High School Virtual Workshop Series

Emily Krzyzewski Center Presents:

The Game Plan: College (GPC) is excited to announce our Virtual Workshop Series for all high school students. Each Monday GPC staff will be hosting virtual workshops on various topics. Most days, we will host two different workshops using Eastern Standard Time (EST). Sessions at 10:00 AM will cover topics mostly pertaining to 9th -11th grades. Sessions at 2:00 PM will cover topics mostly pertaining to Seniors. Students are encouraged to attend any and all workshops.

Instructions and schedules here!

Digital Resources from Durham County Library for April 2020

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While our libraries are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Durham County Library is committed to bringing you excellent digital resources and services. The following are this month’s digital highlights. See a full list of our digital collections, or check out all of our online resources by category.

We truly appreciate your patience and support during this trying time.

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While our physical libraries may be closed, our digital collection is always available! Check out our ebooks and e-audiobooks on OverDrive/Libby.

Did you know that OverDrive offers 285 classic books with no waiting, including beloved titles such as Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Call of the Wild by Jack London? Check out our always-available classics.

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Need help with online classes? BrainFuse HelpNow offers personalized, state standards-aligned live homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies), including SAT preparation. Live tutoring is available every day from 2–11 p.m. Adult Learning Center is included in the HelpNow suite. Access Brainfuse HelpNow.

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IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. Now you can instantly view over 8,000 titles from 85 different countries, including films from festivals like Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!

  • Advanced search tools make browsing IndieFlix simple
  • Unlimited access to streaming library
  • Watch movies on any internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a web browser! Also available on Roku, Xbox, and Apple TV via Apple devices, and through the RB Digital app
  • New titles are being added all of the time

Head to IndieFlix now!

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Experience the world through cultural information with CultureGrams! CultureGrams provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. CultureGrams has four editions: World Edition, which is aimed at secondary school students and adults, and Kids, States, and Province Editions, which are aimed at elementary school students. Check out CultureGrams here.

Remote STEM resources from Congressional committee

The Science Committee GOP has compiled a number of free resources families can use to learn STEM skills while schools are closed.  There are hundreds of activities, experiments, projects, videos, and games available and many of these are direct from our federal research agencies. There are topics from astronomy to zoology and everything in between. It’s available online here.

 

 

What you need to know about student loans and the coronavirus pandemic

Student loan borrowers now have more benefits to consider when planning for the potential financial impact from coronavirus. A new federal law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides automatic suspension of principal and interest payments on federally-held student loans through September 30, 2020. These suspended payments will count towards any student loan forgiveness program.

Here are some key things you need to know about how this may affect you.