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Professor Ruth Vinz and “The Body Project”: SPI Summer Institute Session  ☆

On July 11-14, TC hosted the Student Press Initiative (SPI) Summer Institute, where 75+ educators of all disciplines gathered to learn about teaching writing, project-based curriculum, and the process of publishing student work. According to Christine Gentry, SPI Curriculum Consultant and Ph.D. Candidate in English Education, the event program had something of a “braided” focus, …

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Paige Conn and Mary Maddox, TC Alumnae and Dimon Fellows, Present “DIY SPI”  ☆

On July 11-14, TC hosted the Student Press Initiative (SPI) Summer Institute, where 75+ educators of all disciplines gathered to learn about teaching writing, project-based curriculum, and the process of publishing student work. The event program included a selection of presentations by in-service teachers who shared their own SPI experience, including clear direction and anecdotes …

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Dimon Fellow Cristina Romeo Presents First Elementary School Session at SPI Summer Institute  ☆

On July 11-14, TC hosted the Student Press Initiative (SPI) Summer Institute, where 75+ educators of all disciplines gathered to learn about teaching writing, project-based curriculum, and the process of publishing student work. A stand-out session was hosted by incoming English and Education Ph.D. student Cristina Romeo, who has taught second and third graders for …

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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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The Philosophy Outreach Program: One Year Later, Many Steps Ahead 

It has been a year since The Gazette last checked in with the Philosophy Outreach Program, a trailblazing project designed to engage high school students in philosophical discourse. Much has transpired in the past twelve months; Fueled by a second Squire Foundation grant, support from the Office of the Provost, the Department of Arts …

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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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Barterin’ for Learnin’: The Trade School at The Whitney Museum 

One of our people, Chris Moffett, is involved in a really interesting project about art, movement, community building and new forms of education. And he'll be at the Whitney on March 25th!


Reposted from Splitting Skulls. Written by Chris Moffett.

Our class on Relational Drawing is all full up for this, but I highly encourage people to attend one of the other classes. The Trade School is well worth experiencing. We've enjoyed working with them a great deal. And if you are interested in hearing when we'll be offering Relational Drawing again, just get on …

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Spotlight on Alumni: Erik Holmgren  ☆

Recently, the Gazette talked with Erik Holmgren, TC alum and Education Director of the Abreu Fellows Program about his career path, the power of music, and the visionary global movement that he is a part of.

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This is where WE need to be: Using Muslim youth oral histories to teach about diversity and tolerance 

This is where WE need to be: Using Muslim youth oral histories to teach about diversity and tolerance Friday, March 25 from 9 am to 4 pm Teachers College, Columbia University In 2007, a group of Muslim youth in New York City came together to learn how to produce written oral histories of fellow Muslim …

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Tutoring at Heritage School 

Graduate Student Employment Opportunity Tutoring at Heritage School The Office of School and Community Partnerships in collaboration with Heritage School is seeking graduate students to serve as tutors either during or after school to help struggling students in reading, math, science and social studies. The Heritage School is a public high school in East Harlem …

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Creativity, Imagination and Innovation Symposium 

The Department of Arts and Humanities endorses the intrinsic value of creativity and imagination in education. To that end, we invite you to attend the Creativity, Imagination and Innovation Symposium on April 28th and 29th. Thursday, April 28: 6 PM to 9 PM Reception in Macy Gallery Experiential Workshops in Creativity (Paint Images, Join a …

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Nicole Callahan: Destiny, Legacy and Literature 


Reposted from English Education. Written by Karin Van Orman.

Nicole Callahan is a high school English teacher living in Hermosa Beach, California. This fall, she returns to Columbia University as a Zankel Fellow and Doctoral student in the Teaching of English Department. You attended Columbia University as an undergrad. What is most exciting about returning to your alma mater and New York City? There …

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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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TECH FELLOWs appointments for SPRING 

Dear Student: Academic Computing Services is hiring for the position of TECH FELLOW. This position requires the tech fellow to work one on one with faculty to introduce TC APPS and help them with the new Moodle/Google teaching and learning platform. The Tech fellow will help faculty put course content online as well as give …

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CLASS: Teaching About Africa With Film and Service Learning 

Teaching About Africa With Film and Service Learning (Currently listed as Service Learning: The African Context) Instructor: Ellen Livingston A&HW 5050.003 (CRN 51863) Intended primarily for pre-service and in-service secondary teachers, this course will examine the broad themes of African history and a variety of current issues that demand attention in today’s classrooms.  The course …

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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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Finding More Questions: An Interview with Rachel Althof  ☆

I think people just do what they do and they try to do it well. The most important thing is to find the natural inclinations. That's what happened to me. It wasn't an argument that I made against being a professional artist, it was more that education was pulling me in. Now that I've come …

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

Get Involved with New York City community youth: Join Generation Citizen! Generation Citizen (www.GenerationCitizen.org) 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, …

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Third Annual Student Outreach Showcase 

The third annual Student Outreach Showcase was an opportunity for TC students to exhibit the work that they have done in New York schools and the surrounding community. Held on Thursday, May 6, 2010, this year's Student Outreach Showcase consisted of Teachers College students and affiliates from more than twenty organizations.

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Helping Students Explore the Big Questions of Life and Self: the Philosophy Outreach Program 

The Philosophy Outreach Program is an after-school project designed to engage high school students in philosophical discourse. A collaboration between the Philosophy and Education Program at TC and the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University, the Program involves eight neighboring high schools and forty high school students. The Outreach Program’s teachers visit the schools in …

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