Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Summer 2012 New Student Orientation

If you are beginning your education at GSE in Summer 2012, join us for an Orientation to learn about student services, get important information for new students, and view the campus. Come meet your new classmates and enjoy an afternoon at Fordham!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
1pm - 3pm
12th Floor Lounge, Lowenstein Building
Lincoln Center Campus
Fordham University
113 West 60th Street, New York, NY

If you are an admitted student, you may login and RSVP via your VIP Page. A detailed agenda will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Please email or call (212) 636-6400 with any questions.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Upcoming Event: Teaching Latin in NYC Public Schools

The Fordham University Department of Classics and the NY Classical Club are proud to sponsor:

"Teaching Latin in NYC Public Schools"
When: Friday May 4th, 5-7pm
Where: Fordham University, Lincoln Center, McMahon Hall 109

Ron Janoff, Curriculum Director for Latin at Williamsburg Charter School

Kathleen Durkin: Latin Teacher, Masbeth HS, Queens NY
Jason Griffiths: Headmaster, The Brooklyn Latin School
Lester Long: Executive Director, The South Bronx Classical Charter School

Dr. Ron Janoff, Curriculum Director for Latin at the Williamsburg Charter School, will open the proceedings and moderate the discussion during which the panelists will be asked to share their experiences and shed some life on the teaching of Latin and on the place of classical learning in their schools.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Alumni Notes: Rashid Ferrod Davis (GSE '03)

Rashid Ferrod Davis (M.S. Ed. in Administration and Supervision '03) is the founding principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) and was recently named a 2012 Cahn Fellow. The Cahn Fellow Program for Distinguished Principals at Teacher's College, Columbia University is committed to recognizing outstanding principals and providing them opportunities for professional, intellectual and personal growth.

Davis also recently published "To Encourage Good Habits, Test Early and Often in High School" in the New York Times School Book. Davis supports introducing Regents exams early, during the ninth and tenth grades, so students have the opportunity to experience success early on. In support of this theory, Davis outlines an innovative program he has introduced at P-Tech that advocates teaching through the test rather than teaching to the test.