NJVid - a portal for streaming video that Montclair State University has access to.
The following are a selection of videos that can be found on the NJVid website:
F.A.T. City -In this classic program, internationally known learning disabilities expert Richard D. Lavoie leads a group of educators, psychologists, parents, and children through a series of exercises that vividly illustrate the daily classroom reality of LD students, an experience fraught with F.A.T.: frustration, anxiety, and tension. After the workshop is done, participants discuss strategies for working more effectively with learning-disabled children. Mainstreaming, discipline, distractions, and self-concept are addressed.
Beyond F.A.T. City: A Look Back, A Look Ahead, -A Conversation About Special Education -F.A.T.—frustration, anxiety, tension—are three all-too-familiar feelings for children with learning disabilities and their families. In this program, Richard D. Lavoie, creator of the original F.A.T. City Workshop, reviews the history and philosophy of that project, the major trends and issues in the field of learning disabilities since the late 1980s, and the challenges ahead for educators and parents of children with LD. Lavoie is known worldwide for his powerful and provocative presentations on learning disabilities and has worked in special education for decades as a teacher, an administrator, an author, and a consultant.
School: The Story of American Public Education, Part I: The Common School, 1770-1890 -n the aftermath of the Revolution, a newly independent America confront Part ed one of its most daunting challenges: how to build a united nation out of thirteen disparate colonies. This program profiles the passionate crusade launched by Thomas Jefferson and continued by Noah Webster, Horace Mann, and others to create a common system of tax-supported schools that would mix people of different backgrounds and reinforce the bonds of democracy. A wealth of research illustrates how this noble experiment - the foundation of the young republic - was a radical idea opposed from the start by racial prejudice and fears of taxation.
School: The Story of American Public Education, Part II: As American as Public School, 1900-1950 -In 1900, 6% of America's children graduated from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated and 40% went on to college. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the effects on students of controversial IQ tests, the "life adjustment" curriculum, and Cold War politics. Interviews with immigrant students, scholars, and administrators provide a portrait of America's changing educational landscape in the first half of the 20th century.
School: The Story of American Public Education, Part III: A Struggle for Educational Equality: 1950-1980 -In the 1950s, America's public schools teemed with the promise of a new, postwar generation of students, over half of whom would graduate and go on to college. This program shows how impressive gains masked profound inequalities: seventeen states had segregated schools; 1% of all Ph.D.s went to women; and "separate but equal" was still the law of the land. Interviews with Linda Brown Thompson and other equal rights pioneers bring to life the issues that prompted such milestones as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title IX, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
School: The Story of American Public Education, Part IV: The Bottom Line in Education, 1980-present -In 1983, the Reagan Administration's report, A Nation at Risk, shattered public confidence in America's school system and sparked a new wave of education reform. This program explores the impact of the "free market" experiments that ensued, from vouchers and charter schools to privatization - all with the goal of meeting tough new academic standards. Today, the debate rages on: do these diverse strategies challenge the founding fathers' notions of a common school, or are they the only recourse in a complex society?
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? -A four-hour, seven-segment documentary series arguing that health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden; and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives by improving them.
"Don't Laugh At Me"- MSU Presents a Bullying Speical Webcast -With the suicide of Tyler Clementi, the subject of bullying has become an important issue that students, educators, parents and lawmakers are reacting to. This one hour special hears the personal stories of Montclair State University students as well as insight from on campus and outside experts. Featured guests include Peter Yarrow from "Peter, Paul and Mary" who runs Operation Respect, an anti bullying educational organization, Dr. Robert McCormick of the MSU Child Advocacy Center, Dr. Sara Goldstein, MSU Family and Child Studies as well as students from Montclair High School and others. Presented by Carpe Diem and The Montclarion in association with The School of the Arts. Special Thanks to the Cali School of Music, The Art and Design Department, The Child Advocacy Center, The DuMont TV Center, Inside MSU, Broadcasting Department Chair David Sanders, Communications Studies Department Chair Harry Haines, Montclair High School, and Peter Yarrow and Operation Respect.