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Cultural Center

75 Years: The Transformation of Public Schools

75 Years: The Transformation of Public Schools

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER

and the
NEW YORK STATE TEACHER OPPORTUNITY CORPS
present
An Education Symposium

75 Years: The Transformation of Public Schools

Friday, November 12, 2010
 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, First Floor
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus

Admission is free.

In the last 75 years education has undergone many changes. Some changes have been incremental, and others systemic. This symposium will focus broadly on issues of educational change, federal education policy (i.e. No Child Left Behind), and innovative trends in literacy and educational technology. More specifically, we will gain a historical overview of the field of educational psychology and its impact on educational technology, curriculum and instructional design. We will then explore the current and future impact of the No Child Left Behind Act and President Obama's change initiative, the Race to the Top program. The symposium will conclude with a look at how literacy has evolved and how games in education will play a significant role in the future of school and learning transformation.

Learn from leading Educational Researchers:

Dr. Marcy Driscoll
Dr. Marcy Driscoll    
Dean, College of Education
Leslie J. Briggs Professor
Florida State University
Keynote Topic:  Blank Slate and Scribe to Connoisseur and Concierge:
Evolving Images of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Jean Anyon
Dr. Jean Anyon     
Professor of Educational and Social Policy
Doctoral Program in Urban Education
The Graduate Center/CUNY
Keynote Topic: The New Political Economy of Urban Schools

Dr. James Gee
Dr. James Gee  
Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literary Studies
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Arizona State University
Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Symposium Scholar   
Keynote Topic:  Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Perils and Possibilities

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669, M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SYMPOSIUM DIRECTOR

Roberto Joseph
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Teaching
Hofstra University

SYMPOSIUM COORDINATOR

Natalie Datlof
Executive Director
Hofstra Cultural Center

Athelene Collins 
Senior Associate Director
Hofstra Cultural Center

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