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Education Students Named to “30 Under 30” List

Photo by Patrick Verel

Photo by Patrick Verel

Two Fordham Graduate School of Education (GSE) students have been honored by the International Literacy Association (ILA) for their efforts to advance literacy for all.
Alex Corbitt, 26, FCRH ‘12, GSE ‘13, and John Maldonado, 25, FCRH ’13, a doctoral student, were named to the ILA’s second annual “30 Under 30” list, an honor bestowed to teachers, authors, volunteers, researchers, social entrepreneurs, and leaders from 12 countries.

Maldonado, a Rego Park, Queens native who graduated with a double major in psychology and English, became a NYC teaching fellow and taught special education at P368K Star Academy in Brooklyn. He is working towards a doctorate in contemporary learning and interdisciplinary research while teaching English at his alma mater, Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens.

He said being named to the list is a validation of what he called the “ugly hours” that all teachers put in—time when they put in extra hours at home, trying to figure out how to best convey information to their students and how to attend to their additional needs.

“As educators, we don’t often get the credit we deserve,” said Maldonado, who is interested in equity and culture, and the roles they play in education. He noted that, beyond his teaching he worked to increase his students’ technological literacy, “in order to give them more career and life opportunities.”

“To be recognized for that work is really validating,” he said. “I’m lucky to be the recipient. But a lot of teachers are doing the same thing.”

Read the full post at Fordham News.

PBIS Intervention Workshop for PES Students, Faculty, and Staff

ProjectREACHTuesday, October 11, 2016
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge, Gerald Corrigan Conference Center

Workshop 1
4:50-6:50 p.m.
Tier 1 Interventions

Workshop 2
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tier 2 & 3 Intervention Strategies

Presented by Dr. Laura Riffel
Dr. Laura A Riffel has over 30 years of experience as a general education and special education teacher, resource teacher, state program leader, director of a day clinic, and a parent. Dr. Riffel has studied general education, special education, behavioral interventions, applied behavior analysis, and cognitive and multiple disabilities.

Currently, she is the director of Behavior Doctor Seminars and travels the world sharing behavioral ideas with others who work with children with challenging behaviors. Her website is

This workshop is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Seats are limited.

Please RVSP to Linda Cheung by October 1, 2016 at


Project REACH, a federally funded grant, is proud to present this professional development workshop. Any question or concerns about the project activities can be addressed to Dr. Su Je Cho (

Tread Carefully in Teen’s Social Media Spaces, Says Researcher

Teenagers haven’t left Facebook, but they’re more involved than ever in a virtual archipelago of social media spaces that educators can take advantage of—if they tread lightly, a researcher told educators on July 13.

“We need to unpack the myth … that young people are technological wizards. There certainly are some who are, but not every kid is like that. I think before we use these

spaces in the classroom, we have to think about why we’re doing it, and what we’re walking into,” said Amanda Lenhart, speaking at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.

Lenhart, a researcher with the Data & Society Research Institute, delivered a keynote, “The Shifting Landscape of American Teens’ Social & Digital Media Use,” at the fourth annual Developing Digital Literacies Conference, hosted by the Graduate School of Education.

“If [educators] ask young people to use a social space, we want to give them options so they don’t necessarily have to have their personal space invaded by the academic and vice versa.”

She tackled topics such as the rise of the smart phone, and teens’ need for constant access, texting, relationships, and privacy.

Read the full article at Fordham News.

Get more insights from conference participants via #FordhamDLC on Twitter.

July 13th: Developing Digital Literacies Conference

822e8-lcoutdoorpic-bmpWednesday, July 13th
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

How do digital tools affect our lives as individuals? As educators? How might we use digital tools to engage students in critical and creative thinking? How can we help students to understand technology as an aid to learning, rather than a distraction from it? Participants will explore these questions and more as they consider the impact of technology on literacy.

Featured speakers include Amanda Lenhart, Researcher with the Data & Society Research Institute, and practicing elementary, middle, and high school teachers, who will give classroom demonstrations.


8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome and Keynote
Amanda Lenhart, “The Shifting Landscape of American Teens’ Social & Digital Media Use”

10:45 Classroom Demonstrations by Teachers

12:00 Lunch on your own in NYC (not included in cost of attendance)

1:00 Classroom Demonstrations by Teachers

3:00 Apps & Tools Share and Closing Remarks

Additional Information

  • The event will be held at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus (113 West 60th Street at Columbus Avenue)
  • Payment of $100 may be paid by credit card, purchase order, check, or money order by July 13
  • Early bird registration: $85 if payment is received by June 15
  • Fordham discount: $75 for Fordham staff, students, or alumni if payment is received by June 15
  • Professional Development Certificates Provided. NYC vendor # available

Contact Kristen Turner ( with questions.

Connect with Fordham GSE at the AERA Annual Meeting

A number of Fordham GSE faculty members and students will be presenting at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from April 9th-12th. Join us in supporting the GSE community at AERA during the sessions listed below.

Fordham GSE alumni are also invited to join us for a reception at Penn Social on Friday, April 8th, at 6pm. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Register.

Saturday, April 9th

Communities, Neighborhoods, and Educational Opportunity
Race, Gender, Socioeconomic Status, and Achievement Gap
Convention Center, Level Two, Room 209B
Presenters: Tiedan Huang, Anchala Sobrin, Michele Williams

8:15- 9:45am
Poster Session 1
Working Memory Load and Automaticity in Relation to Mental Multiplication (#29)
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenter: Yi Ding

Multiculturalism and Social Identities in K-12 Environments
The Association Between Classroom Racial/Ethnic Diversity and Elementary
Marriott Marquis, Level Three, Chinatown
Presenters: Christina Rucinski, Essie Sutton, Richmond Carlton, Joshua L. Brown

Poster Session 2
Studying Racial Differences in Longitudinal Core Profiles: The Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Scaling Approach
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenters: Se-Kang Kim, Andrea McNamara

Sunday, April 10th

8:15 – 9:45am
Poster Session 6: Social and Cultural Influences on Learning and Motivation
The Impact of Mobile Technology Integration on Elementary School Students’ Academic Engagement
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenters: Susan J Chambre, Sean Kennedy Adcroft, Mahitot Arnold, Jaymie Paige Stein Green, Tomasita Ortiz, Sarah Skluzacek, Staci Tedrow, Kristen H. Turner, Akane Zusho, Carmina Marcial

Some Engage, Others Don’t: New Directions on the Development of Teachers’ Professional Ethos
Creating and Sustaining Social Justice in Schools: Teachers’ Work Environment and Teaching for Multicultural
Convention Center, Level One, Room 145B
Presenters: Ann Higgins-D’Alessandro, Ping Guo, Tinia R. Merriweather

8:15 – 9:45am
Roundtable Session 29
Catholic School Superintendency: Trends Over Time
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit D, Section B
Presenters: Gerald M. Cattaro, Joanna Alcruz

Measuring, Enacting, and Persistence: Multinational Women Leaders’ Agency
Does Gender Matter? A Multinational Study of Women Educational Leaders
Convention Center, Level One, Room 160
Presenters: Virginia Roach, Abebayehu Aemero Tekleselassie, Gulay Dalgic

Teacher Leadership and Professional Development
Who’s Known and What’s Important in Forming a School Reputation
Convention Center, Level One, Room
Presenters: Tiedan Huang, Dale Cox, Theron Mott, Courtney Lowe, Roland K. Yoshida

Monday, April 11th

New Developments in Learning Technologies
Integrating Mobile Technology Into Instruction in Elementary Classrooms: Impact on Student Engagement and Learning
Marriott Marquis, Level Two, Marquis Salon 4
Presenters: Jaymie Paige Stein Green, Sara Skluzacek, Sean Kennedy Adcroft, Mahitot Arnold, Susan J Chambre, Tomasita Ortiz, Staci Tedrow, Kristen H. Turner, Akane Zusho, Carmina Marcial

7:45 – 9:15am
Poster Session 9
Current Controversial Issues in History Classrooms: High School History Teachers’ Practices and Views (#50)
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenter: Eytan Apter

Promising Scholarship in Education: Dissertation Fellows and Their Research
The Opportunity Gap at the Classroom Level: Validation of the Classroom Multicultural Competence Measure (#26)
Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom South Foyer
Presenter: Tinia R. Merriweather

Promoting College and Career Readiness Through Self-Regulated Learning in the Classroom
Do-It-Yourself Science: An Urban High School Teacher Develops Student Self-Regulation
Convention Center, Level One, Room 144C
Presenters: Rhonda Suzanne Bondie, Akane Zusho

4:30- 6:00pm
Catholic Schools: A Focus on Leadership, Data-Driven Decision Making, and Partnerships (Paper Session)
Marriott Marquis, Level Four, Independence Salon B
Discussant: Anthony D. Miserandino

Poster Session 13: Motivation in Education, SIG Poster Session 2
Assessing Adolescents’ Motivation to Read (#36)
Convention Center, Level Two, Exhibit Hall D
Presenter: Lauren Zucker

Tuesday, April 12th

April 12, 2:15-3:45pm
Examining Implementation, Process, and Outcomes of Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education for Teachers, a Mindfulness-Based Intervention

  • Enhancing Teachers’ Well-Being and Classroom Quality: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial of Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education
  • Direct and Moderating Impacts of the Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education for Teachers Intervention on Student Outcomes
  • Examining Quality of Implementation: How Facilitator Skill and Training Fidelity Affects Participant Outcomes in Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education

Convention Center, Level One, Room 143B
Presenters: Anna DeWeese, Joshua L. Brown, Regin Tanler, Damira S. Rasheed

Tues, April 12, 2:15-3:45pm
Roundtable Discussion 57
Institutional Factors Impacting Black Students’ Success at an Elite Private Elementary School
Convention Center, Level Three, Ballroom B
Presenters: Jane Bolgatz, Tamar Brown, Susan J. Chambre, Enrique Figueroa

U.S. News Ranks Fordham GSE #45 in Nation


In its America’s Best Graduate Schools, 2017 edition, U.S. News and World Report ranked Fordham GSE #45 among 180 U.S. Schools of Education. This rank marks a fourteen spot jump over last year’s #59 ranking.

View the full list.

On Thinking: A Blue School Teaching Innovation Conference

On November 9th, Drs. Rhonda Bondie and Akane Zusho spoke at the On Thinking: A Blue School Teaching Innovation Conference at the Blue School in New York. The conference addressed topics related to thinking, learning, and structure.

What if school was truly a place for thinking? This idea may sound obvious, but organizing classrooms around types and amounts of thinking has profound implications for learning. This practice could begin to reshape education.

All photos are by Guenter Knop.

All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED) Webinar Series

Dr. Rhonda Bondie, assistant professor in our division of Curriculum and Teaching, is hosting a free, monthly All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED) Webinar Series with the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE). Learn more and register.

Topics include

  • Managing Small Group Learning (Oct 15) – Watch the recording
  • Co-Teaching Playbook (Dec 3, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Developing Literacy through Small Group Rigorous Discussions (Jan 7, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Assessing Learning when Students Work in Small Groups (Feb 4, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Self-Regulation (Part 1): Setting Realistic and Productive Goals (Mar 3, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Self-Regulation (Part 2): Student Driven Monitoring and Evaluation of Learning (Apr 14, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Structuring Student Choice (May 5, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Planning Effective Formative Assessment (June 2:30, 3-4:30pm)

ALL-ED is a network developed through collaboration between professors Bondie and Akane Zusho. Learn more.

Reforming Education Reform: Leadership and Transmitting Inequality in Schools

James Earl DavisThe Third Annual Dr. Barbara L. Jackson, EdD, Lecture

Monday, December 7, 2015 | 6 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th Street, New York City

James Earl Davis, PhD, is the Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education at Temple University, where he is a professor of higher education and educational leadership.

He also holds affiliate faculty appointments in Temple’s Department of African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies program. Professor Davis’ research focuses on gender-based educational policy and reform; race, class, gender, and cultural issues in schooling; and the social stratification of education and communities.

He has investigated the social contexts of learning and development, including diverse educational settings, with a concern for factors related to student engagement and achievement—especially for black boys and young men.

His work has appeared in numerous academic journals, including Gender & Society, Urban Education, Youth and Society, American Journal of Evaluation, Review of Research in Education, Evaluation Review, Journal of Negro Education, and Educational Researcher.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Register online at

For more information, contact Shannon Hirrell, assistant director of New York City programming, at or 212-636-7501.

Co-sponsored by the Advisory Committee on Multicultural Affairs (ACMA).