Curriculum and Instruction
Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management
Communication Sciences and Disorders
April 2018
Greetings Students, Alumni and Friends!

I am pleased to introduce the new Ruth S. Ammon School of Education-Department of Curriculum and Instruction newsletter.

Our team of 36 full-time and 16 part-time faculty is fully dedicated to the art and science of teaching—with care being at the center of our practice.

Our teacher candidates and faculty engage in high-impact teaching and learning. We offer a world-class academic experience and excellent supervised clinical experience to student teachers, along with practicum for teachers in the field. Our Office of School and Community Partnerships, led by Dr. Mirella Avalos-Louie , continues to build strong relationships with exemplary K–12 schools in Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York City. Our graduates are in high demand across New York State.

Our faculty members actively contribute to world knowledge through research and publications. They have presented in far reaches of the world, including Argentina, Australia, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand and close to home in California and New York City.

We also foster younger minds through our annual Alice Hoffman Young Writers Retreat. Every July, select high school students get to exercise their writer voices in a college setting. Applications are due by April 20. Visit the Young Writers webpage for more information.

Watch your inbox for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders’ newsletter in the coming months. Until then, follow us on Facebook , send me a note or schedule a visit . We have so much to share!

With best wishes,
Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Speaking Up, Speaking Out
Ammon School and College of Arts and Sciences faculty members are among the voices to be found in Written in Her Own Voice: Ethno-educational Autobiographies of Women in Education.

Wri tten alongside the powerful #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the book challenges societal and higher education’s bias against black women educators, and calls on allies and bystanders alike to commit to equity and justice for all. They found their voice. Add yours.

The book's co-editors are Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Anne Mungai, Ph.D., Ammon School interim dean. Another Adelphi faculty contributor is Marsha J. Tyson Darling, Ph.D., director of the Center of African, Black and Caribbean Studies and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History.
Listen and Learn: Conversations on Race
Current events have demonstrated the continued need for dialogue and understanding across racial divides. Thanks to the leade rship within the Ammon School, the School of Social Work and a number of other campus departments and entities, Adelphi helped to meet that need with its first campuswide event . Stand up—the next event is yours to lead.
Human Rights Awareness
More than 300 area high school juniors and seniors came to Adelphi’s Garden City campus for the Human Rights Awareness Day (HRAD) Conference on February 1. The goal: Respect all people and learn to negotiate cultural differences while promoting sensitivity for all people.
How to Treat ASD, A Different Take
When he was a child, Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D. , clinical assistant professor with the Ammon School, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He is spearheading a new approach to help change how individuals with ASD pursue their talents . While the approach differs from how autism has been historically handled by specialists, Dr. Shore believes his model empowers the individual and protects against isolation.
Thornburg's Travels: Trust in Learning
Multiple schools of thought exist surrounding the root purpose of education. What does it mean if developing countries focus on the school’s place in the community when industrialized nations are geared toward the mastery of knowledge? Devin Thornburg, Ph.D . , Ammon School professor, is visiting schools in 15 countries to find the answers, and he’s documenting his experiences .
Program Spotlight
TESOL and Bilingual Education

The TESOL and Bilingual Education programs at Adelphi —offered at the Garden City campus and the Manhattan Center in downtown Manhattan—are committed to preparing socially active, dedicated and professionally involved teachers and related support professionals to meet the needs of diverse communities. The programs combine theory, practice and understanding necessary for teachers working with multilingual learners.

The renowned faculty at Adelphi’s Ammon School are well attuned to the program’s lessons. In February, Daryl Gordon, Ph.D. , Ammon School associate dean, was among the experts presenting on TESOL topics at the 14th annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching in Cambodia.

Dr. Gordon’s research highlights the importance of teaching the subtle nuances of speech, including stress, tone and pauses. In her presentation , where she compares language to dancing, she explains that learning to speak without rhythm would be like learning to dance without music.
In the News
Anne Mungai Presented With SGA Award at Women's Recognition Dinner
Ammon School Interim Dean Anne Mungai, Ph.D., received the Adelphi Student Government Association's Award for Outstanding Leadership, Service and Commitment to Excellence at the Women's Recognition Dinner on March 20.

Anne Mungai Honored by Town of Hempstead
The Town of Hempstead recently honored Interim Dean Anne Mungai, Ph.D., for her wide-ranging educational career and humanitarian work. In addition to her extensive scholarship, Dr. Mungai tirelessly promotes education for children around the world. In January 2005, she opened an orphanage and school in her native Kenya, which now houses 40 children and employs 16 full-time workers.

Adelphi Recognizes 20 Long Island Teachers for Board Certification
At the National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) recognition event—held at Adelphi's Angello Alumni House on February 13—20 NBCT Long Island educators were honored. The event was cohosted by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and Adelphi, NBPTS' University Partner on Long Island. The 20 honorees have successfully either become board certified or renewed their certification, with assistance from a program offered by the Ammon School. They join more than 1,900 New York State teachers in their national certification.
Upcoming Events
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events listed below and we invite you to visit our events listing to see what's happening at the Ammon School. 

NYCDOE Teacher Recruitment Event Reset for April 11 at Adelphi
The New York City Department of Education will be on Adelphi's Garden City campus Wednesday, April 11 for two teacher recruitment events in the Swirbul Library, Room 100.
The event was rescheduled due to the March 21 snowstorm. Representatives from the DOE's Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality will discuss the application, job search and benefits of teaching in NYC. A Q-and-A session will follow. RSVPs are required. Register for Session I from 1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. or Session II from 5:45 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Ammon Lecture in Education Due April 25 at AUPAC
The Ammon Endowed Lecture on Agents of Change: Stories from Our Schools and Communities will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at Adelphi University's Performing Arts Center, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be a buffet dinner reception at 4:00 p.m., immediately followed by a panel of education experts. The panel will share success stories in a variety of disciplines impacting teaching and learning. Topics will include: Food Justice, Mental Health—Toxic and Chronic Stress, Environmental Stewardship and Immigrant Children. Professional development (CTLE) credits are available.

Main, Doctoral Commencement Due on Same Date
This spring, Adelphi University's main and doctoral Commencement ceremonies (including those for the Ammon School) will be on the same date—Friday, May 18 at NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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Meet Our President, Dr. Christine Riordan
Dr. Riordan's  Momentum  Tour 2017–2018: "Stories of Lives Changed: Hear Ours, Tell Yours"   may be coming to a city near you. Throughout the year, she'll share our personalized approach to higher learning and how it is transforming lives across the nation and around the world. Join us in Chicago on April 18 or in Philadelphia on April 26. All are welcome.
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