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Quality of United States teacher education programs discussed on "Conversations from St. Norbert College"

From St. Norbert College, January 25, 2010
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

Julie Ewart, senior public affairs specialist for the office of communications and outreach, region V for the United States Department of Education, will be the special guest on next month's "Conversations from St. Norbert College" television show, hosted by dean and academic vice president Michael Marsden. They will discuss the quality of the United States' teacher education programs.

Ewart was at St. Norbert to see how the college's education departmnent integrates field work across the program and to have an open discussion about what exemplifies "best practices" in other areas, including how the college uses data to improve instruction.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" is broadcast every Friday in February beginning Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. New shows appear the first Friday of each month. The series airs on TWCT Time Warner Cable Television Channel 4 in Green Bay, Howard/Suamico, and Seymour; Channel 4 in the Fox Cities, Channel 2 in Neenah/Menasha, and on NET cable Channel 46 in Pulaski.

The show also airs on St. Norbert College Channel 5 in De Pere, Ashwaubenon and Bellevue Sundays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

The show may also be seen on Wisconsin on Demand (WIoD), Time Warner Cable's local video on demand channel 411. It is all local, all the time and available free to Time Warner Cable's digital cable customers in 70 communities in northeast Wisconsin.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" also airs in Milwaukee, Marshfield, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids and Upper Michigan.

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