Calling scientists of all colors | Science News for Students

Calling scientists of all colors | Science News for Students

Calling scientists of all colors | Science News for Students

Science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — will benefit from inputs that reflect a diversity of viewpoints, experiences and cultures. Never meeting people who “look” like you can serve as a barrier to encouraging the participation in STEM of underrepresented minorities, such as African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans. Meet some people who have hurdled that barrier and now thrive in research. Read more: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/calling-scientists-all-colors

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Becoming a Teacher in California (Online Teaching Program) | To Be a Teacher Collab

Becoming a Teacher in California (Online Teaching Program) | To Be a Teacher Collab

Becoming a Teacher in California (Online Teaching Program) | To Be a Teacher Collab

For my #tobeateacher video, I’m talking about how I got my Multiple Subjects Credential in California through an online teaching program called CalStateTEACH. Sometimes people can be wary of online programs, but I’m here to tell you that it’s all good as long as you make sure the program is accredited and in good standing! Watch to find out all the details! If you have any questions or comments about my process, feel free to leave them below.

Just kidding, (I had outdated info when I made my video!) instead of a round, we’re just going to provide a list of everyone doing this tag, so you can choose where to go next. Links will be updated as others upload their videos:

Señor S’s Spanish Spot | Extra-Curriculars — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiNGKi6BIes
The Teacher’s Trek | Lesson Planning — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT0-FoX12-c&feature=youtu.be
Kate the Sleepy Teacher | Veteran Teacher —
Kafoople Land | Teaching: How to Last the Distance — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsWPozSb3uY
That Lit Classroom | Becoming a Teacher-TFA —
The Buddy Zone | Teacher Observations — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yKh-mExlEY
The Diary of a Mad Black Teacher | Common Core Math –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS2NQjf0kFA
The Spanglish Maestra | Becoming a Teacher-Bilingual —
My2ndGradeLife | Becoming a Teacher-Traditional 4 Year Program —
Coffee & Firsties | Student Misbehavior — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev-gB_rTUas
TeachersGoneStrong | Finding a Job —
Read’n’Bloom | Classroom Setup — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trLJRpw7j30
Talkin’ Chalk | Professional Development —
Ashlee Lacer | How to Tackle Behaviors — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev-gB_rTUas

I hope you’ll jump around and take a look at everyone’s videos. 🙂

Things mentioned in video:
CalStateTEACH program website: https://www.calstateteach.net/
CTC document that says CSET: Multiple Subjects + CSET: Writing Skills satisfies Basic Skills Requirement: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl667.pdf?sfvrsn=91a6cf60_16

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YOW! Lambda Jam 2017 Conal Elliott – Teaching New Tricks to Old Programs

Slides: http://conal.net/talks/teaching-new-tricks-to-old-programs.pdf

Many useful operations are well-defined on functions but are not computable, e.g., root-finding, optimization, exact differentiation and integration, and efficient, incremental evaluation. Sometimes these problems can be solved by means of a domain-specific embedded language (DSEL) with an implementation that maintains extra information. With extra effort, these implementations can be quite efficient, but at the cost of duplicating work of the host language compiler. Although overloading can hide some of the required change of vocabulary, the illusion is imperfect, and so code must be rewritten for the new DSLs with sometimes awkward or surprising results.

This talk presents an alternative to DSELs, giving new interpretations to existing functional programs. The implementation is a plugin for GHC—a popular, high-quality Haskell compiler—and works by translating to a well-known, more easily generalizable form. Each new interpretation is simply a new type and a collection of class instances for it, written in standard Haskell, with no exposure to compiler internals. To get a feel for the breadth of this technique, we’ll look at interpretations including hardware circuits, automatic differentiation, incremental evaluation, and interval analysis.

Conal Elliott has been working (and playing) in functional programming for more than 35 years. He especially enjoys applying semantic elegance and rigor to library design and optimized implementation. He invented the paradigm now known as “functional reactive programming” in the early 1990s, and then pioneered compilation techniques for high-performance, high-level embedded domain-specific languages, with applications including 2D and 3D computer graphics. The latter work included the first compilation of Haskell programs to GPU code, while maintaining precise and simple semantics and powerful composability, as well a high degree of optimization.

Conal earned a BA in math with honors from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara in 1982 and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990. He is currently working as distinguished scientist at Target. Previously, we worked at Tabula Inc on chip specification and compiling Haskell to hardware for massively parallel execution until their closure in early 2015. Before Tabula, his positions included Architect at Sun Microsystems and Researcher in the Microsoft Research graphics group.

For more on YOW! Lambda Jam, visit http://lamdajam.yowconference.com.au

GRADUATION DAY | MASTERS DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

GRADUATION DAY | MASTERS DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

GRADUATION DAY | MASTERS DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Today I graduate with my Masters Degree in Special Education! Was such an amazing day!
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