RE: [GRAYMAIL] [WikiEducator] WikiEducator User Page Expo (UPE) Winner for July 2014: Alison Snieckus

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Patricia Schlicht

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Aug 11, 2014, 11:38:06 AM8/11/14
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Congratulations, Alison.

Warm wishes

Patricia

 

From: wikied...@googlegroups.com [mailto:wikied...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Ramesh Sharma
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:48 AM
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Subject: [GRAYMAIL] [WikiEducator] WikiEducator User Page Expo (UPE) Winner for July 2014: Alison Snieckus

 

Dear  Friends,

The WikiEducator User Page Expo ("UPE" to its friends) is an ongoing event to acknowledge WikiEducator user pages that are particularly informative, innovative, visually appealing, or otherwise just plain clever.

We are happy to announce the winner for July 2014. She is Alison Snieckus. Lets meet her :-)

July 2014

Alison Snieckus is a trained educational measurement specialist. From 1986 to 2000 she worked at Educational Testing Service (ETS, the makers of the famed SAT, TOEFL, GRE....). Later on due to personal reasons she gave up her job at ETS.  She, alongwith a fellow homeschooling parent started homeschooling,and founded a local group for teens to have the opportunity to study and collaborate together: E-cubed: Experience, Explore, Educate. Here once per week sessions are designed around teen-led activities. Since the group was founded, it has grown over the years. In 2009-2010, she taught a hybrid course in Introductory Statistics to 5 secondary students who homeschool. The online portion of the course was provided by Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative. The goal of the course is to encourage students to think statistically, to communicate accurately and comprehensively about data, and to use a critical framework to evaluate studies. In Fall 2010 and Fall 2011, She taught Statistical Methods II for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She advocates for an educational system which better recognizes and values the rich potential of individual variation among human beings. She argues on why do we think that all children should be force-fed a curriculum based on a narrow set of common standards, devised, largely, at the beginning of the last century? She has truly identified that every child (and certainly every teenager) deserves the option to self-direct his/her own education with the help of caring adults!

Please join us in congratulating Alison for being the UPE winner for July 2014!

with best wishes,

Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Ramesh Sharma

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