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Making Space for Active Learning Reading

The Institute for Literacy Studies is hosting a book reading of, Making Space for Active Learning. Please join us in celebrating this remarkable book:
Friday, February 6, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Music Building, East Dining Room

This book is a compilation of teachers’ writings on humane and holistic approaches to teaching in our age of increasing demands on educators. Edited by Anne Martin and Ellen Schwartz, this book features contributions by teachers who have been connected in various ways to the Prospect Center and the Institute on Descriptive Inquiry. Several of the contributors (of whom we are very proud) have been members of the NYC Writing Project, including Louisa Cruz-Acosta, Francesca Weiss, Kiran Chaudhuri and Steve Shreefter. More >>

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.facebook.com/makingspaceforactivelearning

Dr. Gabriel Cámara, Meixi Ng and Sara Vogel Answer Faculty Questions

Visit our LUTE Newsletter for detailed answers to faculty questions regarding the Redes de Tutoria in Mexico. More >>

Dr. Gabriel Cámara Presents Peer-teaching Methods and Lehman Plans New Connections!

On November 12, 2014, Lehman School of Education faculty and administrators gathered for a talk by Dr. Gabriel Cámara, a Mexican educator who, for the last several decades, has developed and worked to implement a peer-teaching methodology and pedagogy to transform teaching and learning in struggling schools throughout Mexico. The School of Education hosted his visit, but a network of connections were made. More>>

School of Education Supports Student Leaders!

The School of Education Team “Cool Cats/Hats” participated for the second year in the Turkey Trot annual fundraiser and this year brought home (to the office) two coveted awards! The Office of Community Engagement and Student Programs once again organized a “Turkey Trot” to benefit Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved For Everyone). All proceeds provide students with travel scholarships to help communities in need in Florida, Dominican Republic, Honduras, India and Nicaragua.

The School of Education won both the “Greatest Fundraiser” award and the “First Place Team” spirit award (with a gold turkey on top). And thanks to donations from Buildings and Grounds, we also won two frozen turkeys, which were immediately donated to the POTS community dining room. More >>

 

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Chancellor Fariña Remarks on Vision for NYC Schools

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Chancellor Fariña shared her vision for NYC schools. She states, "We are looking beyond test scores and focusing on making sure that each school has what it needs for sustained and continuous growth. And we have developed a framework that mirrors the essential elements we see in schools that continually improve." Video of speech >>