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Alumni Spotlight: A Professor Looks Back on His Journey in Civics Education 

When we first met with Aviv Cohen in 2011, we discussed his passion for Civics Education as an international doctoral student in the Program in Social Studies. Now, five years later, he is joining the faculty of the Seymour Fox School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continuing his research in civic …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Noriko Kato.

  When we first met with Aviv Cohen in 2011, we discussed his passion for Civics Education as an international doctoral student in the Program in Social Studies. Now, five years later, he is joining the faculty of the Seymour Fox School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continuing his …

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A&H in the City Alumni Event Series Opens November 7 at Museum of the City of New York 

The Department of Arts & Humanities hosts its first A&H in the City event on November 7th at from 1pm-4pm time at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York. The event is free and open to TC Alumni from the A&H department. Attendees will receive a highlights tour of the museum and then …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by ahofc.

The Department of Arts & Humanities hosts its first A&H in the City event on November 7th at from 1pm-4pm time at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York. The event is free and open to TC Alumni from the A&H department. Attendees will receive a highlights tour of the museum and then will …

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Social Studies Education Student Duane Bailey-Castro Rediscovers a True New York Wonder 

"Duane Bailey-Castro, a Teachers College student and Social Studies teacher, grew up in the Bronx near the High Bridge, and was recently featured in a photography exhibition, along with two other photographers, Nathan Kensinger and Wes Tarca. The exhibition, High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River, opened in July to celebrate the community and the …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Noriko Kato.

For many people visiting New York City, walking or cycling across our grand bridges is on the top of their to-do list. Strolling along the quaint brownstone-lined neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights or taking in the sweeping views of lower Manhattan are added bonuses if visiting the Brooklyn Bridge. For those seeking a new view of the …

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Behind the Scenes of Online Teaching and Global Education 

"Educators enroll in the GCC program for professional development, to acquire new skills, to build a network and learn from would-be colleagues. Engaging educators from all over the country and world is one obvious benefit of online courses. This level of engagement could not happen without technology."


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by myiesha.

by Myiesha Gordon I have to confess. The idea of taking an online course intimidates me a bit. So, when I try to imagine what it’s like to facilitate an online course -- to be at the mercy of technology with an invisible audience -- it invokes mild panic. The very nature of an online …

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A&H Chair Gaudelli Calls For More Global Citizenship Education at UN Academic Meeting in Seoul 

New York, NY — William Gaudelli, Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, called for immediate action to broaden and strengthen global citizenship education in a panel discussion on May 20 in Seoul, South Korea. He was an invited panelist at …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by ahofc.

William Gaudelli, A&H Chair & Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education, at TC's Center on History & Education roundtable in February. reposted from TC International News 5/20/2015 New York, NY -- William Gaudelli, Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University,

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Highlighting Our Alumni: Brian Lawless Embraces “the Unexpected” in China 

It’s 8:30am on a Friday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Teachers College alum, Brian Lawless is on winter vacation for the Chinese New Year and has graciously agreed to speak with me via Skype.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by ahofc.

by Myiesha Gordon Brian Lawless and the skyline of Shanghai. It’s 8:30am on a Friday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Teachers College alum, Brian Lawless is on winter vacation for the Chinese New Year and has graciously agreed to speak with me via Skype. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Lawless attended UCLA …

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Social Studies and Education’s Anand Marri Named Vice President and Head of Economic Education of Federal Reserve Bank of New York 

“I didn’t apply for the job,” said Marri of his new position. “ called me back in March and asked me to serve on a search committee. I knew the two heads, and shared a lunch with a former student of mine, Adrian Franco, of the Economics and Education program and he basically told me …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by allisonbldwn.

“I didn’t apply for the job,” said Marri of his new position. “ called me back in March and asked me to serve on a search committee. I knew the two heads, and shared a lunch with a former student of mine, Adrian Franco, of the Economics and Education program and he basically told me …

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Special Lecture for Students: Karen Korematsu Visits TC: A Story of Perseverance, Possibility, and Praxis 

Karen Korematsu Visits TC: A Story of Perseverance, Possibility, and Praxis


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by ahofc.

Karen Korematsu, daughter of Japanese-American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, gave an intimate portrayal of an unassuming man who took a stand for justice. Korematsu told her father’s story on March 26 in a talk called “A Legacy of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Korematsu v. United States …

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Social Studies Professor Bill Gaudelli Speaks at UN: Global Citizenship 

On Thursday, February 20, Associate Professor of Social Studies, William Gaudelli participated in a discussion called Global Citizenship and the Future of the United Nations at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The discussion was part of larger event that celebrated the launch of a book titled A Forum for Peace: Diasaku’s Ikeda’s Proposals …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by ahofc.

This past Thursday, February 20, Associate Professor of Social Studies, William Gaudelli participated in a discussion called Global Citizenship and the Future of the United Nations at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The discussion was part of larger event that celebrated the launch of a book titled A Forum for Peace: Diasaku’s Ikeda’s …

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Highlighting Our Alumni: Michael Tillman, Teaching of Social Studies 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Michael Tillman graduated with his Master’s degree in Teaching of Social Studies and “loved every last minute of it.” That’s not to say it didn’t take some adjustments early on. “When I began the program, I felt completely overwhelmed and in over my head.  I've never considered myself an intellectual, just a guy who likes …

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Student Spotlight: Jay Shuttleworth 

Jay is a Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate. He consults with new teachers in the South Bronx and recently began a two-year preceptorship in Columbia College’s Core Preceptor Program. Jay was a History major at the University of California Davis and received his Master’s degree from TC in the Teaching of Social Studies. He …


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Jay is a Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate.  He consults with new teachers in the South Bronx and recently began a two-year preceptorship in Columbia College’s Core Preceptor Program. Jay was a History major at the University of California Davis and received his Master’s degree from TC in the Teaching of Social Studies.  He …

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Spotlight on Chris Babits: Social Studies and Education Ed.D. Student 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Chris Babits is an Ed.D. candidate in Social Studies Education.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from Clark University, focusing on the history of the United States and Atlantic World.  Chris was a boarding school teacher for three years, has done curatorial work for the Nantucket Historical Association and research for the …

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Social Studies and Education Student Luke Bolton’s Reflections on “Race and Membership” Workshop 

Social Studies student Luke Bolton reflects on Facing History and Ourselves at TC.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Luke Bolton is an Initial Certification student in Social Studies and Education. It has only been a year since I decided that I was going to change my career path from international relations to social studies education and only two months since I started classes at Teachers College. Coming so recently to the study and …

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Social Studies and Education “Race and Membership” Weekend Workshop With Facing History and Ourselves 

Go in depth with Facing History and Ourselves at Teachers College.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

On October 21 and 22, TC will host a two-day course, “Race and Membership,” facilitated by the international educational organization Facing History and Ourselves. “The partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and TC is an important one as it represents a joint activity with a group whose values resonate with ours: upholding social justice and …

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INSTEP Social Studies: Delving Deeper and Making Connections 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Ashley Taylor, a doctoral student in Social Studies Education, is finishing her third year as that department’s INSTEP coordinator. This means that, because the program runs for three summer sessions, she will be moving on just as her first group of students graduates from the program. One of the most rewarding things about being the …

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Dead Poets to Dangerous Minds: A Social Studies Film Class 

The Program in Social Studies explores democratic education and the silver screen.


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

A unique course offered in the Social Studies program this summer at Teachers College provided students with the opportunity to look at educationally themed films from a fresh angle. The class, called "Dangerous Minds, Dead Poets, and Democratic(?) Education on the Silver Screen," allowed participants to examine how these films can shape teachers’ ideas of …

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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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This Week at TC: The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference (June 23-25) 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

“The State of Children:  Politics and Policies of Childhood in Global Perspective” The Society for the History of Children and Youth is an international scholarly organization that places current controversies involving children in historical perspective. The SHCY’s sixth biennial conference will take place June 23-25 at Teacher’s College. Admission for TC students and faculty is …

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First Annual Civics Day New York 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

May 11, 2011. The first annual Civics Day New York was held at Teachers College.  The event was hosted by Generation Citizen, facilitated by Social Studies and Education Ph.D. candidate Sandy Pope and sponsored by the student organization Kappa Delta Pi. Generation Citizen’s mission is to expand democratic participation among youth populations that have been …

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TC Alumnus John B. King Jr. Named New York Education Commissioner 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

May 16, 2011. Social Studies alumnus John B. King Jr. was named New York's next education commissioner, with a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents. At 36, Dr. King will be among the nation’s youngest educational leaders and is the state’s first African-American and first Puerto Rican education commissioner. “Having gone to New York City …

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