Hello and welcome to FACE- the Foundation for the Advancement of Culture and Education! This is our first Blog!
We are a Non-profit dedicated to providing educational learning experiences for schools, community and family systems so they are more inclusive and students can be more successful.
FACE opens pathways for partnerships, combining resources and ideas that address educational issues from multiple avenues thereby increasing the likelihood of long-term success. We customize training workshops, professional development, re-licensure credits, and family engagement. We assist with funding proposals, research initiatives and educational innovations like service-learning and civic engagement.
This month we have lots of exciting news to share. We launched our new website at www.faceeducation.org be sure to check us out and leave us a message about how we may help you with any educational needs.
You can also find us on Facebook: FACE Foundation for the Advsnce of Culture and Education
Twitter : @FACE_training
We offer custom workshops for education professionals, business professionals and families. FACE creates tailor-made tools and programs including:
- Safety issues
- Teacher and administrator retention
- Community Support
- Funding and Resources
- Anti racism
- Identifying mental health issues
- When trauma happens to teachers and staff
- Refereeing conflicts between staff
- Maintaining positive climate
- Mastering student behavior and motivation
- Keeping up with new teaching methods and new technology
- Communicating with families and communities
Teachers need resources for many different issues students deal with. FACE has 50+ workshops on current issues and can customize professional development on request. FACE trainings include:
- Family engagement
- Special learning needs (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalcula, Dyspraxia, and ADHD)
- Antiracism/RACE Talk
- Service-learning and Civic Engagement
- Social-emotional learning
- Trigger warnings
- School climate
- Restorative practices
- Grant writing
- Connecting partners and resources (schools/equipment/community)
- Microaggressions and language use in teaching
- Linking research and learning
Higher Education institutions may have centers for teaching and learning on campus that can benefit from our services. Businesses need help with issues like trauma and racism. FACE can help you with training and coaching.
What’s happening this month with FACE?
Our Executive Director was speaking with the North St Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale Rotary Club on Friday. One of FACE’s primary goals this year is reaching community in discussions about education and what we do. Dr. Strait talked about student, teacher, and schools needs and how the rotary could get involved. She also shared examples of our work so far. We have helped new teachers with supplies for their classrooms and assisted schools with grants and equipment. FACE helps the Little Earth United Tribes with a long term family engagement initiative where families have received computers and training and learned how to help their students succeed in school.
One of our specialists and manager of operations, Joyce Jones received a grant from the H.B.Fuller foundation for $ 8228.96 for science supplies for her work with Washington Technology Magnet in St. Paul. Students will now have the opportunity to have Daphne labs with new technology microscopes to further assist with their STEM studies. The grant funding is even assisting with repairing existing microscopes so every student will have a high quality microscope to use for Labs! Thank you H.B. Fuller and Valerie Moeller, grants administrator.
FACE has submitted two grant requests one for literacy assistance for middle schoolers and one with Google for non-profit ad assistance. We will be submitting three more later this month and will continue talking to rotaries, lions clubs and other groups interested in hearing about our work. Dr. Strait serves as a co-editor for the International Journal of Research on Service-learning in Teacher Education and launched the latest edition which can be found at: https://ijrslte.journal.library.uta.edu/index.php/IJRSLTE/index
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Here’s to the start of our First Year as a Nonprofit. We look forward to meeting you and working with you.