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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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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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Weekly Senatorial Update from Drew Coles 

Watch the video below to learn about recent bills passed and funded and upcoming events around campus. Here is your A&H Senator, Drew Coles, to give you the updates. For access to all of the documents of bills passed, check your TC inbox for this week's senatorial update.  

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Mark Oleszko Reflects on Writing and Performing with the Lincoln Center College Cabaret 

by Sandra Forlemu for Music & Music Education When and how did you start playing the piano? I started playing piano really young – when I was 4! My parents enrolled me in a group music class for toddlers, but at that point I wasn’t ready to take it seriously. I started taking actual private …

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Ed.M Student Spearheads Community Art Projects Around the World 

Max Levi Frieder, is an Ed.M student at Teachers College and founder of Artolution, who has harnessed his own skills along with his knowledge from the Art & Art Education program to expand art projects around the world that have the power to heal and transform communities. Mr. Frieder has worked on hundreds of art projects in numerous …

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Three Star English Education Students Look Back on Receiving the New Teacher Award 

The New Teacher Award is given in recognition of outstanding performance in student teaching, excellence in scholarship, and service to the College. This award is granted annually to an individual student or in cases of equal merit may be shared by up to three equally deserving recipients. Last year’s awards were announced this past summer …

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Teachers College’s Evelyn Troester DeGraf and the Ghostlight Chorus Win Third Prize at International Chamber Choir Competition 

By Evelyn Troester DeGraf, Ed.M. GHOSTLIGHT Chorus, a New York based, mixed chamber choir directed by Evelyn Troester DeGraf,  recently won third prize in their first-ever competition at the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf in Marktoberdorf, Germany. The competition, which has been held in Marktoberdorf every two years since 1989, has hosted over 200 amateur …

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Weekly Senatorial Update 

Hi members of the Arts and Humanities department! In the video below you'll find an update on TC Senate happenings, bills and quick announcements. I'd also urge you to watch the video in its entirety. We've included a few moments of outtakes that my team and I thought were hilarious. As always, I wish you a …

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Arts & Humanities Newsletter from your Student Senators  ☆

Hi I am Drew Coles, the 2015-2016 Doctoral Senator for Arts & Humanities. Simply put, I would like to be a contributing voice in the TC arena with the interests of my home department of Arts and Humanities in mind. Together, we can find a way to make our experiences, take-always, and communal impact the very best they …

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Social Studies Education Student, Duane Bailey-Castro, Rediscovers a True New York Wonder 

Duane Bailey-Castro, a Teachers College student and Social Studies teacher, grew up in the Bronx near the High Bridge, and was recently featured in a photography exhibition, along with two other photographers, Nathan Kensinger and Wes Tarca. The exhibition, High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River, opened in July to celebrate the community and the …

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Q&A with Fred Tsutagawa and Saerhim Oh, Doc Students in the AL/TESOL Program 

Teachers College and the Educational Testing Service (ETS) held the first ever joint forum on Teaching, Learning and the Assessment of English Language Learners this past April. Two Teachers College doctoral students who have been heavily involved at both institutions are Fred Tsutagawa and Saerhim Oh. Both were offered ETS fellowships three years ago, and …

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Music & Music Ed Doc Students Gather for PD on Writing for Journal Publications 

On a balmy summer evening after hours of classes, a small group of Music and Music Education doctoral cohort students gathered together to hear Dr. Mary Hafeli, Professor of Art and Art Education, in one of the Professional Development workshops hosted by Music Ed Lecturer Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn.

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Behind the Scenes of Online Teaching and Global Education 

Online education appear to be transforming the expectations of educators and can offer a richness to teacher education programs. We talk to three doctoral students from the Social Studies Education program who have served as Teaching Assistants for courses in the Global Competence Certificate to learn about the possibilities.

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TESOL Certificate Program Students Complete Summer Intensive at TC 

We continue our series on the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate Program with three students in the Summer Intensive cohort, as they adjust to teaching in a real language school, our Community Language Program on the TC campus. Their stories add to the rigor and richness of the program.

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Art Improv: Exploring Yeats Visually 

What comes to mind when you think of art education? Do you have flashbacks of using glitter and glue or gobs of finger paint, or perhaps cutting colorful construction paper with rounded plastic scissors? If you are a student in the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College, you may consider collaborative art expression …

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Teaching Outside the Lines 

Teachers, today more than ever, are renegades, the champions of exploration and self-expression. In April, the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College coordinated a platform for today's classroom teachers called Conversations Across Cultures. Now in its third year, the symposium for emerging educators and seasoned professionals focused on the theme of Teaching Outside …

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Catching up with AL/TESOL Instructor Catherine Box 

Last year we profiled AL/TESOL doctoral student and instructor Catherine Box. We decided to catch up and see what’s new in her life. She provided us with warm, honest and delightful answers. And she gave a bit of advice to TC about climate control.

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Conversation and a Film with the Association of Latin American Students 

Five years ago, it would have been a scarce sight to find Latin American art on display in popular New York museums. Now due to recent economic proliferation in the region, it seems Latino art is springing up around the city. “This is an evolving thing,” says Pilar Riofrio, president of Association of Latin American …

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