• 2011 Student Teachers

    6 September 2011

    Four student teachers are in the field this fall: Claire Bansberg, Communication Arts at Northfield High School-Northfield; Sally Larkins, Communication Arts at Southwest High School- Minneapolis; Sarah Prather, Social Studies at Central High School-St. Paul; and Richard Scheele, Social Studies at Northfield High School-Northfield.

  • Students, faculty, and staff joined together last week to celebrate the end of another terrific year in educational studies.  This annual picnic is a chance to thank everyone in the department for their contributions, recognize the graduating senior licensure students and concentrators, and to share time together as a department.

  • St. Paul Central High School Touring Theater company visits Carleton to perform their production “American Dream: Where is it?”, an original play created by the urban youth ensemble Special guests included Northfield High School’s ESL class that started the first Latino Short Play Festival. At the conclusion of the play, Northfield students joined Central students to discuss reactions to the performance.

    This year’s play, “American Dream, Where Is It?”, utilized hip-hop, spoken word, dance, and theater to express youth voice. Set in a classroom of a caring social studies teacher, the young people in the class reveal problems that get in the way of their ability to focus on their studies. They ask heartfelt questions such as what is the American Dream and how to use education to create a safer and more just America. Stories focus on resisting peer pressure, surviving street violence and growing up without a father. The stories also touch on social justice issues such as immigration and GLBT rights, homelessness and other issues that affect them as they try to get through their daily lives in school. As the play ends they make the same statement in their original song that ends their play Don’t Give Up Its Okay It Get Better!

    Sponsored by the Educational Studies Department and American Studies Department

  • On May 18, the department hosted about 30 urban students through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities organization.

    Carleton alum, Annie Loch (’00), Director of Education and Enrichment, organized a group of both high school (the big brothers/sisters) and elementary (little brothers/little sisters) from Como Park Senior High School, Johnson High School, and Mississippi Magnet Elementary all based in St. Paul to visit campus.

  • The American Studies and Educational Studies Departments present: The Central Touring Company “American Dream, Where Is It?” Tuesday, May 24, 2011 2:00 p.m. Concert Hall. The Central Touring Theatre is an acclaimed high school theatre group from St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • As of April 21, 2011, four seniors at the college have received Fulbright Scholarships for the upcoming year. Jimmy Dreese, Eric Reich, Michael Phan Knudson and Francesca Chubb-Confer were announced as recipients of the prestigious award.

  • Former Carleton professor and alum Lance McCready recently returned to campus for a series of events this month.  The focal point of Lance’s visit was a talk titled: “Black Masculinities in Urban Education” which he delivered to a standing room only crowd in Gould Library Athenaeum. 

  • February is Educational Studies Month—–Save the dates!

    26 January 2011

    Please make note of the following events coming up:

    • Thursday, January 27: Public talk by Professor Abdi Kusow: “Somali Immigrants in the United States: Conceptualizing Transnational Migration in the Stateless Global Context.”  7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Guest House. Co-sponsored by Depts. of Religion, American Studies, ACE, SOAN, Ed. Studies, and the Chaplain’s office
    • Thursday, February 3:  Department Open House.  Please join us over common time to learn more about the concentration and licensure programs.  Pizza will be served!
    • Friday, February 4: Convocation by R. L’Heureux Lewis, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at the City College of New York – CUNY. The title of his presentation is “Stony the Road We Trod: The March Towards Educational Justice.”
    • Tuesday, February 8: Are you ready to make a powerful impact in youth lives through your career? Have you ever, or always, wanted to teach? If yes, then the Urban Teacher Residency with Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) may be the opportunity for you.  Please come meet with Tosha Downey, the Director of Recruiting over common time to hear more about this terrific program. RSVP to me by Friday, February 4. Pizza lunch will be served!
    • Thursday, February 10:  Public talk and book signing by Professor and Carleton alum, Lance McCready.  Lance’s talk: “Black Masculinities in Urban Education” will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Library Athenaeum. Following the talk, Lance will be signing his new book, Making Space for Diverse Masculinities.

    • Thursday, February 10:T  Sign up to have lunch in the LDC with Lance McCready over common time.  RSVP to me by Friday, February 4.
    • Monday, February 14: applications are due for applying to the Teacher Licensure program.  Please see me if you have questions.
  • Save the Date for Upcoming Educational Studies Event

    21 September 2010

    On Wednesday, October 27th, interested Carleton students are invited to our annual Alumni Teaching Panel. Come hear the trials, but mostly tribulations, of current teachers and student teachers in the field. Our alumni represented experiences from schools all over the metro area: urban, suburban, and charter. Students will have the chance to ask questions, visit with alumni, and eat pizza. This event is co-sponsored with the Career Center.

  • The Department would like to welcome Dr. Jack Schneider to the department.