Friday, July 20, 2018

Take Advantage of Free Educational Technology Webinars Hosted by Rio Salado College

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Take advantage of a free, Educational Technology webinar series for teachers presented by Rio Salado's Teacher Education EdRising@Rio team and Education Technology Consultant Lucy Gray.

This webinar series will focus on teaching effectively with educational technology—available free of charge to Rio Salado Educator Preparation students, alumni and the public.

Each interactive webinar is aligned to educator standards from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and includes hands-on activities and resources for further exploration.

Our next webinar, Re-designing Lessons for the Digital Age is July 25!

Learn more and register now for these free EdRising@Rio webinars by visiting this web page

All webinars will take place 7-8 p.m., MT. A link to the webinar will be sent to your email address with your registration confirmation.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Be an Informed Voter. Check out Voter Resources!

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Are you ready to vote in Arizona's August primary and November general elections?


Be in the know! Tune into Rio Salado's member-supported public radio station KJZZ Phoenix for the latest election news! 

Check out candidate interviews and more at elections.kjzz.org


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And check out these free resources from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and Maricopa County Recorder:




"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

KJZZ is a community service of Rio Salado College

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Rio Salado Hosts Free Educational Technology Webinars for Educators!

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Rio Salado's Teacher Education EdRising@Rio team is collaborating with Education Technology Consultant Lucy Gray to host a webinar series focused on teaching effectively with educational technology—available free of charge to Rio Salado Educator Preparation students, current and future educators.

Each interactive webinar is aligned to educator standards from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and includes hands-on activities and resources for further exploration.

Our next webinar, Fostering Global Collaboration is July 11.

Learn more and register now for these free EdRising@Rio webinars by visiting this web page


All webinars will take place 7-8 p.m., MT. A link to the webinar will be sent to your email address with your registration confirmation.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Explore Career Options in Early Childhood Education with Rio Salado College

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Learn about enriching career opportunities and how you can create a lasting impact in your community as an early childhood education specialist. 

This video provides some insights into the many rewards and benefits of this career path from Rio Salado’s Educator Preparation Programs Faculty Chair Jennifer Gresko.

Rio Salado’s Early Childhood Education Program provides multiple opportunities for entry-level career seekers and professionals pursuing continuing education. 

Learn more by visiting www.riosalado.edu/earlychildhood, emailing earlychildhood@riosalado.edu and calling 480-517-8771.

Attention high school students. Get a head start on your career. Learn about our early childhood education dual enrollment program at www.riosalado.edu/dual

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Need Financial Aid for College? Don't Miss the June 39 FAFSA Deadline!

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Need help paying for college? Learn how federal financial aid can help you. 

Apply before the June 30 deadline at fafsa.ed.gov


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Learn How to Be a Teacher at Free Orientation Session with Rio Salado College

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Join Rio Salado's Teacher Education team for a free orientation session in-person or online to learn about the educational pathways, scholarships, teacher-in-residence programs and employment opportunities available to help you succeed.

Rio Salado offers Arizona Department of Education approved Educator Preparation programs that provide convenient and cost-effective ways for undergraduate students and working individuals with a bachelor’s degree to transition into teaching.

Our Post Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university and would like to become a teacher.

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At the Orientation you will have the chance to learn about:
  • Rio Salado College's Educator Preparation Program requirements
  • Program expectations and support
  • Registration process and requirements
  • Answers to questions you may have

Post-Baccalaureate Orientation Schedule:
  • June 28 In-Person 
  • July 9 Virtual 
  • July 17 In-Person
  • August 1 In-Person
  • August 13 Virtual
Post-Bacc sessions take place 6-8 p.m. In-person session will take place at the Rio Salado College headquarters Conference Center in Tempe.


Teacher-in-Residence Orientation Schedule:
  • July 11 In-Person
  • July 25 Virtual
  • August 1 In-Person
  • August 8 Virtual
TIR sessions take place 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. In-person session will take place at the Rio Salado College headquarters Conference Center in Tempe.

Visit www.riosalado.edu/teachers or call 480-517-8140 for more information.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

4th of July Closure to Honor Independence Day!

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The Communiversity at QC will be closed Wed., July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

We will resume regular business hours on Thu., July 5.


Looking for something to do on the 4th holiday? 

Check out this azcentral guide for event news.