Volume 2: February 26, 2019

News from the Graduate Programs

It was a busy month for the Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership program! Student Rachel Mullervy ('19, MATL) and faculty member Kim Evelti co-presented "Leadership in Practice: How Practices of Teacher Leadership can Engage Student Leaders" at the National Coalition of Girls School Symposium in New York City on February 20. 

Alum Andrew Syfu ('18, MATL) was featured in an article on the value of partnerships that support teacher leaders in "Finding Professional Development Opportunities at the Graduate Level" published by the National Association of Independent Schools, written by program faculty Kim Evelti, program director Gwen Bass, and executive director of the professional and graduate programs Tiffany Espinosa.

We’re excited to invite you to join us for “Leading Without Leaving,” a new video series from host (and faculty member) Nancy Gardner for the Teacher Leadership Programs.

Tuesday, February 26 from 7:00-8:30 PM ET Meet four teacher leaders who will share their stories of how they have used their expertise to write, present, travel, and collaborate with colleagues across the nation. 

Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00-8:30 PM ET Meet more teacher leaders from across the country who will share their stories of how they have used their expertise to write, present, travel, and collaborate with colleagues across the nation. 

Tuesday, April 30 from 7:00-8:30 PM ET Learn about the capstone projects of the Mount Holyoke graduate student teacher leaders. How are they finding new ways of engaging with colleagues and push the profession forward? 

Everyone registered for the sessions will be emailed a link to the videoconference. Just click the link when it’s time to join the session.

Upcoming Events 

Conference: Dupage Valley Mathematics 

  • March 1, 2019 
  • Naperville, IL 
  • Mike Flynn, director of the Math Leadership Programs is a keynote speaker. 
  • Info Session: Public vs. Private School Teaching: Which is right for me? 
  • ONLINE: Monday, March 4, 2019, 8 - 9 pm 
  • ON CAMPUS: Friday, March 15, 2019, 6 - 7 pm 

Info Session: Online Application Walk-Thru 

  • ONLINE: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, noon - 1 pm 

Conference: #LeadLikeAGirl conference 

  • April 5 - 6, 2019 
  • Stuart Country Day School, Princeton, NJ 
  • Student Emily Shimansky ('20, MATL) is part of a panel discussion 
  • Corinne Miller, program coordinator will be presenting: Leading Roles! Using Theater to build leadership skills in girls 

Info Session: Arts Integration in Education 

  • ON CAMPUS: Monday, April 8, 2019, 4 - 5 pm 
  • ONLINE: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9 - 10 am 
  • Grad School Fair: Education Grad School Virtual Fair hosted by Careereco Virtual Events 
  • ONLINE: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Grad School Fair: Education Grad School Virtual Fair hosted by Careereco Virtual Events 

  • ONLINE: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Faculty Recommendations 

Cover of the book: Teaching: A Life's Work

“Teaching, A Life’s Work”

by Sonia Nieto & Alicia Lopez (MAT faculty member) is a must-read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners alike. Sonia Nieto and Alicia Lopez, mother and daughter write about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most difficult, and rewarding of professions. Using journals, blogs, current writings, and their research, they explore how their views on curriculum, pedagogy, and the field of education itself have evolved over the years. - Teachers College Press 

Come to Sonia & Alicia’s talk at the Odyssey Bookshop on February 28th at 7pm.

Cover of the book: Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective

“Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective, Educational Research and Innovation”

In this report by the OEDC, researchers took an in-depth, longitudinal look at innovation and changes in teaching, assessment, technology, collaboration, organizational practices, and educational outcomes for 30 countries around the world. With over 200 measure of innovation in education, and ideas for new approaches that can stimulate innovation and ultimately better outcomes in education, this report provides us with a framework for thinking about our work that can help us identify new frameworks and possibilities for our own practice. 

Recommended by: Tiffany Espinosa, executive director of Graduate Programs & instructor for X.EDUC-469-01: Entrepreneurship in Education