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Schedule
2015
Thursday, March 26th
8:00 AM

Registration, Check-in, and Historical Exhibits

Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom Foyer

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Welcome Remarks

Dana Mohler-Faria, Bridgewater State University
Howard London

Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Keynote Address: America's Education Schools: A Respective and Prospective

Arthur Levine

Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Break with Refreshments; Historical Exhibits

Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom Foyer

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Examining the Normal School Legacy: Interesting Questions, Possible Answers

Linda Eisenman

Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom

Plenary Session

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Teacher Education's Contributions to American Higher Education: Two Centuries of Satisfying Markets and Nurturing Diversity

Chris Ogren

Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom

Plenary Session

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Lunch

Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:15 PM

Horace Mann Speaks to 20th Century Educators

Brad Nutting

Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

2:00 PM

A Theory-Driven Reappraisal of the Historiography of Normal Schools

Garrett Gowen, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Ezekiel Kimball, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Concurrent Session 1. Past as Prologue: The Early History

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Arc of Teacher Education: From the Normal School to Now

Thomas R. Turner, Bridgewater State University

Concurrent Session 1. Past as Prologue: The Early History

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

"The Sons of Bridgewater"

Gina Pare Massella

Concurrent Session 1. Past as Prologue: The Early History

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Philippine Normal School During U.S. Colonial Rule, 1901-1916

Shaunna Harrington, Northeastern University

Concurrent Session 2. Exporting the Normal School Model

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Shuji Isawa and the Legacy of International Teacher Education of Bridgewater Normal School

Wing-kai To, Bridgewater State University

Concurrent Session 2. Exporting the Normal School Model

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Canadian Students and Transnational Experiences of Education at Bridgewater Normal School, 1840-1932

Andrew C. Holman, Bridgewater State University

Concurrent Session 2. Exporting the Normal School Model

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Teacher Training and the Teaching License in the Thirteenth-century University

J.R. Webb, Bridgewater State University

Concurrent Session 3. Turning Students into Teachers: Case Studies from the Early Years

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Normalites: The Significance of Their Formal and Informal Learning Experiences

Kelly Kolodny, Framingham State University

Concurrent Session 3. Turning Students into Teachers: Case Studies from the Early Years

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Radical Social Purpose in 19th Century Teacher Education: Normal Schools and the Port Royal Experiment

Mary-Lou Breitborde, Salem State University
Louise Swiniarski, Salem State University

Concurrent Session 3. Turning Students into Teachers: Case Studies from the Early Years

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The "Great Experiment" and the Transformation of the Michigan State Normal School

Ron Flowers, Eastern Michigan University
James Barott, Eastern Michigan University

Concurrent Session 4. Social Forces and the Shaping of Late 19th Century Normal Schools

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Homer H. Seerley: A Steadfast Leader in the Midwest during the Normal School Movement

Megan M. Connerly, Anderson University - South Carolina

Concurrent Session 4. Social Forces and the Shaping of Late 19th Century Normal Schools

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Postbellum Black Educational Access: The Normal School Origins of Fisk University

Madhavi Venkatesan, Bridgewater State College

Concurrent Session 4. Social Forces and the Shaping of Late 19th Century Normal Schools

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Archives of Teacher Education: What We Can Learn from the Records of the Normal School Movement

Susan Edwards, Salem State University
Andrew Elder, University of Massachusetts Boston
Jessica R. Holden, University of Massachusetts Boston
Asher Jackson, Fitchburg State University
Colleen Previte, Framingham State University

Concurrent Session 5. A Little Known History and the Reclaiming of a Legacy

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Finding a Future in our Past: Student Writers, a Normal School Archive, and What Happens When They Meet

Lee Torda, Bridgewater State College

Concurrent Session 5. A Little Known History and the Reclaiming of a Legacy

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 PM

Contemporary Issues in Teacher Education: Panel Discussion

Lisa Battaglino, Bridgewater State University
Cleti Cervoni, Salem State University
Ray Lewis, Worcester State University
Cheryl Stanley, Westfield State University
Annette Sullivan, Fitchburg State University
Julia Zoino-Jeannetti, Framingham State University

Science and Mathematics Center Auditorium, Conant 120

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Closing Reception

Science and Mathematics Center Atrium

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM