Job Opportunity – Big Picture Learning

From Andrew Frishman ’97:

“I work with Big Picture Learning ( and am excited
to talk with Wesleyan alums (and others) who are interested in
learning more about our work across the US and internationally to
transform, re-imagine and fundamentally redesign education in the
United States, Big Picture Learning’s (BPL) vision is to catalyze
vital changes in K-Adult education by generating and sustaining
innovative, personalized learning environments that work in tandem
with the real world of their greater community.

If you want to learn more about Big Picture Learning’s unique approach
to education, check out

Various positions available. See their website for information about available positions and how to apply.

Start date: 09/01/2013
Location: Various in the United States and abroad

Contact Andrew at or (401) 743-8136

Event – From Prisoner to Social Worker: A Story of Recovery & Redemption

Join the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education (CPE) for a talk by David Deutsch, MSW/ASW about his journey from prison to social work and the values of prison education.

David Deutsch is a Clinical Director for Telecare Corporation in Ventura, California. He started a forensic program in 2011 for persons coming out of the state prison system who have mental health needs. David has worked with the forensic population since 2000 when he himself was a prisoner in San Quentin State Prison. He was released in late 2003 and has worked with former prisoners ever since that time. His scope of practice includes mental health/substance abuse counseling, working with the homeless and mentally ill population, and working with persons who have spent most of their lives in situations of incarceration. He is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor and he earned his MSW from California State University, Long Beach in 2010.

When: Wednesday, April 17 at 4:15 pm
Where: Allbritton 103

Event – Jacob Werblow Ph.D.: “The Moral Path: Five Steps Towards (Real) Education Equity in Connecticut”

Jacob Werblow, Ph.D., began his professional career as a 6th grade teacher of some of the most beautiful children enrolled in one of the largest, most segregated public schools in Los Angeles. Since then, he has been committed to social justice through working with youth from urban schools. He is a licensed teacher and administrator, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2007. Inspired by the work of Dr. Barbara Clark, who studied aesthetic education at Harvard University, Jacob is deeply involved in teaching courses that use the arts to engage students in local middle schools.The emphasis of Jacob’s research focuses on school equity and effectiveness, student success, and curriculum based measurement.

When: 4:30 Tuesday April 16th
Where: PAC001

Event – Jacques Steinberg: “Beyond the Gatekeepers: The State of College Access and Affordability in America.”

Jacques Steinberg is the author of “The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College,” a New York Times-best seller about the Wesleyan admissions process. Jacques was a journalist at The New York Times for nearly 25 years, most recently as its senior editor for education initiatives. Jacques left The Times in 2013 to join the senior leadership team at Say Yes to Education, a national non-profit organization based in New York City that provides an array of services to families in low-income districts – all with the goal of raising high-school and college graduation rates.
When: Tuesday April 9th, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Where: Memorial Chapel

Event – Children in a Free Society

Children are a thorny issue for any political philosophy. Do children have agency and are they truly rational actors? If not what status should they have? Are they the property of their parents, dependents of the state, or something in between? This then leads to a host of questions regarding the values taught in publicly funded schools and the extent to which parents have discretion in disciplining their children. Come join Wesleyan Students for a Free Society tomorrow night to discuss these questions and many more.

Date: March 5
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 111
Cost: Free