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November 11, 2017

Careers in Early Childhood Education

By Dr. Annette Oliver, Assistant Professor of Education, Early Childhood Education Program Director | Education

There are many employment opportunities available if you have an interest in working with young children and families. Within each setting, the role, responsibilities, training requirements, and experience vary. Because of the diverse professional opportunities, it’s important to know how you want to serve in the field of early childhood education—this article will help you…

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October 25, 2017

‘Puzzle Planets’ App Gives Students a Map to the Night Sky

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

Did you know Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a Greek or Roman deity? Or that one of the largest and most recognizable constellations in the night sky is Leo, named for the Nemean lion in Greek mythology? While astronomy is a science that often relies heavily on mathematics,…

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October 23, 2017

6 Tech Trends Changing Education

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Education

It’s no secret that technology is changing every industry — quickly and constantly. Transportation has driverless cars, healthcare has telemedicine, the list goes on and on. And education is no exception. Consider that current K-12 students don’t remember a time without the Internet, and there’s no doubt that it will affect how they learn. Here…

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October 13, 2017

3 Tips for Christian Teachers in Public Schools

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Education, Faith

As Christians, our faith isn’t something that just peeks its head out on Sunday mornings and then returns to hibernation until next week’s service. Our beliefs and desire to live a Christ-centered existence pours out and impacts every aspect of our lives, no matter what our calling may be. That said, being a Christian and…

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September 26, 2017

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Author Spotlight: Melissa Sweet

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Admissions Advice, Education, Literacy Resources

This Saturday, thousands of reading and writing enthusiasts will stroll through the Concordia Nebraska campus for the 22nd Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival. We’ve already given you some background on author/illustrator Matthew Cordell. Now, meet Portland, Maine-based author/illustrator Melissa Sweet, who will give shed some light on what fuels her the most. When she’ll be…

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September 22, 2017

Rules and Routines: A Smooth Start to the School Year

By Anna Boriack, College of Graduate Studies & Adult Education | Education

My father was in education for many years, and before I started my first year of teaching, he gave me this great advice, “Start out tough and you can always relax, but start out relaxed and getting tough becomes a game.” I always reflect on those words when a new school year starts. What does…

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September 15, 2017

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Author Spotlight: Matthew Cordell

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Education, Literacy Resources

For the last twenty-one years, the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival has brought bibliophiles together to share their love of writing, reading, and books. Now entering its 22nd year this September 28 through 30, the award-winning festival will bring thousands of children and adults to the Concordia Nebraska campus for talks and workshops by an…

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September 11, 2017

22nd Annual Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Literacy Resources

The award-winning Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival will light up Concordia Nebraska’s campus again this September 28 through 30. Founded in 1996, the event encourages a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska. Each year, the autumnal festival brings thousands of children and adults to the campus…

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September 5, 2017

Teachers: Don’t Miss These 12 Great Websites that Will Make Your Life Easier

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

As we get settled into this new school year, it’s important for teachers to have an arsenal of great tools at their disposal. Here’s a roundup of a dozen good educational tech tools and apps every teacher should know about. Classroom organization Instant Classroom. Quickly make classroom seating charts with this web-based tool using a…

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August 11, 2017

Grading and Learning: Rethinking Traditional Practice

By Mark Olson, Program Director for M.Ed. Core Courses | Education

When I began my high school teaching career, I assumed that the grading practices I had experienced as a student were the ones that I should employ as a teacher. It had never really occurred to me that there might be other, more supportive ways to assess student learning. In fact, it wasn’t until I…

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