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The Imperative of Educational Technology: Why Teachers Must Embrace it in 2023

In today’s classroom, the integration of technology has become more than just a trend; it's an imperative. As we step into a new year in 2023, the role of educational technologies in the classroom has never been more prominent or vital. Teachers today are not just educators; they are facilitators of learning in a digital age. To effectively prepare students for the future, educators must understand why using educational technologies appropriately is not a choice but a necessity. In this blog, we'll delve into six reasons why teachers need to embrace educational technologies.

Alumni Spotlight: Danielle Felton, M.Ed. '21

Danielle Felton: Loyola made it clear that they valued our time as working professionals, and prioritized clear communication and efficiency.

Danielle Felton earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Loyola University Maryland in 2021. Since graduating, Felton has become an author, publishing two books, “Teach and Go Home” and “Teach and Stay Sane” and started an educational consulting firm focused on supporting elementary classroom educators in how to simplify their workloads and manage their classrooms. She credits the diversity of her professors and their dynamic approach to teaching that contributed to a more engaging learning experience. Learn how Felton’s experience at Loyola’s School of Education shaped her into the leader she is today.

Govans Market Back to School Takeover

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On August 16, the Teacher Education Department (TED) put together a back to school Takeover at The Govans Farmers Market. Maddie Larrimore, program assistant for the TED, interviewed Amy Cosentino, Assistant Clinical Faculty and coordinator of the event, to learn more about it’s success!

Alumni Spotlight: Ashley Rosette, M.Ed. '18

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Ashley Rosette earned her M.Ed in Educational Technology from Loyola University Maryland in 2018. Today, Rosette is a Consultant and Learning Designer. She helps leaders and teachers improve their skills and knowledge to better support student learning and development. She credits the support and experience of Loyola’s faculty for her success in her graduate program and career.Learn how Rosette managed her work-life balance and the value she found in her degree through her responses in this blog post.

Irene Bal Interview for the MCCE Newsletter

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Irene Bal, Assistant Teaching Professor of Educational Technology, speaks to the Maryland Center for Computing in Education Newsletter about her work with computer science in education.

CELSJE Grant to Support Future STEM Professionals

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Qi Shi, Ph.D., LCPC, director of the Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice in Education (CELSJE), a three-year, $498,271 grant to support her research on preparing the next generation of STEM professionals.

CS & STEM are FUN! A Sphero Workshop at Loyola

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Loyola’s Educational Technology program co-hosted a Sphero Workshop with the Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET) at Loyola’s Timonium Graduate Center, where K-12 educators and administrators from the surrounding areas engaged in workshop sessions about integrating Sphero into their classrooms and schools. The sessions included The Power to Create Keynote presentation, Sphero Indi, BOLT, and RVR+ littleBits. These sessions provided opportunities for educators to discover and explore computational thinking, understand how to solve real-world problems using programming and robots, and solve engineering design challenges using varying materials.