The challenge of continuous school improvement

William Woods EDU

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which took full effect in the 2017-2018 school year, largely lessened the federal government’s role in education policy allowing states more control over everything from testing to how to deal with low-performing schools. One of the key elements of the law includes a mandate for states to identify lowest-performing […]

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The pressure of education innovation and its challenges

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The Education Week Research Center recently conducted a national online survey among teachers, principals and district leaders to learn more about their views on innovation. Innovation has often been associated with wide-scale adaptation of technology-enabled learning. However, innovation in education refers to a much larger phenomenon that can be described as the introduction of new […]

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Education trends: The double standard of bilingualism

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The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, school district or county office of education to recognize students who have reached proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate from high school. The idea has been around for more than 10 years, developed by Californians Together, a statewide education […]

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Youth Athletics: Character building through sportsmanship

William Woods EDU

If you are pursuing Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University, one of the courses you’ll take is EDU 526 – Developing Character & Citizenship. This course is designed to help aspiring athletic directors and other leaders of athletic programs build positive character traits among program participants. It’s often said that […]

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5 Online teaching resources for aspiring teachers

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If you are pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education at William Woods University, then you are no stranger to the effort it takes to prepare lesson plans and get organized for the week ahead. Whether you are just starting your supervised teaching experience or are already a certified teacher fully entrenched in the […]

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How Education students and professionals can get involved in Activism

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Education reform continues to be a hot topic on both the state and national levels. Issues such as college affordability, standardized testing, school safety, teacher compensation, among others, are all part of a larger debate on how to make the American school systems better for all. And it’s not just policy makers and activist organizations […]

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How student-centered learning is making a difference in education

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Student-centered learning is a term used to describe a variety of teaching methods that shift the focus of instruction from teacher to student. According to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), student-centered learning “moves students from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own discovery process.” What might this look like? […]

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The financial aspects of managing an athletics/activities program

William Woods EDU

One of the most important aspects of athletic director (AD) jobs, especially at the collegiate level is related to finances. ADs are often responsible for managing athletics department budgets and ensuring department coaches stay within their budget parameters. That’s why one of the courses that MEd in Athletics/Activities Administration students take at William Woods University […]

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Why marketing skills matter for athletics administration students

William Woods EDU

If you are earning a Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University, one of the areas covered in the program curriculum is marketing and public relations. Athletic directors, especially those at the collegiate levels, are often tasked with overseeing marketing of their athletic program and working to increase media visibility of […]

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Beyond business-savvy: Crucial lessons for leadership in athletics administration

William Woods EDU

The Master of Education (MEd) in Athletics/Activities Administration at William Woods University is known for providing a significant number of leaders in the athletic field across Missouri’s state school system. But what does it take to become an effective leader in athletics administration and how does that differ from leadership in other fields, like business? […]

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