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Hudson Valley Community College to Host "Strategies to Teach Like a Champion" with Educator Doug Lemov on Nov. 12

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

Educator and author Doug Lemov will present "Strategies to Teach Like a Champion" at Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12.

Lemov, who was recently featured in The New York Times Magazine, is a managing director of Uncommon Schools and superintendent of its True North Public Schools network, which includes Troy Prep Charter School. He was formerly the president of School Performance, a New York-based organization helping schools maximize student achievement, and also a founder and former principal of The Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School, a high-achieving charter school in Boston.

During his three-hour session, Lemov will cover strategies from his book, "Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College," published by Jossey-Bass Teacher.

The program is co-sponsored by the college's Teacher Preparation department and the Tinsley Institute for Human Services. Pre-registration is required and the cost for the session is $50; and $35 for students. The program is free for Hudson Valley students and faculty.

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Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.