We play a lot of games. We listen and concentrate.
Here is a photo of a poster and part of the game we like to play with the kids.
Click the image above or the following link, http://weareopen.coop/badgebootcamp/. Seems as if this is a five-day, drip, email course. No charge. Comes from a co-op in the UK.
Test your knowledge, and the delivery of these questions and answers concerning aquatic’s safety and surf knowledge by taking these four multiple choice quizzes for a whirl. They are new and may need to be edited. Your suggestions and feedback is desired.
Every question has an opportunity to comment. You do need to register with a username and password. You need to take the tests in order.
The Montour Aqua Club shows its teamwork with a cheer on the pool deck with Coach Kathi. What does your team’s teamwork look like? Your photos and stories can be shared in the comments here.
Our event and visit to the historic, Citiparks’ Oliver Bath House on South Side was a big success.
Pittsburgh, a sports town, needs to support its citizens, families and athletes in efficient, economical ways so programs and individuals thrive. Improving the city’s recreational landscape, especially for the often neglected sectors of the city, requires the building of the appropriate political will in these human endeavors. Furthermore, the building and changes must include a suite of collective beliefs in technical aspects.
All in all, the quagmire becomes a design problem with complicated, multi-dimensional aspects that spans age groups, abilities, interests, facilities, institutions, and budgets.
Pittsburgh’s sports overhaul is a wicked design challenge.
A report on design thinking deﬁnes wicked design challenges as a “class of social system problems which are ill-formulated, where the information is confusing, where there are many clients and decision makers with conﬂicting values, and where the ramiﬁcations in the whole system are thoroughly confusing” (Churchman, 1967 , p. 141).
One positive outcome is the building of a collective belief, especially among consequential stakeholders. Municipal government, county services, school districts, coaches, volunteers, college admissions ofﬁcers, employers, educators, families and learners are needed for engagement and eventual prosperity.
The challenge of building a collective belief is a far more complicated design challenge than making a new slogan with team t-shirts.
The courses, interactions, pathways, playlists and experiences at Play.CLOH.org offer visual designs with digital badges, yet the movement is surprisingly complex. Badge system design demands more effort than a series of web activities and services. As Play.CLOH.org efforts are designed to function across institutional and other types of boundaries, the meta mission with an entire open badge infrastructure makes the complexity of the struggle and its design task exponentially confusing.
These events are optional and extra and are NOT a part of the normal Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers events. Families are invited to participate in the following community events on your own. No transportation is provided by PPS. Questions should be sent to Coach Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432, (cell) or Mark@Rauterkus.com.
Downtown Parade for Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial down Liberty Avenue, Saturday, July 9, 2016. Arrive after 10 am. Parade begins at 11 am. After the parade, play aquatic games at Northside, Citiparks’ Sue Murray Swim Pool, Cedar Avenue, across from the Giant Eagle / Sunoco gas station.
Tip: Our parade position and meet-up is going to be at Liberty Ave and 11th Street. We will meet behind a school bus that is to be decorated for PPS and the Pittsburgh Promise.
Tip 2: Park your car, if you drive, near CAPA or else on the Northside by the swim pool. then walk to Liberty Avenue and 11th, near the Strip District.
Swimmers from Summer Dreamers with Athletes United for Clean Air are going to march with Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Promise to celebrate the city’s history.
Update: Due to parade protocol, the message for the parade is about Pittsburgh Public Schools and Summer Dreamers — and not about, “Go USA! Go Leah!”
Olympic schedule insights:
Cheer for Leah Smith and Katie Ledecki as they race together in Rio on:
More Swimming, Water Polo and SKWIM opportunities in Pittsburgh this summer:
* Additional events always published at the open google calendar at CLOH.org.
See the 47 exercises in the warm-up routine. This is the first post that blends the wiki and the blog. Photos and videos for all exercises are expected in the days and weeks to come.
What are your goals for summer?
Making the decision to use Jedi-Like Lifeguards, or else, Well-Rounded Lifeguards as the name for the digital badges at Play.CLOH.org.
Hearing that Disney is protective of the Jedi name. Hence, this image below is going to be retired. Perhaps the Jedi-Like Lifeguards name can be used in the future after a dozen lifeguards from Pittsburgh go to work at Disney Water Parks.
It might take a year to do the associated tasks with each of these proposed digital badges. They progress, of course, from easy to more difficult.
The focus goes beyond the technology and the computer programming. This aim is to also blend in sports and personal development.
Each stage has other skills beyond LiveCode in the mix as well. Editing wiki pages, using teleconference tools and making changes to networked concept maps are part of the process.