Sage to Host Russian Educators

October 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Troy, NY – The Esteves School of Education at The Sage Colleges will host a seminar addressing the challenges of expanding educational delivery systems outside of the United States on Wednesday, October 24 on the Russell Sage College campus.

Experts from Sage, a leader in curriculum content development and delivery, will present their work with populations on the autism scale and the learning and physically disabled. There are large groups of such under-served students around the world. 

Under the auspices of the Albany-Tula Alliance and the Open World Forum, a group of prominent Russian educators from the Tula Region will visit Sage to explore new education competencies developed within the Esteves School of Education that make the lives of autistic students more fulfilling and productive.

The symposium will be hosted by Dr.  Lori Quigley, dean of the Esteves School of Education and Dr. Daniel Robeson, dean of the School of Management and board member of the Albany-Tula Alliance. Dr. Dana Reineke, chair of the Applied Behavioral Analysis Department, will share her insights in starting-up the Achieve Degree program, Sage’s uniquely supportive and individualized degree program designed to meet the needs of students who find the traditional classroom challenging. Representatives from the graduate special education and M.A.T. programs will speak briefly about their area of expertise.

Visiting educators will also present research on new efforts in Russia to be more inclusive of the handicapped or physically and mentally challenged, to integrate modern technology into instruction, and to develop the requisite foreign language and technical/scientific skills to prepare young people for careers in the 21st century.