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Meet the Faculty: Stephanie Murphy, Director of MAT Programs and Associate Professor

By The Room 241 TeamDecember 13, 2017

In addition to reading about your potential professors, you’ll also be hearing from our on-campus professors—because even though you may not sit in their course, they have so much to share, so many insights on the field of education, and such an admiration for every Concordia student. So for today’s faculty Q&A, we spoke with Stephanie… Read More

Faculty

Meet the Faculty: Alisa Bates, Assistant Dean

By The Room 241 TeamDecember 11, 2017

Here on the Room 241 blog, we always welcome educators outside of Concordia’s community who value the idea of public scholarship and want to contribute their insights and ideas. But we also think it’s important to highlight the faculty members at Concordia. Should you choose to apply to any of our online MEd or EdD… Read More

Enrollment Tips

5 Myths About Earning a Master of Education Online

By Concordia's Enrollment TeamDecember 6, 2017

It’s no surprise that online education has become extremely popular in recent years. In 2014, more than 5.7 million students were enrolled in online education, and that number has continued to soar. The appeal is obvious—flexibility and convenience—especially for working professionals like teachers. You can earn your MEd from anywhere in the world, on your… Read More

For Teachers

11 Fantastic Books for Children That Celebrate Different Cultural Traditions

By Brian SmithDecember 5, 2017

The holiday season is truly magical when we set aside time to focus on the joy and wonder of the world. Families and friends gather, spread the cheer, and and indulge in traditions. It’s a time when adults have an easier time viewing the world through the eyes of the children that we have been… Read More

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Instructional Rounds: Not Just for Administrators

By Jennifer L.M. GunnOctober 11, 2017

Ever wonder what’s happening in the classroom across the hall? Besides overhearing some Staff Lounge chatter or taking a cursory glance from the hallway while passing by, teaching can often happen in isolation, and we don’t always know what’s really going on in classrooms beyond our own. Why instructional rounds? Teachers get observed and evaluated… Read More

Teacher Recognition

How to Thank a Teacher (When You’re a Teacher, Too)

By The Room 241 TeamNovember 23, 2017

November is the perfect time to say thanks, but it’s more than gathering around a table with your family and loved ones. Think about the teachers in your life—the ones educating tomorrow’s leaders, inspiring everyone around them, and being there for their students 25 hours a day, 8 days a week, and 366 days a… Read More

Leadership Insights

Why the A in STEAM is Just As Important As Every Other Letter

By Jennifer L.M. GunnNovember 8, 2017

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has been around a while now, long enough for educators to see its outcomes and practices unfold in schools across the nation. But not long ago, various educators proposed adding an “A” (for arts) to the STEM concept, sparking a national debate about whether the arts have a place… Read More