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New Social Studies and Education Course Draws on Faculty, Inquiry and Central Park 

In the final class of the semester, a boisterous class of Social Studies students, clearly enjoying their fellow classmates and the course, were asked to give their carefully planned presentations. The course, “Social Inquiry: NYC’s Central Park”, posed the essential question, how does society deal with the rise of modernity? Students taking the course are …

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Embedded: Alyson Greenfield in the Creativity and Problem Solving Music Education Class 

As a newcomer to Teachers College, I did not know what to expect when walking into Professor Randall Allsup’s Creativity and Problem Solving in Music Education class.  When entering the light-filled room, I was greeted by a couple of grand pianos, an inviting, semi-circle of chairs, and an excited buzz among the students. …

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Behind the Scenes of Online Teaching and Global Education 

Online education appear to be transforming the expectations of educators and can offer a richness to teacher education programs. We talk to three doctoral students from the Social Studies Education program who have served as Teaching Assistants for courses in the Global Competence Certificate to learn about the possibilities.

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Art Practices: ‘Making’ in the Macy 55 Studio 

One of the best things about working in the Macy 55 studio was that I was able to continue my art practice along with my research. In my body of artwork, I’ve tried to bring attention to the details of everyday life to destabilize our surroundings and unfold layers of awareness. I would like to …

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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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Studio Learning and Non-Art Graduate Students: A worthwhile match? 

Olga Hubard, Assistant Professor of Art Education at Teachers College, is rethinking what it means to get a graduate education. Her current study, entitled Studio learning and non-art graduate students: A worthwhile match? investigates the benefits of studio art courses for students who are not in an art related field of study.

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Spotlight on English and Education Ph.D. Student Eve Eure  ☆

Eve is a Teaching Assistant for the College Teaching of English course and a first year Ph.D. student. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College where she was a Portuguese and Brazilian Studies major and has degrees from the University of Chicago in Latin American Studies and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Fiction.

Posted 63 months ago by

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Breaking Barriers: English Education Diversity Class Welcomes The Steinhardt School of Education  ☆

English Education’s Diversity class, taught by Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, recently welcomed special guests: 26 New York University Steinhardt School of Education undergraduates, along with their two professors, Dr. Suzanne Carothers (Director of the Undergraduate Childhood Program in Teaching & Learning at Steinhardt) and Ms. Susan Browne, (lead teacher at NYC's Children's Workshop school).

Posted 63 months ago by

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Student Spotlight: Jay Shuttleworth  ☆

Jay is a Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate. He consults with new teachers in the South Bronx and recently began a two-year preceptorship in Columbia College’s Core Preceptor Program. Jay was a History major at the University of California Davis and received his Master’s degree from TC in the Teaching of Social Studies. He …

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Social Studies and Education “Race and Membership” Weekend Workshop With Facing History and Ourselves  ☆

Social Studies and Education recently hosted a two-day course, “Race and Membership,” facilitated by the international educational organization Facing History and Ourselves. “The partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and TC is an important one as it represents a joint activity with a group whose values resonate with ours: upholding social justice and addressing historical …

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Answering the Call for Chinese Educators 

TC’s Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages offers a cutting edge education in the pedagogy behind teaching Chinese to individuals seeking top-notch training by a world-class team of experts. Co-sponsored by the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs at TC, as well as the Chinese Language and Asia for Educators programs at …

Posted 65 months ago by

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“The Teacher and the World: A Study of Cosmopolitanism as Education” Philosophy and Education Professor David Hansen’s Book Debuts  ☆

A chance for students to experience a variety of perspectives that will help them examine philosophical questions and concepts, the Colloquium in Philosophy and Education meets about seven times each semester and welcomes notable scholars in the field from around the world to share their own point of view. November 17th’s session was a particularly …

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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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Spotlight on Student Givanni Ildefonso: Teaching Philosophy Plus the Core Canon  ☆

Givanni is a Philosophy and Education Ph.D. candidate and recently began a two-year preceptorship in Columbia College’s Core Preceptor Program. A native of Puerto Rico, she has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s in Philosophy from Columbia University. Givanni was a seventh, eight and ninth grade classroom …

Posted 66 months ago by

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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 …

Posted 66 months ago by

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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 …

Posted 67 months ago by

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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.

Posted 67 months ago by

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Spotlight on TC Student Cristina Cammarano: Teaching Philosophy Plus the Core Canon  ☆

Cristina Cammarano is a Philosophy and Education Ph.D. candidate and recently completed a two-year preceptorship in Columbia College’s Core Preceptor program. She is currently a full-time instructor in TC's Philosophy and Education program.

Posted 67 months ago by

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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class  ☆

A unique course offered in the Social Studies program this summer at Teachers College provided students with the opportunity to look at educationally themed films from a fresh angle. The class, called "Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic(?) Education on the Silver Screen," allowed participants to examine how these films can shape teachers’ ideas of …

Posted 67 months ago by

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Art & Art Education Curriculum Design Course: Connecting the Practice to Theory  ☆

Taught by Dr. Razia Sadik, TC alumna and Macy Gallery Director, the Art & Art Education Curriculum Design course was enhanced in Spring 2011 in two critical ways: The first advancement was the addition of a studio component which took the form of a co-requisite studio course. As Professor Sadik explains, “We are doing practice-based …

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