Miembros de HETS y sus colaboradores:
HETS en su colaboración con el Departamento de Estado de PR, se encuentran ya en los preparativos del XVII Encuentro Internacional Virtual Educa con sede en el Centro de Convenciones de la Ciudad de San Juan, Puerto Rico. Como es de su conocimiento, el mismo está pautado para celebrarse los días 20-24 de junio de 2016. El Encuentro acogerá aproximadamente unas 10,000 personas y será el escenario para presentar proyectos e iniciativas emblemáticas de Puerto Rico y sus Instituciones en temas educativos de k-12 como de educación superior, ciencias, tecnología, investigación, innovación, conectividad e internacionalización, entre otras áreas.
As part of HETS services to our member institutions and partners, we have create this space to showcase job opportunities and internships available. To post your information, just send the content to email@example.com. We will send periodical emails to our databases with more than 10,000 contacts to inform about those opportunities. If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us anytime. We are looking forward to continue serving you!
El jueves 29 de octubre se celebró el primer Día del Internet en Puerto Rico, con actividades organizadas por el capítulo de Internet Society en la Isla en colaboración con HETS. Numerosas actividades educativas se llevaron a cabo simultáneamente en 12 municipios, 17 campus universitarios, así como en comunidades técnicas, escuelas públicas/privadas, y otros grupos de interés los cuales desarrollaron su propia agenda presencial o virtual.
Un nutrido grupo participó del evento conectándose a través de la plataforma Adobe Connect en:https://icann.adobeconnect.com/iidc/. La transmisión virtual se realizó desde la 11:00 am hasta la 1:00 pm con una reunión magistral desde la sede del Centro Criollo de Ciencias y Tecnologías del Caribe (C3Tec) en Caguas. Allí también se leyó la proclama oficial que declara el 29 de octubre como Día de Internet en Puerto Rico.
Los objetivos principales del evento fueron unir a Puerto Rico a la agenda global, celebrar los aportes que el ecosistema de Internet ha brindado, así como reflexionar y dialogar sobre cómo se han transformado los estilos de vida hacia una más “digital”. Para obtener más información sobre las actividades educativas que se ofrecieron ese día, visite: www.internetdaypr.org; en YouTube o Twitter.
En una colaboración con el Departamento de Estado de Puerto Rico, le invitamos al evento libre de costo Career Management Program 2015 (CMP). El mismo se llevará a cabo el sábado, 31 de octubre de 2015 en el Salón de Usos Múltiples de la Escuela de Negocios y Empresarismo de la Universidad del Turabo en Gurabo. Comenzando a las 8:00 A.M., los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar conferencias sobre Desarrollo Profesional, Revisión de Resumé (debe traerlo impreso) y participar de Entrevistas Simuladas.
Descargue aquí el afiche promocional del CMP 2015
¿Cuándo?: 25 de septiembre de 2015
¿Dónde?: Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metropolitano
¿Quienes?: Líderes de organizaciones estudiantiles de las instituciones miembro de HETS.
HETS celebró el segundo HETS Student Leadership Showcase el viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2015 con la participación de sobre 400 líderes estudiantiles de sus 17 universidades afiliadas en Puerto Rico. Para detalles sobre este evento, de lo que allí ocurrió y ver videos de la conferencia visita: Sobre 400 líderes universitarios participaron del segundo Student Leadership Showcase.
Celebrating Technology Innovation for Hispanic Success in Higher Education
Save the Date!
January 14 and 15, 2016
Where: Universidad del Este, AGMUS, Carolina, PR
What: Best Practices Showcases, International Speakers, Academic Fair and Networking Opportunities
Who should attend: Academic leaders, staff administrators, faculty, technology staff, investigators, corporate representatives related to technology and education, students and general public.
HETS would like to highlight and celebrate the outstanding work of its member institutions in meaningfully and strategically using technology to achieve Hispanic student success. Taking place in January 14 and 15, the 2016 HETS Best Practices Showcase will focus on three main tracks: Access and Student Mobility, Retention and, Assessment.
Certainly, HETS member institutions are experts in dealing with the Hispanic population and finding ways to provide them with opportunities to succeed, and we want to open a space for them to share this expertise. Visit the event page 2016 HETS Best Practices Showcase to learn more about the agenda, showcase tracks and process to submit proposals.
Lodging: Hotel San Juan Resort & Casino (www.elsanjuanhotel.com)
San Juan, PR (video about Puerto Rico)
What?: BEST PRACTICES IN ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY: TOWARD A LIBERATORY PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICE
Where?: Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11225
When?: Friday, September 18, 2015 • 10:00 am t o 6:00 pm
Call for Abstracts:
The Medgar Evers College Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence invites you to submit your abstracts and participate in the Best Practices in Academic Technology Conference. Abstract proposals from all disciplinary perspectives are welcome, and interdisciplinary work is especially encouraged. Submissions of scholarly work and research (completed or in-process), Best practices in Instructional technology presentations/papers, hands-on workshops and panel discussions will be considered.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts/Proposals (350-500 words) with a 50-word biography is still open. Acceptances will be based upon the strength and fit of your presentation to:
Please send inquires to Dr. Rosalina Diaz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Grace Yamada (email@example.com).
• Academic Technology: Power, empowerment and community development
• Academic Technology: Education in a digitally Connected World
• Academic Technology: Communities of Difference
• Academic Technology: Conflicting Perspectives related to Liberatory pedagogy
• Academic Technology: Enacting Social Justice practices in education
• Academic Technology: Sustainable practice for an Equitable World
• Academic Technology: Student Learning, Learner Experiences and Learner Diversity
• Academic Technology: Challenges and Opportunities
• Science, Mathematics, and Technology Learning
• Interdisciplinary Education
• Bi-cultural, bi-lingual and bi-national education
• Learning, Teaching and Educational Structures
• Learner Diversity and Identities
• Primary and secondary education
• Higher education
• Adult and lifelong learning
• Technology enhanced and distance learning education
• International Schools and Educational goals
• Educational Policy, Leadership, Management and Administration
• Curriculum Research and Development
• Economic Management of Education
• Institutional Accreditation and Ranking
• Organizational Learning and Change
• Professional Concerns, Training and Development
• Special Education, Learning Difficulties, Disability
HETS Board of Directors meeting, June 2015 at Fiterman Hall, BMCC, NYC.
The HETS summer Board of Directors meeting was held June 29 and 30, 2015 in New York, NY. The meeting took place at Fiterman Hall, hosted by Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). We were delighted to welcome representatives from 26 of our 45 institutional members, including some of our 12 new members’ institutions from California, New York, New Jersey and Texas and two new corporate members. This Board meeting closes academic year 2014-2015, a very exciting year for the organization and its members, as it completed numerous new projects as part of our strategic plan approved that focus on access, retention and assessment.
Part of the HETS Executive Committee and Corporate Members from Grupo Parada, Educational Testing Services, Rosetta Stone and Transworld Systems, Inc.
Among the news HETS shared with the Board were highlighted the major activities to support the organizational programmatic goals such as: tailored online workshop offerings; additional tools and services added to the HETS Virtual Plaza, redesign and new appearance of the HETS Online Journal and also the results of the recently celebrated HETS Leadership Showcase in NY and the Student Leadership Tour in PR in which members of the Student Committee, presented and demonstrated to participants some of the tools and resources free of charge available for them at the Virtual Plaza. Board of Directors agreed to appoint Eng. Gladys Nieves, President, EDP University to continue as HETS Secretary until next year elections due to the retirement of Dr. Dario Cortés. They also approved the appointments of new Regional Representatives as follows: for the East, Dr. Antonio Perez, President, BMCC; and for the West region Dr. Lorena Meza, Vice President, Student Affairs, California State University, San Marcos. Board members also welcomed representatives from new members; Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, California State University in Long Beach and San Marcos, Houston Community College, Cumberland County College, NOVA Southeastern University in San Juan, Columbia Central University and corporates members Rosetta Stone and Trasnworld Systems, Inc. In addition, they had the chance to network and exchange thoughts with representatives from other corporate members, who also participated in the corporate session.
Concurrent with the Board meeting, HETS celebrated the Student Services Event for Student Affairs and IT Directors from member’s institutions. This event was transmitted live via livestream and the video will be soon available at the HETS You tube channel to benefit of the relevant discussion during this event. For more information about HETS services, please visit www.hets.org, contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or just call us at (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910/ 8911.
Concurrent with its Summer Board of Directors Meeting, HETS celebrated on June, 29 2015, the Student Support Services Event in New York City at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Participants from Bergen Community College, Berkeley College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, Inter American University of PR in Puerto Rico and NY, Cumberland County College and Borough of Manhattan Community College took advantage of this event and collaborated in a very deep and interesting discussion regarding HETS free of charge services available for students through our Virtual Plaza portal.
The main purpose of this event was to identify and share strategies in using HETS Student Support Services to increase access and retention, and explore additional ways to collaborate through HETS on how to maximize the use of the Testing and Education Reference Center and Career Transitions tools to evidence success, retention, and college completion; Maximize the use of the E-Writing Modules, Financial Aid and Internships to complement HETS member services to increase retention among Hispanics; Identify new resources you would like to receive from HETS; Maximize the use of Bilingual Entrepreneurship Courses, STEM and Student Readiness resources to increase student motivation and engagement in the online and face to face environments and ITs recommendations to make services more accessible to students at HETS member institutions. These sessions were directed by Ms. Yelixa Castro, HETS Executive Assistant and Public Relations Coordinator, who also presented several of HETS student services available free of charge accessible from the HETS Virtual Plaza.
The event closed with a brief presentation of the discussion results and recommendations to the HETS Board of Directors which allowed HETS to learn more about student interests and needs and the best ways to create additional support services for them and our member institutions. HETS would like to recognize BMCC’s staff that helped with the setup of their outstanding facilities at Fiterman Hall and the live transmission and recording of the event. To watch the recording of this event click here. For more information about HETS services, please visit http://hets.org/, or contact us via email email@example.com or just call us at (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910 / 8911.