Training Teachers, Writers and Readers

For the past 20 years, Professor of Education Charlie Temple has served as an expert volunteer trainer for the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE). For the last five, he has worked as the international trainer for CODE's Reading-Sierra Leone project, which engages teachers, schools and children to promote literacy and so far has published 14 illustrated books for childr...  More >>

Serving Children at Wediko Summer Program

At the Wediko Summer Program, six William Smith students and recent graduates earned a combined total of 4,500 clinical hours as they worked at the AmeriCorps placement site with more than 100 youth, ages nine to 19, to build self-esteem and discover their strengths. Cassidy Smith '16, Emma Flynt '18, Julianne Peebles '19, Sarah Banta '19, Elizabeth Hawes '19 and Maryum Raheem '16 spent the summe...  More >>

Building an Anti-Bias Classroom

Exploring the theme "No Place Like Home," the 2016 Fisher Center lecture series kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 6 with a participatory workshop, "Our Schools: Building an Anti-Bias Classroom," led by Stephanie Kenific '17. This summer, with the support of a Fisher Center Woodworth Fellowship, Kenific researched ways to reshape the Common Core Learning Curriculum to serve feminist and anti-racist pri...  More >>

Teaching Storytelling for the Classroom

As the featured storyteller and keynote guest at the Texas Summer Storytelling Conference, Professor of Education Charlie Temple shared ways he and his colleagues have used storytelling in critical thinking and civic education projects around the world for the past 20 years. The conference is the annual meeting of the Tejas Storytelling Association, a non-profit dedicated to fostering an apprecia...  More >>

Tutoring at the Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva wants to hire 25 HWS students this fall to tutor local first- through 12th-graders twice a week during afterschool programs. The Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club and the Geneva Community Center Chris Lavin '81 says the new tutoring effort is part of a closer collaboration between HWS, the Boys & Girls Club and the Geneva City School District ...  More >>

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