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Start: April 3, 2024 3 p.m.
End: April 3, 2024 4 p.m.
Location: Teachers College, Room 1008

You’re invited to the next event in the 2023-2024 Teachers College Dean’s Series, which takes place on April 3, 2024 (One Ball State Day), from 3-4 p.m., in TC 1008, where Dr. Cathy J. Siebert will present: “Finding Closure and Exploring New Directions.”

In this sabbatical presentation, Dr. Cathy J. Siebert will reflect on her efforts to find closure for over twenty years of Professional Development School (PDS) work through researching and drafting a historical account of PDS at Ball State.

In addition, she will overview the progress of three other collaborative research initiatives:

  • one centered on her interests in leveraging education to interrupt radicalization and extremism
  • one focused on cooperating teachers' perspectives regarding effective university field supervisors\
  • one exploring the Folger Institute's alternative approach to teaching Shakespeare/complex texts in middle and high schools

As Assistant Professor in Curriculum, Instruction and Secondary Education, Dr. Cathy Siebert has over twenty years involvement with university/school collaborations, most specifically Professional Development Schools. Since 1999, she has served as the PDS liaison for the Ball State/Anderson High School and Highland Junior High School initiatives and has also chaired several institutional site review panels. She has produced several PDS-related peer-reviewed publications, including chapters in the Research in Professional School Development series and given over fifty presentations at national conferences.