The City of Henderson has developed a great working relationship with several cities in Korea. As part of our strategic alliance agreements with them, we are working to develop new businesses and jobs in Henderson. At the same time, we have also created new educational partnerships.
Last year, the government officials of Dobong a suburb near Seoul – made a generous and very interesting offer to the residents of Henderson. They hosted (all expenses paid) six (6) college students to visit Dobong this summer.
The criteria to participate include (but not limited to):
Student must be an American citizen
Student must be fluent in spoken English
Student must be between 18 and 25 years old
Currently enrolled at a college/university for fall 2011
Be an ambassador on behalf of Henderson (must attend two briefings at City Hall prior to going to Korea and one de-briefing after returning from the Camp)
Have no serious health issues
Pass a background check
Participants will be required to execute a liability release in favor of the City of Henderson and Henderson- Korea Business Services
This 5-week program runs from June 22- July 27, 2011.
The Dobong government will pay for all travel expenses, lodging and food costs. The students will stay in a hotel (the first week for orientation) and will then be hosted by two Dobong families for the balance of the summer. All incidental expenses (gifts, souvenirs, etc) will be borne by the student.
If interested, please email Maiqui.Hertzog@cityofhenderson.com the following information, on or before March 31, 2011 to be considered in our competitive pool of applicants. Oral interviews are planned for the week of April 11th.
Application for Dobong 2011; Link to: (DOC)
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Kathryn Damm, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at Nevada State College, will be a featured speaker at next month’s15th annual Healthcare Educator Institute in Ontario, Calif., discussing how to use technology to engage students.
The 15th annual Healthcare Educator Institute seeks to provide 90 educators in California with creative teaching strategies, including utilizing technology and multimedia in the classroom, to enhance the learning experience in health occupation programs.
Her seminars at the healthcare educator conference on April 18 will focus on how best to utilize technology to create a student-centered classroom and increase student engagement.
Selected for her award-winning experience in promoting innovative teaching techniques, Damm utilizes technology at Nevada State College to relate material to students real lives and encourage them to think critically and independently.
Since its inception, Nevada State College and professors like Damm have been at the forefront of incorporating technology into the educational experience.
I am proud to have this opportunity to share with other educators some of the technology-based strategies we are using at Nevada State College to engage students, said Damm.
Damm received her bachelor of arts degree in human development, bachelor of science degree in psychology, and doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She joined the faculty of Nevada State College in 2008 and has taught a range of courses in the psychology department. Recently, she participated in the Teaching Fellows Institute, a Blackboard Catalyst award winning program designed to use technology to advance excellence in teaching and student service. This summer, she will serve as the facilitator leading the Teaching Fellows Institute for other faculty fellows at Nevada State College.