The Educational Leadership program will be hosting an information session for prospective students and an advising session for those already in the program. Details are below. Please forward this to folks who might be interested.
Educational Leadership: Graduate Information Session and Advising Session
For those wanting Administrative Certification
February 2, 4:00-6:00 PM
Please join us in Ritter Hall, 307
13th street and Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Phila, PA 19122
If you are already admitted as a student, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may have your program plan ready.
Are you interested in issues of access and equity? Is developing and implementing education policy through research your aspiration?
Join us as Dr. Kate Shaw, a former faculty member in ELPS and current executive director of Research for Action, gives us insight on these topics and shares her experiences with us.
Wednesday, November 10th
4-5pm; Ritter Hall ─ Room 206
The College of Education’s faculty and alumni gathered in Ritter Hall auditorium to welcome the class of 2014 to Temple, and to celebrate their decision to become part of the elite community of Temple learners.
“Our Convocation program,” explains Jason Bozzone, Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, “is designed to create a connection between you and Temple’s academic community. The goal of this ceremonious occasion is to recognize YOU our newest Temple Owls, who have accepted our offer to join our community of learners. By accepting this offer we bestow great responsibility on you as our nation’s future educators, as well as our loyal Temple alumni. You’re an alum as of today. Wear that Temple T with pride.”
Dean C. Kent McGuire then greeted the students and welcomed into the College of Education community. He reminded them that we expect to have a life-long relationship with them.
Dr. Ken Thurman offered further words of encouragement to the new students: “Many of you will end up teaching students who will be alive in the 22nd century,” he began. “You are our legacy. We are dedicated to your success.”
Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement, Valerie Gay continued the ceremony by introducing the students to the tradition of the College of Education Apple. “This is no ordinary apple,” she said coyly, referring to the basketball-sized bronze apple sitting before her on the podium. “This apple actually represents the excellence that you all are. Like each and every one of us here, this apple is not perfect, but it is excellent. “Traditionally, when you walk by this apple you just leave it alone,” she said, pausing to push her thumb across a spot on the apple’s face. “But, when it gets close to finals time, rub it right on this spot for good luck. But don’t forget to study,” she added with a chuckle.
The new students were also given a gift bag containing inspirational items; a pencil to remind them to stay sharp, with an eraser to correct errors, a highlighter to remind them to take advantage of the opportunities that will highlight their leadership skills and community service, a stress apple for when times get tough, and a Core of Education T-shirt to show off their pride.
The students were called by name and major to come and receive their gift bag and shake the Dean McGuire and other faculty members’ hands. The students filed outside and were greeted by a grand applause from the faculty, staff and alumni, who had lined up on the bricks to give one last encouragement to the new College of Education class of 2014 before they start their academic journey at Temple.
Beloved and long-time College of Education employee Herbert Isakoff passed away at age 80 on Saturday August 7, 2010. Herb began a 50-year-plus relationship with the College of Education, having received a B.S. in education in 1956, and an Ed. M in secondary education in 1961.
Following a long career in teaching in the Philadelphia School District and serving as an administrator in the School District of Philadelphia, Herb returned to the College of Education in 1988 as an advisor.
Herb’s funeral was held on Monday August 9, 2010. He maintained a longstanding and jovial relationship with the College of Education throughout his time here. The College extends its deepest sympathies to the Isakoff family. Contributions in Herb’s memory may be made to Temple University, College of Education, Isakoff Scholarship Fund, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Ritter Hall 245, Phila., PA 19122
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the US News ratings are rarely ignored. Join grantmaking colleagues and area educators for an informative and important conversation about Teaching America’s Teachers
Teaching America’s Teachers: a Proposed Rating System for US Colleges of Education
Research confirms that teacher quality is one of the most important factors influencing how well children learn. With too many students failing to achieve, reformers are renewing their focus on the colleges of education charged with preparing teachers for the classroom. One especially ambitious initiative is being undertaken by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) and its partner, US News and World Report: publicly rating each of the nation’s 1,400 colleges of education against a set of standards defining high quality teacher preparation.
Kate Walsh, President of NCTQ, will discuss this project with DVG members and local educators and advocates. Modeled after a similar strategy pursued a century ago to overhaul medical training in the United States, NCTQ has already spent $2 million and five years establishing the rating system.
To date, this project has been supported by private foundations including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Mississippi Funders (Phil Hardin Foundation, The Walker Foundation, The Bower Foundation, Barksdale Foundation), the Searle Freedom Trust, D&D Foundation, ExxonMobil Foundation, The Louis Calder Foundation, M.A. Rooney Foundation, National Heritage Academies, The Houston Endowment, Daniels Fund, and the Illinois Consortium (Finnegan Family Foundation, Osa Foundation, Polk Bros., Foundation, Steans Family Foundation and two anonymous funders).
The program will include ample time for responses from a panel representing local teaching colleges and universities as well as questions and discussion from the audience.
Heidi A. Ramirez, Ph.D., Director, Urban Education Collaborative, Temple University
Katherine Schultz, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Leonard G. Soroka, Ed.D, Dean of the School of Education, Holy Family University
The College of Education regrets to convey that Dr. Mel Silberman, 67, Professor Emeritus at Temple University, College of Education, a pioneer in the field of educational psychology and training and a founder of vibrant Jewish communities in Philadelphia, Princeton, and Ocean Grove, died peacefully at home on Saturday, February 20, 2010. He passed after a thirteen year battle with lung cancer.
Having grown up in Orange, NJ, Mel married his high school sweetheart Rosalind (Shoshanna) Ribner. He earned a B.A. in Sociology at Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago. Mel loved teaching for 41 years as faculty in the College of Education's Adult & Organizational Development program, previously the Department of Psychoeducational Processes. His passion was championing student active learning, and in 2000, he won the Great Teacher Award. Mel was the author of thirty-four books on education and training, and rose to international prominence for his contributions to the field of training.
Mel is survived by his wife, Dr. Shoshanna Silberman, three children: Steven (Sara) Silberman and Gabriel Silberman both of Brighton, MA; and Dr. Lisa Silberman Brenner (Rabbi Daniel Silberman Brenner) of Montclair, NJ. And, six grandchildren Noam, Jonah, Yaakov, Adira, Meir, Chana as well as a brother, Albert Silberman of Roseland.
HONORING MEL’S MEMORY
To honor Mel and to allow us to share our stories of how Mel touched our lives, Dr. Cynthia Belliveau (College of Education faculty member and one of Mel’s former students) is assembling a collection of stories and memories of Mel from his years at Temple University. It seems appropriate that we honor Mel in this way; sharing, connecting and creating. If you would like to share your Mel Silberman memory, please include your name, address and the years you attended Temple, with your memory and send it to email@example.com. Please feel free to also send digital pictures. Dr. Belliveau will also create a book of these stories to give to the Silberman family to honor Mel's work at Temple.
All members of the Temple community are invited to join in the 3rd Annual AOD Symposium on Friday April 9, 2010, 7PM, Shimada Resource Center, Main Campus, a portion of which is dedicated to Memories of Mel. If you plan to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "AOD" in the subject line.
The College of Education extends its sincerest sympathies Dr. Mel Silberman's family, friends, colleagues and students.
Posted March 23, 2010
The M A D Project is an educational philanthropic initiative whose purpose is to encourage and enhance a culture of philanthropy throughout the College of Education's community. Through the M A D Project, we are answering the call from alumni and students to provide meaningful connections to the College and the communities it serves. In addition to receiving monetary donations for college-related community activities, M A D provides opportunities for volunteer service in educational and other community settings.
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University College of Education presents Fall 2009 Lecture Series “The Geo-Politics of Disability”
On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and
Civil Rights in Twentieth Century America
Allison C. Carey, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Wednesday, September 9, 2009: noon to 1:30 P.M.
1810 Liacouras Conference Suite, Liacouras Walk, Temple University Main Campus
Dr. Carey will examine the discourses of rights and citizenship for people with intellectual disabilities as well as the sociopolitical factors that too often diminish the effectiveness of their ability in securing choice and self-determination. FREE and open to the public REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
For information and accommodations contact:
Brian Zimmerman 215-204-1356 (voice/TTY); email: email@example.com
The Aesthetics of Human Disqualification
Tobin Siebers, PhD,
V. L. ParringtonCollegiate Professor,
Professor of English Language and Literature, and Professor of Art and Design,
University of Michigan
Dr. Siebers will focus on three case studies from the art world: the “degenerate art” of the Nazi period, the appearance of Marc Quinn’s Alison Lapper Pregnant in Trafalgar Square, and the use by Newsweek magazine of medical photographs from the Mütter Museum to illustrate “A Century of Medical Oddities.” In his discussion of the aesthetics of human disqualification, Dr. Siebers claims that symbolic processes of representations depend on aesthetic criteria that require further clarification and critique, especially with respect to how individuals are disqualified, that is, how they are found inferior, in need, incapable, diseased, etc.
Disability in African American Music
Leroy Franklin Moore, Jr.
Scholar in Residence at POOR Magazine: writer, poet, community activist and feminist,
Mr. Moore will present the music, lives, struggles, and achievements of Black Blind Blues and Disabled Hip-Hop artists to highlight the racism, ableism, and economic environment that surround minority disabled artists. With a focus on success stories and hope, the presentation will describe the strategies of racialized artists with disabilities and offer examples on how to include the work of these artists, their books, and CDs in classrooms, in media, and in organizations.
PHILADELPHIA- Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo Company, has announced a $70,000 grant to Temple University’s E=mc2 transition into teaching program. The announcement was made by Hugh Long, Wachovia’s Regional President for Pennsylvania and Delaware, during a recent ceremony for the first teachers to graduate from the program.
The money will be used for ten, $7,000 scholarships for students enrolled in the E=mc2 curriculum. E=mc2 stands for Educating Middle-grades Teachers for Challenging Contexts. The program is designed to train midcareer and early retiree mathematics and science professionals as middle-grade teachers for high-need schools. E=mc2 provides a streamlined certification process to teach middle school students in Pennsylvania.
“The backbone of any school system is its teachers, and Wachovia’s support of E=mc2 speaks directly to both teacher development and student development,” said Long. “This program is a grand slam, it provides schools and students with additional qualified teachers in subjects where they are needed most, and ultimately helps cities like Philadelphia and companies like Wachovia, by creating a better educated workforce.”
“We are very excited about Wachovia’s grant, as it will help us to supply qualified teachers in the critical-needed areas of math and science, in three specific school districts: Philadelphia, Chester-Upland and Harrisburg,” said C. Kent McGuire, Dean of Temple University’s College of Education. “We want to thank Wachovia for their generosity in providing these scholarships and look forward to seeing next year’s E=mc2 graduates take their place in classrooms across the city and state.”
For immediate release: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
For more information, contact:
James Baum (Wachovia)
Denise Clay (Temple)
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Location: TECH Center, room 111
Research, development and performance in industry increasingly require a workforce that can adapt to change and collaborate well with others. Advanced methods of instruction are required to prepare learners to succeed in the 21st century. This presentation will introduce new instructional approaches for undergraduate engineering education that prepare students’ knowledge of engineering fundamentals, computational tools, designing for innovation and being productive in teams. Examples of current practice and design of innovative learning spaces will be provided as illustrations. For example, Purdue University has a new learning environment structured to increase the engagement between students and instructors through design activities. Also, a new model of distance learning through serious games is being explored for aerospace design. These instructional methods are founded on current theories of learning and instruction. The presentation will also provide frameworks for facilitating the transfer of these ideas into various learning environments.
Dr. Sean P. Brophy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He is an instructor in the First Year Engineering course and several graduate courses related to understanding engineering thinking and how to support it with cognitive devices. Previously he was a co Leader of the Learning Science Theme for an Engineering Research Center called VaNTH. His experience with bioengineering educators has pioneered new instructional approaches to learning technical content and promoting adaptive thinking.
This is the second in a continuing series of seminars, co-sponsored by the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Science & Technology, and the Teaching and Learning Center. This series works to bring to campus the best researchers in the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We aim for this series to bring together Temple faculty and staff interested in STEM teaching and learning for productive dialogue and to seed new collaborations.
The third and final lecture of this semester will be on Wednesday, November 19 from Noon - 1:30 p.m. at the 1810 Liacouras Walk Conference Room. Nirmala Erevelles, Associate Professor of Education & Instructional Leadership in Educational Leadership,Policy, and Technology Studies, University of Alabama will present Unspeakable Offenses:Untangling Race and Disability in Discourses of Intersectionality.
The omission of race in Disability Studies and disability from Critical Race Studies has disastrous consequences for disabled people of color caught in the violent interstices of multiple differences. Learn about a 13 year old African American girl who is functionally illiterate and her mother's combat with an uncaring Special Education bureaucracy that threatens to expel the girl from middle school.
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.
For information & accommodations:
See Also : Ed's Up, the College of Education Newsletter