Episode #349 - September 11th, 2019
In this episode of Education Counts, we find out about a program called "No Malice Required," see how a movement-based preschool engages learning, watch grad students teach families and children the wonders of chemistry and find out about a program in Elkhart County that is feeding people from the ground up.
Original Airdate: September 11, 2019

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  • September 11th, 2019 Photo Debbie Werbrouck, Julie Bodle, Janice Clarkson More Information

    Academy Arts Preschool

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    In looking for different and unique pre-k programs, we discovered one who uses movement and dance to reinforce academic learning. At Academy Arts Preschool, children ages three to five get to learn the basics of education through movement and hands on activities. These students are taking their first steps towards their educational futures.

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    1. Debbie WerbrouckDirectorAcademy Arts Preschool
    2. Julie BodleDance CoordinatorAcademy Arts Preschool
    3. Janice ClarksonPreschool TeacherAcademy Arts Preschool

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  • September 11th, 2019 Photo Kyle Dubiak, Claire Nelmark, Olivia Cracchiolo, Kurtis Breger, Allison Cutri More Information

    ND Chem Demo Team

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    When kids hear the word science, they often imagine a world of lab coats and numbers on a board. But science can also be fun. Groups like the Chem Demo Team at the University of Notre Dame show off just how fun science experiments can be for young students. Like the name suggests, the team demonstrates hands-on activities for school children to help them develop an interest in science.

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    1. Kyle DubiakND Chem Demo TeamUniversity of Notre Dame
    2. Claire NelmarkND Chem Demo TeamUniversity of Notre Dame
    3. Olivia CracchioloND Chem Demo TeamUniversity of Notre Dame
    4. Kurtis BregerND Chem Demo TeamUniversity of Notre Dame
    5. Allison CutriND Chem Demo TeamUniversity of Notre Dame

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    No Malice Required: Achieving Equity for All

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    The world we live in is becoming more and more diverse, people working together from all walks of life. Understanding another cultures background and experiences can present a barrier in the work and school. To address this issue Dr. Mary Bacon held a discussion called No Malice Required, Achieving Equity for All. This presentation helped to address cultural differences and experiences as well as how our differences can bring us together.

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    1. Mary Montle Bacon Ph.D.Educational ConsultantSouthwestern Michigan College

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  • September 11th, 2019 Photo Chelsea Risser, Nayeli Zagal, Dana Mcfadden More Information

    Seed to Feed

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    Seed to feed is a program started by Church Community Services that works to address food insecurity in the Elkhart community. The program has two gardens where they grow various produce to sell to the community. This program gives people the ability to access fresh and healthy produce when it might not be financially feasible and also introduces students to the art of garden keeping.

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    1. Chelsea RisserCoordinatorSeed to Feed
    2. Nayeli ZagalStudent InternSeed to Feed
    3. Dana McfaddenStudent InternSeed to Feed

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