Hands-On Workshop with Dale Worsley: Courageous Teaching Across the Curriculum in the Era of the Common Core"
November 16, 2013, 9am - 3pm, Lehman College Music Bldg, Room 330
Dale Worsley is an award-winning writer, teacher, consultant and convention presenter in literacy, curricular planning and school design. He has authored and edited several resource books for educators, including Journeys to Communities of Practice: Stories and Strategies of Professional Inquiry from Around the World. Details
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"The Next Generation of Science Standards: All Students, All Standards" with Professor Okhee Lee
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 5:30 - 8pm, Lehman College East Dining Room
In this thoughtfully crafted and interactive presentation, Dr. Lee will discuss the development of the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) and how the standards are specifically aligned to K-16 teaching and learning, teacher preparation programs and the certification/training of teachers. Math and science faculty as well as those in education play a critical role in content preparation and pedagogical deliveries that are aligned to the NGSS. As student populations become increasingly diverse along learning, ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, language and (dis)ability lines, the necessity to meet their needs requires the appropriate knowledge and skills to do so. Details
NEW ALST Exam Study Guide Is Available!
Candidates who are applying for certification on May 1, 2014 and beyond will be required to take the ALST Exam (which is replacing the LAST Exam). It is based on Common Core State Standards and is very different in form and content from previous state examinations. Candidates are encouraged to review the practice items and scoring rubrics carefully. As more information and study materials come out on this test, we will be sharing them with our students. Download the Study Guide or view on the NYSTCE website.
Admissions Open House Dates 2013 - 2014
"Rising Scholars" highlighted in the new LUTE Update Issue!
Dean Fayne introduces us to six assistant professors who are "doing very exciting research and publishing their findings. While topics and methods may vary, one thread runs through their collective work: LUTE Theme II- Educate for Equity. Their research reminds us that we should be mindful of inequities and advocate for social justice. We also must look for evidence-based practices that will help to close opportunity and achievement gaps."
Meet Our Newest Faculty Member: Sheila Blachman
I have been working in the field of Special Education, as a teacher and then as an administrator in Connecticut, where I experienced first-hand the challenges facing our students with disabilities and our educators who are dedicated to their success. My work in the field has centered on training school staff and families in responsible inclusive practices in order to successfully meet the needs of all students with special needs in the regular education environment. To that end, I present workshops to teachers, paraeducators, administrators, and parents, empowering them with knowledge and skills. My area of expertise is in the effective differentiation and modification of curricula designed to allow students with special needs access to, participation in, and benefit from, the general education environment.
Throughout my professional career, I have had the opportunity to teach graduate courses in special education at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Ct. For the past two years, I have been teaching a variety of courses in special education in the School of Education at the University of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Ct.
I live in New Haven, Ct. in a Victorian house that was built in 1885 and has all the original, intricate hardwood floors, oak moldings throughout, and even some stained glass windows. I have 2 beautiful, successful young adult children with whom I enjoy spending time.
It’s been tough being a Yankee fan in Connecticut, so I’m especially excited to be in the Bronx!
MOOCs for K-12 Teachers!
Massive Open Online Course’s (MOOCs) are stepping into the teacher training professional development arena. Coursera, one of the largest MOOC providers, has just partnered with several schools of education, museums and institutes to offer continuing education opportunities for teachers. Are you teaching in K-12, self-motivated and interested in better understanding the impact of the Common Core standards in your specific classroom? With an investment of 2-4 hours/week, you will tackle the assignments in ways that can impact your classroom. If you are interested in the free professional development opportunities. Check oout:
- First Year Teaching - Success from the Start
- Common Core in Action - Literacy Across Content Areas
- Common Core in Action - Math Formative Assessment
If you are a Lehman alumni, student or teaching in one of our Professional Development Network schools and you participate in one of the teacher training MOOCs, we would be very interested in your opinion!
Last modified: Nov 12, 2013