During Crisis, Finding the Teachable Moments

When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the closure of all schools statewide to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Hofstra’s School of Education had approximately 135 student teachers placed throughout Long Island and the New York metropolitan area.

Jay Lewis, Associate Dean for External Relations, Field Placement and Recruitment, believed his aspiring teachers could be a critical resource as schools made the transition to digital learning. So he started working the phones, making calls to his contacts in local school districts – teachers, principals and superintendents – to make sure Hofstra students could continue their placements.

The result? 132 of those student teachers are still teaching. While Dean Lewis is diligently trying to get to 100% placement, the three remaining students are currently engaged in professional activities approved by the New York State Education Department, including participating in clinical simulations and analyzing data and videos of best practices with their student teaching supervisors.

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School of Ed Launches Journal

The School of Education has launched a new online, peer-reviewed journal, Special Education Research, Policy & Practice, committed to advancing...

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