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Low-Residency/InStep Masters Program 

Earn a Master of Arts in Social Studies Education through two weeks of study over three consecutive summers. Sample* Two-Week Residency Schedule: (click image for larger view) Questions? Email Dr. Scott Wylie at ssw2126@tc.columbia.edu.  *subject to change

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Social Studies Students Examine Central Park 

Social Studies students gather for a day of exploration in the park, related to their course A&HW 4199, Social Inquiry: Central Park Getting to know one another through group discussion with Dr. Baron. Dr. Gaudelli works with students to practice creative problem solving. The Social Inquiry course is comprised of all the initial certification MA students in the …

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A&H in the City Alumni Event Series Opens November 7 at Museum of the City of New York 

The Department of Arts & Humanities hosts its first A&H in the City event on November 7th at from 1pm-4pm time at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York. The event is free and open to TC Alumni from the A&H department. Attendees will receive a highlights tour of the museum and then …


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The Department of Arts & Humanities hosts its first A&H in the City event on November 7th at from 1pm-4pm time at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York. The event is free and open to TC Alumni from the A&H department. Attendees will receive a highlights tour of the museum and then will …

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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 …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Noriko Kato.

For many people visiting New York City, walking or cycling across our grand bridges is on the top of their to-do list. Strolling along the quaint brownstone-lined neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights or taking in the sweeping views of lower Manhattan are added bonuses if visiting the Brooklyn Bridge. For those seeking a new view of the …

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Reading Buildings – Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis 

October 17 & 23 2015 Two Day Workshop Saturday, 10/17/15:  9am - 6pm Friday, 10/23/15:  5pm - 7pm   Registration Regular registration fee: $220 Student Rate: $165 Click here to register! Overview While many social studies and language arts teachers are familiar with using close reading strategies for historical thinking related …

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Behind the Scenes of Online Teaching and Global Education 

"Educators enroll in the GCC program for professional development, to acquire new skills, to build a network and learn from would-be colleagues. Engaging educators from all over the country and world is one obvious benefit of online courses. This level of engagement could not happen without technology."


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by myiesha.

by Myiesha Gordon I have to confess. The idea of taking an online course intimidates me a bit. So, when I try to imagine what it’s like to facilitate an online course -- to be at the mercy of technology with an invisible audience -- it invokes mild panic. The very nature of an online …

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A&H Chair Gaudelli Calls For More Global Citizenship Education at UN Academic Meeting in Seoul 

New York, NY — William Gaudelli, Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, called for immediate action to broaden and strengthen global citizenship education in a panel discussion on May 20 in Seoul, South Korea. He was an invited panelist at …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by ahofc.

William Gaudelli, A&H Chair & Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education, at TC's Center on History & Education roundtable in February. reposted from TC International News 5/20/2015 New York, NY -- William Gaudelli, Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University,

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TC’s Global Competence Certificate is the Subject of Huffington Post Global Education Blog 

"The Global Search for Education blog on the Huffington Post site devoted a story to the Global Competence Certificate program, TC's new online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for in-service educators jointly developed by Teachers College, World Savvy and Asia Society. Blogger Cathy M. Rubin did question-and-answer sessions with William Gaudelli, Associate Professor …

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Highlighting Our Alumni: Brian Lawless Embraces “the Unexpected” in China 

It’s 8:30am on a Friday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Teachers College alum, Brian Lawless is on winter vacation for the Chinese New Year and has graciously agreed to speak with me via Skype.


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by Myiesha Gordon Brian Lawless and the skyline of Shanghai. It’s 8:30am on a Friday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Teachers College alum, Brian Lawless is on winter vacation for the Chinese New Year and has graciously agreed to speak with me via Skype. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Lawless attended UCLA …

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Special Lecture for Students: Mind the Civic Empowerment Gap 

Calls to close the civic empowerment gap have traditionally focused on improving and expanding civic education for students in high poverty urban schools. While important, this recommendation implies that closing the gap is in and of itself a sufficient end and that the civic education of elites is unproblematic. In this talk, Swalwell explains an …

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Special Lecture for Students: Mediation on the Geography of Memory 

      On May 14, 2014, Joseph C. Daniels, Chief Executive of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, explained its purpose: “…. To make sure that our children’s children’s children know what this country went through on 9/11” (NYT, May 21, 2014, p. B3). Through the interplay between the memorial and museum, the …

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Teaching About the Wider World: TC launches a unique program to help U.S. teachers think globally 

"Supporting teachers to teach about the U.S. and the wider world A new Global Competence Certificate (GCC), program, designed and offered by Teachers College in conjunction with World Savvy and the Asia Society, is providing in-service teachers with the tools to help their students understand the United States in the context of the wider world." …

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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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“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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Special Lecture for Students: Karen Korematsu Visits TC: A Story of Perseverance, Possibility, and Praxis 

Karen Korematsu Visits TC: A Story of Perseverance, Possibility, and Praxis


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Karen Korematsu, daughter of Japanese-American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, gave an intimate portrayal of an unassuming man who took a stand for justice. Korematsu told her father’s story on March 26 in a talk called “A Legacy of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Korematsu v. United States …

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Social Studies Professor Bill Gaudelli Speaks at UN: Global Citizenship 

On 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 Proposals …


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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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Highlighting Our Alumni: Chelsea Katzenberg Featured in Innovations for Learning 

Social Studies Alumna Chelsea Katzenberg (MA '12) was featured in an article released today by Innovations for Learning entitled "A high school that aims to take struggling students beyond the basics." "On the day I observed , she seemed to pour boundless energy into her class, never lecturing but always leading another activity: the Four …

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PD Opportunity: Teaching New Immigrant Youth in the Social Studies Classroom 

School Type: Middle or High Schools Title: Teaching New Immigrant Youth in the Social Studies Classroom Event: November 6, 2012 and/or January 28, 2013 Contact: Ashley M. Taylor at amt2161@tc.columbia.edu Middle and high school social studies teachers are invited to participate in a workshop where scholars and practitioners will discuss theories and methods for teaching …

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Professor Gaudelli Publishes Op-Ed Article 

Dr. William Gaudelli’s op-ed article on Global Education was published today in Maplewood, New Jersey's local newspaper. Dr. Gaudelli serves on the South Orange Maplewood School District Board of Education. Dr. Gaudelli writes, "I have the good fortune of speaking about global education with educators, scholars and policymakers around the world as part of my …

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Professor Anand Marri’s Article on CNN’s Schools of Thought blog  ☆

Dr. Anand Marri's article on teaching the economy and getting students to "think beyond the numbers" was published today on CNN.com. Dr. Marri writes,  "As they listen to the fiercely partisan debates that have created gridlock in Washington, young citizens must surely wonder whether it is possible to recapture the vitality of the economy and …

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