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.