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Spotlight on Alumna Tatyana Kleyn  ☆

Tatyana received her Ed.D. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. She earned her BA and MA at Ohio State University and was a primary school teacher in Honduras and in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Assistant Professor at The City College of New York, an associate at RISLUS (Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society) …

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Arts Administration Internship Program: Building on a Dynamic Reputation  ☆

The Arts Administration (ARAD) internship program has developed an outstanding reputation for providing talented interns to New York City cultural institutions. In turn, organizations offer ARAD students internship experiences that are both educational and beneficial for their future careers.

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A Learning Lab for Language Teachers: A Look at the Community English Program at Teachers College  ☆

Located in the basement of Horace Mann, the Community English Program (CEP) at TC is hard for anyone to find who’s not looking for it. But for the adults who come from the community to receive English language classes and work with the TESOL and Applied Linguistics majors who teach there, it’s a place they …

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Core Curriculum Preceptors: TC Students Share Their Story  ☆

Created in the immediate aftermath of World War I as a Peace Studies program, Columbia College’s Core Curriculum is the oldest of its kind in the country. Designed as a set of common courses required of all undergraduates, the Core’s hallmarks are communal learning (with all students encountering the same texts and issues concurrently) and …

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Racial Literacy Roundtable Session: Monday, November 14, 2011  ☆

Examining the Implications of Internal and External Labels With Iesha Jackson and Wanda Watson (Doctoral students, Curriculum & Teaching) Monday, November 14; 5:30-8:00pm; Horace Mann 140.

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Spotlight on Chris Babits: Social Studies and Education Ed.D. Student  ☆

Chris Babits is an Ed.D. candidate in Social Studies Education. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from Clark University, focusing on the history of the United States and Atlantic World. Chris was a boarding school teacher for three years, has done curatorial work for the Nantucket Historical Association and research for the …

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Contrasting Similarities: A Profile of A&H’s Student Teachers  ☆

The Arts & Humanities department currently has 190 student teachers in English, Art, Music, Social Studies and ESL classrooms throughout New York City. Their backgrounds, motivations, and post graduation plans are as diverse as the students they work with each day.

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INSTEP Art: Delving Deeper and Making Connections  ☆

This summer, students in the INSTEP Art program had the opportunity to participate in an inventive workshop with Maine-based artist Lissa Hunter. With numerous residencies, exhibitions, fellowships, and awards on her resume, Hunter brought a wealth of experience and creativity with her to the workshop. Her own work, which includes drawing, basket making, and a …

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Teaching the Teachers: A profile on Music Ed’s Student Teaching Supervisors  ☆

Students in their second year of the Music Education program have a lot on their plate, the least of which are their student teaching placements in both an elementary and secondary setting. However, help comes in the form of a team of instructors and supervisors whose goal it is to guide them through the process. …

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INSTEP Music: Delving Deeper and Making Connections  ☆

Jihae Shin, a doctoral student in Music Education, is in her second year as the INSTEP Music coordinator. A cello player, Ms. Shin has taught string music at public middle and high schools in the USA and Korea. She enjoys interacting with the INSTEP students in a unique capacity. Not only does she take on …

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INSTEP Social Studies: Delving Deeper and Making Connections 

Ashley Taylor, a doctoral student in Social Studies Education, is finishing her third year as that department’s INSTEP coordinator. This means that, because the program runs for three summer sessions, she will be moving on just as her first group of students graduates from the program.

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Two Recently Published Illustrations: Congratulations to Rebecca Solow, BBE Academic Secretary  ☆

Rebecca Solow, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Academic Secretary, has had a great start to the semester: two of her illustrations were featured in leading publications.

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Spotlight on Alumnus Arturo Acevedo: Bilingual/Bicultural Education as a Journey of Self-Discovery  ☆

Arturo Acevedo is a high school Spanish teacher at the Gotham Professional Arts Academy in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He did post-graduate work at the University of Maryland and has a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College (’08). Arturo hopes to begin his Ph.D. studies in September, 2012.

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Racial Literacy Roundtable with Dr. Chance Lewis  ☆

October 10 will kick-off the first session of this semester’s Racial Literacy Roundtables Series (RLRs), originally developed by Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz and English Education MA students Emily Carman (’10), Lauren Gengo (’10) and James Kang (’10) to supplement the English Education diversity class and provide another meaningful platform to talk about teaching in a diverse …

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New Faculty Profile: Sandra Schmidt  ☆

Sandra Schmidt joins the Social Studies faculty at TC from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Having earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and with a background in teaching secondary social studies in various places across the country, Dr. Schmidt has also worked as a teacher educator in Dedza, Malawi and has been …

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New Faculty Profile: Ansley Erickson  ☆

After teaching at Syracuse University for the past year, Dr. Ansley Erickson is returning to NYC, where she lived and worked for 11 years. It’s a move that feels like coming home. A Columbia graduate, she is pleased to be joining TC’s Arts & Humanities faculty. “I am excited about the tremendous intellectual resources available …

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New Faculty Profile: Carmen Martinez-Roldan  ☆

TC is pleased to welcome Dr. Carmen Martínez-Roldán to the Arts & Humanities faculty. Coming from the University of Texas at Austin, she will join the Bilingual/Bicultural Education program teaching such courses as Foundations of Bilingual Education, Biliteracy, and Latino Literature for Children and Adolescents. With a research agenda rooted in the literacy process of …

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Ernest Morrell  ☆

Dr. Ernest Morrell’s move from California to New York signals an exciting addition to both Teachers College and the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME). Both are pleased to welcome Dr. Morrell, who is taking on a faculty position in the English Education program, as well as the role of director of the IUME. …

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Bilingual/Bicultural Education Joins the Arts & Humanities Department 

Professor Maria E. Torres-Guzman, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program Coordinator, sees her field as evolving. And this evolution includes the very natural move of the program to the Arts & Humanities Department. “In the world, multilingualism is becoming more and more important. With the spread of English comes the need for preserving the languages of the world...it’s …

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Justine Dolorfino: Music, Technology and…Pharmaceuticals  ☆

Justine Dolorfino, an EdM student in Music and Music Education, is mixing music, technology and...pharmaceuticals. "I did my undergrad at Kalamazoo College, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It’s a tiny Liberal Arts school, and I went there mainly for their emphasis on study abroad. Around 86% of students go abroad for at least 3 months. I did …

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