Educational Technology Program Puts Local Teacher Ahead of the Curve
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
A few years ago, Amanda Kavanagh realized that she needed to do something to stay on top of the latest developments in the field of education.
"With teaching jobs being scarce and standards constantly changing and becoming more complex, I think one of the most important things for educators today is to be ahead of the curve," said the 26-year-old high school teacher from the Bellmore-Merrick district.
To gain an edge, she enrolled in LIU Post's M.S. in Educational Technology program, which offers courses in cloud technology, interactive web systems, multi-media teaching formats and the building of virtual learning communities.
Tangible results came quickly for Kavanagh, who graduated with the master's degree in 2010. "It wasn't long after I started the program that I was able to take the ideas and concepts and apply them on a daily basis in my classes," she recalls. "And I began to meet with my colleagues to assist them in integrating technology into their classes. Now my colleagues regularly come to me for ideas and guidance when they are looking to add something new to their repertoire or to help them troubleshoot a specific technology."
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