Wednesday, April 8, 2009

5th CESTL Invited Speakers

5th CESTL Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Birchette
Keynote Address: Passion to Teach

Dr. Mark G. Birchette, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Biology in the Brooklyn Campus Long Island University. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from Yale College in 1974 and his MA and Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology both from Harvard University in 1982. Before joining LIU in 1992, Dr. Birchette had taught at Harvard University as a Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medical School on faculty of Dept of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Yale University as a joint appointment in Anthropology and Biology.

Dr. Mark G. Birchette is a member of FAME – Faculty Advising and Mentoring Exchange – a newly formed joint committee of LIU faculty and administrators working to develop a program that will support faculty members in their teaching efforts in a manner that is completely separate from the formal faculty review process. Dr. Birchette was one of the first faculty members to participate in the Core Seminar program and have been involved with it since its inception. He is currently a member of the Core Seminar Advisory Committee. He also served as a Panelist/Facilitator for a WAC discussion on the Ken Bain book, What the Best College Teachers Do. Dr. Mark G. Birchette has won several teaching awards including the Lex Dixon Prize for excellence in Social Science teaching at Yale and the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching at LIU.


Professors' Panel
Teaching & Learning: Perspectives from LIU Professors


This Special Invited Panel will be given by our own LIU professors. This Panel will provide our students with a different perspective on teaching and learning at the higher education level from the professors' perspective. Students will have many opportunities to ask these professors ANY questions.

Panelists:
Dr. Arnold Dodge
(Assistant Professor of Leadership & Administration)
Dr. Lynn Cohen
(Assistant Professor of Special Education & Literacy)
Dr. Efleda Tolentino
(Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education)
Dr. Dengting Boyanton
(Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology)




K-12 Students' Panel
Teaching & Learning: Perspectives from K-12 Students


This Special Invited Panel will be given by K-12 students from local elementary/high schools in New York. This Panel will provide our students with a different perspective on teaching and learning from the K-12 students' perspective. Students will have many opportunities to ask these student panelists ANY questions.


K-12 Student Panelists:

Angelo Brussich (12th Grade High School Student)
Joanne Garcia (12th Grade High School Student)
Alexandra Rossland (11th Grade High School Student)
Christiana Dobra (11th Grade High School Student)
Joshua Tolentino (6th Grade Middle School Student)







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