Education Department Newsletter
An update of news, events and programs happening in the Education Department at Saint Anselm College
FACULTY SEARCH February2014 The Education Department is hiring a new full time faculty member! The hiring committee is looking for student volunteers to be a part of the interview process. Elementary Education majors, or any education minors are eligible. If you would like to be part of the interview process, please email faculty assistant Jennifer Theroux at email@example.com. You may also contact her at extension 7234. Volunteers give tours, escort candidates, and/or attend class where the candidate is teaching. D E PA RT M E N T O F E D U C AT I ON , S A I N T A N SE L M C O L L E G E Focus on Education ACADEMIC ADVISING Pre-registration with department advisors for fall registrations runs March 11-17. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside each advisor’s door about a week in advance. Students must attend pre-registration prior to online registration. Online registration begins March 31st. WHO IS YOUR ADVISOR? Advisors meet with elementary majors, secondary minors, ESOL minors and minors without certification. Seniors– Professor Wasielewski Juniors– Professor Demers Sophomores– Professor Wasielewski Freshmen– Professor Allen JOIN Education Society Contact one of the officers to see what the Education Society is planning or to become a member. Anya Limacher – President firstname.lastname@example.org Emily Burns – Vice President email@example.com Brianna Dooley- Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org Andrea Griffin-Treasurer email@example.com Upcoming Events Mentor Orientation April 10 from 4-6p.m. in the North Lounge. This is for Fall student teachers and cooperating teachers. MANDATORY Elementary Junior Meeting February 27, 4-5p.m. in 106 Poisson SEFE COMPLETERS- TEP Application due March 1st Seniors Mock Interviews Elementary- March 17, 4-7pm Secondary - March 19, 4-7pm FALL SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS ED 130 A Principles of Teaching and Learning, Professor Demers, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:45 ED 130 B Principles of Teaching and Learning, Staff, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1:30-2:45 ED 220 A Children’s Literature, Professor Allen, Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:20 ED 250 A Integrating Art and Creativity into Teaching, Professor Demers, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:15 ED 280 A Integrating Technology into Teaching, Professor Round, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30-10:20 ED 322 A Inclusion, Equity & Diversity in Education, Professor Wasielewski, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:30-9:20 ED 340 H Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching, Professor Terrell, (Honors), Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 ED 340 B Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching, Staff, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:15 ED 375 A Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading, Professor Stickney, Mondays, 4:30-7:00 ED 375 B Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading, Professor Stickney, Wednesdays, 4:30-7:00 ED 430 A Methods of Teaching Elementary Reading and Mathematics, Professor Allen Mondays, 4:30-6:30 ED 450 A Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies and Science, Professor Allen Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 ED 432 A Supervised Student Teaching, Professor Elefante ED 432 B Supervised Student Teaching, Professor Elefante ED 432 C Supervised Student Teaching, Professor Hoell ED 432 D Supervised Student Teaching, Professor Hoell ED 432 E Supervised Student Teaching, Staff ill 0Hw d 4 3 D e E r e offe ate now b d o omm ors to acc n o +h our 25 ents! d stu Summer Course or Course Abroad If you intend to take a summer course off campus or a course abroad, please set up a meeting with your advisor to get prior approval. Come prepared to the meeting with a 1) completed approval form located in the registrar’s office and 2) course descriptions to share with your advisor. WELCOME PROFESSOR SCHOEDINGER Professor Schoedinger is an adjunct faculty member and a reading specialist at Ross A, Lurgio Middle School in Bedford. She is currently teaching ED 350 Adolescent Literature. This course provides an opportunity to become immersed in Young Adult Page 2 F O C U S O N E D U CA T I O N literature to prepare practitioners who will become leaders within their profession. Reading will encourage students to think about how novels, strategies for their instruction, knowledge of literary elements and exposure to Common Core State Standards impact students’ academic success. Adolescent Literature focuses on literature for grades 5-12 and can be taken in place of Children’s Literature. CLINICAL EXPERIENCES placement. Students must also complete experiences in both urban and suburban settings. Parochial placements are available for those who are interested. Be sure to plan ahead so that you are student teaching in your most preferred grade/ setting. Clinical placements are coordinated by Professor Terrell. She is located in Joseph 313 and can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. SEFE Complete a SEFE registration form this spring if you intend to take ED 130 and SEFE in fall 2014. The forms are located outside Professor Terrellâ€™s office, Joseph Hall 313. Review required clinical practice experiences with your advisor. Elementary education students must complete field experiences in each of the following grade bands: K-2, 3-4, and 5-6 over the course of their clinical placements. Secondary education minors need to be in a middle and high school SERVICE AND SOLIDARITY DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC The Education Departmentâ€™s second discipline specific trip will be held March 4, 2014. Twelve students including two student leaders, Mia Russo and Elizabeth Duffy, along with Professors Demers and Allen will volunteer at the David School and a local elementary school in David, KY. This trip is organized by campus ministry. Professor Wasielewski will travel with a group of students to Woodside Priory in Portola Valley, CA in May 2014. Woodside is private middle-high Catholic school affiliated with the SAC monastery. This trip is organized by the education department in collaboration with the monastery and Woodside Priory, California Page 3 Woodside Priory. Watch for emails from Professor Wasielewski. Details will be forthcoming via email from the Education Department and Campus Ministry. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! Volunteering not only serves to fulfill needs in the community, it is also a great way to develop valuable work skills and experiences. For those just graduating, or near graduation, with limited professional experience, the skills developed through volunteer experiences can provide a résuméé boost even among those with years of teaching experience. While of primary importance is finding a cause you feel passionate about, there are many local opportunities working with youth in the greater Manchester community. Becca Cronin, ‘14 recently had this to say about a recent volunteer opportunity with College Access: “On Tuesday I entered a completely different world than I'm used to... Teenagers. I have never worked closely with seniors and I was doing something with them that my mom basically did for me: apply for college through the College Access program. I thought was going to be a traumatizing experience was an absolutely amazing one. It was only my first time and I ended up jumping right in and working with a junior girl who wanted to study pharmacy! She had no idea where she wanted to go. We got her logged into the college board website and had her looking at colleges in minutes! It was awesome to see her so enthusiastic about going to college and studying medicine. I was so impressed with how well she was doing academically in school and about how interested she was in learning more information! Two hours of casual conversation came and went and I survived. I was so excited that I made it and I look forward to doing it again next week!” To explore what opportunity might be best for you, contact the Meelia Center, Center for Community Engagement in Cushing, Suite C on the lower level. Student volunteer coordinators for education include Jenny Bartlett, Becca Cronin, Emily Petrie and Chloe Kealey. READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY? Students in fall semester Children’s Literature reviewed some newer releases in adolescent books. Check out what Kat Leger ‘16 has to say. Riggs, Ransom (2011). Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Philadelphia: PA: Quirk Books. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs, is a story about a sixteen year old boy, named Jacob, who experiences a horrific tragedy that leads him to ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.’ Jacob’s grandfather told him about the orphanage in Wales and this is where Jacob’s story begins, when he travels to Wales to see the orphanage. His adventure leads him to find the secrets of his grandfather and more importantly the secrets of ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.’ This book is intended for grade 6 with a grade level equivalent of 8. Teachers should be aware that this book may be controversial. The subject matter is frightening and horrific. Teachers should be aware that the intended audience must be mature. It is also controversial due to the supernatural aspect present in the orphanage which may go against students religious beliefs.