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David Summergrad recently published "The Writers' Express: Book 3F Informational and Expository Writing: Response to Non-Fiction Texts." Summergrad is a valued lecturer and field supervisor in the M.Ed. program here at Curry.
Sandy Putnam-Franklin presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children national conference in Atlanta in November 2012. Sandy presented a 3-hour workshop on "Intentional Conversations: Using Relationships and Dialogue to Impact Children's Learning." Sandy is a field placement coordinator in Curry's undergraduate education department.
Professors Judy Kennedy and Sandy Putnam - Franklin presented "The Role of Reflection and Maintaining Relationships Between Mentors/Coaches and Proteges" at the Mentoring Institute Conference at the University of New Mexico on October 2012.
Professor Dotty Alexander, and a few of her prized senior education students participated in a six-week grant funded Early Literacy Play Group sponsored by the Milton Early Childhood Alliance in 2012. Milton Early Childhood Alliance offers a wide variety of programs, services, and events for families and children in Milton. Sophomore Education majors also volunteered their time to provide childcare assistance for the final play group coffee hour.
Dr. Joanne Seltzer's paper on "Contrasting In-School and Out-of-School Learning Environments and Their Effects on Engaged Learning" was accepted by the AERA and will be presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in the spring.
She also presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities(AAC and U) Conference in Baltimore, MD in October 2012 with a presentation entitled "That's someone else's job. Redirecting faculty insecurities about infusing inclusive practices."
Dr. Seltzer also presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Diversity in Vancouver, Canada in June 2012 - "Colloquim: Where the Rubber Meets the Road - Driving Multiculturalism in Higher Education.
Dr. Seltzer was also inducted into the Regis College Athletics Hall of Fame (April 2012) as the coach of the winningest (most successful) softball team in the school's history.
Recently, she prepared a paper for submission to the National Career Development Association (July 2013 publication) based on a 7 year longitudinal study of the effectiveness of the Cristo Rey Model/Boston. Dr. Seltzer has also had chapter accepted for the NSSE Yearbook entitled Engaging Youth in Schools: Empirically-Based Models to Guide Future Innovations (Press Date: April 2013) Chapter entitled: "Fostering Positive Youth Development through Work-Based Learning:The Cristo Rey Model."
Dr. Pebble Baker Brooks travelled to Geneva Switzerland during the summer of 2012 to present a paper at The International Standing Conference on the History of Education entitled "The Dance of Ideological Transmission: Pestalozzi and the English Infants' School" Her paper examines transnational influences on the child-centered practice of teachers in infants schools (for 5 to 7 year olds) in state-sponsored institutions between 1930 and 1970 in England. The focus, in particular, was on the impact of the educational thought of Swiss writer and educator, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-18267), and the value he placed on listening to children, on teacher-writers Alice Yardley, and Dorothy Glynn, both of whom were exposed to his educational theories during their teacher-training in Cambridge and London in the early 1930s.
The Curry Early Childhood Center is an integral part of the Curry College Community. The Center provides a warm and nurturing educational experience for infants, toddlers, and preschool children, and also offers Curry College students an opportunity for authentic and integrative learning experiences.
Choose a master's program in elementary education-grades 1-6 or a program in special education-moderate disabilities, grades PreK-8 at Curry College, where you can explore how good teaching practice builds on the latest educational theory and research.
View the Central Liberal Arts Curriculum (CLAC) requirements for Education majors.
The Education Club provides professional development opportunities to students showing interest in the field of education. The Education Club also seeks to involve children and families from neighboring areas in education-related activities.