Mount lecture examines ‘Senior Talks’ in the classroom - Daily Hudson Valley News

Mount lecture examines ‘Senior Talks’ in the classroom

Feb 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Community Happenings

Mount Saint Mary College education professors Matthew Hollibush and David Gallagher will present “Ideas Worth Spreading: An Examination of the Use of TED Talks to Engage Students in Multi-Modal Literacies,” on February 19 at 4 p.m. in the college’s Dominican Center on campus, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh.

Hollibush and Gallagher will share aspects of the “Senior Talks” project, which was developed by a local secondary English teacher Matthew Freedman of Newburgh Free Academy, and inspired by talks featured in TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences.

A case study design was used to examine the multi-modal literacy skills demanded of 12th grade students as they developed and delivered their own TED talks, as well as the instructional and curricular decisions required of the teacher to support students.

The goal of the Mount’s iROC seminar series is to “provide a forum for Mount faculty, staff, and students to present research proposals, preliminary data, and completed projects,” explained Douglas A. Robinson, assistant professor of biology and coordinator of the program. The iROCs feature various academic fields.

Mount Saint Mary College is ranked a Top-Tier University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communications, media and the liberal arts.

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