Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Join us for ‘That’s a Family’ – a Fantastic Workshop on Sat 4/12/14 – Newark, NJ

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Click here to register!

Presented by Dagmar Wojcik (1.5 hours)

In this workshop based on the groundbreaking video That’s a Family, you will see the many different shapes that families take today. Designed especially for elementary-school children, the video takes you in to the lives of children in a variety of family situations, explaining concepts like birth mom, mixed race, guardian, gay and lesbian, and step dad. The film’s message of inclusion and respect for all is a crucial one for children and adults to learn.

When:  Saturday April 12, 2014

Where: FOCUS Hispanic Center
441-443 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $15 (light refreshments will be served)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 4, 2014

For registration details, invoice, information or other questions, please contact Jessica Heiberg at: 908-789-0259

*This training is hosted by Iya Brown, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador, Essex County

Newark’s Oliver Street School students win national STEM prize

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


NEWARK — Oliver Street Elementary School was one of five schools nationwide to win the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a competition that asks students to apply STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) solutions to fix problems in their communities.

Oliver Street students won $140,000 for “Guarding the Water Supply,” a project they researched and designed to clean up the polluted Passaic River by designing a system of sewer grates to reduce the amount of street garbage flowing into the river.

“Oliver Street School’s outstanding response to Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest reflects the hard work, ingenuity and creative thought that STEM education is all about,” Assistant Superintendent Mitchell Center said. “When challenged to relate their classroom learning and knowledge of 21st century technology directly to their own neighborhood, these bright and engaged students saw a grassroots opportunity to step up as environmental stewards of the Passaic River.”

Oliver and the other four winning schools — from Miami, Philadelphia, Yakima, Wash., and Sunburst, Mont., — were chosen from 2,300 schools around the nation.

Oliver Street STEM students presented their prototype at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas earlier this month. They were selected as one of five winners through a national crowd-sourcing campaign.

The students have been working on the project since the fall. They will choose prizes from Samsung products, including printers, touchscreen displays and other monitors. The students will be honored next month at a luncheon in Washington, D.C. with lawmakers.

The students explain their Guarding the Water Supply project in this video.

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6/7/13 Social Networking for Orgs & Programs – only a few spaces left! #socialmedia

Monday, May 6th, 2013

NJSACC Presents: Social Networking for Orgs & Programs 3/1/2013

Click here to register!
*registration closes on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Are you a small business owner, a non-profit organization, or afterschool care professional? Come and join us for this very special workshop and learn the essentials to social networking for your organization or program. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn:

  1. how to sign up, create and work with a Facebook page
  2. how to sign up, create and work with a Twitter page
  3. social media and social networking terminology such as “likes,” “followers,” “hash tags” and “tweets”
  4. how to find potential “followers” and engage with “fans”
  5. basic steps to attracting and promoting to an online audience
  6. basic etiquette / rules regarding communicating online to your audience

To help facilitate your learning, please bring or have ready, the following items to the workshop:

  1. A laptop with the ability to connect to our internet network wirelessly via WI-FI
  2. Access to an active e-mail address for signup purposes
  3. An online link to a website or webpage of your choice (e.g., http://njsacc.org)
  4. A digital file of an image (preferably square shaped – jpg/gif) or logo. This image will be used as your profile picture for Facebook and twitter
  5. Some text that you’d like to send out to your followers. This must be 140 characters or less.
  6. Some great ideas for how you envision engaging your audience!
   
Who Should Attend: Any child care provider (infant – school age)
  Program Coordinator
  Non-Profit Organization
  Small Business Owner
   
When: Friday, June 7th, 2013
   
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
   
Where: First Baptist Church of Westfield
170 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
   
Cost: $25
   
  Click here to register!

*Registration closes Tuesday, June 4, 2013

About the Trainer:

Adam Cruz is NJSACC’s Communications Coordinator and a social networking guru for many creative professionals including small business owners, artists, and entrepreneurs. In addition, Adam has facilitated various DJ and music workshops to school age children during New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) annual “Young Writers’ Workshop,” a specialized residency program for up to five after-school agencies that teaches students the importance of literacy through writing and creative expressions.

For More information about registration and/or payment please contact Jessica Heiberg at: 908-789-0259 or via email at: jessicaheiberg@njsacc.org

Great feedback from our last Social Networking Workshop – register now for the next session on Fri 6/7/13

Friday, April 5th, 2013

NJSACC Presents: Social Networking for Orgs & Programs 3/1/2013

Click here to register!
*registration closes on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Are you a small business owner, a non-profit organization, or afterschool care professional? Come and join us for this very special workshop and learn the essentials to social networking for your organization or program. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn:

  1. how to sign up, create and work with a Facebook page
  2. how to sign up, create and work with a Twitter page
  3. social media and social networking terminology such as “likes,” “followers,” “hash tags” and “tweets”
  4. how to find potential “followers” and engage with “fans”
  5. basic steps to attracting and promoting to an online audience
  6. basic etiquette / rules regarding communicating online to your audience

To help facilitate your learning, please bring or have ready, the following items to the workshop:

  1. A laptop with the ability to connect to our internet network wirelessly via WI-FI
  2. Access to an active e-mail address for signup purposes
  3. An online link to a website or webpage of your choice (e.g., http://njsacc.org)
  4. A digital file of an image (preferably square shaped – jpg/gif) or logo. This image will be used as your profile picture for Facebook and twitter
  5. Some text that you’d like to send out to your followers. This must be 140 characters or less.
  6. Some great ideas for how you envision engaging your audience!
   
Who Should Attend: Any child care provider (infant – school age)
  Program Coordinator
  Non-Profit Organization
  Small Business Owner
   
When: Friday, June 7th, 2013
   
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
   
Where: First Baptist Church of Westfield
170 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
   
Cost: $25
   
  Click here to register!

*Registration closes Tuesday, June 4, 2013

About the Trainer:

Adam Cruz is NJSACC’s Communications Coordinator and a social networking guru for many creative professionals including small business owners, artists, and entrepreneurs. In addition, Adam has facilitated various DJ and music workshops to school age children during New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) annual “Young Writers’ Workshop,” a specialized residency program for up to five after-school agencies that teaches students the importance of literacy through writing and creative expressions.

For More information about registration and/or payment please contact Jessica Heiberg at: 908-789-0259 or via email at: jessicaheiberg@njsacc.org

A 2nd session added! Social Networking for Orgs & Programs 6/7/2013

Monday, January 28th, 2013

NJSACC Presents: Social Networking for Orgs & Programs 3/1/2013

Click here to register!
*registration closes on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Are you a small business owner, a non-profit organization, or afterschool care professional? Come and join us for this very special workshop and learn the essentials to social networking for your organization or program. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn:

  1. how to sign up, create and work with a Facebook page
  2. how to sign up, create and work with a Twitter page
  3. social media and social networking terminology such as “likes,” “followers,” “hash tags” and “tweets”
  4. how to find potential “followers” and engage with “fans”
  5. basic steps to attracting and promoting to an online audience
  6. basic etiquette / rules regarding communicating online to your audience

To help facilitate your learning, please bring or have ready, the following items to the workshop:

  1. A laptop with the ability to connect to our internet network wirelessly via WI-FI
  2. Access to an active e-mail address for signup purposes
  3. An online link to a website or webpage of your choice (e.g., http://njsacc.org)
  4. A digital file of an image (preferably square shaped – jpg/gif) or logo. This image will be used as your profile picture for Facebook and twitter
  5. Some text that you’d like to send out to your followers. This must be 140 characters or less.
  6. Some great ideas for how you envision engaging your audience!
   
Who Should Attend: Any child care provider (infant – school age)
  Program Coordinator
  Non-Profit Organization
  Small Business Owner
   
When: Friday, June 7th, 2013
   
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
   
Where: First Baptist Church of Westfield
170 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
   
Cost: $25
   
  Click here to register!

*Registration closes Tuesday, June 4, 2013

About the Trainer:

Adam Cruz is a social media and social networking consultant for many creative professionals including small business owners, artists, and entrepreneurs. Adam has also facilitated various DJ and music workshops to school age children during New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) annual “Young Writers’ Workshop,” a specialized residency program for up to five after-school agencies that teaches students the importance of literacy through writing and creative expressions.

For More information about registration and/or payment please contact Jessica Heiberg at: 908-789-0259 or via email at: jessicaheiberg@njsacc.org