Childhood Education News
On Wednesday, March 4, St. John Fisher College’s Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education and Lavery Library will host the 17th Rochester City School District Annual Storytelling Festival. Last year’s festival, which is free to attend, attracted over 200 people to campus and included Rochester students in grades 3 through 8 who participated in a storytelling competition. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., and the storytelling begins at 6:30 p.m. in a variety of classrooms in the Wegmans School of Nursing.
By this time next year, it’s possible that senior education major Caitlin Antaya will be teaching English in Turkey. That is, if she gets word from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that she has been chosen to receive a grant to fund her experience.
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education has had a strong relationship with many of the surrounding school districts for years. One relationship in particular, with the Greece School District, continues to grow.
Five members from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education’s Department of Undergraduate Inclusive Education and Graduate Department presented at the TASH Annual Conference in Washington, D. C., from December 3-5, 2014.
On Wednesday, December 3, over 40 5th grade Palmyra-Macedon students traveled to St. John Fisher College to meet with students from the Ralph. Wilson, Jr. School of Education. The objective was to showcase the college experience, first-hand, along with the benefits that come with furthering their education to the young visitors.
This semester, students in Dr. Susan Schultz’s Language Acquisition and Literacy Development course are enveloped in service-learning, working with Volunteers of America and Maplewood Library on after-school programs for children ranging from pre-school through elementary school.
On Friday, October 24, a group of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) members and Service Scholars dressed up in their Halloween best and traveled to School No. 19 to read classic tales to children from pre-kindergarten through first grade for the 3rd Annual Day of Service for the BGS International Honor Society.
The annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) was held at St. John Fisher College from June 30 – July 3, attracting 165 AP teachers from schools across New York State, outlying states, and even some from as far away as Turkey.
Dr. Whitney Rapp, Associate Professor in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, has recently published a book that is a resource for inclusive education teachers and teacher candidates.
A total of 50 graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 9, when students, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in the Cleary Family Auditorium for the annual President’s Awards Ceremony. The awards were presented by Dr. Donald Bain and members of the Fisher faculty.