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Dec 18, 2014

Axing of adult classes 'gutting'
Manawatu Standard
Nayland College is ending its community education programme, a blow to 75 tutors as well as the hundreds of adults taking the night classes.

Dec 12, 2014

Equipped for the Future – How Faribault Public Schools Community Education is a Partner in ...
What is Community Education? The philosophy of Faribault Public Schools Community Education is to provide opportunities for local citizens and ...

Almost 42 thousand took part in lifelong learning in 2013
Statistics Iceland - News » News
The share of the population aged 25-64 taking part in lifelong learning increased somewhat since 2003. In 2003, 22.3% of the population took part in ...

Dec 6, 2014

Guests: Think holistically about education
The Seattle Times
to “how do we build and maintain capacity for lifelong learning?” ... comprehensive approach that builds a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

Nov 24, 2014

Lifelong learning and the plastic brain
Medical Xpress
Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt. Now researchers are asking if new ...

Lifelong learning helps you differently
He said: "I've always believed in lifelong learning as it improves your knowledge, your skill set and most importantly, your ability to see things in ...

Nov 11, 2014

Press Release: New York City Mayor Announces $150 Million Investment to Convert Lowest-Performing Schools Into Community Schools

Oct 30, 2014

Osher Institute offers lifelong learning through Texas Tech
For senior citizens of 50 or older who love learning but hate tests, OLLI has answers. The abbreviation stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, ...

Oct 26, 2014

The Future of Lifelong Learning

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning
Open Colleges
Lifelong learning is now recognized by educators, governing bodies, accreditation organizations, certification boards, employers, third-party payers, ...

Life-long learning institute coming to Niagara
The concept of lifelong learning isn't new: a number of other regions in Ontario already have them. The McGill Community for Lifelong Learning in ...

Oct 17, 2014

Is Community Education Coming Back!!!??

Parents, students invited to help Flint schools, Crim Fitness Foundation reinvent community education

Community education, originally developed in 1935 through a partnership between Flint Community Schools, Charles Stewart Mott and Frank Manley, is designed to provide community-based schools with after-school and summer programming built upon community collaboration and partnership, use of existing school and community facilities, and coordination of services.

Oct 6, 2014

TCEA to dissolve; Become part of Foundation

Read letter to Membership at this link...

Oct 3, 2014

5 quotes about Lifelong Learning...
1) Any one who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. Henry Ford
2) Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. W.B.Yates
3) You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love. Julia Child
4) There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn. Gordon B. Hinkley
5) Learning makes you to stay forever young. Commit yourself to lifelong learning. Lailah Gifty Akita

Up-to-date skills system crucial for lifelong learning, NIACE says
Training Journal
NIACE were responding to Prime Minister David Cameron's speech today, in which he reaffirmed his pledge for three new million apprenticeship ...

Sept 25, 2014

Plugging the skills gap with continuous learning
Training Journal
Greater focus should be given to relevant, lifelong learning, rather than singular, isolated crash courses. Without Government support, investing in ...

Ego Non Te Absolvo: Lifelong Learning Isn't Only for Other People

Library Journal ⋅ Dorothea Salo
DorotheaSalo New 3 14 Ego Non Te Absolvo: Lifelong Learning Isn't Only for I found myself drawn into odd conversations with librarians, archivists, ...

Sept 18, 2014

College-level classes at WWU help widow adjust to life in new hometown of Bellingham
Bellingham Herald
She decided the only way to make friends was to try something new. She enrolled in the Academy for Lifelong Learning through Western Washington ...

Libraries Are a Center for Lifelong Learning
The Ledger
The modern public library might better be described as a "center for lifelong learning." That concept of a library is closer to the reality of what libraries ...

Lifelong learning in museums and music halls
If I were to describe myself in two words, “lifelong learner” would probably come to mind instantly. I feel more like a student even when I'm giving ...

September 12, 2013

WCU launches lifelong learning in Cullowhee, Asheville
Asheville Citizen-Times
CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has founded a lifelong learning institute aimed at people ages 50 and older, called LIFE@Western ...

Education … a missed opportunity in Muskoka?
Muskoka could truly be a leader in promoting community education for all. Working in collaboration with existing educational institutions and groups, ...

Technology keeps you young with lifelong learning
State Journal
“I'm going to tell you a big truth. You probably won't believe it; many of you will even forget it before the day's over.” “I'm going to tell you a big truth.

Happy Happy Birthday, Helen Kimsey! August 28

Helen Kimsey birthday

Aug 28, 2014

This is what lifelong learning in medicine should look like

KevinMD.com ⋅ Wes Fisher, MD
When doctors, nurses, technologists and health care teams learn this way it's sustainable for a lifetime for one simple reason: Because it's enjoyed.

Aug 21, 2014

101-year-old takes lifelong learning to heart
The Tennessean
The group is attending one in a series of lectures called KEY Lifelong Learning at Vol State. KEY stands for Keep Educating Yourself. Allene Byars, a ...

CHECK IT OUT: Free service facilitates lifelong learning
Crestview News Bulletin
Lifelong learning is important no matter where you are starting and regardless of income or circumstances. For the past decade, the ...

Aug 14, 2014

Community ed class teaches more than girl power
Farmington Independent
A new program offered through Farmington Community Education is teaching there's a little more to being a girl than just a pretty pink color.

Letter: Lifelong Learning Is Key
Times Record
Libraries are critical for healthy and vibrant communities. Libraries are ideally suited and positioned to be the place where preschool-aged children ...

Aug 7, 2014

Associations: The New Lifelong Learning Hubs
Associations Now
Today's professionals are looking for lifelong learning and credentials to advance their careers. With dramatic shifts disrupting traditional education ...

What PIL Teaches Us About Lifelong Learning | Peer to Peer Review
Library Journal
The latest bulletin, a preliminary report in a two-year IMLS-supported Lifelong Learning Study, describes trends discerned through interviews with 65 ...

Interest Circles
OLLI @Berkeley
What is an Interest Circle? An Interest Circle is a self-organized, self-governing discussion or activity group, proposed by OLLI members and ...

Aug 1, 2014

WCU launching new lifelong learning program for WNC retirees

Live and Learn
Wake Forest teams up with the Arts Council to create a new lifelong learning course geared towards seniors

Extra: Learning happens at every age

July 27, 2014

Lindy LindemannLost a dear friend and supporter.
A great tribute to Lindy Lindemann. Surprised to learn he was in one of the Our Gang movies as a child! As an adult, he was instrumental in supporting TCEA, and indispensable in forming the Foundation. An amazing legacy.

July 24, 2014

Sheffield's lifelong learning under threat, say students
Times Higher Education
Sheffield has confirmed that it is to make major changes to the Institute for Lifelong Learning (TILL) after the number of part-time students fell from ...

July 17, 2014

Kristian Ujlaki: Library as a third space and lifelong learning
Cycling for Libraries
Hi, my name is Kristian Ujlaki and for 15 years I work at public library in Koprivnica, town in Croatia with about 30.000 inhabitans. I am senior librarian ...

Lifelong learning, art courses top list of interests in higher education survey
Mountain Mail Newspaper
Lifelong learning and art courses topped the list of interests in a recent survey about higher education within Chaffee County. More than 600 county ...

Healthy living takes lifelong learning
Connect Savannah.com
Healthy living takes lifelong learning. By Charles H. Morris. Charles H. Morris (right) with Canyon Ranch Institute President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., ...

July 11, 2014

Wise Business Plans Proud to Announce New Support for Lifelong Learning in 2014
PR Web (press release)
Continuing education is not only a path to continued success at your job, it's also become part of the entertainment landscape in this information age.

Universities need to open up to lifelong learning
University World News
Here, lifelong learning is much more institutionalised and is supported by national legislation and initiatives to provide education for all at all times.

Lifelong learning is a lasting option at Rollins College
Orlando Sentinel
Every high school student wrestles with the decision: as they approach their graduate date, should they go straight on to college? Take a year off?

July 4, 2014

I'm Taking a Stance Against “The Pursuit of Lifelong Learning”
Udacity Blog
Let me explain. First, I want to distinguish between “lifelong learning” and lifelong learning. The first is a phrase, the second a behavior. The behavior I ...

“Always say Never”
Ocala (blog)
Inspiration for this blog came from watching a series of old James Bond movies, shopping at Lowe's, and a commitment to lifelong learning as a Doctor ...

An Education in Fun
San Antonio Magazine
The Community Education programs at several of San Antonio's area school districts, including North East and Northside Independent School Districts ...

June 26, 2014

Lifelong learning delays dementia by nearly a decade
Lifelong learning delays dementia by nearly a decade. "Doing cognitive activities at least three times a week was highly protective," said lead author ...

Knowledge economy requires lifelong learning
University World News
Lifelong learning is becoming part of the new pattern. The professional sector understands better than the academic sector how important it is to be ...

From Photoshop to Pole Fitness,'30 Classes in 30 Days' Promotes Lifelong Learning
To raise awareness about the benefits — both professional and personal — of lifelong learning, and to spread the word about Allclasses, a search ...

June 21, 2014

'We can all come together'
Bowling Green Daily News
Children gather around a robotic school bus Wednesday, june 18, 2014, at Bowling Green-Warren County Community Education's Stand for Children ...

June 13, 2014

Time for NZ to rebuild adult and community education

Flint Community Schools looks to public for input on community education in district

My View: Lifelong learning helps teachers, students

June 6, 2014

Brisbane Times
Lifelong learning could be nipped in the bud under university changes
Brisbane Times
As an online tutor of more than five years, I have had the privilege of teaching many adults who realise that lifelong learning is the key to success.

In Pursuit of Lifelong Learning

AVG Blogs ⋅ Judith Bitterli
Many of us have embraced the concept of lifelong learning, which is a great concept not only because it keeps us engaged with society, but also helps ...

Make Lifelong Learning a Family Affair

Kumon North America ⋅ Kumon North America
The inspiration of the Kumon Method began with a father's love for his son and desire to help him to excel in school. As a Kumon parent, you ...

May 30, 2014

Mesquite ISD Community Education is offering several camps to help keep kids involved this summer.
Community education also offers several other classes, which include an arts camp, a drama camp and several sports camps.

Robben Island prison graduate urges lifelong learning
Life imprisonment an opportunity to study...

Flint community asked to help school district reinvent community education at forum
Flint MI making a comeback for Community Education?

May 15, 2014

One CE Center closes... Worry over closure of education centre

One CE Center succeeds...One Year into Lifelong Learning

May 8, 2014

More people need to embrace lifelong learning: HR experts
Channel News Asia

SINGAPORE: Some human resource experts said a mindset change is needed to encourage more in Singapore to embrace lifelong learning.

Continuing Education at KSC devotes lifelong learning
Kyle Bailey / Photo Editor: Continuing Education devotes to advocating for lifelong learning in the New England Area. Jasmin added summer courses ...

Top 15 Insights About Neuroplasticity, Emotions and Lifelong Learning
Huffington Post
What does modern brain and mind science have to offer to improve education, health and quality of life? Here you have some of the most popular ...

NYC Book Club Goes Topless 'To Make Reading Sexy,' Succeeds (NSFW PHOTOS)

Eric Gordon: How Games Promote Lifelong Learning and Civic Engagement
As lifelong learning becomes an increasingly important focus in adult education, how do you envision engagement games contributing to this area?

May 1, 2014

SEU: College, lifelong learning sustains democracy
Daily Nebraskan
What is the value of education? More importantly, why are we really here? Some cynics might argue that we're just cogs in the machine. My answer is: ...

Library to help pilot three gig-powered Mozilla community education projects | Chattanooga Public ...
The Chattanooga Public Library is in a unique position to be innovative. On the one hand, having an award-winning and future-focused leadership ...

April 25, 2014

Swingtime: West Coast swing class represents exercise and fun for students
Sioux City Journal
A part of the college's Institute for Lifelong Learning, the course is open to all Lifelong Learning members. For more information on times, fees and ...

April 19, 2014

True Confessions of a Lifelong Learner
Tallahassee.com (blog)
For its spring semester, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FSU, an organization targeted at the 50+ crowd, offered a class called “Passion ...

April 10, 2014

The brilliant Isaac Asimov, on Lifelong Learning: People think of education as something that they can finish. You have everybody looking forward to no longer learning, and you make them ashamed afterward of going back to learning. Make it possible for them to enjoy learning, and they’ll keep it up.

Lifelong learning starts and ends with you
Herald and News
Lifelong learning starts and ends with you By DAVE MARTINEZ H&N Web Manager Herald and News | 0 comments. Staring at a computer screen all ...

April 5, 2014

Get in pole position with festival of learning
Irish Examiner
Aspiring pole-dancers, poets, and photographers can take some free lessons during Cork's Lifelong Learning Festival next week. From Monday, April ...

Mar 28, 2014

Discovery chairman John Hendricks to step down to pursue lifelong learning academy
Washington Post
When the founder of Discovery Communications announced last week that he was retiring from the cable programming giant, he was not marking an ...

CAREY DENMAN: Appreciate the wonder of lifelong learning
Rapid City Journal
As a person devoted to lifelong learning, I get the privilege of following my interests — and helping my children understand more about their own.

Beyond four years: Learning is a LifeLong experience
The Captain's Log
Director of the LifeLong Learning Society Jane Sulzberger said about three quarters of the classes are taught by either current CNU professors or ...

Curiosity, friendship drive learning among retirees
Centre Daily Times
“The whole enterprise of online learning is geared to lifelong learning,” Pollack said. Walsh said his family is happy he's staying active. And he hopes ...

Higher 'Professional' Ed, Lifelong Learning to Stay Employed, Quantified Self, and Libraries ...
Library Hat ⋅ Bohyun (Library Hat)
As the economy almost forces people to take up the practice of lifelong learning to simply stay employed, the friction between the traditional goal of ...

Mar 21, 2014

The Importance of Lifelong Learning | Approved Colleges
The Importance of Lifelong Learning. A major issue recent college graduates are faced with is the lack of available jobs in the current economy.

Building Utopia: What is a community education system?
Building Utopia ⋅ Andrew Atkin
Well here's how I would envisage it. For a start community education means community education, and therefore bottom up - not top down. So it would ...

For those with brain injuries, community education key to rehabilitation

Northern Virginia Daily
STEPHENS CITY -- In 2011, Marley Robertson of Stephens City, then 24, had the next three years of her life planned. But when a tractor trailer struck ...

Mar 14, 2014

Build your child a library for a lifelong learning habit
Visalia Times-Delta
Build your child a library for a lifelong learning habit. Want to raise a child who loves to learn? ... Build your child a library for a lifelong learning habit ...

Mar 8, 2014

Ben Dunlap: The life-long learner | Talk Video | TED - TED.com
TED Theme: The Creative Spark
... Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.

Feb 22, 2014

Providence schools win $3-million grant to teach 'soft' skills crucial to lifelong learning
The Providence Journal
Sen. Jack Reed, Governor Chafee, Mayor Angel Taveras and Providence School Supt. Susan Lusi, from left, at Tuesday's announcement of the “Mind ...

Consider Dynamic Pricing in Lifelong Learning | LERN
LERN ⋅ kate
Dynamic pricing is common in the business sector. It ought to be more common in the field of lifelong learning. LERN has long advocated you offer ...

Feb 17, 2014

When average is over, lifelong learning is key – K Ranga Krishnan
The Malaysian Insider
In a recent book titled "Average Is Over", noted economist Tyler Cowen talks about how income disparity has increased and will continue to increase in ...

Marshall McLuhan as Educationist, Part 7: Media Literacy, Lifelong Learning & the Training of ... McLuhan Galaxy ⋅ Alex Kuskis
A repository of McLuhan-related news, conferences, events, books, articles, links & general information.

Feb 7, 2014

Friends of the Libraries: Libraries a spot for lifelong learning
Daily Pilot
But it is more likely to occur with adult lifelong learning programs. And what are they? Well, book and film discussions and cultural performances, like ...

A Field Guide to Lifelong Learning | Darling Magazine ⋅ Margaret Everton
A Field Guide to Lifelong Learning. fieldguide5. The world is your intellectual wilderness. You are an explorer traversing foreign terrain, taking with you ...

Jan 24, 2014

No age limit on learning
Sandusky Register - The reconfiguration of the decades-old program is partially prompted by the college creating a new Lifelong Learning department. Anyone who is 50 ...

Learning Institute great opportunity for seniors, otheres
Mason City Globe Gazette - If you are retired or just staying at home and looking for something fun and different to do, consider the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) that's held fall ...

Curiosity, aka Lifelong Learning, by Margaret Henderson
Letters to a Young Librarian (Jessica Olin) - My grandmother was also a living lesson in lifelong learning, even before it was a trendy topic in education. At 58 years old, she went back to school to ...

The Community Education Building: A swanky home for Wilmington ...
The News Journal - (Left to right): Jesus Urdiales, school leader for the Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School; Sally Maldonado, school leader at Kuumba Academy ...

Consultant: Joint Community Education and Recreation Program ...
West Central Tribune - WILLMAR — A consultant says the Willmar School District's and City of Willmar's Community Education and Recreation Program is the most robust, ...

Jan 19, 2014

End of an era as Western cuts Lifelong Learning program
La Crosse Tribune
2014-01-05T00:00:00Z End of an era as Western cuts Lifelong Learning programBy PATRICK B. ANDERSON | panderson@lacrossetribune.com La ...

Jan 17, 2014

Being handy requires lifelong learning
Glens Falls Post-Star
I want to know, for example, why a 110-amp circuit has a neutral wire, but a 220 doesn't. The very word “circuit” suggests a sort of circular arrangement ..

Saddleback College Community Education is thrilled to offer a grant ...
Aliso Laguna News
Mission Viejo, CA—Saddleback College Community Education is thrilled to offer a grant-funded project for military veterans, active duty personnel, ...

Jan 3, 2014

Happy New Year Community Educators!

As we begin the year 2014 I am reminded of all of the New Year’s resolutions that I have made in the past. Most of them only lasted a few days and at most a month. However, one resolution that I have kept each year is to promote the concept of Lifelong Learning. Whether it is through the Texas Community Education Association, giving workshops, speeches, or to strangers that I meet, I stress the importance of keeping one’s mind fresh and inquiring. Community Education is more important than ever, we live in the world of electronic communication; social media; computers and apps. While youngsters in school have no fear of these new gadgets, many of us struggle to keep up. What better way than to learn with others of like mind. Times are changing, empty nesters wonder what to do with their time, single parents wonder how to cope; computer skills become obsolete; others find they now have the time to pursue what they have always wanted to learn. Lifelong Learning is a challenge to all of us and we must meet it. Make sure that your local school district or community center has not forgotten about you. If they have, then make your voice heard. It is too easy to take things for granted and then they are only missed once they have disappeared. Become an advocate today.
Best wishes for the New Year.
Helen Kimsey, Executive Director
Texas Community Education Association

Brothers embrace lifelong learning at Rollins
Seminole Voice
The Rollins' Center for Lifelong Learning offers liberal studies classes for students ages 50 and older, covering everything from arts and literature.

Heng Swee Keat calls for parents' active partnership in children's ...
Channel News Asia
... Heng Swee Keat has called for a concerted effort from stakeholders to support every student to be an engaged learner, ready for lifelong learning.

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...the process by which the citizens in a school district, using the resources and facilities of the district, organize to support each other and to solve their mutual education problems and meet their mutual lifelong needs

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TCEA becomes part of Foundation

Read letter to Membership at this link...

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All I ever need to know I learned from community education

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