Blog post for May 4, 2020

Dear Educators, Now that we all have been deeply entrenched in the challenges of Online Learning, it would be great to begin to reflect on how well we are doing, how well our students are doing, and how this switch to digital learning will affect our future in education.  We are holding several sessions each week for the next two weeks to focus on some of the excellent ways Acacia educators are implementing Online Learning and to get your ideas and reflections regarding your experience.  Be sure to register for a Free Session today!  For a change, attend one of […]

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Help for teachers and parents to adjust to distance education

Dear Parents and Educators, During this time of adjustment to online learning, both parents and teachers are struggling to determine how to best make at-home learning work. Today we are featuring one of our presentation videos to help parents, teachers, and administrators learn some practices that one of our doctoral students and a school administrator, Crystal Bailey, has studied and developed. Her thoughtful insights are founded in research and from experiences with teachers world-wide. Acacia is pleased to be able to share this with you and hope you refer other parents and educators to this 10-minute presentation. Please let us […]

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De-stressing

Greetings from Acacia Professors, As we face more challenges and stresses each day though this pandemic, now is a good time to rely on those things that can bring us comfort. Psychologists suggest seeking comfort in talking with friends, checking on loved ones, sharing joyful memories with family, reading a good book, or creating something for fun to share (a poem, a picture, a new exercise routine, a game, an invention, etc.). It is also a wonderful time to structure or stick to familiar routines in your family. Decide as a family how to structure some private time, some talking […]

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March 31st Blog

Dear Educators, As we face this enormous challenge of the unknown, it truly is like living in a sci-fi dream. All of us at Acacia are aware that there may be more important things to think about than teaching or learning or building our skills, but we recognize that the more “normal” we behave and follow our routines and processes, the safer and less stress we feel. We are here to help you on this journey as you struggle to calm and teach and talk with your classroom students. Helping them through their own fears and stresses can make a […]

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Challenges of teachers and schools implementing online learning

Dear Educators, March 27 was the final day of discussion sessions to gather issues, ideas, and questions from teachers around the world. Acacia professors met with about 75 educators to plan and share sessions for the next two months that address many of the challenges and questions posed. Thanks to the teachers and administrators that met and shared with us and please join us in the upcoming sessions based on your ideas and questions. Remember that being an effective educator is the hardest job in the world, but when it provides opportunities for others to open doors and fulfill dreams, […]

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Topics chosen by your peers for upcoming seminars

Dear Educators, For those of you who attended the discussion sessions these past three days, thank you for expressing your concerns and questions. Below is a list of questions we heard today: Question: What are ways for students to upload art for grading/viewing? Question: How to help students become less resistant to online learning? Question: What digital tools and learning management system can help? Question: How can we design courses online with MOOCs? Question: How can we use “reverse-learning” or “flip-classroom” effectively online? Question: How can we help students and teachers complete what they start? Question: How can we engage […]

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Acacia University Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Educators, The world is changing all around us. It is time for educators to stand together (while standing apart) to make the transition to online learning across the world. In response many changes, the Professors at Acacia University are dedicating ourselves to assist in this transition.  Acacia University is a leader in accredited online teaching and learning. We have been engaged in training teams of educators and administrators in K-12 and graduate systems throughout the world for more than 12 years. As an accredited university offering both advanced degrees and professional development certification, we provide a unique integration of personalized virtual learning […]

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