College of Education & Human Services
Maurice Carter- “Advancing the Dream” honor
MSNBC launched "Advancing The Dream" with Reverend Al Sharpton in July 2013, and since then has received over 6000 moving submissions from community members who are making a difference. Of those submissions, five educators were selected to participate in a special MSNBC web event on September 6.
Mr. Maurice Carter, director of Longwood’s "Call Me MISTER" program was selected to participate. Follow the link below to join MSNBC’s Craig Melvin as he chats with Maurice and other educators across the country who are embracing the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream in their daily lives. http://on.msnbc.com/1653i8F #advancingthedream
Dr. Mary Futrell Speaks to Longwood Students
On September 13, Dr. Mary Futrell of George Washington University delivered the address America’s Children and their Families: Education and Human Services Providing the Safety Net" to over 150 students and faculty. She encouraged students to become the one teacher who makes a difference in the lives of the children they teach. Dr. Futrell infused her lively address with personal reflections and thought-provoking illustrations.
Dr. Futrell is an internationally known educator and former president of the National Education Association (NEA), is Dean of The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GW/GSEHD) in Washington, D.C. Dean Futrell is a professor of education policy and administration as well as the director of the Institute for Curriculum, Standards, and Technology. In addition to her unprecedented six-yearterm leading the NEA, Futrell is the president of Education International, which represents 23 million educators worldwide. She is a former president of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession and was a senior consultant for Quality Education for Minorities Network. Futrell has served on the boards of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Kettering Foundation, and the Institute for Educational Leadership. In 2004, she joined the Board of Advisors of Teachers Support Network.
Ave Maria/Shepherd’s Field Board Meet at Longwood
On September 11, board members of the Ave Maria/Shepherd’s Field schools met at Longwood. After their Board meeting, they met with College of Education and Human Services faculty to explore collaborative opportunities, toured the campus and met with Dr. Ken Perkins, VP and Provost of Academic Affairs, during his Dean’s Advisory meeting.
The Ave Maria Preparatory School in Myakka City, Florida serves students ages 6 to 22 with special learning needs. It was established in 2004 and follows the Florida Common Core Curriculum but "encourages students to use the Disney side of the brain—the right, artistic, intuitive side." They use programs recommended by the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Beginning January 2012, Ave Maria has implemented a new research-based program (THRIVE) to reverse the symptoms of autism, ADHD, developmental delay and emotional disorders.
The Shepherd’s Field Agricultural College is an inclusive two-year agricultural college and supportive living experience for students of diverse abilities.
Departments & Programs
- Education and Special Education
- Health, Athletic Training, Recreation & Kinesiology
- Social Work and Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Speech Language Pathology Online
- Call Me Mister
Centers & Services
- Office of Professional Services
- Infant & Toddler Connection
- Institute for Teaching through Technology & Innovative Practices
- Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services
- Renaissance Group
- Virginia Comprehensive Health Education Training and Resource Center
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