Day: February 12, 2017

Teacher Preparation at MSU: Alec’s Story

x Alec Buckley, from Clarendon Hills, Illinois outside Chicago, heard Michigan State University was among the nation’s best for teacher education. The program surpassed his expectations: “When people say you get a lot of experience through Michigan State, I would say that that’s an understatement.” Watch his story. Video Rating: / 5 x The Urban Teacher Preparation Academy is a one-of-a-kind, urban-needs focused teacher preparation program for candidates driven to make a difference in the urban teaching environment. UTPA trains teacher candidates from University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma; a consortium that partners with Oklahoma...

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Classrooms Under Construction: Integrating Student-Centered Learning With Technology

x This video portrays students, teachers, and principals from culturally diverse schools across the Southwest in the process of constructing learner-centered classrooms using technology. Through learner-centered professional development activities, teachers have the opportunity to experience for themselves the power of learning in this manner. Armed with this knowledge and support from principals, they gain the courage to make the transition from the traditional teacher-centered classroom to a more dynamic and creative learning environment. Depicted stages and strategies for constructing learner-centered classrooms include: Letting Go, Making Connections, Building Teachers’ Knowledge, Getting Support from Others, Integrating Technology, Giving Students Ownership, Changing...

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Top Online Mba Schools 2017

x An online master’s degree in business can equip students with leadership skills and industry connections that are vital to advancing careers. By earning a business degree online, working students don’t have to put their jobs on hold. Students can complete an online MBA or another online master’s program in an area such as accounting, marketing or entrepreneurship. U.S. News evaluated several factors, including reputation, faculty credentials and graduation rates, to create separate rankings of the best online MBA programs and the best graduate business programs. For more information on how schools are ranked, read the MBA and Graduate...

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