Guest article by Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D. Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University The role of visual art, music, dance, and theatre in K-12 education continues to evolve. With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), the arts remain at […]
Guest article by Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University
The role of visual art, music, dance, and theatre in K-12 education continues to evolve. With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education.
By Robyn Shulman, M.Ed.
Do you remember the days when a police officer came to your school to discuss stranger danger? Stranger danger today can have various meanings; including, but not limited to: people we know and believe we can trust, people we don’t know in real life, and the strangers who sit behind computer screens, faceless and nameless. All of these strangers pose great concern as parents. Parents have a responsibility to talk with their children, to ask questions and to remind them of the basic dangers they can face, both online and offline. It is also the job of parents to keep a close eye on what their children are doing online-especially with all of the free applications out there that are simple gateways for predators.
Is the education community ready to go live with a voice for the right people to hear at the right time? We are here at ED News Daily, and are honored to be part of Zeusvision’s mission.
On October 27th, Zeusvision will begin their official campaign, Zeusvision Public. Why is Zeusvision important to the education community? Zeusvision provides a platform for outdoor advertising to the everyday person or small business. The education voices from the field may just have found the right place to make major announcements, share important messages or launch new initiatives that will land in front of the eyes of the right people, at just the right time.
Guest article written by: Brian Warnecke
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University
One of the common questions that I often get from students as well as colleagues is “What do I need to do in order to be successful in an online technical program?” I have been teaching in online engineering and technology programs for almost a decade and I have completed a math degree online, so I have a few best practices that can be applied to this type of question.
Written By: Robyn Shulman
With the ever-growing focus on the social, emotional, and developmental needs of our students, there is no better time than now to highlight the gifts of our introverted students. There is a social stigma, a host of myths, and a superficial blanket of beliefs about introverts. It is time to uncover the myths, remove the superficial blanket, and embrace our social behavioral diversities.
Guest article written by Felicity Dryer
Although there are many challenges when raising a special needs child, there are more resources, better laws and an overall greater level of acceptance in not only specialized programs, but mainstream schools and communities now than there ever have been before.
Written By: Robyn Shulman, M.Ed. “Teaching is not a profession. It is a never-ending entry-level vocation, divorced from foundational understandings of training, accountability, and advancement. If we are to enact meaningful reform, we must rescue teaching from its status as vocation and volunteerism, and recast it as a profession of rigor, creativity, and unlimited impact.” -From “Teaching in the 408” (more…)
Parental Involvement in Education:
Kindergarten is one of the most important school years socially and academically. This year is critical, as it is usually the first time a child is in a more structured environment, away from home longer, and is in a larger physical setting along with older children. Kindergarten can affect the child’s love of learning for years to come. The early primary years bring a time of great social and emotional development (even for parents when it is time to let go a little more).
If you are having a difficult time finding a job in the classroom or if you simply need a change, consider looking into educational careers that offer alternatives to the classroom. There are various companies that hire teachers. Many people have a difficult time stepping outside of their career comfort zone, however, as this economy is in consistent fluctuation, you must be willing to move with the change and consider alternatives. (more…)
Samsung today announced that entries are open for the fifth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a nationwide competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by challenging students and teachers to tackle critical issues across the country. Through the competition’s community-based learning approach, youth take topics out of traditional classroom settings and explore, in a hands-on way, how these subjects address core problems that impact their lives and their regions.
“At Samsung, we know that interest in science, technology, engineering and math is critical for the jobs of today, the future of tomorrow and our long-term business success,” said David Steel, executive vice president of Samsung Electronics North America. “By launching the Solve for Tomorrow Contest for a fifth year, our goal is to excite students about these subjects and provide schools with the resources to continue fostering the innovators of tomorrow. We saw very strong community impact and engagement last year, and we’re looking forward to building on that momentum.”