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Social Inquiry Course Closes First Year Urging M.A. Students to Stick to Their Questions 

Professor Bill Gaudelli, center, with students from the Social Inquiry class. Photo by Margaret Ferrec.   On the eve of their final for the Social Studies and Education M.A. program, students gathered to listen to and give presentations for an intensive course that spanned the Fall and Spring semesters. The Social Inquiry course, which is …

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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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‘Groundbreaking’ Work by Dr. Sandra Schmidt Wins Early Career Award 

Dr. Sandra Schmidt It is with great pleasure that we commend Sandra Schmidt, Assistant Professor in the Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, in receiving the Early Career Award of the National Council for the Social Studies-College and University Faculty Assembly this past November. Dr. Schmidt researches the intersection of geography and civic education …

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A&H in the City Recap 

We at A&H had a wonderful time with at our first A&H in the City Event! We were so lucky to have engaged with such a thoughtful and caring community of alumni. We also couldn't keep the day to ourselves, so here for you to enjoy is the full Storify roundup! We were also lucky …

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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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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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TC Launches the New Teacher Network to Support Early Career Alumni for Teaching of English and Social Studies 

The New Teacher Network at TC, or NTN@TC, provides recent TC graduates with mentoring, practical resources and opportunities to collaborate with TC colleagues in the critical first three years of teaching. Hands-on workshops, online coaching, discussion forums, and access to resources are some of the many supports made available in this unique pilot program. NTN@TC …

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A&H Chair Gaudelli Calls For More Global Citizenship Education at UN Academic Meeting in Seoul 

William Gaudelli, Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, called for immediate action to broaden and strengthen global citizenship education in a panel discussion on May 20 in Seoul, South Korea. He was an invited panelist at the Second United Nations …

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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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History Education in Practice Series Opens with Roundtable on “Youth, Identity and the Power of History” 

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Center on History and Education (CHE) and the Program in Social Studies Education launched the History Education in Practice Series with a roundtable, “Youth, Identity and the Power of History: Insights Gained from the Out-of-School Space.”

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Faculty Profile: Christine Baron 

Experts in the fields of art and science education have conducted extensive research about using museums as places for teacher professional development, but what do history educators learn when they visit a history museum and how can they incorporate that information into the classroom? Dr. Christine Baron, the new Assistant Professor of Social Studies and …

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Karen Korematsu Visits TC: A Story of Perseverance, Possibility, and Praxis  ☆

Karen Korematsu, daughter of Japanese-American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, gave an intimate portrayal of an unassuming man who took a stand for justice. Korematsu told her father’s story on March 26 in a talk called “A Legacy of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Korematsu v. United States …

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Social Studies and Education’s Anand Marri Named Vice President and Head of Economic Education of Federal Reserve Bank of New York  ☆

“I didn’t apply for the job,” said Marri of his new position. “ called me back in March and asked me to serve on a search committee. I knew the two heads, and shared a lunch with a former student of mine, Adrian Franco, of the Economics and Education program and he basically told me …

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Social Studies Professor Bill Gaudelli Speaks at UN: Global Citizenship  ☆

This past Thursday, February 20, Associate Professor of Social Studies, William Gaudelli participated in a discussion called Global Citizenship and the Future of the United Nations at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The discussion was part of larger event that celebrated the launch of a book titled A Forum for Peace: Diasaku’s Ikeda’s …

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New Faculty: Christopher Babits  ☆

According to Assistant Professor of Social Studies, Sandra Schmidt, Christopher Babits, the new instructor and student teaching coordinator of the Social Studies program has a knack for seeing the big picture. "He really sees big ideas," said Schmidt, who hired Babits as a graduate assistant back in 2011. "His ability to see the big ideas …

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Chelsea Katzenberg Featured in Innovations for Learning 

Social Studies Alumna Chelsea Katzenberg (MA ’12) was featured in an article released today by Innovations for Learning entitled: A high school that aims to take struggling students beyond the basics. Read the article here:


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Kate.

Social Studies Alumna Chelsea Katzenberg (MA '12) was featured in an article released today by Innovations for Learning entitled "A high school that aims to take struggling students beyond the basics." "On the day I observed , she seemed to pour boundless energy into her class, never lecturing but always leading another activity: the Four …

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Graduate Spotlight: Michael Tillman, Teaching of Social Studies  ☆

Michael Tillman graduated with his Master’s degree in Teaching of Social Studies and “loved every last minute of it.”

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Culturally Responsive Teaching 

Ashley Taylor’s research has brought her into four Social Studies classrooms in newcomer schools across New York City. Through her interviews with teachers and observations of classes comprised of English Language Learners, Taylor has sought to investigate how Social Studies and citizenship education is conceptualized and implemented to culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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Fiscal Education in High School 

In this current climate of controversy involving our nation’s financial institutions and mounting national debt, Dr. Anand R. Marri has his sights set on teaching our young people about fiscal responsibility.

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Student Spotlight: Jay Shuttleworth  ☆

Jay is a Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate. He consults with new teachers in the South Bronx and recently began a two-year preceptorship in Columbia College’s Core Preceptor Program. Jay was a History major at the University of California Davis and received his Master’s degree from TC in the Teaching of Social Studies. He …

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