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Uhura Training Academy 2019

It’s official Uhura Training Academy will return to Starbase Indy in 2019 to continue providing cadets of all ages educational programs inspired by our favorite Communications Officer. Our theme this year is female inventors and scientists. See our full course schedule.  See what we had available at Uhura Training Academy 2018 including our Gal-lery. Visit […]

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Maya Angelou – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who was a poet, an activist, a dancer, an actress, a director, a writer, and an educator. A gal who used her many gifts to teach us empathy, compassion, and inner strength. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Maya Angelou. Full Episode […]

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A New Conversation About Literacy

Fast forward a half a millennium or so, and we are still teaching school children how to decode Shakespeare’s plays. And while I take no issue with that, I do take umbrage with the amount of attention being paid to decoding 16th century language versus the lack of attention being given, in this country at least, to the decoding of 21st century language. One skill does not necessarily lead to the other, and that’s the misconception our educational institutions have been laboring under for quite some time.