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Two Interactive Workshops with Jaimie Cloud 

The Education & Sustainability Portal Initiative at Teachers College Presents: Two Interactive Workshops with Jaimie Cloud, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education The Essentials of Sustainability Education Workshop Friday, February 18, 2011 9:00am - 4:30pm Sustainability Education Curriculum Development Workshop Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:00am - 12:00pm Where: 449 Grace Dodge Hall 525 West 120th …

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Battle of the Books! 

Battle of the Books is a weekly after school reading incentive program for 4th and 5th grade students. BOB works to promote self-confidence in reading ability, while also building teamwork and forming strong mentorship roles between the college student coaches and the student team members. Through competitions and practice sessions, students come away with new …

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National Humanities Center Offers Free Resources for Educators 

The National Humanities Center’s Education Programs OVERVIEW: The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institution for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. The Center focuses on the enduring value of ancient and modern history, language and literature, ethical and moral reflection, artistic and cultural traditions, and critical thought in every …

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Innovations in Civic Education: Findings from a Groundbreaking Evaluation of Facing History and Ourselves 

Innovations in Civic Education: Findings from a Groundbreaking Evaluation of Facing History and Ourselves Please join Facing History and Ourselves and Teachers College, Columbia University for a presentation and discussion of a unique research report on teacher efficacy and student learning in civic, moral, and history education. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, …

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Middle States Conference 

YOU ARE INVITED! Middle States Council for the Social Studies Delaware * District of Columbia * Maryland * New Jersey * New York * Pennsylvania 108th Middle States Regional Conference on the Social Studies: Social Studies Leads the Way for 21st Century Learning TENTATIVE ~ S C H E D U L E of E …

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Colloquium: Global & Multicultural Realities: Assessing Opportunities for Transforming Education in the 21st Century 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 The Department of Arts and Humanities Program in Social Studies Education cordially invites you to a colloquium: Dr. Antonio Castro, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Social Studies and Teacher Education The University of Missouri-Columbia Global & Multicultural Realities: Assessing Opportunities for Transforming Education in the 21st Century Location:  306 Russell Hall Tuesday, February …

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Do Dates Matter? Chronological Reasoning and Critical Thinking 

The National Humanities Center and the National Council for History Education are pleased to present an online professional development seminar in World History: Do Dates Matter?  Chronological Reasoning and Critical Thinking Seminar Leader: Deborah Smith Johnston, Ph.D. Lakeside School History Department Head Lakeside School, Seattle, WA Wednesday, April 6, 2011  |  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST …

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Teaching About Africa With Film and Service Learning 

Teaching About Africa With Film and Service Learning  A&HW 5050.003 (CRN 51863) Thursday, 5:10-6:50pm Instructor: Ellen Livingston Intended primarily for pre-service and in-service secondary teachers, this course will examine the broad themes of African history and a variety of current issues that demand attention in today’s classrooms. The course will draw heavily on film …

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American History Summer Seminars for Teachers–Applications due Feb. 1 

Reminder: Deadline Approaching American History Summer Seminars for Teachers--Applications due Feb. 1 K-12 history, social studies and English teachers are invited to apply to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2011 Summer Seminars. Taught by renowned historians on college campuses in the US and the UK, these one-week seminars give educators the opportunity to …

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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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Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines Conference 2011 

The Call for Proposals for Creativity, Play, and the Imagination across Disciplines Conference held at Teachers College, Columbia University from May 26 to May 28, 2011 is now open. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together educators, artists, scholars, and game-makers from all disciplines to reflect on and experience creativity as a central site for …

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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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Deadline Extended: Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference 

Dear students, alumni, and friends: The Society for the History of Children and Youth will meet at Teachers College, Columbia University between June 23 and June 25, 2011. The call for papers’ deadline has been extended to December 13th, 2010. Consider submitting a paper to this conference, and put it into your calendar. It is …

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A&HT 5000: Advanced Topics in TESOL: Second Language Literacy. 

Professor Michael Kieffer of the TESOL program will be holding 8 slots open for social studies students for his course: A&HT 5000: Advanced Topics in TESOL: Second Language Literacy If you have room in your out-of-program/professional development course section, consider taking this. Professor Kieffer is a nationally known expert in this field, one who is …

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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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Stuck in the Middle: How and Why Middle Schools Harm Children 

Stuck in the Middle: How and Why Middle Schools Harm Children Topic: Stuck in the Middle: How and Why Middle Schools Harm Children Speaker: Jonah Rockoff QMSS Workshops are open to QMSS students and the greater Columbia community. For information on some of Prof. Rockoff's recent research, see here: Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

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CLASS: Topics in East Asia 20th Century 

A&HW 5050.6: Topics in East Asia 20th Century CRN: 51981 Dr. Roberta Martin March 31-May 10 (6 sessions) Course description: The May 4th Movement in China, the rise of the Communist Party, nationalism and militarism in Japan, WW II, the atomic bomb, the Occupation of Japan, the division of Korea and Vietnam and the wars …

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CLASS: Topics in East Asia 1750-1919 

A&HW 5050.5: Topics in East Asia 1750-1919 CRN: 51982 Dr. Roberta Martin February 17-March 30 (6 sessions) Course description: This course explores the new economic perspectives on China and the West, discusses the Meiji Restoration in Japan, the import of the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars, Korea and its experience with Western and Japanese colonialism, and …

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CLASS: Topics in East Asia 1450-1750 

A&HW 5050.2: Topics in East Asia 1450-1750 CRN: 51862 Dr. Roberta Martin January 6-February 16 (6 sessions) Course description: The Ming Voyages, Tokugawa Japan and the rise of an urban society, the Manchus and the Qing dynasty, Choson Korea, and East Asia in early modern times are the topics of this course. Primary source reading …

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CLASS: East Asia – Geographic Perspectives 

A&HW 4037: East Asia: Geographic Perspectives CRN: 50918 Dr. Richard Knapp Online Course January 19-March 30 Course Description: An overview of central themes in the modern history, geography, and culture of China, Japan, and Korea. Offered as online course. This course is open to Masters and Doctoral students across the College.

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