Online masters degree graduate named to educational foundation’s council
Full Sail University, an entertainment media institution, has profiled online education graduate Anthony Armstrong who was recently named as a member of the George Lucas Educational Foundation’s National Advisory Council.
A graduate of the university’s education media design and technology master of science online degree program, Armstrong – who is currently an 8th grade history teacher in California – developed a project that educated overseas’ students in the area of innovative web technologies. This program enabled a cultural interaction between students in South Korea and the U.S.
The National Advisory Council supports the foundation, which works to improve public education in the U.S., by making sure that the subject matter provided to its audience is up to date and based on quality research.
“Having the ability to educate our students to employ the skills necessary to implement technology in the classroom, thereby transforming these students into innovative educators, is a core principle of Full Sail’s” online degree program, said program director Holly Ludgate.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for primary and secondary school teachers is projected to grow by 12 percent over the next seven years, creating approximately 479,000 new teaching positions in that period.