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Teacher and preschool students

Personalized learning is a big trend in education right now, and for good reason. It is showing great results for student learning and engagement. Though personalized learning looks different in every district, school and classroom, there are certain elements that are the same. No matter where it happens, personalized learning emphasizes the student’s ownership of their learning. The teacher acts as a facilitator, while the students drive curriculum based on interest and need.

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By Kendall Smith
Student, Honors College

As a GCU Honors College student, you will be required to take three honors general education courses including

  • UNV-109HN: Introduction to Honors Education & Academic Literacies
  • CWV-106HN: Christianity Story, Theology and Mission
  • ENG-206HN: The Power of Media: Social and Critical Approaches

Within these honors general education courses, you will be cohorted with fellow honors peers in a small class and led by an honors faculty member with exceptional academic, industry and life experience.

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FBI agents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a mandate to uphold the U.S. Constitution and protect the American people. The agency accomplishes these goals with diverse teams of professionals from all sorts of backgrounds and with many different skillsets. From intelligence analysis to arts and communications, there is a varied range of opportunities available at the FBI. If you’re earning a BS in Justice Studies, you may find the following positions appealing.

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By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Katherine Dunham was an African-American dancer and choreographer, producer, author, scholar, anthropologist and Civil Rights activist. She had one of the most successful dance careers in Western dance theatre in the 20th century and directed her own dance company for many years.

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” – Ephesians 6:18

As Christians, we are always seeing prayer as a requirement, Praying is what we do to stay connected to God. We feel like it is something we have to do and because f that we go on autopilot, sending empty prayers up to heaven that have no meaning. Instead, we should start praying intentionally and as a result, we will see our lives start to change for the better.

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By Mark K. Reha
Faculty College of Science, Engineering and Technology

I am a full time faculty member and program lead for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. I teach a variety of programming languages, web application frameworks and cloud computing, all of which are taught as part of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Programming degree. This blog will provide an analogy that can be used to help determine which program, Computer Science, Computer Programming, Information Technology or Cybersecurity is right for you.

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By Scott Hovater
Faculty, College of Theology

“God loves a cheerful giver” – 2 Colossians 9:7

If you have been a Christian for any length of time you are familiar with this verse. We hear it from our pastor when giving dips too low. We hear it when there is a new church building project in the works. We hear it when a missionary comes to share about their ministry. We hear it on Christian radio and television when we are asked to support so many worthy causes. As the offering plate is passed and we grudgingly pull out our wallet, we even hear a sweet, internal voice in our head saying, “Now remember, God loves a cheerful giver!”

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More people than ever before are launching their own businesses. It has never been easier to become an entrepreneur than it is right now. Especially because of programs like the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. This degree program provides entrepreneurs with business understanding including finance, accounting, marketing and organizational growth and infrastructure curriculum. Graduates of the Masters in Entrepreneurship at GCU focus on motivation, vision and effective leadership.

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