rasmussen Scholaship is a great opportunity! 


Do you meet this criteria?

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credits with a 2.0 GPA.
  • Demonstrate financial need by filing a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) and have a complete financial aid file.
  • Be a US Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Be degree seeking
  • Have successfully graduated from high school with a standard high school diploma or GED or home educated certification.
  • Must have room in budget (cost of attendance as outlined by the federal government) to accommodate the scholarship award.
  • Must be a resident of Broward County.
  • Must be a minority or individual with disabilities or other special needs.

If so, click on the "Scholarship Appliccation" on the left under Important Documents.



The MIDDLE GRADES SCIENCE SUBJECT AREA EXAM WORKSHOP time has changed on November 5 to 1:30pm - 5:30pm on Central Campus 9/234.

Click here for full FTCE workshop schedule.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Broward Scholarship Manager

Are you looking for help paying for school?

Sometimes what you are looking for is closer than you think! Make sure you use the Broward Scholarship Manager at

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It’s all in the Broward College Family

Lorrie Durkin, a 2007 graduate of Broward College’s Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) has taught kindergarten at Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School for the past three years. In a heartwarming twist of fate, one of her students this year is Josephine Vattiato, daughter of our education program’s Associate Dean Julia Vattiato. Not only does the program have successful graduates, but the Broward College family is entrusting its children to them with confidence. That’s a powerful endorsement.

The EPI is designed for people who have earned college degrees in a field other than education and want a fast-track to teaching. Durkin had been working in the legal field for more than two decades when she decided to follow her heart and become a teacher of young children. Prior to working at Nova she taught first grade at Hawkes Bluff Elementary for two years.

Friday, October 14, 2011

15 Ways to Use Google in the Classroom!!

Engage your students using this free workbook!

Download your workbook here...

"Learned new things that I would not have found on my own."
- Susan Czlapinski

"I loved learning about some new tools I'd never heard of. 
As a computer tech teacher, I especially liked the Safe 
Search feature.  For curriculum, I especially liked the 
Image Swirl feature.  Getting the workbook was a nice 
- Trish Hebert

    ***************************      Inside You'll Discover Ideas For...    ***************************
- Commemorating a field trip, a project, or just a wonderful 
year together.

- Organizing a Google Group to help save energy in school 
and at homes.

- Staying current with the latest developments in education 
and in your specific subject.

Friday, September 30, 2011

GKE Workshop CANCELED -October 1

The General Knowledge READING Exam workshop that was scheduled for Saturday, October 1st (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM GKE Reading Central Campus Bldg 9, Room 227) has been CANCELED.

Please see our updated calendar above to see when YOU can attend our next workshop! :-)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Amazing Job Opportunity!

Are You Energetic and Hard Working??
This May be a Job for You!

Who? Energetic person needed for help running a thriving after care program of a 100 children.  A great opportunity to gain experience working with children!

Responsibilities? Assisting with homework, coordinating activities, organizing special event days.

Experience?  Experience working with and organizing activities for large groups of children. 

Contact? Coral Reef Gymnastics 954-430-1530 Carla

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Did you miss the August edition of SPLASH?  Check out the SPLASH archive on the right to catch up!

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Can't remember how to access the library online? Need to find a peer-reviewed journal article? We HAVE the answer!!! Here's a video to help you do both!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Need to take the General Knowledge Exam (GKE)??
Ready to pass the Professional and Subject Area exams??? 
You've come to the right place!!!

TEP is offering FREE FTCE Workshops to help you prepare!!
Check out the calendar at the top of the page or click here to view the schedule!

We are ALSO offering Technology Workshops on the Promethean Board and iPads in the Classroom.
Click here to check out the dates and times of those workshops!!

TEP is so excited to be able to offer these workshops for our students! Please take advantage of these awesome opportunities, and good luck on your exams :)

Thinking About Being an Online Student?

Watch This!
Listen to What This TEP Student Says!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Check Out This Great Opportunity!

Paid Tutoring Opportunity

Math Tutor Needed!

The Office of Disabilities Services is looking for a math tutor to work with a Broward ESE students  The student is legally blind and needs assistance with Pre-Algebra.  Assistance and tips on how to work with this student to become successful will be available.

This paid opportunity is $20 per hour for up to 7 hours each week.

If you are interested , you can contact Melissa Spitler at or (954) 201-6527.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

From Failure to Promise

"From Failure to Promise" Essay Contest
 Amount: $1500                 Awards Available: 3

Provided By: Dr. C Moorer and Associates

Deadline: July 31, 2012

Type of Award: Essay Contest

Description: The "From Failure to Promise" Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a 1000 - word essay that addresses the following questions: "How has the book, From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate positively impacted your pursuit of success and promise? What is your commitment to improving the lives of global citizens once you ve reached your destined promise?" Selection will be based on originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of presentation.

Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study

Additional Information: Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.

Teachers Rock!

Every day, teachers put their hearts and souls into the important
work of educating young people. United Way of Broward County
believes they deserve the encouragement, resources and
training needed to be great teachers.

United Way of Broward County invites you to share a story
about a teacher who has changed your life.

These stories will be posted on our website and shared with local media
to send a strong message of support for our educators. 

To submit your story, or to to learn more about United Way of Broward County's
Empowering Effective Teachers Initiative, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Job Opportunity!

America Reads!

There are 7 America Reads Positions and 4 Florida Work Experience Program positionsavailable for students to apply under Work Study Jobs.

  • The pay is $9.00/hr for a max of 20 hours per week.
  • It is an off campus reading & math tutor position. Students would be placed in an elementary school by the Youth Mentoring Department at Broward County Public Schools.
  • The applicant does not have to pay to be fingerprinted! It requires a Level 2 clearance.
  • This positino can open a lot of doors and could be a great opportunity for students in the TEP Program.
  •  Students can apply directly to for consideration.
  • Students must be enrolled in 6 credits or more, have a GPA of at least a 2.0 and be Work Study eligible.

Amazon Forest Lecture

Join Us!

When?               Wed Nov 9th at 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Where?        Central Campus 17/425

What?        A lecture by Professor Jim Riach from Florida International University about the Amazon Forest and impact of development on this biome and native tribes.