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Student Spotlight: Jay Shuttleworth 


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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Addressing Korean immigrant students’ experience in the Social Studies classroom 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

The Social Studies program at Teachers College is pleased to announce the publication of Yoonjung Choi’s article “Marginalized students' uneasy learning: Korean immigrant students’ experiences of learning social studies” in the current issue of Social Studies Research and Practice. A Ph. D. candidate in Social Studies Education, Choi is excited to share her research, centered …

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INSTEP program in English Education 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

For three weeks each summer, Teachers College is home to a group of graduate students from across the country who come together for a three-week session in the Intensive Summer Teacher Education Program. Pat Zumhagen lectures in the English Education program at Teachers College and has served as the INSTEP coordinator for three years. Her …

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Spotlight on TESOL/AL Student Yoonah Seong 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Yoonah is a third year TESOL/AL Ed.D student.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Korea in English Literature and her Master’s in Applied Linguistics from the University of Hawaii.  She is a testing coordinator at TC’s Community English Program and an English teacher at New York University. How did you make the transition from studying …

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Spotlight on Alumna Tatyana Kleyn 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Tatyana received her Ed.D. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education.  She earned her BA and MA at Ohio State University and was a primary school teacher in Honduras and in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Assistant Professor at The City College of New York, an associate at RISLUS (Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society) …

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English Education Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz on Bullying 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

In a story investigating a spate of violent anti-Asian attacks in an impoverished, culturally mixed South Philadelphia high school, Spot.us (a nonprofit platform to pioneer community powered reporting) spoke to English Education Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz about the underlying causes of bullying. Read her response--as well as the steps this particular school took to make the classroom …

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Spotlight on Music and Education Student: Rosa Lee 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Pressible Staff.

by Keisha Hutchins Hirlinger Master’s in Education in Music student, Rosa Lee, uses both her spiritual practice and educational experiences to inform her performance practice. You can hear her inspired performance at her Master’s Piano Recital on Friday, December 16th at 7:30 in Milbank Chapel. You studied at Julliard and earned both your bachelor’s and …

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Social Studies Doctoral Students Present at the NCSS Annual Conference 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

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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Bringing a World of Experience Into the Classroom: The Peace Corps Fellows 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Teachers College offers a unique opportunity for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who are committed to teaching in New York City's public schools. The Peace Corps Fellows Program at TC provides a number of benefits, including a sizable scholarship, to RPCVs who work toward their degree while teaching full time, which is no small task. …

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Spotlight on Art and Art Education Student Nishan Patel 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Nishan is in his second year of a Master’s program in Art and Art Education.  He received his BFA from Syracuse University in 2009 and is an educator, painter, and illustrator.  He has published two children’s books, “Sammy’s New Home” and "Evelyn Sylvan and the Curse of the Magical Tree Stump". How did your interest …

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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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Contrasting Similarities: A Profile of A&H’s Student Teachers 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

The Arts & Humanities department currently has 190 student teachers in English, Art, Music, Social Studies and ESL classrooms throughout New York City. Their backgrounds, motivations, and post graduation plans are as diverse as the students they work with each day. Students are placed in schools mostly in the five boroughs of New York. These …

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Doctoral student Sandy Pope published in Social Education 


Reposted from Social Studies & Education. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

Last month's Social Education features an article by the Social Studies program's own Alexander "Sandy" Pope. Authored with colleagues Laurel Stolte and Alison K. Cohen,  "Closing the Civic Engagement Gap: The Potential of Action Civics" looks at action-oriented projects that address local issues as a means to motivate students academically and encourage them to be …

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Conversations From the Classroom: English Education student teacher Rachel Stern shares her story 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Liz Hoelzle.

For Rachel Stern, teaching is both exhilarating and challenging, but she didn’t find this calling overnight. Having studied English at the University of Michigan, she then moved to Los Angeles in hopes of pursuing a career writing for film and television. Disillusionment soon followed, however, when she found screenwriting in the entertainment industry to be …

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Weinberg Philosophy Assistantship Profile: David Backer 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

David Backer is a first year Ph.D. student in Philosophy and Education, who just completed the first year of his two-year Philosophy Assistantship.  He received his B.A. from George Washington University and has an M.A. from Buffalo State University, which he pursued while teaching at an international school in Quito, Ecuador. Can you tell us …

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Spotlight on Alumna Monika Ekiert: “A product of TC!” 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

Dr. Monika Ekiert received her doctorate in Applied Linguistics (AL) from TC in May, 2010. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from TC.  She has collectively spent nine years at the college in a variety of capacities (including a revamp of the Community Language …

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Imagination, Possibility, and Wide-awakeness: Maxine Greene’s Salon at the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation Symposium 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Christine Gentry.

I have not seen Maxine Greene since the final day of the life-changing course that I took with her last Fall: Education and the Aesthetic Experience. And now here she is, perched in the middle of the stage, one delicate hand grasping the other across her belly. She looks fabulous—dressed to the nines, lipstick, gold …

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A conversation with Symposium co-chair, Professor Margaret Crocco 

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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University Seminar on Innovation in Education, with Lori Custodero & Margaret Crocco 

Recently, a Columbia University Seminar took place in TC's Gottesman Library to discuss the Creativity, Imagination, and Innovation in Education Symposium. Hosted by Ron Gross, the conversation centers around the themes of the Symposium, and such questions as What is creativity and why is it important? What threatens the cultivation of creativity in today's students? …

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Bilingual/Bicultural Education Joins the Arts & Humanities Department 


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by Amy Wolf.

A Conversation with Professor Maria E. Torres-Guzman Professor Maria E. Torres-Guzman, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program Coordinator, sees her field as evolving. And this evolution includes the very natural move of the program to the Arts & Humanities Department.  “In the world, multilingualism is becoming more and more important.  With the spread of English comes the need …

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