Ashford University Teacher Appreciation Scholarship 2014 Recipients

Ashford University Teacher Appreciation Scholarship 2014 Recipients


Teachers teach, and those who truly excel keep learning.
“It’s a profession that requires us to stay on top at all times, and I think sometimes we
get lackadaisical, and I don’t want to be that person.” No
fear of that because Ashford University has awarded Melissa Cobian and three other county educators full
scholarships in the area of technology. “Everybody can
turn on an iPad but actually making meaning of it and
showing how to use an iPad for education is is all the difference in the world.”
Samuel Hess will earn a Master’s in Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology,
worth about twenty thousand dollars. The same with fourth-grade teacher
Stephen Keiley. He wants to create online classes for
students who miss school. “I can create an environment where we can
still stay, stay in touch. Where I create a portal where we can
communicate, where I can post lessons they post back. And I want to learn more about the
dynamics behind that.” And Laurel Rice already trains teachers
how to use 21st century strategies in the classroom. The scholarship gives her a greater
resource of knowledge. “I get to communicate and
learn from professors who are experts in this, and when that comes to me I can then take that information and weave it into my own trainings that
we’re offering to the teachers in the district here and that in turn trickles out to their
students.” Ashford University is creating leaders in technology and education. “What better way to get a
degree in technology than online with teachers from all around
the country.” With our children’s future in mind.

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