Lifelong Learning will build post-covid world

Will lifelong learning play a role in rebuilding our post-covid world? Yes, according to The International Labour Organization:

According to the guide, building the capacity and engagement of workers’organizations in skills development and lifelong learning, based on a human-centred approach and International Labour Standards, will help build a ‘better normal’ in the post-COVID-19 World.

Read how: https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/11/20/skills-and-lifelong-learning-critical-for-all-workers/

K12 Rebrands Itself as Stride Inc.

Contributing Writer

K12 Inc. — a huge, and often controversial provider of online education — has announced it is rebranding, at the same time it is making a pair of acquisitions that will expand its line of products and services.

The company said its name change, to Stride, Inc., reflects its “continued growth into lifelong learning,” regardless of students’ ages or locations.

Read more here: https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/k12-rebrands-stride-inc-announces-two-acquisitions/

Community Education Corner: Teaching your preschoolers from home

We came across this great column with ideas for activities you can do with your child to build their fine motor skills. Especially apt at this time, but also timeless!

Written By: Shannon Matzdorf, Esko Community Education | Dec 3rd 2020 – 12pm.

Fine motor skills involve the use of hands, fingers, wrist, feet and toes.

Fine motor skills also include daily tasks of zipping up zippers, tying shoes or pulling Velcro and buttoning buttons. Preschool aged children should be exposed to the use of pencils, crayons, markers, glue, paint brushes and scissors.

Giving your preschooler the opportunity to handle these challenges on their own is key to fine motor growth and independence. It is important to offer support along the way, but let them do as much as they are able to independently.

Although markers are fun to use and give a nice bright color when working on projects, it is also important to have preschoolers practice writing with other writing tools. Crayons and pencils are important for teaching a tighter grasp. This will encourage the child to use a bit more hand pressure to leave a mark on the page and help them build up hand strength.

Scissors are also a great tool to teach fine motor strength by building up hand muscles when opening and closing while cutting. Scissors also help develop eye-hand coordination, teach how to cross the midline of the body and build attention skills. Children need to focus on where they are cutting while completing a cutting project.

Visit the story: https://www.pinejournal.com/opinion/columns/6784223-Community-Education-Corner-Teaching-your-preschoolers-from-home