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SUNY Potsdam Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series Continues in 2024

January 19, 2024
2024 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series Kicks Off Again on Jan. 31 at SUNY Potsdam, with Wide-Ranging Array of Talks Planned 

K. Chad Graham, a clinical faculty member in SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Teacher Education, will open the Spring 2024 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series, with a free talk at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

SUNY Potsdam will continue its Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series with a range of topics across the disciplines in 2024, and is open to the public once again this semester. 

Sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's School of Education and Professional Studies, the annual series has hosted close to 200 presenters since its inception in 2007. All seminar meetings will be face-to-face with an online attendance option.  

K. Chad Graham, a clinical faculty member in the Department of Elementary Education and coordinator for the childhood education MST program, will open the series this semester, with a free talk at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 31. His presentation, titled “Read Alouds Can Help! Using a Third-Space Approach to Model Best Practices and Develop Professional Relationships,” will examine how he develops and shares instructional media resources to enhance relationships with partnering schools in the teacher preparation program. Graham will also show how this approach capitalizes on a variety of power source dynamics to glean explicit feedback when monitoring teacher candidates’ knowledge, skills and disposition.  

All seminar meetings will be offered on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. In-person sessions will be offered in the Rebecca V. Sheard Literacy Center balcony, with a virtual viewing option available via Zoom. Virtual presentations will be offered via Zoom. 

The remaining sessions for the series are as follows: 

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 

For the full descriptions of all Disciplined Inquiry in Education events, please visit 

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 

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 2,500 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 

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