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4 Summer Learning Activities to Keep Kids Engaged

A mom helps her son with activities from a summer learning program.

 

Its official – summer break has begun. While millions of students across the country rejoice, parents are searching for opportunities to keep those wandering minds active. Whether you're an educator looking for ways to keep kids engaged in summer school or a parent looking for tips, try one of these four summer learning activities for kids.

NCU Launches Journal of Online Doctoral Education

cover Journal of Online Doctoral EducationThe field of education is changing rapidly. We all see it. The master’s degree has become the new bachelor’s degree, students now have the ability to earn a doctoral degree online, and even the most traditional universities are branching into the world of online graduate education. New research is required to keep up with these trends and to study and identify what works, what doesn’t work, and where the world of possibility may take us next in online and graduate education. As a result, there is a distinct need for platforms presenting research in these advancing areas of education.

NCU Faculty Profile: Bringing Medical Care to Remote Mayan Communities

Bruce McNellie (Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology)

Twenty-six years ago, NCU faculty member Dr. Bruce McNellie observed a line of obviously pregnant women stretching around the block, waiting in the cold rain to receive limited, state-offered prenatal care. "I was working in Child Protective Services at the time, but I was motivated to help these women," reveals McNellie.

Coming Soon: Commencement 2014 [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, NCU will welcome over 200 graduates and their family and friends at our annual commencement ceremony. The event will be held at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix. We are also very pleased to welcome this year's commencement speaker Rich Karlgaard, columnist and publisher of Forbes magazine and author of Life 2.0: How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness.

How to Become a Virtual Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential part of any community. But what happens when you want to give back, but don't know where to start? Maybe the organization you are interested in is far away or there aren't a lot of volunteer opportunities in your town—what happens then?

Thanks to the rise of virtual volunteering, time and place no longer dictate whether or not you can give back. As long as you have access to the Internet and a computer, you can find a way to volunteer.

How an Advanced Degree in Education Can Open Doors

Education has evolved over the years - whether it's due to changing classroom technology, online degree programs, charter schools or any number of other modern shifts. Although today's education field might look a little different than it did 10 or 20 years ago, its importance hasn't changed.

How Professional Organizations Can Boost Your Career

Membership in professional organizations is an investment in your professional credibility and development. It can help you stay connected to your peers and learn how others in your field are contributing to your profession.

It’s easy to join a professional organization, pay your dues, and indicate you are a member on your resume or CV and LinkedIn profile, but are you really making the most of your membership? Are you making a difference both to yourself and to your community?

The Common Core Curriculum in a Flatter, Faster World

BY: DR. CINDY GUILLAUME AND DR. CASEY REASON

The common core curriculum has been a long time coming. While much has been said about the challenges of its implementation, one thing is clear: the common core curriculum is a sure sign, as Thomas Friedman has reminded us, that the world is flatter and faster and those flattening elements are having an impact on the steps me must take to be competitive, which includes more thoughtfully examining what is happening in every classroom in the United States.

NCU Student Profile: Success Is Determined by Desire, Determination and Dedication

Christopher Martinez Assistant Special Agent in Charger, I.C.E. Christopher Martinez
Assistant Special Agent in Charge, I.C.E.

Higher Education Career Paths Inside and Outside the Classroom

When it comes to choosing your higher education career path, it's all about finding the best fit for your interests and goals. Like most fields, higher education is exceedingly diverse and caters to a range of professionals with varying levels of education and expertise.

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