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December 7, 2020

A new book by Dr. Kelly Kolodny

Moments that Matter in the Learning and Development of Children

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m.

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Join Dr. Kelly Kolodny (Education) as she discusses her new book, Moments that Matter in the Learning and Development of Children: Reflections from Educators. It explores the significant moments that unfold for young people in their schooling from the perspectives of teachers and school staff. Educators often reflect on “moments” as being a critical piece of their work with children. They can help make things better for students and produce a difference in lives. They are meaningful for young people, as well as consequential for teachers and school staff as they reflect on the outcomes of their efforts. Yet, as they are difficult to define and capture, these moments often are not studied for the value they offer. This book promotes awareness of these moments, as well as their connected meanings and possibilities. Recognizing the significance of moments extends an opportunity to situate schooling in broader contexts and to understand learners as whole embodied beings, engaged in social interactions, making sense of their surrounding world, and generating transformations in it. When educators reflect deeply about the possibilities connected to the moments they share with children, they recognize the multitude of opportunities that support their learning and development. They become “awake” to some of moments’ promises.

Franklin Street Lot Testing Site

The University has agreed to allow the City of Framingham to use the Franklin Street Parking Lot to setup a COVID testing area for the community. For those of you unfamiliar with the lot, it is not located on our campus and is typically reserved for resident students wishing to have access to a car. Due to the decrease in the number of students in the residence halls, the lot is not currently in use and we are pleased to be able to support the local community by providing this space at no cost.

This new testing area is expected to be up and running this month and will be overseen by the City of Framingham Board of Health.

AstroNights LIVE: Home for the Holiday (Skies)

Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7 p.m.

There’s no place like home for Holiday Skies! Light the Yule Log, put on your favorite ugly sweater, and join us for a virtual version of Holiday Skies, the live, astronomical "variety show” inspired by the science and cultural traditions of the Winter Solstice. Holiday Skies has delighted audiences at the Framingham State University Planetarium for the past four years. This year, we hope to bring even more of you into this planetarium family tradition, from the warmth and comfort of our own homes.

Flu Vaccine Clinic - Last Chance on Campus

Framingham State has arranged one last opportunity to get your flu vaccine on campus.

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Athletic Center Gym

No appointment needed. Bring your insurance and Rx card. Students are required by the state to receive a documented flu vaccine in order to return next semester.

Contact the health center with questions:, 508-626-4900.

Save the Date: Campus Professional Development Series

9th Annual Campus Professional Development Series: “Let’s Go The Whole 9 Yards Together”

The Campus Professional Development Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Campus Professional Development Days will be held on Thursday, January 7th and Friday, January 8th, 2021.

More details will be available in the coming weeks!

Upcoming events

Habitat Earth Screening for Young Learners with Dr. Margaret Carroll

Monday, April 12, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Organized by: McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C

The Unraveling of the World: What Climate Change Has to Teach Us by Dr. Vandana Singh

Monday, April 12, 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Organized by: McAuliffe Center & Challenger Learning C, Dept of Physics & Earth Science

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