Prof. Rommy Fuller and Students of Elementary Social Studies Methods Course Visited the ECHO Museum in Burlington.
From the GMC Journal
Week of December 10, 2012
Prof. Rommy Fuller (elementary education) recently took a group of students from her Elementary Social Studies Methods course to the ECHO museum in Burlington to meet with the museum’s education coordinator and discuss field trips for school-aged children. The students learned about how to effectively plan for and integrate into the curriculum a field trip for young, primary age children. They also had the opportunity to survey what kinds of things the museum has available in the way of inquiry-based opportunities for learning. “ECHO’s traveling exhibit ‘Race’ tied in perfectly with discussions about diversity and differentiated instruction that we’ve been having in class,” Fuller said.
Prof. Powers attended the NCTE's annual convention
From the GMC Journal
Week of November 19, 2012
This past weekend in Las Vegas, prof. Jennifer Powers (education) attended the annual convention of NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English, where she serves as the co-chair to the Media and Digital Literacies Collaborative. Powers chaired a session titled “Igniting the Classroom With Critical Media Literacy” and helped facilitate the Collaborative’s Film Festival, which screened The Day Carl Sandburg Died, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Wham! Bam! Islam, and more. Speakers at this year’s NCTE included Sir Ken Robinson, Lemony Snicket, and Jonathan Kozol, among others.
Prof. Powers and Student's visit to the Albany Free School
From GMC Journal
Week of November 5, 2012
This past Saturday, October 20, prof. Jen Powers (education) accompanied elementary special education major Tian Jiang to visit the Albany Free School, where GMC student Zuleika Irvin is spending the school year interning. Information about this amazing, democratic-model private k-8 school can be found here .
Prof. Coker Presents at Conference
From the GMC Journal
Week of October 24, 2011
Prof. Teresa Coker (environmental education) attended the North American Association of Environmental Education’s Annual Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina Oct. 12 - 15 where she co-presented “Making a Case for EE in Academia.” She also was elected chair of the Professional Development and Teacher Education Special Interest Group.
Students, Faculty Attend Conference
From the GMC Journal
Week of April 11, 2011
The education department took six students to a conference in Williamstown, Mass. on April 6. The conference, titled Effectively Teaching Arithmetic to Elementary Children, was lead by Mahesh Sharma, an expert in the field of teaching mathematics to elementary age children. Jim Wright and Rommy Fuller accompanied the students who are all enrolled in the six credit linked course block for elementary education majors.
Shapiro Presents Paper at Orlando Conference
Prof. Joel Shapiro presented a paper on February 11 at the annual Conference of Academic Chairpersons in Orlando. The conference is sponsored by Kansas State University and was attended by more than 350 chairpersons from the US and Canada. The topic of his paper was how department chairs could mentor faculty on ways to increase the success of international students in their classrooms.
Education Club Visits Malta Montessori School
The Education Club recently took a trip to the Malta Montessori School on Wednesday, November 17th. Students in the club had the opportunity to tour the school, sit in on a class, and interact with some of the students and teachers. The trip was a good opportunity for interested students to learn about a popular form of alternative education that exists across the United States.
Shapiro Presents Paper at Dublin Conference
Prof. Joel Shapiro (education) was chosen to present a paper at the International School Psychology Association Conference held in July at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. His topic was “Integrating the Refugee Child into the Classroom." It was inspired by his Fulbright study in Slovakia last year, where he saw the difficulties encountered by Gypsy (Rom) children whose families frequently move from one educational jurisdiction to another. His presentation focused on how classroom teachers can better understand the educational needs of refugee children and the methods they can employ to assimilate the “foreign” student successfully into a potentially non-welcoming situation.
Powers Attends VAAS Conference
Prof. Mary Pernal (English & writing) and Prof. Jen Powers (education) attended the annual Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences Conference November 7 at Marlboro College. The topic of the conference was the G.I. Bill, and a panel presented a chronological history of its influence, particularly in the realm of higher education. Both Powers and Pernal sit on the VAAS board of trustees, and this year's induction of Fellows into the VAAS included playwright and poet David Budbill, Marlboro College President Ellen Lovell, and founder of the Bread and Puppet Theater, Peter Schumann.
Prof. Shapiro Presents Paper in Spain
Prof. Joel Shapiro (education) presented a paper in July at the International Association on Special Education at their biennial conference. The conference was held at the University of Alicante, Spain. The four-day conference hosted over 500 university professors and others involved in research and delivery of special educational services from all over the world.
Education Program Celebrates Honors Grads
GMC education majors Brooke Salls, Rebecca Carr, Heather Hewitt, and Jennilee Smarro graduated with honors at GMC's 173rd commencement ceremony May 15. Green Mountain College awarded 122 bachelor's degrees and 21 master's degrees in an outdoor ceremony. Carol M. Browner, president Barack Obama's Director of the White House Office on Energy and Climate Change Policy, delivered the commencement address.
Students Host Maple Fest Activities
Students in the course Environmental Interpretation and Communications (EDU 3012) participated in a service learning project March 27. They offered children's programming for Poultney’s Maple Fest celebration. A table set up outside Ames Hall boasted activities and edible treats.
Education Club Helps with Kids Art Exhibit
Members of GMC's Education Club sponsored an art activity for GMC's youngest artists during the reception for the third annual Kids Art Exhibit. Over 20 children and grandchildren of GMC employees displayed their artwork in the lobby of Withey Hall. The exhibit will be up through March 31 in the Griswold Library. The event was sponsored by the GMC Quality of Life Committee.