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Local High School Teachers Highlight Innovative Teaching & Learning Symposium, Nov. 16 at Clarkson Capital Region Campus in Schenectady

Five Capital Region high school teachers will be the panelists at the Innovative Teaching & Learning Symposium in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Clarkson's Capital Region Campus at 80 Nott Terrace in Schenectady.

Clarkson University Capital Region CampusThe panel discussion, hosted by the Department of Education, will showcase innovative teaching and learning practices by alumni. Local secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and humanities teachers will present 21st century pedagogical innovations, while participants will be invited to share ideas about project-based learning, 3D printing, flipping the classroom, and engaging reluctant learners. Refreshments will be served

The panelists are Troy High School Biology Teacher Mike Cassels, Tech Valley High School Chinese Teacher Sophia Hsia, Ballston Spa High School Social Studies Teacher Marissa Bongo, Schuylerville High School English Teacher Ross Marvin, and Niskayuna High School Math Teacher Dan Mattoon.

RSVP to the Innovative Teaching & Learning Symposium here. Email with questions

In a second GEW event, Capital Region entrepreneurs David Dussault, Andrew (AJ) Leahy and Matt Mazzone will be the featured speakers at a panel discussion at Clarkson's Capital Region Campus. The Friday, Nov. 18, event begins at 7:30 a.m. RSVP to this event at

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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