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Important Dates and Times:
Registration at CITYterm: Sunday, June 16, 2013 between 4 and 5 PM
Opening Dinner: Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 6 PM
Closing: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1 PM
Directions to CITYterm at The Masters School:
Located less than 20 miles from New York City in the village of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., The Masters School is a 40 minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal.
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Shuttle service to and from the Dobbs Ferry train station will be made available for those arriving on trains leaving Grand Central at 2:20, 2:52, 3:20, 3:52 and 4:20 on Sunday, June 23rd. If you would like transportation to or from the Dobbs Ferry train station please email David or Erica or call 914-479-6503.
Information about Lodging and Meals:
- Dormitory rooms in Cushing Hall are air-conditioned
- Sheets, blankets, towels and pillows are provided
- Rooms are double occupancy
- All meals are provided in either Dobbs Ferry or New York City
The Workshops and seminars will be held in The Masters School's science and technology building, Morris Hall.
It is usually hot in mid-June in New York City. It often rains as well.
What to Pack:
- Dress for all events in Dobbs Ferry and New York City will be casual and informal.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for expeditions into the city.
- Digital Camera (recommended, but not required)
There is free and ample parking at the CITYterm parking lot.
Telephones and Computers:
- There are no telephones in the dormitory rooms.
- There are desktop computers (with internet access) located at CITYterm and The Masters School. Wireless access is available throughout the dormitory.
- Participants may want to bring their own laptops.
Teaching for Experience Fee:
$1750 for 2013 (Fee includes workshop, speaker fees, materials, lodging, all meals, transportation in and out of New York City throughout the workshop.)
Biographical Notes for David Dunbar, Ken Bain and Erica Chapman
David Dunbar teaches in CITYterm’s interdisciplinary Urban Core curriculum and is the coordinator of teaching and learning Initiatives for The Masters School and CITYterm. David earned his B.A. from Amherst College, his M.A.R from Yale University Divinity School and is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He has taught at independent schools across the country and in 1996 he co-founded CITYterm. David is the editor, with Professor Kenneth T. Jackson (Columbia University), of Empire City: New York Through the Centuries. In addition, David has been a consultant for New York City, Chicago and Atlanta public schools and the United States Department of Education in Washington. He is one of two non-college teachers elected to the New York Academy of History.
Ken Bain is the Vice Provost for Instruction and Director at Montclair State University. He has been the founding director of four major teaching and learning centers: the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, and the Research Academy for University Learning at Montclair State University.
His book What the Best College Teachers Do. (Harvard University Press, 2004) won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society, and has been one of the top selling books on higher education. It has been translated into ten languages. He has won four major teaching awards, including a teacher-of-the-year award, faculty nomination for the Minnie Piper Foundation Award for outstanding college teacher in Texas in 1980 and 1981, and Honors Professor of the Year Awards in 1985 and 1986. A 1990 national publication named him one of the best teachers in the United States.
He has received awards from the Harry S Truman Library, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the International Studies Association, among others. He is currently completing his third book on U.S. relations with the Middle East (The Last Journey Home: Franklin Roosevelt and the Middle East).
Erica Chapman is the Director of CITYterm. Erica has served in managerial roles at Achievement First Charter Schools, New Leaders for New Schools, a national non-profit, and at the New York City Department of Education. In each role, Erica's aim has been to improve student learning experiences by advancing the quality and effectiveness of teachers and principals. Erica is a former CITYterm faculty member. During her tenure at CITYterm she created an alumni/ae relations division, participated in national recruitment and admissions efforts, managed the back office, and taught Urban Core classes. Erica is also alumna of the CITYterm program and a member of the both the Advisory and Alumni Councils. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a M.S. in Non-Profit/NGO Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.