Alexis Robinson received the prestigious Gates Millennial Scholarship and is currently studying to become a teacher at the Touro Graduate School of Education. The Gates Millennial Scholars Program was initially funded by a $1 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal of promoting academic excellence and providing an opportunity for outstanding minority students to reach their highest potential. This program is developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America and offering seamless financial support from undergraduate through doctoral programs. Touro Talk got up close with Alexis to find out more about her career goals and aspirations.
As a social studies and arts instructor at the Graduate School of Education, Assistant Professor Timothy Bellavia teaches his students how they can integrate the arts into their future elementary school curricula.
Angela Laveglia knew she wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten. “I was raised by my Italian-speaking grandmother, so I went into school knowing no English, and having no idea what the teacher was saying. But I do remember that she was so pleasant, and happy, and loving…and I don’t know how I learned, but I did.”
Recently, Graduate School of Education (GSE) Assistant Professor Timothy Bellavia delivered a research paper presentation at the 11th Annual Critical Questions in Education Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.
It takes a certain education-hungry mind to acquire a Ph.D. from MIT, followed by a MBA from Harvard, and still decide there’s more to learn. Or, for longtime management-consultant Guy Manuel, a desire to apply his decades of experience propelled him into a different environment: the classroom. That’s why, in 2010, after 22 years in the business world, Manuel pursued—and recently completed—his Master’s in Mathematics Education at Touro.
As President of iManIT Solutions, a consulting company that brings IT solutions to educational institutions, Tom Maher and his team of education sales professionals represent innovative K-12 tech start-up companies in the industry.
Every day, students of all ages in schools across the country are tasked with learning and mastering knowledge, procedures, facts and skills. But how, exactly, does this take place? Recently, Touro faculty members had a chance to deepen their understanding of the learning process while attending a Lander Center Idea Exchange, “Attention and Memory.”
Students, faculty, and administrators of the Division of Graduate Studies (DGS) at Touro College celebrated the graduation of the class of 2015 at a joyous commencement ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, on June 23.
On May 13, 2015, Touro College Graduate School of Education (GSE) held an initiation ceremony that officially marked the establishment of the Alpha Eta Sigma chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the International Honor Society in Education, at GSE. Ninety students were inducted into the chapter.
In a year’s time, 24-year-old Queens native Genevieve Prigge will earn her Master’s from Touro’s Graduate School of Psychology in School Counseling. It will be the culmination of nearly a decade in undergraduate and graduate learning, all dedicated to learning how to work with children who demonstrate negative behaviors. That includes lengthy internships as a paraprofessional at PS 009 in Jamaica and in the Nassau County BOCES system, where she’s interacted one-on-one alongside kids with special needs in a supervised classroom setting. So the big question that lingers for Prigge will be whether to pursue her doctorate next, or see what kind of immediate impact she can make as a counselor and educator (“I’m very back and forth,” she admits). We spoke with the soon-to-be graduate about those lofty decisions, in addition to what originally inspired her and how the methodology of classroom instruction has changed over the years.