The Hall Monitor blog: Science Saturdays

. . . Pace University’s School of Education is entering its third year of Science Saturdays for participating students in grades 4-8 in Croton, White Plains and Briarcliff schools. Sessions began in early October 2013 and will continue through late April.

. . . Pace University’s School of Education is entering its third year of Science Saturdays for participating students in grades 4-8 in Croton, White Plains and Briarcliff schools. Sessions began in early October 2013 and will continue through late April.

Read about it on Journal News blog The Hall Monitor.

Washington Post blog The Answer Sheet: “Study: Impact of unaddressed mental health issues on students is severe”

. . . The 2013 study, called “Blind Spot: The Impact of Missed Early Warning Signs on Children’s Mental Health,” was written by Andrea M. Spencer, dean of the School of Education at Pace University in New York and educational consultant to the Center for Children’s Advocacy.

. . . The 2013 study, called “Blind Spot: The Impact of Missed Early Warning Signs on Children’s Mental Health,” was written by Andrea M. Spencer, dean of the School of Education at Pace University in New York and educational consultant to the Center for Children’s Advocacy.

Read about it on Washington Post blog The Answer Sheet.

Journal News blog The Hall Monitor: “Pace education professors call teacher evaluation system a ‘costly gamble’ that is ‘intended to produce failure’”

Three Pace professors today put out a statement slamming New York’s new teacher evaluation system. (left: Gov. Andrew Cuomo)

Three Pace professors today put out a statement slamming New York’s new teacher evaluation system.

The statement comes from: Christine Clayton, chair of the Education Department at Pace’s Westchester campus in Pleasantville; Beth Kava, lecturer and coordinator of adolescent education; and Mary Rose McCarthy, associate professor.

Read the statement on Journal News blog The Hall Monitor.

Education Week blog: “NYC iZone Launches Blended Learning Institute & Innovation Challenges”

. . . iZone’s Blended Learning Institute (BLI) is a two-year certificate program created in collaboration with Pace University for NYC Teaching Fellows, with the goal of preparing teachers to lead 21st century classrooms.

. . . iZone’s Blended Learning Institute (BLI) is a two-year certificate program created in collaboration with Pace University for NYC Teaching Fellows, with the goal of preparing teachers to lead 21st century classrooms.

Read about it on the Education Week blog.

Journal News: “Regents board considers research paper requirement”

. . . “It sounds like this idea is consistent with the best aspects of the Common Core,” said Christine Clayton, chairwoman of the education department at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus. “Clearly, a research paper of some sort is a more authentic task than writing something in 45 or 60 minutes on an exam.”

. . . “It sounds like this idea is consistent with the best aspects of the Common Core,” said Christine Clayton, chairwoman of the education department at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus. “Clearly, a research paper of some sort is a more authentic task than writing something in 45 or 60 minutes on an exam.”

Many school officials have criticized the state for mandating too many costly, time-consuming reforms, and Clayton was concerned that administrators and teachers might not welcome another requirement.

“My worry is that it will become a perfunctory exercise,” she said.

Read the article in the Journal News.

WNYC: “Special Needs Students Teach Others About Assistive Technologies”

. . . A conference at Pace University’s School of Education showcased communication tools that altered dramatically their class participation. They shared their success stories to a small group of parents, advocates and educators.

. . . A conference at Pace University’s School of Education showcased communication tools that altered dramatically their class participation. They shared their success stories to a small group of parents, advocates and educators.

Read the article on the WNYC New Tech City Blog.

Journal News: “Expert: Teachers must constantly engage struggling students”

. . . Pace partnered with all three local BOCES — southern Westchester, Putnam/northern Westchester and Rockland — to convene the conference about one of the most pressing issues in education: how to better serve students who are not doing well for a multitude of reasons.

. . . Pace partnered with all three local BOCES — southern Westchester, Putnam/northern Westchester and Rockland — to convene the conference about one of the most pressing issues in education: how to better serve students who are not doing well for a multitude of reasons.

“This is what teachers do — they use what they learn from experience and research to improve,” said Fran Wills, coordinator of professional development for Pace’s School of Education and former superintendent of Briarcliff Manor schools. “Many teachers do it all the time, but teachers need to go public about what works and what you may have to do to change.”

Read the article in the Journal News.

 

The Hill’s Congress Blog: “Congress must act now to address mental illness in schoolchildren”

“The raft of school shootings across the country is dramatic evidence of the need to provide a better support system for children with mental illness,” writes Andrea Spencer, dean of Pace University’s School of Education and educational consultant to the Center for Children’s Advocacy.

“The raft of school shootings across the country is dramatic evidence of the need to provide a better support system for children with mental illness,” writes Andrea Spencer, dean of Pace University’s School of Education and educational consultant to the Center for Children’s Advocacy.
Read about her recent study, “Blind Spot: Unidentified Risks to Children’s Mental Health,” on The Hill’s Congress Blog.

The Hill’s Congress Blog: “Practical enhancements must not be lost in push for immigration reform”

. . . “The United States is on the verge of passing meaningful legislative reform that will enhance our ability to remain the prime destination for the best, brightest and most entrepreneurial scientific minds from around the world,” writes Jonathan Hill, co-director of the STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace. “If we care to maintain our position as the preeminent center for scientific and industrial innovation, Congress must do so.”

. . . “The United States is on the verge of passing meaningful legislative reform that will enhance our ability to remain the prime destination for the best, brightest and most entrepreneurial scientific minds from around the world,” writes Jonathan Hill, co-director of the STEM Center Collaboratory at Pace. “If we care to maintain our position as the preeminent center for scientific and industrial innovation, Congress must do so.”
Read his op-ed on The Hill’s Congress Blog.

CNBC.com: “Why Businesses Prefer a Liberal Arts Education”

. . . “Companies want people who are functionally literate and can read and write,” said Jonathan Hill, co-director of the Stem Center at Pace University. “When business students come here, they learn the computer languages but we also make them take a foreign language. The idea is to have graduates strong in their chosen business area and in the arts, like writing and reading.”

. . . “Companies want people who are functionally literate and can read and write,” said Jonathan Hill, co-director of the Stem Center at Pace University. “When business students come here, they learn the computer languages but we also make them take a foreign language. The idea is to have graduates strong in their chosen business area and in the arts, like writing and reading.”

Read the story on CNBC.com.