Psychology Department: Careers in Education Panel, Life Beyond Reed
Thursday, November 12, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
This event is open only to current Reed students, faculty, and staff.
Are you broadly interested in a career in education (not necessarily teaching!) but unsure what your options might be? A panel of Reed alumni will share information about their careers in a variety of education-related fields and discuss what you can be doing while at Reed to pave the path toward these various options. Fields to be covered include:
School Psychology: This field uses psychological principles to meet students’ learning needs in K-12 settings. School psychologists work in collaboration with teachers and parents to do diagnosis, assessment, intervention, health promotion, and program development. Joining us will be Moira Tofanelli, Reed ’99, school psychologist with Portland Public Schools.
Program Evaluation: This field describes and evaluates the impact of educational and other social service programs, with the goal of improving human welfare. Program evaluation researchers might assess a state’s tutoring program for struggling readers or a foundation’s parenting education program. Joining us will be Lauren Maxim, former Psychology faculty member, senior research associate at RMC Research.
Early Childhood Education: This field focuses on formal and informal ways of educating children from birth through age 6. Our panelists will emphasize child-centered, play-based methods (e.g., RIE, Reggio Emilia) as well as broader outreach efforts. Joining us will be Tiffany Pearsall, Reed ’09, and Elizabeth Maxon, Reed ’13, both teachers in the field of ECE.
All are welcome!
Delicious appetizers will be served!
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