Mask Image 1

Join Pressible, a link to sign up for Pressible

Social Studies & Education

Contact | Feed RSS Icon

New Faculty: Christopher Babits

According to assistant professor of Social Studies, Sandra Schmidt, Christopher Babits, the new instructor and student teaching coordinator of the Social Studies program has a knack for seeing the big picture.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by allisonbldwn.

According to assistant professor of Social Studies, Sandra Schmidt, Christopher Babits, the new instructor and student teaching coordinator of the Social Studies program has a knack for seeing the big picture. "He really sees big ideas," said Schmidt, who hired Babits as a graduate assistant back in 2011. "His ability to see the big ideas …

Posted 9 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.

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 …

Posted 17 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.

Patrick Sprinkle Published on United Federation of Teachers

Social Studies Doctoral Student Patrick Sprinkle's article, Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom, was published on the United Federation of Teachers website on January 17, 2013. You can find full text of the article here.

Posted 18 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.

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 …

Posted 22 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.

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 …

Posted 26 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.

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 …

Posted 26 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.

Graduate Spotlight: Michael Tillman, Teaching of Social Studies


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Michael Tillman graduated with his Master’s degree in Teaching of Social Studies and “loved every last minute of it.” That’s not to say it didn’t take some adjustments early on. “When I began the program, I felt completely overwhelmed and in over my head.  I've never considered myself an intellectual, just a guy who likes …

Posted 26 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.

Spotlight on High School Teacher, Doctoral Student, and Cooperating Teacher Chris Holland

Chris Holland is finishing up his fifth year of teaching at Brooklyn Technical High School, where he currently teaches 9th grade Global History and Geography and 12th grade AP US Government and Politics. As if that weren’t enough, he has also just completed his second year as a doctoral student in the Social Studies program …

Posted 27 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

TC’s Understanding Fiscal Responsibility curriculum is launched

On May 2, 2012, Teachers College hosted the launch of a new high school curriculum on Understanding Fiscal Responsibility. The event created a platform for conversation among leading policy analysts, educators, and economists on how to engage students in the nation’s fiscal challenges. The curriculum, created by TC faculty and students, is designed to explore …

Posted 27 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

TC students and faculty attend AERA conference in Vancouver

On April 13-17, a group of TC Social Studies students and faculty joined other researchers and scholars from across the country at The American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. AERA is a national research society, striving to advance knowledge about education through scholarly inquiry in an effort to improve education and serve the public …

Posted 28 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Marino

Social Studies alum Michael Marino is building on the doctoral work he completed at TC in his new role as Assistant Professor of History at The College of New Jersey. A 2008 graduate of TC’s Social studies program, Marino’s dissertation examined how world history is taught in secondary schools. Now the coordinator for the History …

Posted 28 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

Academic Festival 2012

Social Studies Professor Anand Marri, Instructor Thomas Chandler, and Doctoral Student Ellen Livingston will be participating in the 2012 Academic Festival! Banking on our Future: Kids and Financial Literacy Moderated by Pola Rosen (EdD ’80), Publisher, Education Update; featuring Alice Wilder (EdD ’98), Educational Psychologist; Anand Marri, Associate Professor of Social Studies; and Ramon Gonzalez …

Posted 28 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.

Global Citizenship in Practice

On March 23, 2012, Professor William Gaudelli took part in the Global Citizenship in Practice conference at Lehigh University. In conjunction with United Nations Academic Impact, this event served as a crossroads between education, civil society, and business. Webcast around the world, talks centered around global citizenship as it relates to education, health, community service, …

Posted 29 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

Social Studies student is recipient of Dean’s Doctoral Research Fellowship

Social Studies doctoral student Ashley Taylor is the recipient of the Dean’s Doctoral Research Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. Taylor has been awarded the Fellowship for her dissertation work, titled Pedagogy for Latino/a Newcomer Students: A Study of Four Secondary Social Studies Teachers in New York City Urban Newcomer Schools. Taylor’s research has brought …

Posted 29 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

1 Comment(s):

Travel’s Impact on Teaching

Social Studies doctoral student Tim Patterson’s research aims to investigate the extent to which traveling influences how teachers view the content they are teaching. By studying a group of Social Studies educators as they learn about Chinese history and culture in China, Patterson hopes to discover how traveling constitutes a form of education in itself, …

Posted 29 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair: Implications for the U.S. – China Relationship

Social Studies doctoral student Amy Mungur is using the past to look toward the future. Her pilot study looks to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago as a framework to examine the relationship between the US and China. By examining how the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 shaped Chinese attitudes and involvement in the fair, …

Posted 30 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

Looking back: TC alum Ben Jacobs examines the history of Social Studies education

Social Studies program alum Ben Jacobs is still cultivating a passion for research that was born and bred at TC. “I think that, by studying the history of the Social Studies field, we gain the best and broadest sense of how some of the enduring ideas, research interests, and controversies that we cope with to …

Posted 30 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

INSTEP: Action research projects and voices of change

Students in their third year of the Social Studies INSTEP program recently gathered at TC in an intensive workshop focused on fine-tuning their Action Research Project. With two summer sessions down and one to go, students are in the final stages of the research project which will serve as the culminating product of their MA …

Posted 30 months ago by Liz Hoelzle

Post a comment.

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 …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

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 …

Posted 31 months ago by Kate

Post a comment.