Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach at SUNY New Paltz to host education symposium
NEW PALTZ - The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz will hold a symposium titled, “A 2020 Vision for Public Education in Ulster County,” Friday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Student Union Building, on the New Paltz campus. The symposium aims to gather countywide education stakeholders to begin the process of proactively shaping a vision for the future of public education in Ulster County.
Thomas Hatch, co-director at the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST), and associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, will serve as the day’s plenary speaker. Hatch previously served as a senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching where he co-directed the K-12 program of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and established the Carnegie Knowledge Media Laboratory. He is the author of various books, including his most recent publication “Managing to Change: How Schools Can Survive (and Sometimes Thrive) in Turbulent Times.”
After the morning plenary, a panel, including a superintendent, teacher, parent, and representatives of higher education and business, will respond to Hatch’s comments and relate them to Ulster County’s opportunities and challenges. Symposium participants will then separate into breakout groups, according to three topic areas: Teaching and Learning; Accountability; and School and District Structure. When the full symposium reconvenes, participants will discuss issues raised in the breakout groups and begin to develop and prioritize ideas for continued study over the coming year.
State senator (46th District) and former school board member Cecilia Tkaczyk will deliver the luncheon keynote address.
The event is organized by the Legislative Action Committee of the Ulster County School Boards Association. It will be hosted by the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz, and cosponsored by Ulster County BOCES, SUNY New Paltz Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS), SUNY New Paltz School of Education, SUNY Ulster, and Hudson Valley Patterns for Progress. Other regional participants include the New York State School Boards Association-Region 9 and the Mid-Hudson League of Women Voters.
The event is invitation only. School districts are asked to send representatives from their community, including administration, teaching staff, and community members, to participate in this symposium. Interested parties should contact their local school board if they are interested in attending. For more information contact (845) 566-0562 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRREO was established in 2007 to further engage SUNY New Paltz and its people with communities, governments, not-for-profits, and businesses across our region. CRREO conducts and publicizes research on regional topics; creates and directs select institutes focusing on specific topics of regional interest; connects and partners with local governments, not-for-profits, and businesses to initiate reforms and advocate for best practices; contracts to assess the performance of public and not-for-profit agencies and programs; and works to foster intergovernmental collaboration and community engagement.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.