- Professor Mary Jane Curry Co-edits, Professor Jeffrey Choppin Contributes to New Book Exploring the Role of Applied Linguistics in STEM Education
Language and literacy play an important and increasingly recognized role in the practice of, and education about, science and technology. As scholars, policymakers, and educators focus on how to best educate young people in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), a new book examines the contributions that applied linguistics and literacy can make in these fields. In Language, Literacy, and Learning in STEM Education, scholars explore the ways that linguistic knowledge can advance the description, understanding, education, and practice of STEM.
- Future Science Teachers Guide City Students in Conducting Water Quality Study at Summer Science Camp
Graduate students who are studying to become science teachers at the Warner School will lead the 2014 Get Real! Science Camp. The program, which runs July 28 through August 4, will provide 30 local middle school students with the opportunity to conduct a water quality study incorporating Lake Ontario and the Genesee River as well as engage in real scientific questions about water quality and usage and what makes water clean.
- Institute for Innovative Transition Receives Grant to Expand Services to Web-Based Learning for Youth with Disabilities
The Institute for Innovative Transition (IIT) at the University of Rochester has been awarded a grant aimed at supporting the transition needs of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York State. The grant from the EnvisionIT Program at Ohio State University is the most recent award given to IIT, a partnership among the Golisano Foundation and the University's Warner School and Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, to address transition issues in high school curricula.
- Teachers Across Greater Rochester Connect in Summer Learning Opportunities—Focus on Improving Student Writing in the Common Core Era
Like their students, teachers across Monroe and surrounding counties look forward to their summer vacation. This summer, some teachers will devote a portion of their time to continue learning new ways to improve the teaching of writing in area schools. Nearly a dozen teachers will attend the Invitational Genesee Valley Writing Project Summer Institute, running July 7 to 25. This year’s Institute will include an in-depth focus on Common Core.
- ‘The End of the Beginning’: A Plan to Save East High School
Today, University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, Rochester City School Board Chair Van White, and the leaders of relevant labor unions associated with East High School announced that an essential step had been completed to allow East High School to remain open under an Educational Partnership Organization agreement.