The Western Regional Center for Innovation in Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation through Professional Development Schools focuses on developing, extending, and evaluating the impact of the Professional Development School model of clinically rich partnerships between Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) and P-12 Local Education Agencies (LEA) on P-12 student achievement in partner schools and the value and impact of professional development offered through such partnerships on both practicing teachers and teacher candidates in each of our SUNY teacher education programs in the Western Region.
Buffalo State: coordinate clinically rich partnerships in urban and high needs schools, manage and oversee programs generated, disseminate information
Fredonia: rural school partnerships, joint Teach LivE sponsor
Geneseo: field experiences in non-school settings, graduate education options
The 2nd Annual North Country Climate Reality Conference will empower participants to create climate solutions in their lives and in their communities. Inspiring speakers and musicians will motivate action-planning sessions. Participants will leave the conference energized and with purpose to help make the North Country a model for citizen action on climate change. The conference is hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury in partnership with Green Mountain College. It will take place on Friday, June 17 at 8:00 am to 4:30 pm in the Scoville Auditorium on the SUNY Adirondack Campus. Download the brochure for more details and registration information.
Dr. Tererai Trent, one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment, and author of the children’s book The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can, will speak on Friday, November 13 at 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm in the Student Union Assembly Halls. Watch a powerful 3 minute video about her story. Free parking in Student or Staff Lots for the afternoon of November 13th ONLY (excluding metered and reserved spaces).
The WNY Children's Book Expo will be held on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kleinhan’s Music Hall. Hosted by Monkey See, Monkey Do children's bookstore, the Expo aims to foster a love of reading, spark curiosity and imagination, encourage independent thinking, and promote healthy, active lifestyles for children of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to meet over 30 children’s authors, enjoy story readings and illustrator presentations, and have photo opportunities with authors and storybook characters. The event is event is free for families in Western New York. View the schedule at www.WNYcbe.com.
Chancellor Nancy Zimpher adopted the concept of "Centers for Innovation in Education" following the model for "Centers for Pedagogy" by John Goodlad. The purpose of this initiative is to designate SUNY campuses as the ideal gathering place for education faculty, arts, and sciences faculty, and P-12 faculty and administrators to work together to strengthen teacher and leader preparation by supporting current teachers and leaders as well as renewing practice for preparing new teachers and leaders. There are currently three Centers of Innovation, which have been established on campuses across SUNY - Buffalo State, Cortland, and New Paltz. Each Center exemplifies a unique focus with a common goal: to advance educator preparation by deepening clinically rich practice and partnership through the application of cutting-edge technology and 21st century resources and tools.
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