Thursday, 24 February 2011

School Of Tomorrow

Business Schools Prepare Tomorrow's Leaders
A good business school aims to prepare the student as a thinker, innovator, and leader for tomorrow. By combining business, arts, and business sciences courses, the best business schools will provide students with comprehensive knowledge of social, cultural, and economic environments that enhance potential for success in the future.
Business schools in large colleges and universities provide four-year undergraduate programs; many also offer graduate degree programs in business, resulting in the coveted Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
Most business schools provide a flexible program that allows the student to specialize in individual areas of accounting, finance, information systems, economics, management, etc.; or to combine disciplines, such as management and accounting or economics and finance, for a unique degree.
Graduates of top-ranked business schools will be ready to work in areas of nonprofit management, investment analysis, finance, marketing, computer science, accounting, law, and medicine, among others.
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The kindergarten through 8th grade virtual school was created in the Florida schools in 2003. Only students who had attended the Florida schools the previous year were eligible to participate at a cost to the Florida schools of $4,800 per student. The savings over physical classroom instruction for the Florida schools was expected to be $700,000 with a 1,000 student enrollment in the virtual school program.
The Florida schools have found the virtual school a success, even though a costly one in the beginning. All participating students must meet the Florida Sunshine State Standards and must take the state-required Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).
In March, the House education committee approved HB 799, which expands the K-8 virtual school program. If passed by the Senate, all home and privately schooled children in Florida will be allowed to participate in the virtual school program with no cap on the number of students enrolled.
Currently, the virtual program is limited to 1,384 students at a $5,200 per student cost for a total of $7.2 million funding cost to the Florida schools. Though few privately schooled children are expected to enroll (a parent must be present during use of the program), there are currently 52,000 children in Florida being home schooled. The expanded program, which provides parents with a computer, books, software and online access to teachers, could easily cost the Florida schools about $312 million with a per student cost increase to almost $6,000.
Such a cost to the taxpayers and the Florida schools may force lawmakers to place an enrollment cap on the virtual school program. The expanded virtual school bill, HB 799, is sponsored by Representative Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel). He believes that the parents of home and privately schooled children pay taxes, and their children should have equal opportunity to participate in this state-paid program of the Florida schools, too.
We are in danger of translating the above verse to "Sunday School the same yesterday, today and forever." Without change there may not be a Sunday School tomorrow.
The Sunday School movement as a whole throughout the world has focused on teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ. Over the years teaching methods have changed from lecturing through to discussion. How has the teaching message changed in the Sunday School you attend?
If you teach how have your methods changed over the years?
What do you think teaching in the Sunday School will look like tomorrow?
3) Knowledge - the explosion of the computer with internet connection. Children use it at school and college. Has the computer had an impact on your Sunday School yet? As our children and young people use computers in the home and at school, can we use it as a tool in Sunday School?


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