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Mara Sapon-Shevin

Sapon-Shevin Talks LGBTQ Curriculum with The 74

Nationally, most states don’t have explicit rules around if and how teachers discuss gender and sexuality in the classroom. But the impact of LGBTQ-inclusive course content can be powerful, advocates say. Mara Sapon Shevin, professor of inclusive education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, spoke to The 74 for “The State of LGBTQ Curriculum: Tide Is...
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Kelly Chandler-Olcott on Summer Learning Loss

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence in the Department of Reading and Language Arts, wrote about summer learning loss, common advice, and what research really shows for The Conversation. In “What advice articles miss about ‘summer loss'” Chandler-Olcott draws on her work with the Syracuse University Summer Literacy Clinic,...
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Mara Sapon-Shevin

Mara Sapon-Shevin Addresses Recent Mock Slave Auction Controversy

Mara Sapon Shevin, professor of inclusive education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, spoke to Spectrum news about allegations last month that a fourth grade teacher in the Watertown City School District had students participate in a mock slave auction. Sapon-Shevin spoke about the district and community response to the allegations, as well as...
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Ashby to Education Week: Teacher Training Can Focus Too Much on Labels

Christine Ashby, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, was quoted in a recent article in Education Week. “Overlooked: How Teacher Training Falls Short for English-Learners and Students With IEPs” discusses the ways that many general education teacher preparation programs leave gaps in how English-language learners and students with disabilities are served and...
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Faculty, Students, Local Teachers Participate in Lesson Study at Homer Jr. High School

Students and teachers from Burton Street Elementary School (Cazenovia) and Marcellus High School participated in an “It’s Go Time: Science For All” lesson study conference at Homer Jr. High School in Cortland. The conference was led by Sharon Dotger, associate professor of science education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, and Jessica Whisher-Hehland, Coordinator...
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Art Education Alum’s Zentangle Method Featured in Syracuse New Times

Dan Bingham ’06 (Arts Education) was featured in the Syracuse New Times, where he talked about how he used the Zentangle Method both in his own work and in the classroom. The Zentangle method is a form of both art and relaxation which involves creating structured patterns, which Bingham combines into larger images of animals....
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Kal Alston

Professor Kal Alston Named President Elect by the Philosophy of Education Society

Kal Alston, professor of cultural foundations of education and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education, will serve as president elect for the Philosophy of Education Society for 2019-20 year before becoming president of the organization in 2020-21. Alston has been active with Philosophy of Education Society (PES) for over 30 years, having...
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Amie Redmond: Building Personal Connections to Help Students ‘Get to a Good Place Academically, Socially and Emotionally’

Amie Redmond, Senior Assistant Dean for the Office of Academic and Student Services, was recently featured in an SU News Staff Spotlight. Original story by Brandon Dyer. When School of Education Senior Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Services Amie Redmond was an undergraduate, she struggled with the stress that comes with leaving home for...
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Inclusive Elementary Program Featured in “Impact”

Christine Ashby, associate professor of inclusive education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, and Sara Soldovieri ’18 G’19 are featured in the Winter 2018-2019 issue of Impact from the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. They both spoke to the unique strengths of the Inclusive Elementary and Special Education (Grades 1-6),...
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