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Dialogues 17-11 Superintendent Educ. Svc. Ctr.

May 22nd, 2017 by admin
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OVERVIEW OF EDUCATIONAL ISSUES IN LORAIN COUNTY

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Gregory Ring, the Superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, is in a unique position to provide insight into challenges facing the various school systems in the region.  In this interview, he outlines several major topics such as student evaluation and local response to changes in national goals with respect to schools.  Speaking with Bob Tayek, he updates and expands on many areas outlined in earlier programs.

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Dialogues 17-09 LCCC Early College High School

April 20th, 2017 by admin
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EARLY COLLEGE FROM LCCC CAN LEAD TO GREAT THINGS

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ECHS-Logo2 Jordan Brown is well on his way to becoming a doctor, and Early College High School at Lorain County Community College gave him an important boost toward his career.  In this interview he tells Bob Tayek about how the program works, and how for many students, there’s a lot to gain and virtually nothing to lose in terms of ones high school experience.  This is an eye-opening follow up to Bob’s earlier interview with college president Marcia Ballinger, also on this site.

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Dialogues 17-08 The GLIDE Program

April 19th, 2017 by admin
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GLIDING TO SUCCESS IN NORTHEAST OHIO

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The Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE) helps Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs wrap sound business practices around great business ideas. GLIDE provides experienced Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to give professional business assistance to companies at every stage of development.  The purpose is to connect entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to succeed.  Listen as Bob Tayek interviews GLIDE Co-Directors Cliff Reynolds and Dennis Cocco about the history and scope of this endeavor.   Further details can be found at their website:  http://www.glideit.org/

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Dialogues 17-06 LCCC – Ballinger

March 13th, 2017 by admin
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OUR INTERVIEW WITH LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S NEW PRESIDENT

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In 2016, Dr. Marcia Ballinger was named LCCC’s sixth president.  After a nationwide search, college trustees opted for an in-house promotion of an individual who has risen through the ranks at the college.  LCCC campus croppedShe has performed a number of roles there, and one could scarcely find anyone more familiar with every aspect of the institution.  She is also the first woman to serve as president, so what better time could there be for Lorain County to get to know her better than during Women’s History Month.  LCCC logo bright croppedIn this interview with Bob Tayek, we will get a taste of her vision for the college in the years ahead.

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Dialogues 17-04 Tiffin University’s Law Enforcement Curriculum

February 20th, 2017 by admin
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TiffinHIGHER EDUCATION GEARED TO MODERN LAW ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGES

tiffin crim justTiffin University has specialized courses of study to prepare individuals to deal specifically with issues dealing with homeland security and the threat of terrorism.  In this interview Kelsey Schneider describes to Bob Tayek some of the programs that have grown out of Tiffin’s long established courses in law enforcement and criminal justice.

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Dialogues 17-03 Solar Power at Lake Ridge Academy

February 13th, 2017 by admin
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STUDENT INITIATIVE CREATES SOLAR ARRAY

LRA-logov1 solar at LRAAndrew Wright is a proud instructor at Lake Ridge Academy because his students spearheaded a significant project bringing solar energy to the campus.  The array of solar panels, quite noticeable from the Ohio Turnpike in North Ridgeville, Ohio, were the result of students taking the initiative and the community coming aboard.  Wright tells the fascinating story to Bob Tayek.

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17-02 Dialogues: Nordson Tech Time Program

February 6th, 2017 by admin
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“TECH TIME” ADVANCES FROM STEM TO STEAM

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In this update report on Nordson Corporation’s innovative in-school program, the “TECH TIME CHALLENGE,” Jami Kinton of Fusion Marketing Group tells Bob Tayek about how the program’s focus on S.T.E.M. Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) has evolved to S.T.E.A.M Education (adding the Arts to the mix)nordson-logo for middle school students in a number of Lorain County schools.  It’s a program she describes as “so much fun” the kids don’t realize how much they’re learning!

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Dialogues 16-10 John Carroll University – Health Careers

July 17th, 2016 by admin
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A UNIVERSITY RESPONSE TO DEMAND FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

JCU-logo.jpgMike Martin, JCU_pic_2Professor Mike Martin, Chairman of the Biology Department at John Carroll University, tells Bob Tayek in this interview about a new university program designed to direct young people to roles in the growing field of health care and related services. Directed at college-bound high school students, this university program informs individuals of the kind of education and training that can lead to rewarding and fulfilling careers.

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Dialogues 16-09 CWRU LaunchNet

July 16th, 2016 by admin
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UNIVERSITY PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

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LaunchNet is a program that can turn ideas or concepts into business .   Case Western Reserve University’s LaunchNet program is housed in its Career Exploration and Development area  and has helped more than 500 students through its free services.  It also works closely with Lorain County Community College and Baldwin Wallace University in helping students navigate through intellectual property protection, business plan creation, enterprise organization, market definition, technological infrastructure, materials research, fundraising, pitch competitions and more.  In this Dialogues interview Bob Tayek Talks with Bob Sopko, the Director of Case Western Reserve University’s LaunchNet program.

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Dialogues 16-08 Robotics Competition

July 16th, 2016 by admin
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Brookside robotics 2016 ANOTHER ROBOTICS COMPETITION IN LORAIN COUNTY

Again in 2016, Brookside High School in Sheffield Village hosted a regional VEX Robotics competition.  With the support of NASA, this event creates a sports-like atmosphere that promotes the development of social and VEX logoteamwork skills as it enhances academic STEM skills.  Bob Tayek spoke to Ken Landis, the school’s Director of Robotics, about this successful local event that is the first step in a possible advance to regional and world competitions.

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