Dr. Patricia Dunn, Associate Professor in the English Teacher Education Program, has been named a winner of the 2013 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, a SUNY system-wide honor, recognizes "consistently superior teaching at the graduate, undergraduate, or professional level in keeping with the State University’s commitment to providing its students with instruction of the highest quality." Professor Dunn was nominated for the award by faculty members in the English Department and many colleagues and students in English and PEP provided enthusiastic letters of support for the award. She will be honored at an awards ceremony in October 2013.
Congratulations to Professor Irene Marchegiani, Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice of the Foreign Languages Teacher Education Program, who received the 2013 Provost's Outstanding Lecturer Award.
Joshua W. Maines (Long Island ESOL ESL Teacher Candidate of the Year Award Recipient) and Dr. Susan Fishbein (Lecturer, Professional Education Program/TESOL Teacher Education, Stony Brook University)
The Professional Education Program at Stony Brook University takes great pride in honoring MA TESOL 2012 graduate Joshua W. Maines, who recently was honored at Molloy College's Long Island ESOL Conference on Saturday, April 13, 2013, as the recipient of the Long Island ESOL ESL Teacher Candidate of the Year Award. The award recognizes Joshua's knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become an ESL professional; his commitment to serve the ELL population; his special talents (being multilingual, among others); his experience in the field of ESL (both here and abroad); his willingness to collaborate with colleagues; and his demonstration of ongoing professional growth. Congratulations to an outstanding teacher candidate, graduate, and now colleague! Continued success, Joshua!
Congratulations to Professor Lisa Berger, Director of the Mathematics Teacher Education Program, for her article, "Mathematical Language and the Common Core State Standards for English," which appears in the May 2013 issue of English Journal (http://www.ncte.org/journals/ej/issues/v102-5).
This article received such a positive response and takes such a valuable and innovative approach, that it was included in the issue as an "EJ Extra," a very prominent, occasional feature of EJ.
The 'Living Book Project', a unique collaboration between Stony Brook faculty and the Three Village School District took place on April 5, 2013. Congratulations to all who participated in this event, and special thanks to Professor Lauren Kaushansky for all of her efforts to coordinate this interactive and highly successful project. A more detailed project description can be found on the following SBU 'Spotlight' page:
Congratulations to Professors Patricia Dunn and Kenneth Lindblom, who gave a presentation and held a book signing for "Grammar Rants: How a Backstage Tour
of Writing Complaints Can Help Students Make Informed, Savvy Choices About Their Writing" (Boynton/Cook 2011). Professor Lindblom also gave a featured
session entitled, "English Journal: Meet the Editor."
Further congratulations to Professor Patricia Dunn who gave the keynote address at the North Carolina English Teachers Association (September 2012).
Her address, "Multiple Literacies for Writing and Revising Across the Curriculum" included useful and innovative strategies for teaching writing in
middle school through college and was very well received.
The Educational Leadership Program (EDL), Department of Technology and Society, has been awarded their second Enhanced Educational Leadership
Program grant from the New York State Education Department. This is a 3 year grant program that will enable program faculty and administrators
to not only train aspiring leaders, but also to mentor sitting principals and assistant principals from 3 Long Island school districts and 12 schools
from New York City. The total grant amount is $750,000 for the period 9/1/12-8/31/15.
Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Lindblom, Director of the English Teacher Education Program, for being honored as an "Educator of Excellence" by the New York State
English Council at their annual convention in Albany, NY (October 2012).
SBU Embarks on Korean Language Teacher Certification Program
Stony Brook University has received a $457,000 grant from the Korean Education Center of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York to help establish a Teacher Certification Program for Korean language in the
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) pending final approval from SUNY and the New York State Department of Education.
We proudly announce the establishment of two new undergraduate teacher education programs:
Adolescence Education Chinese 7-12
Adolescence Education Japanese 7-12
The two new programs are the most recent addition to the nationally recognized foreign languages programs in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. The new teacher education programs for Chinese and Japanese were developed in response to the growing demand for teachers of Chinese and Japanese in New York State and nationwide. The growing importance of Asian language education had led to the establishment of Advanced Placement (AP) courses for Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture by the College Board in 2006. The first AP exams were conducted in 2007. Furthermore, by the 2007-2008 academic year, nearly 100 schools in New York State had included Chinese or Japanese courses in their curricula.