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  • For Tyson Clyburn, EdD Pursuit Fulfills ‘Missing Puzzle Piece in Life’

    Posted June 29, 2015 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Tyson Clyburn is passionate about education. The Detroit native works full time as an alumni liaison while he pursues his doctoral degree in Transformational Leadership online from Concordia University-Portland. The lifelong learner makes a point to spend quality time with his family daily, stressing, “school is my passion.” Clyburn is on track to complete his EdD…

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  • 2015 New Year’s Resolutions: Concordia Education Students Declare Their Resolutions

    Posted December 23, 2014 in Teaching Strategies

    Do you have any resolutions for the New Year? Have you written them down? Research by clinical psychologist Gail Matthews shows when you write down your goals, you are more likely to be successful. If this theory holds true, the Concordia Portland Educator’s Facebook communities are well on their way to success in the New…

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  • Award-Winning Texas Teacher Mines the Potential of Project-Based Learning

    Posted May 7, 2014 in Curriculum & Instruction

    Fifth-grade math teacher Todd Nesloney became an educator in part because he hated math — and didn’t want other students to struggle like he had. His mission was certainly a success. Five years in, his classes consistently scored among his Texas district’s highest on standardized tests. But Nesloney wasn’t happy. He didn’t so much feel…

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  • Celebrate! Graduation dance pays it forward

    Posted May 6, 2014 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    A lucky high school student will receive a $500 Apple Store gift card, thanks to a school counselor’s celebration graduation dance video. Academic counselor Ted Thomas of Ann Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill, California, entered our Facebook contest requesting videos of stage-crossing, graduation dance moves in commemoration of Concordia University-Portland’s Spring Commencement 2014. Although…

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  • Meet Twanna Mead, a Concordia Portland student

    Posted January 31, 2014 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Greetings. My name is Twanna Mead and I am a proud student of Concordia University-Portland.  I recently enrolled in the Doctorate Program, however this is not my first time being a student of Concordia University.  I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Education Administration in 2012 from Concordia University-Texas with a 4.0 grade point average. …

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  • 4 Keys to Developing Leadership Qualities in Students

    Posted September 26, 2013 in From the Principal's Office

    The idea of developing leadership qualities in students reminds me of the days when I was a fresh-faced college student and well-meaning relatives would ask what I planned to do after graduation. “I’m thinking about law school,” I’d reply, which was preferable to telling them the truth, which was: “I have absolutely no clue.” I…

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  • A Leader’s Voice for Bringing Technology into Classrooms

    Posted September 10, 2013 in Educational Leadership

    Bringing technology into the classroom is a no-brainer for Daniel Frazier, superintendent at the Litchfield Independent School District in Minnesota. “I’ve always felt that it is important we stay on the leading edge of technology and education,” Frazier said. “The future of our kids requires they know how to use this technology.” And he’s done…

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Profiles of 3 Inspiring Teachers

    Posted May 7, 2013 in Featured Stories

    Two teach special-needs children. The other teaches reading at a tough urban middle school. All have been recognized for their classroom efforts. Each one of them shares a love for learning and teaching. The three teachers you will meet below are examples of why the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, celebrates National…

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  • Geri Cloud is 2013 Recipient of the Karl Smith Servant-Oriented Leadership Award

    Posted February 27, 2013 in Master of Education Resources

    Geri Cloud, a Concordia University-Portland online faculty member since September 2010, is the first recipient of the Dr. Karl Smith Servant-Oriented Leadership Award, which was established in February 2012 to commemorate the significant contribution that Dr. Smith made to education through his work as a Concordia Portland online faculty member. The award, issued each year in February,…

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  • Women’s History Month: How Anne Sullivan Impacted Education

    Posted February 16, 2013 in Reference Material

    For Anne Sullivan, education was a way to escape blindness and grief. It was her background and schooling that provided the tools she needed to engage one of history’s most famous students. Perhaps no woman, no teacher, has ever done a better job of reaching a pupil than Anne Sullivan. Because of her skills and…

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  • Who Inspired You to Become a Teacher?

    Posted December 24, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Unforgettable teachers inspire in many ways. They can make an average student become an overachiever. They can make a gifted student push beyond even the highest expectations. An inspiring teacher can launch a lifelong interest in history, science, literature and sports. Perhaps one of the greatest achievements a teacher can do is inspire someone in the next generation to…

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  • Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: J. Nicole Greer

    Posted November 16, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Congratulations to J. Nicole Greer, one of our recent recipients of our MEd Scholarship! Nicole has been enrolled in our online Master of Education program since March, 2012. Name: J. Nicole Greer Hometown: Jackson, Tennessee Major: Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading What inspired you to pursue your master’s at Concordia University-Portland? As…

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  • Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Rosanna Quintana

    Posted November 15, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Congratulations to Rosanna Quintana! Rosanna earned a spot as one of our very first scholarship recipients. Her fun yet insightful essay, “My students taught me this,” is a good reminder of why teaching is one of the most fulfilling careers any professional could seek. There’s little doubt that the words, “It’s in my best interest…

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  • Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Samantha Wilkinson

    Posted November 14, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Congratulations to Samantha Wilkinson! After applying to the university and writing an essay on the theme of “My students taught me this,” Samantha earned her spot as one of our very first scholarship recipients. Her touching essay about the inspiration she finds from her special education students is heart-warming. “They have taught me perseverance, and…

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  • Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Debbie Sulzberger

    Posted November 8, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Congratulations to Debbie Sulzberger! Debbie earned her spot as one of our very first scholarship recipients. Her touching essay demonstrates the impact a teacher can make on a student’s life by spending quality time. “At the end of the year, Bill came in, and told me that was the first time anyone had taken the…

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  • Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Cynthia Butler

    Posted November 7, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Congratulations to Cynthia Butler! After applying to the university and writing an essay on the theme of “My students taught me this,” Cynthia earned her spot as one of our very first scholarship recipients. Her essay about compassion and patience in the face of adversity is a shining example of life lessons in the classroom…

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  • Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Eric Grebing

    Posted October 29, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Congratulations to Eric Grebing! Eric is an awardee of Concordia University-Portland’s full ride scholarship and began our online Master of Education program in February 2012. Name: Eric Grebing Hometown: Eastern North Carolina Program: Master of Education in Educational Leadership What inspired you to pursue your master’s degree at Concordia Portland? I decided to pursue a…

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  • Newbery Medal Winners: African-American Literature

    Posted October 22, 2012 in Reference Material

    Since 1922, the American Library Association, or ALA, has awarded one book per year the distinguished Newbery Medal, which recognizes an exceptional children’s book. The award was implemented to encourage creative children’s books and has become one of the most honored distinctions a publication can receive. Notably, all books that have received the award remain…

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  • New Study on the Flipped Classroom by Concordia Portland’s Dr. Jeremy Renner Shows Mixed Results

    Posted August 10, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    One of the hottest trends in education today is the flipped classroom: Computer-savvy students turn to online videos for the content normally taught in class and use class time to collaborate in discussion with peers and instructors. Originally developed in 2000 by Wes Baker at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, the flipped classroom model has…

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  • Concordia Portland Professor Dr. Monica Nagy Raises the Bar in Literacy Education

    Posted July 28, 2012 in Students, Faculty & Alumni

    Teachers who first enter the classroom often get something between a wake-up call and a rude awakening when they discover many of their students cannot read as well as they should. Concordia University-Portland Professor Monica Nagy, EdD, had a similar eye-opening experience when she began her career back in 2000. “When I was teaching in…

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