New Free Stanford Classes - Go to Stanford for Free

I love online classes, don't you? I'm always looking for the next opportunity to learn something. My favorite classes are the ones that are both taught by experts and cost nothing! I love taking college courses in interesting subjects, but it's just too expensive to do as a hobby. Luckily, big time University's have started putting out free Open Source Courses. Stanford has several brand new offerings that I'm so excited about. Here they are:

This class provides an introduction to the roles of individuals and associations in shaping our collective public life and the civic fabric of our towns, states, and countries. Participants will learn about — and practice — coming together to make community decisions and establish the importance of these roles in democratic systems. Enrollment: Free

Now Open!
Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum. Stanford physicians, K-12 educators, and transgender faculty members offer practical tips for parents, teachers, healthcare providers, and anyone who wants to help create a more gender-expansive environment. Enrollment: Free

Interprofessional Education for 21st Century Care
Now Open!
Physician trainees often have no framework for understanding the complex interdisciplinary team environment. This lack of understanding can lead to patient care errors, potentially hostile working conditions, and decreased job satisfaction. We hope to give you a basic understanding of the roles of some core members of the interdisciplinary team and knowledge of common misunderstandings that can derail inter-professional collaboration. Enrollment: Free

Probability and Statistics
Probability and Statistics
Now Open!
Now anyone can develop an understanding of probability and statistics with this self-paced, interactive course. Creative problem solving activities and simulations walk you through the basics of exploratory data analysis, how to sample data, and how to draw inferences. The course provides a fair and inclusive learning environment to support learners of all backgrounds. Free Enrollment. Enrollment: Free.

Supporting English Learners: Resources for Leaders
Supporting English Learners
Now Open!
This course is designed to support educational leaders in driving educational change for English Learners. The goal is  to improve understanding of ELs in their academic experiences, needs, and successes, and to use this information to design and implement higher-quality educational models that build disciplinary knowledge and skills. Enrollment: Free
Physics-Based Sound Synthesis for Games and Interactive Systems
Physics-Based Sound Synthesis for Games and Interactive Systems
Open for Enrollment
Learn the basics of Digital Signal Processing and computational acoustics by understanding the vibrational physics of real-world objects and the systems simulating them. The free, open-source software provided makes it possible for anyone to use physical models in art, game or movie sound, or other applications. Enrollment: Free, or Premium Option with Fee.


Spring outdoor activity ideas from Go Organically®Organic Fruit Snacks

Spring Fun

Ahhh, spring. Warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and a chance to rediscover the joys of the great outdoors after several months of hibernation (and the occasional binge-watch). Need another reason to get moving? May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month—which makes it the perfect time to renew your commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle while inspiring your kids to do the same.
Studies show that kids need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. So lace up those sneakers, stretch out those limbs, and head outdoors to try one of these fun-filled family activity ideas from Go Organically® Organic Fruit Snacks.

1.       Gear Up

Make sports equipment easily accessible so you'll be more likely to use it. Park bicycles near the front of your garage, or keep scooters in the mudroom to inspire impromptu usage. Stash a Frisbee or soccer ball in your car for pick-up games, or "catch up" on the day while playing a quick game of catch in the evenings. The idea is to integrate activity into your everyday life so it becomes a part of your routine.

2.       Play Nature Bingo

Which family member has an eagle eye for spotting things like squirrels, ant hills or pine cones? To find out, head to your local park—or simply your own backyard—and play an active yet educational game of Nature Bingo. Print out a free online template (we like these for their earthy feel) and try to find as many items as you can, marking off each square as you go. Be sure to fuel your adventure with fun snacks for kids and adults, including trail mix, fruit, and our favorite grab & go treat, Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks.

3.       Embrace Old School Games

When we were kids, it was all about classic backyard games like Freeze Tag, Simon Says and Hide-and-Seek. Our favorite? Red Light/Green Light. One child acts as the "stoplight" and stands with his or her back to the crowd across the yard from the other kids. When the stoplight shouts "green light," the kids move forward and try to be the first to touch the stoplight. At any point, the stoplight may shout "red light!" and turn around. If any of the players are caught moving, they're out.

4.       Take a Walk

It sounds so simple, but sometimes it's nice to get back to basics with regular family walks. Take the dog out together in the morning instead of making it a one-man job. Or work off dinner by hitting the pavement as a family for a sunset stroll. It's a great way to discover your surroundings, get to know your neighbors, and enjoy quality time as a family while burning off energy. We always bring along reusable water bottles and easy-to-tote Go Organically kids organic snacks to keep everyone smiling.

Disclaimer: This article was provided via Go Organically, however, Rhiana Reports did not receive any form of compensation for posting it. Enjoy!


What's on your 'Cinco de Mayo' Fiesta Menu?

Agave Glazed Short Rib Chilaquiles + Green Chile Queso Fundido + Pickled Red Onion
Serves: 2

1 1/2 lbs beef short ribs
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup agave syrup
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 325F. In a small bowl combine salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
In another small bowl whisk agave, garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice and cayenne pepper .  Sprinkle ribs on both sides with salt mixture, then place on lightly oiled baking sheet. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake ribs for 1 to 1 1/2  hours. Pull out and brush both sides with some of the agave glaze. Bake for an additional hour. Remove foil, brush with remaining agave glaze, and bake another 20 minutes .

Green Chili Queso Fundidio

1/2 jalapeno, seeded and roasted
1 tablespoon yellow onion, chopped and roasted
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon cilantro
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup oaxaca or mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a blender, make the green chili by combining jalapeno, onion, garlic, vinegar, lime juice, cilantro, salt, honey, and oil. Set aside. In small oven proof dish, bake mozzarella for 15 minutes or until bubbling.

Pickled Red Onion
Serves: 2

1 tablespoon red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
In a small pot bring onion, vinegar, and sugar to a simmer. Cook for 5-7 minutes.

1 cup Corn Tortilla's , quartered and freshly fried

To plate, place the corn tortilla on a clean work surface. Layer with agave glazed short rib, then add the queso fundido and green chile. Top with pickled onion and fresh cilantro.

Adrianne Calvo is the Executive Chef and owner of Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Host of Maximum Flavor Live on NBC's 6 in the Mix, author of four cookbooks: Maximum Flavor (2005); Chef Adrianne: Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire (2008); #MaximumFlavorSocial (2014); and Play with Fire (2015), and founder of the Make it Count Foundation. Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar opened in 2007 and has won numerous prestigious awards including Best Restaurant Miami and Best Chef Florida. Monthly, the restaurant holds its signature event, Dark Dining, where guests are blindfolded for a sensual experience eliminating one sense in order to enhance another, providing maximum flavor. For more information, visit: