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Instructional Leaders Doing More with Less

By The Room 241 Team April 30, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently talked about “the New Normal,” an era that finds us in education “doing more with less” — that is, as school budgets dwindle, we are challenged to transform education for our school children with fewer resources.

We agree with Secretary Duncan that we have the opportunity now to transform education. Moreover, we believe that the transformation of teaching and learning will occur by “doing more with more.” The conceptual substance of Concordia University-Portland’s online curriculum is focused on doing “more” through being a scholar practitioner.

Educators learn more about the importance of character in teaching and leadership.

Teachers and leaders come to understand how the latest findings in psychological research can be applied to the classroom and the workplace to achieve and sustain student learning.

Educational and instructional leaders realize the benefits for students of working in collaborative relationships with our colleagues, our families and our community. And, finally, we learn to apply the transformative practice of action research to address and solve the dilemmas that educators inevitably face in our world’s diverse educational settings.

In other words, using the research-based techniques and strategies that are acquired and practiced within each of Concordia University-Portland’s online Master of Education degrees, educators across the globe will be equipped to do more with more, a path to transforming education today.

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