2020 Winners of the Harold Grinspoon Excellence in Teaching Award include some of our current students and alum:
Kelsey Adkins, MAT’20. Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District.
Emma Martin, MAT’18. Northampton Public Schools.
Samantha Morin, MAT’19. Holyoke Public Schools. Follow Sam’s book on Instagram: @beyondtheclassroom_book
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Michael Flynn was featured in two articles relating to online learning. Read the articles at the links below.
Teaching English Language Learners SEI Endorsement (Stand-Alone Course): This course is offered for in-service and pre-service teachers seeking SEI endorsement. It serves as the ReTELL course that provides an overview of pragmatic pedagogical strategies for including English Language Learners in content area classroom instruction. Students will have experience developing and adapting lessons and curriculum to address the needs of students in their pre-practicum or classroom settings.
More information: https://gradadmission.mtholyoke.edu/register/SEI20
New! Instructional Coaching & Leadership Institute
This institute was designed for content area Instructional Coaches and Leaders in Education, K-8. Learn with experts in coaching, professional development, and teacher leadership. Refine your coaching, understanding of adult learning, and professional development skills. Receive personalized mentoring sessions with instructors.
New! Independent Schools Fellowship Program (ISF)
The ISF is for aspiring and early career educators who would like to build their experience while getting their graduate degree. It is an opportunity for you to get into the world of teaching, with the support of mentors and the coursework to help you: learn how to develop curricula, effectively engage students and manage your classroom, and be a good coach and advisor, and be a leader in your school.
Free online prep sessions for the Communication and Literacy Skills MTEL test.
Reading Subtest: Saturday, May 2 from 2-4 pm EST
Writing Subtest: Saturday, May 9 from 2-4 pm EST
Summer Programs and COVID-19: Graduate programs will be held, but we are still determining if courses will be held online only or as a hybrid of online and in-person classes. For the most up-to-date information on Mount Holyoke’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/health/coronavirus
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Faculty Recommendations - What Happened to Math Class?
Michael Flynn, director of the math leadership programs, recently facilitated an information session for parents and educators to help them understand the changes in mathematics education. Visit mathleadership.org/what-happened-to-math-class/ to watch the replay and access resources that support this session.
Program Spotlight - Online Teaching & Learning
The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak may result in school closures requiring learning to go online. We’ve compiled a list of online educational resources to aid this transition for teachers, students, and parents alike.
- The Graduate Programs is offering free consulting and course design support to educators who are needing to shift rapidly and serve students who have highly variable access to tools and technologies. To request a consult, please fill out this form: https://gradadmission.mtholyoke.edu/register/RapidRedesign
- Michael Flynn and Sarah Bent from the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program at Mount Holyoke College have created a virtual professional learning community to support educators (PreK-16) in the transition to online education. Sign up to access all of the free resources, receive recordings of the training sessions, and get the support you need.
- All Massachusetts residents have access to the Boston Public Library’s online collection of e-books, audio books, music and movies:
- Mouse Circus: books and related activities for young readers from Neil Gaiman.
- The Metropolitan Opera is streaming opera performances nightly for free.
- The British Museum and Google have teamed up to offer virtual tours of the museum.
- Ted-Ed offers short educational videos on a variety of subjects.
- Scholastic Learn at Home (grades PK-6+).
- New York City’s Learn at Home resources (grades PK-12).
March 31, 7 pm: Leading without Leaving webinar. Meet teachers who are leading educational initiatives while remaining in the classroom. Guests include: Karyn Dickerson, Wendi Pillars, Tricia Ebner, Lindsay Smith, Haydee Rodriguez. Free. Register.
April 13, 7:30 pm. Virtual information session. Chat with the Graduate Admissions Coordinator about graduate programs and the application process. You will be emailed a Zoom link to join the discussion. Register.
April 16, 8 pm. Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics Virtual Info Session. This mini info session is designed to give a brief overview of our online/hybrid Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program for those interested in applying. We will go over the basics of the program including how you can attend completely online. After the 20-minute presentation we will host an optional Q&A session for those who would like to stay for it. Register.
April 18, 10 am. Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics Virtual Info Session. This mini info session is designed to give a brief overview of our online/hybrid Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program for those interested in applying. We will go over the basics of the program including how you can attend completely online. After the 20-minute presentation we will host an optional Q&A session for those who would like to stay for it. Register.
May 2, 2 pm. Communication & Literacy MTEL: Reading Subtest prep course. Online. Free. Sign up.
May 9, 2 pm. Communication & Literacy MTEL: Writing subtest prep course. Online. Free. Sign up.
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