Education/Youth

Miami, April 13, 2017 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has been selected to receive theCollege Board’s Modelo de la Comunidad Award. He will be honored April 26, during the 2017 Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America Conference in Orlando, Florida. “At MDC, we believe that opportunity changes everything,” said MDC’s President Padrón. “Accolades such as this only motivate us to continue working for an innovative educational delivery system that is high quality, accessible and affordable to everyone while closing the opportunity gap in our region and beyond.”
The Jamaican Association of Miami-Dade Educators (JADE) will hold its annual awards banquet and dance on May 6 in South Florida. During the event, to be staged at the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel and is part of JADE’s 23rd anniversary celebrations, the organization will award scholarships to high school graduates.
Miami, April 11, 2017 – From building robots to playing Latin jazz, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) unique summer camps are unmatched in variety, quality and fun! Open to kids, tweens and teens, the camps will be available at MDC campuses. Some of this year’s highlights include Robotics Camp, at the North Campus, and the Graphic Design Camp, at the InterAmerican Campus. Returning favourites include Animation, 3D Gaming Design, Learn to Code, Young Architects,Latin Jazz Experience, Kids/Teen College, Camp Wannadraw, as well as the popular Wild Things Happen Camp and Kidscene Camp, traditional summer camps where children participate in field trips, sports, reading, games, and more. 
Frances S. Tucker Elementary, Miami Springs Elementary, and Earlington Heights Elementary are the recipients of an Electronic Keyboard Lab awarded by the New York-based not-for-profit 42nd Street Development Corporation through the Music and The Brain (MATB) grant. Students in grades 2-5 will learn to read and play music, understand rhythm, and will be exposed to a variety of genres of music and famous composers through this innovative music class. Read more here. 
Miami, April 5, 2017 – Beginning in the 2017 fall semester, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Engineering and Technology will offer three new College Credit Certificates, in addition to the existing associate degree in Industrial Engineering Technology and bachelor’s degrees in Data Analytics and Information Systems Technology. MDC’s School of Education, renowned for its associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Education, will now offer a certificate in Instructional Design and Technology. The Fall Semester starts Aug. 28.
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