Category Archives: School of Arts, Sciences & Education

The Education Invasion

How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids

9781594038815__39887-1483735035-220-290By Joy Pullman
Call Number: LB3060.83 .P85 2017
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In 2009, a conglomerate of unelected, self-appointed officials met behind closed doors to create a set of rules that would outline what children must learn in every grade in core K-12 classes. In 2010, the Obama administration required states to use these rules for curriculum and tests to have a chance at extra federal money during the Great Recession. Three years later, most Americans told pollsters they had no idea what common Core was. Their children were beginning to find out, however. Pullmann tugs on a thread that leads to a big tangle of history, politics, and intrigue that together help explain why small children must sit and cry over math homework while their parents look on helplessly. Early test results suggest Common Core means American kids will learn less. Why, then, did we do it? Who made out like bandits while kids and self-governance suffered? And how can Americans ensure their children won’t be served the same rewarmed brain hash they have rejected time and time again?

Street Marketing

The Future of Guerrilla Marketing and Buzz

51ka1mv8b7l-_sx329_bo1204203200_By Marcel Saucet
Call Number: HF5415.1265 .S28 2015
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This title identifies obstacles impeding conventional communications campaigns in today’s world; the most appropriate responses to these problems might in fact be new marketing concepts. What the book ultimately reveals are the key factors in a successful street marketing campaign.

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success

51o91lt6ejl-_sx322_bo1204203200_By Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman & Kaley Warner Klemp.
Call Number: HD57.7 .D494 2015
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You’ll never see leadership the same way again after reading this book. These fifteen commitments are a distillation of decades of work with CEOs and other leaders. They are radical or provocative for many. They have been game changers for us and for our clients. We trust that they will be for you too. Our experience is that unconscious leadership is not sustainable. It won’t work for you, your team or your organization in the long term. Unconscious leadership can deliver short term results, but the costs of living and leading unconsciously are great. Fear drives most leaders to make choices that are at odds with healthy relationships, vitality and balance. This fear leaves a toxic residue that won’t be as easily tolerated in an increasingly complex business environment. Conscious leadership offers the antidote to fear. These pages contain a comprehensive road map to guide you to shift from fear-based to trust-based leadership. Once you learn and start practicing conscious leadership you’ll get results in the form of more energy, clarity, focus and healthier relationships. You’ll do more and more of what you are passionate about, and less of what you do out of obligation. You’ll have more fun, be happier, experience less drama and be more on purpose. Your team will get results as well. They’ll be more collaborative, creative, energized and engaged. They’ll solve issues faster, and once resolved the issues won’t resurface. Drama and gossip will all but disappear, and the energy and resources that fueled them will be redirected towards innovation and creativity. Any one of these commitments will change your life. All of them together are revolutionary. Leaders who practice the 15 commitments: – End blame and criticism – Speak candidly, openly and honestly, in a way that invites others to do the same – Find their unique genius – Let go of taking everything-especially themselves and their problems-so seriously – Create win for all solutions – Experience a new relationship to time and money where there is always enough What do you need to bring to the table? Be curious. Sounds so simple, and yet in our experience it’s a skill few have mastered. Most of us are far more interested in being right and proving it, than we are in learning, growing and shifting out of our old patterns. By default we gravitate towards the familiar. We’re asking you to take a chance and explore the unfamiliar. You’ll get scared and reactive. We all do. So what? Just stay curious and let us introduce you to a whole new world of leadership.

Library Creative Commons

What do you know about Library’s Creative Commons? We have dedicated PC’s loaded with specialized software not available on normal students computers. This includes software titles such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, Business Plan Pro. Creative Commons environment is conducive to individual study or collaboration.

Also available in Creative Commons is a TV stations a DVD/VHS player.

What is coming soon to Library’s Creative Commons? We plan on adding a MAC computer, Adobe Creative Cloud (Image/Video editing capability), computer stations with webcams for webinars and web-based interviews, other software as needed or identified.
Here is an A-Z list of software titles available in the Creative Commons:


·         SOLIDWORKS 2015 Education Edition
o   eDrawings 2015 x64 Edition
o   SOLIDWORKS 2015 x64 Edition
o   SOLIDWORKS Composer 2015
o   SOLIDWORKS Tools
·         Autodesk
o   Autodesk Design Review 2013
o   Alias Design 2015
o   AutoCAD 2015
o   AutoCAD Architecture 2015
o   AutoCAD Electrical 2015
o   AutoCAD Mechanical 2015
o   AutoCAD Raster Design 2015
o   AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015
o   AutoCAD Utility Design 2015
o   Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2015
o   Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015
o   Autodesk Backburner 2015
o   Autodesk Data Management
o   Autodesk Factory Design Utilities 2015
o   Autodesk Inventor 2015
o   Autodesk Mechanical Simulation Job Manager
o   Autodesk Mudbox 2015
o   Autodesk Recap
o   Autodesk Showcase 2015
o   Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2015
o   Autodesk Simulation Mudflow Advisor 2015
o   Autodesk Sketchbook Designer 2014
o   DWG TrueView 2015
o   Revit 2015
o   Simulation CFD 2015
o   Subassembly Composer 2015

Business Plan Pro

New videos added to Videatives

Hearing the Unheard

Eli, 23 months old, and Matthew, 20 months old, have discovered a small rectangular timer.
We have added new video titles under the “Practice Videos” tab in the Video Streaming Service.
We have added new video titles under the “Practice Videos” tab in the Video Streaming Service.
At the request of our customers who teach others, we have added a section of “Practice Videos” that can be used as assignments or tests.
Three four year old boys writing numbersBoden, Golden and Charlie have just used a measuring tape to determine each boy’s height. Now the children are working to record their measurements on paper.

New Facinating Non-Fiction Titles

Check out our new non-fiction titles, beautifully displayed as you enter the Library through our South side entrance. Dozens of new nursing titles, a collection of rain gardening and foodscaping topics,manufacturing, welding and the list goes on…

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