A Network Connecting School Leaders From Around The Globe
Time: June 25, 2012 at 9am to June 29, 2012 at 3pm
Location: Hofstra's Hagedorn 003
Website or Map: http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Ac…
Phone: (516) 463-5750
Event Type: summer, course
Organized By: Hofstra University Office of Professional Development Services
Latest Activity: May 23, 2012
For additional information, contact the Office of Professional Development Services at (516) 463-5750, or by fax at (516) 463-4370.
Department: Course Title: Dates/Times: Location: Description:
Teaching, Literacy & Leadership
Hands On-Minds On: Bringing the Elementary Core Curriculum Alive
SSII: June 25-29, 2012 (M-F); 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This week-long workshop provides hands-on experiences in literacy, mathematics, science and social studies that equip elementary teachers to meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum. Educators will explore methods and materials, knowledge and skills, which will help the curriculum come alive for students and teachers alike. The workshop supports students’ curiosity, scaffolds deeper understandings and promotes positive attitudes toward learning. By the end of the workshop, participants will acquire a portfolio of activities in each of the curriculum areas. NOTE: For elementary (K-6) educators only.
Dr. Linda Davey. Associate Professor, Hofstra University. Dr. Davey is an expert in Early Childhood Education, is the Director of the UPK collaboration between the Farmingdale SD and Hofstra, and is widely published.
Dr. Andrea Libresco. Associate Professor, Hofstra University. Dr. Libresco teaches social studies methods to
pre-and in-service teachers. She has written on the topics of standardized testing, exemplary elementary and secondary social studies teacher, children’s literature, civic engagement, and women’s history.
Dr. Irene Plonczak. Associate Professor, Hofstra University. Current research includes the impact of outdoor classrooms and videoconferencing in teacher education programs. Active in Hofstra STEM education programming. Dr. Sally Smith. Associate Professor, Hofstra University. Dr. Smith specializes in elementary level literacy and literature and has written extensively on the effects of multicultural literature on understanding of self and others. Dr. Blidi Stemn. Associate Professor, Hofstra University. Dr. Stemn’s specialty is in elementary mathematics
education and his research interest covers problem solving, ethnomathematics, and the issues of culture and social justice in mathematics education.