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Liz Schulte

About Liz Schulte

Liz is a marketing copywriter for MBS. Her background ranges from customer service to business owner. She has firsthand experience with creating marketing plans as well as ensuring the customer’s needs are met. When she isn’t in the office, she is an avid reader, a prolific writer and the owner of two very spoiled dogs.

Recent articles by Liz Schulte

A New Beginning for Direct Network

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

To bring you the latest and best information about the trends in education that impact your students, faculty and school, Direct Network is adopting a new, streamlined format that will keep your community ahead of the curve.

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5 Things Successful Executives Do to Increase Productivity

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Too often people need more hours in a day. The lists of tasks that need to be completed grow rather than shrink in size, especially when you are the central decision-maker for a school. Meetings, interruptions and office politics eat away at your time. Here are five ways some of the country’s top executives manage their time to increase productivity.

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Professional Development in Education

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 9, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Professional development is critical for teachers. They learn and develop strategies to bring into their classrooms that enhance their ability to teach, increase their understanding of new technology and how to effectively implement it in their curriculum, and grow the skills they already have by enhancing them through education. At least, that’s how it should be.

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Happy 4th of July

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jul 4, 2018 5:30:00 AM
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Can Microsoft Overtake Google’s Classroom Dominance?

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 28, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Earlier this month, at the company’s EDU event, Microsoft revealed they are returning to the world of education in a big way. Introducing new equipment, apps and pedagogical innovation that could give Google a run for the top spot, competing on all levels — including cost.

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Expecting Tech

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 27, 2018 5:30:00 AM

A student shows up to class with their digital textbook after having turned in their homework and checked their grades on the learning management system. Later that day the same students receives an email alert about upcoming events on campus, participates in an online group discussion and gets an SMS notification about an urgent campus update. Would you consider that school tech savvy? Students wouldn’t.

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Is Standardized College Admissions Testing on the Way Out?

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 26, 2018 5:30:00 AM

ACT, SAT, GPA, class rank, essays or various other entrance exams, what is the best way to determine a student’s probability of success? There is a fair amount of debate on this subject as more colleges are choosing to forgo the traditional ACT or SAT scores in favor of a closer examination the student’s overall high school performance. Proponents of test-optional college admissions argue that reliance on standardizing testing weakens diversity and first-generation student applicants. Whereas opponents believe that the ACT and SAT do not impact diversity — it is simply an unbiased predictor of college outcome.

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Under the Influence: Social Media Takeovers

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 25, 2018 5:30:00 AM

A commercial comes on, what do you do? Get up and walk away, fast forward because no one watches live TV anymore, or ignore it while you talk to your family or play on your phone. This is the problem all brands, regardless of size, are running into. How can you reach a targeted audience in a way that won’t be easily tuned out?

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Three Ways to Connect With Students

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 20, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Text messaging, email, website, phone, mail, apps, chat, social media, advertisements, in the age of information communication shouldn’t be difficult. The many options for how we speak with one another haven’t made communication simpler. Instead, they have created a cloud of noise that is difficult to maneuver through. How can you ensure your message reaches your specific audience?

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The Benefits of OER

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 14, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Lowering the price of education is important for enrollment numbers, retention, inclusivity and student success at every grade level. Offering used books, rentals, course packs and digital options can cut immediate costs, but adding open educational resources (OER) can take efforts a step above by enhancing learning and further decreasing expenses.

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