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TESOL Fellowship Awardees Discuss Their Work with Refugees

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

Marlboro's Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) masters program finished its summer intensive last week. Faculty member Suzan Kobashigawa sat down with two fellowship recipients to discuss their experience working with refugees and how it connects to their studies at Marlboro. Kate Harris is an English for Refugees Fellow with experience working with refugees in Lebanon. ...

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Alum Profile: Sarah Pidgeon

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Willow Ross, MBA Student and Director of Communications at the United Arc

Sarah is the director of education for Solar One, a nonprofit organization based in New York City. Solar One's mission is to provide education and resources that create more sustainable and resilient urban environments. She has created a beautiful space with plenty of sunshine and artwork throughout her home.Sarah believes her experience at Marlboro exceeded her expectations in many ways. She...

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Word play in motion

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Joshua Wyman, MA-TESOL Program Assistant

It’s summer time here on the Marlboro College campus and in the Snyder Center for the Visual Arts students from MA-TESOL are hard at work. Learners in the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL) have been busy during their 8-week summer session this year with classes, guest speakers, and some light-hearted fun throughout. With a focus on learning in community...

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What You Can Learn By Training Trainers

Posted on July 31, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

In 2017 the Marlboro College Center for New Leadership, in partnership with the Institute for Conservation Leadership, launched a brand new Training, Facilitation, and Consulting certificate program (TFC). The program was highly successful and drew participants from all over the country. Program leader Andy Robinson, reflected on the first year of the program, offering some immediately applicable...

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Strong Marlboro Presence at New England B Corps Retreat

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies showed up in a big way at the annual New England B Corp Leadership Development Conference (BLD) in June. Management program co-chairs Travis Hellstrom and Lori Hanau attended the conference representing their respective companies - Advance Humanity and Global Round Table Leadership. Advance Humanity is a long time B Corp, having passed the...

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Student Profile: Alden Woodcock

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Willow Ross, MBA Student and Director of Communications at the United Arc

Alden Woodcock takes great pride in his town, New Haven, Connecticut. Known for the Cherry Blossom Festival and pizza shops with the “best pizza in the world,” New Haven is a small city where Alden feels like his non-profit organization, Emerge, has a big impact. Emerge Connecticut, Inc., is a self-sufficient social enterprise with a dual commitment to helping formerly incarcerated persons and at...

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Great Conversations Part 2: Getting to the Heart of the Conversation

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Kelsa Summer, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

If you haven't seen it already, have a look at my post on beginning great conversations. Once you've begun your conversation, you may be looking for tools to help you get to the core of it and make it a success. These tools below are for just this purpose. The tips offered here help will help you succeed in with the meat of a great conversation. These tools comes from Great Conversations, the...

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Teaching for Social Justice Program Finished Term with Student Exhibitions

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Kelsa Summer, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

On May 12th Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies' Master of Art in Teaching for Social Justice program finished the term with three student Exhibitions. The Teaching for Social Justice program is offered in partnership with the SPARK Teacher Education Institute. This year's presentations highlighted the variety of ways students apply a social justice lens in the classroom. Amar...

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Supporting Optimists in VT and Beyond

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Travis Hellstrom, Chair, MBA and MSM Programs

In addition to being chair within Marlboro’s MBA & MSM programs, I'm also a social entrepreneur myself. After my service in the Peace Corps I became very inspired by the impact that social businesses can have on creating positive economic value and support for others.That drew me to starting my own Certified Benefit Corporation in 2013 called Advance Humanity and this past year creating a...

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Spark Students Visit Washington DC Schools

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Nicole Awwad, Master of Arts in Teaching for Social Justice Alum

As with all other cohorts in the Master of Arts in Teaching for Social Justice program, in partnership with Spark, the 2018 class took a trip to the Washington, D.C. school district in late March this year. In an effort to recollect their own schooling and use that understanding and experience to further pedagogy and best teaching practices, Spark students spend a full year in a K-12 classroom....

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