Jamaica Connects e-Learning For Kids & ClassmatePC Program (Jamaica, West Indies)

Last Updated Saturday, November 27, 2010

Partnering with The Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield to help raise funds for unfortunate children of Jamaica to lead them out of poverty with education & social development. The next project is to furnish a learning technology for the students in a rural school in Williamsfield Jamaica.

Jamaica Connects Program: A collaborative project between classrooms in Jamaica, West Indies and Chicago, Illinois, area Schools.

Jamaica Connects Program is designed to increase collaboration and communication between the teachers of elementary and teachers of younger children, within each respective country, with joint activities to promote literacy. And together, they have connections with international partner schools. Communication and idea sharing will be enhanced through the joint ownership of the Global Exploration and Multicultural Adventures web site. There will be a webmaster for technical support and to develop templates for teacher easy use.

Use of technology in literacy projects will be cost effective, and a convenient mode of communication between teachers, students, and parents,separated by distance, but united in goals for literacy achievement for all.

Professors Jade Stanley, Elizabeth Landerholm, and Joann Karr both from The College of Education at Northeastern Illinois University (www.neiu.edu) took a group of students to Jamaica as part of an outreach program with Primary and Junior High Schools.

Jamaican Benefit Dinner - Experience food plus a variety of cultures, music and dancing (July 2010)

Throughout the evening, you will be exposed to a variety of cultures, and listening and dancing to the music by JAH SCOOB.

Special help for this benefit dinner will come from the members of the Fulbright Hays Group Study LCST- Jamaica, faculty from Northeastern Illinois University, and community partners.

Networking reception with optional Red Stripe beer tickets @ 5:30 pm with dinner planned for 7:00 pm.

Friends of RS4K enjoy a Taste of Jamaica on a beautiful evening in the Winnetka Community House Gardens. Proceeds will provide new technology equipment for rural schools in Jamaica and literacy programs created with the help of Northeastern Illinois University.

IMWinnetka Rotary's Taste of Jamaican

Click here to print our menu and more information:
  Appetizers
    Vegetable and beef patties

  Main Entrees
    Brown stew chicken
    Curry chicken
    Peas and rice
    Ripe fried plantains
    Mixed vegetables
    Hard dough bread

  Dessert
    Light Dessert
    Jamaican fruit punch

ClassmatePC for Mcintosh Memorial School Jamaica (May 2010)

Tom Nguyen, Co-founder of RightStart4Kids present Dr. Jade Stanley, Chair, Social Work Program at Northeastern Illinois University with a new ClassmatePC Convertible (Tablet).

Dr. Stanley has worked with several school abroad, most recently, Mcintosh Memorial Primary School in Williamsfield Jamaica, working closely with the principal, a master teacher and the teachers in the classroom, by enhancing their reading program, assisting with their development of the computer lab and have helped to bring the reading scores up of all the students in this rural community in the hills of Jamaica (http://www.finditinjamaica.com/schools.htm).

ClassmatePC for Mcintosh Memorial School Jamaica

Jamaica Connects Program: A collaborative project between classrooms in Jamaica, West Indies and Chicago, Illinois, area Schools.

Professors Jade Stanley, Elizabeth Landerholm, and Joann Karr both from The College of Ed took a group of students to Jamaica as part of an outreach program with Primary and Junior High Schools.

RS4K partnering with www.e-learningforkids.org, a global non-profit with nearly 200 free and fun educational games for kids ages 5-12 plans to help replicate one of our early projects helping Khai Tri Orphanage located in the heart of Mekong Delta in SE Asia.

Jamaican classroom