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Illuminating the Loyola Difference: CRISP Scholars' Passion for Counseling Underserved Students

In the realm of education, there is a unique program that is igniting change and fostering passion in the hearts of future counselors. Learn more about the CRISP scholar program.

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.

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

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...

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Govans Market Back to School Takeover

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...

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

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...

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Irene Bal Interview for the MCCE Newsletter

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...

CS & STEM are FUN! A Sphero Workshop at Loyola

Loyola’s Educational Technology program co-hosted a Sphero Workshop with the Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET) at Loyola’s Timonium Graduate Center.

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School of Education Celebrates 2023 Graduates

Graduates of Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education master’s and post-master’s programs were honored at a Farewell Celebration on May 12, 2023.

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New Teacher Pinning Ceremony and Celebration

Graduates of Loyola University Maryland’s initial certification programs in Teacher Education were honored at the Farewell Celebration on May 10, 2023.

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Path from Military to School Counselor

Rheanna Vaughn is a 2023 started her career as a supply specialist for the United States Marine Corps. She recently appeared on the podcast New Mission: Career Transition to explain how she got from the marines to the Loyola School Counseling Program...

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Afra Ahmed Hersi, Ph.D., named dean of Loyola’s School of Education

Afra Ahmed Hersi, Ph.D., has been named the next dean of Loyola’s School of Education. Dr. Hersi, who was selected after a national search, has served as the University’s interim dean of the School of Education since July 2021. She begins in...

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Eric Hines Wins 2023 Excellence in Innovation Award from Loyola University Maryland

The Educational Technology Program is pleased to announce Mr. Eric Hines, math teacher and basketball coach in Prince George’s County Public Schools and M.Ed. in Educational Technology from Loyola University Maryland, as this year’s Excellence...

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5 Ways ChatGPT Can Make Your Job as A Teacher Easier

ChatGPT, a large language model that generates human-like responses to a wide range of prompts, is taking over the Internet . . . . and now you can let it take over your classroom! Here are 5 ways that teachers can use ChatGPT to increase their productivity...

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Making Authentic Connections in Online Courses

Dr. Kelly Keane talks about four strategies for making authentic connections with students in online courses.

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Creating Outside of Movement: A Grant-Supported Makerspace for the Dance Classroom

Congratulations to Karon Johnson, a student in the Educational Technology Master’s Degree Program at Loyola University and a high school teacher in Prince George’s County Public Schools, for receiving a $5000 grant from the Wolf Trap Foundation...

Kodály Alumni Are On Fire

The Loyola University Maryland world-renowned American Kodály Institute (AKI) Music Education Program is following the Jesuit tradition to Go Forth and Set the World on Fire! Here are some recent highlights from our Kodály alumni and faculty.

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Dr. Camika Royal Featured in Word In Black

I am really happy to share this article from Word In Black about Dr. Royal: Dr. Camika Royal Gets Real About the Needs of Black Students.

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Congratulations to the 2023 Teachers of Promise Institute Candidates

Read about Loyola's candidates who will be attending the 2023 Teachers of Promise Institute.

How to improve your students’ digital literacy skills by working with visuals in ELA

As our world becomes increasingly digital, students are tasked with even more visual input. Now, more than ever, students are reading more than words every day and need to be able to show their thinking in a variety of ways through a variety of media...

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As technology continues encroaching in our lives, how can we educate for just futures? or What I Did on My Sabbatical

Dr. Marie Heath engaged with the role of the humanities in education and technology over her recent sabbatical. Her research and work argues that technologies are not neutral tools and neither are the societies or schools into which technologies...

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Five Assistive Technologies Teachers Should Know

Learn about what assistive technologies are and some that every teacher should be using in their classroom.

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Desvan Moody, School Counseling Alum, Awarded NCAN Fellowship

Desvan Moody, a star graduate from the Loyola University Maryland School Counseling Program has been recently selected for the 2nd Cohort of the National College Attainment Network's Leading for Equity Fellowship.

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How Going Back to School Helped me Conquer Burn-out and Write a Book

Educator and author Jenny James shares how the CISJ Program at Loyola University Maryland helped her beat the doldrums, renew her passion for teaching, and write a book.

What We Learned in Loyola’s Ed Tech M.Ed. Program

We asked five recent graduates of Loyola’s Educational Technology program about the most significant learning they had as a graduate student in this fully-online program.

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Disciplinary Literacy in a 5th-Grade Social Studies Unit – An Interview with an Expert

The following interview is a look into a 5th grade Turkish classroom and the social studies unit that Sarah Kilinç, an American educator, planned and executed.

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Misconceptions about Digital Literacy

This blog post addresses five misconceptions that parents have about digital literacy and their children.

Reflections of an EdTech Graduate Assistant

Ashley Shifflett reflects on her work with Loyola's Ed Tech program: Designing Non-facilitated Micro-credentials: Supporting a Large Team through Design Documents.

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