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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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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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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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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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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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Examining democratic education through an international lens: Chingfu Lan 

The fact that Chingfu Lan, a PhD student in the Social Studies program, hails from Taiwan gives him a unique perspective when it comes to civic education. After teaching civics in his home country for several years, Lan’s interest in democratic education was piqued. “The reason is that Taiwan is a young democratic country. In …

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On a mission: Xiaoying Qi seeks to serve students in rural China  ☆

Drawn by its international reputation, Xiaoying Qi came to Teachers College from China where, she says, many people consider TC to be one of the most famous and prestigious institutions of its kind. Tao Sing Ju, regarded as the teacher of President Mao Zedong, is one of China’s most famous educational thinkers and practitioners, and …

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Book Talk with Tatyana Kleyn 

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Aviv Cohen: One international student’s passion for Civics Education 

For Aviv Cohen, “Where are you from?” is a hard question to answer. Born to Israeli parents in the United States, he attended school in Connecticut through third grade before moving to Jerusalem where he grew up. Coming to Teachers College for graduate school, he felt more like an Israeli coming to the United States, …

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TC Professor to Lead Pedagogy Sessions at Yale University Council on Middle East Studies 

TC Adjunct Associate Professor Jean-Marc Oppenheim will be leading the pedagogy sessions at Yale University's Council on Middle East Studies this summer. The program is intended to familiarize educators with issues related to the Middle East and to encourage them to bring this information and enthusiasm back into their classrooms.

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Steven Berlin Johnson at TC April 29th 

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A conversation with Symposium co-chair, Professor Margaret Crocco 

A sneak peek at the upcoming Creativity & Imagination Symposium...

Professor Crocco, co-chair of the event, shares some thoughts on the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium: What’s the goal… and why now? The Symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about the ways in which creativity, imagination, and innovation function throughout the educational enterprise. Premised on the notion of "ubiquitous creativity" and linking …

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Steven Berlin Johnson Presentation at Creativity Symposium 

Steven Berlin Johnson to present as part of Creativity Symposium at Teachers College, April 28-29, 2011.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Ravi Ahmad.

Dear faculty, students and staff: The Department of Arts & Humanities is pleased to announce Steven Berlin Johnson’s presentation: Mapping the future-the impact of science, technology and media in modern life happening Friday, April 29th at 4pm at TC’s Cowin Center. The event is FREE and Open to the public and is part of the Creativity, Imagination and …

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A Colloquium on Deliberation and Reflective Conversation in Educational Settings 

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This is where WE need to be: Using Muslim youth oral histories to teach about diversity and tolerance 

This is where WE need to be: Using Muslim youth oral histories to teach about diversity and tolerance Friday, March 25 from 9 am to 4 pm Teachers College, Columbia University In 2007, a group of Muslim youth in New York City came together to learn how to produce written oral histories of fellow Muslim …

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Colloquium: Ms. Injeong Jo, “Fostering a spatially-literate generation: Explicit instruction on spatial thinking for preservice teachers” 

TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Tuesday, March 8, 2011 The Department of Arts and Humanities Program in Social Studies Education cordially invites you to a colloquium: Ms. Injeong Jo Doctoral Candidate in Geography Texas A&M University Fostering a spatially-literate generation: Explicit instruction on spatial thinking for preservice teachers” Location:  306 Russell Thursday, March 8, 2011 3:00 …

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Newark Poverty Reduction Conference 

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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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