Dr. Alan Singer, Hofstra University School of Education Program Director of Secondary Education/Social Studies, will keynote the 45th annual New York State Foundations of Education (NYSFEA) conference at SUNY Cortland on March 4.
This year’s conference, “Educating Off-Script: Critical Engagement with Teaching and Learning,” will feature paper presentations by more than 25 education professors and practicing educators in addition to Dr. Singer’s keynote address, titled “Defending Education in an Age of Irrationality, Bigotry, and Anti-Intellectualism.” Hofstra literacy studies doctoral candidate Pablo Muriel will present a paper titled “Promoting Literacy Through Student Activism at an Inner City High School.” Community members, teachers and administrators are invited to attend Dr. Singer’s speech as well as the paper presentations. For more information about the conference and to register, please visit NYSFEA.
Dr. Singer recently won the New York State Council for the Social Studies 2015 – 2016 New York Distinguished Social Studies Educator Award. He is often quoted in local and national media outlets – including The Washington Post, WNBC-TV, Newsday and Education Week — on such diverse topics as Common Core politics, school surveillance of students’ social media accounts, Holocaust education and Wall Street’s support of charter schools; is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post; and is the editor of Social Science Docket (a joint publication of the New York and New Jersey Councils for Social Studies). In addition, he has authored the following books: Education Flashpoints: Fighting for America’s Schools, which is based on his award winning Huffington Post blogs; Teaching to Learn, Learning to Teach: A Handbook for Secondary School Teachers; Social Studies For Secondary Schools, 4th Edition; New York and Slavery, Time to Teach the Truth; and Teaching Global History.
Prior to joining Hofstra’s faculty, he taught at several secondary schools in New York City.