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By Emily Boudreau 09/24/2018 4:28 PM EDT
Andria Zafirakou
Live streaming of this event will begin on September 27 at 4:30 p.m. At the Askwith Forum on Thursday, September 27, Andria Zafirakou, recipient of the Varkey Foundation’s prestigious Global Teacher Prize for 2018 and an arts and textiles teacher at Alperton Community School in London, England, will address the importance of making an arts education accessible to all. Here’s what you should know before the forum: An Advocate In the United Kingdom, schools face a government push to focus on and fund “hard” subjects like Latin and mathematics. Despite this pressure, as an arts and textiles...
By News editor 09/19/2018 4:27 PM EDT
Jeanne Chall Lecture
University of Maryland Professor Peter Afflerbach, whose research focuses on reading assessment, reading comprehension strategies, and the verbal reporting methodology,  presented "Teaching Readers, Not Reading: Addressing Students’ Individual Differences," an exploration of the myriad individual differences that operate both in children’s reading development and in their acts of reading. His lecture was followed by the presentation of the Jeanne S. Chall Doctoral Student Award to Shireen Al-Adeimi, Ed.M.’16, Ed.D.’18. Watch the event below.
By Sagra Alvarado 04/24/2018 1:22 PM EDT
Askwith Forums
The live stream of this event will begin April 26 at 5 p.m. ***Note the early start time.*** Student Activism on the Rise: As students are claiming their rightful place in today’s ongoing dialogues on gun control and school safety — leading powerful demonstrations such as March for Our Lives and National School Walkout Day — there are an increasing number of educators who urge schools to allow students to voice their opinions, and make these conversations a regular occurrence. “The first time that people should be trying to talk about a controversial issue should not be when...
By Casey Bayer 04/19/2018 3:30 PM EDT
John Wilson
Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James E. Ryan is pleased to announce that John Silvanus Wilson Jr., Ed.M.’82, Ed.D.’85, senior adviser and strategist to the president at Harvard University, will address the graduating class and their families at convocation on May 23, 2018. “Throughout his expansive career, and with unrivaled dedication to his alma maters, John has been working faithfully to ensure that colleges and universities reach their full potential as sites of personal transformation and social progress,” said Ryan. “This year, we had the great fortune of hosting John as a...
By Sagra Alvarado 04/10/2018 1:31 PM EDT
Rural schools
This week (April 9–13) marks HGSE Rural Educators Alliance’s first Rural Education Week — “Recognizing and Reckoning with Ruralness.” The student group will host a number of events on campus that explore a variety of challenges unique to educating in rural settings. Co-founder of the Rural Educators Alliance (REA), master’s candidate Carlye Sayler, hopes this week’s events will help increase attention on a field that is often overlooked. “We believe that HGSE, as one of the world’s leading academic institutions, has the responsibility to change the conversation in order to improve student...
By Sagra Alvarado 02/27/2018 4:28 PM EST
Jaylen Brown
This forum will be live-streamed beginning March 1 at 5:30 p.m. Professional basketball player Jaylen Brown makes a big impression both on and off the court. Brown, the third pick in the 2016 NBA draft, has become vital to the success of the Boston Celtics in his role as small forward. Although he only completed his freshman year at the University of California Berkeley before declaring for the draft, Brown stood out among draft prospects because of his intellectual pursuits, which included playing chess, learning foreign languages, and taking a graduate-level course while in his first year...
By Sagra Alvarado 09/28/2017 2:49 PM EDT
Cornel West
Live streaming of this event will begin on October 4 at 5:30 p.m. At the Askwith Forums on Wednesday, October 4, Cornel West, will speak on “Spiritual Blackout, Imperial Meltdown, and Prophetic Fightback.” In a CNN interview with Anderson Cooper after recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the violent protests concerning the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue led to the loss of three lives, West reflected, “We are dealing with the life and death of the American democratic experiment, what I mean by that is the spiritual blackout, the eclipse of honesty and integrity; moral...