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Global Leadership Summit 2018
Mount Holyoke students and alumnae attended the 10-day Global Leadership Summit in South Africa this summer, returning with inspiration and commitment.
Photo of Chloe Scowalter MAT’19 in a classroom
Heather Brown, Lecturer, Chloe Showalter MAT'19 and Matt Sterlein MAT'19 helped facilitate the Youth Writing Adventure in Amherst, MA.
Excellence in Teaching Awards
Excellence in Teaching award winners have the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship toward a Master of Arts in Education at Mount Holyoke College.
Michael Lawrence Riddell, MATL'21
Michael Lawrence-Riddell, MATL’21 talks to the Gazette about putting together narrative-based multimedia resources about race in American history.
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Batha won the National Speech & Debate Association's Educator of the Year award for 2019.
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“Finding Professional Development Opportunities at the Graduate Level” was written by program faculty Kim Evelti, Gwen Bass and Tiffany Espinosa.
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Smith was published in the Mass Music Educators Journal and presented at the MMEA conference.
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Lauren Mattone was awarded the 2018 Roger L. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award.
Margo Batha MATL’19 featured on the cover of Rostrum Magazine
Margo Batha MATL’19 is featured for winning the National Speech and Debate Association’s Educator of the Year award.
Models of Entrepreneurship in Education, a course that will explore different models of entrepreneurship in education.
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have co-authored an article for Faculty Focus. Read the article: “An Educational Shift: Encouraging Mission-Driven Online Learning”.
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Eric Schildge MATL’19 and Mount Holyoke Graduate Programs are partnering on a sexual health education program for young adults with disabilities.
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Jay Bright MATM ‘19 and Amanda Thomson MATM ‘19 highlighted their MATM work during the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference.
Michael Flynn, Visiting Instructor in Psychology & Education; Director, Mathematics Leadership Program
Michael Flynn, director of the math leadership programs was a guest on Long Island News 12's Morning Show to discuss distance learning.
Book Cover: “From Discipline to Culturally Responsive Engagement: 45 Classroom Management Strategies” By Laura E. Pinto
“From Discipline to Culturally Responsive Engagement: 45 Classroom Management Strategies” By Laura E. Pinto recommended by Gwen Bass.
Photo of Alicia Lopez, ELL teacher at Amherst Middle School, dispelling a myth about becoming an ELL teacher.
Mount Holyoke College offers various avenues for interested candidates to study and gain qualifications in this exciting field. Watch the video.
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“Teaching: A Life's Work” by Sonia Nieto and lecturer Alicia Lopez.
This is a photo of the class of 2019, in gowns and caps, as they prepare to Commence.
The graduates at Mount Holyoke’s 182nd Commencement were urged to speak up, speak out and work together to make the world a better place.
Gwen Bass talks to Comcast Newsmakers about marginalized students.
Gwen Bass of Mount Holyoke College’s Professional and Graduate Education program spoke about improving education for marginalized students.
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Brady is a contributing author for Larry Ferlazzo’s Classroom Q&A Blog for Education Week. She will also be a guest on his Bam! Radio Show.
Photo of Ryan Wallace standing in front of a wall of framed National Geographic Magazine covers
Wallace is returning to campus co-teaching the course X.EDUC 458: Owning Assessments and Data for Student Learning
A sea of students in their brilliant class colors of yellow, red, green, blue and purple, celebrating convocation outside in the amphitheater.
Convocation marks the official beginning of the 2019–2020 academic year for 2,199 Mount Holyoke students, including 507 incoming first-years.
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Ann Neary, MATL’18 will be leading a team to develop a commitment and policy which would promote National Board Certification for educators in Connecticut.
Michael Flynn, Visiting Instructor in Psychology & Education; Director, Mathematics Leadership Program
Flynn received an award for Mathematics Teaching and Learning at the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in MA annual conference.
Two-time alumna and fifth-grade teacher Rose Levine examines the case for —and against — reopening elementary schools this fall.
New partnership with the Hitchcock Center for the Environment
The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Mount Holyoke College is partnering with the Hitchcock Center for the Environment.
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A video series from host Nancy Gardner for the Teacher Leadership Programs.
Book Cover: “Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher” by Stephen D. Brookfield
“Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher” by Stephen D. Brookfield recommended by Ruth Hornsby.
Mount Holyoke’s Professional and Graduate Education program launched its fifth cohort of math teachers ready to change the world, one mind at a time.
Mount Holyoke’s Professional and Graduate Education program launched its fifth cohort of math teachers ready to change the world, one mind at a time.
Photo of Stephani Lopez Rodriguez MAT’19
“In order to teach, you must lead with love. Every day is worth it if you intentionally choose to love your students every day.”
This is a screenshot of author Sonia Nieto teaching via Zoom, with 15 other participants.
The Professional and Graduate Education program now offers an online program for teachers working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
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Owen Dempsey MAT ‘19 and Gwen Bass, director of the Teacher Leadership programs, co-presented on special education advocacy for youth.
Gwen Bass
Gwen Bass has been collaborating with the Department of Children and Families to train foster parents on educational needs of youth in foster care.
Mount Holyoke’s Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership program has partnered with State Teachers of the Year
The Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership program has partnered with State Teachers of the Year to mentor and educate future teacher leaders.
Lachanda Garrison, MATM '19
Named Department of Defense Education Activity Teacher of the Year and is now in the selection process for National Teacher of the Year.
Gwen Bass, director of the Teacher Leadership Programs of Professional and Graduate Education at Mount Holyoke
A new partnership between Mount Holyoke College and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools hopes to elevate all-girls education.
Gwen Bass
Gwen Bass, director of the Teacher Leadership Programs of Professional and Graduate Education at Mount Holyoke, has tips to ease homework stress.
Cover of the book: Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective
“Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective” by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Michael Flynn, Visiting Instructor in Psychology & Education; Director, Mathematics Leadership Program
His episode is entitled “Moving too fast to abstract island: Building bridges to the comprehension of mathematics.”
Mount Holyoke’s Ruth Hornsby, assistant director of grad programs, and Julio Hernandez, a grad student in the teaching program, sit at tables and work together on their laptops.
The newest program offered by graduate programs at Mount Holyoke trains paraeducators of color working in Amherst public schools to be teachers.
Photograph of Kathryn Accurso
M.A.T. Professor Kathryn Accurso was recently awarded a Love of Learning Award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Beth Brady
Beth Brady, MATM’18 was a guest contributor to Larry Ferlazo’s Education Week Blog. Read the article: “Less is More in Math Distance Learning.”
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Lachanda Garrison MATM ‘19 was selected to serve on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Program Committee for the regional conference.