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GUIDE FOR WRITING A
FUNDING PROPOSAL

This Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal was created to help empower people to be successful in gaining funds for projects that provide worthwhile social service. A major theme that runs throughout the Guide is a concern for the development of meaningful cooperative relationships – with funding agencies, with community organizations, and with the people you are serving – as a basis for the development of strong fundable initiatives. The Guide is built on the assumption that it is through collaboration and participation at all levels that long term change can be effected.

To make this Guide as useful as possible, all suggestions have been carefully reviewed with a concern that they be easy to implement and can have the greatest positive effect on the creation of a funding proposal. (This is the same design concern that I used for the creation of the companion guide for graduate students – Guide for Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation ). Long orations are minimized and suggestions are presented in a direct and clear manner. Actual proposal examples are included so that you can easily see the different suggestions demonstrated.

As you are going through this Guide you will probably see things that aren’t clear, need fixing, or should be further clarified. Please send them along and I will do my best to improve the Guide based upon your ideas. I try to make major revisions in the Guide at least 2-3 times each year. Your suggestions on how to improve this Guide will be most appreciated

And finally, I receive many requests asking me to recommend a book or two that would be helpful in writing a good proposal. I’ve started to create such a listing of books I’ve identified and my review of each of them. Feel free to check out my selection of books to help with the preparation of a funding proposal .

Enjoy using this Guide and I hope it brings you good luck as you seek funding for your ideas!





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Certification candidates: dates have been adjusted to
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We regret any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 New and Re-Certified TAGME members!

In the first year offering Global Certification, we are thrilled to report 149 candidates have successfully
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TAGME Members Named to New ACGME Committee

Congratulations to Sherry Bucholz, C-TAGME (Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center), Renda S. Chubb, C-TAGME (University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine), Shannon H. Darrah, C-TAGME (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Annette Lemire, C-TAGME (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine) for their recent appointment to the inaugural ACGME Coordinator s Advisory Group! Selected from almost 200 applications, they will serve as consultants (with nine additional colleagues) on issues related to the program administrator and coordinator roles within the accreditation process.

TAGME Installs New Executive Committee Officers

Shown L to R: Lois Shuman (front), Karen Mulcahy, Dorothy Winkler, Tamika Williams, Kora Gray, Jennie Faulkner, Deb Schilling, Mary Jane Cahill, (front) Chris Tutsch, Annette Lemire, Laura Gibson, Cheryl Moss, Linda Shaffer, Dawn Yenser, Kerrie Jordan, (back) Vici Stroer, Vicky Norton, Beverly Pernitzke, Lisa Turner, Kathy Dixon

During the annual Board of Directors meeting held at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, TAGME leadership installed the 2016-2017 Executive Committee:

President. Chris Tutsch, C-TAGME (Orthopaedics, University of Kentucky)
Vice-President/President-Elect : Karen Mulcahy, C-TAGME (Cardiovascular Disease, Advocate Health)
Secretary . Lois Shuman, C-TAGME (Radiology, Indiana University)
Treasurer : Mary Jane Cahill, C-TAGME (Anesthesia, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
Immediate Past-President : Laura Gibson, C-TAGME (Genetics, Johns Hopkins Medical Center)

Further details and updates from the meeting coming soon!

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TAGME Congratulates

Julia Panzo and Tammy Stallings have been named recipients of the 2016 ACGME Award for GME Program Coordinator Excellence for their in-depth understanding of the accreditation process, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and projects to improve residency programs. They will be honored at the upcoming ACGME Annual Education Conference in National Harbor, MD in March, 2016.

TAGME is Changing to Meet Your Needs!

TAGME has certified graduate medical education professionals since 2005. During this time, many changes have developed in GME, and in August at the Annual TAGME Board of Directors meeting, TAGME moved in a direction that will allow our GME community to keep pace with these changes.
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As the leader in certification for GME professionals since 2005, TAGME is acutely aware of and strives to keep pace with the evolution of graduate medical education. Along with changes to the certification process, TAGME has also modified its leadership structure. To ensure appropriate representation for all TAGME-certified coordinators, including those who will be globally certified, the leadership framework has been redesigned to reflect the ACGME Review Committee structure. Read more here.

Mission. To assure a comprehensive level of services, training, knowledge and leadership through certification for the administration of graduate medical education programs

Vision. The National Board for Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education programs has been created to establish standards for the profession, to acknowledge the expertise needed to successfully manage graduate medical education programs, and to recognize training program administrators who have achieved competence in all fields of their profession.





23/09/2017

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Book Clubs for Kids

Book clubs, meetings where adults get together in person or online to discuss books that they have read, have gained popularity in recent years. Book clubs for kids and their parents, including mother-daughter book clubs, father-son book clubs, and parent-child book clubs, have also become popular. Book clubs are a great way for parents and children to share books together. By reading books and discussing them together, you can share special time with your child, while helping him develop a love of reading and important language and literacy skills.

Find out how to start a parent-child book club, get tips for organizing and maintaining a book club and suggestions for ways to have great discussions, and learn about the benefits of parent-child book clubs.

Reading for your kid is a great thing, I encourage all parents to do it. Starting a club is an excellent idea where parents can share ideas and discuss new books together.

I think joining your child in a book club is a great thing it get your child ready for the school years ahead of them.

My name is Dale Hayes, I wrote and self published my first children s book, KC..The Good Little Diggy Dog Who Does Naughty Things is going home . It is a story of adoption and unconditional love. KC used to live in a shelter and like all the Diggy Dogs, he dreamed of being adopted. Then one day, Mommy and Daddy came to the shelter and picked him out of all the other Diggy Dogs. He was so happy to be going home to begin his new adventures. His lovable, curious and adventurous nature often gets him into naughty situations. This is the first in a series of children s books that I am writing about our adopted puppy that will inspire imagination, spark dialogue and create teachable moments for young children. They will enjoy sharing in the exploits of this energetic, vivacious little Diggy Dog.

I would like some information on what the process would be on how to submit my book to the Kids Clubs. For more information please do not hesitate to contact me

Thank you for your time.

Dale Hayes
(450) 510 2462

I m writing on behalf of a colleague, the author of Pencil Monster, who is a teacher in the Bay Area. She is trying to promote reading comprehension and make reading fun by creating books that kids need to interact with. Her latest idea is making stories for the iPad. Check out this one: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pencil-monster/id601883337?mt=11. It s purposely a short book because students need to illustrate the pages which takes a while not to mention it s geared toward the attention span of an 8 year old. I like to use it for early finishers. I think parents would like it because it promotes reading and creativity. 99cents and keeps my kids busy for hours! Please help her promote it if you like it. Thanks!

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Greetings! My name is Jocelyn Sophia Poesnecker. I am the author and
illustrator of a brand new children s book entitled BESSIE SUE HELPS HER
PARENTS. In this full color storybook, a character named Bessie Sue is
a girl who lives in Bosnia, and is always helpful and optimistic. When
her parents are cold and hungry one spring morning, Bessie wants them
to stay in bed, while she goes out and milks the cow. She stays patient
after the cat tips over the pail of milk, and milks the cow again.
Then she heads for the house, and still wants to be the one to heat the
milk and make hot chocolate for her parents.

The text is rhyming
and clever, with a lush vocabulary. The illustrations are beautiful and
very appealing to children. I have three more BESSIE SUE books ready,
so the children have a continuation of Bessie Sue s adventures to hope
for. I invite you to give this book for all the beloved children in your life, and include it in book clubs.

Are you interested in donating a copy to a children s little library?





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  • Ethical Dilemmas – Moral Dilemmas – Classroom Discussion #ethical, #moral, #dilemma,

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    This is #17 of an ongoing series of discussion starters from the case files of Charis Denison. The situations presented are very real and are changed monthly. Please try them out with your students and share your results with us. You can find the complete archive of dilemmas here.

    THE SITUATION
    (present this to your students)


    Kevin is a talented basketball player whose high school team made it into the playoffs and all the way to the city championship game. As a result, Kevin had to miss his school s baseball tryouts and a couple of weeks of practice. So, he was grateful when the coach gave him an opportunity to come out for the team anyway. Kevin s older brother had been on the varsity team for four years, so the coach knew the family and assumed Kevin would follow in his brother s footsteps. But Kevin had never played league baseball before and had no expectation of getting a lot of playing time. Besides, the team already had a solid lineup of experienced players; he would just have to be patient and earn his position through hard work.

    Which is why Kevin was shocked when the coach announced the starting lineup for the first game: Kevin was picked to start at third base.

    Kevin immediately felt confused, then embarrassed, then guilty. He was confused because the coach had never seen him play. He felt embarrassed and guilty because everyone knew that the coach must have made this decision based on Kevin s athletic reputation and the coach s relationship with Kevin s older brother. Kevin considered himself a team player. He also knew the other third baseman a strong player who never missed a practice. Surely the other guy deserved to be the starter. He looked around at his teammates and saw himself through their eyes. He felt bad. He walked to his position without making eye contact with the coach or the players.

    After the game, Kevin called his brother and said he was thinking about asking the coach to let him step down until he had earned the position in a way that was fair to the rest of the team. His brother said no way. Life is about seizing opportunity. That s how you achieve your dreams. Why give up your big chance? Besides, he said, I put in a good word for you, so don t blow it.

    Kevin felt like he was stuck. If he kept silent, he risked the respect of his team; if he came forward, he risked the athletic opportunity and his relationship with his coach. He needed to make a decision before the next game.

    haris (KAIR-iss) Denison, founder of Prajna Consulting, is an expert in Community Involvement, Human Development, and Ethics. She has built her experience primarily by working with schools and non-profits for the past 15 years.

    After initially teaching middle and high school English and Creative Writing, Charis began to develop curricula and publish articles related to social justice, ethics, human development, community involvement, and experiential education. She has received national recognition for her work in those fields, as well as for her community-based work with American teens and Tibetan refugees in Central Asia.

    Charis co-wrote Tolerance for Others. a middle school human development text, with Leni Wildflower. She currently works as the national Service-Learning consultant for the Durango Institute for Co-Curricular Education.

    Charis also teaches at Marin Academy in San Rafael, California, and runs Prajna Consulting. Through Prajna she consults with schools, parents, students, and businesses both organizationally and individually. Charis also facilitates workshops and speaks on a wide variety of topics.

    NOTES FOR THE FACILITATOR
    (this is for you)

    This case is a great one for introducing students to the idea that taking no action is taking action. In other words, when my students are discussing scenarios like this and come back with the infamous, just take what happened and don t do anything; it s not your responsibility, I reply, not making a choice is a choice.

    Students love to talk about times when they have been the victims of an unfair situation. It s a lot of fun to turn the tables on them and have them talk about when they have benefited from an unfair situation. Do they bear some responsibility to restore justice? I find it effective to get students to articulate what each of three parties would consider fair in the scenario (the coach, Kevin, the team).

    If you have covered any of the more formal ethical principles, this case works very well when you assign one of the three principles to each group and have them apply it to their decision (ends-based, rule-based, care-based).

    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
    (also, debate topics, writing assignments, etc.

    • What do you think Kevin should do? What do you think you would do?
    • How do you think the team might feel about the coach letting Kevin start without having seen him play or participate in the first two weeks of practice?
    • What do you think is the coach s reason for making Kevin a starting player? Do you agree with it?
    • How do you feel about the role Kevin s brother is playing in all this?
    • How might Kevin feel if he doesn t talk to the coach?
    • How much influence do you think Kevin s brother has on Kevin s choice?
    • If you were faced with an ethical dilemma, how important would your sibling s opinion be?
    • Have you ever seen someone you know benefit from an unfair situation? What happened? What did it feel like? How did the person benefiting respond? If you didn t agree with that response, how do you wish he/she would have responded?
    • Have you ever benefited from an unfair situation? What happened and how did you respond? Would you respond in the same way again?

    SHARE YOUR RESULTS WITH US. How did your students resolve this dilemma? Did anything surprising happen? Tell us about your discussion and we may publish your comments. Click here to send us an email.

    For some very helpful articles about conducting productive, lively, meaningful classroom discussions (including Socratic method), click here.





    13/09/2017

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    What Can I Do with an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education?

    Completing an associate’s degree program in elementary education may prepare graduates for a job as an elementary school aide, or it may just be a precursor to earning more education in the field. Read on to find out what options are available to graduates of an associate’s degree program in elementary education. Schools offering Elementary Education degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

    What is an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education?

    Most elementary school teachers are required to have at least a bachelor’s degree, as a 4-year degree is needed to gain teacher certification in most states. For this reason, an associate’s degree in elementary education alone cannot provide individuals with the academic credentials necessary to work as educators in public and private schools. However, many community colleges still offer 2-year, associate’s degree programs in elementary education. While these programs alone cannot prepare students to become teachers, they can prepare them for other opportunities.

    While enrolled in an associate’s degree in elementary education, students should learn the basics of primary education. They may examine a variety of topics, including educational techniques and classroom technology. Graduates of such a degree program may enter the educational workforce as teaching aides or assistants or pursue higher education in a related field. Below are a couple of employment and educational options available to those with an associate’s degree in elementary education.

    Important Facts About Teacher Assistants

    Median Salary (2014)

    Job Outlook (2014-2024)

    Communication skills, patience, and resourcefulness

    Career and technical education teachers, childcare workers, library assistants

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Become an Elementary School Aide

    Elementary school aides, sometimes referred to as teacher aides or assistants, are responsible for assisting teachers with a wide range of classroom tasks. These tasks allow teachers to focus their energy on planning and implementing lessons. Aides may help move students between school locations, supervise students and prepare materials for classroom lessons. In some cases, aides may assist in the grading of projects and homework. Although many aides only hold high school diplomas, some states require aides to hold degrees from accredited 2-year college programs.

    Earn Further Education in the Field

    Many graduates of associate’s degree programs in elementary education can choose to continue their studies at a 4-year university. Credits earned in such a program may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree program in the field. Bachelor’s degree programs build upon the knowledge gained in associate’s degree programs and help prepare students to pass a teaching certification exam. Teachers may continue their education by earning a master’s degree in elementary education or in a more specific field. In general, a higher education level translates into higher pay.

    To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:





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    Victory Starts Here!

    The four TRADOC functions of DESIGN. ACQUIRE. BUILD and IMPROVE are crucial to enable the Army to meet specific Army strategic aimpoints. These aimpoints are defined in the Army Strategic Plan between now and 2050 for the three chief of staff of the Army priorities of Readiness (Current Fight), Future Army (Future Fight) and Take Care of the Troops (Always). These aimpoints describe Army capabilities and conditions for the Current Fight, Next Fight and Future Fight.

    TRADOC designs the future force to ensure that the United States Army remains the dominate land power in the world.

    Multi-Domain Battle is the concept that will allow the Army, with the Joint Force, to maintain military dominance by developing both greater self-sufficiency and deeper joint integration to fight and win without assured air, sea, space and cyber dominance.

    TRADOC recruits the next generation of Soldiers and leaders.

    Improve Accessions Enterprise: The Army is Soldiers. The Army requires an accessions system that finds and recruits the best future Soldiers across the nation.

    TRADOC trains the next generation of Soldiers and leaders.

    Soldier 2020 will ensure all entering Soldiers have the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in their MOS. It maximizes the Army’s use of available talent.

    Lessons learned, refined doctrine and leader development merge at TRADOC to improve the Army .

  • Adapt the Institutional Army: the Army must change for the information age. New methods of training, education, career management, logistical support, financial management, communication–internal and external, and a host of others will improve the Army.
  • New Doctrine: battlefield experiences combined with new concepts require new doctrine that effectively describes how the Army will accomplish its assigned missions.
  • Talent Management: the Army must transcend its industrial age personnel management systems to fully develop and employ the talents each Soldier brings to the fight.
  • Army University: TRADOC is reforming and systematizing the Army school system to make it both more effective and more efficient.
  • NCO 2020: the future will place greater demands on NCOs. NCO 2020 ensures that NCOs have the skills, training and experiences to continue to lead the Army into the future.

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    WASHINTON The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm former Army Ranger Ryan McCarthy as the next under secretary of the Army. President Donald J. Trump nominated McCarthy in June. [read more ]

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command graduated the second class of the Intermediate Leader Development Program July 21, establishing itself as a model Civilian D. [read more ]

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. The U.S. Army is implementing a plan to update mission command network software and hardware across 400 Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard units beginni. [read more ]

    WASHINGTON As Medal of Honor recipient Jim McCloughan was inducted into the Hall of Heroes Tuesday, he reflected on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and the bond he formed with his fel. [read more ]

    After accepting the TRADOC colors, I understand the responsibility placed in my rucksack. As we design the Army, we also design the future of our nation, and that is a responsibility I will not take lightly.

    DAVID G. PERKINS
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    Ph.D. in Urban Education: Doctoral Degree Program Overview

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  • Homeschool CCD #homeschool,catholic,ccd,psr,homeschooling,parish,school,religious #education,homeschool #ccd,homeschool #psr,ccd #at #home,psr #at #home

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    Teaching religious education at home is really a wonderful option for many parents. Of course there are many parents who homeschool for every subject, but there are also parents who have their children in a public school or private school and select to do just their religion classes at home. There are a wide variety of reasons to do this. There might be scheduling conflicts with the parish’s CCD or PSR program, there might be concerns about how well the materials chosen by a parish teach the faith, or parents might simply think that teaching religion at home will not only help their children learn the Faith better, but will strengthen their relationship with their child, who, if they go to a regular school, might not be at home all that often.

    Whether Parents are allowed to do their religious instruction outside of the parish CCD or PSR program.

    One of the first questions parents have is whether or not homeschooling for CCD or PSR is actually allowed by the Church. The answer is yes! The Second Vatican Council put together a document on Christian education, Gravissimum Educationis, in which it was explained that parents, society, and the Church all have a duty regarding the education of children, but that the primary and principal duty belongs to parents.

    Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. Parents are the ones who must create a family atmosphere animated by love and respect for God and man, in which the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered. Hence the family is the first school of the social virtues that every society needs. It is particularly in the Christian family, enriched by the grace and office of the sacrament of matrimony, that children should be taught from their early years to have a knowledge of God according to the faith received in Baptism, to worship Him, and to love their neighbor.

    In asking whether homeschooling for CCD is acceptable, we are acknowledging that there are two different spheres of authority that appear to over lap. These two positions were admirably summarized in the text Responsibilities and Rights of Parents in Religious Education published by the Catholic Home School Network of America. On the one hand, Parents have the freedom to undertake systematic catechesis of their own children in preparation for the sacraments. For this reason, parents may use other means to catechize their children in the place of parish-sponsored programs, subject only to the doctrinal authority of the Church and to the virtue of prudence. On the other hand, Pastors have principal practical authority over the administration of the sacraments. For this reason, pastors are to judge the eligibility and proper disposition of candidates for the first reception of the sacraments and they are to set the time, place, and manner of the reception of a sacrament, subject only to the doctrine and discipline of the Church regarding sacraments and to the virtue of prudence. These two spheres of authority should not be in conflict, but should harmoniously work together for the formation of good and Faith-filled children.

    Every parish has different guidelines surrounding the reception of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Unfortunately, a few parishes seem to make it difficult for parents to do their religious instruction at home, while others make it very easy. The virtue of prudence would seem to suggest that parents should acquiesce to any reasonable requirements a parish might demand. However, it would also seem that if a parish were to deny a parent’s right to conduct religious instruction at home and demand attendance at the parish’s CCD program, that such a demand would be unreasonable. The Code of Canon Law would seem to suggest that parents have the duty to choose the best means for instruction when it says Parents and those who take their place are bound by the obligation and possess the right of educating their offspring. Catholic parents also have the duty and right of choosing those means and institutions through which they can provide more suitably for the Catholic education of their children, according to local circumstances. (Can. 793 §1.)

    Resources:

    An excellent article, written by Benedict Nguyen, homeschooling father, canon lawyer, and Chancellor of the Diocese of La Crosse, WI, can be found here: Home Schooling in Canon Law

    Canon lawyer Dr. Edward Peters wrote a pamphlet called Home Schooling and the New Code of Canon Law which is fantastic.

    Responsibilities and Rights of Parents in Religious Education. mentioned earlier, is one of the best sources on this topic. It is published by the Catholic Home School Network of America and can be purchased here: Responsibilities and Rights at Seton Educational Media

    To learn more about the Crisis in the Catholic Homeschooling Movement when this question was pivotal and greatly contentious, read more about this period in the history of Catholic Homeschooling on HomeschoolingCatholic.com! Crisis Within the Homeschooling Movement

    Recommended Religion Programs

    Religion for Young Catholics

    This series, which begins with a Kindergarten Catechism and goes through an 8th grade Church History text, is one of the most solidly Catholic programs available. With beautiful color pictures on most pages, these workbook style texts published by Seton Press are remarkably in-depth. Going far beyond the fluff content of many religion texts, the for Young Catholics series looks at foundational teachings of Catholic doctrine such as the nature and character of each of the seven sacraments, the Incarnation and Redemption, the sacrifice of the Mass, how to make a good confession, the Trinity and the angels, and of course the commandments. Parents are likely to learn almost as much as their children when going through this series. Each book has an imprimatur and they are sold at bargain prices.

    Faith and Life

    A very popular series published by Ignatius Press, the Faith and Life series is solidly Catholic and gives in-depth instruction. This series is designed to incorporate many quotations from Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each grade level is very thematic and the overall series is described as a spiral development of catechesis .

    Didache Series

    This well-designed and beautifully laid-out series from the Midwest Theological Forum. (Yes, this is a Catholic organization despite a somewhat Protestant sounding name. It is possible the MTF also has some connection with movement/religious order Opus Dei.) The volume on Scripture was written by the noted Scripture lecturer Dr. Scott Hahn. While perhaps a little more expensive than some of the other options, this series has a lot of good qualities which might make it worth the price.

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    The goal of our online technology education graduate program is to continue the professional development of teachers and leaders in the field of technology education by providing a broad-based understanding of the field and its direction.

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    This program offers three options. The Technology Education Master’s and STEM Education Certificate options can be completed separately. For the third option, students may complete the Master’s and Certificate simultaneously. All options are delivered 100% online. Learn more about the curriculum .

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    Scolarit et grade

    Grade: bachelier en ducation
    Premier cycle
    90 cr dits

    Objectifs

    Dispenser aux étudiants un ensemble cohérent de connaissances, de méthodes et de techniques fondées sur les sciences humaines et relatives aux divers domaines de l’adaptation psychosociale.Donner aux étudiants une formation spécifique et pratique d’intervention par l’organisation et le développement des compétences nécessaires à l’exercice de la profession de psychoéducateur.

    Permettre aux étudiants d’acquérir des connaissances sur le développement normal et pathologique de la personne au niveau cognitif, affectif et social ainsi que les savoirs et habiletés méthodologiques pertinents à la psychoéducation. Les initier à la prévention et à l’intervention psychosociale auprès des personnes à risques ou en difficultés d’adaptation psychosociale.

    R gimes d admission

    Centres et trimestres ouverts l admission pour ce programme.

    Conditions d admission

    Base coll giale

    Être titulaire d’un diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) en sciences humaines ou de tout autres diplômes d’études collégiales (DEC) ou l’équivalent; ou être titulaire d’un diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC) du secteur professionnel en éducation spécialisée ou en travail social ou d’une discipline connexe ou l’équivalent, obtenu avec une cote de rendement égale ou supérieure à 24.

    Advenant la non-atteinte du contingentement, les dossiers dont la cote R se situe entre 22 et 23 pourront être considérés. Le candidat doit se soumettre à un questionnaire d’admission et à une entrevue au besoin.

    Tous les candidats doivent posséder une maîtrise suffisante du français attestée par la réussite à l’une ou l’autre des épreuves suivantes. l’épreuve ministérielle de français exigée pour l’obtention du diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC); le test de français du MESRS pour l’admission aux études universitaires ou les tests administrés par les universités francophones. Dans les deux derniers cas, les personnes qui ont réussi les mesures compensatoires requises à la suite d’un échec sont réputées satisfaire à cette exigence. La Politique relative à la qualité de l’expression française écrite chez les étudiants de premier cycle à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais précise les modalités d’application des présentes règles.

    Tout candidat (diplôme canadien, international ou base adulte) dont la qualité du dossier est jugée faible mais qui répond aux exigences du programme, sera admis conditionnellement à la réussite du cours d’appoint Atelier de réussite universitaire (ARU9003).

    Note: Les admissions à ce programme se font une fois par année, soit au trimestre d’automne. Le nombre d’admis à temps complet est contingenté à 50 étudiants et celui à temps partiel est contingenté à 5 étudiants.

    Base tudes universitaires

    Avoir réussi un minimum de 30 crédits dans un programme universitaire, avec une moyenne générale d’au moins 2,5 sur 4,3 ou l’équivalent.

    Tous les candidates et candidats doivent posséder une maîtrise suffisante du français attestée par la réussite à l’une ou l’autre des épreuves suivantes. l’épreuve ministérielle de français exigée pour l’obtention du diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC); le test de français du MESRS pour l’admission aux études universitaires ou les tests administrés par les universités francophones. Dans les deux derniers cas, les personnes qui ont réussi les mesures compensatoires requises à la suite d’un échec sont réputées satisfaire à cette exigence. La politique institutionnelle de l’UQO précise les modalités d’application des présentes règles.

    Note: Les admissions à ce programme se font une fois par année, soit au trimestre d’automne. Le nombre d’admis à temps complet est contingenté à 50 étudiants et celui à temps partiel est contingenté à 5 étudiants.

    Base adulte

    Être âgé d’au moins vingt et un (21) ans, posséder des connaissances appropriées et avoir travaillé pendant douze (12) mois, de façon rémunérée ou bénévole à temps complet, dans un milieu qui dispense des services d’adaptation ou de réadaptation dans le réseau de la santé, communautaire ou scolaire pour lequel une appréciation du rendement peut être obtenue. L’expérience personnelle ne peut se substituer à l’expérience professionnelle. Le candidat doit soumettre une lettre de l’employeur tout en précisant le titre du poste, le nombre d’heures travaillées, une description des tâches réalisées et une appréciation du rendement. Chaque attestation sur papier à entête doit porter la signature de l’employeur et la date d’émission. Le candidat doit se soumettre à un test d’admission et à une entrevue au besoin.

    Tous les candidats doivent posséder une maîtrise suffisante du français attestée par la réussite à l’une ou l’autre des épreuves suivantes. l’épreuve ministérielle de français exigée pour l’obtention du diplôme d’études collégiales (DEC); le test de français du MESRS pour l’admission aux études universitaires ou les tests administrés par les universités francophones. Dans les deux derniers cas, les personnes qui ont réussi les mesures compensatoires requises à la suite d’un échec sont réputées satisfaire à cette exigence. La Politique relative à la qualité de l’expression française écrite chez les étudiants de premier cycle à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais précise les modalités d’application des présentes règles.

    Tout candidat (diplôme canadien, international ou base adulte) dont la qualité du dossier est jugée faible mais qui répond aux exigences du programme, sera admis conditionnellement à la réussite du cours d’appoint Atelier de réussite universitaire (ARU9003).

    Les admissions à ce programme se font une fois par année, soit au trimestre d’automne. Le nombre d’admis à temps complet est contingenté à 50 étudiants et celui à temps partiel est contingenté à 5 étudiants.

    Perspectives d emploi

    Les diplômés en psychoéducation font carrière au sein d’organismes d’aide et d’intervention comme les Centres jeunesse du Québec, le milieu scolaire, les CLSC, les hôpitaux psychiatriques, les maisons de jeunes, les organismes communautaires, les firmes d’experts-conseils, les centres de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle et d’autres organismes publics et parapublics. Certains étudiants diplômés de dirigent vers la pratique privée (ex. psychothérapie, consultation, etc.). Les étudiants qui veulent obtenir le permis de psychoéducateur de l’Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec (OPPQ) doivent détenir une maîtrise. Au Québec, le titre de psychoéducateur est réservé aux membres de cet ordre professionnel.

    Notes

    GESTION DES CONTINGENTEMENTS

    Gatineau. 50 étudiants à temps plein et 5 étudiants à temps partiel
    Saint-Jérôme. 50 étudiants à temps plein et 5 étudiants à temps partiel

    La sélection des candidats est effectuée en respectant la répartition suivante entre les catégories de clientèles. (1) (2)
    Régime d’admission à temps plein:
    a) Admission sur la base du DEC (diplôme d’études collégiales) ou l’équivalent :
    • Candidats ayant obtenu un DEC pré-universitaire (60%)
    • Candidats ayant obtenu un DEC technique en éducation spécialisée (15%)
    • Candidats ayant obtenu un DEC technique autre qu’un DEC technique en éducation spécialisée (5%)
    b) Admission sur la base adulte (10%)
    c) Admission sur la base d’études universitaires – 30 crédits (10%)

    Régime d’admission à temps partiel:
    a) Candidats ayant obtenu un DEC pré-universitaire ou un DEC technique (60%)
    b) Admission sur la base adulte (20%)
    c) Admission sur la base d’études universitaires – 30 crédits (20%)

    Pondération liée à la sélection pour chaque catégorie de clientèles :
    a) Base d’admission du DEC (100 points)
    • La Cote R est le seul critère utilisé pour évaluer la qualité du dossier scolaire des candidats.
    • La sélection de ces candidats est effectuée uniquement sur la base de la qualité du dossier scolaire.
    • Au besoin, le candidat de la base DEC pourrait être appelé à se soumettre à un test d’admission ou à une entrevue avant qu’une décision finale d’admission soit rendue. Aucune pondération ne sera appliquée pour cette étape qui est éliminatoire lorsqu’elle est jugée insatisfaisante.

    b) Base adulte (100 points)
    • Études antérieures attestées par un relevé de notes (60 points)
    • Curriculum vitae faisant état des expériences pertinentes et/ou d’une formation en lien avec le domaine de la psychoéducation. Le CV doit être accompagné d’attestations officielles de l’expérience pertinente et/ou de la formation dans le domaine de la psychoéducation (40 points)
    • Au besoin, le candidat de la base adulte pourrait être appelé à se soumettre à un test d’admission ou à une entrevue avant qu’une décision finale d’admission soit rendue. Aucune pondération ne sera appliquée pour cette étape qui est éliminatoire si lorsqu’elle est jugée insatisfaisante.

    c) Base études universitaires, 30 crédits complétés (100 points)
    • Dossier scolaire (60 points)
    • Moyenne cumulative (40 points)

    (1) Les places qui seraient non comblées pour une catégorie de clientèle pourraient être transférées à une autre catégorie de clientèles.
    (2) La base d’admission la plus susceptible de favoriser l’admission du candidat sera utilisée pour la sélection.

    Plan de formation (v. 20173)

    * NOTE: Les pr alables sont indiqu s entre parenth ses la fin du titre du cours s il y a lieu





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    The professionals at Custom College Visits have the in-depth knowledge and experience to create amazing college road trip experiences for your family.

    Each custom designed itinerary includes all on-campus meetings and activities, as well as coordination of travel and hotel logistics.

    Itineraries are designed based on colleges that interest your teen and each trip is scheduled according to your preferred travel dates.

    Not sure what type of college will be the best fit for your teen?

    We will plan a multi-campus itinerary that will let you and your teen explore different types of colleges and universities all based on your teen’s specific educational interests and lifestyle preferences.

    Since 2009, Custom College Visits has been privileged to assist teens and families from around the world with their college tours.

    Summer college tours can be particularly challenging for parents or teens to organize.

    Call us +1 (650) 931-4515 or (800) 930-1701 for a free consultation.

    Please scroll down to read what parents say about our college road trip itineraries.

    “A friend who is a maven in finding outstanding resources, recommended Janice and Custom College Visits as we began the daunting college selection process. We worked with Janice on two fronts; to help create a list of colleges and to set-up meaningful colleges visits. The college visits were also a lot of fun for us as a family and very informative on so many levels. More importantly Janice helped make the college selection process manageable, not so daunting after all, and we felt no stone was left unturned in this important decision.

    Tracy P. Parent of a New York City high school Senior

    Thank you so much for planning such a wondrous experience for our son. The careful attention to detail was evident at every turn. Custom College Visits planning effort provided an appropriate path of discovery for our son and for us.

    Michael C. New Jersey parent of a high school Junior

    Hi Janice, Our trip was a thoroughly enjoyable family adventure! Thank you so much for the unique opportunities that you created for our daughter at each college. Meeting with a student at Harvard, was probably the most informative way to start the entire trip. She devoted a lot of time (in the rain) providing real college life details. She swiped us into dining halls, dorms & buildings that we might not have seen otherwise. The sophomore session at Princeton was wonderful! Thank you so much for everything that you did! We really were able to get the most out of each campus visit! Best, Julie

    Julie, Parent of a high school Junior in Southern California

    I found working with Custom College Visits a very positive experience. They were able to pinpoint colleges that were best suited for my daughter and the travel plans were well organized. In addition, they were able to set up an interview with a member of a college color guard, as my daughter had expressed interest in going to a school that had a color guard. I am very pleased with my experience with Custom College Visits, and would recommend them highly.

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    Eye on Ethics

    Reflective Practice in Social Work — The Ethical Dimension
    By Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
    April 2013

    Recently, I received an urgent voicemail message from a hospital social worker: “Please get back to me as soon as possible. I have a meeting tomorrow morning with our head of human resources, and I’m very nervous about it.”

    Later in the day, I connected with the social worker and learned the following: He had been employed by the hospital for seven years and had never been disciplined. His current predicament began when his immediate supervisor called him in to discuss concerns about possible boundary violations and an alleged inappropriate dual relationship with a hospital patient. The social worker explained to me that in his personal life he is actively involved in a community-based group of parents who adopted children from China. The group sponsors a wide range of activities to support and enhance the children’s ethnic identity. Through this involvement, the social worker said, he and his wife had become very friendly with several other adoptive parents.

    About three weeks earlier, one of the parents who had become a good friend was admitted to the social worker’s hospital for treatment of a chronic, debilitating infection. The friend did not receive social work services. During the friend’s hospital stay, the social worker occasionally stopped by his room to say hello and inquire about the friend’s health. The patient’s attending physician had collaborated professionally with the social worker in other hospital cases and was well aware of the patient’s friendship with the social worker.

    One afternoon during the patient’s hospital stay, the physician contacted the social worker and explained that the patient was distraught after having just learned that he was diagnosed with bone cancer. According to the social worker, the physician asked the social worker to visit the patient and offer emotional support. The social worker visited the patient in his room and spent about an hour helping his friend process the distressing medical news.

    The social worker documented this patient encounter in the hospital chart. During a random quality-control review of social workers’ chart entries, the hospital’s social work supervisor read the note and became concerned because the social worker had not been assigned to provide social work services to this patient. The supervisor learned of the social worker and patient’s friendship and notified the director of human resources, who documented this “incident” in the social worker’s personnel record and asked to meet with the social worker.

    The Nature of Reflective Practice
    In 1983, the late scholar Donald Schon published his influential and groundbreaking book The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action . Schon’s thesis, based on his extensive empirical research, was that the most skilled and effective professionals have the ability to pay critical attention to the way they conduct their work at the same time that they do their work. Schon coined the terms “knowing-in-action” and “reflection-in-action,” which suggest that some professionals can take a step back and think hard about what they are doing while they are doing it. The concepts are akin to the widely used social work concept “use of self.”

    Ordinarily the concepts of knowing-in-action and reflection-in-action are applied to practitioners’ cultivation and use of technical skill, whether in surgery, architecture, town planning, engineering, dentistry, or psychotherapy. In my view, and as the above case demonstrates, social workers would do well to extend the application of these compelling concepts to their identification and management of ethical issues in the profession. Ideally, effective practitioners would have the ability to recognize and address ethical issues and challenges as they arise in the immediate context of their work, not later when someone else points them out. Put another way, social workers would have a refined “ethics radar” that increases their ability to detect and respond to ethical issues.

    Of course, the most important benefit is client protection. However, an important by-product is self-protection, that is, the increased likelihood that social workers will protect themselves from ethics-related complaints.

    Implementing Reflective Ethics Practice
    Certainly the hospital social worker who called me with panic in his voice would have benefited from reflective ethics practice and highly sensitive ethics radar. Had he reflected on the ethical dimensions of the boundary challenges that emerged when he interacted with his friend and hospital patient, it is likely that this well-meaning practitioner would have avoided his unpleasant encounter with the human resources department. The social worker’s decision to visit his friend was not the error; that was a humane and compassionate gesture. The error, rather, was not reflecting on his role in that moment and managing the boundaries carefully, including discussing them with his friend and his supervisor.

    In my experience, ethics-related reflection-in-action entails three key elements.

    Knowledge: Skillful management of many ethical dilemmas requires knowledge of core concepts and prevailing standards. Ethics concepts are addressed in professional literature and standards exist in several forms, including relevant codes of ethics, agency policies, statutes, and regulations. For example, the National Association of Social Workers’ Codeof Ethics includes explicit standards pertaining to boundaries, dual relationships, and conflicts of interest (especially section 1.06). It would have been best for the hospital-based social worker to consult relevant literature and standards with regard to conflicts that can arise when a social worker encounters a friend or social acquaintance in the work setting. The hospital’s personnel policies also prohibit dual relationships that involve conflicts of interest.

    In some cases, although not all, statutes and regulations address ethical issues. In the United States, both federal and state laws address various ethical issues, such as confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, and social workers’ ethical conduct. Such laws would not have been particularly helpful in the hospital social worker’s case, but often they are helpful and critically important, for example, when social workers must decide whether to disclose confidential information without clients’ consent to protect a third party from harm or whether parental consent is necessary to provide services to minors who seek help with substance abuse but insist that this information be withheld from their parents.

    Transparency: Reflective social workers who sense an ethical issue share their concern with supervisors, colleagues, and appropriate administrators. An effective way to protect clients and practitioners alike is to avoid any suggestion that the ethical issue is being handled “in the dark.” Such clarity demonstrates social workers’ good faith efforts to manage ethical dilemmas responsibly. When appropriate, clients should be included in the conversation.

    Process: Although some ethical decisions are clear-cut, many are not. The hospital social worker who contacted me was unsure about the best way to manage his involvement with a good friend who had become a patient. Unfortunately, the social worker did not notify his supervisor about the dilemma or seek consultation. He documented his lengthy hospital-room encounter with the patient, but doing so in the client’s hospital chart created the impression that the social worker was functioning in his professional capacity, not as a friend. My hunch is that had the social worker notified his supervisor of his friendship with the patient and made clear that any contact with the patient occurred as a friend, the social worker may have avoided any adverse personnel issues. What I have learned is that many ethical decisions are not simple events; they require a considerable, often painstaking, process.

    During the course of the profession’s history, social workers have refined the art of reflective practice. Historically, these skills have been applied primarily to clinical, policy, advocacy, and administrative functions. Clearly, reflective practice should extend to ethics as well.

    — Frederic G. Reamer, PhD, is a professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College. He is the author of many books and articles, and his research has addressed mental health, healthcare, criminal justice, and professional ethics.





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    School leaders are now having to embrace the significant additional responsibilities of running a business, be fully accountable for the public funds under their control, deliver ongoing efficiencies whilst at the same time ensuring standards of attainment meet the increasing demands of inspection and public expectation.

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    PS Financials has developed an Education Standard Chart of Accounts that is maintained in conjunction with the enhancement suggestions from our users and our meetings with the EFA on their future reporting requirements. Therefore, our users have a reporting system from day one and the confidence that any future Government or Statutory Reporting requirements will be provided.

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    Part Time Practical CNC Machining Continuing Education Program & Courses #cnc

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    Practical CNC Machining (Part-time)

    Credential: Certificate of Achievement Program Code: 1304 School: Engineering Information Technology

    About the Program

    The intent of the Practical CNC Machining program is to address the practical machining skills needed by students who are studying CNC programming. This part-time program will be approximately 142 hours in duration and encompass a mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge with a focus on practical applications in the CNC machining environment.

    Program Information

    All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

    Admission Requirements

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
    • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and conduct research in the English language.

    Admission Procedures

    • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form
    • Attach proof of Admission Requirements
    • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements

    How to Apply

    Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar s Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

    Send completed applications to:
    Conestoga College
    Admissions Office
    299 Doon Valley Dr
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Canada N2G 4M4

    How to Register for Courses

    Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

    Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

    Learn more about PLAR.

    Graduate Opportunities

    For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

    Program Related Resources

    Program Outcomes

    • Solve routine technical problems relating to CNC setup in the shop environments using a variety of systematic approaches.
    • Interpret basic graphics and other standard technical documents needed to complete CNC setup and operations.
    • Create and edit CNC programs.
    • Perform basic technical measurements using appropriate tools specific to CNC setup and operations.
    • Work safely and effectively within a shop environment in compliance with health and safety legislation and organizational procedures and practices.

    Program Courses

    Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on “Details” in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.





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    Clinical Psychology #sas, #school #of #arts #and #sciences, #rutgers #university, #state

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    The clinical science program at Rutgers is designed for students with a primary interest in research and scholarship in addition to clinical practice. The majority of the faculty have a cognitive or behavioral approach to assessment and treatment, and the program is geared primarily to students who wish to receive this type of training. There are also more limited opportunities for students whose interests are eclectic and who may supplement training in cognitive behavior therapy with courses and supervised experiences in other approaches (e.g. family systems). For students whose primary interests are in the practice of clinical psychology, the University also offers graduate training in clinical psychology leading to the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree through the separate Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP).

    The Clinical Ph.D. program at Rutgers University has been an American Psychological Association accredited training program since 1965. Questions about APA accreditation status can be directed to the program or to the APA Office on Accreditation at (202) 336-5979, or by mail at 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

    We are a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, a coalition of doctoral and internship training programs that share a common goal of producing and applying scientific knowledge to the assessment, understanding, and amelioration of human problems. Membership in the Academy is granted only after a thorough peer review process. The Rutgers Clinical Ph.D. program was recently accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, as well. Our membership in the Academy and accreditation by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System indicates that we are committed to excellence in scientific training, and to using clinical science as the foundation for design, implementing, and evaluating assessment and intervention procedures. We view clinical psychology as a specialty area within the discipline of psychology, and believe that research, scholarship, and clinical application should be firmly grounded in the core knowledge base of psychology as a science.

    The core clinical faculty are drawn from the Department of Psychology, the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. the Center of Alcohol Studies. and the adjacent Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The breadth of faculty interests and expertise in research permits students to create a program of study tailored to their particular scholarly interests. Clinical faculty conduct research on cognitive and behavior therapies, health psychology, psychophysiology, applied behavior analysis, prevention, substance abuse, emotional intelligence, cognitive functioning, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and autism. Students have the opportunity to work with child, adolescent, adult, and older adult populations in multiple research labs at Rutgers and affiliated institutions.

    The training approach relies heavily upon a mentorship model of training. Students are matched with a research mentor when they begin their graduate training program, and involve themselves in one or more research projects upon entering the program, initially as apprentices in ongoing projects, and subsequently as independent investigators. Students may study not only with clinical psychology faculty, but also with non-clinical researchers in the Psychology Department, and it is not uncommon for students to participate in more than one research group. Equally important is the goal of helping students to develop clinical skills. As in the research component of the program, our philosophy is that an apprenticeship model is most effective in teaching clinical skills. Students have available as role models a large number of faculty members who embody the clinical scientist concept. These faculty not only conduct research, but also are experienced clinical psychologists who are directly involved in clinical practice of various kinds. Students also have access to doctoral faculty in the Psy.D. program who focus primarily on clinical practice.

    Our graduates consistently score well on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) exam and the vast majority go on to attain licensure to practice psychology. Despite this, our program is primarily a research-focused program and is not a good match for students interested in careers focused primarily on clinical service delivery. For additional information about Clinical Ph.D. program selection and admissions procedures, please see http://clinicalpsychgradschool.org/. a website that provides information and resources that may be helpful in your graduate school selection process.





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    Down Syndrome Treatments #down #syndrome #treatments, #early #intervention, #individualized #education #program,

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    What Are the Treatments for Down Syndrome?

    If your child is born with Down syndrome. you want to be able to make informed choices about treatments that can help your little one thrive.

    Because Down syndrome affects everyone who has it in different ways, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. But doctors do know that the earlier children get care, the more likely they are to live up to their full potential.

    Your child may need help in different ways, from crawling and walking to talking and learning how to be social. She may also need extra attention in school. And she may have medical issues that need regular care.

    You’ll likely rely on a team of providers, including your child’s main doctor, and maybe specialists like ear doctors, heart doctors, and others. Your child may also work with physical, occupational, and speech therapists.

    Early Intervention

    Most states offer programs that provide a range of services for children up to 3 years old. These programs can boost your child’s physical and mental growth. They typically have therapists and teachers who are specially trained to help kids learn a variety of skills, such as how to:

    • Feed and dress themselves
    • Roll over, crawl, and walk
    • Play and be around other people
    • Think and solve problems
    • Talk, listen, and understand others

    Help in School

    Many kids with Down syndrome go to their neighborhood schools along with all the other kids. This can be great not only for your child, but for the other children as well.

    Your child also has the right to get services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which starts at age 3. IDEA requires public schools to offer the best education they can, no matter what challenges a person faces.

    As part of this effort, you’ll work with the school to develop an individualized education program (IEP). This helps make sure your child gets support that suits her needs. It may include things like working with a reading specialist or speech therapist.

    While public schools work great for many children, there other types of schools that focus more on the needs of kids with Down syndrome. Your child’s doctors, therapists, and teachers can help figure out which is best for her.

    Continued

    Medical Treatment

    Some health problems are more common in kids with Down syndrome. Many children don’t have them, but if yours does, you can get treatment for:

    Hearing loss . Many children with Down syndrome have hearing loss in one or both ears. Because of that, your child will likely have regular visits with an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor to catch any issues early on. Sometimes hearing problems are caused by fluid build-up in the ears. In that case, ear tubes — which many children get if they have constant ear infections –can help.

    Problems seeing. Issues with eyesight are also common. Your child will have regular check-ups with an eye doctor and may need glasses, surgery, or other treatment. It’s important to keep up with ear and eye exams. because problems seeing and hearing can lead to delays in learning and talking.

    Heart problems. About half the babies born with Down syndrome have a problem with either the shape of their heart or how it works. Some conditions are more serious than others and require surgery. In other cases, your child may need to take medicine.

    Obstructive sleep apnea. This is a condition where a person’s breathing stops and restarts many times as they sleep. Typically, a child with Down syndrome gets checked for sleep apnea by age 4. During an overnight sleep test, doctors check to see if your child’s breathing stops and restarts. If so, she may need to wear a mask while sleeping. The mask is attached to a machine that helps her breathe normally. Sometimes, larger-than-normal tonsils and adenoids cause sleep apnea. In this case, your doctor may suggest surgery to remove them.

    Leukemia. Children with Down syndrome are at a 10- to 20-fold increase for developing this blood cancer. But the risk is still at 2%. Leukemia is curable.

    Thyroid. Thyroid disorders are more prevalent in children with Down syndrome.

    Other medical problems. Your child may also have other less common issues that need treatment, such as:

    • Blockage in the intestine. Some babies with Down syndrome get Hirschsprung ’s disease, where part of the intestine gets blocked. This is treated with surgery that removes part of the intestine.
    • Infections. Babies with Down syndrome also have weaker immune systems, so they may get sick more often. There’s no treatment for this, but it means that getting vaccines on time is even more important.
    • Thyroid problems . The thyroid makes hormones your body need. In kids with Down syndrome, it sometimes doesn’t make enough. If that happens, your child will take medicine to help.

    WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD on April 24, 2017

    Sources

    KidsHealth: “Down Syndrome” and “What’s an IEP?”

    Mayo Clinic: “Down Syndrome” and “Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

    March of Dimes: “Down Syndrome.”

    CDC: “Facts about Down Syndrome.”

    Center for Parent Information and Resources: “Overview of Early Intervention.”

    Down Syndrome Education International: “Health and Medical Issues.”

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    Information About Doctoral Education and Scholarship Programs #education #doctoral #programs

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    How to Access the Funding You Need for Post Graduate Studies

    Scholarships for Doctoral Students

    Undergraduate tuition and other expenses associated with earning certificates, associate s and bachelor s degrees create financial hurdles for college families. Solutions for funding higher education at the baccalaureate level include Pell Grants and federally-sponsored Direct Student Loans. For students who forge-onward to earn advanced credentials, education debt challenges continue to mount during graduate school and beyond.

    Like undergrads, professional students and doctoral candidates rely on a variety of financial aid provisions to help meet education expenses. The Federal Government is a prime source of aid for post-graduate education financing. State departments of education also bolster access to master s and PhD studies by issuing state-specific aid for advanced studies.

    Private scholarships are issued by sources that each have unique intentions for their educational funding contributions. Foundations and religious entities put forth graduate school aid for students enrolled in certain programs. Community groups and local businesses support future leaders using educational subsidies that help train doctoral students. Professional organizations, representing particular vocations, foster excellence in their fields by funding advanced education. Similarly, employers invest in educating people who work for them, ensuring steady flows of well-trained human resources.

    Universities and degree-granting institutions of higher education control large pools of financial aid for graduate students. Endowments and fellowships provide valuable resources for eligible candidates, so your chosen campus is square-one for post-graduate student assistance.

    Federal Help

    Federal PLUS Loans are issued to graduate students who have demonstrable financial need paying for graduate school. The loan initiative is an extension of the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, so the U.S. Department of Education is the lender for PLUS loans. PLUS loans are available in amounts up to the total of the cost of each successful applicant s tuition. Low fixed interest rates for qualified borrowers are currently around 7.9%. Adverse credit entries work against your eligibility for PLUS loans, so remember that credit counts when it comes to this form of federal aid.

    Securing any form of federal student assistance starts by filing a standardized request form with the Department of Education. The Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) is a familiar form for undergraduates who have participated in Pell, FSEOG. Direct Loans and other federally-sponsored college aid initiatives. The protocol is the same for graduate students as for undergrads: Always file your FAFSA well before the final deadline. States that use the FAFSA as a financial discovery tool impose their own unique filing deadlines, so consider where your money is coming from as you establish your financial aid timetable. Filing early leaves time for you to make corrections and to submit additional documentation that may be required to clarify your aid request.

    An important distinction exists for many graduate level students: Most advanced degree seekers file the FAFSA as independent applicants. The declaration means parents financial status is not considered as part of the financial aid formula that decides who gets what. As a result, cash strapped graduate students often secure larger financial aid awards based on their individual fiscal standings.

    University Fellowships Fund Education for Many PhD Candidates

    Graduate universities are primary sources for scholarship funds. Colleges are aware that advanced degrees cost money, but they also want to attract the best available talent to attend their schools. As a result, institutions of higher learning initiate scholarships and other financial aid efforts to bring desirable academic candidates into their doctoral programs.

    The sticker-price of your graduate school education is mitigated by campus-specific aid programs including scholarships, grants and loans. In addition to familiar undergraduate-types of aid, graduate students employed on campus use fellowships and teaching assistant positions to earn valuable tuition offsets that ease the financial impact of training for specialized careers.

    Columbia College in the City of New York uses its Office of Global Programs to help students land graduate school fellowships. Two full-time staffers are charged with matching students with financial opportunities that help them advance their academic, intellectual, and professional goals. The group specializes in preparing candidates for interviews and helps students find less-traveled avenues for financial assistance.

    Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin issues about 50 fellowships annually, to students who need on-site access to the school s extensive collections of humanities artifacts. Collections of classic literature, photographs and art are house on campus alongside significant film, music and culturally historic pieces. Each fellowship ranges from 1-3 months, with $3000 stipends awarded for each month of research conducted.

    The Lilly Library, at Indiana University in Bloomington hosts several visiting fellowships for students interested in the school s collections of rare books and other materials. Mendel Fellowships and Everett Helm Fellowships grant access to historical collections of prized literature related to exploration, education and religion.

    Doctoral Scholarships in Academic and Research Fields

    Graduate work is primarily research related, which requires time and access to the materials to be studied. To help ease financial strain during advanced research work, private sources cooperate with educational institutions to provide scholarships and fellowships for needy researchers. Broad aid is provided within fields like social sciences. but focused fellowships also target specialties like economics. linguistics. and middle eastern studies – each of which produces graduate level professionals. Physical and life sciences include graduate school research projects in sub-specialties like genomics. biotechnology. neurobiology. and physiology. These examples illustrate some of the financial support benefiting graduate students and research professionals:

    The Smithsonian Institute lists fellowships focusing on specialties ranging from molecular evolution to Native American Studies. The organization issues fellowships according to its longstanding commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. Applicants are evaluated based on academic standing, scholarly qualifications, experience and on the suitability of the proposed graduate studies project to the Smithsonian mission of increasing and spreading knowledge.

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships aid mid-career students who have illustrated proven academic success and extraordinary creative abilities within the arts. The awards are distributed after two annual open competitions are held to establish candidate pools applications are submitted directly to the Foundation. 3000-4000 applicants compete annually for approximately 200 fellowships, which are disbursed under counsel of the Foundation s prestigious panel of academic advisors.

    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosts 160 annual student fellowships for research on international issues and policies. The organization s International Fellowship Program puts forth several 9-month residency awards for qualified applicants.

    Social Science Research Council conducts open competitions for various fellowships pertaining to regional research specialties. Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa and Eurasia Program Fellowships round out a stable of aid that also includes funds reserved for graduate studies in Japan and China. Memorial awards for graduate students include merit-based career-specific scholarships for career students in journalism and other fields.

    Scholarships for Women and Minority PhD Candidates

    Efforts to encourage graduate studies among traditionally under-represented populations leads to scholarships and fellowships exclusively for women and minorities. Use your gender, cultural ancestry and academic major to uncover all the aid that is available to further your graduate school education. These well-known organizations are good starting points for special-interest student assistance:





    27/08/2017

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    MnSCU Farm Business Management – Welcome to Farm Business Management #minnesota,

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    Welcome to Farm Business Management

    In today s world, farming is a complex business with many facets. From the traditional family owned farm to the corporate farm, bookkeeping, profitability, tax planning and many other skills are required to complement traditional farming duties.

    Agriculture is the number two industry in Minnesota, and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities offers many programs for farm owners and employees.

    This site will help you explore the many possibilities that await.

    Farm Business Management Education Programs

    Minnesota State Colleges and Universities farm business management education programs are administered through eight college campuses at 46 different sites across the state. There are a total of 62 farm business management instructors.

    Farm business management programs are designed to provide education to farm owners and operators or persons interested in farming. The purpose of the program is to assist students in meeting their business and personal goals. This is best accomplished through the use of quality records and sound business decisions. Effective financial management in the business is the best way for the business to maintain that competitive edge.

    Instructors in Minnesota s farm business management education programs deliver the program using a variety of methods. The primary delivery method is through individualized instruction at the student s farming business. Instructors meet with the students on a regular basis to evaluate the business and develop individual educational plans. Instruction is also delivered in the traditional classroom, small group meetings, field trips and tours.

    Farm business management education is managed at the state level by the senior system director for workforce development and customized training. The state of Minnesota is divided into six regions which are managed by five regional deans of management education.





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    Colleges in West Palm Beach, Florida (FL) – Universities, Trade #west

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    West Palm Beach Colleges and Schools

    Known for its stunning skyline and myriad of historic neighborhoods, West Palm Beach is the oldest municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area. The city housed approximately 104,031 inhabitants in 2014 according to U.S. Census estimates, and relies on key industries such as tourism, construction, agriculture, and biosciences.

    West Palm Beach residents enjoy some of the east coast’s most beautiful beaches, plus a slew of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The county where West Palm Beach is located, Palm Beach County, has also been referred to as the “Golf Capital of the World,” which helped to solidify the area’s standing as a top destination for nature and sports lovers.

    Colleges and Schools in West Palm Beach, Florida

    Because it boasts such a large population and draws from equally-populated surrounding areas, West Palm Beach is home to 13 institutions of higher education. While that list includes a few traditional institutions, it also hosts community colleges, beauty schools, and trade schools. Collectively, West Palm Beach colleges and schools enrolled approximately 6,820 students in 2014.

    Palm Beach Atlantic University

    • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $26,274
    • Graduation rate (2008): 55%
    • Accredited: Y
    • # of programs: 50 undergraduate and graduate programs

    With an enrollment of 3,865 students in 2014, Palm Beach Atlantic University was one of the area’s largest schools. Intimate class room settings with a student-to-faculty ratio of just 13:1 help students learn and grow in a personalized academic setting. Popular degree programs include those in biology, nursing and public relations.

    Northwood University – Florida

    • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $23,132
    • Graduation rate (2008): 28%
    • Accredited: Y
    • # of programs: 20 undergraduate, 7 MBA specializations, 1 master’s program

    Northwood University of Florida is a small, private institution with a focus on entrepreneurship and holistic learning. Enrollment was made up of 710 students in 2014, and some of their most popular degrees were in business administration, accounting and marketing.

    MCI Institute of Technology

    • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $17,000
    • Graduation rate (2011-12): 45%
    • Accredited: Y
    • # of programs: 8 diploma programs

    As a two-year, private school, MCI Institute of Technology prepares students for careers in health care, automotive technology and pharmacy technology. Enrollment was made up of 146 students in 2014, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

    Dade Medical College – West Palm Beach

    • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $47,813
    • Graduation rate: not reported
    • Accredited: R
    • # of programs: 9 undergraduate degrees

    Dade Medical College of West Palm Beach is a two-year, private school that prepares future nurses, medical assistants, and other health care workers for rewarding careers in Southern Florida. Enrollment was made up of 263 students in 2014.

    Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

    • Tuition and fees (2014-15): $26,113
    • Graduation rate (2011-12): 75%
    • Accredited: Y
    • # of programs: 5 programs

    With 424 students in 2014, the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations offered programs in nursing, medical assisting, and general patient care. With small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of just 12:1, ANHO students prepare for rewarding careers in a variety of health care settings.

    Facts for Students of West Palm Beach Colleges and Schools

    West Palm Beach Economy

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, inhabitants of West Palm Beach, Florida brought in a median household income of $44,897 in 2013. That’s lower than the median household income for the state, which worked out to $46,956 that year. However, the median housing value in West Palm Beach worked out to just $178,200 in 2013, which is rather affordable for a popular tourist area. Further, in 2013, 52.4 percent of West Palm Beach residents owned their homes.

    Demographics in West Palm Beach

    With a population of 104,031 in 2014, West Palm Beach is considered a medium-sized city for the state of Florida. Meanwhile, approximately 30.4 percent of area adults held a bachelor’s degree through 2013, and 84.2 percent held a high school diploma or better. As the U.S. Census Bureau notes, 26.2 percent of the city’s population was foreign-born in 2013.

    West Palm Beach Fun Facts

    Love animals? The Palm Beach Zoo, which is home to 1,400 animals, is located in West Palm Beach. Meanwhile, the area’s bounty of wildlife has made it a hub for eco-tourism.

    1. City of West Palm Beach, http://wpb.org/
    2. College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
    3. State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, West Palm Beach, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1276600.html

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    Excelsior College #ms #nursing, #nursing #degrees, #nursing #programs, #nursing #education, #degrees,

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    Nursing Education

    As one of the nation’s most highly regarded nursing institutions, the Excelsior College School of Nursing knows the value of an outstanding nursing educator—and what it takes to become one.

    You can join that elite class by earning a Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Education) from Excelsior.

    By completing a nursing master’s degree with an education specialization, you’ll gain the skills and expertise to teach in hospitals, community colleges, nursing schools, and health care organizations. An education-focused MS in nursing will also put you in high demand among employers, as the nation faces a critical shortage of nursing faculty.

    Review the course sequence and credit requirements for Excelsior’s online MS degree programs.

    An Online Nursing Master’s Degree for Working Adults

    Excelsior’s School of Nursing has ranked among the nation’s best institutions for many years. (Why? Get the full story .) The National League for Nursing has designated Excelsior three times as a Center for Excellence in Nursing Education (most recently for the 2011-16 period).

    In addition to outstanding academic quality, Excelsior’s nursing master’s degree stands out for:

    • Flexible online nursing classes that you can fit conveniently into your work schedule.
    • Dynamic coursework that’s relevant, applicable, and up to date.
    • A supportive environment led by Excelsior’s award-winning team of academic advisors.
    • Reasonable tuition and fees, plus generous financial support to help you afford a nursing MS on your budget. (Get the actual dollar costs today so you can begin planning .)
    1. Function as a leader and change agent to promote holistic patient-centered care and population health.
    2. Translate evidence to develop health care practices in a culturally and ethnically diverse global society.
    3. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing and other disciplines that are essential for nursing judgment and practice.
    4. Integrate specialty practice knowledge to enhance interprofessional collaboration, inform decisions, and improve health outcomes.
    5. Exemplify professional values and standards, best practices, and the commitment to lifelong learning in the role of the master’s-prepared nurse.
    6. Implement the role of master’s-prepared nurse as part of the interprofessional team.
    7. Integrate scholarship, a spirit of inquiry, and innovation to support nursing excellence.

    All Excelsior College nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The ACEN is a specialized accrediting agency for nursing recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.





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    Sheppard Software: Fun free online learning games and activities for kids

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    –Candice Gomes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library (Sheppard Software’s geography games were featured in the Boston Public Library’s 2006 Exhibition on Mapping)

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    Global Executive MBA – Global Executive MBA #emba, #gemba, #sdabocconi #executive

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    GEMBA

    Global Executive MBA

    Leading Global Challenges.

    The Global Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a modular program which provides a high-quality business education for executives who desire to expand the scope of their careers and move toward more international business initiatives.
    The Global EMBA is a launching pad for future career phases and an integrated preparation for senior management roles.

    NEXT EVENTS

    • 08 September 2017, 08:30 am ( CEST ) – GEMBA Class – Cost assignment: traditional and ABC costing

    GEMBA PERSPECTIVES

    Regional focus / Global thinking

    The GEMBA takes place at SDA Bocconi, in the center of Milano, a city that combines a dynamic global reality while reflecting the unique aspects of the European marketplace. Gaining this kind of understanding and experience will be essential when projecting your future career.
    In addition, four modules are conducted at international partner schools: Rotman School of Management (Toronto), Copenhagen Business School, MISB Bocconi – Mumbai International School of Business, CEIBS – China Europe International Business School (Shanghai). Furthermore, you can apply for an elective offered by partner Schools including Recanati (Tel Aviv), WHU – Otto Beishmein School of Management in Vallendar (Germany), EIPM French Geneva Campuses – European Institute of Purchasing Management, and IBSS – International Business School Suzhou (China), in addition to the electives offered at SDA Bocconi.

    Fluidity of time and space

    The Program’s curriculum and the format are designed to move participants along a theme-driven path, beyond conventional assumptions.
    Flexibility is maximized through a dynamic format that blends the best aspects of classroom learning in Europe, North America and Asia with distance learning. Participants do not miss out on any professional or learning opportunities no matter where they are.

    Influential international networking

    Participants in the SDA Bocconi Global EMBA can capitalize on a network of leading individuals and institutions. Classmates possess broad experiences, from an array of backgrounds and participants have the opportunity to move through a cross-cultural context.

    A diversity of locations is meant to be a channel for interacting with various industries and creating an environment for participants to gain tangible insights into how management theories and practices play out in different business settings.

    Return on investment

    The expertise Global EMBA students gain is immediately applicable in their companies and organizations.

    Participants become smart decision makers, effective problem solvers, and well-prepared leaders able to take on increasing responsibilities. Both participants and employers receive a quick return on their investment as new concepts are brought into action.

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    CTDLC ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 DIANE J. GOLDSMITH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ETUTORING Newington, Conn. U.S.A. (October 3, 2016) – The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC), whose online tutoring program serves an international community of 2-year and 4-year colleges and unive.

    CTDLC ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 DIANE J. GOLDSMITH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ETUTORING Newington, Conn. U.S.A. (October 3, 2016) – The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC), whose online tutoring program serves an international community of 2-year and 4-year colleges and unive.

    May 25, 2016 at Fairfield University Our Featured Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Robbie Melton “Education On-Demand and In Your Hands” The Internet of Things or IoT will not be gently knocking at higher education’s door, it will be banging on our doors with an army of devices in tow, and sooner.

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    The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC), a division of Charter Oak State College and a member of the Connecticut Board of Regents of Higher Education, recently completed development of a series of online courses offered in American Sign Language (ASL) by the Connecticut Bureau of Rehabi.

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    Legal Secretary Education Requirements #legal #secretary #schools, #legal #secretary #education

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    Legal Secretary Education Requirements

    Education Requirements for Legal Secretaries

    While some legal secretaries have no formal post-secondary training, the large majority have completed legal secretary certificate or associate degree programs at community colleges or career schools. Legal secretary programs equip students with an understanding of general legal office procedures and legal terminology. They also prepare graduates to produce legal documents, including subpoenas, legal memos, complaints, motions, charges, discovery documents, deeds, pleadings and briefs.

    Potential courses include business math, legal research, records management, legal technology, business law, legal transcription, legal writing, business communications, word processing and law terminology. Upon completion of a legal secretary program, graduates are familiar with court filing rules, probate and estate planning, proper legal symbols and filing techniques, as well as legal fundamentals such as employment law and torts.

    Career Information

    Legal secretaries provide administrative support to lawyers. Combining general secretarial skills with basic legal knowledge and skills, legal secretaries help with legal research, maintain office records, type briefs and subpoenas, maintain docket systems, record trial dates and schedule witnesses. They also schedule depositions and hearings, as well as update discovery binders.

    Most legal secretaries work with law firms. Other employment settings may include courts, government agencies, public interest firms, non-profit organizations and corporate legal departments. Legal secretaries may also find employment as legal word processors, document clerks, litigation assistants or legal receptionists.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment for legal secretaries will decline by 5% between 2014 and 2024. Legal secretaries earned median annual wages of $43,200 in 2015, according to the BLS.

    Becoming a legal secretary will likely require that you receive the appropriate certificate or associate’s degree and learn both fundamentals of administrative support and a basic understanding of law. Through this education you’ll be prepared to create legal documents, maintain office records, and keep things running smoothly in law firms, earning a median salary of $43,200 per year.

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    Travel and Tourism one of the world’s largest foreign exchange earner among industries, provides employment directly to millions of people worldwide and indirectly through many associated service industries. A very wide industry, it includes Government tourism departments, Immigration and customs services, travel agencies, airlines, tour operators, hotels etc and many associated service industries such as airline catering or laundry services, Guides, Interpreters, Tourism promotion and sales etc. Travel and Tourism enterprises include major internationals with a workforce of thousands, to the small private travel agent with a handful of employees.

    Work in the travel and tourism industry is essentially concerned with providing services for people who are away from home, on business or holiday. Travel can be leisure travel involving package tours, pilgrim travel, adventure travel etc or purely business. Work at every functional level in the industry involves dealing directly with people. Travel agents assess the needs of tourists and businessmen and help them make the best possible travel arrangements from the many travel options available. Also, many major cruise lines, resorts, and specialty travel groups use travel agents to promote travel packages to the millions of people who travel every year.

    Travel company personnel must be up-to-date on current rules and regulations and documentation required, in areas like cargo, ticketing and passports, visas etc. so as to correctly advise their clients, and to take care of the paperwork when necessary. Besides this, all tourism staff in marketing, counter sales, or guide services, should be knowledgeable about the places their clients visit, in terms of general background, how to get there connections by air, rail and road and the facilities available.

    In India, Travel and tourism, as an industry, has been somewhat slower to take off than in many other places. However, with increasing worldwide interest in travel, and with the Government’s encouragement of its activities, it is undergoing massive expansion and improvement. This forecasts a bright future for all those who choose to make a career of travel and tourism. Young people with drive and a capacity for hard work can rise to top positions very quickly in travel and tourism or even head their own agencies. A job in the industry gives good returns as well as perks including opportunity to see many locales at low prices.

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    Forensic Psychologist: Education Requirements and Career Information

    Education Requirements for Forensic Psychologists

    While a forensic psychologist may find work with only a Master’s degree, a Ph.D. in psychology or a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree is recommended. Licensing is essential for all practicing psychologists and can be obtained by taking examinations through the state psychologist licensing board. The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) classifies forensic psychology as a recognized specialty and offers certification examinations.

    To become a forensic psychologist, it is beneficial to have a minor in law. Some forensic psychologists have doctorates in both psychology and law. Because the application of forensic psychology deals specifically with how psychology works with the law, most jobs require varying levels of legal studies. This is a relatively new facet of psychology and forensic psychologists are encouraged to participate in continuing education programs throughout their careers.

    Career Information for Forensic Psychologists

    There are a variety of paths a forensic psychologist may take. Some work specifically with crime victims. A forensic psychologist counsels rape and abuse victims of all ages before, during and after court trials. They also assist victims in dealing with the stress of reliving the crime when the victims appear on the witness stand. On occasion, the forensic psychologist will testify as an expert witness to explain to a judge and jury the effects of the crime on the victim.

    Other forensic psychologists work with the accused. These psychologists consult with persons being charged with crimes and assess the competency levels of the accused. The forensic psychologist often determines whether or not the accused has a clear enough understanding of right and wrong to stand trial. They may make a recommendation to a judge that the accused be sent to an institution for therapy prior to or in lieu of a court trial. These psychologists also work with those who have been convicted of crimes if part of the sentence includes rehabilitative therapy.

    Some forensic psychologists go into private practice and work as consultants, but this is rare. Others have opportunities in research facilities. Primarily, forensic psychologists work in correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies and mental health institutions. They may also be members of law and psychology departments in an academic setting. Or, community health organizations and probation departments may employ forensic psychologists.

    According to PayScale.com. as of January 2016, the median annual salary for forensic psychologists was $61,489. This is significantly lower than the median reported in May 2015 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (the BLS) for all types of psychologists at $94,590. According to the BLS, job growth for all types of psychologists, a group which includes forensic psychologists, was expected to increase by 19% between 2014 and 2024. Since most jobs available to forensic scientists are government and law enforcement related, salaries are often determined by federal, state and local budgetary concerns. Florida and California are the favored employers geographically.

    A forensic psychologist can work within a few industries, such as law or healthcare, where they are commonly responsible for assessing an accused criminal’s psychological state and determining whether the accused is fit to stand trial. Alternatively, many forensic psychologists work with victims of a crime such as rape or abuse. A forensic psychologist often provides counseling services for victims and accused criminals, depending on their specialty.

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    • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
    • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
    • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
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  • Coach Education Program #soccer #management #courses, #coach #education #| #training #certifications

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    Coach Education Program

    Overview

    As the governing body for soccer in Canada the Canadian Soccer Association is responsible for training coaches from grassroots to national team level. With the increasing number of players registering with clubs across the country this represents a considerable challenge. In order to meet this challenge the Association has developed the Canada Soccer Pathway (LTPD) and tailored the Coach Education Program to this Model. As a result a two-streamed education program has been developed in conjunction with the NCCP and our provincial/territorial partners that we feel will meet the needs of both developing coaches and the sport itself.

    The Streams through which a coach may enter and/or advance are:

    • Community Coach Stream
    • Licensing Stream

    Each of these Streams include a number of courses designed to prepare coaches for working with players in a specific stage of development as outlined in the LTPD Model.

    Phase 1 – The Community Coach Stream

    The Community Sport Stream has four courses based on Stages 1, 2, 3, and 7 of the Long Term Player Development Model. The first three courses, Active Start. FUNdamentals and Learn to Train. deal with soccer training and the importance of physical literacy for players up to 12 years of age. The fourth course in this Stream is called Soccer for Life and focuses attention on working with players between the ages of 13 through to masters soccer ; which includes a wide array of participants who play for fun and fitness; those who enjoy recreational soccer as well as those who prefer to play competitively but not at the high performance level.

    Coaches wishing to gain training through the Community Sport Stream would do so in the following manner:

    • Active Start Course: Completion of a training course totaling 3 hours (Active Start Stage of Development players U-4/U-6). No pre-requisites required.
    • FUNdamentals Course: Completion of the training course totaling 7 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Fundamentals Stage of Development Boys U-6/U-9 and Girls U-6/U-8). No pre-requisites required.

    • Active Start/FUNdamentals Course: Completion of this combined course totaling 10 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Active Start Stage of Development players U-4/U-6 and Fundamentals Stage of Development Boys U-6/U-9 and Girls U-6/U-8). No pre-requisites required.
    • Learn to Train Course: Completion of the training course totaling 14 hours plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Learning to Train Stage of Development Boys U-9/U-12 and Girls U-8/U-11). No pre-requisites required.
    • Soccer for Life Course: Completion of a training course totaling 14 hours, plus take NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Module (Soccer for Life Stage of Development Boys U-13 and Girls U-12 and older). No pre-requisites required.

    Note. coaches do not undergo an official evaluation process in the Community Sport Stream, therefore they are not designated on their NCCP transcript as a Certified Coach. These courses provide training only in developmental stage specific areas of coaching. With this in mind coaches taking part in these courses will receive the status of Trained Coach (or will be considered In Training if they have still to complete a module of the particular course they have taken).

    Phase 1 – Licensing Stream

    As Phase 1 delivery of the new Coach Education Program does not include the Licensing Stream, in the interim coaches can still take the existing Licensing courses until the Phase 2 launches in 2013. A coach wishing to enter the Licensing Stream must first pass a formal evaluation after attending a B License Pre-Test Course held within his/her Province.

    The Licensing Stream is aimed at those who are more serious about their coaching development, and requires that coaches reach a minimum standard of competence in a practical coaching environment. Each coach is, therefore, formally evaluated and graded by Staff Evaluators at each stage of the process. This process begins with the B License Program. which involves a total of 60 hours of facilitated learning plus time allocated for formal assessments. It is aimed at coaches working with players in an environment where performance is a critical factor in successful coaching. The A License Program includes a total of 90 hours of facilitated learning, plus formal assessments, and caters to those wishing to make a career of coaching at the highest level.

    Coaches wishing to gain training and certification in the Licensing Stream would do so in the following manner:

    • B License Pre-Test Course: Completion of a 21-hour training course and an official evaluation (Training to Train Stage of Development).
      Pre-requisites: Community Coach or Soccer for Life Trained status, or ex-Professional/National Team Player (minimum 3 years experience)
    • B License-Provincial Course: Completion of the training course totaling 30 hours and an official evaluation process (Training to Train Stage of Development).
      Pre-requisites: Successful completion of B License Pre-Test Course
    • B License-National Course: Completion of the training course totaling 40 hours and an official evaluation process (Training to Compete Stage of Development).
      Pre-requisites: Successful completion of B License-Provincial Course or Canadian Equivalency
    • A License Course: Completion of the training course totaling 90 hours and an official evaluation process (Training to Compete Stage of Development).
      Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the B License-National or Canadian Equivalency

    Each of the courses within the program is built with an emphasis placed on the practical application of certain coaching skills, also known as competencies . These competencies are expanded upon as the coach progresses through the program and will range from showing an understanding of the rules of small-sided-soccer to running an effective practice with players in a high performance environment.

    More information on this Coach Education Program can be obtained by contacting us or your Provincial/Territorial Soccer Association.

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    Critical Care Nursing | ICU Nurse Job Description

    July 5, 2013 by Sarah, BSN, RN

    Critical care nursing is a relatively new concept. Advancements in medical technology have made medical care more complex. To provide the best care possible, critical care nurses are provided for the neediest patients. When it comes to medical emergencies, critical care nurses are the people that patients want to see. Critical care nursing is all about providing the highest level of care to ill patients in a timely fashion.

    ICU Nurse Job Description

    An ICU nurse has the responsibility to handle patients with life-threatening illnesses. His or her job consists of working in intensive care units and emergency departments at healthcare facilities. These individuals insure the proper care of patients and their families.

    Critical care nurses are the advocate for ill patient and the family members. They provide specialized experience, knowledge, and skills that their patients need. They may have to work in environments where patients receive intense interventions and therapies, and complex assessments, and they must offer humane care for their patients.

    The responsibilities of a critical care nurse may include:

    • Providing the necessary care for patients
    • Acting as a liaison for patients and the families of patients
    • Respecting the rights and beliefs of patients
    • Monitoring the care that patients receive
    • Offering assistance that is in the best interest of the patient
    • Interceding for patients in situations that require action immediately
    • Representing the patient according to his or her choice
    • Providing support and education that can help patients and their designated surrogate make the best decisions possible.

    How to Become an ICU Nurse

    To become an ICU nurse, it is necessary to earn a degree in nursing. The options to become a nurse are available through an associate’s degree, a diploma program, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Many current ICU nurses choose to advance their education by earning a master’s degree in nursing to become an advanced practice nurse so that they can increase their opportunities.

    Most hospitals have a minimum education requirement of a bachelor’s in nursing to be considered for a position. Many hospitals may consider honoring certificates from diploma programs for graduates of their own nursing program.

    Becoming an ICU nurse does not require certification, but most graduates choose to earn the credentials to increase their marketability. Registered nurses have a greater opportunity for employment and advancement than non-certified ICU nurses do. Certification is an indicator of the exceptionally high level of expertise in the field of nursing.

    For those who wish to become certified, it is necessary to have 2 years of experience working with critically ill patients. They can earn the critical care registered nurse certification by taking the CCRN exam administered by the AACN. Many other nursing associations offer the exam necessary to receive certification as an ICU nurse.

    More and more employees are requiring that ICU nurses receive the credentials as advanced practice nurses by taking a nationally approved certification examination due to the managed care and Medicare stipulations for reimbursement of funds.

    ICU Nurse Salary

    The average nursing salary for an ICU nurse is $68,111 annually. Areas of the country in which an ICU nurse can make higher wages are Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington D.C. An ICU nurse can make a salary range of $74,089 to $109,113 annually. The high demand for certified nurses can increase the annually salary significantly, depending on the location, education, experience, and facility.

    Critical Care Nursing Jobs

    ICU nursing jobs are in great demand around the country so the outlook is exceptional. The need for qualified registered nurses will create over 581,500 jobs by the year 2018.

    The nursing shortage is very evident in critical care nursing. The number of travel nurses and temporary nurses has skyrocketed in the past few years. The greatest number of critical care nurses is needed in pediatrics, emergency departments, adult critical care units, and neonatal units.

    Many hospitals are now offering qualified ICU nurses very attractive bonuses, continuing education stipends, and relocation bonuses. The use of web based orientation programs are now being used to prepare and attract experience, licensed nurses to become ICU nurses. The Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) is one of those programs.

    Critical care nurses are imperative to the daily operations of hospitals around the country. The shortage of certified nurses makes a career as a critical care nurse more enticing. Critical care nurses provide specialized care to patients in need and provide support to the patients and the families. The rewarding career of an ICU nurse is well worth the hard work.

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    10 Places to Get a Free Business Education Online #small #business

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    10 Places to Get a Free Business Education Online

    Getting a business education doesn’t have to be expensive. An increasing number of colleges, universities and even nonprofit organizations offer free business courses online. Find out how you can sign up for these courses and what you can get from them.

    Online Business Courses for Credit

    Online business courses that don’t require students to register or pay tuition are plentiful, but these courses don’t lead to college credit. Students who would rather earn credit for the courses they take online might want to consider resources that charge a fee in exchange for access to online course materials.Study.com offers this form of distance learning through its quick and informative video lessons and corresponding self-assessment quizzes. Students also have access to free transcripts for the video lessons.

    Students can start with Business 101: Principles of Management which include chapters like:

    • Management Basics – Study different managers’ roles and examine the four functions of management.
    • Leading in Organizations – This chapter explores the difference between leadership and management and how the two work together. Various leadership styles are also covered.
    • Marketing Philosophies and Ethics – Learn about marketing versus sales, corporate responsibility and cause-related marketing.
    • Consumer Decision Making – Topics include consumer behavior theory, the purchase process, cognitive dissonance and consumer buying influences.
    • Network Systems Technology – Examine client/server systems, network operating systems and wireless computing devices in this chapter.
    • Systems Development – Subjects include life cycles, graphical user interfaces, application development processes and project management tools.

    Free Online Non-Credit Business Courses

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    MIT OpenCourseWare might be the next best thing to getting an MIT education for free. Through these free online publication, students can find bachelor-level and master-level courses business courses offered by MIT’s Sloan School of Management

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Business Courses include online lecture notes, videos, labs demonstrations and more. No registration is required and more than 150 courses are available.

    The U.S. Small Business Administration

    The Small Business Administration has one of the best selections of business courses on the web. Topics include everything from starting a business and business management to government contracting and international trade. Most courses take only 30 minutes to complete.

    • Financing Options for Small Businesses centers around determining financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and more.
    • Strategic Planning looks at the significance of strategic planning while breaking down the steps of the process.

    Free Management Library

    • The Free Nonprofit Micro-eMBA(SM) Program is a great resource for students wishing to learn more about nonprofit management. Completion of this program will not result in an MBA degree, but enrollment is free. The amount of time it takes to complete the program will depend on how fast you learn, but you may expect to spend at least 200 hours on coursework.

    University of California Irvine

    The University of California Irvine offers several free business courses in English and Spanish through their OpenCourseWare site. Courses are broken down into lessons, and include optional reading lists for students who want to dig deeper into the course subjects.

    • Fundamentals of Business Analysis focuses on the function of a business analyst within the operating of an organization.
    • Training and Human Resource Development breaks down the information and experience needed to pick out an organization’s training and development needs while looking into the related processes.

    Financial Management Training Center Courses

    The Financial Management Training Center provides 20 free downloadable business courses for people who need to learn the finer points of financial management. All courses can be taken online. They include full exams as well as evaluation forms for people seeking Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

    • The Management of Capital provides a basic overview of navigating a company’s financial structure.
    • Creating Value through Financial Management serves as an introduction to concepts related to Value Based Finance.
    • Project Management introduces the concept and components of project management.

    Kutztown University – Small Business Development Center

    • Strategic Planning and Execution Course presents strategies for crafting and executing business visions, mission statements and goals. The SBDC also provides strategic planning software free to all course participants.

    University of California Berkeley

    The University of California Berkeley offers a new selection of business courses each semester. Courses are lecture-based and typically include either audio or video or both.

    • Business Administration Videos are uploaded to the school’s YouTube page often. Videos are presented by leading business experts such and cover topics like leadership, investment strategies and behavioral economics.
    • Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business teaches students about descriptive statistics, probability models, confidence intervals, controlled experiments vs. observational studies, tests of significance, correlation and regression.

    The schools in the listing below are not free and may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users. Tuition and costs will vary across programs and locations. Be sure to always request tuition information before starting a program.

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    Thanksgiving – Facts, Origin, Pictures & Videos #history #of #online #education

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  • Abraham Lincoln and the Mother of Thanksgiving

  • Thanksgiving by the Numbers

  • Native American Cultures

  • Exploration of North America

  • The Real Story of Black Friday

  • Did Florida Host the First Thanksgiving?

  • The First Macy s Thanksgiving Parade

  • Presidential Turkey Pardon: A Brief History

  • How many people were at the first Thanksgiving?

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  • Office of Undergraduate Studies: University of Maryland #undergraduate #education, #general #education,

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    University’s Incentive Awards Program Joins Undergraduate Studies

    The Office of Undergraduate Studies is pleased to welcome the University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program to our community of programs that serve the academic mission of the University. The program offers full financial support to the University of Maryland to exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon persistence and maturity in the face of very difficult circumstances.

    While the program is directed primarily toward graduates of select Baltimore City and Prince George’s County public schools who demonstrate financial need, the award is more than a prestigious scholarship. At the heart of the Incentive Awards Program is the development of individual character and community responsibility within an intimate community of staff, peers, advisers and mentors.

    Undergraduate Studies News Events Rundown

    Global Fellows in Washington, DC students win Critical Language Scholarships. Kalyn Cai (’17) will study Arabic in Ibri, Oman. Margaret Ebacher-Rini (’17) will study Chinese in Suzhou, China. Gurleen Kaur (’15) will study Punjabi in Chandigarh, India. Irene Solaiman (’17) will study Bangla in Kolkata, India. More about the recipients.

    Honors College Gemstone Program Team Wins UMD Invention of the Year
    Alumni students from Team TESLA (2016) discovered a unique way to power devices from meters away, rather than just centimeters. More about the award and invention

    For Students and for Faculty: Course Related Policies for UMD Undergraduate Students
    A guide to UMD resources and new policies on excused absences, syllabi, sexual misconduct, and much more.

    The Office of Undergraduate Studies

    The Office develops and directs high impact undergraduate programs and manages campus-wide policies and initiatives. Focused on student success, the Office strives to ensure every undergraduate student’s access to campus courses and programs, enhancement of the academic experience, and graduation. The Office of Undergraduate Studies leads General Education, transformative teaching initiatives, and campus-wide advising guidelines and practices. The Office encompasses many critical units, programs, and activities, including:

    • The Honors College, College Park Scholars, Carillon Communities, and Beyond the Classroom
    • Federal Fellows, Global Fellows in Washington, DC, and Hillman Entrepreneurs
    • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, and the National Scholarships Office
    • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, and Air Force and Army ROTC

    The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
    The 2017 Awardees

    The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Office of Undergraduate Studies Program Teaching Award: Dr. James Fry, Associate Professor in the School of Music, for his work in HONR278R

    The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching General Education Teaching Award Dr. Douglas Kern, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, for his work in ENGL275 (Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, and Television), and ENGL388W (Writing Center Internship).

    Non-Exempt/Exempt Undergraduate Studies Staff Award
    Paulanne Walker, Coordinator for the Student Success Office

    Graduate Student Staff Award
    Jacqueline Guhanick, Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) Program in the Honors College

    Undergraduate Student Staff Award
    Kevin Halliday, New Student Orientation

    Other News of Note

    ACES Recognized as a Sucessful Model for Partnership
    The ACES program was highlighted in Bloomberg View as a successful model for partnership bewteen business and academia.

    Discover internships on and off-campus for credit or not, your first-stop to find out what UMD offers you. More on internships–





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    Adult Education and Training Courses – University of Phoenix #masters #adult

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    Adult education classes for lifelong learners

    Adult students come to class with a wealth of experience and knowledge. They also often face unique challenges and have different expectations from the education experience. It takes a special approach to help these learners reach their full potential.

    Our adult education courses are designed to address professional and career-based learning as well as community-based education. These classes encompass topics such as adult learning theory and its application to curricula and instructional design, the effective use of technology and the assessment of learning.

    Taking adult education courses allows you to develop new skills, deepen you knowledge in key areas and pursue new opportunities. Many professionals can benefit from taking adult education classes online, including community college instructors, corporate trainers and those who work in an instructional or mentoring capacity with adult students.

    Enroll in adult education classes and learn about:

    • The principles of adult learning and androgenic theory.
    • Multicultural strategies for the adult learner.
    • The role of communication in team dynamics.
    • Curriculum theory and instructional design.

    Students can take advantage of helpful services and online resources —all designed to help you succeed. You can take an individual class for personal development or apply your credit toward a degree program. Please note, if you plan on transferring to an outside educational institution, it is important that you check with them first to determine if credits are transferable .

    We make continuing education convenient for the adult learner. You can take adult education classes online when it’s convenient for you. You can even access your courses on the go with our mobile app .

    Let us help you get the continued education you need to reach all of your goals. Call 866.484.1815 to get started or request more information today.





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    SIUE Early Childhood Center #early #childhood #learning #center, #child #care #near

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    The Early Childhood Center (ECC), located on the beautiful campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), provides full-day, year round early childhood care and education for the children of students, faculty, staff, and others in the University community, ages two through five.

    What Sets Us Apart from the Competition:

    • Staffed with highly qualified, experienced educators. All of our teachers have at least a bachelor’s degree (most have a Master s) in Early Childhood Education. We have very little teacher turnover. Average employment time at the center is over 20 years.
    • We have small group sizes and low teacher/child ratios; which allows for staff to plan and provide a high quality program.
    • Our on-going commitment to supporting children s connection to nature, through use of our outdoor spaces which allows children to interact with gardens and woodlands in a nature based outdoor environment.
    • Our partnerships with the School of Education Health and Human Behavior programs:
      • Early Childhood Program- ECE faculty provide the center with support and consultation. The Center serves as a model placement for Early Childhood Education candidates.
      • Exercise Science program- Helps children build a strong foundation in health and wellness through twice weekly gross motor activities.
    • We have lots of enrichment activities including; Kindermusik, storytelling, visits to campus recreation and the SIUE STEM Center, and much more at no extra charge.

    We invite you to visit us any morning so we can introduce you to our center!

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is authorized to operate as a postsecondary educational institution by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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    Elementary Education: Degrees – Programs: Graduate: School of Education: Indiana University

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    School of Education

    Degrees Programs

    Elementary Education

    You can make a daily difference in the lives of young students and nurture a lifelong passion for discovery. At the IU School of Education, we help passionate and committed individuals become the kinds of teachers that students will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Programs Offered:
    Overview

    Our elementary education program ranked #8 in the nation by U.S. News World Report has produced many of Indiana s best teachers. Whether you re entering the field of education, want to build upon your skills and knowledge as a practicing educator, or plan to pursue a career as an education policy maker or researcher, we offer the right degree for you.

    Faculty

    Our elementary education faculty offers a broad range of expertise in reading, science, mathematics, and social sciences education. As scholars, they ve produced groundbreaking research on topics ranging from teacher training to improving literacy rates for multicultural students. As educators, they have served as mentors to many of Indiana s best teachers.

    • Donna Adomat. Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
    • Valarie Akerson. Professor of Science Education
    • Sharon Daley. Clinical Assistant Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
    • Jesse Goodman. Emeritus
    • Carol-Anne Hossler. Clinical Associate Professor of Elementary Education
    • Peter Kloosterman. Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education 2010-2015; Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Education
    • Diana Lambdin. Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education (2005-2010) and Emerita Professor (Mathematics Education and Teacher Education)
    • Mitzi Lewison. Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
    • Terrence Mason. Interim Dean
    • Leana McClain. Senior Clinical Lecturer
    • Carmen Medina. Associate Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education
    • Meredith Park Rogers. Associate Professor of Science Education
    Careers

    IU graduates make up one third of newly licensed teachers in Indiana each year. To help you find a position that fits your skills, content area, and interests, our School of Education career counselors are available to:

    • Develop effective resumes and cover letters
    • Improve your networking and interview skills
    • Interview with prospective employers at education job fairs
    Contact

    For further information about the M.S. in Elementary Education (Elementary Education Track), please contact:

    Meredith Park Rogers
    Program Coordinator
    Associate Professor, Science Education
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 3072
    201 North Rose Avenue
    Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1006
    Phone: (812) 856-8168
    Email:

    For further information about the Ed.S. in Elementary Education, Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies (Elementary Education Track), and Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies (Elementary Education Track), please contact:

    The Elementary Certification Masters Program (ECMP) is on moratorium while it is being revised. To receive updates on this program please contact:

    Office of Teacher Education
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    2017 San Francisco HR Star Conference #hr #star #conference, #human #resources,

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    *** Registration for SF HR Star 2017 is now closed. ***

    The San Francisco HR Star Conference draws 800+ HR professionals
    from terrific organizations in Northern California.

    Come celebrate our 15th year in the SF Bay area.

    There will be 17 sessions for Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

    Keynote Address:
    “I Can Read You”: Effective Communication, Incisive
    Questioning the Science of Unmasking Untruths

    Phillip R. Maltin, Esq.
    International Speaker Partner, Raines Feldman LLP

    Avoiding California’s Wage-Hour Traps
    Jennifer Brown Shaw, Esq.
    Founder Principal, Shaw Law Group, PC

    Top 10 Workplace Investigation Mistakes
    Allison West, Esq. SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Managing Principal, Employment Practices Specialists

    Strategies to Combat Unconscious Bias in the Workplace:
    Why Raising Awareness is Not Enough

    Katherin Nukk-Freeman, Esq.
    Co-Founder President, SHIFT HR Compliance Training, LLC

    Career Development Employee Lifecycles
    Liz Ramos
    CEO, Engeniate

    Pay for Performance: Can Incentives Work?
    Shari Dunn
    Managing Director, Human Resources Compensation Consulting Practice,
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

    How to Crack the Code of Employee “Disengagement”
    Jill Christensen
    Author, Speaker Employee Engagement Expert

    Navigating the Post-Election ACA Waters
    Liliana O. Salazar, Esq.
    Chief Compliance Officer, Western Region, HUB International

    U.S. Immigration 2017: Mobility Trends Legal Outlook
    Norman C. Plotkin, Esq.
    Partner, Jackson Hertogs LLP

    Steps to a “Rightful” Termination: How to Terminate without Getting Sued
    Deborah Birndorf Zeiler, Esq. MBA
    Partner, Birndorf Law Offices, APC

    What HR Can Do to Make the Workplace More Successful
    for Introverts

    Rita Sever, M.A.
    President, Supervision Matters

    Tools and Skills for More Effective Interviewing
    Dave Collins
    Founder CEO, Oak and Reeds

    Background Check Trends for 2017: What Every Employer Needs to Know
    Pri Murphy
    National Account Executive, ESRCheck

    For California Employers Pay Equity Keeps Getting More Complicated
    Leonora �Lenny� Schloss, Esq.
    Shareholder, Employment and Labor Group, Jackson Lewis P.C.

    HR’s Partnership Challenge: Mastering the Art of
    Not Being Everything to Everyone

    Bruce L. Calvin, J.D.
    President, Calvin Associates, Inc.

    Storytelling for Business: Crafting Personal Experiences into Powerful Stories
    Dave Collins
    Founder CEO, Oak and Reeds

    7 Steps to Creating Bulletproof Documentation
    Allison West, Esq. SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Managing Principal, Employment Practices Specialists





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    Graduate Program & School Rankings, Reviews, & Resources #graduate #program #education

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    Of course, some schools and programs are much more selective than others. These include the usual suspects, including programs within the Ivy League, which can have admission rates below 10 percent of students. Stanford and Harvard business programs, for example, admit about 7% and 11%, respectively. Medical schools like George Washington University and the Mayo Medical School admit around 2 percent of applicants. Technology programs, elite music programs and schools like Cooper Union are also very selective. READ MORE >>

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    Travel Agents: Career, Salary and Education Information. #disney #travel #packages

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    Top 3 travel agent Jobs

    In addition, Fareportal provides an attractive compensation package

    What They Do [About this section ] [To Top ]

    Travel agents sell transportation, lodging, and admission to entertainment activities to individuals and groups planning trips. They offer advice on destinations, plan trip itineraries, and make travel arrangements for clients.

    Duties

    Travel agents typically do the following:

    • Arrange travel for business and vacation customers
    • Determine customers’ needs and preferences, such as schedules and costs
    • Plan and arrange tour packages, excursions, and day trips
    • Find fare and schedule information
    • Calculate total travel costs
    • Book reservations for travel, hotels, rental cars, and special events, such as tours and excursions
    • Tell clients about what their trip will be like, including giving details on required documents, such as passports or visas
    • Give advice about local weather conditions, customs, and attractions
    • Make alternative booking arrangements if changes arise before or during the trip

    Travel agents help travelers by sorting through vast amounts of information to find the best possible travel arrangements. In addition, resorts and specialty travel groups use travel agents to promote travel packages to their clients.

    Travel agents also may visit destinations to get firsthand experience so that they can make recommendations to clients or colleagues. They may visit hotels, resorts, and restaurants to evaluate the comfort, cleanliness, and quality of the establishment. However, most of their time is spent talking with clients, promoting tours, and contacting airlines and hotels to make travel arrangements. Travel agents use a reservation system called a Global Distribution System (GDS) to access travel information and make reservations with travel suppliers such as airlines or hotels.

    Travel agents increasingly are focusing on a specific type of travel, such as adventure tours. Some may cater to a specific group of people, such as senior citizens or single people. Other travel agents primarily make corporate travel arrangements for employee business travel. Some work for tour operators and are responsible for selling the company’s tours and services.

    Work Environment [About this section ] [To Top ]

    Travel agents held about 73,300 jobs in 2012. Travel agents work in offices, where they spend much of their time on the phone and on the computer. In some cases, busy offices or call centers may be noisy and crowded. Agents may face stress during travel emergencies or unanticipated schedule changes.

    In 2012, 83 percent of all travel agents worked for the travel arrangement and reservation services industry, which includes those who work for travel agencies. In addition, 12 percent of travel agents were self-employed.

    Work Schedules

    Most travel agents work full time. Some work longer hours during peak travel times or when they must accommodate customers’ schedule changes and last-minute needs.

    How to Become One [About this section ] [To Top ]

    A high school diploma typically is required for someone to become a travel agent. However, many employers prefer additional formal training as well. Good communication and computer skills are essential.

    Education

    Employers may prefer candidates who have taken classes related to the travel industry. Many community colleges, vocational schools, and industry associations offer technical training or continuing education classes in professional travel planning. Classes usually focus on reservations systems, regulations regarding international travel, and marketing. In addition, a few colleges offer degrees in travel and tourism.

    Training

    Employers in the travel industry always provide some on-the-job training on the computer systems used in the industry. For example, a travel agent could be trained to work with a reservation system used by several airlines.

    Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

    Some associations offer certifications that may help travel agents once they are on the job. The Travel Institute, for example, provides training and professional development opportunities for experienced travel agents. Examinations for different levels of certification are offered, depending on a travel agent’s experience. Certification for airlines or cruise lines is available from associations such as the International Airline Transport Association’s Training and Development Institute and the Cruise Lines International Association.

    Some states require agents to have a business license to sell travel services. Requirements among states vary greatly. Contact individual state licensing agencies for more information.

    Other Experience

    Some agencies prefer travel agents with firsthand experience visiting a country. These agencies especially prefer travel agents who specialize in specific destinations or particular types of travelers, such as groups with a special interest or corporate travelers.

    Important Qualities

    Adventurousness. Travel agencies that specialize in exotic destinations or particular types of travel, such as adventure travel or ecotourism, may prefer to hire travel agents who share these interests.

    Communication skills. Travel agents must listen to customers, understand their travel needs, and offer appropriate travel advice and information.

    Customer-service skills. When customers need to make last-minute changes in their travel arrangements, travel agents must be able to respond to questions and complaints in a friendly and professional manner.

    Detail oriented . Travel agents must pay attention to details in order to ensure that the reservations they make match travelers’ needs. They must make reservations at the correct dates, times, and locations to meet travelers’ schedules.

    Organizational skills . Travel agents should have strong organizational skills because they often work on itineraries for many customers at once. Keeping client information in order and ensuring that bills and receipts are processed in a timely manner is essential.

    Sales skills . Travel agents must be able to persuade clients to buy transportation, lodging, or tours. Sometimes they might need to persuade tour operators, airline staff, or others to take care of their clients’ special needs. Earnings for many travel agents depend on commissions and service fees.

    Would a career as a Travel Agent be a good fit for you? Take our Career Test to find out .

    Pay [About this section ] [More salary/earnings info ] [To Top ]

    The median annual wage for travel agents was $34,600 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,930, and the top 10 percent earned more than $57,400. These wage data include money earned from commissions.

    Most travel agents work full time. Some work longer hours during peak travel times or when they must accommodate customers’ schedule changes and last-minute needs.

    Job Outlook [About this section ] [To Top ]

    Employment of travel agents is projected to decline 12 percent from 2012 to 2022.

    Clients who want customized travel experiences, such as adventure tours, will continue to require the expertise of agents. However, the ability of travelers to use the Internet to research vacations and book their own trips is expected to continue to suppress demand for travel agents.

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    Medical Billing and Coding – Adult Education #medical #billing #and #coding

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    Medical Billing and Coding

    (No Golden Age waiver)

    This Medical Billing and Coding course is developed to prepare students for becoming a part of the Allied Healthcare Industry as Medical Billers and Coders. The course is designed to prepare students in becoming Professional Medical Reimbursement and Coding Specialists, by providing a comprehensive course of study which includes: understanding the medical billing process, insurance and reimbursement, understanding abstracting and assigning codes from physician documentation, use of guidelines and HIPAA compliances, and practice management software. Students will be able to use this course as the foundation to Healthcare Administration, applying the concepts learned to any medical billing or coding exam offered by credentialing associations. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a “Certificate of Completion” and will be prepared to enter the world of Healthcare. Certification examination fees are not included. Students must provide their own up-to-date coding manuals (ICD10CM, CPT, and HCPCS).

    Prerequisites:

    High school diploma or GED® is required and the student must provide copy of diploma, GED® certificate or transcript at the time of registration.

    Completion of a basic medical terminology course and/or knowledge of basic medical terminology is strongly recommended.

    Successful completion of the course requires an 85% class attendance rate and completing assignments to the satisfaction of the instructor.

    *Tuition/Textbook/Workbook $715.00 Registration fee: $15.00 = $730.00 Payment Plan Total $730.00:

    At Registration: $230.00 February 20th (Monday) $250.00 March 1st (Wednesday) $250.00

    *Tuition does not include the cost of supplemental coding manuals. Students must provide their own manuals including ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS, and a medical dictionary. Students may ask questions regarding these materials during the first class meeting.

    Course #200

    Monday/Wednesday: February 27 – May 24, 2017

    5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    No Classes: April 11 12, 2017

    Registration deadline: February 14, 2017 – Tuesday





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    Medical Billing 101 – Medical Billing Website #medical #billing, #medical #billing

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    Medical Billing and Electronic Claims Processing — A Business With a Future

    Read our brochure on Medical Billing, Medical Billing Software
    and Electronic Claims Processing

    Medical Billing as a Business

    If you are like many people these days, you may be thinking of starting a medical billing business. How do you know which company is the right one to purchase your Medical Billing Training from? How can you be sure you’re getting the right training products you need to be successful?

    Here at AMBA, our job is to assist you in making an educated purchase decision. Owning and operating your own medical billing business is challenging in itself.

    Choosing the right company could mean the difference
    between your success — and your failure

    The fact is that unless you thoroughly research a company before you invest with them, you could be throwing your hard earned money away. That’s right — you could be out of business even before you start!

    Only you can make the choice —
    Can you afford risking a poor decision?

    You can tell a lot about a company by doing your homework. Researching a company’s history and past performance could save you thousands of dollars — or it could make you feel very comfortable about your purchase decision.

    You could spend literally thousands of dollars buying a package deal to start a medical billing business, but the fact is, you can do it much cheaper and more effectively by taking your time to find the right products at a reasonable price.

    Request Free Information on Getting Started in Medical Billing and Electronic Claims Processing and get our Free FAQ on Medical Billing and Electronic Claims Processing!

    NOTE: Please complete all information or we cannot send you our free information on our Medical Billing Essentials Starter Program information. All information received is confidential and never released to anyone

    Be sure to list your entire email address. Also note that if you do not list an email address we won’t be able to send you our free information





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    Early Childhood Education Degree – Find Colleges that Offer Early Childhood

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    Early Childhood Education Degree

    What is Early Childhood Education?

    Early childhood education is a field that focuses on educating children between the ages of 0-5, and is responsible for guiding the development of children and preparing them for formal education. Educators will need to design classroom presentations, maintain discipline in an education environment, resolve behavioral and education issues and monitor children and detect signs of illness. Individuals can pursue various levels of education when pursuing this degree and available jobs will be reflected in the degree acquired. The goal of an early childhood educator is to ensure the safety of the children he or she oversees and provide an environment that engages and educates children, providing an atmosphere of play and growth that allows children to ease into elementary education with ease.

    Educational Requirements

    Programs in early childhood education are typically available through community colleges and career schools as certificate or associate programs. Certificate programs tend to be shorter in length as they lack the general education requirements of a degree program. Associate programs take two years to complete, and are the lowest level degree one may obtain in this field. Higher level degrees are available, though some students may choose to enter an elementary or general education program as they allow more broad teaching opportunities. Higher levels of education present more employment opportunities, some of which lay outside the teaching aspect of the career, and instead focuses on methodology, marketing, development or other related fields that can use the information garnered from the specialization.

    A curriculum in early childhood education may include:

    • Computer Literacy
    • Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education
    • Essentials of Psychology
    • Language and Literacy Development in Young Children
    • Health, Safety, and Nutrition

    Employment Opportunities

    Early childhood educators can find work in public and private schools, daycare centers, preschools and any other institutions that work with young children in an educational capacity. Early childhood education allows individuals to educate and care for children, as such they will be under scrutiny to ensure the safety of children. Additionally, due to increased importance placed on education at this level, teachers will be evaluated based on their skill and success frequently, often on a yearly basis.

    Educators with advanced degrees can also find work teaching or designing curriculums for others. The development of programs and materials for children may be done through the facility or by organizations and companies that produce and develop such material. This may include toys, books, curriculums, and other such aides. Higher level degrees also allow for greater ease in finding positions as such degrees are more desirable, particularly at higher end facilities.Each state has its own standards for early childhood educators and it is best to research your state’s specific requirements if you decide to enter into this field. An early childhood educator must work well with children, be able to handle stress and identify individual needs of their students.

    Turnover and Job Growth

    Working with children is difficult and early childhood education has a high turnover rate due to the demands of the workplace, career stability, and relatively low income versus other professions. Due to this, there is work available for those seeking a career, especially if they demonstrate an ability to work well with children. Additionally, demand is expected to increase for such workers as a greater emphasis is placed on the education of children at an early age and as such, new jobs should be available alongside those already in place, with newer jobs also being subject to the high turnover rate noted above.

    Salary and Related Fields

    The average salary for an early childhood educator is approximately $33,000 per year, and entry level positions average at $20,000 per year. Salary is affected by the place of work, the size of the facility, its location, and the number of students served. Work experience and education may play a factor in increased salary, but the contribution from both is minimal, though this may change in the future as greater emphasis is placed on early childhood education.

    If a student is interested in other degrees similar to early childhood education, he or she may want to consider an elementary education degree , general education degree or an occupational therapy degree .

    For more information about a career in teaching, check out The Single Most Comprehensive Guide to a Teaching Career post on our blog .

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    Mental Health Counseling Degree – Online Masters – University of Phoenix

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    Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Navigating the requirements of the mental health counseling profession can prove challenging, but through our Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program, you can earn the experience and skills needed to support others through their personal journeys. The coursework and field experience required for this program will help prepare you for the next step in your profession.

    Faculty with experience in fields they teach provide you with relevant coursework so you can understand and successfully approach the intricate process of clinical mental health counseling. In addition to learning clinical practice skills, you’ll also develop skills in cultural competency and client advocacy. Use those skills with actual clients in counseling settings, taking one class at a time for a flexible path toward your degree.

    With a Master of Science in Counseling, become the counselor you want to be and apply reasoning, problem solving and insight to each individual situation to empower and change people’s lives.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Masters of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling is to prepare confident, competent, and reflective clinical mental health counselors with the professional dispositions, and demonstrated knowledge and skills in all of the following areas: professional counseling orientation and ethical practice, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, counseling and helping relationships, group counseling and group work, assessment and testing, and research and program evaluation. Furthermore, students who are preparing to specialize as clinical mental health counselors will demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the context of clinical mental health counseling practice.

    Requirements and prerequisites

    You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which will be earned from required courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

    Customize your degree

    In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

    Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

    Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

    Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

    Program Student Learning Outcomes

    In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

    Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

    Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

    Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

    Start Date: MM/DD/YYYY

    This course focuses on intensive skill building in individual counseling. The relationship between assessment, theory, application of strategy and intervention, setting goals with clients, closure, and referral are emphasized as essential to the counseling environment. Emphasis is also placed on treatment plans, ethics, and cultural diversity.

    Start Date: MM/DD/YYYY

    This course addresses addiction concepts and counseling practices. Topics include an overview of dependency theories, major substances of abuse, assessment, diagnosis, treatment modalities, special topics, and working with diverse populations.

    Campus Report for Utah

    The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) awards programmatic accreditation to the Master of Science in Counseling program at the Utah Campus of University of Phoenix for meeting specific professional and educational standards.

    Program Student Learning Outcome Assessment for Utah

    Utah MSC-CCMH Campus Faculty

    MSC-CCMH Online Faculty

    Campus Report for Arizona

    The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) awards programmatic accreditation to the Master of Science in Counseling program at the Phoenix Main and Southern Arizona campuses of University of Phoenix for meeting specific professional and educational standards.

    Phoenix Campus MSC-CCMH Faculty

    Southern Arizona Campus MSC-CCMH Faculty

    MSC-CCMH Online Faculty





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    Online Physical Education Bachelors Degree Program Info #online #education #bachelors #degree,

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    Online Physical Education Bachelors Degree Program Info

    Essential Information

    Through a bachelor’s degree program in physical education, students explore methods for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They also learn how to create personalized wellness plans, focusing on proper nutrition and exercise. Due to the hands-on experience required, there are no online bachelor’s degree programs in physical education. These programs primarily train aspiring teachers, but graduates can also become fitness instructors or coaches. Courses cover fitness and health as well as teaching methods.

    These programs require four years of full-time study to complete. Students are required to take general education courses, and they must complete a teacher education program that includes courses in educational assessment, special education, the psychology of learning, and child development. Students get experience in classroom management and in teaching through practice in real classrooms and a student teaching internship. Some may also require on-campus competency exams. Physical education courses may include exercise physiology, kinesiology, team sports, motivation, health education and first aid.

    Graduates of these programs who wish to teach in a public school will need a license. In most states, licensing requirements include earning a bachelor’s degree, completing an approved teacher education program and passing competency examinations.

    After earning a bachelor’s degree, graduates might consider pursuing an online master’s degree program in physical education, such as a Master of Education. These programs can be found in fully online formats that don’t require campus visits.

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
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    Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Program Information

    Online degree programs in physical education are usually not available at the bachelor’s level, though individual courses may be available in a distance learning format. However, through the on-campus program, students learn healthy lifestyle techniques for themselves and for others. They learn skills for exercising without causing pain or injury. This degree program requires that students have at least a high school diploma or the GED equivalent.

    Degree Information and Requirements

    Usually, the bachelor’s degree program in physical education takes four or five years to complete. Both online and on-campus students often participate in physical and health-related activities, including regular workouts or intramural sports. Because these programs typically prepare students for instructional leadership roles, completion of multiple teaching experiences is often required.

    List of Common Bachelor’s-Level Physical Education Courses

    In addition to physical education courses, students must also take basic general education courses.

    Human Body Systems

    Through this course, students become familiar with the major systems of the body, including the skeletal, vascular and muscular systems.

    Human Movement and Kinesiology

    Students taking this course learn about the natural movements of the human body and ways to strengthen regular muscle motion through exercise. They also learn how unnatural movements lead to injury.

    Health and Fitness

    This course teaches students the basics of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They learn about factors that can affect wellness, such as genetics, nutritional intake and regular exercise.

    Coaching

    Students learn specific coaching methods and techniques for sports or fitness instruction. They also learn to assess others’ health and create balanced fitness plans based on weight, age and dietary regimen.

    Career Information for Graduates

    In addition to becoming physical education teachers, graduates of a bachelor’s program may also find careers as coaches, athletic trainers or personal trainers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov ), all of these careers require at least a bachelor’s degree, though some may require additional certification for career advancement. The BLS states that the mean annual salary in 2015 for athletic trainers was $46,940, while coaches and fitness trainers and instructors earned $40,050 and $40,970, respectively. As of October 2016, physical education teachers earn a median annual salary of $41,994 according to PayScale.com.

    Continuing Education Information

    Individuals who would like to continue their education can pursue a master’s degree in physical education entirely online. Other related degree programs in health and fitness are also available, which can lead to advanced career opportunities in a wider variety of fields, such as physical therapy or sports medicine. Certification and licensure may also be available in some fields.

    There are currently no fully online programs available for a bachelor’s in physical education due to the hands-on nature of the program; however, the master’s program for physical education can be found fully online. At the bachelor’s level, some on-campus programs may offer a few courses online but otherwise require in-person work.

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    Vintage Bible College – Seminary of Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point,

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    Thank you for your interest in Vintage Bible College. VBC is a non-denominational school of ministry located in Winston-Salem, NC. We offer on-campus, distance learning, and online programs of study. We are committed to providing affordable quality education with excellence.

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    Master of Science in Nursing Programs #nursing, #nursing #education, #online, #nursing

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    Master of Science in Nursing Programs

    Students may enter the MSN- Nurse Practitioner program with a BSN. Fall admittance only. The primary care areas of focus for MSN students include adult-gerontology, family and pediatric practice tracks. MSN graduates from these tracks will be eligible for certification as a nurse practitioner.

    Precepted clinical experiences are individually arranged by the student. Clinicals can be done in the area that students live. Students may have to travel to clinical sites if a local preceptor is not available.

    Full and part-time plans of study are available. An individual program plan of study is completed at the time of admission into the program.

    Adult-Gerontology Health Nurse Practitioner Program

    This online graduate program prepares Advanced Practice Nurses for primary ambulatory and population-based care. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide care for adults with common acute and chronic health conditions. Health promotion and disease prevention as well as teaching and counseling of individuals, families and groups are emphasized.

    Graduates are eligible to obtain national certification as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ANP).

    Nurse Practitioners have the opportunity to be employed in a wide variety of settings such as: community health clinics, rural health clinics, physician offices, public health departments, hospitals, home health agencies, urgent care/emergency rooms, specialty areas, Armed Forces and Veterans’ Administration facilities and schools of nursing.

    Family Nurse Practitioner Program

    This online graduate program prepares advanced practice nurses to function collaboratively with physicians and other health care disciplines in providing primary health care in a variety of ambulatory settings. Graduates of this program will be prepared to serve as health care providers for children and adults with common acute and chronic health conditions. Health promotion and disease prevention as well as teaching and counseling of individuals, families and groups are emphasized.

    Graduates are eligible to obtain national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

    Nurse Practitioners have the opportunity to be employed in a wide variety of settings such as: community health clinics, rural health clinics, physician offices, public health departments, hospitals, home health agencies, urgent care/emergency rooms, specialty areas, Armed Forces and Veterans’ Administration facilities and schools of nursing.

    Pediatric Nursing Practitioner Program

    This online graduate program prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the health care needs of infants, children, and adolescents in the contemporary health care system. The focus of the program is on evidence-based pediatric care that is delivered in a variety of pediatric settings.

    The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) option prepares advanced practice nurses to provide primary care to children with an emphasis on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of care of individuals and families. The PNP program is fully approved by the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. It prepares graduates to function as effective care providers in collegial relationships with all those who influence the health environment of children.

    Graduates of the program are eligible to seek national certification in pediatrics as a Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Graduates are eligible to seek state prescriptive authority.

    Nurse Practitioners have the opportunity to be employed in a wide variety of settings such as community health clinics, rural health clinics, physician offices, public health departments, hospitals, home health agencies, urgent care/emergency rooms, specialty areas, Armed Forces and Veterans’ Administration facilities and schools of nursing.





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    Education masters #education #masters

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    International applicants: Please note that the Fall 2017 application cycle is closed.

    The Faculty of Education at Lakehead University offers a Master of Education program designed to meet your professional and academic goals and interests.

    Our Master of Education (MEd) program provides you with a unique learning opportunity, which addresses the current landscape of both education and research. Our program consists of two distinct fields of study, Educational Studies and Education for Change.

    Our Education for Change field provides an innovative learning experience that allows you to complete your Master’s of Education with one of the following specializations:

    One of these may also be combined with the Women’s Studies specialization.

    Our Educational Studies field offers you the opportunity to earn your Master’s of Education while studying educational research, theory, and practice in a variety of educational contexts, as well as the chance to specialize in Gerontology or Women’s Studies .

    Our MEd program is both flexible and responsive to the needs of education professionals. You can pursue either field of study via a Thesis. Portfolio. or Course route. Both fields of study accommodate a wide range of interests and are available for full-time or flex-time studies .

    All class sizes are small, giving you the opportunity to interact with classmates, instructors, and other faculty members. Our Faculty members have expertise in a wide variety of areas; for more information about our faculty and their research areas, please see the Faculty and Staff page .

    We are also the home of two Canada Research Chairs (in Environmental Education, Arts Integrated Research), the Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies, the Multi-Data Convergence Laboratory, and the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education.

    Distance and On-Campus Courses

    During the academic year, we offer courses both on campus and online. Fall and winter on campus courses are typically offered once per week for 12 weeks, although occasionally courses are offered with alternative scheduling such as a series of intensive Saturdays. Spring courses typically run for six weeks beginning the first week of May and summer courses typically run either on campus for the first three weeks of July or online for six weeks beginning in the first week of July.

    MEd: Educational Studies

    The Educational Studies field refers to a wide range of educational research, theory, and practice within formal, non-formal, and informal contexts. This is a dynamic field of study in areas such as educational sociology, philosophy, psychology, law, policy, leadership, measurement, assessment, and curriculum content areas such as mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, to name a few.

    MEd: Specializations

    MEd: Education for Change: Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE)

    ESE focuses on theory, research, and practices that analyze the cultural and ecological politics of sustainability and foster mutually flourishing relationships between humanity and the natural world. It includes approaches such as climate change pedagogy, ecopedagogy, environmental justice education, food education, humane education, outdoor education, and place-based education.

    MEd: Education for Change: Indigenous Education (IE)

    IE is grounded in Indigenous historical, philosophical, sociocultural, and political foundations and Indigenous research, protocols, and practices that focus on educational aspects of the politics of colonization and decolonization, honouring Indigenous knowledges and relationships to land, exploring Indigenous approaches to well-being, and revitalizing traditional worldviews and languages.

    MEd: Education for Change: Social Justice Education (SJE)

    SJE focuses on theory, research, and practices that analyse and address social forces both in and out of schools that perpetuate injustice and oppression, and includes approaches with diverse emphases such as anti-racist education, anti-classist education, fat pedagogy, feminist pedagogy, humane education, Indigenous education, inclusive education, and queer pedagogy.

    MEd: Gerontology Specialization

    The Gerontology Program actively collaborates with the Faculty of Education to provide you with an innovative, interdisciplinary learning perspective. You have the opportunity to access multifaceted resources and work together with complementary disciplines.

    Research and theory in Gerontology is reviewed, and the thesis or portfolio, where applicable, is taken in the collaborating academic unit and must have a gerontological focus.

    For additional information on the Interdisciplinary Graduate Specialization in Gerontology, please visit the Gerontology page .

    The Gerontology Specialization can be taken in the Educational Studies field.

    MEd: Women’s Studies Specialization

    The Department of Women’s Studies at Lakehead University is dedicated to furthering an understanding of the importance of gender as a category of analysis in scholarly inquiry. Through interdisciplinary instruction, you will critically assess the relevance of existing models of knowledge in reflecting women’s experience and scholarship.

    The aim of the program is to encourage the development and integration of feminist teaching, learning, and research within the university community and the community at large. This Collaborative Master’s program allows students to combine advanced disciplinary research with feminist scholarship from the interdisciplinary field of Women’s Studies.

    Upon completion of the program, the degree awarded specifies the discipline of the participating academic unit and notes the Specialization in Women’s Studies.

    The Women’s Studies specialization may be taken in the Educational Studies field or with a specialization in the Education for Change field.

    For additional information on the Interdisciplinary Graduate Specialization in Women’s Studies, please visit the Women’s Studies page .

    NOTE. Students completing the program as a full-time student must complete all requirements within six terms (2 years) of continuous registration. Students completing the program as a flex-time student must complete all requirements within twelve terms (4 years) of continuous registration as follows: six terms (2 years) of continuous full-time registration followed by up to six additional terms (2 years) of continuous registration, during which no fees are required.

    Admission Requirements for Masters

    Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the Admission Requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent.

    An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards. Courses taken as part of a Qualifying Year can not be used as credit towards a graduate degree.

    Meeting the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. No candidate will be admitted unless the academic unit recommends admission. All applicants will be advised by the Office of Graduate Studies in writing of their admission status.

    Academic Fees and Important Payment Information

    Required Application Documents

    Although applications are accepted on a continual basis, to be considered in the initial Admission Funding decisions for the Fall (September) semester. your are encouraged to apply by FEBRUARY 1 .

    Supervisor Information

    Interested students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors directly and before submitting an application for graduate study.

    The first step in the application process is to complete the online graduate studies application form.

    After you have submitted the online form along with the required $100 CAD application fee, you will be provided with an online account where you can complete the remaining steps of the application process which include uploading the required supporting documents and monitoring the status of your application.

    Click here to Apply to Graduate Studies

    After you have applied

    After you have submitted the online application form, you will be provided with instructions by email on how to log in to myinfo, where you will be able to review and upload the remaining and required supporting documents.

    Graduate Studies Reference Form (3 forms required)

    • An electronic reference form will be automatically sent by email to the references you identify on the graduate studies application form
    • This form is requested in support of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced study and research
    • For a list of program specific documents, please see this program’s Additional Application Information section (if required, see above)

    Official English Test Results(If required)

    • For information about English test results, please see our Calendar

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    Online AIU Free MOOCs for Those Interested in Learning #distance #learning

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    Atlantic International University is a unique alternative to the more than 6,700 traditional colleges and universities in the United States, we utilize a sustainable and andragogic approach to learning with an open curriculum design. At AIU you will build your own curriculum from courses that are appropriate for your personal and professional goals.

    AIU offers a wide range of majors in areas including the Arts, Business, Science, Technology, Social, and Human studies. More than 120 degrees and programs are available for adult learners at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and post doctorate level.

    Distance Learning at AIU is enhanced by vast academic resources and innovative technologies build into the Virtual Campus: Hundreds of self-paced courses with video lectures and step by step lessons, thousands of optional assignments, 140,000 e-books, the Social Media & Networking platform allowing collaboration/chat/communications between students, and MYAIU develop students holistically in 11 areas beyond just academics.

    AIU degree programs are designed for professional adults. After evaluating both academic records and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors, establishes the student’s Academic Status. The student’s Academic Status defines the number of Credit Hours the student must complete to fulfill the academic guidelines of the institution.

    The programs offered at AIU allow for limited Academic or Life-experience. Academic or Life-experience credit is knowledge gained outside of the classroom through work or other professional endeavors. The policy for accepting such credit is limited to one third of the credit requirement for the program and documentation must be provided to confirm such experience.

    AIU is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC Accreditation is an internationally renowned quality standard for colleges and universities. ASIC is a member of CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA and an approved accreditation body by the Ministerial Department of the Home Office in the UK. AIU is not accredited by an agency recognized by the US secretary of education. Read more.

    Our founding principles are based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; per article 26, AIU believes that Higher Education is a Human Right. The University has implemented a paradigm shifting educational model for its academic programs that have allowed it to move closer to this goal through the self-empowerment of its students, decentralization of the learning process, personalized open curriculum design, and a sustainable learning model.

    Students and Faculty develop, produce and edit shows, documentaries and other media disseminated via AIUTV and AIU Radio. Creators have a profile page summarizing the show and themselves with a way for viewers to get in contact with them for further collaboration, networking, or other synergistic interactions.

    Every hosted your own show? Have a mission or cause you would like to bring awareness to? Are you passionate about something? Any of these can be great topics to be featured on AIUTv IT MEANS CREATING ANOTHER SELF THAT DOES NOT EXIST.”

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    04/08/2017

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    Stock Options Day Trading Mindset for Success #stock #options #trading #education

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    Stock Options Day Trading Mindset for Success

    What sets truly successful stock options traders apart from those who never realize their dreams? Is it a particular set of habits or special rules? An increased appetite for risk? Skill at charting? Plain old smarts? No doubt each of these factors plays a part in a day trader’s achievements, but perhaps underlying all of these differences is a particular and profoundly powerful mindset.

    The fundamental difference between the wildly successful and the merely mediocre stock option trader is not any inborn characteristic or individual learned behavior, but how we think about skills and learning in general.

    Some folks, it seems, think that, basically, when it comes to skills and abilities, you get the hand you’re dealt, and that’s that. You are, however smart you are, however hard working, and there’s little to nothing you can do to change these fundamental characteristics of your personality. That’s called a “Fixed Mindset”.

    Other people know differently. Those with the opposite view, called a “Growth Mindset “, believe that with effort, training and perseverance, you can expand your knowledge, broaden your daytrading skills, improve your odds, and overcome reversals. The key to successful trading is not inherited talent, or skill, but good, old-fashioned hard work on their skills and attitudes. Guess who ends up more successful?

    If you haven’t guessed yet, successful stock options traders generally have a Growth Mindset. a fact proven in large part by the research of renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. In a lengthy and fascinating article in INC. com, Dweck wrote: “It’s all about your mindset. Successful daytraders tend to focus on growth, solving problems, and self-improvement. while unsuccessful people think of their abilities as fixed assets and avoid challenges.”

    In this insightful course, the team that brought you Udemy’s top Stock Options Trading courses team up to cover the “Inner Game of Successful Trading”.

    The course includes revealing insights from experienced daytraders.

    Stock Options Traders usually don’t give up their secrets or failures. You’ll notice more than a few, don’t appear on camera. They value their privacy but we were able to get them to share their hard-won insights.

    In these interviews with Allen, they share their heart and wisdom. The mistakes that took years to correct are explained in simple bite-size conversations.

    When you enroll in this course, you receive life-long access as well as Udemy’s 30 day satisfaction guarantee. With over 9,000 happy students and 210+ 5 star reviews. we are confident you will learn a ton and improve your success in all aspects of life that you apply this course to.

    Click the “take this course” button, top right, now. every hour you delay is costing you money.

    Какова целевая аудитория?

    • Day Traders Who Want More Successful Trades
    • Everyone Who Recognizes That They Sabotage Their Success
    • People Who Are Committed To Improving Their Lives

    Human beings have some unique combinations of talents and skills, but we also share in some common patterns for success and failure. We re not asking you to change your personality. Keep being you. Here we can learn from other people s mistakes (many of them are common mistakes that become habits). We can learn from success patterns too.

    The human factor affects day trading very much. A trader can do very well for a long time and suddenly not follow a proven system. This course explores this common phenomen and offers simple solutions to prevent it from happening to you.

    Habit is anything repetitive (good or bad). When a good trader makes occasional mis-steps outside their plan, we call that a Trading Habit .

    These habits are interfering with success on a semi-random occurrence, or can be predominant problem.

    When your intelligence rises, and emotional trading is removed, your trading income will naturally rise: the tide lifts all boats.

    Auto-dismissive attitudes will not get the benefit here. It is simple to learn facts, and it takes mild repetition effort to get the benefit. If you brush your teeth, or have a shower/bath, then you can also get the advantages in this course.

    Raising your IQ and Income

    Hearing great ideas is only the start. WILL YOU DO IT? There are different levels of commitment.

    Higher IQ is install better programs.

    The theme music for this course is by Anthony Madani. The song was selected for it s up beat music but also for the lyrics. Here we meet the singer / creator and find out the importance of lyrics and music.

    Music, like all expressions, can be positive or evoke other emotions. Since you know that emotions are a key driver in our lives, it s great opportunity to hear a music creator talk about his work and mindset.

    Learn more about successfully trading options.

    Bonus Lecture: Continuing Education

    This shows how normally hope or panic would happen in Live trade (real) examples. And how being calm and following rules made losses minimal.

    Real life examples of trading

    Allen has been a master programmer and a profitable day trader most of his life. He shares how you can follow a few simple rules and use an easy to understand program to make consistent 10% gains in 10 minutes. Nothing is 100%. He teaches the greatest challenge to your financial success is YOU. Self-sabotage behaviors derail more investors and traders than any other factor. Trading in options is a battle between ‘Fear’ and ‘Greed’. Powerful emotions that you learn to control with experience and training.





    03/08/2017

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