Notable Faculty & Student Achievements

August 2022

  • Professor of Education Michael Kamen presented “Bottom Up Professional Development for WILD Facilitators with the Lesson Study Model” at the virtual 2022 Texas Project WILD Facilitator Forum, held July 21–22 through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

July 2022

  • Assistant Professor of Education Raquel Sáenz Ortiz led a workshop titled “Forum Theatre as a Community Tool in Shaping Liberatory Educators” at the 2022 International Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, held May 26–29 in Chicago.

May 2022

  • Professor of Education Michael Kamen and Tugce Arda Tuncdemir of Lock Haven University presented a workshop titled “Performance, Play, and Script Writing in College Classes for Preservice Teachers” at the Association for the Study of Play Online Conference.

  • Assistant Professor of Education Raquel Sáenz Ortiz presented a paper titled “Reimagining Spaces of Learning for Youth of Color: A Model of Emancipatory Pedagogy” at the 2022 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, held April 21–26 in San Diego, California. The paper is a case study of an alternative school in the Northeast that roots itself in culturally sustaining models of teaching.

March 2022

  • Assistant Professor of Education Raquel Sáenz Ortiz presented the paper “Culture and Schooling: Supporting Academic Identities through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies for Immigrant-origin Youth” at the 2022 International Conference on Education and Migration, held virtually and in person in Porto, Portugal, on March 10.

  • Professor of Education Michael Kamen presented a roundtable session titled “Slide Rules—to the Moon and Back” at the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education 2022 Virtual Conference held March 12.

  • Professor of Education Michael Kamen and education alumna Morelia Hernandez ’21 presented the poster “Scriptwriting and Performance as Reflective Process” at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Commons Conference held February 23–25 in Savannah, Georgia. The poster’s third author, Alys Mendus of the University of Melbourne, was able to join virtually for part of the session.

November 2021

  • Professor of Education Michael Kamen wrote the foreword in Searching for the Ideal School around the World: School Tourism and Performative Autoethnographic-Weby Alys Mendus (Brill).