Each year, groups across the nation participate in Remake Learning Days to celebrate all the learning opportunities within our communities. This celebration highlights innovation and opportunities for youth to develop their creativity. Schools, museums, libraries, after-school organizations, universities, and tech start-ups open their doors to host events that allow families and educators to learn together. Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) will be hosting two events in a virtual/hybrid format this year.
Create a Customized Bird Feeder
Participants will plan, design, and create a bird feeder for their own back yard using recycled materials. Before construction, the location, design, and type of bird participants want to attract will be considered. After construction, they will share their designs, as well as, the new avian friends that visit their bird feeders (Bird seed will be available to pick up at our Warren, PA offices). If squirrels or bears are a problem, some participants may want to continue adjusting their bird feeders to make them “squirrel-proof” or “bear-proof”. Free bird seed will be available at the NPRC Warren offices Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., May 12 – 23.
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Writing Across the Curriculum
The expectations for college writing are different than those for high school. Students often struggle with this transition, and instructors often struggle with how to help students meet the expectations for writing in their course or discipline. NPRC has made a commitment to providing and maintaining a welcoming and understanding environment that embraces the diversity of our students and meets their needs, regardless of age, experience, ability, and background. This session is intended to provide specific methods and resources to help instructors facilitate the transfer of writing skills from composition courses to other disciplines and to more clearly articulate the expectations for writing in a specific course or assignment.
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