News from 2 Pillsbury Street
Summer days brought many courses to the College of Graduate Studies in Concord. Offering day classes, as well as our usual evening classes, during summer term has made it even easier for grad students to attend. Some of the courses met weekly, others were offered with online components, and week-long classes were popular, too. With the sweltering heat, both students and faculty appreciated the air-conditioned classrooms!
We also continued our practice of opening our doors for meetings and workshops related to educational endeavors. It was especially interesting to greet a group of children who attended a week of Summer Camp through the PSU National Writing Project in New Hampshire. These students shared their writings at their culminating activity with their families. It was impressive to hear their work.
Recently, we were fortunate to receive six Smart Boards or interactive whiteboards that have been installed in our most-used classrooms. One of our new courses taught this term was Teaching Geometry with the SmartBoard. These students had “hands-on” experience in embedding the use of these boards with their content material. We anticipate much interest in utilizing this new technology for our site.
While it is still summer, the fall term is already upon us with course registration, which opened in July. We continue to offer varied courses to help students complete their programs. We are providing courses in the post-master’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) program, and the master’s degree programs in Educational Leadership, Education, Counseling and School Psychology, Business, Historic Preservation, Reading and Writing, and Special Education. We also offer advising services for incoming students as well as for those who are currently in the process of completing their degrees.
Our Concord Office is open each day from 8 a.m. through the last class of the evening. Sherry Schofield-Bedell and Drew Beaulieu alternate front desk coverage from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, while Doug Roy and Ian Creeden are there to answer your questions in the late afternoon and evening hours. Jane Lacasse is the coordinator for the College’s Concord location. Contact the office at (603) 223-0625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.