Techniques on how to handle poverty, trauma, adult learning and the web global education conference 2011 by richard close

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Practical discussion and learning models of Adult Learning, UNESCO Life Skills, Forces of Poverty and the Use of learning technology in poverty. …

Practical discussion and learning models of Adult Learning, UNESCO Life Skills, Forces of Poverty and the Use of learning technology in poverty.
Dr. Joni Schwartz Adj. Professor Speech Communications Guardia Community College Guardia Community College Developer of Downtown Learning Center Brooklyn NY and Richard C Close CEO Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. Developer of Global Learning Framework.
Copyright 2011 Richard C Close
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  • 1. Techniques on How to Handle Poverty, Trauma, Adult Learning and the Web or… " How you can help the push outs." Techniques on How to Handle Poverty, Trauma, Adult Learning and the Web or " You can help the pushouts." Africa Brooklyn, NYC Bridgeport, CT By Richard c. Close CEO Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. Dr. Joni Schwartz Adj. Professor Speech Communications, CUNY – LaGuardia Community College , Brooklyn, NY Global Learning Framework©, Micro Learning Paths© are a Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close Web Education System™ is a Trademark of BASCOM Inc.
  • 2. SpeakersRichard C. Close Dr. Joni SchwartzDirector, Bridgeport Rescue Mission Adj. Professor SpeechLearning Center CommunicationsFounder, Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. CUNY – LaGuardia Community College , Brooklyn NYDeveloper, Global Learning Frameworkhttp://globallearningframework.ning.com Founder, Downtown Learning Centere. rclose@richardclose.info Brooklyn NYTwitter @iamthestory JSchwartz@lagcc.cuny.edu860.248.5424 718-482-6194 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 3. Did they want to drop out? Q. Did they quit? Or were theySan Jose High School graduating pushed out and denied access?only 55% of the 2011 Class 79% of Zambia College Graduates working below their degree Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 4. The World Health Organization defines life skills as: “abilities forAcademic adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to dealDiscord effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life”. The Disconnect WHO/UNESCO Life Skills http://amberscotchburn.wordpress.com/life-skills/ Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 5. Education’s “tracking” path into poverty Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 6. Why do we push out the poor? How do we reverse the damage?Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 7. The Tale Three Programs 1. “I am Africa This is my story…” – African Youth UNESCO PPN Sponsored – Poverty Verses Colonialism 2. NYC Urban Minority Trauma – Brooklyn, NY Youth and Adults – STEM, GED, ESL, Family Skills and Transformation 3. Rescue Mission Women’s Center – Bridgeport CT Adults – Life Skills, Methods & TechnologyGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 8. Case 1: “I am Africa. This is my story…” http://i-am-the-story.ning.com • Educational Workshops • Social Community Portal • YouTube Channel • Train the Trainer ProgramGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 9. Because of the Internet we are seeing poverty’s traditional lies shifting • “You are isolated” • “Denial of education” • “Denial of development resources” • “Denial of global logistics” • “Denial of freedom and rights freedom” • “You are at the mercy of others” • “Life based on fear and survival ” • “You are alone”Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 10. We must fully grasp that this generation is… FearlessGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 11. We must also fully grasp that the are collaborativeGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 12. EmpowerAfricanYouthTellTheirStory Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 13. Learning Community Ning w/ YouTube Channel http://i-am-the-story.ning.com Teaching Platform Ning • Training tool kit • Country & Org Groups • Community platform • Remote support • Free site for small NGOs • Mini-documentariesGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 14. Project Based Learning with digital media, lecture, workshop, media production and publishingGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 15. “I am Africa. This is my story…” Workshops and Certified Training CentersGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 16. OLD Colonial “Knowledge” Model Industrial One WayAuthoritarian Model Instruction Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 17. First Change: “The content and community are everywhere” I’m Here Here ere H Even Way Here Out Here HereHere Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here Here No Over HereBack Here Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 18. We have entered a Global Democracy “We are global community of content and collaboration”Content Global Knowledge Sharing Global Banking Community Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 19. Can we teach with something that seems so complicated and overwhelming? We need a Global Learning Process©Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Self Contained “Local” Course and Content… me-and-my-bubbleAdult Prepare Present Practice PerformanceLearning Traditional Assess Present Test eLearning Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 20. Micro and Macro Change is Already Happening as a Bypass to the classroom Global Change Personal ChangeProblem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Global Learning Framework™ Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 21. “When shared learning over the Internet takes place it creates Macro Learning Collectives called Flash Learning” - RC Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Sharever Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discoverroblem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaboratept Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Sharer Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Shareem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Sharer Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Share Problem Discover Adopt Collaborate Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 22. Youth and Adults are Becoming “Micro – Multinationals”Small & MediumBusinesses Creation Tourism Bottled water Food products Electronics Garment industry Building products Steel Products Stone products Internet Internet Global Agriculture Global Marketing Logistics Weaving Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 23. This Means African Youth are becoming….small and medium size multi-national businesses Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 24. Old myths are being replaced with new values or is it…. Educational system bypass I am part of a global community I have global resources Knowledge is all around me I am part of global community I have entitlement and freedom to build I have life based opportunity I have the power to help others I am not alone Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 25. Remember It is no longer about training people FOR jobs.It is about empowering people who will CREATE jobs. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 26. NOT ONLY IN AFRICA- Young men of color, poverty, trauma andengagement in learning in urban America Joni Schwartz, Ed.D. City University of New York LaGuardia Community College Global Learning Conference 2011
  • 27. “42.8 percent of African-American males graduatedfrom high school, compared to 70.8 percent for their white counterparts.” National Center for Health Statistics (2000) Global Learning Conference 2011 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 28. In the US – a different kind of Poverty • History of racial oppression • Institutionalized racism • Inequality of educational opportunity • Inequality of economic opportunity • Unequal distribution of wealth • Social, collective & individual psychological ramifications • Greatest US civil rights issue Global Learning Conference 2011 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 29. “Black males ages 15-19 die fromhomicide at 46 times the rate of their white counterparts.” National Urban League (2007) Global Learning Conference 2011 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 30. For Young Men of Colorthe ramifications are:African American males:• disproportionally experience violence• Are 5 times more likely to be incarcerated than whites• have high incidence of chronic disease• have highest unemployment rate• disproportionally are placed in special education Latino males:• are more likely to live in poverty• have highest rates of high school non-completion• have highest rates of uninsured Davis, L. (2009) Reparable Harm: Assessing and addressing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in California. Santa Monica, CA, Rand Corporation. Global Learning Conference 2011 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 31. Approximately 50% of young men of color in our country’s urban areas (Orfield, 2004)do not finish high school. It is now well establishedthat the human, as well as economic loss to us as a nation is both epidemic (Bridgeland, 2006) and catastrophic and has only worsened during economic recession ( Harrington, 2009). Global Learning Conference 2011
  • 32. Many of our young men are being pushed out of a school system that is not challenging to their intellect (Bridgeland, 2006), criminalize s them (Nolan, 2010), and exposes them to potential physical violence and emotional trauma. (Rich, 2009)Global Learning Conference 2011
  • 33. “Studies around urban stressors (racism andpoverty) and exposure to violence suggest thatmany young men of color are experiencing PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).” Paxton, Robinson, Shah, Schoeny (2004) Global Learning Conference 2011
  • 34. SOCIETAL & RE-POVERTY EDUCATIONAL ENGAGEMENT TRAUMA IN LEARNING Global Learning Conference 2011
  • 35. Engagement Research Study #1 • Two year phenomenological study • Large urban public four year college • ¾ of freshmen receive need based aid / 90% are students of color • Examined 4 STEM Undergraduate Research relationships – 3 young men of color/ 1 female • Among Findings – Emotional/Affective nature of the relationship Global Learning Conference 2011Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 36. Re-Engagement Research Study #2 • Educational ethnography • Community based GED program • Focused on young men of color and their engagement in learning at the GED program and their transition to college • 35 young men/5 key informants • Among the findings – emotional/affective – engagement/ writing as healing Global Learning Conference 2011Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 37. Impact of Trauma on Learning Research Study #3 & Documentary • Qualitative phenomenological study & documentary • Cultural diversity grant • One community college and one four year college • Sample size 22 young men – ages 18-28 • Relationship between past trauma and learning for current college males of color Global Learning Conference 2011Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 38. Affective Relationship Research studies #1 & #2 AFFECTIVE • Emotive • Academic • Spiritual RECIPROCAL LONG-TERM • Adult • Inside/Outside • Bounded • Multi-Role • Gender/Race • Giving Back Global Learning Conference 2011Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 39. Creating “Safe” Spaces Research Study #1safety healing voice growth Global Learning Conference 2011
  • 40. Creating Spaces for Speaking & Writing the Pain Research Studies 1 &3Recommendations:• Disclaimer from the Instructor• Physical Space• Being vulnerable yourself• White privilege• Reflective/Evaluative Journals• Personal Narratives• Mentoring• Focus and Male Therapeutic Focus Groups Global Learning Conference 2011 Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 41. References• Bridgeland, J., Dilulio, J., Morrison, K. The silent epidemic: perspectives of high school dropouts.Washington DC: Civic Enterprises, 2006.• Davis, L. (2009) Reparable Harm: Assessing and Addressing Disparities Faced by Boys and Men of Color in• California. Santa Monica, CA, Rand Corporation.• Harrington, P. (2009). Labor Market and Fiscal Impacts of Educational Attainment in New York City [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from http://www.multiplepathwaystosuccess com• Morris, R., Schwartz, J., Schwartz, P . (Co Directors & Producers) (2012). The New Normal: Young Men of Color and Educational Trauma (working title) Available from The City University of New York.• National Center for Health Statistics (2000)• National Urban League (2007). State of Black America: Portrait of the Black Male. Silver Male. MD: Beckham Publications Group.• Nolan, K. (2008). The Impact of Order-Maintenance Policing on an Urban School Environment: An Ethnographic Portrait. Voices on Urban Education, Learning Environments (19) 1. Orfield, G. (Ed.). (2004). Dropouts in America: Confronting the graduation rate crisis. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.• Paxton, K.C., Robinson, W.l., Shah, S., and Schoeny, M.E. (2004). Psychological distress for African-American adolescent males: exposure to community violence and social support as factors. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 34(4), 281-295.• Rich, J. , (2009) . Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.• Schwartz, j. (2010). Engaging Out of School Males in Learning. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.• Schwartz, J.(2012) Faculty as UR mentors for students of color: taking Into cccount the costs. Science Education Journal (pending publication). Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 42. Learning Center Classroom Technology By Richard C. Closewww.bridgeportrescuemission.org Education Director Global Learning Framework©, Micro Learning Paths© are a Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close No version can be reproduced in any format without written permission from author Web Education System™ is a Trademark of BASCOM Inc.
  • 43. Bridgeport Rescue Missionwww.bridgeportrescuemission.org Rev. Terry Wilcox Executive Director Bridgeport Rescue Mission 1088 Fairfield, Ave Bridgeport, CT 06605 Phone: 203.333.4087 www.bridgeportrescuemission.org Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 44. Top three needs • Safe place • Love and encouragement • Acceptance as individual • CurriculumGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 45. BRM LC MissionHelping people understand God’s plan in there life by equipping them with the skills for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 46. BRM Learning Center Transformation Map Mission Learning Map Life & Career & Academic Community Competencies Competencies Whole Person, Family & Communities Cultural-Spiritual CompetenciesIt’s not just about technology, it’s about preparing the student for Life. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 47. Integrating development and spiritual processes Poverty and Crisis Based To offer • Work with Biblical Principles Freedom • Problem solving • Critical thinking From The • Effective communication skills • Decision making Patterns • Creative thinking Of the • Interpersonal relationship skills • Self awareness building skills Past and • Empathy Poverty • Coping with stress and emotions Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 48. Curriculum Teaching Methods Methodology • Biblical • Adult Learning • Poverty Life Skills • Project Based Learning • Web 2.0 Collaboration Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 49. Mission Learning Center Curriculum Tracks New Life Program Orientation Transformation Transition Community Interest Commitment 1 Growth 2 Service 3 Responsibility 4 Alumni Education Program & Services English and Math Literacy Spiritual – Biblical – New Life Personal Life Skills Christian Life Style Job Skills - GED Mission Operations Skills Tutor Training Program Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 50. “Discover Your Gifts” Lesson Track Course Track 1. Orientation 2. Learning styles 3. 8 Intelligences 4. How to find resources – Web Searching 5. How to choose positive - media 6. Grief – anger tools 7. Active listening 8. Changing Patterns HIVAIDS 9. Changing Habits 10. Goal setting 11. Job search 12. Expression poetry Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 51. Technology: Classroom Internet Learning Portal Accessible 24 by 7 • Rehabilitation • Literacy training • Family skills • Adult Learning • Career Skills • Life Skills • ESL • K-12 Skills • Childhood • IT Skills • GED Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 52. What the Student ReceivesStudent Rewards: • “Discover Your Gifts” binder • Self assessment sheets • Student sheets • Track certificates • Mission alumni social community • Mission alumni learning portal Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 53. Mission Outcomes BRM Learning Center • Higher graduation rates • Spiritual Leadership • Lifelong Learner • English, math and ESL literacy • Family Competence • Career • Contributing Member CommunityGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 54. Resources: Adult Learning Content and Methods Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 55. Quality GuidanceGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 56. K-12 Foundational Literacy Web Content Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 57. Focused Lessons - ESL, GED and Life Skills Lessons Copyright © 2010 BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. BASCOM, BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., Global Chalkboard, and Web Library are trademarks or registered trademarks of BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. All rights reserved. Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 58. BRM Learning Center Methodology Transformational lesson building: • Adult Learning • Core values • Life skills • Small groups • Web skills Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 59. Adult Learning and Micro Learning Path™Search Discover Adopt Collaborate SharePrepare the individual to be receptive and learn Take initiative to discover and understand Personally accept what is discovered and learned Learn with others Share what you have learned Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 60. Sample Lesson: PoetrySearch Discover Adopt Collaborate ShareDecide the type of poem you will write Read poem styles from web sites Choose a style of poem that fits what you want to express Write, read and listen to group reactions Publish Poem on YouTube Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 61. Sample Lesson: Learning StylesSearch Discover Adopt Collaborate ShareTalk about learning style impact on jobs and family Take online assessment test Discuss if this is you. Read SWOT on how to study. Change habits Compare your experience with others Explain what habits you will change Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 62. The world is waiting… Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in anyKids Kitale Kenya Copyright Richard C. Close School format.
  • 63. Global ChalkBoard– Learning Portal Pete Cirasole President BASCOM 601 Veterans Memorial Hwy. Suite 200 Hauppauge, NY 11788 pete@bascom.com 631.434.6600 www.bascom.comCopyright © 2009 BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. BASCOM, BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc., Global Chalkboard, and Web Library are trademarks or registeredtrademarks of BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Certain uses protected underU.S. Pat. No. 5,987,606. All rights reserved.
  • 64. Questions By Richard C. Close The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. New Milford, CT 06776 rclose@richardclose.info Twitter: this-is-my-story C. 860.248.5424 Chrysalis Site: http://globallearningframework.ning.com Micro Learning Paths, Global Learning Framework, Global Learning Process are Copyright 2011 Richard C. Close Web Education System, My Web Library are Trademark s of Bascom, Inc. www.bascom.com Space Images Copyright NASA. Africa and Brooklyn, NY photography copyright 2007-9 Richard C. Close Africa Campaign “I am Africa. This is my story…” at: http://this-is-my-story.ning.com Sponsored byGlobal Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.
  • 65. Leadership KNOWLEDGE Business Competence Literacy Foundation Micro Learning Paths METHODSProject Based Learning - Groups Adult Learning Life Skills VALUES Spiritual / Cultural Values Global Learning Framework© Copyright 2009 Richard C. Close, No version can be reproduced in any format.