The story of Catholic education is a powerful and moving story. This presentation highlights the role of the Sisters of Notre Dame in education and how this educational mission continues to transform the lives of students and graduates. Why is Catholic education central to preparing students for life and work in this century? How do those who engage in SND-related ministries immerse themselves in understanding and carrying out the SND mission? Two Emmanuel students will speak about their experience of the impact of the SND mission.
Sr. Janet Eisner, SND, Ph.D., is President of Emmanuel College in Boston, having served in this position for three decades. Under Sister Janet Eisner’s leadership, Emmanuel College has experienced a period of exceptional innovation, achievement and growth. As a Catholic liberal arts and sciences college, Emmanuel College today is providing an outstanding education to record numbers of talented and diverse students. Throughout her tenure, Sister Janet has served on numerous boards and committees regionally and nationally. She holds an A.B. from Emmanuel College, an M.A. from Boston College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan, as well as Honorary Doctorates from Boston College and Northeastern University.
This presentation will highlight basic neuroscience in the context of neuroplasticity during learning. Learn how insights about brain function can be harnessed by teachers for use in their own classrooms to address particular challenges. The intimate link between emotions, cognition and learning will be discussed and how to utilize this information to explore innovations in teaching and learning for the next generation of students.
Joyce De Leo, Ph.D., is Vice President of Academic Affairs at Emmanuel College. Previously, Dr. De Leo held the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology and was the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Dartmouth Medical School and was instrumental in developing and directing the college’s Neuroscience Center. She serves on numerous NIH study sections, international grant review
boards and editorial boards and has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews and chapters. She received her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Professor McGettrick discusses some of the global values that constitute a vision of education, formed in the Notre Dame tradition in the UK and elsewhere. He will address some of the challenges as well as the opportunities of educating with Christian values in mind in the modern world. This will be a journey of education on which “the footsteps will be more important than the signposts.”
Bart McGettrick is Dean of Education at Liverpool Hope University, the only ecumenical university in Europe. He has a long involvement in Teacher Education having been the principal of St. Andrew’s College Glasgow, previously the Notre Dame College. He has widespread international experience and is a Regent of Bethlehem University, Palestine, and is heavily involved in Christian Education in The Holy Land. He chairs a number of Boards of Governors of schools and other organizations.
Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Conference 2012
Thank you for attending the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Education Conference 2012 at Emmanuel College. On this page, we will post any available presentations, as well as keynote addresses from the events from July 12th-15th, 2012.