Pre-Departure Orientation: A Faculty Led Essential

Pre-Departure Orientation is arguably one of the most important, yet often overlooked or glazed over aspects of a faculty led abroad program. It is essential not only for the students, but for the benefit of the leaders. It is a time to set the tone for the program, lay out expectations, procedures and for faculty leaders to get organized and address any concerns or questions. Where to start? Plan ahead!  Coordinate with your study abroad office on dates and times for meetings with ...
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Top 5 Technologies for Teachers

Technology and education are becoming virtually synonymous. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 97 percent of teachers had one or more computers located in the classroom, and  Internet access was available for 93 percent of classrooms in America. The ratio of students to computers in the classroom is 5.3 to 1. Applications, smartphones, SMARTboards,  new hardware and more advanced software has driven advancement of our lesson plans, maximized our reach as a teacher, and a...
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