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Professor Mary Hafeli and the P+S Collective Sculpture Featured in Brooklyn Art Exhibition 

Untitled (Distributed Upcycling of Post-Consumer Plastic Waste), 2016.   We are thrilled to announce that a sculpture (pictured above) created by Mary Hafeli, Professor of Art and Art Education, and her students last Spring was chosen to be featured in COLOR at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. The artists, also called the P+S Collective, came together …

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Alumni Spotlight: A Professor Looks Back on His Journey in Civics Education 

  When we first met with Aviv Cohen in 2011, we discussed his passion for Civics Education as an international doctoral student in the Program in Social Studies. Now, five years later, he is joining the faculty of the Seymour Fox School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continuing his …

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Professor Brian MacWhinney Sparks Discourse at 16th Annual APPLE Lecture 

Professor Brian MacWhinney. Photo by Margaret Ferrec.   If you have ever tried to master a new language, you might have realized that it is a gradual, and often frustrating process. Unfortunately, many researchers agree that acquiring a second language with fluency can only be achieved before adolescence, much to the dismay of adult learners. …

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History & Ed Brings Multiple Disciplines Together for “Classroom Wars” Book Talk 

Professor Ansley Erickson (left) and Professor Natalia Petrzela exchange a few quick words before beginning the lecture.   “Schools have been the ‘battleground’ around issues of diversity for as long as they’ve existed,” said Dr. Ansley Erickson, Assistant Professor of History and Education at Teachers College. “Exactly what question of diversity or what type of …

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Q&A with Professor Richard Jochum, Creative Technologies Symposium Organizer 

By Carie Donnelson In preparation for Art and Art Education’s third Creative Technology Symposium on Friday, May 6, we sat down with Organizer Richard Jochum, Associate Professor of Art & Education and Creative Technology Certificate (CTC) Coordinator to talk about its evolution. Here, Professor Jochum discusses the Creative Tech Symposium’s evolution, students as …

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Students Organize LANSI 5th Annual Conference, Share Knowledge and New Opportunities 

  Each semester Teachers College is bursting with events both student and faculty-led. Some are movie screenings, others are lectures, and some are full-blown conferences with online streaming, attracting academics from around the world. Whether large or small, each of these events need to be publicized, hopefully catered and facilitated. This past November, the Applied …

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Arts Administration Program Upholds Robust Professional and Academic Experiences 

It’s no secret that leaving the academic sphere and entering the formal workforce can be an intimidating yet necessary transition. That is why the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College developed their own in-house internship program, and have over the past three years reinvented the program to ensure students have a balance of academic …

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Program in Bilingual Bicultural Ed Holds Professional Development Workshop for New Special Ed Track 

Professor Patricia Martínez-Álvarez is the principal investigator for the NYC DOE funded BiSPED program and is leading the professional developmetn workshop. Photo by Nori Kato   Imagine a classroom in a multicultural urban city where half of the students are learning English as their second language and a third of those students are characterized as …

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Dialogues at A&H: Teachers College Feminisms 

On November 18th, 2015, TC Feminism(s), a new student group “dedicated to creating dialogue using a feminist lens in academia and in practice,” presented a panel entitled Feminism(s) in Practice/Research: Formal/Informal Education. The panel brought together facilitator Karishma Desai, TC Doctoral student in Curriculum and Teaching, and panelists Dr. Sandra Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Social …

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Department of Arts and Humanities Unveils A&H Book Talks 

In April, the Department of Arts and Humanities will begin a new initiative titled “A&H Book Talks,” a series of talks featuring department faculty and their recent publications. “Books represent a significant scholarly accomplishment, a chance for scholars to fully develop their thinking with a degree of freedom typically not possible in journal publications,” said <span …

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Alumni Spotlight: Emily Jones, Teaching Fellow in Malaysia 

Emily Jones with secondary school students in Malaysia.   “That itch to go abroad, it bit me.” Emily Jones, a Teachers College alumna who graduated last Spring with an M.A. in TESOL, followed her graduation with a 10-month stint as a prestigious English Language Fellow (ELF) with the United States’ State Department in Malaysia. Malaysia …

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A&H in the City: Jazz at Lincoln Center Promotes Modalities of Jazz Music, History and Structure in the Classroom 

A&H in the City’s goal is to foster community among TC alumni while providing interactive, intellectual, and social programming. The event took place March 7th in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Recording Studio. Attendees had the exciting opportunity to collaborate directly with a jazz quintet and TC faculty Lori Custodero (Music Education) and Olga Hubard …

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Berklee City Music Summit in Partnership with TC Music Ed Engenders Shared Learning and Student Engagement 

By Linda Flores for the Music and Music Education Program Berklee at TC TC Music Ed launched an exciting new partnership with Berklee College of Music this fall when it hosted their annual Berklee City Music Summit. The College supports the Berklee City Music Network, a consortium of 47 organizations that offers scholarships, individualized mentoring, and …

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TESOL and BBE Student Symposium Showcases Intellect and Friendship 

A schism sometimes forms when two related but different fields of study develop misconceptions about one another. The Bilingual/Bicultural Education program at Teachers College holds close the idea that speaking multiple languages is indeed a strength, while the Applied Linguistics/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program puts particular emphasis on how languages are …

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New Social Studies and Education Course Draws on Faculty, Inquiry and Central Park 

In the final class of the semester, a boisterous class of Social Studies students, clearly enjoying their fellow classmates and the course, were asked to give their carefully planned presentations. The course, “Social Inquiry: NYC’s Central Park”, posed the essential question, how does society deal with the rise of modernity? Students taking the course are …

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NYS TESOL AL Marks 36th Annual Winter Conference 

By Matty Espino for TESOL/Applied Linguistics The 37th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC), hosted by the Program in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, will take place Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Teachers College. In anticipation, we thought we'd take a look back at last year's conference.   The 36th annual New York State Teaching English to Speakers …

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Getting Dialogical with Professor Bob Fecho from the English Education Program 

This past fall, Bob Fecho, formerly a professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia, joined the faculty in the English Education program at Teachers College. Prof. Fecho is not only distinguished in the study of language, identity and sociocultural perspectives in secondary classrooms, but has decades of firsthand …

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New Creative Technologies Certificate to be Featured on PBS 

TC’s new Creative Technologies Certificate in Art and Art Education will be featured on PBS’s MetroFocus show this Thursday, February 18

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