July 25, 2011

Dr. Betty Lawrence Facilitating Free Webinar on Innovations in Approaching STEM Education Tuesday, July 26

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Batty Lawrence, Interim Associate Dean, CDL (Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – July 25, 2011) – Dr. Betty Lawrence, interim associate dean of the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College, is facilitating a free Innovations in Online STEM Learning webinar on Tuesday, July 26, 10–11:30 a.m., as part of her work on the HP Catalyst grant initiative, a global social innovation program designed to develop more effective approaches to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education worldwide. The online event is facilitated by Sloan-C, a consortium of individuals, institutions and organizations dedicated to high-quality online education.

Lawrence has an Ed.D. in mathematics education from the University of Rochester. At Empire State College, she has served primarily as a mentor/coordinator in the area of mathematics and has facilitated the development of more than 20 online math courses. Her research interests center on the facilitation and assessment of mathematics learning online.

About SUNY Empire State College

Celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2011, SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York. Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies. Learners also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience.

The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at 35 locations in New York state and online. Its 60,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, not-for-profit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more.

For additional information, visit www.esc.edu. For more on the 40th anniversary, please follow this link.


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