2012 News from the School of Education
A Statement from the School of Education Center for Teaching and Research In Autism
12.18.2012 - A statement from TARA Center Director Mary Cohen, PhD, and the School of Education about the speculation surrounding Adam Lanza and Asperger's Syndrome.
Pace University Launches STEM Collaboratory To Address Dramatic Needs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (STEM)
12.13.2012 - The School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University has launched the Pace STEM Collaboratory to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, improve and support STEM teaching and learning at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region. Funding for this project was provided by the Verizon Foundation. A cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of the Pace STEM Collaboratory was held on Thursday, December 13, in Lower Manhattan.
The Collaboratory’s goals include:
- Identifying and developing a pipeline of STEM students and teachers in the greater New York area in grades 6 – 12;
- Integrating STEM best practices in the preparation of workforce-ready students at the college level;
- Increasing the proficiency of specially selected grade 6 – 12 teachers and administrators in STEM teaching;
- Developing ways to motivate learners to persevere in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math; and
- Launching an interdisciplinary STEM research group based at Pace University that will be a clearinghouse for successful initiatives in STEM education.
Pace seeks to address these issues by partnering with teachers and students in New York metropolitan area schools to improve STEM teaching and learning. Over the past few years, STEM faculty from across Pace have come together to develop relationships with several underserved, diverse public schools in the New York region. Altogether, the schools reach nearly 5,000 students between Pace faculty support teachers and students at these schools through: faculty/teacher mentoring relationships; curriculum development; creation of inquiry-based projects for students; and teacher training and development.
NYPD Officer Photographed Giving Boots To Elderly Homeless Man a Pace School of Education Alum
11.30.2012 - Officer Larry DePrimo was an adolescent education-history major before becoming one of New York's Finest. Officer DePrimo shares his account in this video from USA TODAY.
Community Leaders Support Local Families, Children at Pace University’s Center for Literacy Enrichment Spooky Stories Event
11.5.2012 – White Plains Mayor Thomas M. Roach and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Christopher P. Clouet were among the notable guests at the recent “Spooky Stories” event hosted by the Pace University School of Education Center for Literacy Enrichment on Sunday, November 4, 2012.
For the Westchester families in attendance, the “Spooky Stories” event was a welcome respite from storm recovery, a chance for their children to enjoy an afternoon of stories, music, face painting, crafts and treats at the University’s White Plains campus.
Mayor Roach greeted the crowd of approximately 25 adults and children and briefly shared current information related to the city’s recovery following Hurricane Sandy earlier that week. Dr. Clouet, pictured, then read Pumpkin Cat by Ann Turner, and performed an original song based on the book’s themes of friendship.
Local author Michael A. Baker then read his children’s book, Eimer Talpidae Mole's Fabulous Underground Food Adventure, while the children in attendance enjoyed cupcakes.
Distinguished Educator & Economist Speaks on Achivement And Equity In Lecture Presented by The School of Education
10.23.2012 - Pace University’s School of Education was pleased to welcome Ronald F. Ferguson, PhD, in the latest installment of the Distinguished Educators Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 23, with his presentation “Excellence With Equity: A Social Movement for the 21st Century.” The evening was attended by students, faculty, local school administrators and parents from the community. During his lecture, Dr. Ferguson detailed a vision for American education characterized by “excellence, with fulfillment and equity” and the components for success in which all students can be prepared for the demands of the 21st century economy. In addition to Dr. Ferguson's engaging research, he also shared original poems that express a unique perspective in the discussion of academic achievement and equity.
Multimedia content from Dr. Ferguson's lecture is now available:
- The video of Dr. Ferguson's lecture is now available, and may also be viewed on your Apple device via iTunesU.
- Dr. Ferguson's presentation and selection of poems.
- Photos from Dr. Ferguson's visit.
Pace School of Education Addresses the New Literacies in New Online Course and Advanced Study Programs
- ED 650 Research and Theories in Language and Literacy Development (Birth-Grade 12)
- ED 755B Writing Process and Media Production (with one unit on animation)
- ED 677 Teaching Literacy Skills to Children with Special Needs
- ED 652 Assessment in Reading and Writing
- ED 754 Literature and Digital Storytelling (Online)
- ED 690 Teacher as Researcher
- ED 757 Content Area Literacy and Technology: Instructional Models and Methods for Secondary Grades (9-12 )
- ED 694A Practicum in Literacy, Grades 5-12
- ED 794B Practicum in Literacy, Grades 5-8
- ED 655A Early Literacy Learning: Instructional Models and Methods for Primary Grades (B-3)
- ED 693A Practicum in Literacy, Birth-Grade 6