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The Study Council

The Study Council is a partnership organization within the School of Education. This partnership includes educational leaders from Central New York school districts and BOCES who collaborate for a variety of educational services. The benefits of membership include:

  • Access to email listserv highlighting research
  • Announcements about education related speakers and event on campus
  • Regional conversations with networking opportunities
  • On-line book clubs and webinars
  • Professional development partnerships
  • Faculty research spotlights
  • Advisement and support

Recent faculty research spotlights include:

  • Lesson Study with Sharon Dotger (Science Education)
  • Social Emotional Learning with Melissa Luke (School Counseling and Counselor Education)
  • Christine Ashby (Inclusive Education; Institute on Communication and Inclusion)
  • Clinical Simulations for Emerging Teachers and Leaders with Benjamin Dotger (Teaching & Curriculum; Educational Leadership)
  • Bullying with Yanhong Liu (School Counseling)

The annual membership fee for the Syracuse University Study Council is $165. If you are a member district and want to discuss partnership ideas or if you are not a member district and would like to find out more about the Syracuse University Study Council, please contact:

Leela George, Assistant Teaching Professor
legeorge@syr.edu|315.443.2685
Leela George

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The Constitution of the Study Council at Syracuse University

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Past Events › Study Council

March 2019

Study Council Conversation with Faculty

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Goldstein Study Center, South Campus, 401 Skytop Rd
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States

The partnership between the Syracuse University School of Education and local school districts is critical. Local educators and leaders are invited to a conversation with Dean Joanna Masingila and our faculty. We are interested in hearing from you about your greatest needs related to teacher and leader preparation, and how we can partner to address these needs. Your thoughts and ideas will help inform our programs. Light breakfast snacks and coffee will be available. Please RSVP to Leela George by March 10.…

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October 2019

Study Council Regional Conversations & Networking 2019-2020

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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One event on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8:30 am

East Syracuse Minoa High School, 6400 Fremont Rd
East Syracuse, NY 13057 United States

The 2019-2020 series focuses on instructional leadership. Series participants will receive a copy of the book “What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools” edited by George Theoharis and Jeffrey S. Brooks. All events are on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10 a.m. 2019-2020 Conversation Events: What is effective writing instruction? October 30, 2019 Kelly Chandler-Olcott, professor of English education and literacy education Participants will receive a copy of Kelly’s new book, A Good Fit for All Kids- Collaborating…

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January 2020

Study Council Regional Conversations & Networking 2019-2020

Wednesday, January 29, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 8:30 am

East Syracuse Minoa High School, 6400 Fremont Rd
East Syracuse, NY 13057 United States

The 2019-2020 series focuses on instructional leadership. Series participants will receive a copy of the book “What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools” edited by George Theoharis and Jeffrey S. Brooks. All events are on Wednesday mornings from 8:30-10 a.m. 2019-2020 Conversation Events: What is effective writing instruction? October 30, 2019 Kelly Chandler-Olcott, professor of English education and literacy education Participants will receive a copy of Kelly’s new book, A Good Fit for All Kids- Collaborating…

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February 2020

Developing Teachers’ Collaboration Skills: Teacher Leadership Conference

Monday, February 10, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road
Syracuse, NY 13224 United States

The 10th Annual Syracuse University Teacher Leadership Conference Drumlins Country Club Preceded by a pre-conference session for school administrators, 1:30-3 p.m. A conference on the structures, processes and skills that depend on and support collaboration among teachers. Dr. Jill Harrison Berg, an Educational Leadership columnist and nationally-recognized scholar on school leadership, will serve as keynote speaker, focusing on ways of cultivating the leadership potential of all school staff members. In addition to her keynote address, she will lead a pre-conference workshop for…

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