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The importance of education students teaching children computer skills

William Woods EDU

In a previous Look Into Education blog, we discussed the demand in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs and the increase in educational programs to prepare students to fill these positions. That is, with the exception of computer sciences. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, computer science is the only STEM field […]

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March 1st, 2016

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Bachelor and Masters students working at the forefront of teaching and technology

William Woods EDU

According to a 2014 survey done by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization, one third of students in grades 3-5 and nearly one third of students in grades 6-12 say that they use a mobile device provided by their school to support schoolwork. Additionally, over a period of four years the percent of middle […]

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January 12th, 2016

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Blended Learning: An Introduction

William Woods EDU

No subject in education captures as much attention or triggers as much interest — across students, families, teachers and principals — as the promise of blended learning. Researchers Heather Staker and Michael B. Horn define blended learning as “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of […]

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April 9th, 2015

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10 Benefits of Enrolling in an Online Program

William Woods EDU

Online learning is one of the hottest topics across the nation. As more and more students are realizing the benefits, the enrollment numbers for online programs continue to increase, according to Babson Survey Research Group’s tenth annual survey. More than 6.7 million college students have enrolled in at least one online course. Balancing your career, […]

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February 11th, 2015

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How green is your school?

William Woods EDU

Principals and superintendents across Missouri know that outdated school buildings combined with tight budgets can be big hurdles for achieving real “sustainability.” If you are looking into earning building-level responsibilities and credentials, discussions concerning the environment — your school’s sustainability efforts, construction practices or conservation education for students, etc — will likely come up. On […]

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December 3rd, 2014

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