Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 18, 2008
Indelible Creative Group recently announced two unprecedented projects for this holiday season, Operation Freedom Bell and new Travis Cottrell project, Ring The Bells.
A highlight of the Cottrell project release goes further than the music. Ring the Bells will be a launching point for Operation Freedom Bell, which brings hope, encouragement and Bibles to U.S. Soldiers who are serving overseas.
The purchase of each solid-brass Freedom Bell for only ten dollars provides an American solider with an “American Heroes” New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs. When a Freedom Bell is purchased, both the consumer and the solider will also receive video downloads from LtCol Oliver North and Beth Moore, along with a MP3 single from Travis Cottrell. Bells may be purchased and Bibles sent online through http://www.operationfreedombell.org, as well as through select retail and additional ministry outlets. At the Operation Freedom Bell website, there are also forums to hear directly from the soldiers and leave your prayers and thoughts for them as well.
“Often in life we ask ourselves: ‘How can I make a difference?'” Jeff Sheets, president & CEO of Son Companies & E3, a partner in Operation Freedom Bell. “Operation Freedom Bell was founded with the desire to provide a tangible way to keep our American Heroes at the forefront of our hearts and prayers and to be a supply line of the most important gifts we can give, God’s Word. You can make a difference, most importantly in praying for our troops and you can make an eternal impact by giving them God’s Word. In a real sense, participation in Operation Freedom Bell is one of the more tangible ways each of us can make a difference in the lives of men and women serving and protecting around the world.”
Operation Freedom Bell is a movement encouraging prayer and the opportunity to physically place the Word of God into the hands of men and women who need hope in the battlefield and encouragement from those they are serving. Travis Cottrell, Beth Moore, and LtCol Oliver North will lead this initiative, but it will be up to the American people to keep it fueled and keep the bells ringing.
Both the Ring the Bells CD and the Freedom Bell will be available at retail, online, and at Cottrell’s live tour events nationwide on October 7, 2008, through Indelible Creative Group / Word Entertainment. Cottrell will be touring this fall at Beth Moore Living Proof Live, and will be performing in December on Compassion International’s Gloria tour with Cindy Morgan and Shaun Groves.
For more information on Operation Freedom Bell and Travis Cottrell’s new project, please visit:
Beth Moore was born on an Army base in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the fourth child of a retired Army major and a homemaker. Beth founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word. Upon completion of a tour of New England this fall, Beth’s Living Proof Live conferences will have taken her to all fifty states since 1994. The events have been attended by more than 658,000 women.
LtCol Oliver North is a Vietnam veteran awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and two Purple Hearts during his twenty-two years of service as a United States Marine. Later, he was assigned to the National Security Council staff by former President Ronald Reagan, who called North “an American hero.” Today, he is a New York Times best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and host of the award-winning War Stories documentary series on the FOX News Channel. North has four children, eleven grandchildren, and lives with his wife in Virginia.
Indelible Creative Group, E3Resources, makers and distributers of the EvangeCube, Son Companies, and BuzzPlant are the partners.
For more information:
Lesley Burbridge-Bates or Lori Lenz
lesley.bates @ labmediaonline.com
lori.lenz @ labmediaonline.com
Bloomfield Hills, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) April 12, 2011
Michigan medical malpractice lawyer Thomas L. Stroble said today that he was encouraged to see a group of 16 Midwest hospitals revising their practices in order to better protect the safety of infants during childbirth.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the hospitals belonging to Ascension Health, Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota Public Health systems have seen a major reduction in birth injuries and deaths since they began using a series of safety protocols, or care bundles, in the summer of 2008.
I believe attorneys representing families who have experienced the tragedy of a birth injury have forced hospitals to take a hard look at whats wrong with their practices, and to their credit, these hospitals have acted to fix those problems, said Stroble, a Bloomfield Hills personal injury attorney and founder of the Oakland County-based Stroble Law Firm, P.C.
These new practices, in particular, improve communication and teamwork so that doctors and nurses can react quickly when difficulties arise, Stroble said. Based on our law firms experience, its that failure to react to problems such as shoulder dystocia that often leads to serious birth injuries that can impact the child and parents for the rest of their lives.
The care bundles were developed as part of an obstetrics safety program by North Carolina-based Premier Inc. in 2008, according to the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper said the practices have been aimed at addressing five of the most common delivery-room errors:
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
As part of the key initiative to transform its lowest-performing schools, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of Strategic School Support Services (OS4) has partnered with Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS), a leader in strategic blended professional development (PD) solutions for K-12 schools, districts, and educators. This three-year intensive professional development partnership at 22 Reinvestment Schools will improve instructional practice in classrooms to accelerate the academic growth for all students by ensuring quality instruction in every classroom.
KDS provides a unique approach to professional learning that is deeply engrained in the latest research on effective PD. KDSs approach is grounded in research that shows that it takes an average of 49 hours of immersive and sustained professional development to boost student achievement. (Reviewing the Evidence on How Teacher Professional Development Affects Student Achievement, U.S. Department of Education, 2007). This is not a traditional form of sit and get professional development, where teachers passively sit through limited PD sessions.
KDS utilizes flipped learninga highly effective blended model that includes 50 hours of high-quality online coursework supported by ongoing face-to-face coaching, observation, feedback, and in-depth instruction for optimal professional learning. This model actually shifts practice in a way traditional practice doesnt and cantfor increased student achievement. KDS has implemented this radical professional learning strategy successfully with leading districts such as the School District of Philadelphia, where teachers and administrators who participated in KDS PD coursework demonstrated up to a 77% increase in understanding of critical concepts and strategies.
In these accountability-driven times, districts often focus their time and money on teacher evaluations to identify a small number of ineffective teachers. CPS is, instead, focused on providing a system of intensive support for teachers to help them improve their practice, which impacts all teachers and helps all students. We are providing effective professional learning that improves teaching practice on a large scale for a lot of students, very efficiently, said Alvin Crawford, CEO of Knowledge Delivery Systems. We are proud to partner with CPS and OS4s initiative to present an innovative approach to individualized professional learning, fully aligned with district priorities to instill 21st Century skills in students. Were excited to make an impact in the OS4 Reinvestment Schools and help them in their mission to ensure every child receives a rigorous, high-quality education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life.
KDS has designed this program in collaboration with a cross-functional CPS team to meet the needs of OS4 schools and encompass intensive support for teachers from both virtual and on-site coaches. KDS course offerings for CPS teachers and principals for the 2013-2014 school year include: Transforming School Culture, Common Core State Standards in both literacy and mathematics, and Assessment and the Common Core, among others. As part of this initiative, OS4 held a Chicago Executive Leadership Academy (CELA) meeting for school principals from the 22 Reinvestment Schools and the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program schools on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The professional learning day included a leadership workshop with KDS and sessions with Dr. Anthony Muhammad, a national expert on transforming school culture.
CPS recognizes the importance of providing both school leaders and teachers with ongoing, comprehensive professional development and support that will help them reach their full potential in driving student success, said Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CPS CEO. We are committed to the OS4 reinvestment strategy of supporting high-need schools through intensive PD, and we are excited to pair our OS4 schools with Knowledge Delivery Systems in these efforts.
About Knowledge Delivery Systems
Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS) creates and delivers online, blended, and flipped-model strategic professional development solutions to districts, teachers, and schools. KDSs award-winning eClassroom platform enables schools and districts to optimize their instructional practice with customized programs tailored to their specific goals and to engage collaboratively in virtual learning communities. KDSs diverse library of research-based and relevant courses, given by today