June 2015, Volume 19, Number 3

Powerful Partnerships

Teaming With the Experts in D.C.

Susan Neimand
MDC School of Education Director Dr. Susan Neimand recently spoke at a transatlantic symposium hosted by the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigration Integration Policy in Washington, D.C.

When education leaders meet to discuss current and future trends, MDC often plays a starring role in the collaborative discussion. Such was the case when Dr. Susan Neimand, director of MDC’s School of Education, recently was a featured speaker at a transatlantic symposium hosted by the Migration Policy Institute’s (MPI) National Center on Immigration Integration Policy in Washington, D.C.

This year’s symposium was titled “Meeting the Instructional Needs of Young Children from Immigrant and Refugee Families: Challenges and Lessons in Building Teacher Skills from the United States and Europe.” It addressed strategies to improve teacher effectiveness in working with dual language learners and immigrant students from pre-kindergarten through third grade in both the U.S. and Europe.

Neimand spoke about the variety of early childhood education (ECE) programs offered at MDC that address building teacher capacity in early childhood, including the Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC) program in Spanish, the Early Childhood Principals and Administrators Institute (ECPAI) program that credentials early childhood administrators with advanced credentials, the career ladder in ECE and MDC’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.


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