Education

Students Benefit From UNK’s Nationally Ranked Online Graduate Education Programs

Posted: January 22, 2020 11:15:00 AM CST

Students Benefit From UNK’s Nationally Ranked Online Graduate Education Programs

U.S. News and World Report has once again ranked the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) as one of the best institutions in the country for students pursuing an online graduate degree in education. In addition, the University was placed on the list of “Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans." How do UNK’s online graduate students benefit from these rankings? Here’s a closer look:

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus, Education

Finding the Right Balance

Posted: December 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM CST

Finding the Right Balance

For Brett and Sara Kluever of Gibbon, working toward online master’s degrees in Instructional Technology simultaneously allowed for a strong support system to be established from the start. While finding the right balance was challenging at times, Brett says his personal motivation to complete his degree was always clear...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus, Education

Embracing an Educational Journey for Online Students

Posted: August 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM CDT

Embracing an Educational Journey for Online Students

For Sarah Bartling, students have always been the reason she works in a career she loves every day. Initially planning to teach at the elementary school level, her own educational and professional journey at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) led to her position as an online program coordinator in the Department of Teacher Education.

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus, Education

The Nebraska Country School Conference

Posted: July 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

The Nebraska Country School Conference

The Nebraska Country School Conference (2nd ever in the state) was held at UNK Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th. This two day event hosted phenomenal speakers on a variety of topics, including the Curator of the National Orphan Train Complex, Genoa Indian Industrial School Museum, and NET documentaries of Country Schools. UNK’s own Assistant Professors contributed to the conference, Dr. Christopher Steinke presented on the Dust Bowl and Dr. David Vail on The Blizzard of 1800...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Summer Reading

Posted: May 2, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Summer Reading

I decided to end the school year and start the summer with a list of great book recommendations for the months ahead. I invited faculty to assist in this, so here goes!

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

New inductees for Academy for Teacher Education Excellence at UNK

Posted: April 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

New inductees for Academy for Teacher Education Excellence at UNK

The new inductees for Academy for Teacher Education Excellence at UNK today are Kipp Petersen and Brett Kluever. This award is given to individuals each year who have made outstanding contributions to the preparation of new teachers and the field of education

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Special Education & Paper Work

Posted: April 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Special Education & Paper Work

I should say right off the bat, I am not a special education teacher, however, like most educators I have worked closely with special education throughout my career and have a great deal of respect for those teachers. In my dealings with special education, it has been my observation that an unwarranted amount of paper work is required by federal regulation. I decided to do a bit of exploring to see if this was true. Here’s what I found out:

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

College of Education Excellence in Teaching and Research Forum

Posted: March 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

College of Education Excellence in Teaching and Research Forum

The College of Education latest forum featured COE faculty presenting on topics related to promoting scholarship with students and integrating technology into teaching.

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By: Martonia Gaskill

Category: Education

Tech EDGE Spring 2017 Conference Inspires Pre-Service Teachers

Posted: March 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Tech EDGE Spring 2017 Conference Inspires Pre-Service Teachers

The College of Education hosted the Tech Edge Spring 2017 Conference for teachers and pre-service teachers interested in learning new ways to use technology in the classroom. The conference included 16 speakers from UNK and public schools across Nebraska.

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By: Martonia Gaskill

Category: Education

Little Lopers!

Posted: March 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Little Lopers!

Little Lopers will be gaining a new home in 2018! UNK is excited to announce a new building for the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). This facility will host 150 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years old, which means UNK will be able to serve more children from faculty, staff, and students, along with community families.

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Mind and Body: Lessons I learned from Physical Activity

Posted: February 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Mind and Body: Lessons I learned from Physical Activity

When I was 5 years old and people would ask me my favorite subject, I responded, “recess,” without hesitation. This answer was followed closely by reading and P.E class. My love of physical activity can be directly attributed to my P.E. teacher, Mr. MacGuire a phenomenal P.E. teacher.

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Happy New Year!

Posted: January 9, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Happy New Year!

Great things are happening in COE! Here’s a list of new things to celebrate.

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Stress Reducers

Posted: December 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM CST

Stress Reducers

As everyone finishes Fall semester and prepares for finals, stress can build up. Combine that with the Holidays and the stress cake is baked. I think this is the perfect time to address ways to de-stress

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Excellence in Teaching and Research Forum

Posted: November 21, 2016 12:00:00 AM CST

Excellence in Teaching and Research Forum

The COE Forum held the last fall session on Nov. 18th and featured a group of Teacher Education faculty presenting on the topic of invitational Education.

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By: Martonia Gaskill, Ph.D.

Category: Education

Thank Goodness Its Friday 5th Graders!

Posted: November 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM CST

Thank Goodness Its Friday 5th Graders!

College of Education and Kearney Public Schools, in partnership with the surrounding school districts, sponsored the 5th Grade Leadership Conference on Friday, October 28th. Approximately 210 5th graders and their teachers/administrators were on the UNK campus enjoying mini-classes led by faculty from all 4 Colleges.

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Standardized Tests

Posted: November 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

Standardized Tests

Without a doubt, standardized tests are part of the 21st Century’s educational landscape. I’m sure that today's youth cannot remember a time when their school day was not filled with a surplus of test taking or test preparation.

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

International Experiences

Posted: October 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM CDT

International Experiences

Japan, Germany, Columbia, and Saudia Arabia we are fortunate at UNK to have students from all of these countries on campus this year! In fact we have students from over 30 countries joining us to study. Fortunately, this international exchange is a two way street with many UNK students participating in study abroad programs.

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

College of Education Forum on Excellence in Teaching and Research

Posted: October 13, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

College of Education Forum on Excellence in Teaching and Research

The College of Education Forum on Excellence in Teaching and Research held its first meeting on September 30th and featured a teaching presentation on Collaboration in Online Learning: Tips and Strategies for Engaging Learners and a research presentation on Creating Student Research Groups Online and On-campus.

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By: Martonia Gaskill, Ph.D.

Category: Education

Tech Edge UNK Fall Conference

Posted: September 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

Tech Edge UNK Fall Conference

The second Tech Edge UNK conference was held in the College of Education on September 24th. The event is a partnership between UNK and UNL Teacher Education to bring together university instructors, in-service teachers, administrators, and pre-service teachers for an opportunity to share and learn new ideas. The goal is to empower teachers to be effective and confident using new technologies to prepare the students of Nebraska and beyond to participate and lead in tomorrow’s global...

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By: Martonia Gaskill, Ph.D.

Category: Education

UNK Early Childhood Conference

Posted: September 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM CDT

UNK Early Childhood Conference

The first UNK Early Childhood Conference was held September 16 – 17 with over 200 people attending. It was a fabulous conference that brought together educators, social service providers, legal services, students, and many more to “Learn, Play, and Grow! The conversations were stimulating and the partnerships began to grow.

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

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