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AIT was created more than four decades ago to provide leadership and development services for instructional television. AIT is a leader in instructional technology, primarily visual technology, and possesses broad experience in the application of visual communications and transmission technologies for K12 education and teacher professional development. AIT actively distributes educational media to schools, libraries, and educational broadcasters. Working in partnership with independent producers, school districts, media centers, and public broadcasters, AIT guides the development of curriculum materials and promotes appropriate applications of video-based technology in the classroom.
We began meeting in January 2009 to discuss forming a non-profit organization to improve the quality of life for communities in Tanzania. We are a small group of people with ties to the country, some more directly than others. Walter Miya hails from Arusha, Tanzania, and moved to Indiana after meeting his now wife, Shawn Miya, who spent several months conducting HIV/AIDS prevention classes at secondary schools in the area as a volunteer. With their friends – Tanzanians at IU, Hoosier natives and others, Walter and Shawn are moving forward with plans to fulfill their dream of improving educational opportunities for Tanzanian children and adults.Coming together to share our time and ideas has borne a name, a mission statement, and an application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization status. Kilimanjaro Education Outreach – “KILEO” for short – will partner with local stakeholders in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania to improve quality of life by enhancing community-owned educational infrastructure, providing HIV prevention classes, and promoting volunteerism. We decided on this mission after discussing issues such as the lack of access to books, the cost to families of providing school uniforms and supplies to their children, and the unavailability of space for children and adults to study, learn how to use computers, or come together for learning opportunities. We want to send shipments of books, build libraries and community centers, offer HIV/AIDS education, and help young adults learn skills they can apply in the workforce.We plan to build a network of Tanzanian and American individuals and organizations with a common goal of providing or enhancing educational resources and infrastructure, and support members of this network while searching for opportunities to initiate our own projects.
Encouraging lifelong learning in a relaxed environment, People’s University, Bloomington Parks and Recreation’s adult leisure education program, offers courses in a variety of subject areas to adults 18 and over. We bring together businesses, teachers, and other community members with knowledge and skills to share with those who would like to learn. Originally proposed by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, People’s University contributes to the special quality of life in our community. Take time to learn something new — just for you!
Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages and skill levels. At Sylvan, our warm and caring tutors tailor individualized learning plans that build the skills, habits and attitudes students need to succeed in school and in life. Affordable tutoring instruction is available in math, reading, writing, study skills, homework help, test prep and more at more than 1,100 learning centers in the United States, Canada and abroad.
Japanese Martial Arts of aikido, iaido, and jodo.