The annual Graduate School of Education (GSE) Partners’ meeting brought together New York tri-state area administrators, counselors, and teachers this spring for critical conversations about GSE academic programs and their relationship to current challenges in the field of education.
The approximately 30 attendees heard important information and program updates from GSE Dean Virginia Roach, Ed.D., who thanked the participants and emphasized, “Your feedback is key for our programs and we very much appreciate your being here this evening to contribute to this discussion.” The group then engaged in breakout session conversations focused on the specific division-based areas of Curriculum and Teaching (C&T); Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (ELAP); and Psychological and Educational Services (PES).
The rich, targeted dialogue covered a variety of topics in each group. The C&T session participants noted the division’s new Ph.D. program and the shortage of secondary special education teachers. The ELAP discussion included the division’s work on the Carnegie Foundation iLEAD initiative, utilizing the principles of Improvement Science to address specific problems of practice with several school district partners; business and legal training for school leaders; and the importance of family and community engagement in education. The exchange among Psychological and Educational Services (PES) colleagues and partners highlighted the division’s new counseling social justice internship. Several counselors also noted the ongoing importance of facilitating and processing reactions to intense situations encountered while working with socially and emotionally challenged students.
For more information about the Partners’ meeting, please contact the GSE Dean’s Office, 212-636-6406.