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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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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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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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Building Background: Andrew Kempe’s journey to broaden horizons through Social Studies 

Andrew Kempe’s background in journalism and history has proven invaluable in his current role as a Social Studies student teacher at the Bronx High School of Science. Having worked in the Middle East and Latin America, this world traveler has a myriad of experiences and perspectives to share with his students. A student in the …

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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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Social Studies Conference 

An announcement has gone out for the Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference. The conference, held February 5, 2011, will provide workshops, poster sessions, and ready-made lesson plans for practicing teachers. For registration and proposal information, see the attached document.

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New York to Yosemite  ☆

Jay Shuttleworth has a knack for balancing work and leisure. This summer, the third-year doctoral student took over student teacher coordination for the program. He also returned to his home state of California for a break from the City. Although Jay had worked on student teacher placements for TC before, this was his first experience …

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