Education on Location 2011

Education on Location

National Issues at Home

Join us Monday Sept. 26 through Friday Sept. 30 at Millersville University! Click the logo to view the flyer.
Flyer for Education on Location
The School of Education is arranging a week long event series focusing on the education issues that affect us locally.  

Hot topics include:

  • School district budget cuts
  • Drop out problem
  • Vouchers
  • Teacher unions
  • Innovative teaching methods

Please email edgradasst@millersville.edu for more information, or to be added to our e-mail list for updates.

Town Hall Meeting Sept. 29 6:30 p.m. Are teacher unions important?

Join us Thursday September 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Stayer Multi-purpose room for a town hall meeting.  Mr. Michael Crossey, President of PA State Education Assoc., superintendents Dr. Robert Hollister (ELANCO) and Dr. Michael Leichliter (Penn Manor), and Ms. Allison Noecker, a local high school teacher, will answer questions on topics related to teacher unions, evaluating teacher effectiveness, and tenure systems.

Sharing advice on innovative teaching Will Richardson

Thanks to all who attended Will's presentation on Wednedsay.  We hope you found the information he shared to be thought-provoking and relevant.   Please feel free to visit the links below for more of his ideas.

Will Richardson's Blog Site Will Richardson, best-selling author of "Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Power Web Tools for the Classroom" and "Learning on the Blog" will join us Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Lehr Room of the Bolger Conference Center.
For a preview of this exciting speaker, please watch his TED Talk 

Today's Question

Guest blogger Dr. Thomas Neuville:  "We are marching toward a state of standardized testing that is used for what we think we know about our children and the nation's teachers. A solid regime of standardized testing used in isolation will result in children who do not know and teachers who do not know that the children do not know. When teaching to the test, is the driving fetish the old maxim "you pretend to learn, and I'll pretend to teach" institutionalized?" Click HERE for the full text.

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Schedule of Events

Monday 7:30 a.m.:  Drop-out rate.  Why can't we solve this problem?  (Breakfast panel discussion, Stayer Hall, MPR)

Tuesday 8:00 a.m.:  Focus groups on education.  Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. (MU-Lancaster, Binns Room)

Tuesday 3:00 p.m.:  Early Childhood Education.  Who Needs Pre-School?  United Way.  (MU-Lancaster, Steinman Auditorium)

Tuesday 6:30 p.m.:  Public Schools in Crisis.  How bad can it get?  Hourglass Foundation.  (MU-Lancaster, Atrium)

Wednesday 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.:  Innovation in Teaching (Dr. Oliver Dreon, online)

Wednesday 6:00 p.m.:  Will Richardson, author of the best-selling "Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classroom" (Gordinier Hall, Lehr Room)

Thursday 4:00 p.m.:  Inclusive Classroom - What are we really talking about?  (Dr. Ellen Long, Stayer Hall, MPR)

Thursday 6:30 p.m.:  Town Hall Meeting.  Union issues - are we at the end of an era?  (Stayer Hall, MPR)

Friday 7:30 a.m.:  Breakfast panel discussion with legislators (MU-Lancaster, Atrium)