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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

SUNY Potsdam Announces Return of Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series

August 31, 2021

School of Education and Professional Studies Dean Allen Grant to Speak about Community Schools to Kick Off Seminar Series 

Dr. Allen Grant, dean of SUNY Potsdam’s School of Education and Professional Studies, will discuss community schooling in the first session of the 2021-22 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series, at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Dr. Allen C. Grant, dean of SUNY Potsdam’s School of Education and Professional Studies, will explore various community school strategies in the first session of the 2021-22 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series, at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 8. 

Grant will provide an overview of community schooling and the various models found in both New York State and Pennsylvania, and discuss the promise of the approach for both urban and rural settings. 

The Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar is sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's School of Education and Professional Studies. Since its inception 14 years ago, the School has hosted more than 140 presentations as part of the annual seminar. 

All seminar meetings will be offered on Wednesdays, in the Rebecca V. Sheard Literacy Center balcony, from noon to 1 p.m. There will also be a virtual viewing option available via Zoom. These events are free, and the public is welcome to attend. Community members who wish to join either virtually or in person should email Billijean Elliott for more information, at plantybj@potsdam.edu. 

The remaining sessions for the Fall 2021 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series are as follows: 

  • Sept. 29: Karen Caldwell, Janelle Jacobson, Melissa Netzband and Jenica Rogers, “Experiential Learning through Digital Literacy” 

  • Oct. 20: Seon A. Levius, “The Pursuit of Purpose: Unleashing your Highest Potential” 

  • Nov. 3: Robert E. Vadas, “Interactive Discussion on Survey Results from 10 Area Schools Concerning EdTPA” 

  • Nov. 17: Eudora A. Watson, “Translation Provided: Three Steps to Effectively Communicating Expectations for Written Work” 

For the full descriptions of all Disciplined Inquiry in Education events, please visit www.potsdam.edu/academics/SOEPS/education/seminar. 

The School of Education and Professional Studies at SUNY Potsdam has been preparing educators for more than 200 years. Today, that legacy of educational excellence also stretches to undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration, public health and human performance, to help students prepare for professions in the global economy. To learn more, visit https://www.potsdam.edu/academics/SOEPS.  

About SUNY Potsdam:  

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges—and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu. 

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