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Driven to Distraction: The Device Debate

By Room 241 TeamApril 20, 2018

If a time traveler from 1990 came to 2018, they’d most certainly ask: “What is everyone carrying around and staring at?” Smartphones, tablets, laptops—the world is so immersed in technology; it’s hard to believe that even 20 years ago things were extremely different. As some of today’s teachers represent the last of the pre-digital-native generation,… Read More

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Checking in with 3 to PhD®: College of Education students share their thoughts

By Concordia FacultyApril 19, 2018

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Concordia University-Portland’s main website. Expectations were high as the eagerly awaited 3 to PhD facility opened its doors this past August. After years of planning, the innovative new educational model had the eyes – and hopes – of a whole community resting on it. So, how is it… Read More

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“We truly need to help children explore their world”: Q&A with STEAM Educator Christine C. Foley

By Kara WymanApril 18, 2018

We all want to give students opportunities to grow, and New Jersey-based Elementary Technology Coach Christine Foley takes this to the next level. Read on to discover how this Cavalier believes we can improve our education system as well as her love for all things STEAM. What degree will you acquire from Concordia University-Portland, and… Read More

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Language and Culture in the Classroom: Concordia Course Spotlight

By Concordia Faculty

Thinking of enrolling in Concordia University-Portland’s MEd in Curriculum & Instruction: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program? This blog post is for you. For a closer look at one of the concentration courses in this program—offered 100% online—we talked to Juliana Smith, ESOL specialist and an associate professor with Concordia’s College of Education…. Read More

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Moving On From The Classroom: Advice for the First-Year Administrator

By The Room 241 TeamFebruary 1, 2018

Kudos on your decision to become a building-level administrator! A host of exciting opportunities and challenges lie ahead. In your first year as an administrator, you will help to create a positive school community and culture that seeks to provide top-notch learning experiences for students. It takes a dedicated, committed person to be a genuine… Read More

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5 Distinctive Reasons to Choose Concordia’s STEAM Concentration

By Sarah Elliott, EdDJanuary 17, 2018

When you whip up a concoction of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, the results can be utterly powerful. Through STEAM projects, students learn creativity, innovation, practical knowledge, and blue-sky thinking. They seek answers, solve problems, and gain a collection of skills coveted by 21st-century employers. Without question, STEAM is where it’s at. And a… Read More

For Teachers

Essential Strategies for Managing Trauma in the Classroom

By Concordia Faculty January 11, 2018

Poverty, violence, hunger, abuse, and an unstable world are causing chronic stress for our nation’s kids. And that sad truth is that prolonged exposure to stress can damage the centers of the brain associated with learning, cause behavioral problems, and increase the cycle of violence. Nearly half of the children in the United States, or… Read More