- EVENT: East Public Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 29
The University of Rochester and East Upper & Lower Schools invite all members of the public and especially the East community—scholars, families, teachers, leaders, and staff—to join us for a look at some of the achievements and highlights from the first year of the University of Rochester serving as the educational partnership organization (EPO) managing and supporting the “new” East and to engage in a conversation about the future of East.
- NSF Grant Awarded to UR Warner School for Online Teacher Professional Development, Research in Rural Schools
The Warner School was awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide teachers in rural school districts access to innovative online professional learning experiences in mathematics. The Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program of the NSF awarded the four-year grant, which will support research of an online-based professional development model that includes synchronous online courses and online video coaching, in addition to demonstration lessons that can be viewed via online meeting software, with the goal of increasing the quality of professional development opportunities for teachers in rural areas in the U.S.
- Teaching Garden at East Aims to Produce More than Just Produce
American Heart Association, Dixon Schwabl and East Upper & Lower Schools have joined forces to build East’s first Teaching Garden. Leaders of each organization, East students and members of the Greater Rochester community gathered this morning to plant vegetables, fruits and flowers in the garden, which was built entirely by volunteers.
- Warner Center’s Founding Director Judi Fonzi Named Professor Emeritus of Education
An accomplished mathematics teacher, teacher educator and researcher, Judi Fonzi has been appointed professor emeritus of education in recognition of her contributions to the University of Rochester. Fonzi, founding director of the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform who retired in June, has served the Warner School of Education and local educators with distinction for 40 years. In her new role as professor emeritus, she will continue to support the University, URMC, and Warner.
- Horizons at Warner to Celebrate National Summer Learning Day with Event Honoring Walter Cooper '57 (PhD)
In celebration of National Summer Learning Day on July 14, 2016, Horizons at Warner will host an educational community event that honors longtime scientist, educator, and civil rights leader Walter Cooper '57 (PhD) for his commitment to learning. Summer Learning Day is an annual national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to highlight the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer.