9 episodes

Annual Distinguished Educators Lecture Pace University

    • Education

    • video
    Meaningful Engagement: Every Student, Every Lesson, Every Day

    Meaningful Engagement: Every Student, Every Lesson, Every Day

    Preservice and current classroom teachers from various grades and regional school districts gathered to listen and learn from peers and colleagues, as well as a national expert on effective inclusive classroom and school practices. Pace University School of Education was pleased to collaborate with Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Curriculum Center, Rockland BOCES, Southern Westchester BOCES and the Lower Hudson RSE-TASC in presenting this exceptional one-day conference for teachers, administrators and educational professionals. Keynote by Kevin Feldman, Ph.D.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    • video
    Excellence with Equity: A Social Movement for the 21st Century

    Excellence with Equity: A Social Movement for the 21st Century

    What factors create racial disparities in academic performance? Why haven't we addressed them? How can we close the gap and spur success? Join one of the nation's foremost experts on education and economic development, Senior Harvard Lecturer Ronald F. Ferguson, PhD, as he discusses a growing national movement to improve educational outcomes for students from all racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds. Drawing on his recent book, Toward Excellence with Equity: An Emerging Vision for Closing the Achievement Gap, Ferguson sets forth a compelling vision for change and "an urgent call to action" to all those concerned about the future of our children and our country.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    • video
    Framing Teacher Effectiveness and Supporting Student Success

    Framing Teacher Effectiveness and Supporting Student Success

    Teacher Accountability: It's on the front page of media outlets around the country and a top political agenda for numerous candidates in this election year. Danielson’s framework for Teaching is becoming the foundation for the evaluation of teachers in many school districts in New York. The discussion topic is framing teacher evaluation and accountability while supporting student success. Charlotte Danielson is an internationally recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in the design of teacher evaluation systems that assess teacher quality while promoting professional learning. Danielson has taught at all levels, from kindergarten through college, and has worked as an administrator, a curriculum director, and a staff developer throughout the US. In her consulting work she has served hundreds of districts, universities, intermediate agencies, and state departments of education in virtually every state as well as internationally.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Literacy for Urban Students

    Literacy for Urban Students

    Drawing on forms of prior knowledge that traditionally underserved students bring to classrooms, Lee has developed a theory of cultural modeling that provides a framework for the design and enactment of curriculum. In addition to serving as co-coordinator of the Spencer Research Training program in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern, she is a founder and former director of the New Concept School, an African-centered independent school in Chicago, and a founder of the Betty Shabazz International Charter School in Chicago, a newly established African-centered charter school. Lee is the former president of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy and the chair of the standing committee on research of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The author of Signifying as a Scaffold for Literary Interpretation: The Pedagogical Implications of an African American Discourse Genre. She is co-editor of a scholarly journal, Neo-Vygotskian Perspectives on Literacy Research. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign, a master’s in English from the University of Chicago, and an educational doctorate from the University of Chicago.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Mathematics for Urban Students

    Mathematics for Urban Students

    The research Gutierrez has done in urban high schools in the United States and Mexico has made her an authority on the organizational, cultural, and pedagogical aspects of high school mathematics and how they apply to poor students and students of color. Her current research focuses on teaching that achieves equality in students’ mathematics participation. An associate professor of mathematics education and Latina/Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she presents examples of four successful teaching "stories" and will include aspects of organizational structures and teaching practices that contribute to success. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Master’s and Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Chicago.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    The Deadly Effects of Tougher Standards: Challenging High Stakes Testing and Other Impediments to Learning

    The Deadly Effects of Tougher Standards: Challenging High Stakes Testing and Other Impediments to Learning

    Kohn has been described by Time magazine as "perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores." A wide-ranging speaker and writer, he has been critical of competition and rewards on TV and radio programs including "The Today Show" and "Oprah," and in books like "Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community" (ASCD, 1996), which he describes as "a modest attempt to overthrow the entire field of classroom management." Other titles include "Punished by Rewards" (1993), “The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards" (1999), "The Case Against Standardized Testing" (2000), and most recently, "The Homework Myth" (2006).

    • 2 hr 9 min

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