Upcoming Classes Forum and Presentations
On March 19 at 1-2pm in Live Oak Hall, joined Dan Dowd and MTP staff for
a forum about upcoming classes and presentations. Every year we like to
solicit your ideas for future directions that MTP can explore. No need to
register, just show up. As always, we appreciate your support!
New Classes …. New Faculty
We want to draw your attention to a very interesting presentation on April 8. "The New Aging: What It Means for You" will be offered by Dr. Regina Kyle.
We inadvertently left her credentials off the Faculty Facts. Regina did her undergraduate work at Regis College and received both Masters and PhD from Harvard University. Her experience in academia and as a social innovator is impressive. New to the Ocala community, this is her first offering with MTP. The description is in the catalog and on line for you to read and register.
In addition to this presentation, Dr. Kyle will also do "Innovation Laboratory Overview" a week later on April 15. This new session was not in the catalog when published. Here's the description:
This is the introduction to a proposed new series of programs, the Innovation Laboratory. The Innovation Lab is an idea-design-action experience that will focus on problems in Marion County. The outcomes will be new initiatives in social entrepreneurship that make our community a better place to live. The development of new programs and organizations has been a focus of Dr. Regina Kyle's career since her days on the Harvard faculty and her work as a member of a small team designing the University of Texas at Dallas. Through her consulting firm, The Kyle Group, she has helped to establish several new organizations in K-12 and university education, workforce development, and economic development.
This is an exciting and thought provoking discussion that may, if demand is there, develop into a series. We hope you will consider these programs. It's a pleasure to welcome Dr. Regina Kyle to MTP.
Master the Possibilities Boomer Survey
Join MTP staff, faculty and students in a little survey experiment. If you are a Boomer or lived through 1946-1964 at any age, what would you say the most significant books and films were? Look at the year you were...18 years old....and go out another dozen years. Click here for more information.
Master the Possibilities is very happy and proud to announce that Vince Boudreau PhD has been appointed Dean of the newly formed Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership at City College of New York. Professor Boudreau has been a visiting scholar at MTP for several years and a valued part of of our curriculum. For complete details please click here to read the press release.
The Winter MTP catalog is now available online, at the Center and at various libraries. Continue learning during January through May. There are 600 opportunities to learn, grow and have fun! Register early and often. Download the catalog here. (PDF 7.5 mb)
MTP receives national recognition ..again!
For the second year in a row, Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning has attracted national attention. The 2014 January/February edition of WHERE TO RETIRE Magazine, features our educational program as the example of a meaningful and cutting edge educational programing. In the article, Director of Education Dan Dowd states "…learning new things and continuing their education is really part and parcel of what the baby boomers are all about". They noted our phenomenal success as well as student input...which accounts for much of our popularity.
SHINE ( Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
Do you have questions about Medicare? SHINE can help! Individual sessions will be every Wednesday from 10-12pm first come first served. There will also be monthly informational sessions Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, or Apr 15 9-1030 am.
This is a great way to get accurate and objective information from a Division of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Read the recent Ocala Star Banner article on Master the Possibilities. Click here to read.
Where to Retire magazine cites Master the Possibilities as a "stunning success".
The May/June 2012 edition of the national magazine focused on Ocala and On Top of the World Communities. Master the Possibilities was referred to as "a stunning success...a program developed at On Top of the World Communities".
Click here to read "College For Seniors" an article about Master the Possibilities that was published in Ocala's Good Life magazine.
Education: A Predictor of Longer Life
U.S. News & World Report has a very interesting article regarding lifelong learning. Please read it here.
Online Classes for Winter/Spring 2014 Semester
Join Instructor Robert Levin as he helps move Master the Possibilities into a new dimension. Robert will offer 30 online classes. As virtual classes, the courses are available 24 hours a day and can be taken at a time that is convenient to you. Most of the Online Classes are now Interactive. When you finish viewing the class videos and Power Point presentations you contact the instructor. He forwards you an exercise that you complete at your own pace at home. Then the finished material is posted back to the instructor via email. He will make suggestions and provide notes in regard to your finished work. All your questions will be answered at any time during the two or six month subscription to the class material. To register use this link at any time.
Robert has created his own video advertisement for the online courses. The video can be viewed on his site http://www.dataimageme.com/online_classes.html.
He has also created a demo page that will provide students with a sample of how the materials work. http://www.dataimageme.com/Online_MTP.html