Monday, December 30, 2013

District Wide Meditation 9AM on 01.01.2014

This is a very simple premise at 9 am on 01.01.2014 everyone in the District of Columbia focuses in mediation on love, heaven, what every is your anchor please just choose to be present until 9:30 am. 

Please share widely use the District Wide Meditation 9- 9:30 am New Years Day  #dwm9am 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Let's keep pushing for more computers in DC's Public Schools Let's start with One hour of Code.

So it's Computer Science Education Week and we in the District need to do our part to encourage kids to get on computers for more than Social media and playing games.

This week is a challenge being heralded by leaders in Washington like President Obama to world leaders in science like Stephen Hawking whom I'll quote here.
“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.
Here's a bit of  what the site is saying and
Computer Science in District of Columbia 
Computer science is driving job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. More than half of projected jobs in STEM fields are in computing occupations; these occupations dominate "help wanted" ads; and computer science is one of the hottest degrees for new college graduates. Despite this, computer science education is marginalized throughout our K-12 education system – denying access to this critical knowledge, particularly among underrepresented groups. In fact, only 14 states and the District of Columbia allow rigorous and engaging computer science courses to satisfy a math or science requirement for graduation from high school.
While this is not the worst news it's also need to be taken with some context.  The lack of a District wide vision for computer in schools is perhaps because of the generational issues that many Schools system are experiencing or conflich with the Unions over the role and scope of computers in Class Rooms.  Either way or another while it might DC is strong in a few concentrated areas and at specific charter technical schools the general K-12 students in the District aren't getting anything near the quality and consistency that is needed to help them be ready for the Cloud Work Force.  Quoting Sheryl Sandberg
“An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in todays world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children in this critical field.“

 Please visit to learn more about getting engaged with DC and Computers in our Schools. Help Earth would love to hear that you're community is saying about this in the District. So please follow us on @HelpeEarthdotorg or on  +Help Earth Foundation

Heres' a couple of hashtags to use.