This Storycorps interview offers a unique insight into being John Lennon's son, not to mention being Yoko Ono as a child! A vocabulary-oriented activity is the in the binder and on the board outside the Media Center.
One of our alumni, Jhony Guerrero, just won the Goldman Sachs Technology Bridge Program Internship for 2011. This is a paid internship which is open to community college students who are interested in furthering their studies in technology at a four-year institution. He'll either work in application development or in infrastructure engineering. If you see Jhony, be sure to congratulate him!
The power of the image and the TED projects were recurring themes at Professional Development Day. How fitting, then, that the 2011 TED Prize has been awarded to the French photographer and street artist JR. Click through after the pictures for an interview and video.
TELC is full of teachers with the talents and attitudes necessary to prepare English-language learners for the road ahead. Professional Development Day was a success because of your willingness to share, and I want to thank you.
Special thanks go to Liz Clark of the LaGuardia English department (her presentation is here) for helping us to understand the challenges our students face when they get to the credit programs. We learned from Michele that the new CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CAT-W) emphasizes the development of ideas and critical thinking more than the previous entrance test. Based on what I saw today, it seems that many teachers are well on their way in preparing students for these heightened expectations at the testing stage and beyond.