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Your Military Background is Needed for Teach for America!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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By Craig Gilman The You Served For America, Now Teach For America initiative aims to bring top military professionals to our nation’s highest-need schools by partnering with branches of the military and veterans’ organizations to identify candidates for the program. Former U.S. Army staff sergeant and 2009 Teach For America alumnus Shaun Murphy will lead this new initiative and has a goal of tripling the number of military participants in the next two years.

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!

Personalized Learning 101

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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By Dr. Kathleen J. Tate, Program Director of M.Ed. in Teaching Personalized learning is an educational concept I discovered recently. I researched and found two important documents that define personalized learning serving as the foundation for designing a new graduate course, “Personalized and Individualized Online Learning” introduced by the University in the fall of 2012. The first was a report from the 2010 Symposium on [Re] Design for Personalized Learning, and the second was the U.S.

Humane Education: What’s YOUR Mission?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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By Dr. Kathleen J. Tate Program Director, M.Ed. in Teaching. American Public University What is Humane Education? In April 2012, I wrote a blog titled Humane Education: Who, What, and Why? about an important and growing niche of education, as well as classroom examples and resources. I was later thrilled to read an online Forbes interview with Zoe Weil, the president and co-founder of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE).

Innovative Teaching: The Rise of Online Science Labs

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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By Katie Berryhill Fulltime Faculty, School of Science and Technology at American Public University The development of science literacy and critical thinking skills are a primary reason for requiring college students to take laboratory science. The goal is to understand what science is—a way of thinking and learning about the world around us, rather than merely a collection of facts (especially as those facts are often supplanted by future knowledge).

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