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Friday, March 16 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Examining Diversity: Collaborative Insights by Teacher Candidates and Leadership Interns

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Three faculty members share their perspectives regarding both the discoveries we made and the challenges we confronted as we embarked on our COIL project during the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. During this COIL partnership, Professor Bannasch-Grigoleit taught a class titled “Teaching English in Inclusive Primary Classrooms” for a group of twenty-four pre-service teachers in Germany; Professor Markert taught a course titled “Internships for School and Building Leaders” and she supervised a group of five aspiring educational leaders in the U.S. as they completed rigorous administrative internships. Teams of four or five pre-service teachers were assigned to partner with each of the administrative interns over the course of several months as they examined the topics of diversity and equity in schools located in Germany and the United States.

During this presentation we will share excerpts of the students’ published works via the BLOG site, view a video clip of the German students sharing their ideas about diversity, and study the anecdotal comments offered by the administrative interns who have now graduated and landed school building leadership positions in Central New York State. Audience members will first have an opportunity to comment on the pre-service teachers’ ideas shared during the video, and will then be asked to grapple with the same series of critical questions we provided for our students as they began their COIL assignments.

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Frederik Ahlgrimm

University of Potsdam
Dr. Frederik Ahlgrimm works in the field of teacher education and school development. After studying music and Latin in Potsdam (Germany) and Turin (Italy) and working as a student teacher he received his Ph.D. for his research on school development and teacher collaboration in German... Read More →

Doreen Bannasch-Grigoleit

University of Potsdam
Doreen Bannasch-Grigoleit currently works in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (primary school). After studying English, German and Science she has worked as a teacher at primary and secondary schools for 10 years. She now teaches both student teachers during their... Read More →
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Linda Rae Markert

Professor, SUNY Oswego
Dr. Linda Rae Markert served thirteen years as Dean of SUNY Oswego’s School of Education before returning to her full professor position in the Department of Educational Administration. She currently instructs graduate candidates in the Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational... Read More →

Friday March 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 4 FIT Conference Center

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