SUMMER WORKSHOP LIBRARY OPENS with new books & games!
Thank you Love City Strong, Inc. for supporting the 2nd Annual Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts and Literacy Workshop. Without this support, children and families on St. John would not have a summer experience with qualified staff, interns, and a music education specialist to support the inclusion of music in this summer's workshop.
The creative arts include music and this year, music is being introduced through Virgin Islands Quelbe, which is a musical art form of the Virgin Islands. Virgin Islands legandary cultural icon, Glen "Kwabeena" Davis, in partnership with Sing St. John, Inc, will present music sessions and instrumental learning with the ukele, which was donated by Sing St. John, Inc.
NEGUS Education World Specialists is pleased to be partnering with Love City Strong, Sing St. John, Inc., Historical Lutheran Church, Friends of the V.I. National Park, and St. John businesses and Individuals for supporting my vision of giving children on St. John an opportunity to experience art and literacy against the backdrop of the historical places and spaces in Cruz Bay, St. John. With special field trips to historical St. John sites.
A total of $2,500 began a matching fundraiser generated from the "Black Mermaid Comes to St. John", funded in part by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. David and Susan Silverman matched that amount with their donation along with Sherry Compton, business owner on St. John. We are still seeking matching funds ($2,500) to provide scholarships to families in need. Thank you to the Unitarian Fellowship for their support for supplies and materials for students to be successful this summer. We still need funding for children's books!
Join NEGUS Education World Specialists to support The Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts and Literacy Workshop©, with a total budget of $25K, which is focused around art and literacy where children tap into their creativity and learn about different issues affecting children their age.
A total of 6 camp leaders are being hired to be paid $50 a day, 5 days, for 8 weeks. A music education specialist, qualified with a Masters in Music Education has been hired to work alongside "Kwabeena" teachiing Quelbe music.
Your support can end you up on the board of directors for NEGUS new non-profit, FUTURE IS HERE! Donate today! Your support helps support employment, education, and empowerment for all children and families on St. John and abroad.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your reason for wanting to be a board member for St. John's new nonprofit, Future is Here, Inc.! Checks can be made out to and sent to: NEGUS Education World Specialists, 1303 Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 00830 today for a brighter future for children and families tomorrow!
Rahshek’ka Titre became playing the piano at the age of 11. She continued playing and learning throughout her middle and high school career. After high school, she attended the University of the Virgin Islands were she was a teacher’s assistant for her piano and music theory professor, Dr. Lorna C. Young-Wright. While at UVI, Rahshek’ka also tutored her fellow classmates in music theory and math. In 2018, she graduated with a Bachelor’s for Arts in Music Education. Shortly after graduation, Rahshek’ka began teaching music at All Saints Cathedral, playing the piano for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, and teaching piano lessons at St. John School of the Arts. In 2019, she began teaching band and choir at Julius E. Sprauve School and later received a Music Education Masters at Northern State University in 2021.
"The Voices of Love Choir was acknowledged for providing over forty years of performance in the territory. The group has sung songs in English, Spanish, and Dutch creole in about twelve music genres, according to Sen. Dwayne DeGraff. “The Voices of Love is not a choir of perfection. It is a community choir where just about each of us consider ourselves an amateur. An amateur in the sense that the word ‘ama’ means love, and an amateur originally was one who either has a love for or a love of a particular art,” said Glenn “Kwabena” Davis, director and founder of the group. “There is tremendous hope for us to not just speak about Virgin Islands pride, but to do it to contribute to it, and to fight to make sure that it is preserved,” added Davis. (April 7, 2022, St. Thomas Source)
Dr. C. M. Sewer is a parent of three adult children, who have taught her alot about child development, which she uses in her free parenting sessions every 20th of the month to focus on various topics such as child abuse, breastfeeding and child development. Dr. Sewer is the workshop's literacy leader providing read-aloud and art as well as literacy log reports for children and their families as part of a family engagement initiative to increase reading among early childhood towards reading fluency and comprehension by the 1st grade. Using creative arts and the historical spaces and places on St. John.
Beverly has worked with the Inaugural Annual Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts and Literacy Workshop© 2021 and shared many of her artistic and craftmaking skills with students while maintaining order and discipline for safety of all workshop students.
Ms. Marcella has had her own daycare and enjoys reading her Bible, art, and dance. We are happy to have Ms. Marcella join the team as a Workshop Leader.
If you're interested in being a Workshop Leader, start by applying here and attaching your resume or a statement of intent to work in this position.
Students ages 16 and up willing to learn about child development and use that knowledge to engage children ages 5 to 15. Ideal candidates must show experience working with children. Ideal candidates approach the position of learning from the children’s perspective in their care learning how to implement student-directed instruction (during training and orientation). Workshop leaders must always put safety first while engaging children and their families and training and orientation will cover these issues.
TRAINING: Workshop leaders will be trained in 1200 hours of child development and family engagement to learn how to engage with parents and families dropping off and picking up campers, always thanking campers' families for having them and bringing them every day to a professional and positive environment in which to learn and grow. A sign-on bonus will be given for candidates who are hired and hold a bachelor’s degree in child development or related field.
Schedule: Workshop leaders can choose to report to work at 7:30 am to 12:30 pm (1st shift) or 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm (2nd shift) or the entire day. Duties and Responsibilities: Workshop leaders will be assigned a writing journal, which they will use to write down daily observations of the campers, challenges, and ideas for improvement.
We have now reached our 30 workshop student limit and now opened a waiting list. Go ahead and complete the Registration Forms. Just click the link below and complete the registration form for one child. More than one child please register separately.
Parent Orientation at Gifft Hill School, Lower Campus
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. to Noon
BINGO Game Fundraiser Raffle
Workshop Students Supplies Giveaways
Presentation by Dr. Carla M. Sewer, CFLE, Librarian
More information coming soon!
NEGUS Education World Specialists has experts in the field of family engagement, child development, and family studies to support teachers professional development and curriculum kits designed to meet the needs of children from preschool to elementary to middle to junior high and high school. Curriculum kits range from cross-curriculum integration of subjects or they can range from single subjects curriculum to add to existing curriculum.
NEGUS Education World Specialists has experts in child development to support parents before birth, during birth, after birth and beyond. Parents get tutoring for their children and learn how to improve reading and math as well as how to get into college.
NEGUS Education World Specialists has experts in library science to support your library or school personnel with family engagement in libraries and schools. Learn more now.
My philosophy in librarianship has been molded by my years as an educator and performing artist. I believe public libraries are the staple of a community as a means of socialization and engagement.
An open, inclusive, and collaborative environment, Ethics, professionalism and integrity, Excellence and innovation, Social responsibility and the public good, Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession, Diversity, Equitable Access to Information and Library Services, Literacy, Organizational Excellence, Transforming Libraries, Extending and expanding library services in America and around the world
According to ALA (2018), librarianship is based on the foundation of modern librarianship, which rests on an essential set of core values that define, inform, and guide our professional practice. These values reflect the history and ongoing development of the profession and have been advanced, expanded, and refined by numerous policy statements of the American Library Association.
Among these are: access, confidentiality/privacy, democracy, diversity, education and lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, preservation, the public good, professionalism, service, and social responsibility. It is of vital importance that there be professional education available to meet the social needs and goals of library services.
I believe in the First Amendment right of all persons to free expression, and the corollary right to receive the constitutionally protected expression of others.
The publicly supported library provides free and equal access to information for all people of the community the library serves.
I believe that I am an advocate for providing and the preservation of Information Policy, Professional & Leadership Development, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Access by providing Provide library patrons with information resources, which I will provided directly or indirectly, regardless of technology, format, or methods of delivery, should be readily, equally, and equitably accessible to all library users.
"Intellectual freedom can exist only where two essential conditions are met: first, that all individuals have the right to hold any belief on any subject and to convey their ideas in any form they deem appropriate, and second, that society makes an equal commitment to the right of unrestricted access to information and ideas regardless of the communication medium used, the content of work, and the viewpoints of both the author and the receiver of information." - Intellectual Freedom Manual, 7th edition
I strongly believe in Education and Lifelong Learning through the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of a learning society, encouraging its members to work with educators, government officials, and organizations in coalitions to initiate and support comprehensive efforts to ensure that school, public, academic, and special libraries in every community cooperate to provide lifelong learning services to all.
I believe in Confidentiality/Privacy by protecting user privacy and confidentiality is necessary for intellectual freedom and fundamental to the ethics and practice of librarianship. In a library (physical or virtual), the right to privacy is the right to open inquiry without having the subject of one’s interest examined or scrutinized by others.
I believe that I must strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing my own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession that librarianship can make in ameliorating or solving the critical problems of society; support for efforts to help inform and educate the people of the United States on these problems and to encourage them to examine the many views on and the facts regarding each problem;
It is in the public interest for publishers and librarians to make available the widest diversity of views and expressions, including those that are unorthodox, unpopular, or considered dangerous by the majority. The power of a democratic system to adapt to change is vastly strengthened by the freedom of its citizens to choose widely from among conflicting opinions offered freely to them. Publishers, librarians, and booksellers do not need to endorse every idea or presentation they make available.
Publishers and librarians serve the educational process by helping to make available knowledge and ideas required for the growth of the mind and the increase of learning. The people should have the freedom to read and consider a broader range of ideas than those that may be held by any single librarian or publisher or government or church. It is my responsibility to be a guardian of the people's freedom to read, to contest encroachments upon that freedom by individuals or groups seeking to impose their own standards or tastes upon the community at large; and by the government whenever it seeks to reduce or deny public access to public information.
I believe in a democratic society, which is more safe, free, and creative when the free flow of public information is not restricted by governmental prerogative or self-censorship. It is my responsibility to give full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of thought and expression.
The freedom to read is of little consequence when the reader cannot obtain matter fit for that reader's purpose. What is needed is not only the absence of restraint, but the positive provision of opportunity for the people to read the best that has been thought and said. Books are the major channel by which intellectual inheritance is handed down, and the principal means of its testing and growth.
The defense of the freedom to read requires of all publishers and librarians the utmost of their faculties, and deserves of all Americans the fullest of their support.
I value our nation's diversity and strive to reflect that diversity by providing a full spectrum of resources and services to the communities we serve. I believe I must defend the constitutional rights of all individuals, including children and teenagers, to use the library’s resources and services; I value our nation’s diversity and strive to reflect that diversity by providing a full spectrum of resources and services to the communities we serve; I affirm the responsibility and the right of all parents and guardians to guide their own children’s use of the library and its resources and services;
I connect people and ideas by helping each person select from and effectively use the library’s resources; I protect each individual’s privacy and confidentiality in the use of library resources and services; I protect the rights of individuals to express their opinions about library resources and services; I celebrate and preserve our democratic society by making available the widest possible range of viewpoints, opinions and ideas, so that all individuals have the opportunity to become lifelong learners - informed, literate, educated, and culturally enriched.
Children's Literacy Learning Subscription:
Age-appropriate literacy learning kit, which includes a book, activity, supplies, and lesson action plan with references, specific for each subscription and tailored to each child's learning needs.
NEGUS Education offers affordable personalized tutoring services for students from Preschool to College. Virtual tutoring services is available.
Parents can get support with scholarships and college applications processes and learn about the best way to pay for college.
Are you having a hard time learning online?
Are you having a hard time understanding your lessons?
Are you having a hard time keeping up with your classes?
Make an appointment for a personalized tutoring service just for you!
I offer a complete service that includes evaluating the student's academic record, establishing reachable goals, advising the student throughout the application process, and advocating for the student.
I offer professional development for early childhood caregivers, public and private school teachers, librarians, and school personnel interested in learning more about engaging families in their children's learning and schooling.
Are you interested in finding research based and theory based evidence to support your school or organization? Are you interested in learning how to use data science to support instruction and learning?
Then professional development is for you and NEGUS Education is your answer!
I offer grant writing for professionals interested in learning how to use collected data to include in the grant writing process from beginning to end with a goal of acquiring grants.
I offer storytime sessions online via ZOOM or Face-to-Face for children and families from birth to beyond! Learn the basics of reading aloud to children, expanding the reading into activities and expanding learning. Training for teachers available.
"Plizzzzzz read a noder book." - Elizabeth Rivera
Need help building your resume for that unique position? Learn how to alter your resume to fit the position you want using your experience and the right words.
Need help editing a proposal or document? Learn how to edit your own document in English meeting all grammatical guidelines and procedures for a finished product.
Are you wondering what to do with that stimulus check or how to invest money in the stock market? Family financial literacy is for you. You and your family can learn virtually all about the basics of financial planning.
I am available for speaking engagements and lectures on the topic of the importance of family engagement and parent involvement. Speaking engagements at your school, church, library, or organization is an affordable way to engage your members, staff or personnel on this important topic for the future of our children.
Lectures are offered on a limited basis, which includes a detailed lesson plan, activity, and giveaways. Hold your spot today!
Curriculum development and curriculum development kits for children from PREK to 12th grade is developed by a team of experts in child development and family therapy and family studies. The development process is focused on cross-curriculum content where science meets math, and language arts and readings meets social studies, for example.
NEGUS Education World Specialists has created a new educational app that will transform how teachers, caregivers, and educators educate children and support their families. This is for serious investors who want to support children and families growth and development. We are very grateful for your generosity.
NEGUS Education World Specialists will be here for you every step of the way. Our education consultants will work with you and your family to plan the next step on your educational journey. Subscribe now and get access to our monthly newsletter with research and theory based information.
BLACK PARENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN THEIR CHILDREN’S SCHOOLING DURING MIDDLE CHILDHOOD WITHIN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Dr. Sewer is pleased to partner with the following individuals who are colleagues supporting theory and research on children and families! Always seeking partnerships! Let me know how you would like to partner and share your expertise to support children and families.
Dissertation: The Concerns of White Fathers for their Black-White Biracial Sons.
Providing parenting support for families seeking help with effective communication, parent-child relationships, and one-one-one parenting sessions. Dr. Durrant is also available to work with families on financial literacy and parenting strategies to support parents, especially during this time of a global pandemic.
Caribbean Immigrant Parents' Cultural Perspectives on Preparing Their Children for Kindergarten
Providing early childhood education support for teachers and for students seeking to learn more about child development and early childhood education.
NEGUS Education has partnered with Dr. Stankovic-Ramirez, an early childhood professional with over 10 years of experience, whose passion is creating developmentally stimulating learning environments for young children. Zlata earned her B.A. in Psychology from SMU, her M.S. in Child Development from TWU, and she is currently finishing her PhD in Early Child Development and Education at TWU. Zlata also teaches college level courses in Child Growth and Development, Educating Teachers, and Emergent Literacy. Zlata, in relationship with Euro Design Build, will create the optimal environment for your child balancing design and learning objectives to stimulate the growing mind.
She has been a lead teacher and an administrator for children of various ages. Serving as a Preschool Director and an Education Specialist really helped her become a trainer, consultant, advocate and a resource for parents.
Zlata believes in developmentally appropriate practices and has been an active board member for Dallas-AEYC, which is part of National Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC). She teaches college level courses in Child Growth & Development, Educating Teachers, and Emergent Literacy. Her training topics include Classroom Environments, Professionalism for Teachers, Literacy for Young Children and Culturally Sensitive Care for Infants and Toddlers. Zlata earned her B.A. in Psychology from SMU, her M.S. in Child Development from TWU, and her PhD in Child Development and Early Education at TWU. Her research interests include classroom environments, gender development and media influences on children. Her passion is creating Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments for young children grounded in theoretical perspective. Here is the published article on environments from Texas Child Care Quarterly, titled: The classroom as a teaching tool: Evolving spaces to meet children’s needs.