Updates from CCRI
Here are some updates from Create Caribbean and news from our partners and associates.
Preparing Your Child for Higher Education
Create Caribbean extends its gratitude to everyone who attended and participated in our Higher Education Session! Our director Dr Schuyler Esprit, the session leader, covered some key points in the transitory process from high school/work life to higher education at the local, regional and international levels and the mental and emotional changes that occur among families and individuals when taking this step. Among other topics, she also outlined important aspects of the process to consider when applying to universities. Parents and students in attendance freely shared their concerns and opinions and the session was greatly appreciated.
Stay tuned to our newsletter and our social media pages to find out about follow-up sessions in the future!
RTC Internship Recruitment Drive
Create Caribbean Recruitment drive is in motion! As we draw attention to our internship program in high schools, here is some information about the program:
The RTC Internship Program at Create Caribbean Research Institute is an academic enrichment initiative. RTC stands for the three pillars of the institute, Research, Technology and Community. Students will be exposed to the culture of academic research, digital humanities and community engagement. They will receive the opportunity to collaborate, learn and practice their own talents on projects of importance to the college community, to national development and to building regional and international networks as students and scholars. Thanks to the Mellon Foundation grant awarded to the Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective, the internship program structure has been developed to include additional opportunities for training, a stipend and an academic certificate upon completion.
To be eligible for the RTC Internship, students must be enrolled at Dominica State College and commit approximately 10 hours per week during the regular semester and 20 hours per week for one month during the summer. During this time, students will work and learn in the practice-based research environment of the Institute.
Interns who successfully complete the academic and service requirements of the program will be awarded a Certificate in Caribbean Digital Studies from Dominica State College. A special recognition ceremony will take place at the end of each academic year to recognize students who have completed the internship program.
The internship program is a paid academic enrichment program. Students will receive US$400 per semester during the course of the internship program subject to satisfactory academic performance and program progress.
To read more about the internship, meet the interns and view the projects they have worked on, visit commonsbox.createcaribbean.org!
UWI Mona Department of Literatures in English
UWI Mona Department of Literatures in English invites all to join the stream as they "walk a short way" on February 9th for the online launch of Pamela Mordecai's "de book of Joseph" and "A Fierce Green Place". This launch will be streamed LIVE by UWITV on Youtube:
The stream will begin on February 9th at 2:30 pm EST.
Visit their Facebook page to learn more about the department and stay up to date on their activities!
WePlanet Partners with NDFD for NDFD Green Innovations Summit 2023
WePlanet has partnered with the National Development Foundation of Dominica Ltd , to make it possible for interested individuals to register for the NDFD Green Innovations Summit (NGIS) and earn rewards!
The NGIS is a three (3) day event organized by the NDFD, for environmentally conscious persons to develop an eco-friendly small business idea with mentoring and further assistance from the NDFD.
- Age range: 16 - 45 years
- Dominican citizen or CARICOM national residing in Dominica for over 2 years
Register using the WePlanet app for a chance to win a $150 cash prize! To register simply visit the WePlanet App to learn more and view registration guidelines at www.weplanet.app.
Digital Library of the Caribbean- Workshop Series
Register for the next workshop of the series!
Metadata Creation for dLOC
March 15, 2023 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST
This workshop will discuss the process for creating metadata using the dLOC metadata template. It will introduce the dLOC Training LibGuide, which contains technical resources for submitting materials, as well as documentation on the use of various scanning equipment. There will be time for questions and discussion.
For more information on the B3C Workshops, please visit the Workshops page.
dLOC-Call for Participation: Open Educational Resources in Caribbean Studies
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) invites proposals from individuals and groups seeking to develop open educational resources (OER) that build upon, enhance, or complement dLOC collections. This is brought to you by the generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
There will be three open calls for proposals awarding over $100,000 over the course of the program period. In this first round, proposals will be due on March 15, 2023.
Please view the following links to the CFP for information on the application process:
Call for Proposals 2022-2023 (English) Link to PDF
Convocatoria de propuestas 2022-2023 (Español) Enlace a PDF
Appel à projets 2022-2023 (Français) Lien vers le PDF
Journal of Folklore and Education
Vol. 10: Teaching with Ethnographic and Folk Arts Collections: Challenging History
The Journal of Folklore and Education is seeking submissions for their 2023 issue, to be released in Fall 2023. Submissions are due on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The Guest Editor for this special issue is Alexandra Antohin.
For more information, visit https://jfepublications.org/for-authors/call-for-submissions/.
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