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School of Education Zoom Backgrounds

As remote and online learning becomes more commonplace, our students and alumni want to show their School of Education spirit! You can use these images as backgrounds in Zoom and other video conferencing software, or as desktop backgrounds. 
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Spring 2020 Dean’s Message: The work we must and will take up

We are at a historic crossroads. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have focused our nation’s attention, and the world’s attention, on the anti-Black racism and violence that has occurred in our country for hundreds of years. And the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic upheaval have shined a light on glaring...
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Akhu Mogami advocates for Music Education in Botswana

Passionate about the power of music in education, Akhutleleng “Akhu” Mogami wants to expand teaching of music to primary school students in her native Botswana. Mogami, an alto saxophonist in a jazz band and founder of a private music school in Botswana, is one of the 16 recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching...
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Tuija Kae’s unintended lesson in distance learning

Curiosity about her home country impressed Tuija Kae, a high school English teacher from Finland, when she was in her field placement at East Syracuse Minoa High School earlier this semester. She presented to ESM students about Finland and its education system, “I was very pleasantly surprised by their interest and inquisitiveness,” she says. “Finnish...
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Fulbright DAI Participant Yuli Yani understands technology’s role in the global classroom

For Yuli Yani, an English teacher at a vocational high school in Indonesia, learning about new computer apps in a Syracuse area middle school class has reinforced the importance of digital literacy as well as having a command of the English language. In her field placement at Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School, Yani has observed how easily...
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Prof. Marcelle Haddix honored with 2020 Orange Circle Award

Transforming people’s lives through access to affordable housing, improving literacy in some of Syracuse’s most impoverished communities, using the art of step to give back, increasing public health awareness at an area high school, and providing essential medical supplies to a hospital at the epicenter of the coronavirus—five unique endeavors that highlight the Syracuse University...
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Dean Masingila Appointed to NYS Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching

School of Education Dean Joanna Masingila has been appointed to the New York State Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching (PSPB). The 31-member board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Regents and the commissioner of education on matters related to teaching in New York state. The board is composed of K-12...
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Justine Hastings ’21 named 2020 Unsung Hero

Justine Hastings ’21, an English education undergraduate student, has been named a 2020 Unsung Hero Award winner by the 35th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. She will be honored along with four other Unsung Heroes at the Celebration on Sunday, January 26. The awards are bestowed annually on people who, in...
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Kayla Alexander ’13 writes and illustrates children’s book on the “Magic of Basketball”

In addition to being a  WNBA star and a former Syracuse University scholar-athlete, Kayla Alexander ’13 is now a published author. Kayla co-wrote and illustrated The Magic of Basketball, with her sister Kesia. The book is primarily for children, and tells the story of a young girl who learns that there is more to the...
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Professor Emeritus Shares Impact of Spector/Warren Fellowship

Alan Goldberg, professor emeritus in counseling and human services and inaugral director of Holocaust and Genocide Education at the School of Education, penned an op-ed to Syracuse.com in response to an August article about holocaust education. Goldberg highlights the importance of teacher knowledge and understanding in teaching about the Holocaust and other atrocities. The School...
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