Friday Features - Feb. 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Brogley featured in EdTech magazine

Jessica BrogleyJessica Brogley, lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was featured recently in the spring 2017 EdTech Magazine in an article about the ways classroom technology is expanding opportunities to teach and learn.

In the article, “Head of the Class,” Brogley shared her thoughts on the biggest challenges she has seen in educational technology in her 15 years in the field, how classroom technology influences the role of educators, and how she trains educators to handle whatever tools they may encounter in the future. In addition, she addressed how she thinks institutions can best prepare educators for a profession that is undergoing change, what works well in educational technology and what can be improved upon, and what she would like to see educators do differently when it comes to technology.

“I want to make sure to emphasize the importance of educational technology in Pre-Service teacher preparation,” said Brogley. “There is a bright future for teaching and ample room for new solutions and strategies. The technology tools themselves aren’t what’s so important. It’s the leveraging of those tools to create engaging learning opportunities that extend beyond the assignment and classroom walls.”

To read an online version of the article, “Q & A: Education Technology Expert on Teaching the Next Generation of Teachers,” in EdTech: Focus on Higher Education, go to www.edtechmag.com/higher/digitalequity.

Photo credit: Pete Olsen Photography

UW-Platteville earned 2017 Military Spouse Friendly School designation by Victory Media

Military Friendly Spouse School logoThe University of Wisconsin-Platteville has earned the 2017 Military Spouse Friendly School® designation by Victory Media, publisher of resources like G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, and STEM JobsSM.

The annual list recognizes those higher education institutions that actively recruit spouses of active duty service members while acknowledging the unique challenges of military life. UW-Platteville Online received recognition in part due to their efforts to promote student retention and career development programs for military spouses.

“UW-Platteville is committed to actively recruiting and supporting military spouses, knowing first-hand that they bring a level of maturity, discipline, life experience and talent to the classroom,” said executive director of alternative delivery systems, Dawn Drake. “By providing accessible and high-quality educational opportunities to military spouses and their families, we are helping them achieve their personal and professional goals.”

The latest Military Friendly® Schools survey included questions that not only evaluated whether a school’s admissions, retention, career counseling and mentoring programs are better for veterans, but also whether they address concerns of military spouses and families, including flexible learning options and degree continuation to accommodate deployments and relocation.

UW-Platteville will be featured along with the entire list of 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Schools® in the April issue of Military Spouse Magazine and on militaryfriendly.com.

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