Friday Update 4/19/13

Coming Up
Farmworker’s Grant Staff on Campus April 24 – Financial Assistance Available to Students
Charter Board of Directors Meeting – April 30, 2:45 pm
Career Fair – May 8, 9 am – Noon
National Nurses Week – May 6 – 12
Leadership Lake Visits Lake Tech – May 8

Academic Affairs

Arts, AV Technology & Communication
Digital Design
hosted Mr. Izaak Hale, a guest speaker from That! Company, on Friday. He expressed the need for great designers, not only in his company, but throughout Lake County. Our students are now even more excited about polishing their design and software skills in order to qualify! Ms. Johnson challenged Mr. Hale to try his own skills at earning a certification in Adobe Illustrator, since we are an official testing center.

Instructor Kerrie Johnson earned her second industry certification – this time in Adobe Illustrator. Congrats Kerrie!

Business Management & Administration
This week we recognized four students for completing OCP C. Proudly showing off their new certificates are Ana Elentri, Abel Barajas, and Wendi Price. Autumn Driggers was not available for this picture.

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Our students continue to help the residents of Lake County in preparing and entering their income taxes as part of the United Way’s VITA program.

In our classes we are working with more complex accounting transactions as well as developing press releases and studying office procedures. We are also modifying existing ACCESS databases to include new information. We welcomed Ms. Julie Brown as a new member of our Administrative Office Specialist program.

The Business classes welcomed Ms. Leslie Gibbons, Executive Vice President of CompassHRM. They represent The Villages. She discussed a variety of career related topics including preparing for writing resumes, completing applications, and a winning interview. She engaged all of the students in a fast-paced and an informative session. Ms. Gibbons will also be part of Lake Tech’s Career Fair on May 8th. In one of the pictures, she is shown receiving a gift from our Office Manager, Kelsey Tracy.

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Ms. Ana Elentri completed her job shadowing requirements at the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties, Inc. She found the experience was very beneficial. Upon her return she presented her experiences to the class.

In our classes, we are planning and developing Word forms for information gathering. Other students are developing their job portfolios.

Law, Public Safety
The Scott Combat Firefighter Challenge was a big success. Fire Fighters from as far away as Canada spent the day at the Lake Tech Fire Academy participating in the toughest 2 minutes in sports! Russell Darst opened with the singing of the National Anthem. A special thanks to Tavares Fire Chief Richard Keith and Lake County Fire Chief John Jolliff for being part of the opening ceremonies.

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The Corrections Recruits are in week three of defensive tactics and ibuprofen stocks are on the rise as reported by Wall Street.

The Law Enforcement Recruits completed the dart firing stun gun (Taser) portion of their training this week and were happily joined by the Paramedic students from the main campus for some quality hands on training. I believe the majority of the recruits were shocked to learn how powerful the Taser can be when used properly.

Student Affairs

Staff Members with the Farm Worker’s Grant will be on campus Wednesday, April 24, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm to talk to students about how they may be eligible for assistance through the Grant.

Dr. Sherie Lindamood hosted a tour group of students from Clermont Middle School. They enjoyed learning about Lake Tech!

The National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on May 14 at 1 pm in the Tech Dining room.

Lake Sumter State College scholarship applications for a LTC GED graduate and for a LTC CTE graduate (each valued at $600), are available in the Admissions Office. Sonya Rosenglick will be notifying instructors and students that the applications are available, and the deadline for completion is Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Professional Development

On our campus:
Erika Greene, Business Account Representative for Workforce Central Florida, will be attending our faculty meeting on May 9. She will explain the tools available through WCF as our students/ graduates prepare to search for jobs.

Please note the upcoming Adult Education webinars listed below. To register, please visit

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST): Joining the Workforce Using Florida CHOICES Planner

In the Community

Lake Tech will participate in the Umatilla Elementary “Making a Change” event to be held on April 27.

We are thankful for the Woman’s Club of Eustis donated to the Lake Tech Student Scholarship Fund.


Sonya Rosenglick is the “Teacher Feature” in this month’s SOPHIA Teacher Times.clip image001 400x72 Friday Update 4/19/13
SOPHIA and Capella University are excited to bring you The Teacher Times—a resource designed to provide innovative teaching insights from a wide range of perspectives. Through free teaching and learning resources at SOPHIA and respected advanced degree programs at Capella, we’re working together to make a difference in education. In this issue, learn more about using tablets for one-to-one instruction in your classroom.

You’ve got iPads in your classroom—but now what? Here are 10 things to do to get you on the right path toward implementing this technology.

Learn how to utilize tablets into your classroom for one-to-one instruction—and what the advantages are.

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Sonya Rosenglick shares her experience—and some tips and tricks—with training teachers at her school in Florida how to use iPads in their classrooms.

Tech Tip

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