Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

David C. Berliner and MaryEllen Vogt to Speak at Manhattanville College
Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:47


On Tuesday, April 8, Manhattanville College’s School of Education will host Dr. David C. Berliner and Dr. MaryEllen Vogt as the keynote speakers for the Ninth Annual Education Forum.

“The conference is our big annual event for the School of Education’s signature community outreach program, Changing Suburbs Institute ® (CSI),” said Assistant Dean, Director of CSI, and School of Education Alumni Relations Laura Bigaouette.

Dr. David C. BerlinerDr. Berliner, Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Education at Arizona State University, will be discussing “Confronting Educational Myths and Lies with Research, Logic, and by Shaming the Perpetrators.” In addition to his work as a professor he is also a member of the National Academy of Education, a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and has co-written several books including “The Manufactured Crisis,” which was a best seller.

Dr. Vogt, Professor Emerita at California State University, will be speaking about “The SIOP Model: Providing Diverse Learning with Access to Content and Language.” She has also co-authored 14 books including, “99 MORE Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners with the SIOP Model,” which was published in February.

Besides the two speakers and a variety of different workshops, the School of Education will also introduce The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at the event. The institute, which is scheduled to start this summer, will allow the School of Education to offer courses in phonics-based methodology endorsed by the Reading Reform Foundation.Dr. MaryEllen Vogt

The Changing Suburbs Institute ® is a collaborative initiative to improve educational opportunities for Hispanic students in Westchester County. The goals of CSI® are to develop and implement program development in the member school districts and facilitate increased engagement in learning and educational access opportunities for students in grades K through 12.

The conference is open to teachers, administrators, students, educators, and faculty. The event is being sponsored by the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, and the Putnam/Northern Westchester Boards of Cooperative Educational Services.

The general registration fee is $105, the group discount for three or more people is $95 per person, for CSI Districts and Alumni it is $85, and it is $25 for students. The event will run from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the West Room of Reid Castle, breakfast and lunch will be provided at the event.

Please contact Bigaouette for more information or to register.