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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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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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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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From Black Hawk Helicopters to a Middle School classroom 

Teachers College alum John McNally is bringing a world of experience to his middle school students. A 2009 graduate from the Social Studies program, McNally now teaches 6th and 7th grade history at Horace Mann Middle School in Riverdale. Recently featured along with his wife and father-in-law in Time magazine’s story “The New Greatest Generation,” …

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Anand Marri and Scott Wylie published in Social Education 

An article by TC Social Studies Associate Professor Anand Marri and doctoral candidate Scott Wylie can be seen in last month's Social Education. Former TC Social Studies program coordinator and current dean of the University of Iowa College of Education Margaret Crocco serves as lead author on their article "Income Inequality and U.S. Tax Policy." …

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Sandra Schmidt published in Social Education 

The Social Studies program is pleased to announce that its newest faculty member, Sandra Schmidt,  has been published in last month's Social Education. Her article, "Who Lives on the Other Side of That Boundary: A Model of Geographic Thinking," considers the idea that questioning the logic behind how we divide continents could be one way …

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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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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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New Faculty Profile: Sandra Schmidt  ☆

Welcoming the Social Studies Program's new professor, Dr. Sandra Schmidt!


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Sandra Schmidt joins the Social Studies faculty at TC from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Having earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and with a background in teaching secondary social studies in various places across the country, Dr. Schmidt has also worked as a teacher educator in Dedza, Malawi and has been …

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International Insights: An Interview With Yoonjung Choi 

Yoonjung Choi earned her B.A. and M.A. in Social Studies Education from Ewha Woman’s University, Korea, and is currently a 5th year doctoral student in Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include social studies curriculum, culturally relevant pedagogies, teaching immigrants and English language learners, and teacher education. She is …

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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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Social Studies Alum Named NY Education Commissioner 

Dr. John B. King, Jr., was named Commissioner of the New York Board of Regents. For more information, check out the New York times announcement:

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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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Margaret Crocco to Lead University of Iowa College of Education as New Dean  ☆

Margaret Crocco, professor and chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, has been named the 15th dean of the University of Iowa College of Education, UI Interim Executive Vice President and Provost P. Barry Butler announced today. Crocco’s appointment will begin July 1 pending approval by the Board of Regents, State …

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Casual Conversations with Anand Marri 

The Office of Student Activities and Programs hosts Casual Conversations, our luncheon series that allows the TC community to get to know TC faculty and staff in a very casual setting. This event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month, from 12-1p in the Private Dining Room. Next month, on December 1st, Dr. …

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Social Studies Radio Interviews 

Last week, Dr. Margaret Crocco and instructor Ellen Livingston were interviewed on the "Everything is Broken" radio show. The show describes itself as talk, new, and interviews on WUSB 90.1FM, Long Island's largest non-commercial, free-form radio station. The interview with Dr. Crocco focused on her work with the Let Freedom Swing curriculum project. Ellen's …

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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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