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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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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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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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, …

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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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Teaching Current Events in the Social Studies Classroom 

The Portland Eastern Herald recorded on June 8, 1795 that "Much has been said and written on the utility of newspapers; but one principal advantage which might be derived from these publications has been neglected; we mean that of reading them in schools." Although newspapers (in their printed form) are slowly but surely losing their footing …

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Addressing the December holidays in public school classrooms 

For many, December brings with it a myriad of emotions. The weather is changing, the semester is ending, and holidays are coming. Along with exams to take or grade, there are cards to write and gifts to buy. Many feel excited, stressed, or anxious as one year ends and another is set to begin. For …

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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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Bringing a World of Experience Into the Classroom: The Peace Corps Fellows 

Teachers College offers a unique opportunity for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are committed to teaching in New York City's public schools. The Peace Corps Fellows Program at TC provides a number of benefits, including a sizable scholarship, to RPCVs who work toward their degree while teaching full time, which is no small task. …

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