Rolling art classroom helps students get creative while social distancing
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – When Ann Hamilton first began teaching nearly 30 years ago, she traveled from classroom to classroom, rolling art supplies on a cart. [TRENDING: Trump, Biden fight for Florida | Free food on Election Day | Latest track: Hurricane Eta could dump 35 inches of rain]Hamilton teaches art at East Marion Elementary School in a portable classroom. She said the room is too small to safely distance during the pandemic, so she’s brought back her rolling art classroom. But in art, there are a zillion ways to solve a problem that a teacher presents.”And Hamilton said now, art is now more important than ever. Hamilton said in addition to visiting classrooms with her rolling art studio, she also teaches online on Fridays, so that students learning virtually can still enjoy a creative outlet.
UCP of Central Florida breaks ground on new inclusive campus
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – UCP of Central Florida has been serving Central Florida families since the 1950s. [TRENDING: ‘Smell of rotting flesh’ leads to body in trunk | How to celebrate Halloween during pandemic | 98 ‘murder hornets’ removed]Wilkins said UCP of Central Florida just held a virtual groundbreaking on the UCP Healthy West Orange Campus. The campus is set to open in 2021 and will provide innovative technology, customized education, therapy and family support services. The campus was made possible with a $1.5 million grant from the West Orange Healthcare District. To learn more about the services offered by UCP of Central Florida, visit them online at https://www.ucpcfl.org/.
Local nonprofit sending photos of bullied children to the moon
ORLANDO, Fla. – A local nonprofit is taking anti-bullying efforts to new heights by sending photos and personal letters to the moon. The Blatantly Honest Foundation is partnering with Celestis, Inc. on Operation Inclusion to make it happen. So we’re sending photos of bullied kids up to the moon so no one can look down on them again,” said The Blatantly Honest Foundation founder Makaila Nichols. The deadline to submit photos is Dec. 20. You can submit online at https://blatantlyhonest.org/.
Orlando Science Center, OUC bring STEM lessons straight to schools
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Science Center and OUC are taking real-life STEM lessons on the road to Orange and Osceola County fifth graders. Project A.W.E.S.O.M.E. “Being able to collaborate and work on the 21st century skills is something we always try to push at the Science Center. OUC is the sponsor and primary founder of Project A.W.E.S.O.M.E. To learn more about programs at the Orlando Science Center, click here.