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Learning isn’t passive in new Canyon Inquiry Project

September 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Teachers are always seeking new ways to reach students. The University is getting set to launch the GCU Canyon Inquiry Project, in which teachers and administrators from 10 schools will delve into “inquiry-based learning,” a type of teaching that shuns passive memorization for more active, project-based learning.

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Faculty book aims to inspire student teachers

September 07, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

With the new school year, student teachers at Grand Canyon University are also entering their classrooms. To help them prepare and uncover God’s presence in the classroom, the College of Education has created a 48-page book filled with insightful devotions, experiences and real-life situations.

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User’s guide to Welcome Week: All hands on deck

August 09, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Welcome Week 2017 promises to be another busy and festive time for students as they return to campus. But it’s extremely important, too. “The week says to all, ‘You belong here,’” said Charity Norman, manager of GCU’s Student and Family Program.

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COE faculty present studies in Illinois conference

June 08, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Joanna Simpson, GCU director of academic programs in the College of Education, and Lindy Gaudiano, coordinator of academic programs, presented a session on “College of Education Faculty Perceptions on the Influence of Centralized Curriculum on Instruction and Academic Freedom” at the 13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois. They also got to participate in a campus tradition of rubbing the nose of an Abraham Lincoln statue. (Gaudiano is pictured in the second photo and Simpson is pictured in the third photo.)

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Passion for children motivates teaching graduates

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Hundreds of College of Education students attended commencement Saturday afternoon to accept degrees that for them mean far more than a paycheck. Their degrees let them make the world a better place one child at a time. “It’s up to us to put in their minds positive thoughts. I want to be part of that,” said Leleatha Mitchell. “Each one, teach one.”

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Slideshow: Saturday online commencement ceremonies

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Online students in the Colangelo College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Production, and College of Theology received their diplomas Saturday in two separate ceremonies at Grand Canyon University Arena.   

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Thousands set to gather for GCU commencement

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 5,000 graduates and their 30,000 guests will be on the Grand Canyon University campus this week for spring commencement. There will be six ceremonies — two each, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Thursday through Saturday.

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Canyon Challenge finalists all are mission-driven

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year’s Canyon Challenge, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at GCU Arena, features five mission-driven finalists competing for the $15,000 in prize money. Storage Together, which won an international competition in Barcelona last fall, is among the competitors.

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

This weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the festivities begin at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night with the 29th annual Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships. GCU also will be represented in other ways — by the Thundering Heard Pep Band and by dozens of students who will be volunteering at the various festivities.

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