Reforming American Education: RESPECT

Chief executive Obama’s remedy for education and learning change in America came in the form of a activity called RESPECT. RESPECT is an acronym for Acknowledging Academic Success, Expert Quality and Collaborative Educating. Education Assistant, Arne Duncan, reviews, “Our objective is to work with instructors and administrators in restoring their career and to increase the instructor voice… Our larger objective is to make teaching not only The United State’s most important career, but also The United State’s highly regarded career,” showing The United States that education and learning change is a concern with significant objectives. RESPECT suggests a wide area of changes including: o More particular instructor colleges o New career ladders o Performance based earnings o Compensation for complicated …

Engineer Continuing Education (CE)

There are currently 30 states that require Engineer CE courses to maintain valid licensure within those states. Only four of those states regulate and pre-approve the training institutions and programs that the engineers are required to take. The other states don’t have programs to pre-approve courses for engineer continuing education, so it is up to the engineer themselves to determine which programs are acceptable for continuing education in these states. This is usually done by applying with the state board that regulates the continuing education system to ensure that a program is allowed to be used for continuing education before the course is started. Engineer CE programs are usually allowed as long as they are a course or activity that …

Various Forms of Continuing Education

Professional continuing education can be completed in a variety of ways. The most important thing is the professional learns something from the course(s) they take. Hopefully, the course will education them and help them provide better services for their clients. The worst thing a professional could face is a waste of time and money. If the course doesn’t help them provide better services or make them more knowledgeable in their field it is a big waste of time. In this article we are going to discuss some different professions and ways continuing education is completed. We are going to cover online education, classroom education, and self-study. Online continuing education is becoming more and more popular among adult learners. It doesn’t …

Online Education Courses Learn to Do Anything

Online education courses are a great way to learn many things. With the sheer number of people today who have regular access to the Internet, the opportunities to learn these things are far greater than they were just a decade or two ago. Without online education, the only way to learn a new skill or take a class would be to physically attend that class or find someone who could teach you privately. Because of the technology of online education, there are literally thousands of things you can learn and many of them can be studied right from the privacy of your own home. In many cases, the fact that you are learning from home can be a real benefit. …

America’s Declining Education And Its Impact On Society

What does education mean to you? Let’s turn our attention to solving one of the nation’s most important problems, education. Education is one of the most important, if the not the most important foundation that needs to be instilled in today’s children. The fact is that it’s every parents dream to see their children choose and eventually accomplish a higher level of education. Are we being surpassed by other countries, are they quickly becoming the world’s leading authority and provider of higher education? Its clear that we have a need of higher education. We are in an economy that is based on education, we have doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists and the list goes on. If we can’t hire the workers …

Autism Apps for Special Needs Education

Educational apps that have visual scene displays, are usually considered the best learning aids for children with autism spectrum disorder, especially the low-functioning communicators. Experts working with autistic children usually recommend "What's the Expression" and "Make Sentences" apps that extend a detailed context to most of the common situations. The "What's the Expression" and "Make Sentences" apps convert symbols to speech and allows the less verbal autistic kids to communicate in a much better way. Several specialized educators focus on tools that gears around emotion for classroom support. Both these apps fit the bill in this regard. Many kids are lost in a social situation and the "What's the Expression" and "Make Sentences" educational apps can help them out in …

The Danger of Losing Hope for Public Education

Currently, equitable education is not provided on a worldwide scale. Furthermore, the socioeconomic achievement gap is becoming wider apart than ever, leaving many bright minds undiscovered. This inequity in education is unacceptable, as it infringes not only on individual rights but also on society’s morality and progression as a whole. I find the issue of education especially personal, as public education was how I overcame my adversities, I grew up in a financially insecure, immigrant family in which I had many household responsibilities. I translated constantly for my parents, and I was expected to pay for my own financial expenses. However, as soon as I poured my energy into school work, I learned that knowledge was an equal playing field. …

Digital Devices Driving Autism Education

Computers have always proved to be excellent gadgets to facilitate communication and learning for children with autism spectrum disorder. Now, with the emergence of smart phones and the iPad, autistic children have greater opportunities for improving their cognitive, communication and motor skills. Various organizations that are engaged in supporting families living with autistic kids, have developed apps and programs like “Math on the Farm” and “Make Sentences” that are amazing tools. These autism education apps promote learning among special needs children. Why digital devices? Autism apps like “Math on the Farm” and “Make Sentences” running on smart phones and iPads provide greater flexibility and portability than a traditional laptop or computer. These latest digital devices utilize touch screen technology which …

Future Education In The Age Of The Implanted Brain Information and Communication Chip

Not long ago, I was discussing with a future Think Tank member his concerns about how education in North America and around the world is not keeping up with technology, or ready for the future of computer-brain interfaces. This may sound like an esoteric topic, however when you consider the speed of these technologies, I am sure we’ve already all thought about how in the future, your smart phone will be nothing more than a brain-chip with full Internet Access that works with your organic brain in real-time. Want to send a thought, just think it, think about whom you’d like to send this thought to, and it’s sent, post on social media and you are done. Want to learn …

Play Is a Grossly Under-Utilized Element in American Education and Adult Life: A REAL Wellness Take

INTRODUCTION Play is an under-rated, under-promoted element of exuberance overlooked in wellness promotion. Let's encourage children to play more, especially unsupervised, and do a lot more of it ourselves. Americans young and old are play-impaired. The evidence regarding the benefts of play is overwhelming; the adverse consequences of doing too little of it are well understood. Not everyone has overlooked the value of play. GK Chesterton said, The true object of all human life is play . Frank Caplan believed play to be man's most useful preoccupation . If necessity is the mother of invention, play surely is the father. Of course, some of us are getting way more play than our fair share – if we got any more, …

Making Online Education Attractive

All over the world, the numbers of people in school at the different levels takes pyramidal shape. There are huge numbers at the elementary, but as they progress, the numbers decrease, leaving just a few in higher education. In the United States, some 65 million students were expected to enroll from K to K12 in the fall of 2015. In the same period, it was expected that 20.2 million would be attending Colleges and Universities. It is estimated that 25% of fresh high school students in the U.S.A are not able to graduate. For fresh students who enter colleges or universities 1 out of 3 are likely not make it to second year. This dropout out rate hinders national development, …

Sex Education in Schools Pros and Cons

Sex education is the act of informing younger and adult generations about everything they need to know about sex. Sex education is one of the most controversial issues in education, which has been floating on educational institutions since ages. Sex education is not just about sex. It includes other sensitive issues like sexual health, sexual reproduction, sexuality and others that parents often feel uncomfortable talking with their children. Therefore, it becomes the responsibility of schools to address this issue, and inform and educate students about it as much as possible. Often, sexual education in schools is considered as a recreational course rather than a serious issue. There are many pros and cons of sexual education being taught in the public …

5 Ways to Overcome the Delphi Technique in Special Education!

Are you the parent of a child with a disability who receives special education services? Do you wonder if special education personnel are manipulating the IEP team to make predetermined decisions, usually different than what your child needs? Would you like to learn about the Delphi technique and how to overcome it? This article will give you the ammunition and information you need to overcome the manipulation that is part of the Delphi technique, and finally get your child the special education services they need! The Delphi technique was initially developed so that experts in a particular field would be able to come to a consensus. Over the years the use has been distorted so that now it is being …

Benefits of Public Health Education

Public health education can be considered an ambiguous term. It teaches the proper way to improve one’s health, and can involve only one or two people, or the population of several countries. Anything that can seriously threaten the physical, mental, or spiritual health of a wide range of people, notably due to their interactions with one another, can be classified as a threat to the community’s public health. This is why public health education becomes a necessary tool to aid people against the spread of potential diseases and illnesses. Five of the most important reasons of how public health education can prove beneficial are as follows: 1. People are able to learn how to prevent the spread of communicable diseases …

The Importance of Education in Today’s Society

So, do you believe that EDUCATION is absolutely necessary in today’s society? Does being educated make a significant difference in someone’s life? Education is the process of learning and acquiring knowledge at school from a teacher, receiving knowledge at home from a parent, a family member, and even an acquaintance. Education is a key that allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and succeed in life. Education is one factor that affects job positions people hold, advance in their further career, the income they make, and the title they hold. The more educated a person is, the more prestige and power that person holds. However, unfortunately we have places in the world, where not everyone has …

Special Education Due Process and Procedural Violations – 2 Things You Must Know!

Are you the parent of a child with a disability receiving special education services? Are you considering filing for a due process hearing on procedural violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)? This article will explain the changes to IDEA that occurred in 2004 when it was reauthorized, in the area of procedural violations, and explain what you as a parent need to know, about this change. A procedural violation means that the school district did not follow the specific procedures that are required in IDEA. For example: IDEA requires that parents are equal participants in the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings for their child. If special education personnel refuse to allow the parent to give input, this …