Information and Announcements

Welcome back!

Molly and I welcome you back to school and trust that your new years started well! We have much to be thankful for as we begin our Spring semester including new graduates to be: Susan Chambre, Alexandra Garino, Staci Tedrow, and Lauren Zucker! Last semester, many of you also successfully defended your capstones and this year we look forward to admitting an incoming class for Fall, 2018.
Here’s to a new semester and to all members of the CLAIR community! Molly and I look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you shortly about new and exciting developments in our program as we complete 6th academic year!
Molly and Fran

Research Presentation

You are invited to attend the research presentation of Mr. Justin Coles, applicant for our English education professor position.  His talk is titled, A Critical Race Ethnography of Urban Black Youth Literacies in the “Wake”   It will be in Room 1114 at 4:30pmtomorrowWednesday, November 29.

There will be an open discussion for students after the talk at 5:30, also in room 1114.  Please try to attend one or both events.

Welcome Back!

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

Instructor for bilingual education course to be taught Fall 2017

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.

If you are interested, please follow up with Dr. Constance (Joye) Smith. Her contact information is:
Phone: (718) 960-7242

GSE Bulletin – May 2017

Important tidbits from the GSE bulletin:

Conference on Qualitative Methods

The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), a section of APA’s Division of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods is offering a Conference on Qualitative Methods.

When: Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th on the 12th Floor of Lowenstein.

AERA Conference Coming to New York

 The 2018 AERA Annual Conference will be held in New York City, April 13-17, 2018.  The call for proposals opens in early June.

Prestigious Fellowships

 Information about graduate funding and fellowships can be found on H-Net.

Open Education Base: Scholarship Opportunities

Open Education Database has updated their list with 35 new scholarships specifically for graduate students in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Click HERE for more info.

Free Data Workshop: Early Head Start Family Child Experiences Survey

Free data workshop (travel stipends available): Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014)

When: July 24-25, 2017

Where: Ann Arbor, MI

Application deadline: May 22, 2017

Applications are competitive. A limited number of travel stipends will be awarded.


Faculty Awards and Appointments

Dr. Rabinowitz will be joining PLOS ONE as an Academic Editor on the Editorial Board.

Job Opportunities

 Job Openings at PS/IS 187 in Manhattan

Job Openings at PS/IS 187 in Manhattan

PS/IS 187 in upper Manhattan (349 Cabrini Blvd) is seeking:

  • 1st grade general education teachers
  • 5th/6th grade math teachers
  • 7th/8th grade math teachers

Students interested in learning more and applying should contact GSE alum Jessica Mitchell.

Exhibit on Ancient Greek Art

 This exhibit provides free tours for grades 3-8, college students, and adults. Please contact the Onassis foundation for more information.

Opportunity for Presenting Student Research: Northeastern Educational Research Association

Dr. Patelis will be organizing a session at the Northeastern Educational Research Association to showcase student research.

Please contact Dr. Patelis by Friday, May 26, 2017 for more information.

GSE Calendar: May

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • University Commencement and GSE Diploma Ceremony at RH Campus

Monday, May 22, 2017

  • Summer Session I Begins (Ends June 29)
  • Summer Session I — In-Person Registration and Advisement for Summer and Fall 2017, 1:00 PM

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • Summer Session I — In-Person Registration and Advisement for Summer and Fall 2017, 1:00 PM
  • Deadline for Successful Uploading to ProQuest for May 2017 Graduates

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • Deadline for Online drop from Summer Session I 2017 courses without incurring a W and tuition charges

Monday, May 29, 2017

  • Memorial Day – University Closed

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • Deadline for Religious School Scholarship Applications for Summer Session I