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CPP Cafe: What Keeps Us Locked In? 

Don't miss the next installment of the Civic Participation Project at Teachers College, "CPP Cafe: What Keeps Us Locked In?" on Wednesday, February 18, 11:30-1p at 109 Zankel. Topics will include racism, classism, ableism, sexism, heterosexism, and more.

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TESOL/AL Roundtable’s Fall 2014 Research Forum, a Relaxed and Lively Event  ☆

This November marked the first research forum of the year for the student-led TESOL and AL Roundtable group. Roundtable Co-chairs, Mariana Cruz and Stacy Hall, organized the function during the fall semester. “It’s a good chance for peers to present research in a relaxed setting,” Ms. Cruz said. She explained that it not only supports …

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2015 APPLE Lecture 

The Applied Linguistics (AL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program hosts their annual APPLE Lecture on Friday, February 6. This year’s speaker is Professor James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies and Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University. Professor Gee’s evening lecture is titled, “Language, the …

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Macy Gallery’s Gunduz and Turow Exhibit, through February 13 

Macy Gallery’s first exhibit of 2015 is "Gunduz & Turow: Years In The Making." The clay works of the artists, Erol Gunduz and Gabe Turow, are a response to their respective experiences in 3D design and music composition, and form a visual record of their thought processes during their final years of doctoral study. The …

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Happy Holidays 

Tucked away on the fourth floor of Macy Hall, faculty, staff and students of the Department of Arts and Humanities gathered to celebrate their annual holiday party. The modern installations of Macy Art Gallery mingled with buckets of colorful candy canes lining red and white draped tables. This month’s exhibition featured selected Teachers College student …

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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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The Case for Expansive Learning with Bilingual Education 

“Hao Hao, what did you create?” “He didn’t create a landscape. He made a hand,” a friend says. “That is the giant’s hand,” says Hao Hao. “Why did you think of a giant’s hand as the landscape?” “It’s Buddha’s magic palm,” Hao Hao says as he gestures to the teacher candidate. “What’s Buddha’s magic palm?” …

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Racial Literacy Roundtable: Educating Greatness 

It’s no secret that schools today are populated by students who carry their own unique stories and struggles to the classroom. What we may lack, however, is the space to talk about it. Six years ago, Assistant Professor of English Education Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D., and her Masters students realized they were not satisfied with …

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The Educational Philosophy of Minoru Murai 

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the educational philosophy of the Japanese contemporary thinker, Minoru Murai. His theories are well known in Japanese philosophical circles. However, his educational philosophy has never been translated, likely due to profound cultural differences. This lecture attempts to explain the fundamental question that his philosophy asks of education, …

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Rita Gold Center Exhibition: ‘Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things’  ☆

The second Macy Gallery exhibition of the Spring 2014 semester, “Art Studio Feast: Broken Things Can Be Beautiful Things” was on display from February 24th - March 21st. Along gallery walls and atop low pedestals were displayed works created by students in the Rita Gold Early Childhood Center (RGC): different materials, recycled objects, and fragments …

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Doctoral Student Profile : Brian Bulfer 

As a current Doctoral student in the Arts & Art Education program, Brian Bulfer constantly strives to accommodate the plethora of artistic paths and opportunities that have presented themselves since his enrollment at Teachers College. Last Fall, his silkscreen submission to the Myers Art Prize Competition on the theme of equilibrium titled “Sacred Exchange” was …

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BBE & TESOL/AL Symposium: Foreign Language Learning from Different Perspectives 

Towards the end of Spring Term 2014, the Bilingual Bicultural Education (BBE) program and the TESOL/Applied Linguistics (TESOL/AL) program held their first joint symposium at which M.A. and Ed.M. students from both programs presented their work to the audience. While the TESOL/AL program has always been nested in the Department of Arts and Humanities, the …

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TESOL & Applied Linguistics: Adolescent Literacies in Three Urban Contexts 

On Friday, April 11, the Applied Linguistics/TESOL Program held its 14th APPLE Lecture Series that consisted of two lectures by Professor Alister Cumming from University of Toronto. In the first lecture titled “Assessing Multiple Dimensions of Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context,” Cumming presented a year-long case study on 21 adolescents from culturally diverse backgrounds …

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Jam Session: A Night of Community Music Making 

On the evening of Tuesday, April 22nd, the fourth floor of Horace Mann was alive with the hit songs of the Beatles. Hosted by the Musical Communities Project in conjunction with the Music & Music Education department, Dr. Lori Custodero planned the first jam session of the semester and extended an open invitation to all …

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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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Teachers College hosts first annual Trayvon Effect Conference  ☆

Earlier this semester Teachers College hosted the first annual Trayvon Effect Conference. On the weekend of February 28th-March 1st students, community members and activists gathered in the Cowin Center and various TC classrooms to discuss the effects of both Trayvon Martin’s death and the verdict rendered in court. The conference, spearheaded by Teachers College doctoral …

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A&H’s Art Education to Present at Teachers College 2014 Academic Festival  ☆

Is it possible to transform communities through both viewing and experiencing art as a part of our everyday life? Could experiential art be the key to teaching people the value of finding relatable experiences that could build and strengthen communities consisting of diverse backgrounds and experiences? Could such public art encompass the ways in which …

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EdTPA Conference a Success, Department of Arts & Humanities Well Represented (VIDEO LINK)  ☆

By Tim Ignaffo On March 8, nearly 150 people attended a National edTPA Conference at Barnard College, a joint event co-sponsored by TC Departments Arts & Humanities, Curriculum & Teaching, and the Barnard Education Program. The conference was organized by students at Teachers College with the generous support of Department Chairs Marjorie Siegel and Ruth …

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Racial Literacy Roundtable: Radical Listening with Youth  ☆

What does it mean to truly listen to students? How can we create spaces where students feel listened to? How can listening lead to culturally responsive pedagogy? These questions and more were discussed by participants in the February 27th Racial Literacy Roundtable at Teachers College. Teacher educator and literacy coach Noah Asher Golden led the …

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Breathing Pictures: Exhibition at Gallery 1401 

In Gallery 1401 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Art & Art Education instructor and doctoral candidate Sean Justice is presenting his latest photography exhibition, Breathing Pictures. Located on Broad Street, Philadelphia, his pictures - each one a composite montage of several photographs taken from one vantage point - will be on display …

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