Virtual Reality in the Classroom? It’s Closer Than You Think

VR makes it possible to explain ideas and theories much more vividly than what current education tech allows for. Because students interact and take an active learning role in a dynamic environment with VR, they are learning through experience, not memory testing. By learning through these experiences, the students stop being observers, and start being doers.

'Studio in a School' Fights Back Against Art Class Cuts

It was the mid 1970’s, the country in the midst of a financial crisis, when Agnes Gund recognized a problem in education. “Art is the first thing that’s cut,” she observed. She was right; by then, New York City had practically wiped out its budget for arts education in public schools. Visual learning is often played down as one of the not-so-crucial parts of education. 



New York City’s Plan To Add Diversity to Teaching Ranks

Embed from Getty Images In January 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a program to hire 1,000 male black, Latino and Asian teachers by 2017 to have the teaching force more closely resemble that of the student body in New York City public schools. This $16.5 million initiative seeks to boost the […]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Impact Effective Principals Have on Education

In today’s educational environment there is no doubt that great teachers are essential to creating effective schools and quality education. What is sometimes forgotten, is that behind great teachers is usually a great principal supporting and growing their faculty to reach their full potential. Effective principals play an important role to their communities, schools and […]

Presidential Candidates on Education: George Pataki and Lindsey Graham

With the 2016 Presidential Election less than one year away, we here at Certification Map want to help you find out about the issues that you care about the most. Over the coming weeks and months, we will walk through all of the remaining Presidential candidates’—on both sides of the aisle—views on education. Each week, […]

The Science of Classroom Design: Infographic

With all of the factors that go into education, one often overlooked fact is the simple way a classroom is organized. USC Rossier Online put together a fascinating infographic looking at the layout, colors, light sources and more that make a surprising impact with “The Science of Classroom Design.” Key Takeaways: Try to keep focal […