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Students Organize LANSI 5th Annual Conference, Share Knowledge and New Opportunities 

  Each semester Teachers College is bursting with events both student and faculty-led. Some are movie screenings, others are lectures, and some are full-blown conferences with online streaming, attracting academics from around the world. Whether large or small, each of these events need to be publicized, hopefully catered and facilitated. This past November, the Applied …

Posted 15 months ago by

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TESOL and BBE Student Symposium Showcases Intellect and Friendship 

A schism sometimes forms when two related but different fields of study develop misconceptions about one another. The Bilingual/Bicultural Education program at Teachers College holds close the idea that speaking multiple languages is indeed a strength, while the Applied Linguistics/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program puts particular emphasis on how languages are …

Posted 17 months ago by

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Mark Oleszko Reflects on Writing and Performing with the Lincoln Center College Cabaret 

by Sandra Forlemu for Music & Music Education When and how did you start playing the piano? I started playing piano really young – when I was 4! My parents enrolled me in a group music class for toddlers, but at that point I wasn’t ready to take it seriously. I started taking actual private …

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Ed.M Student Spearheads Community Art Projects Around the World 

Max Levi Frieder, is an Ed.M student at Teachers College and founder of Artolution, who has harnessed his own skills along with his knowledge from the Art & Art Education program to expand art projects around the world that have the power to heal and transform communities. Mr. Frieder has worked on hundreds of art projects in numerous …

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Teachers College’s Evelyn Troester DeGraf and the Ghostlight Chorus Win Third Prize at International Chamber Choir Competition 

By Evelyn Troester DeGraf, Ed.M. GHOSTLIGHT Chorus, a New York based, mixed chamber choir directed by Evelyn Troester DeGraf,  recently won third prize in their first-ever competition at the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf in Marktoberdorf, Germany. The competition, which has been held in Marktoberdorf every two years since 1989, has hosted over 200 amateur …

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#HipHopMusicEd 

It's never too late to seek out inspiration. Click on the link below to hear some smooth and thought-provoking hip-hop tunes from Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul and others. Listen to the #HipHopMusicEd Playlist here, if you'd like. Happy listening!

Posted 21 months ago by

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Fostering Regional Ties: Applied Linguistics Student at the Second Asian Association for Language Assessment Conference in Bangkok 

By Rongchan Lin How do we evaluate language assessment using ‘fairness’ and ‘justice’? In his engaging address at the 2nd Annual Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA) Conference, Professor Antony Kunnan, President of AALA, prompted the audience to think about how language assessment should be fair to test takers, and how institutions …

Posted 21 months ago by

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Weekly Senatorial Update 

Hi members of the Arts and Humanities department! In the video below you'll find an update on TC Senate happenings, bills and quick announcements. I'd also urge you to watch the video in its entirety. We've included a few moments of outtakes that my team and I thought were hilarious. As always, I wish you a …

Posted 22 months ago by

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Social Studies Education Student, Duane Bailey-Castro, Rediscovers a True New York Wonder 

Duane Bailey-Castro, a Teachers College student and Social Studies teacher, grew up in the Bronx near the High Bridge, and was recently featured in a photography exhibition, along with two other photographers, Nathan Kensinger and Wes Tarca. The exhibition, High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River, opened in July to celebrate the community and the …

Posted 22 months ago by

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Music & Music Ed Doc Students Gather for PD on Writing for Journal Publications 

On a balmy summer evening after hours of classes, a small group of Music and Music Education doctoral cohort students gathered together to hear Dr. Mary Hafeli, Professor of Art and Art Education, in one of the Professional Development workshops hosted by Music Ed Lecturer Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn.

Posted 23 months ago by

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TESOL Certificate Program Students Complete Summer Intensive at TC 

We continue our series on the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate Program with three students in the Summer Intensive cohort, as they adjust to teaching in a real language school, our Community Language Program on the TC campus. Their stories add to the rigor and richness of the program.

Posted 24 months ago by

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Teaching Outside the Lines 

Teachers, today more than ever, are renegades, the champions of exploration and self-expression. In April, the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College coordinated a platform for today's classroom teachers called Conversations Across Cultures. Now in its third year, the symposium for emerging educators and seasoned professionals focused on the theme of Teaching Outside …

Posted 26 months ago by

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Convocation 2015: Philosophy & Ed MA Candidate Rachael Escobedo 

Watch A&H Student Speaker Rachael Escobedo's speech at the Masters I Convocation 2015.

Posted 27 months ago by

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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 …

Posted 27 months ago by

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Catching up with AL/TESOL Instructor Catherine Box 

Last year we profiled AL/TESOL doctoral student and instructor Catherine Box. We decided to catch up and see what’s new in her life. She provided us with warm, honest and delightful answers. And she gave a bit of advice to TC about climate control.

Posted 27 months ago by

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EdM Student Minhye Son Thwarts Language-based Discrimination in her Work 

When EdM student Minhye Son first came to the United States, she was still learning English. Far from her home and culture in Busan, South Korea, Mrs. Son encountered a disquieting occurrence endured by many English language learners. Her experience rippled through the rest of her academic and professional life.

Posted 28 months ago by

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Class of 2015: Jennifer Ammenti Explores Teacher Identity Through a Historical Lens 

Jennifer Ammenti, who will graduate this spring with an Ed.M. in History and Education, sought out Teachers College in part because of her desire to learn about education through a historical lens. As a former elementary school teacher and school librarian, Ammenti loved teaching history, but as she puts it, wishes she could go back …

Posted 28 months ago by

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Music Ed PD Workshop Reveals Key “Extra-Musical Skills” for Music Career 

“What does a successful music career look like in the 21st century?” This was the driving question behind Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson’s Professional Development Workshop for the Music and Music Education community, the first of a series of workshops meant to prepare students with more tools for success, starting with simply acknowledging the many challenges of …

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BBE’s MA Students Present Research Findings at Annual IPP 

The Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program welcomed it’s students back to Teachers College this spring for the annual Integrative Project Presentations held on February 16, 2015. The day-long procession of presentations consisted of 20 different Master’s candidates, each sectioned into five different categories.

Posted 28 months ago by

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Doctoral Student Adam Tramantano Launches New Digital Journal 

Adam Tramantano, a doctoral student in English Education, a part-time instructor in Arts and Humanities, and a full-time teacher at The Bronx High School of Science, and has recently launched an open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Improvisation in Professional Practice.

Posted 29 months ago by

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