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Women in Business
Women in Business
Women mean business. Prepare yourself for your next career step by acquiring new knowledge, taking ownership, developing and understanding your network and gaining confidence in being present. Break through the glass ceiling, or improve your leadership, communication and presentation skills and negotiation techniques. Learn how to manage yourself, manage relationships, and manage networks.
Partners in empowering women
RSM Executive Education’s women in business programmes are offered in partnership with the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO). ECWO is committed to women’s continued advancement into leadership positions by contributing to management education and actively engaging in the gender debate.
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Business Simulations for Executive Education – business games for Leadership Development #music #business
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Discover the power of a simulation built to order and defined by your business need. Our flexible proprietary simulation platform allows us to model almost any business issue to deliver outstanding quality at low cost.
It’s why world class companies trust us to help solve their critical issues.
Business change. Redefined.
Challenging Future Global Leaders
As the ‘war for talent’ becomes ever more intense our clients increasingly rely on simulation to challenge their future leaders. We construct believable worlds, built on real data and meaningful KPIs to create a unique experience.
Because in a virtual world we can take your leaders to the edge of their ability. And find out who has what it takes to go even further.
Simulations & Business Competitions
Everyone loves to win. And business is waking up to the power of games that drive real-world success. Games are immersive. Exciting. Engaging. They test real-world abilities in high-pressure environments.
Available on a massive scale, we have delivered competitions with up to 2,000 players simultaneously. In real-time, with instantaneous results.
Early childhood education
Early childhood education (ECE) programs include any type of educational program that serves children in the preschool years and is designed to improve later school performance. In the second half of the twentieth century, the early education system in the United States grew substantially. This trend allowed the majority of American children to have access to some form of early childhood education.
There are several types of programs that represent early childhood education. They are also known by a variety of names, including preschool and pre-kindergarten (pre-K). One of the first early childhood education initiatives in the United States was the Head Start program, started in 1965. Head Start is a federal government education initiative that has provided children from low-income families free access to early education. It targets children of low socioeconomic status or those who qualify in some at-risk category. Head Start programs are funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
Many early childhood education programs operate under the auspices of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Under Title I, local educational agencies apply to state agencies for approval of their program, and when approved, the programs are then funded with federal money. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 encourages the use of Title I, Part A funds for preschool programs, recognizing the importance of preparing children for entering school with the language, cognitive, and early reading skills that help them meet later academic challenges. In the school year of 2001 2002 approximately 300,000 children benefiting from Title I services were enrolled in preschool.
Other early childhood education programs may be run by private for-profit companies, churches, or as part of a private school curriculum. These programs are normally tuition-based.
Since the early 1990s, many states have developed options for children from middle- and upper-income families for receiving free preschool education. Georgia introduced the first statewide universal pre-K program, offering free early childhood education to all four-year-old children. New York and Oklahoma have also developed universal pre-K programs, and Florida voters have approved a constitutional amendment for a free pre-school program to be available for all four-year-olds by 2005.
Nearly three-fourths of young children in the United States are involved in some sort of early childhood education. Some groups of children have higher rates of participation in early childhood education programs than others. Children living in low-income households are less likely to be enrolled in ECE than those children in families living above the poverty line. Black and white children enroll in these programs in higher numbers than Hispanic American children. Children with better-educated mothers are more likely than other children to participate.
Benefits of early childhood education
Early childhood education can produce significant gains in children s learning and development. High quality early childhood education assists many at-risk children in avoiding poor outcomes, such as dropping out of school. Although the benefits seem to cross all economic and social lines, the most significant gains are almost always noted among children from families with the lowest income levels and the least amount of formal education. However, whether these benefits are long lasting is disputed. Some studies focused on the IQ score gains of disadvantaged children in Head Start programs, but these gains seemed to be short-term. However, studies also indicate that ECE produces persistent gains on achievement test scores, along with fewer occurrences of being held back a grade and being placed in special education programs. Other long-term benefits include decreased crime and delinquency rates and increased high school graduation. One extensive study found that people who participated in ECE were less likely to be on welfare as adults compared to those who had not received any early childhood education.
All programs in early childhood education are not equally effective in promoting the learning and development of young children. Long-term benefits are usually seen only in high-quality early childhood education programs. A significant problem with early childhood education is that most programs available cannot be considered high quality. In addition, the most effective ones are unaffordable for most American families. The overall effectiveness of an early childhood program is dependent upon several factors: quality staff, an appropriate environment, proper grouping practices, consistent scheduling, and parental involvement. According to the U.S. Department of Education, some additional characteristics of a high-quality early education program are as follows:
- Children have a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment, with the supervision and guidance of competent, caring adults.
- Teachers plan a balanced schedule in which the children do not feel rushed or fatigued.
- The school provides nutritious meals and snacks.
- The program includes a strong foundation in language development . early literacy, and early math.
- The program contains a clear statement of goals and philosophy that is comprehensive and addresses all areas of child development.
- The program engages children in purposeful learning activities and play . instructed by teachers who work from lesson and activity plans.
- Balance exists between individual, small-group, and large-group activities.
- Teachers frequently check children s progress.
- The staff regularly communicate with parents and caregivers so that caregivers are active participants in their children s education.
- Preschools that operate for a full day on a year-round basis, thus providing children with two years of pre-school, achieve better results than those that offer less intense services.
In high-quality preschool programs, observers should see children working on the following:
- learning the letters of the alphabet
- learning to hear the individual sounds in words
- learning new words and how to use them
- learning early writing skills
- learning about written language by looking at books and by listening to stories
- becoming familiar with math and science
Because of the potential benefits to children, some people support the idea of government-sponsored universal early childhood education programs. Those who support this movement do so for the following reasons:
- The private and social costs of failing children early in their lives can be high. The lifetime social costs associated with one high school dropout may be as high as $350,000. Even modest improvements may justify the costs of ECE.
- Some studies show that for every dollar invested in quality ECE citizens save about $7 or more on investment later on.
- There is a potential for less reliance on welfare and other social services. Government receives more tax revenue because there are more taxpaying adults.
- People should rethink the value of early childhood education because of increasing needs for a more highly educated workforce in the twenty-first century.
- Early intervention may prevent intergenerational poverty.
Opponents of universal government early childhood education give the following reasons for objecting to it:
- Evidence indicates that the positive effects from the fairly expensive and intensive pre-K programs tend to be short-term.
- The public schools are already fraught with problems, and providing a downward extension to three- and four-year-olds is ill conceived.
- Some studies show that premature schooling may potentially slow or reduce a child s overall development by reducing valuable play time.
- Additional studies show that quality early education could as of 2004 cost more than $5,800 per year. The government would be taxing many people who may not wish to pay for preschool for another family s children.
In spite of the controversies, demographic trends in the early 2000s indicate that early childhood education has become, and will continue to be, an important aspect of the U.S. educational system.
Parents are often understandably concerned about the quality of the early childhood education programs available to them. By taking the time to investigate several schools, most parents find a program with which they and their child are comfortable.
MA in Learning Technologies
Malibu (Summer Term – Cadre Camp), West Los Angeles, Online Hybrid Program
The program prepares students to lead others, develop a network of colleagues, manage resources, make technological decisions, support organizational knowledge sharing, and secure product funding. Offering an online hybrid format, the program allows you to complete your degree while working full time from anywhere in the world, with only three face-to-face meetings. Course work is customized to integrate with your workplace practice, so you can put your learning into action. Curriculum is organized around three strands: Conceptual Tools, Design Learning, and Action Research. A cohort model offers students a supportive learning environment.
- Flexible online format/learning means you have more control over when and where you learn, and your place of work becomes your place of learning.
- Most learning activities are customized to fit your practice so project work is integrated with everyday activities in the workplace.
- You will attend CadreCamp©, a prerequisite, five-day, face-to-face session where you earn program credit for leadership and technology course work, as well as meet your cohort and faculty.
- Since learning is socially constructed, we encourage ongoing interaction with peers and faculty. You work in online learning circles, which creates a remarkably supportive online community, providing feedback from diverse perspectives.
- You’ll design an Action Research Project, planning, executing, and reflecting on improvements to your professional environment.
- At a technology conference, you’ll meet innovators of learning technologies and learn to evaluate learning theories in practice, as well as perfect your presentation and networking skills.
- You’ll present your work at a public conference and virtual venue, sharing your new knowledge and voice with colleagues and the world.
- Courses are designed to progress toward benchmarked outcomes, which help you periodically evaluate your growth.
- Students develop lasting friendships and professional networks that continue beyond graduation.
- Graduates go on to successful careers as technology coordinators, training educators, consultants, and collegiate staff, becoming the innovative leaders who shape 21st-century learning skills in a range of settings.
Cardiovascular Perfusion – The Michener Institute #cardiovascular #technologist #education #requirements
You will be assigned to clinical placement site(s) through Michener’s Office for Clinical Education. This process begins with an information session in the first semester of your program.
As clinical education is a major component of all Michener programs, our affiliated clinical sites are integral to your education. They include regional cardiac surgical hospitals across Canada. Working closely under the supervision of Certified Perfusionists you will have the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills into practice during the clinical phase of your program. Clinical placements give you hands-on experience in work environments and the opportunity to network with potential employers.
You will be placed in more than one clinical site during your clinical placement period, based on the required clinical competencies for your program and the range of services at the clinical sites.
Clinical partner sites are subject to change, therefore, specific geographic regions may not be available at the time of your placement; other regions may be added. Please note that when you accept a seat in the program, you also accept to go to any of the program’s affiliated clinical sites at the time of your placement. In addition, you agree to comply with the following mandatory requirements which must be completed prior to the start of your clinical placement:
- First Aid and CPR Certification for Health Care Providers
- N95 Mask Fit Testing
- Updated Vulnerable Persons Check (also required upon admission)
- Updated TB Test (also required upon admission)
Michener highly recommends all students be vaccinated with influenza vaccine. This vaccine may be mandatory at some clinical sites. Students must follow clinical site protocol.
The Cardiovascular Perfusion program is a CMA (Canadian Medical Association) accredited program. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that programs enable their students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as competent health practitioners for the benefit of all Canadians. Accreditation, an external validation of program quality, is the public recognition that an educational program has met national standards (CMA) Graduating from an accredited program means that:
- your education has met national standards
- your program has patient care and student welfare at the forefront
- your education is relevant to current medical practice
- you have access to professional certification
- you are eligibile to write the National Certification Exam set by The Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion
- you have attained the competencies required for entry to practice
- your education is recognized by employers and the public
- you have greater mobility as a health science practitioner
Master of Arts
Science Education (5-9)
Master of Arts Science Education (5-9)
Our online master s in science education will help you reach the next level of your profession. The M.A. in Science Education (5-9) prepares you to teach middle school general science. You will become a highly qualified middle school science teacher with the science knowledge and teaching skills to mold the minds of the next generation.
Who the Program is For:
- Licensed teachers with a bachelor s degree who wish to earn middle-level certification in general science as well as a master s degree.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works .
What You ll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
We developed our science education program with significant input from experts and educational leaders who serve on our Education Program Council. This online master s degree program in science education requires the completion of coursework to ensure you have the essential skills and knowledge to teach middle school general science. as well as completion of a teacher work sample. The M.A. in Science is nationally recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
How a Course Works
Prove What You Know and Move Forward
You set your own pace by demonstrating your skills. In the online degree programs at WGU, you ll advance through each course by first mastering the course content, then completing and passing challenging assessments that measure your knowledge and skills in each subject area.
These rigorous assessments (tests, papers, assignments, and projects) let you demonstrate your competence in each subject area in order to pass the course and earn competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour.
WGU sets a high standard, and we want our students to succeed. You ll be given ample opportunity to master the subject matter and re-take assessments as needed in order to graduate.
Enrollment is easy. View our Enrollment Checklist for the easy steps to getting started.
To be admitted into this Teachers College program, you need to submit an official transcript verifying receipt of a baccalaureate degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a regionally accredited institution. You are also required to possess a current, valid teaching license.
You ll be on your way to a successful career. A world of opportunity awaits.
Question and Answer
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How does WGU keep its tuition so low?
As a nonprofit university, WGU doesn t need to benefit shareholders. Our students are our main concern. We also try to keep our operating costs low. And since we re an exclusively online university, we don t need to maintain expensive classroom buildings, a campus, and other non-academic programs.
Should I consider financial aid?
Using financial aid is a personal decision. When making this decision, you should know that a degree is a great investment in yourself that will pay for itself many times over. Individuals with a bachelor s degree earn on average almost a million dollars more over the course their careers compared to those without one. A master s degree typically has a similar impact on your wallet. You should definitely consider federal financial aid if it means the difference between getting your degree or not. Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to learn more.