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Your Time to Shine: Work Smarter in 2022 - Facebook / AARP NC Event 1/27/2022 at 1:00 p.m.

  Do your 2022 goals include a change in your vocation?  Are you considering returning to the workforce or starting your own business?  If so, this event is for you! Learn how to tap into AARP resources for work and jobs or starting a new business with Susan Weinstock, VP of Financial Resilience Programming; Pete Jeffies, National Director AARP's Veterans & Military Families Initiative; and Felicia Brown, Senior Advisor for Financial Resilience with AARP.  This event will feature NC experts on identifying job opportunities, training, and resources in your community. 86880509778/posts/ 10158934552589779/

Professor of Digital Skills

  As broadband becomes more available, those below the digital divide may need assistance with digital skills.   A neighbor, friend, family member may approach a steward of digital skills. Strategy of Blending Technology Learning According to Oxford Languages, blended learning is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching. Skills for a Tech Professor What are the skills needed for an effective technology professor? Technology Literacy Learn online technologies without assistance. Successfully troubleshoot familiar unfamiliar technological issues that you and learners encounter. Select quality online content resources relevant to student learning needs Digital Citizenship           Model the legal and appropriate use of instructional materials. Ensure student online privacy. Model online safety for learners. Ensure academic honesty in an online learning space. Ensure access to online learning experiences for

Hotspot loaners are available in Buncombe County for internet connectivity

Helping to Bridge the Digital Divide Thanks to Land-of-Sky Regional Council of Governments, the WNC Broadband Project, Buncombe County Libraries, the Dogwood Health Trust, and NCWorks Career Center of Asheville; a limited number of loaner Wi-Fi hotspots for internet connectivty are available for a 30-day checkout at: Buncombe County Libraries NCWorks Career Center in Asheville at 48 Grove Street Users are encouraged to call ahead at the library location or NCWorks Asheville to: Check equipment availability Request a hold  Get Additional Details The 4G hotspot are: 30-day loan Filtered for students Perfect for checking email and browsing the web Use Wi-Fi with your smartphone, tablet, or computer Use as a portable internet while you work For anybody 18+ years old Comes with USB-C cable and AC adapter  Setup assistance is available in person at NCWorks Career Center Asheville Contact the Digital Literacy Network at NCWorks Career Center Asheville for more details at 828-365-8299 or emarc

US Educators Recognize Importance of Tech and Digital Literacy Education but Face Challenges to Expand Access and Relevance

In Western North Carolina, the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board supports creating new learning opportunities, including apprenticeships. What / how could you contribute to your WNC community to further develop access and relevance?