News & Notes
2011-2012 (September 6, 2011)
Educational Studies Senior Seminar Presentation: The Way of the Future? What the Charter School Movement tells us about the American Educational System
On May 22, the Educational Studies Department senior concentrators presented their Senior Seminar public presentation: The Way of the Future? What the Charter School Movement tells us about the American Educational System to a full house of students, faculty, and Northfield community members.
To view the presentation, click here.
Central Park High School Touring Theater presented their production of "Wake Up" on Thursday, May 10.
The Educational Studies Department is pleased to announce the recent hire of Professor Jeffrey Snyder.
Twin Cities poet, writer, and teacher, Louis Porter II, visited campus for a performance over common time in the Little Nourse Theater. Hosted by Professor Appleman's American Studies Junior Seminar: Theory and Practice of American Studies, Mr. Porter entertained the audience with moving poems and readings.
This event was cosponsored by American Studies, Educational Studies, and African/African-American Studies.
Professor Myron Orfield spoke to a standing room only crowd yesterday. His talk: "Segregation in Schools and Housing in the Twin Cities" illustrated the alarmingly dangerous trends of continued segregation in schools and housing along racial and class divides in the Twin Cities, how these trends relate to nation-wide trends, and possible solutions for communities and school districts. Professor Orfield’s work over the past two decades exemplifies the kind of interdisciplinary research and analysis that is valued at Carleton College.
Congratulations to Claire Bansberg, Communication Arts; Sally Larkins, Communication Arts; Sarah Prather, Social Studies; and Richard Scheele, Social Studies on nearing completion of their challenging, exhausting, and immensely successful and rewarding student teacher experience.
On Thursday, October 27th, over 20 interested Carleton students gathered to hear the trials, but mostly tribulations, of current teachers and student teachers in the field. Our alumni represented experiences from schools all over the metro area: both urban and suburban. Students in the audience asked poignant questions about job prospects, elementary versus secondary, and licensure fields among many others. And, of course, a lot of pizza was eaten. Thanks for the Career Center for their co-sponsorship.
Please join the Carleton community in welcoming Pedro Noguera to campus, October 6 and 7.
Mr. Noguera will be the convocation speaker at 10:50 a.m. in Skinner Chapel on Friday, October 7. Prior to Friday's convocation, students are invited to dinner with Mr. Noguera on Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. in La Casa del Sol (Hunt Cottage).
Pedro Noguera is one of America's most important voices for healthy public education. Please read on for more information.
Four student teachers are in the field this fall: Claire Bansberg, Communication Arts at Northfield High School-Northfield; Sally Larkins, Communication Arts at Southwest High School- Minneapolis; Sarah Prather, Social Studies at Central High School-St. Paul; and Richard Scheele, Social Studies at Northfield High School-Northfield.