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Museum Studies Virtual Information Session
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 1:00-1:45pm (via WebEx)

Learn about the museum studies masters and certificate programs and meet Program Director, Cynthia Robinson. In this informal presentation, Cynthia will walk you through the program's philosophy and application process, and will answer your questions.
Join the meeting via WebEx, by 1:00pm on 12/13.

A Teach-In
On December 10 and 11, from 10 am to 8 pm, in Paige Hall, there will be a Teach-In organized by Tufts staff, faculty, and students. This Teach-In is a site for drawing on rich intersectional histories of experience and knowledge to consider ongoing struggle, resistance and resilience and will cover a range of issues, direct action items, and questions related to the current political and social climates we are encountering, resisting, and making since the U.S. presidential election and into the future.
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School Psychology Program
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene, Medford Campus
Pizza and refreshments will be served!
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The Tufts school psychology program hosted an open house for people interested in the work of school psychologists and in learning more about our school psychology preparation program. The event included a panel discussion with current students who shared their experiences in the program.

If you were unable to attend the open house, a video of the panel discussion with current students is now available.

A Teach-In: Standing Rock Protests and Protective Actions
Friday, October 28, 2016 and Saturday, October 29, 2016

This two-day Teach-In will consider a range of issues related to the Sacred Stone Camp protests and protective actions against Dakota Access Pipeline and in support of the Standing Rock Sioux.

Panels and discussions will include: sovereignty and colonial law, sex trafficking and domestic violence, Indigenous knowledges and education, water rights and protection, arts, and historical trauma, among others.  Download agenda >

Sponsored by WGSS and Education.
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"Survival Tips"
Friday, October 28, 2016 | 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Eaton 201

Open House for prospective and current teachers of Latin, Ancient Greek, and Classical Humanities. The title is "Survival Tips" but you will also learn directly from our recent Licensure alumni (and a couple not-so-recent) about differences between public schools and independent schools, high school vs. middle school students, urban vs. suburban and some unique schools and language programs in the New England area.

Refreshments will be served. Questions? Please contact Susan Setnik.

Interactive Forum: Why Cultural Responsiveness Matters for Social-Emotional Development: Nurturing Resilience & Building Stamina to Navigate Diversity
Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 8:30 - 11:30am
Speaker: Zaretta Hammond (Author, Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain)

Representatives from our department and from Tufts Admissions to attend TeachUp on October 12, 2016 in Boston.
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"Way-Finding in Youth Maker Projects"
Tufts University STEM Education Lecture Series
Associate Professor Lee Martin, School of Education at University of California, Davis
March 14, 2016 | 3:00-4:00pm
Halligan Hall, Rm 102
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A Taste of Tufts: Preparing Competent, Culturally Responsive, Caring Teachers: what's social-emotional learning got to do with it?
Deborah Donahue-Keegan
Friday, March 11, 2016 | 12:00pm
Location TBD

The well-worn assertion that "those who can, do — those who can't, teach" spurs my research and professional work, in part.  Contrary to myth, K-12 classroom teaching is complicated, intellectually challenging, and demands a complex set of skills; learning how to teach well, for the long-haul, requires more than "fast-track" training! In my Taste of Tufts talk I will discuss my research, advocacy, and policy work regarding teacher preparation; I will make a case for why all beginning teachers should receive high-quality, in-depth training and support that draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research, and cultivates social-emotional learning/development. Here's why: to help teachers develop strong social-emotional competence for stress resilience in what is an increasingly demanding profession, and expand their capacity for fostering students' academic learning, social-emotional development and essential interpersonal "twenty-first century skills" (such as collaborative problem-solving, constructive conflict resolution, etc.). Moreover, teachers with strong social-emotional skills are better equipped to reach and teach students from a broad range of demographic backgrounds in culturally responsive, racially literate, and trauma-sensitive ways.  During my talk, I will also describe the constructive developmental theory framework that informs and guides my research. Throughout this Taste of Tufts session, I will welcome questions, ideas, etc.

Learn more about Taste of Tufts.

Talks in Mathematics Education

  • "Math on the Move: The Provocative Potential of Contemporary Mathematics Exhibitions for School Visitors"
    Molly Kelton, San Diego State University
    January 26, 2016 | 10:30am-12:00pm
    Dowling Hall, Rm 745A
  • "Findings from a National Study of Calculus Programs"
    Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University
    January 27, 2016 | 1:30-3:00pm
    Austin Conference Room, Tisch Library
  • "Designing, Scaling, and Sustaining Innovations in STEM Education"
    Daniel Reinholz, University of Colorado, Boulder
    February 2, 2016 | 10:30-12:00pm
    Austin Conference Room, Tisch Library
  • "Research on the Learning and Teaching of Linear Algebra"
    Megan Wawro, Virginia Tech
    February 9, 2016 | 3:00-4:30pm
    Austin Conference Room, Tisch Library

Professor and Chair David Hammer to lead January 20 workshop at the Museum Institute for Teaching Science
January 20, 2016

Professor and Chair David Hammer be running a workshop at the Museum Institute for Teaching Science, on Jan 20, titled "Understanding Children's Thinking: The Practice of Constructing Explanations".
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Assistant Professor Brian Gravel Lecture
Tufts University STEM Education Lecture Series
December 7, 2015 | 3-4:00pm
102 Halligan Hall
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Exploring Communities: through the lens of a camera, student teachers explore where they teach
December 1, 2015 | 4:15-5:45pm
Room 401, 574 Boston Ave

Join graduate students in the MAT and MA + Teaching Licensure programs as they talk about and share photographs of the communities in which they are student teaching.

Race and Literacies: A dialogue with Dr. Leigh Patel and Dr. Shameka Powell on the topics of race, literacy, power and education
November 30, 2015 | 6:00pm
Room 113, 26 Winthrop Street
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School Psychology Program Open House
November 21, 2015 | 10:00am-1:00pm
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Hall
Pizza and refreshments will be served

Is the field of school psychology the choice for you?

The Tufts school psychology program is excited to host an open house for people interested in the work of school psychologists and in learning more about our school psychology preparation program. The event will include a panel discussion with current students who will share their experiences in the program. This event presents an opportunity to obtain answers to your questions, tour campus, and meet students, faculty, and staff. RSVP >

If you are unable to attend the open house, a video of the panel discussion with current students is now available through December 31st.

Tufts Museum Studies Open House
November 17, 2015 | 6:30-8:00pm
Chase Center, Medford campus
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Workshop on Teaching Latin to All Students
October 14, 2015 | 12:00-1:15pm
Eaton 207

Shirley Lowe, veteran grades 7-12 Latin teacher (The Rivers School, Wayland Public Schools in MA, Bernardsville Public Schools in NJ), who developed and implemented a Latin program for students with diverse learning styles, will lead a workshop called "Teaching Latin to All Students". Intended for prospective educators in Latin and Classical Humanities.

Third Annual Tufts University STEM Education Student Symposium
October 2, 2015
208 Anderson Hall
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Building an Effective Resume
September 21, 2015 | 12:00-2:00pm
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Lecture by Assistant Professor Julia Gouvea: Seeking evidence of students' reasoning in introductory biology
September 18, 2015 | 4:00pm
Barnum 104