News from the School of Education

Student Leader, Education Major Selected by Teach For America

Cristina Santos SUNY Old Westbury Graduate

SUNY Old Westbury recent graduate, Cristina Santos, has been selected for an elementary education position with Teach For America beginning in the fall. Teach For America is a selective national non-profit that places college graduates in high-need classrooms across the country. Individuals selected for this full-time position have demonstrated leadership ability, academic achievement, and perseverance for expanding opportunities for all students.

Free Conference offers aid to Parents, Educators of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The SUNY College at Old Westbury’s Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disrders is offering “Teaching to Successful Outcomes,” a free conference for parents, educators, and professionals providing the latest information on evidence-based supports for children with autism spectrum disorders. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013.

New Long Island Underground Railroad sites revealed in Prof's latest book

Velsor Book Cover

The historic people, places and events that marked the significant role of the Long Island region in the demise of slavery in the United States is the subject of “The Underground Railroad on Long Island: Friends in Freedom,” the latest work by Kathleen Velsor, an associate professor in the School of Education at SUNY College at Old Westbury.

Regional Center for Autism Spectrum debuts to aid Long Island students, families

SUNY College at Old Westbury has joined a statewide network of colleges and universities by becoming a Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders serving the Long Island region.

“Some estimate that one in every 88 children born has some form of autism,” said College President Calvin O. Butts, III.  “This Center enables us to work alongside our Long Island neighbors and educators so that individuals with autism spectrum disorders can achieve their highest potential and live lives of promise and purpose.”

Education Professor's New Book Offers Innovative Instructional Technique

Book Cover - Engaging Students

A new book co-authored by Kathleen Velsor, an associate professor in the School of Education at SUNY College at Old Westbury, has co-authored a new book that provides a comprehensive guide for both teacher-candidates and veteran teachers that will help them design lessons and units of study in a simple, constructive way.