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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September 1, 2017

4 Options for Funding High School Athletics Programs

By Dr. Doug Kuhlmann, Graduate Program Director M.S.A.A. | Athletics Administration

No one wants to deal with financial problems, but like every industry, athletics has to deal with their fair share. Two of the biggest concerns associated with high school sports are revenue and expenses. When revenues are squeezed and expenses increase, as has been the trend, high school programs suffer a double whammy. So, as budgets shrink,…

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5 Christian Ways to Handle Stress at Work

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Faith

Stress. It invades our bodies, homes and workplace. Our days are defined by mounting to-do lists—and emails, voicemails and text messages fill in the small spaces between tasks. The world waves the red flag of urgency all before we crack our eyelids to greet the new day. So, it’s really no wonder we feel overwhelmed,…

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August 28, 2017

6 Time-Saving Tips for Online Grad Students

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Admissions Advice

Online courses have increased the number of options for nontraditional graduate students to attain master’s degrees. From making time to study to ensuring adequate communication with instructors and cohorts, these programs provide unique challenges for students. One of the most significant? Time. Thorough planning and adequate preparation can help you anticipate how to handle one…

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August 16, 2017

My Journey to a Master in Healthcare Administration

By Evette Eubanks, BSN, RN | Health and Human Services

Evette Eubanks, BSN, RN shares her personal experience in nursing and her quest for success with an M.H.A. I waited six years after receiving my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to go back to school to get my master’s degree. Partly because I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to get it in, partly…

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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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August 8, 2017

Web App Helps Kids Master the Basics of Building Words

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

For many young learners, memorizing the alphabet and building simple words doesn’t come as easy as ABC. But technology can help. ReadWriteThink and the International Reading Association offer Construct-a-Word, a free web-based educational game aimed at kids in kindergarten through second grade. It focuses on helping kids learn the alphabet and basic word construction in…

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Online MBAs: What Do Employers Really Think About Them?

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Business

The truth is, in most cases, employers don’t think about online MBAs. In today’s ever-advancing technological landscape, online learning is seen every bit as valid as traditional classroom learning. Sure, 15 years ago an online degree may have given a few employers pause, but it’s much more widely understood, accepted and even valued today. 3 Reasons…

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August 1, 2017

5 Tips To Start a Circle of Friends Group

By Mary Schlieder, Ed.D. | Education

Did you know that 1 in 68 children are born on the autism spectrum? And while laws guarantee access to public schools, physical inclusion doesn’t mean social inclusion. Autism is a social communication disorder, and awkward social behaviors can be isolating. Students with autism are often denied entry to the peer social world, further stifling…

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