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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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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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Facing History and Ourselves Presents Findings at TC 

On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 Dr. Dennis Barr of Facing History and Ourselves presented the findings of Facing History’s National Professional Development and Evaluation Project at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. The President of Teachers College, Susan Fuhrman, attended the event and gave the opening remarks for the symposium. Kevin Feinberg of …

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Battle of the Books! 

Battle of the Books is a weekly after school reading incentive program for 4th and 5th grade students. BOB works to promote self-confidence in reading ability, while also building teamwork and forming strong mentorship roles between the college student coaches and the student team members. Through competitions and practice sessions, students come away with new …

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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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Content Area Literacy Conference 2010 Proceedings  ☆

How can social studies and science teachers help address student deficiencies in content literacy? Low disciplinary literacy brings a host of academic, social, and economic burdens. The Content Area Literacy Conference 2010, held this summer at Teachers College, brought together a host of educators and academics to discuss this problem and suggest possible resolutions. Now …

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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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3D Movies Screened at Museum of City of New York 

New Work is a collection of two award-winning 3D film shorts from Marylou Tibaldo-Bongiorno and Jerome Bongiorno, two good friends of the Program in Social Studies. On December 8, 2010, the filmmakers will screen their work at the Museum of the City of New York. The presentation will also feature the 1921 film Manhatta, as well as …

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Social Studies Radio Interviews 

Last week, Dr. Margaret Crocco and instructor Ellen Livingston were interviewed on the "Everything is Broken" radio show. The show describes itself as talk, new, and interviews on WUSB 90.1FM, Long Island's largest non-commercial, free-form radio station. The interview with Dr. Crocco focused on her work with the Let Freedom Swing curriculum project. Ellen's …

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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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