|Name:||Dr. Jan Stivers|
|Title:||Professor, Special Education|
|Office Location:||Dyson 388J|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2980|
Ph.D. Educational Psychology and Statistics, State University of New York at Albany
New York State Teaching Certification in Elementary Education, N - 6
I've been teaching at Marist since 1980, and continue to feel blessed to be a part of this vibrant community whose values mirror and have shaped mine. I derive great pleasure from my work in the teacher education program, collaborating with wonderful colleagues to help our students identify their strengths and nurture them, and guiding our students as they develop into teachers who will make a difference in children's lives.
|Awards & Honors:||
Marist College Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award, 1997
Marist College Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty of the Year, 2010
Stivers, J. & Cramer, S.F. (2015) New metaphors for teacher/paraeducator relationships. In D. Chambers, (Ed.) Working with Teaching Assistants and Other Support Staff for Inclusive Education; Volume 4 of International Perspectives on Inclusive Education. West Yorkshire, UK: Emerald.
Stivers, J., & Cramer, S.F. (2013). Academic writing partnerships: The DIY version. The Journal of Faculty Development, 27,(3), 30 – 35.
Stivers, J., & Cramer, S. F. (2013). Academic writing partnerships. In E. Neal & D. Dollar (Eds.), Academic Writing: Individual and Collaborative Strategies for Success. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press
Stivers, J. & Cramer, S. F., & Riordan, K. (2012). Involuntary teacher transfer in special education: Concepts and strategies for teachers facing new assignments. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Spring-Summer 2012, 176-184.
Stivers, J. & Cramer, S. F. (2009). A Teacher's Guide to Change: Understanding, Navigating, and Leading the Process . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press
Stivers, J. (2008). Strengthen your co-teaching relationship. Intervention in School and Clinic, 44(2), 121-125.
Stivers, J., Francis-Cropper, L. & Straus, M. (2008). Educating families about inclusive education: A month-by-month guide for teachers of inclusive classes. Intervention in School and Clinic, 44(1), 10-17.
Cramer, S., & Stivers, J. (2007). Don't give up! Practical strategies for challenging collaborations. Teaching Exceptional Children, 39(6), 6-11.
Stivers, J. & Garrity, N.B. (2004). Catalyst for change: A case report of a campus-wide student information system software implementation project. College and University, 80(1), 3-12
Stivers, J. (1996). The writing partners project. Phi Delta Kappan, 77(10), 694.
I have also published several teaching cases that are used in teacher education programs across the US and Canada. These are included in case collections published by McGraw-Hill, the MacDougall Collection of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and The Electronic Hallway.
Change management for teachers; collaboration and co-teaching; teacher supervision of paraprofessionals; teacher leadership; teaching strategies for the inclusive classrooms; special education at the middle and high school levels.
|Conferences & Workshops:||
Workshops for teams of middle and high school teachers who are collaborating to teach special needs students in general education classes, and for teams of special education teachers and paraeducators. Area workshops include Cairo-Durham Central Schools, Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools, Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland, Lakeland Central Schools, Hunter-Tannersville Schools, Rondout Valley Central Schools, Scotia-Glenville Middle School, and Connecticut State Department of Education.