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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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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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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 …

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INSTEP Social Studies: Delving Deeper and Making Connections 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Ashley Taylor, a doctoral student in Social Studies Education, is finishing her third year as that department’s INSTEP coordinator. This means that, because the program runs for three summer sessions, she will be moving on just as her first group of students graduates from the program. One of the most rewarding things about being the …

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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class 

The Program in Social Studies explores democratic education and the silver screen.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

A unique course offered in the Social Studies program this summer at Teachers College provided students with the opportunity to look at educationally themed films from a fresh angle. The class, called "Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic(?) Education on the Silver Screen," allowed participants to examine how these films can shape teachers’ ideas of …

Posted 72 months ago by

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