presentations and publications

  • Ahmed, N. & Bearman, L. (2012). Learning from our Students: Recovering the Purpose of Small Schools in an Era Beholden to Standardization. In M. Hantzpolous & A. Tyner (Eds.), Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform (pp. 101-117). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

 

  • Bearman, L. & Siciliano, M. (2011, April). Presentations of Learning; An Overview of Best Practices. Presented to Friendship Public Charter School, Washington, D.C.

 

  • Ahmed, N. & Bearman, L. (2007). Introduction. In Small schools, big questions: a student-led inquiry into high school redesign. (pp. v-xxix). New York: Student Press Initiative, Teachers College Columbia University.

 

  • Bearman, L., & Johnson, D. (2012, November). Hope Behind Barbed Wire: an Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Project-Based Approach to Educating Incarcerated Girls. Presented at Coalition of Essential Schools’ Fall Forum, Providence, RI.

 

  • Bearman, L. (2010, July). Building a Portfolio of Options to Ensure all Students Graduate. Presented at the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Frontloading for Program Improvement Districts and Schools event, Pasadena, CA.

 

  • Bearman, L., Money, T. & Rippe, S. (2009, November). Creating a Culture of Thinking via Student-Centered Project-Based Learning. Presented at the Coalition of Essential Schools’ Fall Forum, New Orleans, LA.

 

  • Bearman, L. & Prijatel, J. (2008, November). Multiple Pathways to “School Reform”: SLCs, Zones of Innovation, Small Autonomous Schools, Pilot Schools, Charters, and Networks. Presented at Coalition of Essential Schools’ Fall Forum, Charlotte, NC.

 

  • Bearman, L. & Ahmed, N. (2007, November). Student Voice in the Small Schools Movement? Small Schools, Big Questions: A Student-Led Inquiry into High School Redesign. Presented at Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum, Denver, CO.

 

  • Bearman, L. & Siciliano, M. (2006, November). Navigating the Landscape of School Reform: Keeping the Vision Alive. Presented at the Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum, Chicago, IL.

 

  • Ball, K., Bearman, L., Holloman, S. & Siciliano, M. (2005, November). From the Outside In: Coaching and Supporting New Small High Schools. Presented at Coalition of Essential Schools’ Fall Forum, Boston, MA.

 

  • Baker, G., Ball, K., Bearman, L. & Mann, N. (2004, November). How Did/Do We Get Here/There? Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining Small Schools. Presented at Coalition of Essential Schools’ Fall Forum, San Francisco, CA.

 

  • Guest Lecturer/Panelist, 2003-2007, various courses and events at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.


links to publications

 

Learning from our Students: Recovering the Purpose of Small Schools in an Era Beholden to Standardization (chapter in Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform)

Feb 8, 2012 

Information Age Publishing

 

Small Schools, Big Questions: A Student-Led Inquiry into High School Redesign

Nov 20, 2007 

Student Press Initiative