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Volunteer Opportunity

ACCORD: Voices for Children is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help run the event noted below.

If you are interested in helping out please contact SANDY BABUKA

at 607. 724.5153 or at


3rd Annual Voices for Children Superhero 5k Run/Walk

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014

Time: Registration 9am & Race 10am

Location: Peacemaker Stage, Downtown Binghamton – behind Boscovs

Help us Reach for Peace and advocate for abused and neglected children in our community by running or walking individually or as part of a team.  Sign-ups are now available!

Every child needs a hero but abused children need superheros


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Welcome to the Fall 2014 semester

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
~ Neale Donald Walsch

Hello everyone!

I hope your first week of classes is off to a great start! As pre.service teachers, you have a lot learn and experience. I encourage you to set realistic goals and make a plan for accomplishing them.

My office is T210G. Please stop by to introduce yourself and share your academic experiences with me.

Lisa Strahley
Chair of the ECE/EDU Department

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Register for Summer and Fall

There’s still time to register for summer and fall courses.

1workstation213-thumbThis summer we are offering the course Technology in Teaching ECE 262 from July 7 to August 7 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays 6:30 to 8:15 PM. This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use technology to teach or present information to children or adults in active and engaging ways.  Topics covered include: Making newsletters and brochures, using SmartBoard Notebook, making kiosk presentations, creating flip books, e-games, videos, and designing virtual field trips. Applications and hardware covered include: PowerPoint, Prezie, hyperlinks, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Publisher, e-book software, Livebinders, Tablets, WordPress, Waccoms, iPads, and much more.

adolescents_children_189021_tnb[1]Also offered this summer is Children with Special Needs ECE 210. This is an online course that runs from June 2 to Aug 8.  In this course you will learn how to recognize, assess, and refer children who have developmental delays and physical, cognitive and emotional diagnoses. Applicable laws and ways of working with families is emphasized.



For the Fall we have a number of courses available.

A new online course is ECE 256 Special Topics in Education: STEAM for Young Children. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. his course explores how to create and implement STEAM activities for young children using a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum. The underlying philosophy of this course is that people learn better when engaged in making and designing their own meaningful projects; therefore, we will become designers of STEAM curriculum, we will test our ideas by observing children as they pursue STEAM activities, and we will use online tools such as blogging to document the learning experience. Learn more at

Our other offerings are:

  • ECE 110 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • ECE 120 Curriculum Development
  • ECE 175 Techniques of Observation & Evaluation
  • ECE 200 and 201 Field Experience 1 & 2
  • ECE 210 Children with Special Needs (online)
  • ECE 232 Positive Child Guidance
  • EDU 111 Foundations of Education

Find course descriptions here.

Find course schedules here.

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Children’s Fair this Saturday

BCC Children's Fair 2013It’s Almost Here!


The Children’s Fair will be held at SUNY Broome formerly Broome Community College in the gymnasium and cafeteria during the Month of the Young Child on Saturday April 5th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. 

Fun for all!

The cost is $3 for children and free for adults with a donation to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse. There’s a $10 maximum per family.

This year’s theme is “Early Years are Learning Years.” The day includes hands-on activities created by SUNY Broome Teacher Education/Early Childhood Education students. Big trucks, police cars, snowplows, fire trucks and Chenango Gymnastics will be on hand for the children to interact with as well. Child Safety seat inspections, Child-Safe Program and other community exhibits are also included, and the entertainment this year will be Johnny Only.

For more information, contact Christine Webb at (607) 778-5160(607) 778-5160 at or visit

BCC Children's Fair3 2013

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Convocation Day 2014

Csmarter than you thinkonvocation Day Schedule of Events and Activities, Tuesday April 8, 2014

April 8 Convocation Day

Our theme this year is technology. The featured book is Smarter than You Think by Clive Thomson. There are no classes but lots of interesting activities about technology in our lives.

Convocation Day Morning Workshops

 Technology Show: Try Out New Gadgets and Apps

Wanting to embrace new technology, but unsure where to start? Join BIT and ECE faculty for an open house of tech gadgets and gear. We will have our iPads, iPhones, wacom tablets, ultrabooks, and Smart devices on display for you to try, along with Windows 8, Creative Cloud, Office 2013 and lots of cool apps.  Come play with us and try something new in a friendly supportive environment.

Faculty Presenters: Sandy Wright, Denise Wells, Joan Koster and Mark Ryan
Time and Location: 9 a.m-10:30 a.m. in Business Building, Room 129

Beyond Google, New Horizons of Digital Research

The presenter will review the basics of digital research: including: framing a research question; defining search parameters; learning how to use the library’s research tools; sorting through data to keep focused on research question; determining the credibility of sources; using electronic note taking software (Zotero) to organize research.

Faculty Presenter: Phyllis Amenda

Time and Location: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in Decker Hall, Room 224

The Future of the Past: Culture, Heritage and Historic Preservation Using New Technologies

This workshop will focus on the use of new technologies (such as digital technology and social media) as a way to improve awareness of and increase community engagement in heritage and historic preservation efforts. In addition, participants will be able to tour an interactive exhibit (on loan from Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility and Department of Anthropology) which is being used locally to meet community-specific heritage needs.

Faculty Presenter: Lynda Carroll

Time and Location: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the Natural Science Center, Room 101

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Book Signing with Convocation Speaker, Clive Thompson, Student Center Lobby

11 a.m. Keynote Presentation – The Future of Thought

Our Convocation Speaker will be given a warm welcome by a member of the SUNY Broome Administration

Student leaders from SUNY Broome’s own chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges, will be on hand to assist with seating and to distribute information regarding  Spring 2014 Convocation Day.

Location: Baldwin Gymnasium

11: 50 a.m. -12:10 p.m. Moderated Question and Answer Session with the Convocation Speaker Clive Thompson

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community may pose questions to our Convocation Speaker.

Location: Baldwin Gymnasium

1:30-2:50 p.m.  Convocation Speaker Workshop

This session will allow students and faculty from all academic divisions to meet and interact with our Convocation speaker in a more intimate setting. Clive Thompson will share more of his thoughts and findings about the positive aspects of our technological tools. Participants should bring their concerns and questions about technology, its potential dangers and thoughts about how it relates to their own fields and studies.

This session will be interactive and moderated.

Presenter: Clive Thompson

Location: Baldwin Gymnasium

 3 p.m.  Documentary Film Screening, Connected

Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

Faculty Presenters: Jason Detrani and Tim Skinner

Location: Titchener Hall, Room 102


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