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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TGIF -- Thank you for your Involvement in the TLT Group!


Twenty sixth issue, Volume Five

TLT Group TGIF 11.20.2012           
From TLT Group World Headquarters
In thanksgiving for the TLT community. Thanksgiving and Community

Look for 2 new series starting in December.

“Silver Cloud” monthly series. Once each month the TLT Group will offer a session geared to those who are building their renaissance careers. Our first “renaissance Wednesday”: event will be December 5th. We will explore different kinds of online roles, join us at 2:00 PM ET
Members only monthly series begins Wednesday, December 12th, with Voice of the Chat.            
More from the TLT-SWG Blog

MOOCs are NOT ATMs for the mind. Moore's Law still prescient AND prescriptive, but no "Moore’s Law for Learning!" #CFHE12 #tltgSMOOCHERS

"heal a sedentary body by breaking the ‘seated cycle’"

Online Workshops
NEW FOR November!!!
Social Media/Networking Tools/Resources from TLT Group,
Nov 29, 2012, 2PM ET. Register in advance here.  Free to TLT members plus access to the archive. $100.00 for non members.  
Higher education faculty and other academic professionals will be introduced to social media/networking tools/resources. 3  - 6 tools/resources will be demonstrated during each session. No previous experience is needed. The tools/resources introduced will follow these guidelines

Look for new dates and times for these workshops:
  • Silver Cloud  - Revisioning and Supporting Retirement Transitions
“...what I really wish someone had told me.”  
  • Demysifying Accreditation

Significant Discussions: Aligning 9-14 Curriculum for Student Success FridayLive! Nov30 2pm ET Free to all Register in advance

Participants in the League for Innovation’s Significant Discussions Project discuss the project’s guide for aligning secondary and postsecondary curriculum and their experiences in aligning high school and college-level math curriculum. Significant Discussions is based on the premise that curriculum alignment can help ease the transition from high school to college and reduce the need for developmental education among recent high school graduates. For more information about the project and to access project resources, visit

· Cynthia Wilson, Vice President for Learning and Research, League for Innovation in the Community College
· Shana Neeley, Math Curriculum Coach, Mathematics, Central Piedmont Community College (North Carolina)
· Bruce Johnson, Division Director, Mathematics Division, Central Piedmont Community College (North Carolina)
· Ted Coe, Mathematics Professor, Scottsdale Community College Mathematics Chair, Maricopa Math Instructional Council Chair, Maricopa Community Colleges (Arizona)

MOOCs Reconsidered, sMOOCher Final Report Out FridayLive! Dec7 2pm ET Free to all Register in advance NOTE: date change

Colleges Doing Creative Things to Stay Alive FridayLive! Dec14 2pm ET Free to all Register in advance NOTE: date change
 sMOOChers will meet on Nov 30th 1pm to plan our final report out scheduled for FridayLive! 12/7/12.
CFHE12 has concluded.  Participants are invited to join a study being conducted to learn more about massive open online courses and how they support learning. Click here for more details.
Encourage. Enable. Engage.


The Institute for Responsible Citizenship, Inc. is Accepting Applications for Summer 2013

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The Institute is Accepting Applications for Summer 2013
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is now accepting applications for its two programs. The Washington "core" program welcomes 12 of America’s best and brightest African American male sophomores to Washington for an intensive two-summer experience that includes high-level internships, rigorous academic work, and exposure to some of the nation’s most prominent institutions and individuals.

The Youth Scholar Academy enables talented college students who aspire to careers in teaching to operate a summer enrichment program for high school boys. High-achieving college sophomores are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Friday, February 8, 2013.

Washington Program

Youth Scholar Academy
A Network of Exemplary Young Men

Nicholas Hall, I4RC'12, talks about his summer experience in the Institute. Nicholas attends Vanderbilt University, where he is an Ingram Scholar. He is a Human and Organizational Development major. A member of Vanderbilt’s Mock Trial team, he hopes to attend law school and become an attorney. Nicholas is involved in student government and serves as a residential advisor. As president of the Tavis Smiley Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council, Nicholas organized a leadership program at UCLA for 200 youth. In 2010, he spent two months in Africa working for a non-profit that supports Ugandan children. He worked as an intern for AT&T last summer and in 2012, he interned for Living Social, an online marketplace that allows consumers to locate special deals for local businesses. Nicholas’ hometown is Collierville, TN.
Institute Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship celebrated its 10th Anniversary on June 3rd with an event at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. This event highlighted the accomplishments of the 150 scholars. The weekend also marked the Institute's Alumni Weekend. See slide show by clicking the image.
Preparation for Summer '13

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is preparing for next year's session. The announcement will post on this website within the next few weeks. An "Application" tab will be available on the navigation bar of the home page. Revisit the website periodically for further updates.

We invite all interested students to view our website for general information about the programs we offer. Should any questions remain, feel free to contact John Saunders, Chief Program Officer, at 202-659-2831 or by email to .
Summer 2013 will mark another milestone as the Institute looks forward to graduating its 10th Anniversary class.
Institute Scholar Awarded 2012 Truman Scholarship
William A. Keyes, president of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, is proud to congratulate Ryan Carter on his designation as a 2012 Truman Scholar. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for college juniors who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to public service.
Ryan Carter double-majors in Economics and Psychology at Hampden-Sydney College. He maintains a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average while playing on the college’s varsity baseball team. Ryan is a peer mentor to first-year college students and is the head resident advisor to campus freshmen. During the summer of 2010, he served as a residence counselor for middle and high school students at the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton University. During his first summer in the Institute, he interned for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Institute Announces 10th Anniversary Class The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is proud to announce the names of twelve college sophomores who will participate in the 10th summer of the Institute’s rigorous leadership program for high-achieving African American men. The students will participate in the Institute during the summers of 2012 and 2013. See press release.
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is an intensive leadership program for America’s best and brightest African American male college students. Our mission is to prepare men to be exemplary citizens and leaders. We inspire them to pursue extraordinary career success not simply for their personal benefit, but as a platform from which they can serve others.
The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
1227 25th Street, NW Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20037

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation