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 News  mbeck  03-Nov-2014 01:40  0  1457 reads workshop @ Taft IT High School (Nov. 1, 2014) has developed an elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing- at no cost for schools. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged”activities that require no computer at all. Each course consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate.

On Saturday, Nov. 1st, Taft Information Technology High School hosted a 1-day workshops to prepare educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.) to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5). The workshop covered content for all three courses and teachers received the supplies they need to teach the course- at no cost.

For more information, please visit

West End Community/Citizen Youth Scientists Presentation

 News  mbeck  29-Oct-2014 11:20  0  1693 reads
West End Community/Citizen Youth Scientists Presentation

At the September meeting of West End Community Council, we had the opportunity to see an excellent presentation by the "Community/Citizen Youth Scientists" from Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses (see below). 

It was truly inspiring to watch this engaged and motivated group of young local students, mostly from the Taft Information Technology High School, who took the time to come up with ideas and their perspective on how to "create a clean neighborhood where families can feel comfortable, safe, and civil". 

The West End: Looking Back, Looking Forward

 News  mbeck  27-Oct-2014 12:00  1  1592 reads

On Wednesday, November 12 at 7 pm in Mayerson Hall, local historians scholars, and consultants discuss an historic Cincinnati neighborhood.

Moderator: Dan Hurley, host of Newsmakers on Channel 12, local historian and director of Leadership Cincinnati at the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce


Terry Grundy, director of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Cincinnati; adjunct associate professor at UC; and colleague and personal friend of Dan Ransohoff
Carl Westmoreland, senior historian (NURFC ) and advocate for the West End community
Dr. Gary Zola, executive director of the American Jewish Archives, which holds the Ben Rosen photographs
John W. Harshaw, Sr., author of Cincinnati’s West End ( 2009)
Scott Gampfer, director, History Collections and Preservation, Cincinnati Museum Center, which holds the Daniel Ransohoff and George Rosenthal photographs

Program support provided by the Daniel J. Ransohoff Lectures Fund of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Reservation Information:

Free and open to the public.

Reservations requested by calling Jen Mendelson at 513-487-3098 or

More information: FotoFocus Biennial

FREE workshop for teachers & volunteers to teach computer ...

 News  mbeck  19-Oct-2014 06:50  0  2995 reads
FREE workshop for teachers & volunteers to teach computer science to K-5

We welcome elementary school teachers to sign up for a free, high-quality professional development workshop led by K-5 Facilitators, who are experienced computer science educators.

Workshops last 6-7 hours and will prepare you to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5. Attendees will also receive free classroom supplies to teach the course. 

Register here:

Taft High School as one of 10 super rad LEED public ...

 News  mbeck  17-Oct-2014 11:00  0  1131 reads
Taft High School as one of 10 super rad LEED public projects

Photo credit: VSWC Architects

Recently the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) published a list of 10 super rad LEED public projects 

As #4 they listed the Taft Information Technology High School:

4. Taft Information Technology High School, Cincinnati, OH

It would be wrong for this list to not include a LEED-certified school, as an incredible part of this movement is the public sector recognizing that where kids learn matters. The leader in green schools is the state of Ohio, clocking in at 158 LEED-certified public schools. For an example of the amazing work being done in that state, check out the LEED Platinum Taft Information Technology High School in Cincinnati, which is sporting one of the region’s largest green vegetated roofs. Cincinnati also runs a tax abatement program for LEED homes that has been hugely successful. Props!

Welcome to West End Cincinnati website

 News  mbeck  13-Oct-2014 23:30  0  904 reads
Welcome to West End Cincinnati website

Thank you for your interest in the West End neighborhood, located in the beautiful Cincinnati, OH.

If you would like to share information about West End with the rest of the world using this website, please contact us.

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