When Erin Fitzgerald completed her student teaching in an inner-city fifth-grade classroom, she noticed a big opportunity that was being missed: hands-on learning of science, math, and technology. A lack of supplies available was preventing teachers from getting students involved in the kinds of real-world, active projects that could “actually

Karen Sokorai grew up attending Philadelphia’s public schools, and now, as a teacher at an inner-city elementary school in the city, she’s giving back to the school system that brought her up. “My passion in life is to travel, and I want to foster a love of reading in my

A message from your WGU mentors Once or twice a year, mentors may be harder to reach because we are attending academic meetings and commencement. Your regular mentor calls might be rescheduled, and it might take us longer than usual to get back to you when you have questions. We

Kristen Gilley just finished up her first year teaching seventh-grade geography at South Decatur Junior/Senior High School in Greensburg, Indiana—and as much as she loved it, she felt something was missing. Due to tight budgets, Kristen taught a full year of geography without a globe in her classroom. As one

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