Free Conference: Preparing Education Candidates to Meet the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs of Diverse Learners in PK-12 Schools

Attention all Teacher Education Students and recent Graduates:

On May 16, 2017 from 10:AM-3:00 PM at the Hershey Convention Center, the McDowell Institute of Bloomsburg University is hosting a one day conference on Preparing Education Candidates to Meet the Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs of Diverse Learners in PK-12 Schools.

This is a great opportunity for teachers and teacher candidates to work towards developing or enhancing their behavioral health instruction. More information can be found on this flier.  For questions, or to register for this free event, email Charlotte Kemper

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School of Education’s Student Complaint Process

Drexel School of Education’s

Student Complaint Process

The student complaint process applies to student complaints, other than grades, concerning a course, process, or faculty. If a student has a complaint that they want to officially pursue, they must initiate an official complaint within 2 weeks of the issue or action that is in question.  It is anticipated that the following steps will be followed:

  1.  The student will file their written complaint with the department head that their complaint resides. If there is a departmental appeals committee, the problem shall be referred directly to it. The department head or the departmental appeals committee shall normally submit a written response to the student within 10 working days following receipt of the written statement of the compliant. A copy of this response shall also be provided to the associate dean of academic affairs.
  2.  If no mutually satisfactory decision has been reached at Step 1, the student may submit a written appeal to the associate dean of academic affairs of the college or school in which the problem originated. Such an appeal shall be made within five working days following the receipt of the written response of the department head or the departmental appeals committee. The associate dean of academic affairs shall investigate the complaint as presented in the writing by the student, review the recommendation made by the department head or the departmental appeals committee and provide, in writing, a proposal for the solution to the complaint within 10 working days following its referral.
  3.  Step 1 can be treated informally if both the student and the department head or the departmental appeals committee agree to it. If no official complaint is filed, no final record will be kept.
  4.  If the complaint is not mutually resolved by Step 2, the student may file an official appeal with the appropriate Provost Office – either the Graduate College for graduate students or the Academic Affairs Office for undergraduates whose decision is final.

Decision & Record

A written statement of the decision and relevant materials shall be placed in the student’s academic file in the Graduate College or Academic Affairs Office of Drexel University.

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School of Education’s Grade Appeals Process

 

Drexel’s School of Education

Grade Appeals Process

 The grade appeals policy applies only to questions of student evaluation in a course. Where the issue involves a matter of professional assessment or judgment as e.g. of the grade for a paper or report, the student has to present incontrovertible evidence that the grade awarded was biased and not in line with University policy.

To challenge any grade awarded or action taken by the instructor, the student must initiate an appeal in writing within 2 weeks of the decision or action in question. If it is against a grade, the written appeal should be sent to the instructor who awarded the grade. It is anticipated that the following steps will be followed:

 

  1. The instructor and the student shall mutually attempt to resolve the appeal within five working days from the receipt of the appeal.
  2. An appeal not resolved at Step 1 shall be referred in writing by the student within five working days after the completion of Step 1 to the head of the department that offered the course. If there is a departmental appeals committee, the problem shall be referred directly to it. The department head or the departmental appeals committee shall normally submit a written response to the student within 10 working days following receipt of the written statement of the problem. A copy of this response shall also be provided to the instructor.
  3. If no mutually satisfactory decision has been reached at Step 2, any aggrieved party may submit a written appeal to the associate dean of academic affairs of the college or school in which the problem originated. Such an appeal shall be made within five working days following the receipt of the written response of the department head or the departmental appeals committee. The associate dean of academic affairs shall investigate the problem as presented in the written documentation, review the recommendation and provide, in writing, a proposal for the solution of the problem within 10 working days following its referral.
  4. Steps 1 through 3 can be treated informally if both the student and the instructor agree to it. If no official complaint is filed, no final record will be kept.
  5. If the problem is not mutually resolved by Step 3, the aggrieved party may file an official appeal with the appropriate Provost Office – either the Graduate College for graduate students or the Academic Affairs Office for undergraduates whose decision is final.

Decision & Record

A written statement of the decision and relevant materials shall be placed in the student’s academic file in the Graduate College or Academic Affairs Office of Drexel University.

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ESL Specialist Positions Available

Attention: ESL Specialists

December 2016 Job Postings

ELL Teacher (2 Positions) is responsible for developing bilingual students’ ability to effectively perform courses of study in the English language by implementing the district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; providing methods to support and/or reinforce classroom goals in the home; providing a safe and optimal learning environment; developing appropriate lesson plans and instructional techniques; evaluating students level of English fluency and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.  Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university or college required and a Pennsylvania Teacher’s Certificate – Programs Specialist –ESL is required.  Some knowledge in bilingual education. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred, but no required. (Full-Time)

John B. Stetson – 8th Grade ESL Co-teaching

Send resume to spaul@aspirapa.org

Antonia Pantoja Charter School – 2nd grade Pull-Out and 5th, 8th grade Co-teaching in ELA

Send resume to dadamoli@pantoja.aspirapa.org

 

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UNICEF Kid Power

 Attention Grade 3-8 teachers!

UNICEF USA is looking for classes to take part in UNICEF Kid Power, a philanthropically funded program that empowers your students tackle global malnutrition simply by exercising and getting physically active. UNICEF Kid Power’s three-month program starts March 1, 2017 and includes the UNICEF Kid Power (fitbit) Band (which was recently featured in TIME magazine’s list of best inventions for 2016) for your entire class (and yes, they can keep their bands!) and an optional curriculum focusing on global citizenship. Interested teachers, take five minutes to apply now: http://bit.ly/UKP2016Apply.

 

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