During this 90-minute workshop, you will learn commonly used acronyms in the education world, tips to finding teaching positions and strategies that will help you keep your current position. In an event held on May 14, 2015 Mid East Suffolk Teacher Center and the Stony Brook University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa shared the wealth of professional resources that are available to you in your career as a classroom teacher.
Friends of Education Awards
Each year, the Stony Brook University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International bestows "Friends of Education" awards to honor the commitment and accomplishments of outstanding educators, staff members, and community members throughout Nassau and Suffolk County. We are pleased to announce the 2015 award recipients, who were honored at a dinner that was held on June 12.
2015 Friends of Education Honorees
Multiple Literacies, Access, and Disability: Teaching Writing and Young Adult Lit
On Thursday, May 7, Dr. Patricia Dunn gave a presentation on how multiple literacies—including talk, visual representations, movement, and technologies—can be used as effective classroom strategies in the teaching of writing. She also discussed her most recent book, Disabling Characters: Representation of Disability in Young Adult Literature, just published by Peter Lang (2015).
Author of three well-regarded books on the teaching of writing and a new book on disability and young adult literature, Patricia Dunn is Associate Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in English education, writing instruction, composition theory, adolescent literature, and disability studies. Having started her career as a high school English teacher and then moved to teaching at the community college, four-year-college, and university levels, Dr. Dunn has a wide understanding of the challenges many students face as they work to develop effective writing, reading and critical thinking skills. She is a frequent conference keynote speaker, and she won the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.
Her latest post on the Writers Who Care blog: "Three Things My Ukulele Taught Me About Teaching Writing"
How to Obtain a Position in K-12 Education:
On Tuesday, February 3, experts with hiring responsibilities shared tips and tools to help prepare current and aspiring educators to become successful job candidates.
Phi Delta Kappa's Technology Share-A-Thon was a two-hour showcase featuring tips, tools and best practices from experienced teachers. Each presenter was given just 10 minutes to demonstrate their favorite and most creative ways to incorporate technology into their teaching.
We are grateful to the following teachers, administrators and students for generously sharing their best tech tips and pointing us to incredibly useful resources.
Vicki Alessi, Smithtown Central School District Faculty
We look forward to planning a similar event next spring or fall.
On October 14, PDK welcomed New York State policy makers to discuss "The Future of Education on Long Island." For two hours, Assemblymember Steve Englebright (member of the New York State Assembly Committee on Education), Senator John J. Flanagan (chair of the New York State Senate Committee on Education) and Regent Roger Tilles (representing Judicial District X) fielded questions and spoke frankly about the issues that are important to educators — including charter schools, APPR, state funding, ELL policy, and the influence of business on education. The program was moderated by Prof. Ken Lindblom, PDK at SBU Chapter President, who noted that the panelists' "experience, advice, candor, and good humor provided productive direction as we approach the important and challenging work that faces us."
Friends of Education 2014 Awards Dinner
Securing a Job in K-12 Education
PDK Authors' Night: Reading and Panel Discussion
School of Professional Development at Stony
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