Distance Learning Center
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Benjamin Meyer, from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is nearing the completion of the Elementary Education program this spring through the Distance Learning Center. A devoted father and adventure seeker, Meyer has enjoyed what will be an unforgettable journey to becoming an elementary teacher. From his decision to enroll at UW-Superior to his experience in the classroom, and all the friendships he made along the way, Meyer shares some of the memories he has made:
"When I decided to become an Elementary teacher I needed an accredited and respected online program. After a thorough search, I called UW-Superior and talked to Dr. Susan Masterson. She gave me the information and encouragement I needed to create a path to my teaching certification."
A flexible learning experience
When asked about his experience as a Distance Learning Student, Meyer credited the amount of flexibility he has found in the online learning environment: "Distance learning has been fantastically flexible. Like many similar students, I balance family, work, meetings, personal time, and academics. Everything from the Desire 2 Learn (D2L) platform to the individual professors have been extremely helpful."
Balancing life and classes
"More than once I have found myself in a situation where I was missing out on family time because I hadn't taken the time to complete my work. I'm quickly learning to take advantage of the flexibility in my class-schedule to get things done without interfering with family time."
Unforgettable on-campus experience
Meyer attended a short summer session on-campus this year, a requirement in the elementary education program, which proved to be an experience of a lifetime. Instead of staying in the campus residence halls, Meyer camped the entire time in Pattison State Park where he hiked and watched the sun rise and set over Manitou Falls. His adventure didn't stop there. During his visit Meyer also ran in the famous Grandma's Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and biked 75 miles on the north shore of Lake Superior to Spilt Rock Lighthouse.
Peers and friends
Being a part of campus classes this summer allowed Meyer to make many connections and friendships to his peers. During the campus courses, Meyer felt his "fellow students became my surrogate family. We created a 'Lunch Club' to share resources during our lunches each day. Outside of class, we studied, juggled, shared food, went for runs, and went on 'social-wellness' outings together. We provided support for each other while away from our families."
As graduation will soon approach Meyer this year, the experiences, classes, and friendships he has made will be a part of an unforgettable journey.Interested in learning more about UW-Superior's Distance Learning Elementary Education program? Contact the Distance Learning Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit uwsuper.edu/dlc today.
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