- New Master’s in Online Teaching and Learning Offered
A new master’s degree in online teaching and learning has been approved. The program will prepare qualified instructors to teach effectively in online spaces in higher education, K-12 education, and other contexts. The next application deadline is June 15.
- EVENT: Film Screenings, Discussion Promote the Inclusion of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Higher Ed
A public screening of films promoting and cultivating inclusivity on college campuses will be presented as part of WXXI’s MOVE TO INCLUDE initiative on Mon., May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre. The free event will feature the experiences of college students with intellectual disabilities through the free showings of the national film Rethinking College and the new local micro-documentary film series The Opportunity Project, followed by a panel discussion.
- East High Science STARS Named Fast Forward Film Festival Finalist
The 2015 Fast Forward Film Festival, scheduled to take place April 17-18, will be the first of its kind. It will highlight up-and-coming and veteran filmmakers whose films have a local environment focus in Rochester. Selected from nearly 100 film submissions, the Science STARS’ film Changes will be screened at The Little Theatre on Fri., Apr. 17 and at the George Eastman House on Sat., Apr. 18 for the Festival Gala.
- Former, Current Warner School Researchers Publish Book to Help Support the Educational Needs of Rochester’s Latina/o Students
A new book by former Warner School faculty members Donna Marie Harris and Judy Marquez Kiyama aims to address the immediate and persistent educational challenges confronted by Latina/o students in Rochester. Warner School Associate Professor Nancy Ares, alumni Sandra Quiñones '97 (BA), '98W (MS), '12W (PhD) and Amalia Dache-Gerbino '14W (PhD), current doctoral students Thomas Noel Jr. and Vicki T. Sapp, and RCSD Superintendent Bolgen Vargas have contributed chapters in The Plight of Invisibility.
- Genesee Valley Writing Project Seeks Teachers for 2015 Summer Institute
The Genesee Valley Writing Project is gearing up for its 2015 Invitational Summer Institute, running July 6 to 23 in LeChase Hall on the University of Rochester’s River Campus. This year’s Institute will include an in-depth focus on a Writing Project approach to the Common Core State Standards. Local educators must apply by April 15.