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Friday, April 6

  1. page Education and Incarceration edited Education & Incarceration prepared by the Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall C…
    Education & Incarceration
    prepared by the Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall
    Coursework:
    Prison Law and Policy (college seminar), Michelle Howard
    Ethics and the Law (Poli Sci/EPE)
    US Social Policy and Inequality (Adam Thal, Spring 2018)
    American Legal History (John Witt, Spring 2018)
    Plantation, Prison, Ghetto (Aaron Carico, Fall 2017)
    Antiracism and Racial Justice (Daniel HoSang, Fall 2017)
    Prison Law and Policy (Michelle Howard and Hyatt Howard, Fall 2017)
    Performance Beyond Bars (Ronald Jenkins, Fall 2017)
    Inequality, Race, and the City (Elijah Anderson)

    Contacts:
    Faculty and staff:
    Zelda Roland, Director, Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall
    Adam Thal, Postdoctoral Resident Associate, Yale Policy Lab, Institution for Social and Policy Studies

    Students:
    Ed Studies Scholars: Liliana Marmolejo YC `19, Jaclyn Price YC `19
    Policy Lab at Yale ISPS: Korinayo Thompson YC `18, Matthew Denney, GRD `22
    Faculty and staff:
    Zelda Roland, Director, Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall
    Community leaders:

    Clubs, organizations, activities:
    Yale Prison Education Initiative (YPEI) at Dwight Hall at Yale
    Prison Education Working Group at Policy Lab at ISPS
    Yale Undergraduate Prison Project (YUPP)
    Field experience:
    Internships:
    -Intern with YPEI Summer Session 2018.
    Fellowships:
    Year-long Postgrad Fellowship with Wesleyan's Center for Prison Education
    Post-grad opportunities:
    -Coordinator of Operations, Admissions, and Registration, Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP)
    -ADMINISTRATOR FOR OPERATIONS AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT, Goucher Prison Education Partnership (GPEP)
    -Prison Education Project Coordinator, Research Foundation at SUNY.
    Retired opportunities:

    Program Administrator, Prison Education Program at New York University
    Director of Development, Prison University Project
    Prison Program Assistant, Defy Ventures
    Program Manager, Prisons, Defy Ventures (Colorado)

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Saturday, March 31

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    Internships:
    Fellowships:
    Year-long Postgrad Fellowship with Wesleyan's Center for Prison Education
    Post-grad opportunities:
    Program Administrator, Prison Education Program at New York University
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Tuesday, March 20

Friday, February 23

  1. page Recommendation Letters edited ... At a minimum, you should have outstanding performance and participation in the Professor's cla…
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    At a minimum, you should have outstanding performance and participation in the Professor's class. You should also have demonstrated professional behavior including exemplary attendance with no tardies. These behaviors seem basic, but they are foundational for a strong letter of recommendation, particularly for teaching positions!
    You're likely to get a better letter in a seminar than a lecture, where the professor will have read your work directly. It can also help if the course is related to the opportunity you are applying for. For graduate schools, it definitely helps to have a senior professor (associate or full professor) write you a letter - they have strong networks and name recognition that matter in graduate admissions.
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    have done?
    Requesting a letter from Mira Debs
    After making a request and getting my acceptance AT LEAST 3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE, there are a number of critical pieces of information I need from you in order to help me make the strongest case for you in the recommendation letter.
    ...
    Also include in your message:
    Why you want to do X that you are applying for?
    ...
    for admission?
    (Remind me of moments of leadership, growth and struggle when I taught you, work that you are especially proud of...)
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    of class? (For eg. are you reading Paolo Freire, obsessively watching education TED talks, observing in schools - these are things that I might not otherwise know to capture based on what I observed in class)
    3) set up an account via Interfolio. The basic service is free, the delivery service is $48 a year. If you're a first year, sophomore or junior, it probably doesn't make sense to pay this fee, so I am happy to send the letter directly to up to 4 internships. If you are a senior applying for jobs or graduate school and will need multiple recommenders and to send out a number of applications, it's worth paying the $48 dossier service on Interfolio to send up to 50 letters of recommendation.
    3) Place a recommendation request via interfolio. This helps me keep track of deadlines and lets you know when my letter is complete. Interfolio will send me reminders and you do not need to worry about reminding me. It also simplifies the login-systems I need to interface with. Once the letter is written, I am happy to send the letter directly to up to 4 internships, beyond that number, consider getting the dossier delivery service on Interfolio.
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Monday, February 12

  1. page Recommendation Letters edited ... A good rule of thumb is to ask a professor at least one month in advance by making an appointm…
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    A good rule of thumb is to ask a professor at least one month in advance by making an appointment in office hours. A good way to ask for a letter is: "Do you think you could write a positive letter of recommendation for me to do X?" You should also have a clear idea of why you want that person to write for you.
    At a minimum, you should have outstanding performance and participation in the Professor's class. You should also have demonstrated professional behavior including exemplary attendance with no tardies. These behaviors seem basic, but they are foundational for a strong letter of recommendation, particularly for teaching positions!
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    your work closely.directly. It can
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    consider whether you have worked to develop a relationship with the professor can say anything about you beyond your performance inclass. This is critical to the difference between a class, which generally results inblah letter and a bland letter. Haveletter that will get you attended Ed Studies events voluntarily to show extra interest? Can the professor speakaccepted to your extracurricular work? (It’s always a great idea to invite professors to activitiesheart's desire. Have you had lunch together, have you opened up with them about the big questions you are involved in, so that they can speakthinking about, have you invited them to these other parts of your time on campus.)a performance you have done?
    Requesting a letter from Mira Debs
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    IN ADVANCE, pleasethere are a number of critical pieces of information I need from you in order to help me make the strongest case for you in the recommendation letter.
    1) Make an appointment to meet with me in office hours
    2)
    email a
    Also include in your message:
    Why you want to do X that you are applying for?
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    for admission? Remind
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    How are you thinking about questions related to whatever you are applying for outside of class?
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    3) Place a recommendation request via interfolio. This helps me keep track of deadlines and lets you know when my letter is complete. Interfolio will send me reminders and you do not need to worry about reminding me. It also simplifies the login-systems I need to interface with. Once the letter is written, I am happy to send the letter directly to up to 4 internships, beyond that number, consider getting the dossier delivery service on Interfolio.
    Communicating the outcomes and staying in touch
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Wednesday, January 31

  1. page Recommendation Letters edited ... Why you want to do X that you are applying for? Why does my experience teaching you help make…
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    Why you want to do X that you are applying for?
    Why does my experience teaching you help make the case for admission? Remind me of moments of leadership, growth and struggle when I taught you, work that you are especially proud of...
    ...
    The basic dossier service is free.
    3) Place a recommendation request via interfolio. This helps me keep track of deadlines and simplifies
    free, the login-systems I needdelivery service is $48 a year. If you're a first year, sophomore or junior, it probably doesn't make sense to interface with.
    Once I have uploaded your letter,
    pay this fee, so I am also happy to send itthe letter directly to severalup to 4 internships. If
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    of recommendation.
    3) Place a recommendation request via interfolio. This helps me keep track of deadlines and lets you know when my letter is complete. Interfolio will send me reminders and you do not need to worry about reminding me. It also simplifies the login-systems I need to interface with. Once the letter is written, I am happy to send the letter directly to up to 4 internships, beyond that number, consider getting the dossier delivery service on Interfolio.

    Communicating the outcomes and staying in touch
    Once you have applied for the position/school/scholarship, please keep your recommenders updated! Professors write recommendation letters in their spare time. Thank you notes, flowers, chocolate, etc. are always appreciated. They also care about what happens to you.
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  2. page Recommendation Letters edited Requesting a letter of recommendation ... letter possible. Making the ask ... for you. …
    Requesting a letter of recommendation
    ...
    letter possible.
    Making the ask
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    for you.
    At a minimum, you should have outstanding performance and participation in the Professor's class. You should also have demonstrated professional behavior including exemplary attendance with no tardies. These behaviors seem basic, but they are foundational for a strong letter of recommendation, particularly for teaching positions!
    You're likely to get a better letter in a seminar than a lecture, where the professor will have read your work closely. It can also help if the course is related to the opportunity you are applying for. For graduate schools, it definitely helps to have a senior professor (associate or full professor) write you a letter - they have strong networks and name recognition that matter in graduate admissions.
    Also consider whether the professor can say anything about you beyond your performance in a class, which generally results in a bland letter. Have you attended Ed Studies events voluntarily to show extra interest? Can the professor speak to your extracurricular work? (It’s always a great idea to invite professors to activities you are involved in, so that they can speak to these other parts of your time on campus.)
    Requesting a letter from Mira Debs
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    ADVANCE, please
    1)

    1)
    email a
    ...
    application materials
    Also include in your message:
    Why you want to do X that you are applying for?
    Why does my experience teaching you help make the case for admission? Remind me of moments of leadership, growth and struggle when I taught you, work that you are especially proud of...
    ...
    is free.
    3) Place a recommendation request via interfolio. This helps me keep track of deadlines and simplifies the login-systems I need to interface with.
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    your letter, I am also happy to send it directly to several internships. If you payare a small feesenior applying for jobs or graduate school and will need multiple recommenders and to get it deliveredsend out a number of applications, it's worth paying the $48 dossier service on Interfolio to send up to your destination.50 letters of recommendation.
    Communicating the outcomes and staying in touch
    Once you have applied for the position/school/scholarship, please keep your recommenders updated! Professors write recommendation letters in their spare time. Thank you notes, flowers, chocolate, etc. are always appreciated. They also care about what happens to you.
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Monday, January 29

  1. page Teaching Practice edited ... DC Montessori Teacher Residency 4. Private school placement support - Educator's Ally, Carney…
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    DC Montessori Teacher Residency
    4. Private school placement support - Educator's Ally, Carney Sandoe
    Yale alums who are happy to help advise on private schools:
    Emily Pressman, teacher at St. Andrew's School <epressman@standrews-de.org>

    5. International Teaching
    Guide to teaching at International schools written by Yale alum Nana Massie
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Tuesday, January 2

  1. page Teaching Practice edited ... Pathways to Science - coordinated by the Office of NH & State Affairs, summer work and yea…
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    Pathways to Science - coordinated by the Office of NH & State Affairs, summer work and year programming for NH, West Haven & Orange middle & high school students
    Pathways to Arts & Humanities - coordinated by the Office of NH & State Affairs, summer work and year programming for NH middle & high school students
    Elsewhere in the US
    Khan Academy - content intern (Veena Advani '18)
    Outward Bound Internships
    Takes place across the US (locations in California, Colorado, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Florida, North Carolina, etc…..) from May-August, with the chance to continue working in the fall
    Opportunity to gain skills in leading outdoor education experiences, some internships work specifically with youth in at-risk communities
    Compensation is usually basic, but room and board is included in addition to a small stipend
    WFR certification required to begin employment, but not to apply, good physical fitness is required
    Center for Talented Youth: Work as a teaching assistant or residential assistant for summer educational programs for gifted and talented middle and high school students
    Locations across the US, compensation is $2800 for the summer, room and board included for residential sites, flights to domestic sites not included
    Really interesting and thoughtfully taught courses that you can help to teach!
    End of June-beginning of August
    Sanborn Western Camps - Work at an adventure camp in Colorado, leading hikes, excursions, horse riding, etc.
    $2500 compensation for the summer, plus accommodation
    Should have completed sophomore year in college
    International Summer Teaching

    Summer Teaching Fellowships:
    Couture Summer Fellowship
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    The Education Studies Scholars program offers a Field Experience Fellowship to support Scholars to support unpaid internships or other projects during the summer. The fellowship has supported Scholars in a range of placements including the Brookings Institute, Head Start, the New York State Department of Education, the Musee de l’Illustration Jeunesse, the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD, the Center for Arts Education, the Campaign for Educational Equity, and the US State Department, as well as research in Denmark, Japan, and Washington state.
    Summer internships
    Please check out the Education Studies Streams pages for a number of ideas of program internships.
    Below are several programs that have had recurring internships with Education Studies Scholars:
    New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages Intern Job Description
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    Hopkins Pathfinder Program in New Haven
    The Pathfinder program works with grade 6-8 New Haven public and parochial students and provides academic skills in math, science and English to help them be successful in private and public high schools. Students are taught by veteran teachers and assisted by college students who themselves get a lot of hands on mentoring in learning their teaching craft. The program pays $1500 for the summer, but could be supplemented with funding from Yale college. Please reach out to director Michael Van Leesten mvanleesten@hopkins.edu

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