Experts say "We have moved away from lecture-based, classrooms. We are moving into a more authentic learning that parallels the work environment, if you will - we learn from each other. The instructional model that helps student learn is that of practicing the content, which is in a collaborative way, rather than in isolation. When we do the theory instead of hear the theory, it has application, and when we move instruction to an authentic environment where there are more simulations of real life experiences, the classroom becomes a very different space in which to learn and work and play and remember."
Date Posted: 12/27/2012 Provided by: SICO America Inc.
Powering Your Business Disaster Planning white paper describes the key components of a comprehensive plan for administrators to ensure their organization will not suffer severe consequences as a result of a power outage. Factors leading to power loss, how to prioritize vital systems, and available methods of protection including surge suppressors, backup power (UPSs), and more are covered. In addition, multiple research studies and publications including the U.S Department of Energy, Frost and Sullivan, and the Electric Power Research Institute are cited.
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 Provided by: Minuteman Power Technologies
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in place for more than 20 years, with major revisions enacted in 2009. Since its release in September of 2010, the language outlined in the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (SAD) has not changed. However, as of March 2011, the ADA gained teeth -- compliance is now required and enforceable on the federal level.
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 Provided by: InPro Corporation
As an inexpensively installed data acquisition "front end," submeters are ideal for helping educational institutions obtain LEED certification points in Energy & Atmosphere (EA) and other categories. When integrated with the facility's building management system, submeters can identify savings opportunities that can help fund additional energy conservation measures or electrical upgrades. This white paper explores the various uses and benefits of submetering in the school facility environment.
Date Posted: 11/09/2011 Provided by: E-Mon
A truly sustainable roofing system is a protective, performance-enhancing umbrella that protects buildings from the elements, enables uninterrupted facility operations, and contributes to the health and productivity of the building occupants. For a roofing system to be considered sustainable, it must deliver the Five E's of high-performance roofing: Energy, Environment, Endurance, Economics, Engineering
Date Posted: 08/22/2011 Provided by: Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.
Campus Bullying: An Epidemic
What Educators, Law Enforcement and Security Professionals Can Do to Help
Bullying has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting preschoolers to college students. It causes them to avoid classes, shun social events, lose self-esteem, suffer bodily injury and, in growing numbers, face stress-related illnesses that can lead to suicide. Parents, teachers, school administrators, legislators, law enforcement, mental health experts, security professionals and civil rights organizations are demanding solutions. Unfortunately, there are no easy, quick fixes. But while it would be absurd to assume bullying can ever be totally eradicated, it can be better controlled with action from others in our society.
Date Posted: 04/21/2011 Provided by: ADT Security Services