CEC Q&A

CEC Q&A

Candidate Endorsement Course (CEC) question answered.

Q: Why do you require short answer/essay type of answers in your final evaluation? Why not T/F or multiple choice?

A: The instructional material for the CEC is delivered online. There are significant differences between online learning and classroom-based learning. Instructional design principles emphasize the importance of designing coursesequally but not identically. A teacher cannot take lessons created for a classroom environment and put the identical version online because the education will not be equal.

The most obvious aspect is that classrooms …

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House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs 2013

House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs 2013

Legislation Enacted Into Law

 

Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1383, as amended)

Introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller

Under the Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011, eligible student veterans were given the ability to remain in the school of their choice without incurring severe fee increases. To learn more about the bill and the GI Bill, click here.

Status: Public Law 112-26 (House-passed: May 23, 2011)

Have a question about the Post-9/11 Bill? Learn more here.

 

Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011 (S. 894, as amended)

Introduced …

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House Passes Important VA Health Care Legislation

House Passes Important VA Health Care Legislation

DEC 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two veterans related bills via bipartisan votes. Sponsored by Chairman Miller, H.R. 3521 would authorize 27 Department of Veterans Affairs major medical facility leases requested by VA in its fiscal year 2013 and 2014 budget submissions. H.R. 1402, as amended, is sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman and would extend funding for a number of VA programs through the 2015 fiscal year, including VA’s authority to operate its adaptive sports program for disabled veterans as well as …

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The DVCF’s Les Thackston

The DVCF’s Les Thackston

Born and raised an Army brat, Les joined the Navy and served four years (68-72). Two of those years he was deployed on the USS Oriskany, CVA-34, as a crew member of Light Attack Squadron 153, The Blue Tail Flies, to Vietnam. Upon separation, he married Joyce, completed his BS from the University of Central Florida, worked for GE and Lockheed Martin for thirty-five years until retirement in 2009.

Les has been very active as a volunteer and member of the Volusia County DEC leading the …

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Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Military Veteran

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Military Veteran

Capitol Hill Democrats and Republicans lowered their swords long enough to pass the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, which dangles tax credits at employers as incentive to hire military veterans.

But Veterans Day is a reminder that there’re plenty of other reasons to hire military vets. Here are 10 of them, courtesy of the U.S. Labor Department:

Accelerated learning curve: Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world …

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