Old Westbury News

Essential Tips for Teacher Certification Exam Introduced in Education Professor’s New Book

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As of 2014, all new teachers in New York State are required to pass the Education Teaching Performance Assessment (edTPA) to earn their initial teaching certification. The same is true in Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin, with California, Georgia, Ohio and Massachusetts planning to adopt the exam in the near future. Dr. Kathleen Velsor, associate professor in SUNY Old Westbury’s School of Education, has recently written a guidebook to assist students nationwide overcome this new testing hurdle.

Distinguished Service Professor Authors Historically-Based Autobiography

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Drawing on more than three decades of field work and research, Sachi G. Dastidar, distinguished service professor at SUNY Old Westbury, has published the autobiographical nonfiction work “Mukti: Free to Be Born Again – Partitions of Indian Subcontinent, Islamism, Hinduism, Leftism and Liberation of the Faithful.” The 684-page book, published by AuthorHouse, examines the history of Muslim-majority Bangladesh and Hindu-majority West Bengal/India in post-1947 Partition of India.

Conference to Offer Aid to Educators, Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The SUNY Old Westbury Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is hosting “Teaching to Successful Outcomes,” its annual conference that provides the latest information on evidence-based supports for children with autism spectrum disorders in the home, school, and community.