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Low-Residency/InStep Masters Program 

Earn a Master of Arts in Social Studies Education through two weeks of study over three consecutive summers. Sample* Two-Week Residency Schedule: (click image for larger view) Questions? Email Dr. Scott Wylie at ssw2126@tc.columbia.edu.  *subject to change

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Social Studies Students Examine Central Park 

Social Studies students gather for a day of exploration in the park, related to their course A&HW 4199, Social Inquiry: Central Park Getting to know one another through group discussion with Dr. Baron. Dr. Gaudelli works with students to practice creative problem solving. The Social Inquiry course is comprised of all the initial certification MA students in the …

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Travel’s Impact on Teaching 

Social Studies doctoral student Tim Patterson’s research aims to investigate the extent to which traveling influences how teachers view the content they are teaching. By studying a group of Social Studies educators as they learn about Chinese history and culture in China, Patterson hopes to discover how traveling constitutes a form of education in itself, …

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Teaching Current Events in the Social Studies Classroom 

The Portland Eastern Herald recorded on June 8, 1795 that "Much has been said and written on the utility of newspapers; but one principal advantage which might be derived from these publications has been neglected; we mean that of reading them in schools." Although newspapers (in their printed form) are slowly but surely losing their footing …

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Addressing the December holidays in public school classrooms 

For many, December brings with it a myriad of emotions. The weather is changing, the semester is ending, and holidays are coming. Along with exams to take or grade, there are cards to write and gifts to buy. Many feel excited, stressed, or anxious as one year ends and another is set to begin. For …

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Charise Richards: On the road to unconventional teaching  ☆

Brooklyn native Charise Richards has her sights set on using the world as her classroom. Leaving her college’s Atlanta campus for over a year to study abroad in the Dominican Republic and Argentina was an experience she says changed her as a person. Now at TC in the Social Studies Education program, Richards looks forward …

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Colloquium: Research and Education for a Sustainable Future: My/Our Part in the System 

TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Tuesday, February 22, 2011 The Department of Arts and Humanities Program in Social Studies Education cordially invites you to a colloquium: Ms. Bethany Vosburg-Bluem Doctoral Candidate College of Education and Human Ecology: Teaching and Learning Social Studies and Global Education The Ohio State University, Columbus Research and Education for a Sustainable …

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NEH Summer Seminar – St. Louis 

ANNOUNCING: VARIETIES OF AMERICAN FEMINISM, 1830-1930,” A NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES SUMMER SEMINAR FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from June 27 to July 22, 2011. Sponsored by the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University-St. Louis, this seminar introduces teachers to the fundamental ideas of the …

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Smart Board Workshop 1/25/11 

The Social Studies Program will be hosting a Smart Board workshop on Tuesday, January 25th at 4pm in 420 Zankel. This will count toward your technology workshop requirement and is free of charge. This may be the only workshop we are able to offer for the spring, and there is limited space available. Please RSVP …

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