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Prof. Steven Dubin talks “Global Contamination” at TEDxCaserta 

In early February, ARAD program coordinator and professor Dr. Steven Dubin was able to take a break from the cold and dreary New York weather to take part in a TEDx event held in Caserta, Italy.

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New AL/TESOL Lecturer Beth Clark-Gareca at Fall Brown Bag Luncheon 

Dr. Clark-Gareca is the newest lecturer to join the AL and TESOL program this fall. The presentation for this installment of the Brown Bag Lunch focused on Dr. Clark-Gareca’s dissertation entitled, “Sometimes an F+ is Good: Elementary English Language Learners and Classroom Content Tasks.”

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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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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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Profile of Maxine Greene, Professor Emerita  ☆

Maxine Greene passed away on  May 29 2014, a couple days after this article went up. As such, this was her final interview. We spoke to her a little over a week before she died at her home. During the interview, she was funny, witty, and engaging. She spoke about her career, her life as …

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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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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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Bilingual Students with Learning Disabilities: Expansive Learning Opportunities in Science 

When Dr. Patricia Martínez-Álvarez had told her friend’s Spanish- English bilingual son, Sebastian, who has a learning disability, “Hello” in Spanish, he responded, “How old are you?” She approached her friend to tell her that it might be considered socially inappropriate to ask the age of an adult. Her friend, however, explained that immediately after …

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Ernest Morrell- English Professor & IUME Director & … AERA Fellow!  ☆

Please take a second to read all about Arts & Humanities English Education Professor Ernest Morrell.

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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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GRAMMY foundation’s first Music Educator Award  ☆

Being a teacher can be a thankless job. Music teachers in particular have it rough, often finding their programs slashed in an era of budget cuts and high-stakes testing. In this hostile environment, the GRAMMY foundation has chosen to recognize music teachers with this year’s first-ever Music Educator Award. The foundation honored Kent Knappenberger with …

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Developing Characters: Private Lives in Tense Times  ☆

A visit to the local art gallery may serve as a break from your regular routine, or perhaps a gallery visit is your first stop each weekend. Regardless of your gallery viewing habits, would you be curious if a foreign curator arrived to announce an exhibition about your city during the height of apartheid? Dr. Steven Dubin …

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Iris Bildstein  ☆

This semester, the Art and Art Education Program of Teachers College warmly welcomes Dr. Iris Bildstein as a new member of their faculty. Having received both her Masters and Doctorate of Education from Teachers College, she continues her work in the classrooms of Macy Hall in hopes of shaping the careers of future art teachers. …

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Marsha Baxter  ☆

International. Intercultural. Interdisciplinary. It’s impossible to describe Dr. Marsha Baxter’s career without repeatedly invoking those three words. She has just become a full-time faculty member at Teachers College, but she does much more than just teach classes and write scholarly articles. Baxter is producer, director, and editor of a new documentary called “For the Love …

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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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EVENT: Pedagogy of Social Imagination in Language Learning/Teaching 

This Thursday, November 7, the Bilingual/Bicultural Education program, a part of the Department of Arts and Humanities will be hosting a symposium titled Pedagogy of Social Imagination in Language Learning and Teaching. The symposium, which will last from 10a.m-12p.m and take place in Grace Dodge 277, focuses on the "multidimensional treatment of language learning and …

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New Faculty Jennifer Lena  ☆

Dr. Jennifer Lena: Scholarly Muse At the start of the Fall semester, Teachers College proudly welcomed Dr. Jennifer Lena as Associate Professor of Arts Administration. After receiving both her Masters and Ph.D. of Sociology at Columbia University, Dr. Lena ventured beyond New York for myriad academic pursuits around the country. Currently an active researcher and …

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Farewell Letters to Lee Pogonowski  ☆

At an event called “Letters to Lee,” Milbank Chapel was packed with people who came to honor an educator they recognized as “a true mentor,” “profoundly in love with music,” and “one in a trillion.” After 30 years at Teachers College, Professor Lenore “Lee” Pogonowski is retiring. For over two hours, attendees sang, played instruments, …

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New Faculty Sharon Chang  ☆

To Sharon Chang, a new faculty member in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program at Teachers College, identity has always been a deep personal and academic interest to her. Born and raised in Taiwan, Chang has an interesting history when it comes to her acquisition of her Mandarin, which has significantly influenced her identity. “You have to …

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