Friday, January 22, 2010

Bob Bain to present TEI seminar on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tags: deans updates, teacher education initiative, teachingworks

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, Bob Bain, associate professor of education, will present the fifth seminar in this year’s Teacher Education Initiative seminar series “Learning to Reach all Learners: Equity and Diversity in the Teaching of School Subjects.” His talk, “Teaching Social Studies to All Learners,” will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Brownlee Room (2327).

In his earlier career as a high school teacher, Dr. Bain was a seven-time award winner for excellence in teaching. Now, he focuses on improving the preparation of future high school teachers and on ways to use museums as tools for understanding the past. For example, he has worked with The Henry Ford (formerly The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village) to enhance students’ understanding of museum artifacts. His research ranges from investigating traditional ways of training history teachers to the design and use of history-specific technology. He earned his PhD from Case Western University.

I hope that you can join us for this important talk as we further explore how we can prepare teachers to work actively and effectively to intervene on inequities in opportunities to learn, with a particular focus on inequities based on based on race, ethnicity, language, and social class.

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