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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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CLASS: Teaching in the Netherlands 

A new summer course is being offered through the HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands! Teaching in the Netherlands: A Summer Course on Dutch Culture and Education, takes place May 13 – June 3, 2011. See the announcement PDF for more information.

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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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Insights on INSTEP, with Melinda Sloan 

According to TC, the Intensive Summer Teacher Education Program at Teachers College (INSTEP) provides in-service teachers the opportunity to conveniently gain their professional certification. It seems the students agree. Melinda Sloan, who teaches AP U.S. Government and World History in Virginia, heard about the program at the NCSS annual conference in 2008. She started the …

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What Do You Do With All Those Blackboards? Ellen Livingston Knows 

For the second year in a row, Ellen Livingston took a summer trip to Africa. For three weeks, the TC doctoral student and instructor traveled South Africa and Zimbabwe, specifically Matabeleland South. She explained that the trips operate as a fundraising opportunity for the U.S./Africa Children's’ Fellowship, with the hope that “some of the people …

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Seeing the Big Picture with Ashley Taylor  ☆

“How do we teach students what it means to see the big picture in curriculum design?” Third-year doctoral student Ashley Taylor grappled with that question this summer as she prepared to teach her first methods course during the Summer B term. “It’s a really fast class of 10 sessions” but the compression meant that she …

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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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