By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications The coronavirus pandemic created unprecedented challenges for K-12 educators. When schools across the country closed their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19, teachers who rely on in-person classes and face-to-face interactions to connect with students were suddenly thrust into the world of online learning – whether they were ready or not. The rapid transition to remote education was met with fear and uncertainty in many … [Read more...] about ‘I was ready to go’: UNK program prepares Palmer, other teachers for online education
On “I Love NU Advocacy Day,” we asked attendees one simple question: What do you love about UNK? Adam Schultis, sophomore, political science major, Diller “I’ve really gotten involved and I really love the community and all my professors. I can go to any one of my professors and they know me and I know them.” Paul Twigg, professor of biology “The focus on our students. We put them into everything we do. From our … [Read more...] about What do you love about UNK?
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications KEARNEY – PowerPoint was a relatively new tool and online education was in its infancy when Martonia Gaskill, an exchange student from Brazil at the time, enrolled in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s instructional technology master’s program. That was roughly 20 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Now iPads and Chromebooks are common in K-12 classrooms, students and teachers carry smartphones capable of connecting … [Read more...] about UNK master’s program keeps teachers ahead of technology curve
By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications LINCOLN – The students gathered Wednesday morning at the state Capitol represent Nebraska’s future. Right now they’re Lopers, Mavericks and Cornhuskers, but soon they’ll be the teachers, health care professionals, information technology workers and agricultural producers the state needs to fill thousands of open positions and promote economic development. “It’s the responsibility of those of us sitting across the hall to create … [Read more...] about ‘I Love NU Day’ highlights university’s impact on state
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU6w5FJ377c&feature=youtu.be By TODD GOTTULA UNK Communications KEARNEY – Integrating computer science into K-12 curriculums is the focus of an upcoming conference hosted at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. UNK’s Tech Edge Spring Conference – “Innovation, Technology and Computer Science in Education” – is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at UNK’s College of Education building. It includes 11 speakers from UNK and public … [Read more...] about UNK Tech Edge conference advancing technology in education