ALFA - Ukulele: Further Adventures

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 28, 2023 at 9:15 AM

Paul Luria teaches and eager group pf ukulele enthusiasts for our Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area (ALFA) program. Paul led the group in some seasonal selections as well as potential choices to play at the upcoming 20th Anniversary ALFA Art Show, May 22, 2024.  ALFA, a lifelong learning institute that serves adult learners in Fitchburg and the surrounding communities.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Community, Education Program

Around Campus - Life Science for Educators

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 13, 2023 at 10:15 AM

Students in Dr. Lisa Grimm's Life Science for Educators investigate the reproduction of plants in their lab. This course covers a broad array of life science topics including cellular, organismal, and human biology. It is designed to provide a foundation in the life sciences for education majors (K-8). The course includes a laboratory component designed to develop the students' understanding of the scientific method and provide some biology methodologies that will aid students in the development of lesson plans and classroom activities. An integrative approach is taken for some aspects of this course to establish connections to other sciences (earth science, chemistry, engineering).

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Health and Natural Sciences, Education Program

C.R.A.S.E. for Teacher Candidates

Posted by Andy Cunningham on September 11, 2023 at 5:45 PM

This afternoon, Chief of University Police Michael Cloutier conducted a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) for Teacher Candidates in our Education Programs. The course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) in 2004, provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. 

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Topics: Information Session, Community, Education Program, Campus Safety

Fitchburg State University Upward Bound Summer Program - Digital Media Innovation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 25, 2023 at 3:00 PM

This afternoon, Professors Elisabet Takehana & J.J. Sylvia of our Communications Media's Digital Media Innovation program discussed burgeoning topics in the realm of communications with the Fitchburg State University Upward Bound  Math and Science Summer Program students. Among the many subjects, AI and its implications were discussed.

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Topics: Community, Communications/Media, Education Program

Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) - AP Arts & Design, Studio Session

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 20, 2023 at 10:15 AM

Fitchburg State University Center for Professional StudiesAdvanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI)  AP Studio Art Summer Institute for new and experienced teachers of AP explore the 3D Art and Design, 2D Art and Design and Drawing portfolios. Studio sessions facilitate the creation of valuable curricula through corresponding art making.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Occupational Vocational Education, Education Program

Center for Professional Studies' Advanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) - AP Biology, Transpiration

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 18, 2023 at 11:15 AM

The Fitchburg State University Center for Professional StudiesAdvanced Placement Summer Institutes (APSI) first week is in full swing. In the AP Biology track, High School Teachers are conducting a week long transpiration experiment. The APSI are designed to support all aspects of AP courses, including AP methodology, curriculum, class assignments and examinations as well as providing strategies for teaching AP courses.

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Topics: Center for Professional Studies, Health and Natural Sciences, Education Program

Fitchburg State University Upward Bound Summer Program - Trip to Grove Pond

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 17, 2023 at 5:15 PM

Today, Fitchburg State University's Upward Bound  Math and Science Summer Program students took a trip to Grove Pond in Ayer, MA to lend a hand to PACE (People of Ayer Concerned about the Environment) with their Water Chestnut Pull at Grove Pond. This annual program enlists the public's help to pull out invasive water chestnuts from the pond as well as the Nashua River Watershed.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Education Program

Fitchburg State University Upward Bound Summer Program - New England Flying Squirrel Network

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 11, 2023 at 4:45 PM

Today, Fitchburg State University's Upward Bound  Math and Science Summer Program students learned about the Earth Citizens Science Nest Box Project  from representatives from New England Flying Squirrel Network. Afterward, with the assistance of Director Nate Obin and Education Coordinator Maya McCabe, built flying squirrel boxes to be used in a region-wide study.

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Topics: Student Experience, Community, Education Program

Fitchburg State University Upward Bound Summer Program - Staff Icebreakers

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 28, 2023 at 10:37 AM

Fitchburg State University's  Upward Bound Summer Program Staff enjoyed getting to know each other this morning with some icebreaker activities conducted by  Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless and Dean for Student Development Hank Parkinson.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Community, Education Program

Future Educator Academy - Badge Sessions

Posted by Andy Cunningham on May 23, 2023 at 9:51 AM

LAST WEEK, Lourdes Ramirez, Coordinator of Field placements, Partnerships and Recruitment for Fitchburg State’s School of Education welcomed a cohort of local high school students enrolled in The Future Educator Academy program to campus for a day of programming. Sessions included Career planning, College 101, Financial Literacy, and Mental Wellness in the Classroom.

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Topics: Information Session, Community, Education Program