School of Education News
08/02/2012On Tuesday, July 31, St. John Fisher College and the Buffalo Bills hosted “Discover at Fisher” day for 30 local high school students from the East Rochester School District and the Safe to be Smart Program of the Rochester Public Library, which provides programming opportunities for children and adolescents at six branches of the library. Read More
07/25/2012Thanks to a Title I grant from the federal government, administrators and teachers from the Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3, along with Dr. Kathy Broikou, Director of the Literacy Education Program at Fisher, created a summer literacy clinic for students from School No. 3. Heading up the NRCS-SJFC Partners in Literacy Program is Allison Rioux, a teacher at School No. 3, as well as a part-time faculty member at Fisher. Read More
06/22/2012The Wegmans School of Pharmacy and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education are collaborating to offer a Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program. Dr. Jeff Liles of the School of Education, along with Drs. Asim Abu-Baker, Lisa Avery, and Kate Juba of the School of Pharmacy have teamed up to develop a program designed to train pharmacists as educators using a “theory to practice” approach, where pharmacists are submerged in learning theory while learning to apply it to clinical practice. Read More
06/14/2012The Brockport Central School District has a new superintendent. Dr. Lesli Myers was recently chosen as Brockport’s next superintendent, replacing Superintendent Garry Stone, who is retiring at the end of the month. Dr. Myers is an alumna of both the M.S. in Educational Leadership and the Ed.D. in Executive Leadership programs at Fisher. Read More
05/31/2012During May and June, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education is hosting students and teachers from a local all-boys charter school. Over sixty ninth grade boys from the University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men (UPREP) are studying at Fisher to prepare for their New York State Regents exams. Read More
05/15/2012Studies show that teacher quality is the most important factor in P–12 student achievement. But how do we know that our children’s teachers enter the classroom ready to help them learn? Professional accreditation is one way to ensure the public that schools of education are graduating well-qualified teachers ready for today’s classrooms. Read More
05/09/2012On Thursday, April 26, 2012, Dr. James Schwartz from the Department of Inclusive Education made a presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Philadelphia, PA. Read More
05/03/2012Diversity in American Society, taught by Dr. Jim Wood, is a required course for all senior Education majors. It is designed to broaden students’ understanding of diversity and social justice and how these concepts relate to society, tradition, and conventional wisdom. Read More
05/01/2012On Tuesday, April 24, over 100 staff members from the St. John Fisher College community attended the Staff Appreciation Ceremony, to honor four staff members for exemplary performance. Read More
04/30/2012Dr. Bernard Ricca, Director of the Graduate Program in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, presented a paper at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Read More
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