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Carpe Diem Collegiate High School and Middle School, a nationally accredited, publicly funded charter school, is opening two new EduCenters, one in Mesa and one in Scottsdale, to join the school's other two EduCenters in Yuma and San Tan Valley.
Rio Salado College, part of the Maricopa Community College District, and The New York Times Knowledge Network have joined together to provide a national online post-baccalaureate teacher preparation program. This program is designed for those who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking teacher certification in elementary, secondary or special education. Details about the program can be found at www.discoverteaching.net.
Several East Valley and Scottsdale organizations and individuals won awards Tuesday night at the third annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards dinner at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.
Few developments in education have blasted through the status quo like Sal Khan’s “Khan Academy.” What started as a collection of instructional videos on YouTube to help his seventh-grade cousin with algebra is now a website featuring 3,400 videos on everything from logarithms to art history.
Arizona State University sophomore Zachary Henderson says his iPod makes him a better student. The device allows him to download lectures and play them back anywhere, anytime. And that was helpful recently when he needed to get in some last-minute studying before a big anatomy exam.
For middle and high school students with behavior problems, alternative education options are few in the Fountain Hills Unified School District.
August 15, 2004
BOISE, Idaho — A new report takes aim at the nation's largest for-profit online education provider and finds students taking K12 Inc. classes in Idaho and four other states are falling more behind in math and reading than their traditional school counterparts.
VIK Club accepting applications
The Thomson Corp. plans to buy north Scottsdale-based KnowledgeNet, a privately held company that employs about 250 and provides live online learning programs.
Ten East Valley and Scottsdale companies will be among 15 presenters at a venture capital conference designed to help fledgling high-tech companies obtain financing. The sixth annual Investing in Innovation Conference 2003 presented by AT&T will be April 9 at the Camelback Inn Resort in Paradise Valley.
College students have spoken and lecture-based learning is prehistoric. An emerging trend on which colleges are reporting solid success rates is lecture-free classes. This approach to learning is being designed to promote deeper student learning, collaborative learning, skilled communication, self-managed learning, and cross-disciplinary and technology-enhanced coursework. Lecture-free classes are a response to growing criticism of the traditional, often passive lecture-based college classes which some educators say are a turn-off to students, leading to aggravation and poor grades.
East Valley brick-and-mortar school districts are becoming well known — and well sought out — for their online courses.
Creation of a public/private authority to oversee the development of broadband infrastructure in rural areas of Arizona was endorsed Thursday by attendees at a state telecommunications summit in Mesa.
Sherry Michaels’ clients are real. So are her employees. And so is her revenue. But her business is virtual, conducted mostly in cyberspace.
Two schools in the Chandler Unified School District and two schools in the Mesa Unified School District will receive school supplies through the Salvation Army's 2009 Pack to School drive.
Excuse me, not “toys” — “action figures.” You know, the little chunks of plastic molded into the shape of things like Spider-Man or Darth Vader.