Esteves School of Education Announces Spring Speaker Series Guest Lecturers

February 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

School of Ed

Troy, NY – Sage is pleased to host the 3rd Annual Esteves School of Education Spring Speaker Series, designed to bring students, practicing educators and professionals, and the greater community together to listen to distinguished experts.

All events are free and open to the Sage community and general public and will be held in Bush Memorial on the Troy campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  

Series presenters’ published books will be available for sale at each event through the M.O.S.S. college bookstore. Authors will sign books following their respective presentations.

Race to Nowhere
Tuesday, February 12

Co-directed by Vicki Abeles and Jessica Congdon, Race to Nowhere is an award-winning documentary that highlights the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture and education system.  An eye-opening call to action, the film challenges our current assumptions about how to best prepare young people for the future. A panel presentation facilitated by Dr. Lisa Carr will follow the film.

A Conversation on Counseling
Thursday, March 7

A professor of counseling in the College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University, Dr. Russell Sabella is an expert in field. He has trained and consulted with thousands of school counselors, educators and parents across the country.

Building a Strong Foundation for School Success around the Common Core Standards at Home and School
Monday, March 18

Patricia A. Edwards, distinguished professor, Michigan State University, highlights ways in which to bridge the gap between home and school, sharing strategies, photos, videos and books that depict these literacy beginnings. Edwards is a 2012 Elected Member, Reading Hall of Fame.

A Skating Tour through Recent Court Cases Affecting the Operation of Public Education in the State and Nation
Thursday, March 21

Jay Worona is general counsel for the New York State School Boards Association, responsible for representing its membership of approximately 750 school districts on legal topics such as tenure and seniority rights of school employees, special education, the constitutional separation of church and state and the legal authority of school boards.

2013 NYS Teacher of the Year Greg Ahlquist: Teaching is a Measure of My Gratitude
Thursday, March 28

Greg Ahlquist, the 2013 New York State Teacher of the Year, is committed to giving back to the communities that invested in him.  A teacher at Webster Thomas High School for 12 years, he currently teaches sophomore AP World History and AP European History and is an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Geneseo. Viewing his role as a guide, Ahlquist works with his students to create intellectual and creative space for them to understand history and how past pattern and trends shape today’s world and events.