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On November 5th, Hospital Schools held their Conference Day.  Our teachers presented on various topics in areas of their expertise.

Maura Donnelly presented an overview of Orton Gillingham methods with an emphasis on Wilson Reading System, a multisensory approach.  To learn more about the Wilson Reading System click here.

For S.T.E.M., Stev...

Our special keynote speaker, Susanne Morrow Project Director, New York Deaf Blind Collaborative, gave a heartfelt presentation on the wonderful work that she does on behalf of deaf and blind children.  Her methods give a voice to our most vulnerable kids.  

Another highlight was a visit from our friends at PBS.  They showed us how to bring...

Kid Zone T.V. at Mount Sinai Medical broadcasts a variety of children’s programming. Pictured above are Elise Clement and Maureen Kelly who participated in hosting the live broadcast BINGO Game Show featuring the topic du jour, “Feathered Friends” on June 10th. Students phoned in to the show as they got BINGO. For each bird featured on the screen,...

Chancellor’s Day was a big success.  Key note speakers addressed an assortment of interesting and useful topics. Nicole Keegan’s team worked with our staff on revising the Hospital Schools’ mission statement.  The ENL team, led by Eva Perez, launched a year-long training on ENL strategies. Featured topics included the Frayer Model, Sheltered Observ...

Recently seven teachers from Hospital Schools received 100% funding for their Donors Choose grants.  We greatly appreciate the generosity of all who provided their support!

Erin Walsh’s “Be our Bandaid!” grant provides interactive and fun activities using an iPad, hot dots (ELA and Math), and Alphabet wipe-off cards.  Joseph Pudlowski’s “Healin...

At the most recent Chancellor’s Conference Day, the Hospital Schools Program staff celebrated our professional learning communities.

The English Language Learning committee, chaired by Eva Perez, developed and provided an overview of strategies for working with English Language Learners in our diverse hospital settings.  

The Regents Revolution...

Mount Sinai Hospital patients participated in an exciting live presentation, “Exploring Mars,” by NASA engineer Kobie Boykins. The presentation was telecast from the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Patients watched the simulcast from “The Lion’s Den” at the hospital.  The event was sponsored by Companions in Courage, a foundation. Thank you to Mount Sin...

Four representatives from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens visited students at the Kings County Hospital Schools Program on December 4, 2017.  The botanists brought patients potting materials, resulting in an engaging and fun-filled lesson.  The garden promises an abundance of diverse vegetables and flowering plants: garlic, shallots, onions, ginger,...

Hospital Schools Teachers Lori Wilson and Sara Skluzacek attended the Team First Book NYC Winter Soiree fundraiser on November 9th, 2017.  Alyson Rumberger, a member of the First Book Manhattan Advisory board, invited the two teachers to attend as guests and past grant recipients.  Mount Sinai Hematology Oncology Clinic students have benefited from...

Teachers, administrators and staff participated in in a full day of professional development. Dr. Matthew Rouse and Dr. Deidra Edwards presented on "Emotional Resilience: Common Thinking Traps."  Hospital Schools Coach Nicole Keegan and teachers Bret Barber and Robbi Mintz provided training on "Promoting Student Engagement and Motivation. Rigorous...

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