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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Taylor is Spring Riall Lecturer Tuesday, March 15

SALISBURY, MD---Teaching to the test? Not in Dr. T. Roger Taylor’s classroom.

Using his “AHA!” (Analyzing Human Activities) approach, Taylor has taught thousands of teachers and numerous school districts how to apply local and state standards to their curriculum so teachers are teaching students for lifelong learning.

As this spring’s E. Pauline Riall Lecturer at Salisbury University, Taylor speaks on “Differentiating Teaching and Learning: A Prescription for How to ‘Out-Educate, Out-Innovate and Out-Perform’ the Global Community in the 21st Century.” His talk, reflecting on President Barack Obama’s U.S. education goals, is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Shuttle service will be available from the Guerrieri University Center parking lot on Dogwood Drive before and after his talk.

In his 36 years as a teacher, administrator, professor and internationally known educational consultant, Taylor has authored thousands of integrated, interdisciplinary, thematic curriculum units for grade levels K-12. More than 36,300 teachers have attended his weeklong curriculum-writing workshops where they create integrated, interdisciplinary, thematic units for their students.

Taylor specializes in differentiated curriculum design for “at-risk” learners and highly gifted students. In the Chicago area, he was director of the Area Service Center for Educators of Gifted Children and served on the executive board for the National Association for Gifted Children for more than a decade. For 22 years he has been a featured consultant with the Bureau of Education and Research.

The Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Inc. presented Taylor with its “Best of the Best” award during its 25th year celebration. The Phi Delta Kappa professional education association recently named him its Educator of the Year.  Taylor has appeared on The Learning Channel and traveled with the U.S. Department of Defense to work with teachers in to England, Japan, Germany and Saudi Arabia.

The E. Pauline Riall Lecture Series is named in honor of its founder, the long-time principal and teacher at SU’s Campus School. The Series’ purpose is to bring to the University and community outstanding national lecturers in the field of education.

Sponsored by the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6393 or visit the Riall Lecture Series Web site at www.salisbury.edu/educationspecialties/riall_lecture.html.



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