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Mar 25, 2011

24 Hours

11:20AM: With only 24 hours left until I leave for my trip I think I should go cut my hair and clean up, I gotta look fresh .  But it's still too early to pack . More

Author: bobby

Mar 24, 2011

48 Hours

11:20AM: With exactly 48 hours until I leave, I just found out that I was selected as the" EWB 2011 Flag bearer for iconic photograph at Opening Ceremony."  I will be holding the United States Flag at the grand opening ceremony which will take place in the current world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.  I'M SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!  More

Author: bobby

Mar 23, 2011

Alternative Spring Break: Peru 2011 vol.2

Jeremy Ducos just checked in by phone from Peru.  The group is doing really well.  Phone service is limited as they are situated on the top of a mountain. It is 94 degrees and they have been building a soccer field.  By the end of the day the students are exhausted, but express gratitude for the opportunity to work with each other and the community.  Jeremy says that the group is amazing.  They've jelled very quickly and act more like family than friends.  More than anything else, he says the group is moved by the happiness of the families that… More

Author: amy_bravo

Mar 22, 2011

Successful Strategies for Teams: Team Member Handbook

by Frances A. Kennedy, Ph.D. with Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D Teamwork is one of the skills most prized by prospective employers. It’s important to remember that our students don’t necessarily come into college knowing how to work effectively with others, and to construct team assignments in a way that helps them learn not only the content, but also the necessary interpersonal skills. This week’s teaching note showcases a set of resources that will help your students do exactly that.   Published in 2008 by the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University, Successful Strategies for Teams is an… More

Author: francine_glazer

Mar 21, 2011

Alternative Spring Break: Peru 2011

 10 NYIT students left on Saturday, March 19, 2011 to volunteer in a community called Independencia, Peru.  They will work on clean water and composting projects.  When not working in the field they will be volunteering at a local orphanage spending time with @25 children aged 2-12. Independencia is a very poor community with limited access to clean water.  Each morning, families fill jugs for their daily water (for drinking, cooking and cleaning).  They need help from our students to identify more efficient and sanitary ways of storing and collecting water. The composting project is to reuse and renew all… More

Author: amy_bravo

Mar 19, 2011

One week

11:20AM: In exactly one week my Boeing 777 will be departing for Dubai. I can't wait! And I just registered for the paper presentation sessions that I plan on attending, Those should be interesting! More

Author: bobby

Mar 17, 2011

Health Checklist

Yesterday I picked up my NYIT Student Business Cards from Career Services and tonight I just finished submitting my Health Checklist to the organizers.  Everyday that passes is just that much closer until I'm gone . More

Author: bobby

Mar 16, 2011

Importance of Students’ Prior Knowledge

“. . . the contemporary view of learning is that people construct new knowledge and understandings based on what they already know and believe . . ..” Implications for Teaching and Learning “A logical extension of the view that new knowledge must be constructed from existing knowledge is that teachers need to pay attention to the incomplete understandings, the false beliefs, and the naive renditions of concepts that learners bring with them to a given subject. Teachers then need to build on these ideas in ways that help each student achieve a more mature understanding. If students' initial ideas and… More

Author: francine_glazer

Mar 14, 2011

Workshops

I received an email today saying that we should register in advance for workshops that will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.  If we choose not to, we would be randomly placed into vacant workshops.  I logged on and found that the one that I am most interested in is almost filled, Corporate Leadership.  So, I picked Science & Engineering and Corporate Leadership and I am registered.  Now, I must fill out the Health Questionaire.  More

Author: bobby

Mar 08, 2011

How Experts Differ from Novices

Purpose: To help faculty members appreciate the gulf between their expert knowledge and their students’ novice understandings so they can create positive teaching and learning situations.    Bransford, Brown, and Cocking (2000) have identified some important characteristics of experts that have implications for teaching and learning:   “1. Experts notice features and meaningful patterns of information that are not noticed by novices. 2. Experts have acquired a great deal of content knowledge that is organized in ways that reflect a deep understanding of their subject matter. 3. Experts’ knowledge cannot be reduced to sets of isolated facts or propositions but,… More

Author: francine_glazer

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Monika Schueren Monika Schueren
Director of Advising and Enrichment Program
Office: Enrollment, Communications, and Marketing
Campus: Old Westbury
Robert Sherwin Robert Sherwin
Full-Time Faculty
Department: Communication Arts
Campus: Old Westbury
Zehra Ahmed Zehra Ahmed (B.S. '04)
Assistant Professor
Department: Physician Assistant Studies
Campus: Old Westbury