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TOC II Spotlight: 2018 MBK Symposium Presentations

We featured this TOC II spotlight in our May 2018 newsletter

At the Symposium, TOC II programs presented strategies that are working at their institutions. Dr. Fran Spielhagen from Mount Saint Mary College gave a presentation about recruitment and retention strategies, and Harley Ramirez, a TOC II student at the college, served as co-presenter for one of the sessions. Harley shared that the constant follow-up and outreach from his high school teacher and later from faculty at his college helped motivated him to choose teaching as a career.



Other TOC II presenters included:

  • Kai Strange from Nazareth College, who shared highlights of the college's TOC II mentoring model that includes faculty, current Rochester City School teachers, and TOC II staff and students; and
  • Patricia Virella from Sarah Lawrence College, who focused on curriculum and instruction and shared how she and her co-teacher use the TOC II Equity and Diversity Seminar to engage all teacher candidates in honest dialogues about racism and gender issues, and particularly how bias can impact the students in their classrooms.

Learn more about the TOC II grant