Presentations (Archives)


PEP Administration


Mary Ann Short, Associate Director for Administration, has presented at the following events:

Building Character Through Stories Workshop (December 7, 2010) Sponsored By: Eastern Suffolk BOCES Professional Development Program. Research has shown that literature is an effective and powerful tool in teaching within and across academic disciplines. Likewise, the value of humane education, and its relevance in addressing many aspects of the human condition including, but not limited to, acts of domestic violence (i.e. the connections between animal and child abuse) and bullying among peers, the importance of fostering respect, kindness, and empathy towards other living things, and environmental conservation and stewardship, has been well documented. This two hour professional development workshop developed by Ms. Short incorporated literature in the form of humane-themed short stories for integration into multidisciplinary curricula for the meeting of character education mandates.

The Wading River School, Wading River, New York (November 20, 2009 and November 5, 2010).

Ms. Short's young adult novel, A Friend Indeed (AuthorHouse 1999, 2002), has been used as a 'read aloud' in the fourth grade as part of their environmental studies, reading and writing, and character building programs. Ms. Short visited and presented a follow-up lesson at the school for the past two years.

"Pawprints to Friendship" - Westhampton Beach Middle School, Westhampton Beach, New York (March 14, 2008, June 7, 2007, February 3, 2006, and March 22, 2004).

Ms. Short visited the Westhampton Beach School District to meet with sixth graders from the Middle School who read her young adult novel, A Friend Indeed (1999, 2002). This book has been incorporated into the social development and character building segments of their Health Education curriculum since 2004.

"Author's Night" - Medford Avenue Elementary School, Medford, New York (March 7, 2008).

By invitation of their Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) organization, Ms. Short was a guest author at this special event that was attended by students, parents, teachers and administrators from throughout the school district. Her presentation included discussion about her two books, A Friend Indeed and Angel(2004), a visual power point presentation, reading excerpts, and a Q & A. She also donated autographed copies of her books to the school library.

"Camp Sea Wolf at Peconic Dunes" - Peconic, New York (August 2007).

Ms. Short presented to campers who participated in readings of her novel, A Friend Indeed. Set on the east end of Long Island, several of the book's themes including 'the interdependence of life' and 'humane education' complimented the camp's instructional program on diversity and environmental consciousness and stewardship. Her presentations concentrated on the richness of the area's wildlife and their habitats, the need for continued conservation efforts, and the importance of becoming 'friends of nature'.

"Read Across America Day - Family Fun Night" - Ridge Elementary School, Ridge, New York (March 2, 2005).

In honor of Dr. Seuss' 100th Birthday, the Ridge Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization of the Longwood Central School District coordinated a Family Fun Night to celebrate Read Across America Day. Ms. Short was an invited guest author at this event. She read excerpts from her two children's books, A Friend Indeed and Angel, to approximately 200 children in grades K-4, their parents, and teachers. An autographed copy of one of her books was also donated for a prize raffle that occurred during the event.


Educational Leadership


Dr. Robert Scheidet, Lecturer and Coordinator of Internships in the Educational Leadership Program presented at the June 2004 Conference on Instructional Technologies hosted by Stony Brook. The topic of his talk was Improving Student Achievement by Infusing a Web-Based Curriculum Into Global History.

Dr. Scheidet also presented at the December 8, 2003 Executive Committee Meeting of the Long Island Regional School Support Center (LIRSSC), Western Suffolk BOCES Center.


English


Patricia A. Dunn, Associate Professor of English Teacher Education, participated in the following events:

  • "The Role of Multiple Literacies in Learning and Writing." Presented as one of the podcasted keynote speakers at "The 2nd Annual Mary Louise White Symposium: Emerging Literacies", SUNY Fredonia, March 9, 2007.
  • "How to Become a University Professor: What We Do In and Out of the Classroom." Panel Discussion at URECA Conference: "Catch Our Rising Stars: Celebrating Undergraduate Research and Creativity." April 26, 2006. Stony Brook University. Panelists: Patricia Dunn, Kenneth Lindblom, Bruce Bashford, John Westerman. Also PhD candidates Michael Boecher, Paul Dyson, Michael Weisenburg.
  • Stony Brook University "Faculty Roundtable on Writing and the Disciplines. "Spring Colloquium, Program in Writing and Rhetoric. March 17, 2006. Other presenters included: Susan Hinely, History; Bill Collins, Biology; Sarah Sternglanz, Psychology and Women's Studies; Patricia Dunn, English; Virginia Draper, Program in Writing and Rhetoric.
  • Served as proposal Reviewer for the 2006 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), a national conference (June 2005).
  • "Pedagogy Roundatable" Voices Across Borders Graduate Student Conference (Stony Brook University English Department). Stony Brook Manhattan. February 25, 2006. Moderator: Scott Reimann. Respondents: Patricia Dunn, Karen Dovell, Joy Mahabir, Susan Crane, Sandra Sprows, Beth Donaldson, Karyn Valerius
  • Gave the Keynote Address at the Illinois Association of Teachers of English Conference on October 14, 2004, in Oak Brook, Illinois. The title of her talk was, "Beyond Print-Based Learning in the English Language Arts: Challenging All Students."

Conference Presentations of Dr. Kenneth Lindblom, Director of the English Teacher Education Program include:

  • Featured Speaker Creating a Graduate Program in the Teaching of Writing for Full-Time High School and Middle School Teachers. Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, TX. March 2004. (With Patricia A. Dunn)
  • Composition Matters to Education: The Transformative Potential of a Graduate Rhetoric Course for High School Teachers of Writing.Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, TX. March 2004.Using the Grammar Debates to Develop Savvy Writers. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA. November 2003. (With Patricia A. Dunn)
  • Designing a Graduate Program in Composition for High School/Middle School Teachers.Conference on College Composition and Communication. NY, NY. March 2003.
  • Helping Teachers Change Their Schools: Rhetoric for Secondary Teachers as a Form of Civic Action.Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Las Vegas, NV. May 2002.
  • Tales Out of School: Students' Letters Home and the Nineteenth-Century Rise of a Teaching Class. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 2002.
  • The Teaching of Writing at Illinois State Normal University 1857-1957. Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Denver, CO. March 2001. (With Rise Quay and Will Banks)
  • The Impact of Iconographic Reference on National and Local Campaign Rhetoric."American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO. February 2001. (With Bruce Hawkins)
  • Teaching Shakespeare Julius Caesar as Rhetoric.National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Milwaukee, WI. November, 2000.
  • Born Under an Evil Star: Nineteenth-Century Receptions of Sophistic Rhetoric. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Minneapolis, Minnesota. April 2000.

Conference presentations of Michael LoMonico, English Teacher Education Program Lecturer, include:

  • Long Island Language Arts Council (LILAC). Presentation with Stony Brook University students on Technology in Teaching Literature (April 2007).
  • Shakespeare in American Education 1607-1934. Presenter. Sponsored by NEH and The Folger Shakespeare Library (March 2007).
  • Core Knowledge National Conference. Invited presenter (February 2007).
  • NCTE Conference, Nashville, TN. Presented a session on Teaching Shakespeare with Technology and led a full-day workshop (November 2006).
  • Florida Council of Teachers of English. Presentation on Teaching Shakespeare (October 2006).
  • New York State English Council. Presentation on Teaching Shakespeare (October 2006).
  • Central High School, Little Rock, AR. Presented full-day workshop (2006).
  • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Director of 3-day Shakespeare Institute for Teachers (August 2006).
  • The Folger Shakespeare Library. Master Teacher at Summer Institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (July 2006).
  • Georgia Council on Teachers of English. Presented the keynote address (February 2006).
  • Region VIII, Mt. Pleasant, TX. Presented a two-day workshop on technology (January 2006).
  • Writing two lessons and an article for PBS's Web site "In Search of Shakespeare", which went online in February 2004.
    The lesson plans can be found at:
    http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/educators/lessonplans.html
    The Film article can be found at:
    http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/educators/film/indepth.html
  • National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. "Shakespeare: Subject to Change- - Live!" (November 20-23, 2003).

William Schiavo, Lecturer for English Education, led the following NOrth Shore Public Library (serving Shoreham, Wading River, Rocky point and parts of Sound Beach) World Literature Classic Book Series discussions:

  • "Life is a Dream," by Pedro Calderon de la Barca and "The Sheep Well," by Lope de Vega Carpio (May 2007). Calderon’s masterpiece of World Literature, contains a power and beauty of verse that make it as relevant today as when it was first performed in 1635. It has been called “romantic, philosophical, absurdist and tragic.” Vega Carpio’s “The Sheep Well,” referred to as the “first proletarian drama” because of its use of peasants as heroes and heroines, portrays realism through natural speech while mixing comedy with tragedy.
  • Two Plays: "The Brothers", by Terence and "The Twin Menaechmi", by Plautus (April 2007). Shakespeare and his Elizabethan literacy colleagues got most of their plot conventions and literary techniques from the comedies of Terence and Plautus.
  • "Lysistrata" and "The Frogs" by Aristophanes (March 2007). “Lysistrata”, is an anti-war comedy written about the Peloponnesian and gives an interesting portrayal of women's potential contributions to society and policy making. "The Frogs", also a comedy tells the story of the god Dionysus who travels to Hades to bring Euripides back from the dead. Both plays provide unique and amusing perspectives for examining the political and historical background of the time.
  • Crime and Punishment (January 2007). A complex story of man's turbulent inner life and his relationship to others and to society. This work was authored by Dostoyevsky after his nine-year imprisonment for political crimes against the czar.
  • The Myth of Sisyphus (December 2006). Written in 1942, this essay by Albert Camus, author of the Plague and the Stranger, comes from the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned to perpetually push a giant boulder up a mountain, only to have it roll back. In his work, Camus discusses the question of suicide, the value of life, and the philosophy of the absurd in a futile world.
  • The Gambler (November 2006). Dostoyevsky's exploration of frustrated love, compulsive gambling, and the dynamics of self-destruction. Including a scheming cast of memorable characters that bristle with energy and portray a class-conscious casino society, it is considered the most personal and autobiographical of his works.
  • Atala and Rene (October 2006). Francoisre ne de Chateaubri and's powerful tales of love, isolation and loss, written during the emerging Romantic Movement in post revolutionary France. atala's tale is one of an Indian maiden's passionate but pure love set against a background of the primitive American wilderness. Rene's tale is the story of a young Frenchman separated from his family by early tragedy, who chooses to live a life of isolation on an Indian reservation in America.
  • Metamorphosis (June 2006). The monumental psychological fantasy by Franz Kafka. Astellar achievement of expressionism, it begins with main character Gregor's transformation into a gigantic insect and the ensuing relations with his family, his colleagues and his own psyche.
  • Master and Man (September 2006). Leo Tolstoy's tale that depicts the conflicts of the Russian aristocracy and peasantry so realistically that we hang on to every twist of the plot.
  • Agamemnon (March 2006). One of only seven surviving plays by Aeschylus. This first play of the Oresteiatrilogy depicts the assassination of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover after he returns from victory in the Trojan War. Within historical and political contexts, the characters grapple with age-old concepts of justice, honor and kinship.
  • Death in Venice (June 2005) by Nobel prize-winning author Thomas Mann.
  • Candide (June 2005) by Francois Voltaire (June 2005).
  • Inferno, Volume I of Dante Alighieri's masterpiece, the Divine Comedy (April and May 2005).

Professor Schiavo also presented "Grammar in the Classroom" at the Sayville High School English Department's Conference Day (October 29, 2003).


Rachel Silverman presented "Go Hence to the Quest" at the 9th annual SCOPE Technology Conference: "No Teacher Left Behind, Technology Across the Curriculum" September 7, 2003 at the Islandia Marriott. She also presented a half-day workshop on hypertext literature at the Albany NYSCATE conference in November, 2003. Ms.Silverman was an English Education Program student teacher at the time of these presentations, and has since graduated.


Foreign Languages


In July of 2004, Dr. Sarah Jourdain, Director of the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program, presented 'La Route de la Soie' et d'autres lecons collaboratives pour l'enseignement du francais
["The Silk Trade Routes' and other collaborative lessons for the teaching of French"] at the joint conference of the American Association of Teachers of French and the Federation Internationale des Professeurs de Francais in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Jourdain gave two presentations at the NorthEast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, NY, April 2004. "Collaboration with Colleagues in Sciences and Social Studies" and "Developing Pen-pal/E-pal Partnerships". She gave a poster presentation entitled "New Rubrics for Writing Performance Assessment" at the NorthEast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Washington, D.C., April 2003.

In collaboration with colleague Mary Ellen Scullen, University of Maryland, College Park, she gave a talk entitled "Enhancing Target Language Use: Circumlocution in the Foreign Language Classroom" at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference, Boston, MA, November 2000.


Irene Marchegiani, Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice for the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program, has presented at the following events (selected):

  • Invited presentation of Oblivion, by Luigi Fontanella. Melbookstore Seeber, Florence, Italy. June 12, 2008.
  • “Consalvo: Una rilettura” at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Taormina, Italy. May 22-25, 2008
  • Invited participation at the Roundtable. Lettura di poesie: Voci italiane d’America II at the the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Taormina, Italy. May 22-25, 2008
  • “Cultural Proficiency Guidelines Workshop: An Ad-Hoc Task Force for Project Objectives and Design” at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Taormina, Italy. May 22-25, 2008
  • Organized the following sessions at the the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Taormina, Italy. May 22-25, 2008:
  • “Giacomo Lepardi: letteratura contemporanea e critica. I”
    “Giacomo Lepardi: letteratura contemporanea e critica. II”
    “Personaggi maschili nella letteratura delle scrittrici contemporanee e nel cinema”
  • Co-organizer and moderator of the conference titled “The Cruellest Month. Italian Poetry and American Poetry in New York, April 12, 2008, Stony Brook Manhattan
  • Workshop on the new Italian textbook Percorsi. Invited by the Italian Department at St. John’s University, April 2008.
  • Workshop on the new Italian textbook Percorsi. Invited by the Italian Department at Rutgers University, March 2008.
  • “Teaching Italian Language and Culture at Colleges and Universities” at the conference titled “Showcase Italian II: Teaching The Unknown Classics in Italian and Italian American Studies” organized by the New Jersey Italian and Italian American heritage Commission - Higher Education Committee, at Rutgers University, March 14, 2008. Invited presentation
  • Percorsi: A Beginning College Italian Program” at the annual convention of the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Antonio, TX, November 2007.
  • “University Pathways for the preparation of Instructors”, at the annual conference of the AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian), held in Washington DC, October 2007. Session sponsored by the Italian Embassy in Washington.
  • “Italian Language Pedagogies”. at the annual conference of the AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian), held in Washington DC, October 2007.
  • Invited presentation of Land of Time at Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor, September 8, 2007.
  • Alla sua donna di Giacomo Leopardi: una rilettura”, at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Colorado Springs. May 2006.
  • “Preparing Students for the New Italian AP: Writing and Speaking Skills”, at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Colorado Springs. May 2006.
  • “New Pathways towards Proficiency in Italian”, New York, Fordham University, March 24, 2007.
  • “New Issues in Teaching Italian”, San Diego, Italian Cultural Center, April 2, 2007.
  • “Integrating Culture in Teaching Language and the Italian AP”, New York, NECTFL, April 13, 2007.
  • “A New Proposal for the Teaching of Italian”, New York, NECTFL, April 14, 2007.
  • Poetry reading at the Calandra Institute, New York, April 14, 2007.
  • Book Presentation: Land of Time, Selected Poems by Luigi Fontanella. Edited by Irene Marchegiani. Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University, April 19, 2007.
  • Crescendo: second edition” in the session titled “Meet the Authors of New Italian Texts”. American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Nashville, November 2006.
  • “Changes and Developments in Italian Language Teaching”. American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Nashville, November 2006.
  • “The First Year of the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam”. American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Nashville, November 2006.
  • Le Ricordanze di Giacomo Leopardi: una rilettura”. At the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Genova, Italy. May 2006.
  • “New Immigration from Italy”. Invited presentation at the Center for Italian Studies at Suny, Stony Brook. April 22, 2006
  • “Teaching for the AP exam”. Invited presentation by the NYC public schools language coordinators. December 9, 2005.
  • “Preparing instructors for the Italian AP exam”. American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Baltimore, November 2005.
  • Responded at the Round table Discussion on Translation, Symposium on Translation, SUNY, Stony Brook, October 25, 2005.
  • “Explaining the Italian AP exam”. Invited presentation at the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, Washington, October 2005.
  • “Developing the Italian AP curriculum and test”. Invited presentation at the Long Island AATI (American Association of Teachers of Italian) chapter, October 22, 2004.
  • “The Italian AP”. Invited presentation, FLACS, Foreign language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors, Hofstra University, October 21, 2005.
  • “Giacomo Leopardi on translation”. Invited presentation at the Colloquium titled “On Translation: Theory and Praxis” organized by the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University and Gradiva publications. October 30, 2004.
  • “Discussing the AP Italian curriculum and exam”. American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual Convention, Chicago, November 18, 2004.
  • “A Silvia o del perpetuo canto e Leopardi il grande ingannatore.” At the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Ottawa, Canada, April 2004.
  • La corrispondenza imperfetta: traduzioni inglesi della canzone Nelle nozze della sorella Paolina”. Invited seminar at Montclair State University, New Jersey, November 2003.
  • “Maria Luisa Spaziani’s poetry”. Invited seminar at the Summer program of the SUNY, Stony Brook, in Rome, Italy, July 2003.
  • “Italian Women Writers”. Invited seminar at the Summer program of the SUNY, Stony Brook, in Rome, Italy, July 2003.
  • “Una rilettura di Aspasia.” At the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Washington, DC, April 2003.
  • “Italian Women Writers.” Invited seminar held at Saint Mary College, Rome, Italy, November 2002.
  • “L’altro Leopardi.” Invited seminar held at Rutgers University, NJ, Italian department, October 2002.
  • “Florence Imagined, Florence Experienced.” Organized and spoke at a meeting of all of the American University in Florence, Italy, held at the prestigious Gabinetto Vieusseux, Strozzi’s Palace, Florence, Italy, May 2002.
  • “Donna e donne nei testi leopardiani” at the at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Columbia, Missouri, April 2002.
  • “Le traduzioni inglesi della canzone Per le nozze della sorella Paolina”, invited presentation at the international Conference on Paolina Leopardi held at the Centro Nazionale di Studi Leopardiani. Centro Mondiale della Poesia e della Cultura, Recanati, Italy, May 2001.
  • “The dissemination of Italian Poetry in the U.S.”, invited lecture at the prestigious Centro Internazionale Eugenio Montale, in Rome, Italy, May 2001.
  • Respondent on translating poetry at the round table Translating and Transmitting, at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Philadelphia, April 2001.
  • “The corrispondenza imperfetta: English Translations of Giacomo Leopardi’s poem to his sister Paolina” at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Philadelphia, April 2001.
  • “Translating Torquato Tasso’s Aminta (with Professor Charles Jernigan) at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, held in Chicago, March 2001.
  • “Translating poetry: the example of Angeles of Youth” at the at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in Boston, November 2000.
  • “Gianni Amelio’s Lamerica: A Liminal Reading of Migration”. Symposium Imagining Immigration. Italy and the Americas, organized by the Center for Italian Studies at SUNY, Stony Brook, October 21, 2000.
  • “The Poetry of Antonia Pozzi between dream and rebellion”at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in New York,April 2000.
  • Read poems in a Round Table dedicated to poetry written by women, at the annual conference of the AAIS (American Association for Italian Studies) held in New York,April 2000.
  • “Memorie tassiane in Giacomo Leopardi” (Torquato Tasso’s memories in Giacomo Leopardi) at the annual conference of the RSA (Renaissance Society of America) held in Florence, Italy, March 2000.


Mathematics


Conference presentations of Dr. Lisa Berger, Director of Mathematics Teacher Education Program include:

  • Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremony, Fordham University. May 2010. Invited.
  • Special Session on Function Fields and their Applications. AMS Eastern Section, Pennsylvania State University. October 2009. Invited
  • Seminar in Number Theory and Cryptography. University of Calgary. July 2009. Invited.
  • Algebra Seminar. Wesleyan University. April, 2009. Invited.
  • ORCA Math Conference for Undergraduates and Teachers, California State University, Chico. Summer 2008. Invited.

Lisa Berger was a guest speaker at the Association for Women in Mathematics, Workshop for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhD's. Joint Math Meetings, Washington, DC. January 2009. Funded speaker.