In response to member requests for information and their
workshop suggestions, we would like to offer the following resources.
Teachers College is one of the largest and most prominent schools of
education in the world. MSSC wants to serve as an information portal
for our members. The links found in the
TC Resources section are to organizations, centers,
and institutions directly related to Teachers College. Some are strictly
informational; others provide activities, contacts and opportunities
for active involvement.
If there is a topic of great interest
that you do not see listed here and would like information on, please
contact Dorothy Tancredi.
MSSC members often
have expertise that would be valuable to constituents in other districts.
Our districts are often on the cutting edge of education reform and
the implementation of new strategies in teaching. These topics have
run the gamut, ranging from models for differentiated instruction to
technology-based learning projects.
If your district/school is currently involved in a program
or project that you want to share, let us know. If you are interested
in finding out how neighboring districts are approaching certain challenges
and topics, please let us know. We will post your queries here and,
when possible, put you directly in touch with districts that have strategies
to share and/or are interested in inter-district collaboration.
In the past, we have been fortunate to have MSSC workshops
that were devoted to the sharing of these practices, which increased
communication between member districts and the development of innovative
practices. We have previously had MSSC members from Scarsdale, Westport,
Ridgewood and others share their work.
If you are interested in leading a MSSC workshop or would like
to recommend someone else, please contact Nicole
When faced with the next day's lesson plan, or a seemingly endless stream
of meetings, even the most inspiring ideas and practices often get tabled
in response to the looming responsibilities of our daily lives. Without
continued support and contact, it can be difficult to implement new
practices or strategies.
MSSC provides ongoing support to members who attended Spring
2004 workshops by communicating directly with them to discuss
strategies for implementation. Our goal is to tap into resources here
at Teachers College, and through our website, that will help members
utilize what they have learned in sessions.