3 free opportunities at ASU
These entertaining and educational things to do are made possible by donations from ASU supporters.
Here are three opportunities — free and open to the ASU community and the public — that have been made possible through philanthropic support.
Arizona Virtual Teacher Institute
Every public school teacher in Arizona can access free training and professional development through ASU Prep Digital’s Arizona Virtual Teacher Institute, designed to help the state’s K–12 teachers deliver quality instruction in online and blended learning environments.
Topics include best practices in online instruction, Web 2.0 tools, setting up a virtual instruction plan, pace charts, monitoring student progress, teaching time and stress management, and more.
This ASU collaboration is provided at no cost to schools or teachers through the generous investment of the Arizona Department of Education, the Governor’s Office, and Helios Education Foundation, a philanthropic organization known for its work in creating opportunities for success in postsecondary education.
Check the training calendar for dates and details.
Art exhibit ‘Restless Balance: boredomresearch’
From the textbooks of ancient Greek physician Hippocrates to current research on the coronavirus pandemic, we know that human health is impacted by environmental factors.
Internationally renowned British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith of boredomresearch have collaborated with leading science institutions over the past decade to create dynamic video installations that explore how large-scale environmental changes have altered disease transmission. In 2019, they worked with researchers at the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center at the ASU Biodesign Institute on radically new ways of thinking about cancer treatment.
‘Restless Balance: boredomresearch’ is the U.S. premiere of the resulting video installation, “In Search of Chemozoa,” along with three striking earlier works based on animated robots navigating Venice’s polluted canals, flight patterns of mosquitoes carrying malaria and intertidal snails adjusting to changed coastal conditions.
“In Search of Chemozoa” was commissioned and funded by the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center, a new center established through an award from the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute and housed at the Biodesign Institute at ASU. It is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts with additional support from the ASU Art Museum’s Evelyn Smith Exhibition Fund.
The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday–Saturday through April 24 at ASU Art Museum. To ensure the well-being of all visitors and staff, please reserve free, timed-entry tickets and review guidelines for visiting.
Create a wellness journal
Learn how to capture stories in graphic form. Explore and draw your story through this easy, approachable medium. This workshop will also help you lessen stress and proactively manage self-care and mindfulness. No experience necessary!
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About ASU Foundation
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