Learning takes place on many levels, in many environments, and through the efforts of many individuals. Students learn and grow by studying in classrooms, practicing in their homes, contributing in local communities and even spending time abroad. The Buffalo State School of Education is committed to engaging its teacher candidates in global experiences beyond the campus.
Beyond and Back: Bridging the World Outside Your Classroom to the World Within is an opportunity to learn about this work, and to meet the students, faculty and staff who make it happen.
Beyond and Back will be held Tuesday, April 24 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM in E.H. Butler Library 210. Featuring:
- Sarah Ludwig-Ross, founder and director of the 3 Mariposas Montessori School, a partner school for the IPDS-Dominican Republic program. Ludwig-Ross’ keynote address will discuss international engagement and what students can do after returning from programs abroad.
- Laura Hill Rao, director of the Civic and Community Engagement Office. Hill will share ways to get involved in local service learning and community engagement activites.
- Video Release of the Global Literacy Channel, founded and directed by Patricia George, lecturer in Elementary Education and Reading and co-director of the Global Literacy Initiative. Recently launched, the GLC videos feature teacher candidates from the Global Book Hour sharing strategies that family members can use to help their children become better readers and writers.
- Showcase of the International Professional Development Schools (IPDS) Consortium. Past participants and program leaders will share details and reflections about the IPDS through a “walk about” poster session.
This free event is sponsored by the School of Education, Professional Development Schools Consortium and Global Literacy Initiative with financial support provided through an award from the SUNY Office of Diversity, Education and Inclusion and a grants from the Buffalo State Office of Equity and Campus Diversity and the Institute for Community Health Promotion Collaborative Research Initiative.
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