News from 2 Pillsbury Street

The College of Graduate Studies at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord continues to be busy, welcoming professors, students, and educational organizations to our facility.

This year we have developed a partnership with NH Public Television and are showing a series of independent films on the third Tuesday of each month. These hour-long films are followed by a panel of experts who open discussion on the subject of the evening. We invite you to join us each month from 7 to 9 pm for this educational and enriching program. Upcoming films include:

  • Community Cinema - The CallingThe Calling (12/21/10), a behind-the-scenes look at young Americans – Christian, Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim – preparing to become the next generation of religious leaders.
  • Community Cinema - For Once in My LifeFor Once in My Life (1/18/11), made up of 28 musicians and singers who all have severe mental and physical disabilities, the Spirit of Goodwill Band is a raucous home away from home where members are free to display their talent, humor, and tenacity.
  • Community Cinema - Me Facing LifeMe Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story (2/15/11), follow the story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for murder at the age of 16. Me Facing Life challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start.

A new Mentoring Certificate Program, initiated by the College of Graduate Studies, started this fall with the first of four classes to be followed by a practicum experience. This 15-credit program will provide training to those educators eager and willing to mentor our new teachers as they begin their careers. The second course in this certificate program is ED 5610, Research-Based Teaching and Learning. Participants will study research-based practices that support life-long learning and the role of observation will be examined as part of a continuous cycle of improvement. This course will have an on-line component as well as class meetings on Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm on 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, and 2/22. All classes for the Mentoring Certificate Program will be offered at 2 Pillsbury Street, Concord.

Plymouth State University’s Concord facility welcomes many professional groups of educators through its doors for meetings, workshops, and conferences. One group, The Excellence in Education Awards, informally known as the EDies, conducts their monthly board meetings here. This group works with collaborative partners throughout the state to honor educators, programs, and schools of excellence. The culmination of this work results in a major celebration each year to honor the many examples of educational excellence in New Hampshire. Inspiring and motivating others, this event is held each June at the Center of New Hampshire to offer recognition to the exemplary efforts so many make for the students of New Hampshire. PSU is proud to support the EDies!

We invite you to visit CoGS at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord. We would be happy to provide you a tour of our beautiful facility!


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