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LO*OP Center, Inc.

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Interest groups don't run themselves. Someone needs to shepherd both the participants and the information. Unfortunately, this kind of administration rarely appeals to expert practitioners (e.g. teachers, administrators, programmers, designers). If you are a good organizer, have social media skills and are interested in furthering the reimagining and practical implementation of education in schools, communities, homes, and for independent learners, check out this volunteer position. Currently we have captured a few ideas on a website but lots more work needs to be done. Take a look and join us if you are interested at openportal.network

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About LO*OP Center, Inc.

Location:

16511 Watson Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower people to meet the opportunities and challenges posed by cultural diversity and by technological change through education.

Description

Founded in 1975 by Liza Loop, Dean Brown, and Stuart Cooney, LO*OP Center has long been an educational innovator, introducing thousands of children and adults to their first experiences with computing. LO*OP brought the first Apple Computer into a school in 1976, brought Soviet and American teenagers together as citizen diplomats in 1985, taught educational technology to senior Malaysian educators in 1987, developed new English as a Second Language (ESL) evaluation methods for US industry in 1990 and founded the Intercultural Resources Forum in 1991. In the ’90, LO*OP continued its work in Russia through the interactive museum program, Touch Science -Russia, and explored new applications of cognitive science to non-formal learning environments.

After a quiet period during the last decade, LO*OP is now embarked on building a virtual (online) museum featuring the History of Computing in Learning and Education (HCLE.org).

HCLE covers the pre-web decades 1960-1990 when the development and popularization of microcomputers opened new opportunities in formal and non-formal learning. HCLE preserves, presents and interprets artifacts, documents, images and software from this era to the public so that the lessons learned during this formative period are not lost to future generations.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
International

WHEN

Mon Jan 03, 2022 - Fri Apr 01, 2022

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Networking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Administrative Support

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 hour per week, longer if you so choose

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