Greetings, The CLAIR faculty welcome you all back to school! As new CLAIR co-Directors, Molly and I extend an invitation to check in and let us know how you are faring and what we can do to make your time in the program more beneficial to your professional development. Please do note that Molly is on sabbatical this Fall so contacting me may be best for Fall.
We have many reasons to be happy this Fall as we embark on our 5th academic year, advance toward our first graduation of CLAIR PhDs this May, and bask in the Graduate School of Education’s recognition of CLAIR students as creative and academically strong. Your core CLAIR faculty already know that you are caring, dedicated professionals determined to make positive contributions to research and practice in the study of learning and instruction. These faculty include Drs. John Craven, Jane Bolgatz, and Molly Ness of the Curriculum and Instruction Division, and Drs. Karen Brobst, Akane Zusho, and Fran Blumberg of the Psychological and Educational Services Division.
Please watch this space as we will use the blog as one of the major vehicles for communication about the program and the exciting new developments. One of those developments will include stronger linkages between GSE and other academic units with regard to course offerings.
So, get those back to school outfits assembled and continue to be the wonderful people we know you to be!
Much happiness, Fran
The Department of Middle and High School Education at Lehman College is looking for someone to teach ESC 759-Foundations of Bilingual Education in the fall. The course covers the historical, legal, and judicial foundations of bilingual/ multilingual education, the philosophy and structure of various bilingual programs, as well as assessment for general education students and students with disabilities.
Please watch this space for information about student registration fees being paid through GSE for those CLAIR students presenting at next year’s AERA. Provisions also will be made for those presenting posters to have them printed in-house.
Please wish Scott Swisher much success as he advances to the final round of consideration for the very competitive Pat Tillman Scholarship. Please also wish Mahitot Arnold a swift recovery from a brief illness.
CLAIR also wishes Kristen Turner much success in the next phase of her academic career. She has been a tireless advocate for CLAIR as Program Director, a source of great insight, and a much respected member of the CLAIR family.