See also GCE calendar,

COSMIC seminar series. Over the past 3 semesters, we have explored how to bring our teaching more in line with what we know, from research, about good pedagogy.
Faculty members who have not joined us before are welcome. Faculty members who have been active participants should continue to attend.
12:30 – 3pm:
Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 26
Thursday, November 30
Lunch will be served. I hope to see you there.
Please let us know if you will be attending the first seminar with an RSVP to <>

MTEL foundations of reading prep session with Jen Yeager, Saturday, October 28th (for MTEL test on November 11th.) $50/student (which includes materials).

Internal grant competition begins late Nov; applications due in new year

2006/2007 Race, Culture, Identity an d Achievement Seminar Series
October 12
Topic: Promoting African American School Achievement: What We Know/What We Can Do
Speakers: Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education,
Emory University
Location: The Historic Charles St. AME Church, 551 Warren Street, Boston, MA

November 20
Topic: The Role of Teacher Unions in Promoting the Achievement of Students of Color
Speaker: Adam Urbanski, President, Rochester Teachers Union, Rochester, NY
Susan Goodwin, Director, Rochester Teacher Center, Rochester, NY
Location: Boston Teachers Union Hall, 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, MA

December 12
Topic: Effective Literacy Practices for Adolescent Black Males
Speaker: Alfred Tatum, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Location: Mildred Avenue Middle School, 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, MA

February 6
Topic: Critical and Inclusive Classrooms for All Children: Reflections from Two Educators
Speaker: Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture
School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Mary Cowhey, 1st/2nd Grade Teacher, Jackson Street Elementary School, Northampton, MA
Location: Wheelock College, Wheelock Family Theater, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA

March 22
Topic: Exemplary Literacy Practices for English Language Learners
Lowry Hemphill, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Language and Literacy Department
Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Lori Brodeur, Social Studies Teacher, John M. McCormack Middle School, Boston, MA
Location: Lesley University, Marran Theatre, 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA

April 25
Topic: High School Students Demanding Quality Education: Exemplary Practices by our Youth
Speaker: Charles Payne, Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of History, African American Studies and
Sociology; Director of African and African American Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC
Christopher M. Goodman, 2006 Graduate of Baltimore City College High School
Advocacy Committee Chair, Baltimore Algebra Project, Baltimore, MD
Charnell D. Covert , 2005 Graduate of Baltimore City College High School
Sophomore, Eugene Lang College; Organizer, Baltimore Algebra Project, Baltimore, MD
Jay Gillen, Coordinator, Baltimore City Schools Algebra Project
Co-founder, The Stadium Middle School, Baltimore, MD
Location: Simmons College, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA

For more information and to register, go to
All lectures are scheduled for 4:00-6:00 pm.

GPD meetings, 12noon-2pm, First Weds of month
September 6, 2006, Campus Center – U03-3540 (Dennis to attend)
October 4, 2006 - Old Faculty Club – 11th Floor HL (Glenn)
November 1, 2006 – Old Faculty Club – 11th Floor HL (Nina)
December 6, 2006, Campus Center U03-3540 (Glenn)
January 3, 2007, Campus Center – U02-2551 (Dennis)
February 7, 2007, Campus Center – U02-2551 (Dennis)
March 7, 2007, Campus Center - U02-2551 (Glenn)
April 4, 2007, Campus Center – U03 – 3545 (Nina)
May 2, 2007, Campus Center - U03-3545 (Dennis)
June 6, 2007, Campus Center – U03-3545 (Dennis)