April 24, 2017

Here’s the Definition, What’s the Word?

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

What’s in a word? Plenty if you consider its definition, part in speech, proper spelling and placement in text. As most reading and writing teachers know, building a robust vocabulary and knowing the right way to use words are skills students acquire through practice. Teachers who are looking for a good educational game to supplement…

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April 17, 2017

Mobile App Makes Learning Fractions Easy

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

One-half or two-thirds. Which is greater? If you’re measuring ingredients to bake a cake, mix a drink, distribute money or divide materials, it’s important to know the answer. K-12 students need to learn fractions because when they join the workforce, using fractions will be part of the job in most occupations. Just ask any baker,…

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April 12, 2017

5 Things You Might Not Know About An Online Master’s Program

By Jodi Groeteke Hockemeier, College of Graduate Studies Enrollment Director | Blog

Finding the right balance between work, personal life, and continuing your education can be quite the challenge. While pursuing an online master’s degree has made balancing much simpler with its convenience and flexibility, what actually happens once you log on? You may be surprised to learn that an online classroom doesn’t differ that much from the traditional setting. Here are five…

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April 10, 2017

Earth Day Activities to Help Students Learn about the Environment

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

In an effort to raise environmental awareness, Earth Day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin. That year, 20 million people across the United States gathered to talk about the environment and ways to stem pollution. This action opened the door to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and…

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April 4, 2017

Combating the Trump Effect

By Dr. Vicki Anderson, TESOL Graduate Program Director | Education

The devastating effects on English-Language Learners in the Trump administration had already started emerging over a year ago during the 2016 presidential election campaign. From March 31 to April 2, 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center surveyed educators and administrators across the U.S. about the divisiveness and contention of the election, attempting to document the…

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Funding High School Athletics Programs

By Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, Part-Time M.S.A.A. Program Director | Athletics Administration

Across the United States, interscholastic (high school) athletics are an “undeniable part of the fabric of many communities. While that fabric remains untorn, it’s often stretched to the very limit by the challenges it faces today. Front and center among those challenges is keeping interscholastic athletics up and running.” No one wants to deal with financial…

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M.P.H. Alumni Career Spotlight

By Dr. Jennifer Janousek, Master of Public Health Program Director | Blog, Health and Human Services

Public health veterinarian at the United States Department of Agriculture. Management and Program Analyst at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health nurse fighting Ebola in Africa. Hardworking professionals hailing from all over the world, from vastly different backgrounds with unique career goals. Yet, there’s one commonality—they all hold a Master of Public…

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Business: It’s All About the People

By Shannon Leinen, MBA Program Director | Business

“Consider this: jobs that involve relationships with groups of people, whether customers, employees, partners or otherwise, are rapidly on the increase as more companies build online communities and participate in social environments online to interact for business reasons. They aren’t simply looking for people who know how to use Facebook; they need people who can…

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April 3, 2017

Pegs and Rubber Bands go Digital in Geometry App

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

Pegs and rubber bands don’t immediately come to mind as classroom teaching tools. Especially in today’s digital era. But, why not? They can be great manipulative tools for teaching and illustrating basic geometry concepts. Rubber bands stretched around pegs can create a plethora of geometric shapes, including polygons, triangles, squares and even octagons. Cool, huh?…

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March 27, 2017

Word Clouds Page Helps Students Ramp up Vocabulary Skills

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

Clouds outside may darken the mood on a quiet afternoon. But inside a classroom, clouds can lighten the mood and promote learning — as long as they’re chock full of words. Word clouds pull words from written sources and arrange them in a visually appealing way based on their frequency of use, pattern and importance….

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