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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Visual Sources: Using Library of Congress Archives in the Classroom 

This summer, Teachers College will host 25 in-service secondary social studies teachers from the greater New York City area in a week-long workshop on incorporating Library of Congress Archives into the classroom. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, this professional development opportunity will offer standards-aligned content …

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Addressing Korean immigrant students’ experience in the Social Studies classroom 

The Social Studies program at Teachers College is pleased to announce the publication of Yoonjung Choi’s article “Marginalized students' uneasy learning: Korean immigrant students’ experiences of learning social studies” in the current issue of Social Studies Research and Practice. A Ph. D. candidate in Social Studies Education, Choi is excited to share her research, centered …

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Social Studies Doctoral Students Present at the NCSS Annual Conference 

On December 2-4, 2011, Social Studies educators from across the country convened in Washington DC at the 91st National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. The gathering offered a plethora of learning opportunities for participants around the theme of Dimensions of Diversity. The three-day event was kicked off with a series of pre-conference clinics …

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From Black Hawk Helicopters to a Middle School classroom 

Teachers College alum John McNally is bringing a world of experience to his middle school students. A 2009 graduate from the Social Studies program, McNally now teaches 6th and 7th grade history at Horace Mann Middle School in Riverdale. Recently featured along with his wife and father-in-law in Time magazine’s story “The New Greatest Generation,” …

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Doctoral student Sandy Pope published in Social Education 

Last month's Social Education features an article by the Social Studies program's own Alexander "Sandy" Pope. Authored with colleagues Laurel Stolte and Alison K. Cohen,  "Closing the Civic Engagement Gap: The Potential of Action Civics" looks at action-oriented projects that address local issues as a means to motivate students academically and encourage them to be …

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Charise Richards: On the road to unconventional teaching  ☆

Brooklyn native Charise Richards has her sights set on using the world as her classroom. Leaving her college’s Atlanta campus for over a year to study abroad in the Dominican Republic and Argentina was an experience she says changed her as a person. Now at TC in the Social Studies Education program, Richards looks forward …

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Aviv Cohen: One international student’s passion for Civics Education 

For Aviv Cohen, “Where are you from?” is a hard question to answer. Born to Israeli parents in the United States, he attended school in Connecticut through third grade before moving to Jerusalem where he grew up. Coming to Teachers College for graduate school, he felt more like an Israeli coming to the United States, …

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First Annual Civics Day New York 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

May 11, 2011. The first annual Civics Day New York was held at Teachers College.  The event was hosted by Generation Citizen, facilitated by Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate Sandy Pope and sponsored by the student organization Kappa Delta Pi. Generation Citizen’s mission is to expand democratic participation among youth populations that have been …

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National Humanities Center Offers Free Resources for Educators 

The National Humanities Center’s Education Programs OVERVIEW: The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institution for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. The Center focuses on the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every …

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TC-Created Curriculum Wins Award!  ☆

Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy” has won the Cine Golden Eagle Award! From the website: Twice a year, CINE accepts submissions for consideration of the CINE Golden Eagle Award through the CINE Golden Eagle Film & Video Competition. The competition, conducted by a unique multi-stage jury process, functions much like academic …

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Summer Project Citizen Opportunity  ☆

The 2011 Project Citizen Summer Institute application is now available online at  These institutes serve as a wonderful introduction to—and immersion in—the Project Citizen program, offering an opportunity to learn implementation strategies and deepen public policy knowledge. Participants chosen to attend will receive, at no cost, round-trip airfare or equivalent mileage reimbursement, lodging, meals, and …

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Call for Proposals! 

The International Society for the Social Studies Annual Conference February 24-25, 2011 Orlando, FL The 2011 Annual Conference seeks to appeal to all professionals involved in social studies education. College & university faculty, K-12 teachers & administrators, curriculum designers & specialists, social studies supervisors, undergraduate & graduate students, and people in the various disciplines that …

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Avoiding race: White teachers’ talk about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath  ☆

We are still learning from Hurricane Katrina and the resulting displacement of huge populations from the American Gulf Coast. One of the many topics still discussed is the role of inequality in the event and its aftermath. Many such discussions have focused on income disparities, or how certain populations were disproportionately impacted by the hurricane …

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New TC Collaboration Investigates Democracy Through Jazz 

An amazing collaboration from Dr Margaret Crocco and Ellen Livingston.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Sandy.

Let Freedom Swing: Conversations on Jazz and Democracy" explores the deep relations of jazz music and elements of democratic practices. The project, officially launched over the weekend, is a collaboration between Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Documentary Group, Teachers College, and The Rockefeller Foundation. The innovative presentation combines the traditional study of American democracy …

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