Tuesday, February 28, 2012

8 Best College Concerts of All Time

http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2012/02/27/8-most-famous-college-concerts-of-all-time/

Friday, February 24, 2012

Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo

Maryann DiEdwardo

Doctor of Education

DiEdwardo. “Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences.” Record, Vol. 41, No. 3, Spring 2005. Kappa Delta Pi, International Education Honors Society

Lehigh University Alumnus

Project Aware Service Award at the Northampton Community College 1978


Memoir
The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn, Fine Art As A Way of Life
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1434365328/ref=aw_d_detail?pd=1

Conferences for 2012
Dr. Maryann DiEdwardo

Lehigh University M.A. English 1980
Adjunct Associate Professor for The University of Maryland, Restorative Yoga Instructor Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Author, Speaker

CEA in Richmond VA 2012 International Conference

Presentation of a Paper and Chair for Pedagogy 8 on March 31, 2012: The New Curriculum of English Departments: Evolution or Intelligent Design? (University Teaching and Lines that Divide)

Title: The Short Story in the African American Literary Tradition with an Authentic Assessment: Transforming Teaching Methodology and Student Learning
Thesis: Authentic Assessment engages student writers by breaking down interior interpersonal borders.
The short story as an authentic assessment engages students. By the concentrated study of sets of short stories that contain meaningful themes, characters, human emotions, readers can significantly conquer self doubt and break down self imposed borders. Through reading, analyzing, discussion and eventually writing short stories, creators develop self understanding. Authentic Assessment engages student writers by breaking down interior interpersonal borders. As a framework for teaching composition or introductory literature classes, the short story concentrates on the understanding of the themes of literary consciousness. My presentation centers upon the short stories of Zora Neale Hurston and Chinua Achebe as well as my current book of short stories entitled The Mythic Appaloosa with a co-author. The most important aspect of the short story as a literary powerhouse for both teacher and student remains the fact that reading and writing the genre can elicit personal transformation. Students can write a few pages of text that reveal understanding of the self through interpretations that they learn. By telescoping thoughts and writing into a shorter version, young writers succeed, and we as educators can powerfully change the methods we use to teach. I connect intrapersonal interpersonal intelligences and linguistic intelligence.

PCEA in Scranton, PA 2012Title: “Creative Journaling As the Basis for Writing the Short Story and Methodology for Creating Paradigms for Frameworks in Writing Classes in the University Setting for Traditional and Distance Students”
Abstract: “In 2011, I wrote a journal about my experiences on South Mountain. In 2012, a book of short stories entitled The Mythic Appaloosa will be published based on my journaling. As a paradigm and set of frameworks, I create strategies to teach Authentic Assessments in Literature Classes at Lehigh University and The University of Maryland based on my own writing experiences and publishing.”




Dr. Maryann P. DiEdwardo
diedwardo7@rcn.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Passing-Light-Maryann-DiEdwardo-Transform-Poverty/345965658257


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Maryann DIEDWARDO quoted in wikipedia article on Katharine Hepburn

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hepburn#cite_ref-306



The author writes: "Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo has claimed that Hepburn's performances fostered a 'decisiveness toward a new vision of women.'307"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Writing Short Stories to Heal

CEA in Richmond VA 2012 International Conference

Presentation of a Paper and Chair for Pedagogy 8 on March 31, 2012: The New Curriculum of English Departments: Evolution or Intelligent Design? (University Teaching and Lines that Divide)

Title: The Short Story in the African American Literary Tradition with an Authentic Assessment: Transforming Teaching Methodology and Student Learning
Thesis: Authentic Assessment engages student writers by breaking down interior interpersonal borders.
The short story as an authentic assessment engages students. By the concentrated study of sets of short stories that contain meaningful themes, characters, human emotions, readers can significantly conquer self doubt and break down self imposed borders. Through reading, analyzing, discussion and eventually writing short stories, creators develop self understanding. Authentic Assessment engages student writers by breaking down interior interpersonal borders. As a framework for teaching composition or introductory literature classes, the short story concentrates on the understanding of the themes of literary consciousness. My presentation centers upon the short stories of Zora Neale Hurston and Chinua Achebe as well as my current book of short stories entitled The Mythic Appaloosa with a co-author.

By telescoping thoughts and writing into a shorter version, young writers succeed, and we as educators can powerfully change the methods we use to teach. I connect intrapersonal interpersonal intelligences and linguistic intelligence.