Research shows that more diverse environments increase all students’ level of critical thinking, raise levels of their knowledge and awareness, challenge assumptions, and raise levels of their contact connections and communications. Our one-page diversity teaching resource can serve as a classroom tool for facilitating student learning about diversity and its importance.
A new Orleans school leader, who taught in one of the first schools to open after Hurricane Katrina, offers advice to educators in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Read more by clicking here.
The New York Times offers resources for teaching and learning about one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history. Browse lesson plans, tips, and resources to help educators teach their students about Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Teachers can use photos to spark classroom discussions and prompt writing assignments, for example.
An interesting article on what NOT to do when faced with an emergency. Gorvett (2017) notes that “psychologists have known for years that people make self-destructive decisions under pressure. Though news reports focus on miraculous survival, if people escape with their lives it’s often despite their actions – not because of them” (para 7). Read the full article at http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170711-what-not-to-do-in-a-disaster?ocid=ww.social.link.linkedin.
Gorvett, Z. (2017). What not to do in a disaster. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170711-what-not-to-do-in-a-disaster?ocid=ww.social.link.linkedin
Kathy Francis, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management (MACEM), is leading a steering committee to develop a Non-traditional, Registered Apprenticeship Occupation in the field of Emergency Management. Kathy is seeking additional steering committee members. Volunteers will join a group represented by MEMA, MACEM, FEMA EMI Higher Education, MSDE, FCWS, FCPS, and the private sector. This effort launched with the belief that providing the next generation of skilled, educated, and innovative emergency managers in Maryland requires a blend of training, education, and experience. This team is developing a “Learn and Earn” apprenticeship model, typically three years in duration, to build cross-agency partnerships, engage employers, design education and training programs, and provide workplace experiences. Share your interest with Kathy at KFrancis@frederick.edu.
By: Kathy Francis
Kathy Francis will kick-off the EMI Special Interest Group: Collaboration, Connection, and Commitment to Two-Year Emergency Management Programs on Wednesday, August 16 at 3 p.m. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8955592960525376001
The purpose is to increase the exchange of knowledge and broaden and deepen the areas of study and understanding of practice among two-year emergency management institutions. This SIG will convene via webinar(s) to review and update the outcomes report in relation to the many changes in the field and the expected and desired product of our two-year programs. The results will be presented during the FY18 EMI Higher Education Symposium. This group will also work to inspire and motivate FY18 symposium submissions on topics relevant to or supporting two-year institutions. The groups will serve as an advocate between two-year colleges nationwide and EMI, support collaboration and connections between institution program leads, and advance knowledge dissemination. After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.
BY W. CRAIG FUGATE / JULY 12, 2017 / Source: govtech.com/em
In the case of almost any disaster, the fastest response will be from your neighbor.
Far too often, organizations consider the public a liability — something to be rescued in an emergency situation. The opposite is true. The public is one of our greatest resources in times of crisis and should be included as an important part of your resilience planning and training.
Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management Presents
Free DHS-Certified Public-Private Partnerships Workshops
Pre-registration for MACEM’s 2017 Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Career and Technology Education (CTE), Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP) Summer Institute is OPEN!
The week-long program, held at Frederick Community College from July 24th through the 28th, provides professional development to Maryland HSEP high school teachers, and is open to all interested public safety educators.
This year, the team will be touring the site of a severe inland flooding event and observing the recovery efforts in the area. Participants will experience presentations on technical writing, K-9 search and rescue, DHS policy making, Tennessee Emergency Management operations, law enforcement and community colleges, and curriculum updates.
Contact us at 240.629.7970, or register online with a credit card here.
Communications are key to the success of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Accurate information disseminated to the general public, to elected officials and community leaders, as well as to the media, reduces risk, saves lives and property, and speeds recovery. The emergence of new media like the Internet, e-mail, blogs, text messaging, cell phone photos, and the increasing influence of first informers are redefining the roles of government and media. Continue reading
The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center has been redeveloped and contains a wealth of information. REMS supports schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education (IHEs), with their community partners, in the development of high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs) and comprehensive emergency management planning efforts. Established in October 2004 and administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), the REMS TA Center provides a hub of information, resources, training, and services in the field of school and higher education emergency operations planning. They offer virtual and live trainings, technical assistance, planning tools, resources, and a virtual space for project collaboration. Click here to learn more.