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Online University Master’s Degree

Online university master’s degree is now attainable using a computer! Great possibility of enriching yourself with knowledge and specialized skills is no longer a thing of the past. You can get your master’s degree with the help of a good, speedy connection from the internet. Do you know that online university master’s degree is now available in the internet? Many universities are offering virtual education online through distance learning. The quality of education in today’s society has gone a long way because of computer technology which allows students to study in the privacy of their own homes. All kinds of people who are aspiring to reach the highest level of education can grasp it in their hands by taking advantage of modern technology. If you are a working adult who is planning to take courses and finish an online university master’s degree, you can enroll in any online university of your choice.


Online university master’s degree programs are offering Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Care Administration, Master in Accounting, Master in Education and Master in Criminal Justice degrees online. These are only a few of the master degree online courses that the university is offering. There’s more and you can check it online if you are planning to enroll in one of the degree programs that are offered by the accredited online university.


Online university masters degree will provide you with the special skills you need to gain more confidence and be the right person to lead and manage your organization. Based on your specialized field and expertise your master degree education will allow you to be an asset in the work place, giving you the opportunity to earn more and be an integral part of any company or business establishment. Getting your master’s degree online will help you to gain a positive outlook in life and obtain credentials you can use as a tool to lead and be an inspiration in the workplace and your community. That anything can be achieved through hard work and perseverance.


Online university master’s degree is now open for admission. If you are going to apply for your master degree, you need to submit copies of your high school and bachelor’s degree diploma. You must also submit a completed application form together with your essay indicating your goal and the reasons why you want to enter online university. You have to submit transcript of records from your school along with your application fee payment. Students outside the U.S. need to submit an English proficiency evaluation report and assessment to allow the university to assess whether the applicant can be admitted or not. They also need to submit copies of school transcript for evaluation. The cost of tuition fees will be determined by the number of credits that can be transferred and the time needed by the students to finish their course.

Monday Challenge to ALL Job Seekers

One of the things I hear the most from job seekers is how difficult it is to quantify results from their past work experience. Everyone agrees that doing so is helpful, if not critical, to the job search. However, most find it difficult to show a measurement for something they have done in the past. They didn’t keep track of the numbers, or they can’t remember them now, or they “were just doing their job” and don’t really know what measurable impact their impact had on the end result. Or, and this is really most often the case, they are confused and scared as to how to do this important work.

If you are one of the people who has had trouble quantifying results, then I’d like to invite you to join me in this week’s challenge – “One CAR Statement per day.” Writing one a day will help you get past the fear and confusion to take a giant leap forward in your career search.

You can use these on your resume, in your networking, as part of an interview, and in negotiating for a higher salary! It’s simple. I’ll start.

CONDITION: In the fall of 2001 five denominations were planning their joint summer camp curriculum for the next summer.

ACTIVITY: They brought a group of us together to brainstorm themes and activities based on a topic that would be used nationwide by more than 200 camp programs. I was assigned to write the curriculum for the older children (grades 4-6). I had to research both the topic and the learning styles/needs of this age group.

RESULT: I wrote a curriculum and it was well received. I turned in my curriculum on time. One Camp Director even said that it was the best in the series (in her opinion). Curriculum titled: “Under God’s Roof: Daily Discoveries for Older Children”, Summer Camp Curriculum, published by the Cooperative Publication Association, March 2002.

STATEMENT: Researched topic and learning needs and wrote a curriculum that was used by over 200 summer camp programs nationwide in 2002.

Riker Hill Elementary School Weather

At Riker Hill we believe it is only through cooperation of parents and the school that children reach their full potential. Accordingly, we invite parents to become full partners in the educational process. Opportunities for involvement abound: the Principal’s Roundtable meets monthly with a rotating membership; the HSA sponsors numerous activities that redound to the benefit of children; the School Leadership Team welcomes parental participation. Even if you remain at home, you play a vital role each day: encouraging your children to share successes and areas of frustration, asking what they learned during the day, providing assistance with homework if necessary. For its part, the Riker Hill faculty is fully committed to providing quality curriculum and instruction. We believe in the importance of communication, recognizing that it is a two-way street and that we have an obligation to facilitate access and the sharing of information and concerns. Working together we can enable children to succeed academically and socially as they progress from grade to grade on the path to middle school.


In this activity, children recall items in sequence, from A to Z, as they play a game — especially appropriate for going places. Your family probably knows at least one version of the game Grandmother’s Trunk.

In the original game, one player starts by saying typically, In Grandmother’s trunk I found an afghan. The next player repeats what the first player has said, then adds a second item beginning with B: In Grandmother’s trunk I found an afghan and a bowtie. The third player repeats what the second player has said and adds a third item beginning with C: In Grandmother’s trunk I found an afghan, a bowtie, and a coat. The game continues as the players take turns repeating the sequence of items from memory before adding another item beginning with the next letter of the alphabet. If a player omits an item, he or she drops out of the game.

The game ends when there is only one player left or all the remaining players have correctly unpacked Grandmother’s trunk (or your familys suitcase) from A to Z. Your family may decide to assist one another so that all players remain in the game till the end. You can change the lead-in to reflect your family’s current activity or destination. For example, if you’re going camping, begin “We’re going on a camping trip and we’re taking along…” If you’re heading out to the supermarket, begin “We’re going to the supermarket and we’re going to buy…” You may want to add yet more alphabetical elements, as in this version which challenges vocabulary as well as memory: “I love my love with an A.” “I went to Alaska and bought her an alabaster apple.”



Introducing Read for Success, an evidence-based program designed to improve reading proficiency and combat summer learning loss – a contributing factor to the achievement gap.

Tested over two years among 33,000 students from 16 states as part of an Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant from the U.S. Department of Education, RIF’s reading program helped reverse the trend of summer learning loss for more than half the participating students in the study. In addition, 57% of students saw gains in reading proficiency when tested from spring to fall. 

Read for Success is centered around motivating children to read by providing access to high-quality classroom book collections, summer books for students to choose and own, enriching STEAM-themed (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) classroom activities, professional development for teachers and parent engagement.

For 50 years, RIF has proven that getting good books into the hands of children to read and own makes a huge difference in reading outcomes. Good books, in addition to classroom enrichment activities and teacher support, improves outcomes even more.

Read for Success is ideal for school systems, classrooms and community organizations looking to improve reading proficiency across a broad spectrum of students. It’s a road map to promote systemic change in communities and help children become better readers.