Representatives from Teq, a Huntington Station-based company that evaluates and delivers products and services to the educational environment, led a series of three sessions, touching on digital resources and best practices for teaching English Language Learners (ELL) and special education, as well as providing tips and tricks for using a Google classroom.
The Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development teamed up with the child study and adolescence education departments to organize the event.
Ellen Burti, director of the Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development, said students were very engaged throughout the sessions.
“Student feedback on the day was overwhelmingly positive,” Burti said. “They came away with new knowledge, tools and skills that have practical and meaningful application to their future work as teachers.”
In addition to Burti, the following faculty members participated in the event: Susan Straut-Collard, Ph.D., director of the Dillon Center; Anne Mulligan, Ph.D., assistant professor and associate chair of the education department; Sister Margaret Buckley, CSJ, Ed.D., field placement coordinator in the education department; Sister Patricia Dittmer, CSJ, an assistant professor in the child study department; Phyllis Corbin, a child study lecturer; Agatha Kelly, Ed.D., an assistant professor of child study; Esther Berkowitz, director of the literacy and cognition program; Sarah Birch, Ph.D., director of the Master’s in Childhood and Adolescence Special Education program; Karen Russo, Ed.D., a child study professor; and Elena Gentile, an adjunct professor.