This week's featured GLA speaker is Dr. Suzanne Choo, a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, and one of the co-founders of CPET's Studies in Educational Innovation. She currently acts as Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, in Singapore. In 2013, she published her latest book: Reading the World, the Globe, and the Cosmos.
At this year's conference, Dr. Choo will speak alongside Dr. Manu Kapur and Dr. Wen Chee Chung about curricula innovations in Singapore in the areas of English, Math and Science. She will focus on bilingual education, and will discuss Singapore's holistic approach to language learning, as well as how this strategy furthers students' literacy skills.
To attend this and other offerings at #GLA2014, click here to register by March 31st.
This week we're featuring two #GLA2014 speakers: Alexandra Fallon, Chief Operating Officer of mSchools, and Joel Rose, CEO and Founder of New Classrooms. At mSchools, Alexandra works with schools and communities to create state of the art learning labs and blended microSchools. In his work at New Classrooms, Joel works to design instructional models that help teachers personalize learning to the needs of each student.
They will present alongside each other at this year's GLA on blended, design, and game-based learning, and will share their expertise on how their partnerships allow them to accelerate student learning while reducing the administrative burden of implementing blended learning programs. For a preview of their work, check out the video below:
This week's #GLA2014 featured speaker is Juliette LaMontagne, Ed.D., who is not only a former Teachers College professor, but a TED Fellow and the founder of Breaker - where her mission is to drive social innovation by mobilizing interdisciplinary teams of young creative collaborators.
At the GLA, Juliette will draw on her work at Breaker, and share how the difficulties found in "messy collaboration" can serve as a great point of departure for deep learning and truly innovative change. The idea for this creative problem-solving process began with LaMontagne's personal experiences in teaching. She noticed, time and again, that the most effective learning strategies often involved extra-curricular activities. The interaction and hands-on approach simply stuck better than more traditional methods. Breaker arose from the desire to focus and intensify these results and establish a model for education in the real world.
Watch below to hear her talk more about alternative design learning, and register for this year's GLA conference to attend her presentation and other offerings!
This weekend, CPET team members Marcelle Mentor, Brice Particelli, Cristina Romeo and Alexandra Thomas successfully presented their work on Project-Based Pedagogies: Ethnographies of Classroom Publishing, as part of the Ethnography and Education Conference at UPenn. Their presentation included a discussion of multi-modal work & the intersection of art, writing and culture currently taking place at The Young Women's Leadership School, as well as a touching piece on the topic of self-inquiry, based on work with the GED+ program in New York City. Each presenter focused on ways that these projects ask students to use ethnographic approaches in their writing, and to inquire critically into their own culture. Sarah Montgomery-Glinski, a CPET Lead Professional Development Coach, also presented her work on Forget About the Test: Facilitating Senior Performance Based Assessments at a South Bronx Consortium High School.