Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Xi Gamma Meeting & 
Holiday Dinner Celebration

Monday, December 9, 2013
7 - 9 PM

Seton Hall University
University Center, University Club – 3rd floor

Fee: $10
Guests are welcome.

Come meet fellow members over dinner, find out about upcoming E-board elections
and stay for SHU/CEHS raffle & Karaoke prizes.

10 KDP Honor Stole Points will be awarded for meeting attendance. 

Please RSVP by 12pm on Monday, December 2 to Kevin McCarthy, 
KDP Treasurer, at .

Thursday, October 31, 2013

MLKSA Multicultural Expo

MLKSA Presents

Multicultural Expo: Celebrating Cultural Legends

November 5, 2013
8-10 PM
Jubilee Hall Auditorium

Authentic Cultural Food, Music, Dancing & Poetry
All inspired by every culture Seton Hall has to offer.

Come out to celebrate our diverse community and support various KDP Xi Gamma Chapter members who belong to the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Association (MLKSA)!

**10 Honor Stole Points for those who would like to donate a tray of food for the KDP Table**

For more information, contact Omayra Arocho at

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spotlight on KDP Member Angelina Martino Finnegan

Kappa Delta Pi, Xi Gamma Chapter Member Angelina Martino Finnegan is among 61 outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad who have been named as 2013 National Distinguished Principals by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. 

Angelina received her Bachelors in Elementary Education and English in '91 and her Masters in Administration and Supervision in '94 at Seton Hall University. She is principal of Lake Hiawatha School in Parsippany, NJ and proud member of Seton Hall's Alumni Board of Directors. Congratulations!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Teacher Burnout in "No Excuses" Charter Schools - Nov 5 at 4pm

The College of Education and Human Services & the Center for College Readiness Fall 2013 Lecture Series
How School Leaders Influence Teacher Burnout in "No Excuses" Charter Schools
Tuesday, November 5 at 4 PM
Jubilee Hall, Rm 141

Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) currently run a third of all charter schools in the country. Some believe that the best of them represent a viable strategy to scale up high-performing, high poverty schools, yet reports show that CMOs face major issues with teacher burnout and turnover generally attributed to 60-80 hour work weeks.

This presentation discusses the results of logistic regression analyses with 2010-2011 teacher survey data from one large CMO operating over 25 schools to see whether teachers' perceptions of their workload are associated with their decisions to leave after accounting for teacher/school characteristics and working conditions.

Dr. Chris Torres graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from NYU in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University. Broadly speaking, his research aims to understand and evaluate strategies and conditions to recruit, develop, and retain high quality teachers for low-income schools. 

5 KDP Honor Stole Points for Full Attendance - Please Sign In

Friday, October 11, 2013

Social Media Tools for Educators - October 17 at 6pm

Social Media Tools for Educators

Featured Presenters:

Dr. Joseph Martinelli, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Jessica Mangrella, Kappa Delta Pi Vice President

Learn how social media can be used to engage students in creative ways, while encouraging collaboration as well as improving communication skills with parents, students and colleagues.

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 6 PM
Location: Jubilee Hall, 4th floor computer lab

5 Honor Stole Points for Full Attendance of Program (Please sign in)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Attention All Secondary Ed Students! Opportunity for Tues, Oct 8

Secondary Education Field Experience Panel Discussion
October 8th, 6pm

Please join the CEHS tomorrow, October 8th at 6pm, JH 132, for a discussion with a group of recent Seton Hall graduates who are employed locally as secondary school teachers.  

A diverse group of young teachers will discuss how to make the most of your field experiences and student teaching, what cooperating teachers and administrators expect of you in your field placements, how to make sure you get as much experience as possible during internships, and how to use those experiences to discuss your teaching skills with future employers!  Your questions will be invited as well – so please mark this opportunity on your calendars now!

In order to support our Secondary Education program with this endeavor, KDP will offer students 5 Honor Stole Points for full attendance.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Stop by our University Weekend Table on Oct 5!!!

Don't forget to stop by the KDP/CEHS craft tables tomorrow between 12pm and 3pm for University Weekend!  Bring the little ones!  

We are looking forward to seeing CEHS students, faculty, admin and alumni on the green tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Webinar - October 3: Global Sustainability Education

Reminder for Upcoming Webinar
Global Sustainability Education: From Issues to Solutions
Kimberly Corrigan, Director of Partnerships
Dave Wilton, Manager of Professional Development 
Sheeba Jacob, Director of Curriculum Development

Thursday, Oct. 3, 8-9:15 PM EDT 
Global Sustainability—balancing economic, societal, and environmental needs in our interconnected world—offers a powerful framework for developing students’ skills, knowledge, and their sense of agency for successful schooling, career, family life, and citizenship in the 21st century. Using student-centered inquiry into real world issues and age-appropriate, teacher-tested materials makes for dynamic learning. 

In this interactive webinar, attendees receive tools and professional development on how to teach about global issues and sustainable solutions in engaging and thought-provoking ways for students in K-5, middle school, and high school, including:

  • Understanding of the concept of sustainability and how to use it as a framework for teaching,
  • Examining issues from multiple perspectives using the habits of critical and creative thinkers, and
  • Experiencing interdisciplinary lessons and best practices that tie global issues such as climate change, resource consumption, income inequality, and sustainable development to social studies, science, and math.


Facing the Future is a nonprofit leader whose mission is to create tools for educators that equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future. Find free and low-cost curriculum, professional development, pedagogical approaches, and classroom examples at

Kimberly Corrigan, Director of Partnerships, has two decades of teaching and commercial experience.

Dave Wilton, Manager of Professional Development, presents at conferences, and consults with schools, districts, and educational organizations nationwide.

Sheeba Jacob is Director of Curriculum Development, managing all resource production, including Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections (2013) a 24-chapter high school text and teacher’s guide. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Stony's Meet & Greet/Fundraiser Tomorrow, 9/24!

Don't forget to stop through Stony's in South Orange for dinner tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/24, any time between 5-8:30 pm! 

Come meet Kappa Delta Pi's E-board & other members and help us raise funds for the chapter. 

Mention "KDP" when you purchase your dinner and 15% will go towards Xi Gamma Chapter! 

10 KDP Honor Honor Stole Pts for attendance AND purchase (sign in and keep your receipt as proof!)

Looking forward to seeing you and your guests there!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Earn Honor Stole Points - Be an Achieve Volunteer Tutor

Volunteer to be an Achieve Volunteer Tutor and Earn Honor Stole Points (30 hours = 15 points).

  • Provide academic assistance to a student in the South Orange/Maplewood School District who needs extra help
  • Day, evening or weekend hours are available
  • All tutoring takes place in schools under the supervision of district staff
  • No teaching experience necessary
  • Complete the registration process
  • Participate in a training program
  • Commit to one hour-a-week or more
  • Choose the age group & subject you prefer
For more information and to enroll: Call 973-762-5600, ext. 1847 or e-mail

Learn more about the Achieve Foundation at

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

KDP Meet & Greet Fundraiser at Stony's - 10 Honor Stole Pts!

Come meet fellow Xi Gamma Chapter members, the KDP E-board and raise money for our chapter all at the same time! 

Come to Stony's located at South Orange Village, mention KDP's name when you check out and 15% of your purchase will go towards supporting our chapter.  Feel free to bring friends and family members!

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 5 - 8:30pm
Location: Stony's, 10 Sloan Street, South Orange, NJ

Honor Stole Points: 10 points for attendance and purchase

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Stay Tuned for our Fall Events!

Xi Gamma is currently waiting for room confirmations on upcoming events...stay tuned!  In the meantime, check out the webinars available to members on our Events Calendar. 

Also mark your calendars for University Day, Saturday, October 5th.  KDP and the CEHS will have activity tables out there for members, their fam and friends, and their little ones!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

KDP Convo Oct 24-26

KDP 49th Biennial Convocation - Oct 24-26, 2013 in Dallas, Texas
The KDP Convo brings together educators from all over the world for idea sharing, professional development, new initiatives and networking. 

Let us know if you plan on attending!

For more info and to register, go to:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Support KDP Member

Please consider supporting Kappa Delta Pi Member, Thomas Vincent Parinello, racing for Autism Speaks. Thomas will be riding in the Crankey Monkey Series Mountain Bike Race in Quantico, VA on June 22nd. Please visit Thomas' page, donate any amount if you are able to do so, and pass on the link. Thanks so much!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Volunteers Needed - Ed Career Fair 3/13

The Career Center is seeking volunteers to assist with this Wednesday’s Education Career Fair (March 13th). Tasks include showing employers to their tables, student registration, handing out directories, or helping to take down everything at the end.
You can volunteer anytime between 3:15 and 6:30 pm—we especially need assistance between 3:30 and 4:30 pm. You will also have time to meet with employers, too!

If you can assist in any way, please email Thanks for your help!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

African Art Exhibit, Ethiopian Cuisine & Live Caribbean Steel Drum Musical Performance, Wed, 2/27, 12-2 pm. University Center, Chancellor’s Suite

Education, cultural enhancement, food, fun and fellowship

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Center for College Readiness Spring Lecture Series (5 Honor Stole Pts Each)

Joseph Nelson, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Boys’ & Girls’ Lives University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Mr. Nelson is a Ph.D candidate in Urban Education at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He holds a BA in Sociology from Loyola University, Chicago. He previously worked as a Research Consultant at New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr. Nelson taught first-grade in a single-gender classroom for 2-years.
The focus of Mr. Nelson’s lecture will be the construction of masculinity at a single-sex middle school for African-American boys in New York City.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Jubilee Hall 112
Mellie Torres, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow at New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Dr. Mellie Torres received her Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University, a Masters in Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Seton Hall University. Prior to her doctoral studies, Torres was a high school mathematics teacher in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey.  Dr.Torres has received numerous fellowships and honors, including the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship, the Mainzer Fellowship in Gender Studies, the Fredrick Douglass Summer Teaching Fellow, and the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.

Ms. Nellie's research explores the relationship between the multiple and intersecting social identities (race/ethnicity, class, and gender) of Latino male students and their academic identities.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Jubilee Hall Auditorium

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Crisis Prevention and Intervention Workshop

Crisis Prevention and Intervention featuring Margaret Brady-Amoon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy will be held on Thursday, February 21st at 5:30 PM, Seton Hall University, Jubilee Hall, 4th floor, Dean’s Conference Room – Room 465.

The recent school-based tragedies have prompted a great deal of concern about school and community safety as well as mental health. This presentation will provide an overview of crisis prevention and intervention geared towards students preparing for careers in education and mental health.

Professional Development Hours and 5 ΚΔΠ Honor Stole Points awarded for attendance

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 19th by sending an e-mail to

Monday, January 28, 2013

Students for Education Reform Interest Meeting

SFER (Students for Education Reform) at SHU will conduct information session on Wednesday, January 30th at 7 PM in Mooney Hall Room 19.

There are some available positions in SFER (Honor Stole Points Available):

•Treasurer: responsible for working with SGA and managing money
•Membership Director: recruiting new students to join the movement towards change in the education system
•Awareness Chair: create programs to inform the Seton Hall community about the issues in education today
•Advocacy Chair: create programs where Seton Hall students can discuss the issues in education today and find ways to combat these issues
•Community and Campus Liaison: responsible for working with the South Orange community and interacting with the Seton Hall community to connect them Social Media Chair: responsible for advertising SFER through mainstream social media websites, creating flyers, and finding new ways to reach other students
•Social Media Chair: responsible for advertising SFER through mainstream social media websites, creating flyers, and finding new ways to reach other students

Thursday, January 24, 2013

KDP Webinars Available! 5 Honor Stole Pts Each

Check out our KDP Google "Events Calendar" on this blog for all the webinars being offered in January and February!

5 KDP Honor Stole Points are awarded for the successful completion of each webinar. Note: Completion certificates are e-mailed to participants and must be kept to hand in with your service hours verification forms in order to be awarded points.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Tienken, Editor of the Kappa Delta Pi Record, Editor of the AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice and Assistant Professor for the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy at Seton Hall University; Doctors Tienken and Donald Orlich will have their book, The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth, and Lies published in March by Rowan and Littlefield.

The authors take an in-depth and controversial look at school reform since the launch of Sputnik. They scrutinize school reform events, proposals, and policies from the last 60 years through the lens of critical social theory and examine the ongoing tensions between the need to keep a vibrant unitary system of public education and the ongoing assault by corporate and elite interests in creating a dual system.

Some of events, proposals, and policies critiqued include the Sputnik myth, A Nation At Risk, No Child Left Behind, the lies of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, and other common reform schemes. The authors provide an evidence-based contrarian view of the free-market reform ideas and pierce the veil of the new reform policies to find that they are built not upon empirical evidence, but instead rest solidly on foundations of myth, fear, and lies. Ideas for a new set of reform policies, based on empirical evidence and supportive of a unitary, democratic system of education are presented.

Dr. Tienken will be covering this topic on Tuesday, March 19th at 6 pm in Jubilee Hall Atrium, Seton Hall University.  Please RSVP by March 8th by sending an e-mail to

More information on Dr. Tienken can be found at