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Empowering K-12 via County Partnerships

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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By Dr. Conrad Lotze VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University American Public University System (APUS) created the Leadership in Learning Partnership (LLP) in partnership with West Virginia schools. Through this partnership, we offer an opportunity for school districts to work with a nationally recognized online university to provide professional development opportunities to their staff members.

Why Educators “Teach to the Test”

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University When I am in a social setting and people find out what I do for a living, there is always at least one person who feels the need to ask me why teachers always teach to the test. At this point, my husband always takes a step back and begins eyeing the person who asked the question with pity.

Service Members and Teaching: The Characteristics Desired by Principals

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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By Craig Gilman Faculty Member at American Public University Are you are a military service member who has considered becoming a teacher after the military, but uncertain if you have the personal and professional traits for success in the classroom? Chances are you do. “There must be, within our Army, a sense of purpose.  There must be a willingness to march a little farther, to carry a heavier load, to step out into the dark and the unknown for the safety and will-being of others.” ~ General Creighton Abrams When you wear your uniform and look in the mirror, what do you see?

How to Be a Better Faculty Member

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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By Dr. Chris Reynolds AVP & Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning at American Public University System Being a professional educator is a rewarding, yet sometimes difficult, profession. This is particularly the case when teaching online. Unlike our traditional classroom colleagues, we rely on the Internet to deliver our lectures and interact with students. From coaching students and guiding their classroom activities to teaching and illustrating significant points, faculty success is measured by actively participating in the classroom.

Personalized Learning and Digital Natives

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University System Technology plays a vital role in the learning process for today’s K-12 students.  These digital natives have used technology since infancy to play games, watch videos, and interact with family.  There are even apps for infants and toddlers, like Baby’s Musical Hands, Monkey’s Preschool Lunchbox, and Ewe Can Count, for Apple and Android devices, Baby’s Musical Hands and Monkey Preschool Lunchbox!

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