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Title: The School of Education extends a warm welcome to new and returning faculty, staff, and school partn


The School of Education extends a warm welcome
to new and returning faculty, staff, and school
partners for the 2009-10 academic year.
Our Conceptual Framework
  • Collaboration
  • Diversity
  • Critical Self-Reflection
  • Social Justice

Welcome to New Faculty
Xia (Lisa) LiAssistant ProfessorEarly Childhood
Beth FerholtAssistant ProfessorEarly Childhood
And a Warm Welcome to New Sub Faculty
Ernestine E. JacksonSub-instructorChildhood
Robert J. HaberskiSub-instructorEnglish
Education 712
School of Education Staff
Yes We Can!
Doesnt always wear a suit Dean Shanley attends
ballgame with husband and grandson, Jonathan
Flo Rubinson takes the helm
Project Manager Barbara Winslow took the Shirley
Chisholm Oral History Project on the road in
Michael Meagher visited in Brazil
The project collects oral histories from people
who knew or worked with Chisholm, and from
womens activist organizations in Brooklyn since
Lisa Novemsky and Gale Synnott presented What
roads lead to inquiry? At the Canadian Society
for the Study of Education, Ottawa.
Jennifer Adams attended AASCU American Democracy
Project  Stewardship of Public Lands 2009 trip to
Yellowstone National Park
María R. Scharrón-del Río presented and co-led a
roundtable at the XXXII Interamerican Congress of
Psychology, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Antigua Guatemala
It was also a time for growth, development and
creative partnering
Twelve graduates of the United Arab Emirates
University, Women's Campus came to New York City
as guests of The Creative Arts Team of CUNY (CAT)
to extend their study of drama techniques used in
early childhood classrooms
Teachers Ayesha Shahid, Patrick Eckelmann and
Associate Director Lorraine Mondesir hosted their
visit to the Early Childhood Center in July.
NNER Summer Institute, Seattle
Attending from the School of Education Dean
Deborah ShanleyKarel RoseJessica SiegelWayne
ReidCharlene Kohler-BrittonandBCA Assistant
PrincipalDavid Genovese
an opportunity for educators to learn more
about the Agenda for Education in a Democracy and
how to apply its principles in American education
Teacher Learning Communities Centering the
Teaching of Mathematics on Urban Youth
Facilitated by Laurie Rubel with a five-year,
625,137 Career Grant from the National Science
A community of learners Sixteen local high
school teachers participated in a 2009 Summer
Institute on August that focused on networking
and sharing strategies for teaching mathematics
in an urban setting. Above Mat Sullivan, Cory
Fink, Lauren Shookhoff, and Vanessa Eluma.
G.L.A.R.E. GLBT Advocacy for Research and
Our goal is to place the issues common to
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in
our schools on the continuum of inclusive,
multicultural education -- Florence Rubinson
Wayne Reed, Stephen Hart (SOE Artist in
Residence, 2009-2010) and Paul McCabe with
GLARE team members Graciela Elizalde-Utnick,
Sonia Murrow, program assistant Harriet Bredhoff,
Florence Rubinson, and María R. Scharrón-del Río.
Also Michael Meagher. (Not shown.)
For more information, contact Harriet Bredhoff,
718-951- 5876
Introducing Stephen Hart, Artist in Residence,
the School of Education 2009-2010
Shadowed Dreamer Written and Performed by
Stephen Hart will be presented on Monday,
September 14, 2009 600 p.m. - 800 p.m. Levenson
Theater Brooklyn College
New to the Bookshelf
Doing Science with Childrenby Eleanor
MieleKendall-Hunt, 2009
Teaching by Numbersby Peter TaubmanSUNY Press,
Multiculturalism 101by Namulundah
FlorenceMcGraw-Hill, 2009
Knowledge Reigns SupremeThe Critical Pedagogy of
Hip-hop Activist KRS-ONE by Priya Parmar, Sense
Publishers 2009
Education as FreedomHaroon Kharem and Noel
Anderson, co-editors Lexington Books, 2008
Globalization Technology, literacy curriculum.
Pearson Custom, 2010. Sharon OConnor-Petruso,
co-editor. Contributing authors Mary DeBey,
Meral Kaya, Manuel Martinez-Pons, and Barbara
At Home and Abroad in the Empire, Delaware Univ.
Press 2009. Barbara Winslow, contributing author
Evidence-Based Practice in Infant and Early
Childhood Psychology, Wiley, 2009. Florence
Rubinson, Co-Editor Contributing authors Mary
DeBey and Paul McCabe,
New Grant!
To The Teacher Academy at Brooklyn College
(Edwina Branch-Smith) a Robert Noyce Teacher
Scholarship Program Grant for 894,271 to support
scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for
undergraduate and graduate STEM majors who commit
to teaching in high-need K-12 school.
To the Educational Leadership Program (David
Bloomfield, co-P.I.) a 5-year, 750,000 Wallace
Foundation grant to develop a collaborative
leadership system through research-based program
design elements and ensuring a rigorous,
authentic clinical internship experience Collabora
tors NYC Dept. of Education, Baruch College,
Lehman College, New Visions, and NYC Leadership

To Brooklyn College Now (Pieranna Pieroni) A
3-year, 240,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation
to support the "Leading to College" program
collaboration (with CAMBA and the High School for
Democracy Leadership at Wingate Campus).
Grant, cont.
To the Early Childhood Center Programs,
(Charlene Kohler-Britton) a 186,522 Child Care
Access Means Parents In School grant. CCAMPIS
supports the participation of low-income parents
in the post-secondary education system through
the provision of child care services.
To the Early Childhood Center Programs 60,000
for the ninth year of the NYCDOE Universal
Pre-Kindergarten grant for renewable every three
years for /-180,000, supporting free pre-k to
20 children each academic year
To Dean Deborah Shanley a 25,000 grant from the
Independent Community Foundation in support of
Pathways to PATHS, a School of Education pilot
program with Thomas Jefferson High School to
increase school-wide achievement levels at the
Performing Arts and Technology High School
through the recruitment of high achieving
incoming freshmen.
Programs Updates
New Program The School of Education offers a new
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree
Science teacher (7-12) biology teacher,
chemistry teacher, physics teacher, or earth
science teacher This newly created and innovative
MA degree in Teaching (M.A.T.) program was
created to address the needs of science teachers
in urban settings.
Ongoing Collaborations and Partnerships
The Brooklyn College School of Education/ College
of Staten Island Discovery Institute/National
Parks of New York HarborEducation Center at Ft.
Wadsworth, Staten Island
A Collaboration for Place-Based Learning
NEW! Faculty Guide for Place-Based Learning
Michael Schoenfeld, Project Coordinator, 951-5000
X3895 Participating Faculty Dean Deborah
Shanley, Profs. Eleanor Miele and Jennifer Adams
National Accomplishments
National Parks Second Century Commissioners
Sandra Day OConnor, Associate Justice (Ret.) US
Supreme Court, Gary Nash, Professor Emeritus,
UCLA, and Dean Deborah Shanley. Commissions
report will be released September 21.
Inspired by Ken Burns documentary The National
Parks Americas Best Idea, the National Park
Foundations Americas Best Idea Grants awarded
Brooklyn College 15,000 to develop a film that
shows how the Caribbean community forged bonds of
stewardship with National Parks Service. The
video will be shown Friday, September 25 in the
Tanger Auditorium with a 45-minute preview of Ken
Burnss documentary. (Special Thanks to Jerry
Krause and Jennifer Adams).
College Now at Brooklyn College
  • BC CN formed a partnership with Prof. Elizabeth
    Sklar (CIS) whose NSF-funded "Bridges to
    Computing" initiative will offer high school and
    college credit classes for CN students. The
    partnership began with a successful 2009 summer
    institute for 50 students.
  • Dean Deborah Shanley and Pieranna Pieroni will
    make a joint presentation "Place-Based
    Education, Environmental Stewardship and Civic
    Engagement in Urban Public Schools " at NNER in
  • In 2009-10 BC CN will pilot several new high
    school credit classes, including a Participatory
    Action Research class for English Language

Housed in the School of Education, College Now
offers a core sequence of campus-based courses.
Pieranna Pieroni, Director, 2202 James
Jennifer Mayzus, Student Affairs
Coordinator Richard Stremme, Offsite Course
Coordinator Rosemary Martinez, Financial Affairs
New York City Department of Education-CUNY
Teaching Fellows Alternate Certification Program
108 new Teaching Fellows began at Brooklyn this
summer, 20 of them in the Science Immersion
Program for middle childhood earth science or
biology, the remainder in childhood and middle
childhood special education.   Former entrants
and new entrants combined total 345 Teaching
Fellows currently registered in the program this
fall,.Despite the hiring freeze impacting the
NYC school system, 85 of our new TFs have
secured school positions, and schools are
continuing to hire. TFs not hired this fall will
be placed in 6-week internship-like positions
with stipends and allowed to continue in the
program throughout the fall term.
Participating Faculty Stephen E. Phillips,
Project Director Mary Chiusano, Ralph
DiBugnara, Lynda Sarnoff. Office 2307 James
The Teacher Academy at Brooklyn College is in its
fourth year.  We had 4 graduates all becoming
Earth Science teachers.  Three of them have found
positions in NYC public schools so far.  During
the 2009-2010 school year we expect 18 more
graduates to become Mathematics and Science
Students begin teaching in their first year.
The Federal Government is offering the TEACH
Grant to students in programs that prepare them
for teaching in high need subject areas and high
need schools. This year BC graduate students will
have the opportunity to receive up to 2000 per
semester toward their education. 
Edwina Branch-Smith, Director2414 James
Hall718 951-5000 Ext. 1716
The Early Childhood Center ProgramsLab School of
the School of Education
Charlene Kohler-Britton, DirectorLorraine
Mondesir, Assistant DirectorPatrick Eckelman,
teacherOffice 1604 James, 718-951-5431
Cooking forthe ECC Breakfast Club
Using technology to document children's classroom
projects in published book form a technique
inspired by Patrick Eckelmann, Lead Teacher.
Learning their letters at the grass roots
And numbers!
The Performing Arts and Technology High School
Lynda Sarnoff, PATHS program consultant
Participating faculty Haroon Kharem, Alma
Rubal-Lopez, Maria Scharron Del Rio, Laurie Rubel

PATHS is one of four small schools in Thomas
Jefferson High School created with funding from
the New Century Schools Initiative, a partnership
between New Visions and the New York City
Department of Education.
Brooklyn College Academy
Nick MazzarellaPrincipal Linda Louis Betina
Zolkower,SOE Participating Faculty
Twenty years ago the Board of Education and the
City University of New York joined forces to
create our campus-based high school. The Brooklyn
College Campus site houses the upper school11th
and 12th grade. BC was named 27th Best High
School in NYC. In 2009 Principal Mazzarella was
recently awarded the John Goodlad for Leadership.
Music teacher Laurie Friedman is the recipient of
a WABC News Above and Beyond Award for
outstanding teaching.
Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education
Based on the philosophy of integrating aesthetic
education into the teacher preparation
curriculum, the LCI collaborative offers
curriculum-based programs in schools of education
throughout New York City.
Participating Faculty Lisa Novemsky Mary
DeBey, project coordinators Carol Korn-Bursztyn,
Katherine Gordon, Jacqueline Hollander, Herman
Jiesamfoek, Burcin Ogrenir, Barbara ONeill,
Janet Schlesinger, and Gale Synnott
Fall 2009 LCI Performances for Students in the
School of Education
Suddenly Summer Somewhere Monday Nov
16Ghostcatching (DVD), Monday Nov 16 Nina
Simone, Monday Feb 22 The Man who Planted Trees
(puppets) Wed Mar 3, Mountain Music, Wed Mar 24
Student teachers will go to The Museum of Arts
and Design on Nov 18.
Puppetry in Practice
PIP is a resource center for Literacy through the
Arts. PIP conducts school residencies and parent
programs in all NYC boroughs and offers graduate
courses focusing on the use of folklore,
storytelling and puppetry to develop literacy.
Projects include programs in Spanish, Haitian
Creole and Chinese, and a NYSCA-funded technology
Tova Ackerman, Director0712 James Hall 718-951-
The 4th Annual East New York Teen Summit, April
This student-led event draws on the ideas and
expertise of youth in participating high schools
who come together to engage in conversation on
Angela Amole, NYD DOE, Wayne Reed,co-chairs
Participating faculty Wayne Reed, Haroon
Kharem, Sonia Murrow, and Lynda Sarnoff
Marion Neville-LynchMarch, 2009
  • A Remembrance

Valued Friend and Colleague
Inspired and Inspiring Teacher
Exemplary Scholar
"Assessing the Impact of Personal Beliefs and
Values on Classroom Instruction," in Teaching
With Joy Educational Practices for the 21st
Century, 2006
Reading Between The Lines A Balanced Approach to
Literacy, 2005
Thank you, Marion.
Everything you touched grew.
School of Education Resources
Mobile Instructional Technology is available at
the School of Education
Smart Boards
Laptop Computer Carts PC or Mac
PowerPoint Presentation Carts
See Jorge Tucker at 2106 James (X3886) for
advance planning of your classroom project or
The Chalkboard
Voice of the School of Education.
Send your news to
Our Website
E-mail updates for personal or program web pages
Looking Forward Goals and Objectives 2009-2010
  • We will successfully obtain NCATE
  • We will align the School of Educations
    governance document based on the proposed
  • We will develop clinical practices with local
    school partners using technology and other forms
    of new feedback systems.
  • We will strengthen outcomes assessment via data
    sharing with CUNY, NYSED, and NYCDOE.
  • We will enrich curriculum resources through
    extended collaboration with AMNH, the NPS, the
    NNER, LCI, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, etc.
  • We will support and celebrate faculty research
    and scholarship.

  • We will present the Educational Technology MSED
    program and advance it through the final stages
    of campus and CUNY approval
  • We will maintain, or incrementally improve, pass
    rates on the LAST, ATS/W, and CST (English,
    Phys.Ed., and Social Studies)
  • We will expand participation on the Council for
    Great City Schools, the National Commission on
    Teaching for Americas Future, Teachers for a New
    Era, and the National Network for Education
  • We will implement the next phase of the BCA
    Professional School model.

The Sequel
NCATERe-accreditation Visit April 17-21, 2010
What Will Be Different This Time
  • New IR questions
  • What data from key assessments indicate that
    advanced candidates demonstrate knowledge and
    skills such as those delineated in the core
    propositions of the National Board for
    Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)?

  • 2. What data from key assessments indicate that
    other school personnel candidates can create
    positive learning environments for student
    learning,including building on the policy
    contexts within which they work?

  • 3. What research related to the NCATE standards
    is being conducted by unit faculty ?

Redesigned Accreditation Process
  • Two new pathways for teacher preparation
    programs1. Continuous Improvement Pathway
  • 2. Transformation Pathway

1. Continuous Improvement Pathway
  • Intensive focus on the competencies needed for
    impact in high needs, urban settings
  • Candidate performance evidence indicating program
    improvement from acceptable to target level

2. Transformation Pathway
  • IHEs design plans for impact on
  • P-12 student learning
  • Significant challenges faced by urban schools
  • Implications major changes to field
    experiences, coursework, partnerships with P-12
    schools with preparation-induction-retention
    processes as central issues of the plans

What Needs To Happen This Semester
  • Become familiar with the NBPTS
  • Create syllabi that are aligned with our CF and
    with your SPA standards
  • Create rubric/scoring guides for key assignments
  • Send your syllabi to me electronically
  • Save student work samples from this semester

  • Meet in programs to discuss
  • Transition points and key assessments
  • Changes that have been made or will be made based
    on data
  • How candidates are being prepared to use
    technology in their teaching

  • Spend time with your students this semester
    introducing or re-introducing them to our
    Conceptual Framework and Dispositions
  • Communicate with adjunct faculty about the spring
    visit, syllabus requirements, the conceptual
    framework and dispositions

This Presentation Executed byWilda Gallagherin
Collaboration withDean Deborah ShanleySeptember
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