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Clarke to Offer Tech Workshops for Teachers

Oct. 31, 2013: Technology can be a powerful teaching tool. But in this constantly changing digital age, it’s hard to keep up with all the software, and how to use it to your advantage in the classroom.

The Clarke University Education Department is here to help. Clarke education faculty is offering “Tech Tips for Teachers Workshop: Ideas to Implement in your Classroom Tomorrow” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Clarke’s Lingen Technology Center (lower level of the library).

This free, hands-on technology workshop is open to all teachers. The classes offered are:

• Using QR Codes in your Classroom (4 to 4:30 and 5 to 5:30)

• Jing -screen capture (4 to 4:30 and 5 to 5:30)

• LiveBinder Resources (4:30 to 5 and 5:30 to 6)

• Apps for iPads/iPhones (4:30 to 5 and 5:30 to 6)

You can attend any or all of the half-hour sessions. Feel free to bring your own laptop or mobile device. Refreshments will be provided.

Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. RSVP to carolyn.wiezorek@clarke.edu.

The workshop is sponsored by Clarke University’s Online MAE program. Clarke announced in October that its highly respected Master of Arts in Education (MAE) will be offered through online delivery beginning in the summer of 2014.

This program will enable teachers who wish to continue their education beyond the bachelor’s level to have the opportunity to do so in a program that is well-regarded, contemporary and convenient.

"We are thrilled to announce a completely online Master of Arts in Education at Clarke,” said Paula Schmidt, chair and associate professor of education at Clarke. “By completing an advanced degree through Clarke's online format, elementary and secondary teachers will have access to courses that are convenient, affordable and accessible from anywhere. Most importantly, the online format will allow more teachers the opportunity to earn an MAE from a program that is recognized for its high quality and is a noted leader in teacher preparation."

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.

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