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Passaic Valley High School Expands Professional Development For Its Teaching Sta…

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley Regional High School is in the process of expanding professional staff development for teachers this school year.  According to Dr. JoAnn Cardillo, superintendent, a blended model for staff development is in the works, beginning with the high school's technology initiative. "Teachers are providing professional development for peers on a variety of technology techniques in preparation for the 'Bring Your Own Device' initiative," Cardillo said, as part of her superintendent's report at the Sept. 26 Board of Education meeting. "We are embedding storytelling practices in specific English 11 classes, English 12 electives, a co-teaching English 12 class and one [...]

NFL free betting tips and odds for Sunday night, including Green Bay at Dallas

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Detroit and Green Bay share 3-1 records at the top of the NFC North and both put a promising start to the season under the spotlight live on Sky on Sunday night. The Lions are in action first at home to Carolina (1800BST) and were among the big stories of the summer after they made quarterback Matthew Stafford the highest paid player in NFL history. He has a lot to live up to in front of a very demanding audience at Ford Field but the former Georgia Bulldog, who is in his ninth season in the league, is looking worthy [...]

Professional Development Coordinator Job Opening in Washington, Dist. Columbia

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Description We seek a full time Professional Development Coordinator to join our Washington Legal Personnel and Recruiting Department. The Professional Development Coordinator will provide efficient, responsive and thoughtful administrative, logistical, and organizational coordination to the attorney professional development function and activities including onboarding, reviews, continuing legal education, lawyer retention and other aspects of associate life. This is a great opportunity for a professional with a solid two years of relevant work experience in professional development or attorney resources to deepen his or her experience and grow at a leading global law firm. Successful candidates will demonstrate a high degree of self-initiative, strong [...]

Ex-Apprentice winner Ricky Martin reveals his top tips on how to get a top job

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THE latest series of The Apprentice kicked-off this week - and former winner Ricky Martin knows what it takes to land that dream job. The 2012 winner walked-off with £250,000 from Lord Sugar to invest in his science recruitment firm Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS). 2012 Apprentice winner Ricky Martin knows what it take to get a dream career Last night Ricky and Lord Sugar celebrated the fifth anniversary of the company at a swish event in central London. And the former wrestler told The Sun Online those looking to make a splash in the job market need one thing above [...]

3 Growth Strategies From a Tech Company Trying to Disrupt a $325 Million Industry

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Early stage startups are all searching for the same thing: growth strategies to excel their businesses and cultivate loyal customer followings. The influx of startup businesses looking to grow quickly has made the term “growth hacking” one of the top buzz phrases in the startup world. Growth hacking for startups refers to rapid experimentation across marketing channels, and most startups are game to try even the most out-of-the-box ideas to make their marks. Related: 6 Ways You Are Holding Your Business Back -- and What to Do About It MonDevices is one startup that has shaken up its niche by applying growth hacking principles. [...]

‘We need to start thinking strategically about how to make teaching a rewarding …

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Today, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day – a time when countries around the world are asked to celebrate their teachers and to value the work they do. In England, celebrations may be a little muted because, although teaching is a profession that comes high in the league tables in the public's perception of valuable work, teachers themselves too often feel undervalued and overworked. Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), captured the mood of the moment recently when he argued that it was important to make teaching in England "intellectually attractive" again. For this [...]

This new Girl Scouts site is a ‘treasure chest’ of tips for girls to make a difference

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Girl Scouts of the USA is most commonly known for its signature cookies, but the century-old organization plays a unique role in American politics that often goes unnoticed.  More than half of the women serving in Congress, for example, are former Girl Scouts. And Sylvia Acevedo, the organization's CEO, says she regularly learns of Girl Scouts who see injustice or an opportunity to make positive change in their community, and then write letters to their mayor, lobby their state representatives, and sometimes even help change the law.  That's no mistake, Acevedo says. The organization has long encouraged participants to become [...]

Sourcegraph raises $20M to bring more live collaboration to coding

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Quinn Slack thinks we’re close to the future that Back to the Future II promised back in the ’80s — flying cars, artificial intelligence, sending rockets into space and the rest of the whole suite — but there’s a way to get there even faster. That’s why he and his co-founder Beyang Liu started Sourcegraph, a development environment for programmers that’s designed to make it easier to see who is using which lines of code and where while in the development process. The notion Slack employs is that if the coding process speeds up, so does the pace of innovation — [...]

10 Quotes to Help You Not Suck and Be Awesome, According to an Awesomeness Expert

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What’s better than being excellent? Apparently it’s being awesome. And we'll stop you right there: these words are not interchangeable. At least according to Nick Riggle, a philosopher and author of the new book, On Being Awesome. In the book, Riggle outlines “how not to suck,” pulling in real world examples, helping to create a blueprint for achieving awesomeness and providing analyses and tips on the subject of awesomeness. Related: 12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Success “The word awesome as it resonates with us these days has new social meaning; it’s used to talk about social openings and their dynamics,” Riggle writes [...]

Contractor Quick Tips: 5 Interview Questions to ask Contractors

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Leveraging a blended Procurement workforce has been a growing trend in recent years as organizations seek to realize cost savings without compromising on quality in an effort to respond to rapid changes in the market. Procurement and Strategic Sourcing contractors provide the flexibility and expertise necessary to solve short and long-term Supply Management workplace challenges with speed and precision. But how does an organization go about choosing the right fit when hiring a freelance Procurement or Supply Chain resource? To achieve the maximum benefits and ROI of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing contractors, organizations must align their goals and strategy with [...]