Rosalie Fink’s (BA 1963) newest book “Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: Engaging Content Area Literacy Strategies,” has been published by Shell Education. Fink says the book shows new ways to teach English, social studies, science, and mathematics by using techniques and art forms including rap, drama, poetry, song, dance, and visual arts. She has been a public school teacher, a literacy specialist, and researcher. She is professor emerita, English/Literacy, Lesley University.
Sally Campbell Galman received a one-year, $36,000 award from the Spencer Foundation for a new research project, Understanding young, gender-nonconforming children’s resilience experiences across child-life contexts. “Many of the stories we hear about transgender and gender nonconforming young people focus on the statistics about alienation, homelessness, suicide, academic failure, and so one, “ said Galman. “This study aims to go beyond the sad stories and cautionary talks to look at the resiliency, resistance and self-expression.
Keisha L. Green, assistant professor, was named to the board of directors of the New England Public Radio Foundation, an independent, nonprofit organization that raises funds for the station.
On the faculty of the teacher education and curriculum studies department since 2013, Green co-coordinates the English language arts (ELA) Secondary Teacher Education Program. In that role, she works with linguistically and culturally diverse youth as well as ELA teachers in the Springfield, Holyoke and Amherst school districts.
The Education Club and School Psychology Assoc. fill backpacks for students
HELP US FEED STUDENTS IN NEED
The UMass Amherst Education Club and the UMass School Psychology Association are working with the Holyoke Public School Full Service Community Schools Basic Needs workgroup to benefit the Holyoke Public Schools Backpack Program. This program provides a backpack filled with nutritious food every Friday to students who have little access to food over the weekend. Last year this program filled over 4,800 backpacks and they have been asked to expand as much as possible.
Donations will be accepted throughout the month of November
The doctoral program in mathematics, science and learning technologies presents Teaching Mathematics for Spatial Justice, with Laurie Rubel, Distinguished CUNY Fellow, on Thursday, Nov. 19 in room 101 Furcolo Hall 5-6:30 p.m.
The College of Education’s Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation and the College’s Office of Research & Engagement invite you to two symposia by Dr. Neil Humphrey of the University of Manchester, England.
Maria José Botelho, associate professor, is a founding member of Doors to the World: Global Children’s Literature for Critical Multicultural Literacies, a collaborative project that will launch its multimodal resource website in April 2016. The site will feature teacher-designed mini-units that re/contextualize global children’s picture books as entry points for deepening children’s understanding of themselves and their worlds. This project is supported by a grant from the Longview Foundation.
Doors to the World is a Five College Partnerships project.
Joseph B. Berger, professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, UMass Amherst College of Education, was appointed chair of the Global Higher Education & Research Global Challenge (GHEAR), an initiative of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a global higher education and research network comprising 18 universities and spanning 11 countries on five continents. WUN works to drive international research collaboration and address issues of global significance.