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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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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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Social Studies Education Alum Brian Lawless Embraces “the Unexpected” in China 

It’s 8:30am on a Friday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Teachers College alum, Brian Lawless is on winter vacation for the Chinese New Year and has graciously agreed to speak with me via Skype.

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Cheng-Ling Alice Chen, Recipient of the Dean’s Grant for Student Research  ☆

Alice Chen, 2012 recipient of the Dean’s Grant for Student Research, knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher. After living in Texas for four years while her father earned his PhD, Chen went back to her home in Taipei, Taiwan with a proficiency in English that set her apart.

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Studio Learning and Non-Art Graduate Students: A worthwhile match? 

Olga Hubard, Assistant Professor of Art Education at Teachers College, is rethinking what it means to get a graduate education. Her current study, entitled Studio learning and non-art graduate students: A worthwhile match? investigates the benefits of studio art courses for students who are not in an art related field of study.

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Spotlight on Research: Jane Hoellman Kahn 

Jane Hoellman Kahn is a New York City based artist and educator. She is the founding art teacher of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens. In December 2011, she defended her dissertation in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Bilingualism and Special Needs 

TC’s Bilingual/Bicultural Education program prepares its students to work with linguistically and culturally diverse populations. As a visiting faculty member in that program, Dr. Patricia Martinez Alvarez brings a wealth of firsthand experience to the table. Originally from Spain where she taught students in English/Spanish bilingual programs, Dr. Martinez Alvarez then came to the States …

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Conversations From the Classroom: Monica Carvalho reflects on her journey to become a teacher 

Now in her last semester of the Teaching of English MA program at Teachers College, Carvalho is student teaching at the Beacon School, a public high school on Manhattan’s upper west side. Because of the school’s reputation for having a high quality academic program (to get in, students must go through a rigorous application process …

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Spotlight on TESOL/AL Student Yoonah Seong  ☆

Yoonah is a third year TESOL/AL Ed.D student. She received her bachelor’s degree in Korea in English Literature and her Master’s in Applied Linguistics from the University of Hawaii. She is a testing coordinator at TC’s Community English Program and an English teacher at New York University.

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Conversations From the Classroom: English Education student teacher Rachel Stern shares her story  ☆

For Rachel Stern, teaching is both exhilarating and challenging, but she didn’t find this calling overnight. Having studied English at the University of Michigan, she then moved to Los Angeles in hopes of pursuing a career writing for film and television. Disillusionment soon followed, however, when she found screenwriting in the entertainment industry to be …

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To Be Heard: Giving young people a voice through poetry  ☆

“Power writing is about taking control of your life in this world. It’s about using the power you have that people absolutely do not want you to use.” This quote from To Be Heard director, producer, and teacher Roland Legiardi-Laura sums up the essence of why he and his fellow power writing teachers place so …

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Paige Conn and Mary Maddox, TC Alumnae and Dimon Fellows, Present “DIY SPI”  ☆

On July 11-14, TC hosted the Student Press Initiative (SPI) Summer Institute, where 75+ educators of all disciplines gathered to learn about teaching writing, project-based curriculum, and the process of publishing student work. The event program included a selection of presentations by in-service teachers who shared their own SPI experience, including clear direction and anecdotes …

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The Department of Arts & Humanities Announces a New Blog 

As we ramp up for The Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium, being held April 28th & 29th at Teachers College, the Department of Arts & Humanities announces a new blog dedicated entirely to news and updates pertaining to the Symposium.

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AERA Names David Hansen as Fellow  ☆

On March 3, The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced the selection of 31 scholars as AERA Fellows in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.  Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected and recommended by the …

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Submit a Proposal: KDP Centennial Conference 

Call for Proposals: Leadership through Service Are you helping improve New York City? Do you work with youth to improve their leadership skills? Does your research take you into the community? Have you done research on adult learning or continuing education? Share your work: submit a proposal! Who The Entire TC and CU Community Free …

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Academic Resource Guide 

Teachers College online resources can be a difficult to find because of the vast amount of material that is available. If you've ever tried looking for a specific topic within the TC online world, you know that it can be a confusing place. But there's no need to despair- A&H's Academic Resource guide can help! …

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Applications for Preceptorships in the Humanities and Social Sciences 

Dear Ph.D students, The Center for the Core Curriculum is now accepting applications for teaching in Core beginning in Fall 2011. See the applications for a Contemporary Civilization Preceptorship and a Literature Humanities Preceptorship. The deadline for submission of applications to the Center for the Core Curriculum (202 Hamilton Hall) is Friday, November …

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Marc Lamont Hill: Finding Possibilities at the Intersections  ☆

Reposted from English Education. Written by Karin Van Orman.

Last week I was fortunate enough to sit down for an interview with Marc Lamont Hill, Associate Professor of English Education at Teachers College.  In this 30-minute podcast, Dr. Hill discusses his journey to Teachers College, the people and places that shape his thinking, and his goals for public intellectual work.  He also takes a …

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Frankenstein: A Cautionary Tale for Parents and Teachers 

When I was little, my mom often bought me a small toy when we went to the grocery store. But I soon learned to associate going to the store with getting something I wanted, and during one tragic visit when I was about two years old, I fell in love with a plastic blow-up Easter …

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