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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.4 April 2008

Cover Story by Marvin Marshall
Immaculate Perception
There is no such thing as immaculate perception. What you see is what you thought before you looked.


Harry & Rosemary Wong
Effective Teaching
Schools That Beat the Academic Odds

Columns
Are We Demanding Enough of Our Students?
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five
Podcasting 101
Think Outside the Box
Problem-Based Learning Part 2: Good problems
Ten Ways to Foster Resiliency in Children

Articles
Finger in the Dike Protects Half the Kingdom
April 2008 Writing Prompts
Amusing Abacus
Making the Grade
The Disrespecting of Social Studies
Classroom Magazines: More Than Just Shared Reading
The Silenced Majority
I Won't Learn What You Teach!
Dear Laura Bush
Choice, Access, and Relevance: Reading Workshop in the High School Classroom
Stay Inside the Lines
Chat with Grant Writing Expert LaVerne Hamlin
Proofreading and Learning Disability
Choose-a-Chart
Drexel Online Education Program

Features
Featured Lessons: April 2008
Video Bytes: Abbott and Costello, Earth Day rant and more
Today Is... Daily Commemoration for April 2008
Live on Teachers.Net: April 2008
The Lighter Side of Teaching
Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers
HELP! Grading: How Do You Do It?
Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers


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Gazette Newsdesk

Expanding the Pool of Qualified Educators

Drexel Online offers education programs, increasing options for future educators.
From the News Desk
March 1, 2008
Philadelphia, PA – April 2, 2008 - Drexel University Online, a pioneer in internet-based education programs, aims to provide quality education options to busy educators seeking to excel within the education field. According to the National Center for Education Statistics 2008, nationwide, 2.4 million teachers will be needed in the next 11 years due to growing enrollment and class size reduction efforts.

“With a growing demand for more teachers, it is important for us to provide programs for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the field of education,” said Dr. William Lynch, director of Drexel University’s School of Education, which was recently ranked among “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008” by U.S.News & World Report.

Drexel Online enrolls approximately 800 education students per year. “The ease of online courses facilitated the completion of my coursework while working full-time,” said Amy Shipley, a Drexel Online graduate, and a fully-licensed biology teacher in Virginia.

Drexel Online offers a host of online Master’s, Bachelor’s and Certificate programs, including a B.S. in Education, M.S. in the Science of Instruction, M.S. in Higher Education, and an M.S. in Educational Administration: Collaborative Leadership. Drexel University also offers an online Post-Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate program, which is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and seek to qualify for state teacher certification at the elementary or secondary education levels.

All online programs are developed and taught by Drexel’s nationally renowned faculty. Students have 24/7 online access to class materials, group discussion, instructor feedback and exams.

"The education programs offer the perfect combination of quality and convenience for working adults,” says Dr. Kenneth Hartman, academic director at Drexel Online. “A world class degree program is now just a ‘click away’ for students interested in obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to be leaders and administrators in the field of education.”

Applications for Drexel's online education degree programs are now being accepted. Online class space is limited. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure availability on their preferred start date. For more information , visit www.drexel.com, email info@drexel.com, or call (877) 215-0009.

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About Drexel University Online:

Drexel University Online, winner of the 2006 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University, specializing in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the United States and abroad. Drexel University is continually ranked one of the best national doctoral universities by U.S. News & World Report and enjoys regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools. A pioneer in online education, Drexel has offered programs online since 1996.



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