Welcome to Learning is for Everyone of Tampa

LIFE of Tampa welcomes everyone, of all races, ethnicities, religions, family compositions, sexual orientations, learning styles, lifestyles, abilities and disabilities, and asks only that rules of civility, kindness and compassion be honored by all, for all.

This homepage and our online discussion group serve as an announcement and resource list for a variety of activities and events.

Visit LIFE of Florida for a great list of statewide and general learning resources.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Home Learning Network in Dec: Homeschooling for the Holidays

Join us at the Jimmy Keel Public Library in Carrollwood, on Monday, December 1 at 7:30pm for our free monthly Home Learning Network meeting.

This month, we'll be talking about homeschooling during the holidays. You don't have to choose between holiday activities like cooking, readying for friends and family and shopping, or homeschooling, worrying that your kids will loose precious learning time over the holidays.

The holidays are precious learning time -- from learning about cultural and religious traditions, to considering socioeconomic issues, to writing cards and letters, to important discussion and sharing time with and about family and friends.

So come de-stress with homeschooling friends, share ideas and insights, and take the opportunity the holidays offer to consider a richness of learning far beyond, and more enduring than anything you'll ever find in books or curricula.

Jimmy Keel Public Library is at 2902 West Bearss Avenue in Tampa.

All are welcome - See you Monday!

Terri Willingham
Learning is for Everyone
LIFE of Florida
LIFE of Tampa

Monday, November 17, 2008

Water Atlas Training Opportunity for Tampa Bay Area Private School & Homeschool Teachers

Pinellas County’s Watershed Management Division is holding a training session & workshop in the use of the Water Atlas website and the associated curricula. The Water Atlas is a website that houses water quality data, documents, and a great deal of educational material. A new component “near real-time data” is online and we’ll be instructing on its’ use also. A set of curricula has been written for use with the Water Atlas, and a new set of curricula is being introduced for the new component. The curricula are available directly from the website, just go to education and click on ‘Curriculum for Teachers’. There you will find PDF and Microsoft Wordtm versions of the Teacher’s Guides and Student Handouts.

The training is provided free of charge and lunch will be provided.

We are introducing the new Near Real-Time Data Component of the Atlas and it’s curricula.

When: November 24th from 9:00am-3:30pm
Where: Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center
Auditorium 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.

We provide use of computers, take home training supplies, and lunch.

To register contact Melissa Harrison or Anamarie Rivera via
e-mail MHarrison@PinellasCounty.org or ARivera@PinellasCounty.org

If you have a vegetarian meal preference, please let us know when you register.

If you are interested and cannot attend, please let us know so we can schedule additional training sessions.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Florida KidCare “Act-Out for Health” Contest - Deadline 12/5

Only One Month to Submit Your Entry

Florida KidCare "Act-Out for Health" Contest Deadline Approaching

Tallahassee – The deadline to submit PSA and print advertisement
entries to the Florida KidCare Act-Out for Health Contest is quickly
approaching on December 5th. Middle and high school students from
across the state can produce a 30 second television commercial PSA or
create a print advertisement promoting Florida KidCare, a state and
federally funded program for uninsured children.

A recent study by the University of Florida Institute for Child Health
Policy identified children 12 through 18 years old as the largest
population of uninsured children in Florida. The contest encourages
students to use creative messages and images to demonstrate the
importance of having quality healthcare.

Students can win scholarships Best Buy gift cards and money for their
school. Winning entries may be featured on television or newspapers
and magazines across the state during the 2009 Florida KidCare media

Florida KidCare "Act-Out for Health" PSA Contest


Contest Deadline: Friday, December 5, 2008 at 4 p.m.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November Home Learning Network: Teaching With Current Events

– Or How to Keep Civic Passion Instructive

Join us Monday, November 3, at 7:30pm at Jimmy Keel Public Library at 2902 West Bearss Avenue in Tampa. We’ll be (at least starting out) talking about how to teach with current events.

Civic passions are running high – it’s a great time to teach kids about participatory democracy, American history, Language Arts, Sociology, Mass Media, distinguishing between facts and opinions, and dozens of other subjects.

Come share resources and ideas, ask questions, and help answer them. We’ll meet by the information table near the children’s area.

See you Monday!

Terri Willingham
Learning is for Everyone
LIFE of Florida
LIFE of Tampa