Archive: October 2015

Ellie Fitts Fulmer (IC Department of Education), and long-time collaborator Sally Wolfe (Allentown School District, Pennsylvania) delivered an invited talk for the American Association of University Women’s regional NYS District III conference on Saturday, October 24, at the Museum of the Earth. Their talk, titled, “Solving for ‘X’ (Chromosome): Toys, Games, and Books to Inspire Problem Solving in Young Children” focused on creating inviting and stimulating environments for girls and boys to learn together in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas. Assistant Professor Fulmer joined the Ithaca College Department of Education in August 2013, and researches and writes about multicultural issues, literacy, and science. She teaches courses in social studies and literacy for the Education Department, and coordinates the new Education Studies Minor, an interdisciplinary, social justice oriented program.


Susan Giarratano (M.S. candidate, Occupational Therapy), Kevin Guevara (junior, English with Teaching Option), Alec Tucker (junior, History and Theater, Education Studies Minor), and professors Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Nia Nunn-Makepeace (both Education) presented, “Breaking the Tension: A Racial Comedy Pedagogy for Multicultural Education” at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in New Orleans, LA. This roundtable presentation focused on Giarratano, Guevara, Tucker, Fulmer, and Makepeace’s current research on the potential for and tensions in using racial comedy media clips in college classrooms. An earlier stage of this work will be published this November in the journal Perspectives in Urban Education.


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