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Beyond Belief  ☆

When TC’s Professor Margaret Crocco of the Social Studies program began working on a study guide for the 2007 award-winning documentary, Beyond Belief, she quickly realized her team would have to perform a balancing act in order to complete the project. The challenge: to present the material about a film set in Afghanistan in such …

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Creativity Brown Bag 

How does creativity factor into the teaching of TESOL and Applied Linguistics? What about Social Studies or Technology? Professor Lori Custodero sat down with faculty from all over the college for two brown bag lunch discussions, on March 3rd and March 31st, to talk about the role of creativity in education and research across multiple …

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Spotlight on Alumni: Nat Turner’s Our School at Blair Grocery  ☆

In 2008, after a six-year stint as a New York City high school teacher, TC Social Studies Education grad Nat Turner rolled into New Orleans’ Ninth Ward in a battered blue school bus, offering free tutoring services to the area’s children. A historically underserved population, these kids faced even greater peril in the wake of …

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“Let Freedom Swing” Wins Hugo Award  ☆

The 2011 Hugo Television Awards has granted the Silver Plaque Award to “Let Freedom Swing” (Educational Program – Child category).  The award will be given on April 14 at the Hugo Television Awards Night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago. “Let Freedom Swing” is an innovative project designed to help students understand the principles …

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Dr. Margaret Crocco appointed Dean of the College of Education at the University of Iowa 

It is with bittersweet feelings that the Arts and Humanities Department announce the departure of Professor Crocco from TC at the end of June. Professor Crocco will be moving on to become the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Iowa as of July 1, 201

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Educator Conference at Whitney Museum 

Educator Conference at Whitney Museum Saturday, April 2 8:30 am–12:30 pm Art, Social Studies, and English Language Arts teachers from middle and high schools are invited to register for our first Educator Conference. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, this half-day conference will focus on the role of …

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In the News: Alumni and Professor Tom Chandler  ☆

Tom Chandler, a graduate of TC’s Social Studies and Education Program and now an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College recently offered his thoughts on events unfolding in Japan. His reflections on emergency preparedness, nuclear power, rescue and response models, discrimination and public health put the disaster in a learning context for the U.S.  For …

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Facing History and Ourselves Presents Findings at TC 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Kate.

On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 Dr. Dennis Barr of Facing History and Ourselves presented the findings of Facing History’s National Professional Development and Evaluation Project at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. The President of Teachers College, Susan Fuhrman, attended the event and gave the opening remarks for the symposium. Kevin Feinberg of …

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Rosetta Stone on Campus! 

The Rosetta Stone is finally here! Brought to you by the Student Senate, the Rosetta Stone language learning software is now available for your use here at Teachers College. This award winning program uses a method that mirrors the way first languages are learned. Through this software, you will be able to study English, Spanish …

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Get Involved with New York City community youth: Join Generation Citizen! 

Generation Citizen is a new non-profit, working with New York City high school students to teach civics and grassroots advocacy.  As a college graduate student, you will have the opportunity to actually teach in the classroom during the day, helping area youth to take action on issues they care about! The program centers on promoting …

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TC-Created Curriculum Wins Award! 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Sandy.

Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy” has won the Cine Golden Eagle Award! From the website: Twice a year, CINE accepts submissions for consideration of the CINE Golden Eagle Award through the CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition. The competition, conducted by a unique multi-stage jury process, functions much like academic …

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Ellen Livingston Unites Jazz and Democracy  ☆

The Inception Ellen Livingston, Instructor for the Social Studies Education program, is the primary author of an exciting new curriculum recently released by the Arts and Humanities Department in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Documentary Group; Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy brings two cornerstones of American …

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New Social Studies Courses Announced 

Spring 2011 Courses in Social Studies These courses are open to Masters and Doctoral students across the college. A&HW 4000: Teaching Middle East History (2-3 credits) CRN: 52014 Dr. Jean-Marc Oppenheim Wednesdays, 7-8:40pm Course Description: The goal of this course is to teach Middle East history to teachers of social studies so that they …

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Casual Conversations featuring Dr. Anand Marri  ☆

The Office of Student Activities and Programs hosts Casual Conversations,a  luncheon series that allows the TC community to get to know TC faculty and staff in a very casual setting. This event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month, from 12-1pm in the Private Dining Room. This month on December 1st, Dr. Anand …

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History of Education Society Annual Meeting 

Calling Fellow Graduate Students in Education, History, & related fields: Please join us for the History of Education Society annual meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 4-7, 2010 Highlights Include: * A special presentation by Bernard Bailyn, one of our nation's eminent historians, about his contributions to the history of education * Excellent training and networking …

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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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Faculty in the Press: Margaret Crocco  ☆

Dr.Margaret Crocco, chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities and professor of Social Studies recently contributed to an article in the New York Times discussing the $100 million gift to the Newark schools from Mark Zuckerberg. In her piece, she recommended that the gift be focused on reforming the early education system as "the …

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Avoiding race: White teachers’ talk about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Sandy.

We are still learning from Hurricane Katrina and the resulting displacement of huge populations from the American Gulf Coast. One of the many topics still discussed is the role of inequality in the event and its aftermath. Many such discussions have focused on income disparities, or how certain populations were disproportionately impacted by the hurricane …

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New TC Collaboration Investigates Democracy Through Jazz 

Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy" explores the deep relations of jazz music and elements of democratic practices. The project, officially launched over the weekend, is a collaboration between Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Documentary Group, Teachers College, and The Rockefeller Foundation. The innovative presentation combines the traditional study of American democracy …

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