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Student Story: Anderson Smith Proves English Education can be Transformative
February 15, 2017
Anderson Smith found his passion for teaching English facilitating lessons in New York prisons. He sees writing and literature as a creative mechanism to help people in detention centers imagine new worlds for themselves that can ultimately change their lives.
TC Mourns Shakespeare Teacher John Henry Browne, a “True Keeper of the Flame”
February 14, 2017
John Henry Browne, a long-time instructor in Teachers College’s English Education program, passed away in early February at age 73 after a brief battle with lymphoma.
Playing It Forward: Ashley Chambers (M.A., Music & Music Education)
February 13, 2017
At first, Ashley wasn't interested in music. Now she has her own music school and is earning her M.A. from TC. Read about her life before TC, her experience now, and what she hopes to do in the future.
Connecting Music to Kids’ Lives: Ayanda Dalamba, TC’s inaugural Milman Music Education Fellow
February 10, 2017
Ayanda Dalamba often asks her students at P.S.154 to make up lyrics about their own lives. Together, the children sing about their parents, their cousins, their meals, their neighborhoods – whatever happened to them that day.
Opening the Door to Education: Marcos Espino Cervantes (M.A., Bilingual/Bicultural Education)
February 09, 2017
Marcos Espino Cervantes was the first in his famiy to receive a college degree, and is now studying at TC to obtain his full professional certification in Bilingual and Bicultural Education. Read his story reposted here from the Teachers College Newsroom.
Student Story: English Education Student Iolani Reed Values the Whole Student
February 07, 2017
Iolani Reed, an MA candidate in the English Education program, has always used English as a light to guide her out of some of her darkest hours. As an English teacher, Iolani hopes to bring the arts to young people to help them find their way out of challenging situations.
Student Story: Elise Jablow Finds a Place Between Music and Special Education
January 19, 2017
Elise Jablow is enrolled in the Music & Music Education Program Ed.M. K-12 Initial Certification track. Her experience at TC has transformed her as an educator and a musician. Here she explains why finding a placement as a music teacher in a special needs school is the perfect fit for her.
BBE Shorts: Milagros Rodriguez
December 15, 2016
Bilingual/Bicultural Education student Milagros Rodriguez presents her personal and cultural artifact, a bottle of nail polish, in this short video from the BBE classroom.
BBE Shorts: Yijia Zhang
December 15, 2016
Bilingual/Bicultural Education student Yijia Zhang presents her personal and cultural artifact, a pillow of the planet Mars, in this short video from the BBE classroom.
A&H in the City Slideshow: Orpheus
December 08, 2016
We continued our series with a remarkable visit to the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Riverside Church. Attendees were treated to a mini-concert and demonstration with the musicians, followed by dinner and discussion with TC faculty Randall Allsup and Jeanne Goffi-Fynn.
Student Story: Misha Khan Finds Her Story
December 08, 2016
Misha Khan faced discrimination, familial difficulties and inner turmoil before finding her way to the English Program.
New Philosophy of Latin America Course Adds Diversity to Program
December 07, 2016
This Spring, the Program in Philosophy & Education will offer a new course, A&HF 4198: “Philosophies of Education in the Americas: Latin America,” to deepen philosophical literacy among Teachers College students about Latin American traditions of educational thought.
BBE Shorts: Emilia Fiallo
December 05, 2016
Bilingual/Bicultural Education student Emilia Fiallo presents her personal and cultural artifact, a photograph of her students, in this short video from the BBE classroom.
A&H Video: In the TESOL Classroom
November 29, 2016
Visit course 4077: TESOL Classroom Practices.
A&H Video: In the English Education Classroom
November 28, 2016
Visit course 5518: Teaching English in Diverse Social & Cultural Contexts.
A&H Video: In the Social Studies Education Classroom
November 22, 2016
Visit course 4036: The Teaching of Social Studies.
Student Story: Founder of International Music Sessions and Piano Instructor Puts Emphasis on Music Education
November 14, 2016
Theresa earned an Ed.M. in Music Education from TC and 10 years later, she returned to complete an Ed.D. in Music Education. “I thought I was done once I got my Ed.M. and then I taught a lot in various schools and privately,” said Theresa. “Five years ago I decided to start my own summer festival which required so much more than I knew I was getting into. Everything from curriculum development to fundraising and personnel management. A big part of it also was learning about education theory, so I thought that a doctorate in that area would be once again helpful.”
Alumni Story: History & Education Grad, Jen Ammenti, Gets a Jolt of Inspiration from TC
November 11, 2016
Jen Ammenti was a third and fourth grade classroom teacher for 10 years before turning to Teachers College for a fresh view on education. Her time as an Ed.M. student taught her how to be a historian and allowed her to participate in racial literacy and educational justice activities.
Student Story: John Fleming on What History and Education Can Offer to School Policy
November 09, 2016
John Fleming will soon graduate with his Ed.M. in History and Education, and he's looking at how school policy influences the lives of young people both in and out of school.
Student Story: M.A. Social Studies Student, Jennifer Flores is a Mother, Advocate and Game Changer
November 07, 2016
Jennifer Flores is a mother, an advocate, and a minority. She had hesitations before accepting her place in the Teaching of Social Studies Program, but has since adjusted, and has big plans for the future.
A&H in the City Slideshow: El Museo del Barrio
November 04, 2016
Our 2016-2017 season kicked off at El Museo del Barrio. Attendees toured the gallery, took part in a 'Day of The Dead' altar-making workshop, and enjoyed a discussion with TC faculty Carmen Martínez-Roldán and Olga Hubard.
Student Story: M.A. Social Studies Student, Kevin Cryan, and His Spark for Teaching
November 04, 2016
New graduate of the M.A. Teaching of Social Studies Program, Kevin Cryan has always wanted to be a teacher. Here, Kevin tells us about life as a student and his transition to becoming a teacher.
Alumni Story: Dr. James Alford Finds His Identity and Career Tethered to History
November 02, 2016
“All in this one semester, I think I completely had an epiphany about where I was supposed to be in the universe. What I was supposed to be doing with my life and my work,” said Dr. James Alford, a TC alum who is now Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership and Professional Studies Department and Director of the M.A. program in Higher Education Administration at William Paterson University.
A&H Book Talks Slideshow: Dr. Randall Allsup
October 21, 2016
Randall Allsup, Associate Professor of Music Education, and Teachers College music students joined TC faculty respondents in a performance-based discussion of Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2016).
Student Stories: M.A. Social Studies Student, Xiaohui Tang
October 14, 2016
Xiaohui Tang, a recent M.A. graduate of the Teaching of Social Studies Program, shares her personal journey to Teachers College and beyond as an international student. Her confrontation with both western and eastern education styles has remained a central reason for choosing the program.
A&H in the City: Gibney Dance Community Action
October 13, 2016
Due to popular demand, A&H in the City held their first ever workshop in the summer.
A&H Book Talks Slideshow: Dr. Ansley Erickson
September 23, 2016
Ansley Erickson, Assistant Professor of History and Education, opened the fall season of A&H Book Talks with a discussion of her new book, Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits. Respondents included Carla Shedd, Columbia University, Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College, and Jose Vilson, Eighth Grade Math Teacher and Founder of EduColor.
A&H Video: In the Art & Art Education Classroom
September 13, 2016
Visit course 4078: Art for Classroom Teachers.
A&H in the City Storify: Gibney Dance Studio
September 12, 2016
We 'Storify' our A&H in the City summer event at Gibney Dance Studio, where alumni enjoyed a workshop organized by Gibney's Community Action initiative. TC faculty members Adele Bruni Ashley and Catherine Box joined the group to unpack the workshop.
A&H Video: Professor Sheridan Blau on InSTEP
August 16, 2016
Dr. Sheridan Blau describes why he loves the InSTEP Program, an intensive summer initiative for in-service English teachers.
A&H Video: A&H in the City
August 03, 2016
A&H in the City concludes the 2015-2016 series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Social Inquiry Course Closes First Year Urging M.A. Students to Stick to Their Questions
August 02, 2016
On the eve of their final for the Social Studies and Education M.A. program, students gathered to listen to and give presentations for an intensive course that spanned the Fall and Spring semesters.
Professor Mary Hafeli and the P+S Collective Sculpture Featured in Brooklyn Art Exhibition
July 19, 2016
A sculpture created by Mary Hafeli, Professor of Art and Art Education, and her students last Spring was chosen to be featured in COLOR at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.
A Professor Looks Back on His Journey in Civics Education at TC
July 18, 2016
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 education and teacher training.
A&H Video: Alumni Stories
July 13, 2016
Meet Cathleen Antoine, Class of 2000.
A&H in the City Caps off First Year at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
July 08, 2016
A&H alumni, led by TC faculty, enjoy an evening of activities and discussion at the world-class research center within the New York Public Library system.
Professor Brian MacWhinney Sparks Discourse at 16th Annual APPLE Lecture
July 05, 2016
The Program in Applied Linguistics and TESOL held their annual APPLE (Applied Linguistics and Language Education) Lecture on April 22, 2016. As per the 16-year APPLE tradition, faculty entrusted the decision of the featured guest lecturer to students in the Program via open online voting.
History & Ed Brings Multiple Disciplines Together for “Classroom Wars” Book Talk
June 30, 2016
The Biligual/Bicultural Education program joins History and Education course, US Education Policy and Historical Perspectives, for a book talk on the fight for bilingual education and sex education in 1960s and 1970s California.
Q&A with Professor Richard Jochum, Creative Technologies Symposium Organizer
May 10, 2016
In preparation for Art and Art Education’s third Creative Technology Symposium on Friday, May 6, we sat down with Organizer Richard Jochum, Associate Professor of Art & Education and Creative Technology Certificate (CTC) Coordinator to talk about its evolution. Here, Professor Jochum discusses the Creative Tech Symposium’s evolution, students as makers, and the art of Pecha Kucha.
Students Organize LANSI 5th Annual Conference, Share Knowledge and New Opportunities
May 03, 2016
This past November, the Applied Linguistics/TESOL program hosted the Fifth Annual LANSI Conference, organized entirely by students.
A&H Book Talks Slideshow: Dr. Olga Hubard
April 25, 2016
On April 21, 2016, Olga Hubard, Associate Professor of Art Education, presented her book, Art Museum Education: Facilitating Gallery Experiences (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Hubard’s respondents included Education Directors from the Guggenheim, Met, and MoMA museums.
Arts Administration Program Upholds Robust Professional and Academic Experiences
April 20, 2016
Arts Administration continues to develop their in-house internship program to ensure students have a balance of academic learning and professional experience.
Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program Holds Professional Development Workshop for New Special Ed Track
April 11, 2016
Imagine a classroom in a multicultural urban city where half of the students are learning English as their second language and a third of those students are characterized as having a learning disability. In New York City, this is the reality of many classrooms, and although they have the potential to flourish in a diverse environment, few teachers are actually qualified to deal with the demand.
A&H Book Talks Slideshow: Dr. Mary Hafeli
April 08, 2016
The series launched on April 5, 2016 and featured Mary Hafeli, Professor of Art and Art Education, with Katie Morris, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Wendy Osterweil, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, responding to Hafeli’s book, Exploring Studio Materials: Teaching Creative Art Making to Children (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Dialogues at A&H: Teachers College Feminisms
April 05, 2016
Members of the TC community with active Feminist backgrounds, Elyse Blake and Alyson Greenfield, respond to "Feminism(s) in Practice/Research: Formal/Informal Education," a panel put on by a student group, TC Feminism(s).
Emily Jones, Teaching Fellow in Malaysia
March 29, 2016
Emily Jones, a Teachers College alumna who graduated last Spring with an M.A. in TESOL, followed her graduation with a 10-month stint as a prestigious English Language Fellow (ELF) with the United States’ State Department in Malaysia.
Department of Arts and Humanities Unveils A&H Book Talks
March 29, 2016
The series will provide a free, public forum in which scholars from TC and scholars and/or experts from the field will engage in conversations about scholarship and real-world practice.
A&H in the City at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Recording Studio
March 25, 2016
We 'Storify' our A&H in the City event at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Recording Studio, where attendees had the exciting opportunity to collaborate directly with a jazz quintet and TC faculty Lori Custodero (Music Education) and Olga Hubard (Art Education) to expand their notions for how to implement modalities of jazz music, history, and structure into the classroom.
Music & Music Ed Hosts Berklee City Music Summit at TC
March 22, 2016
TC Music Ed launched an exciting new partnership with Berklee College of Music this fall when it hosted their annual Berklee City Music Summit.
TESOL & BBE Student Symposium Showcases Intellect and Friendship
March 10, 2016
A recent gathering of students in both programs sought to prove the two could work together and debunk the myth that their goals were separate and misaligned.
New Social Studies and Education Course Draws on Faculty, Inquiry and Central Park
March 04, 2016
In the final class of the fall 2015 semester, a boisterous class of Social Studies students, clearly enjoying their fellow classmates and the course, were asked to give their carefully planned presentations. The course, “Social Inquiry: NYC’s Central Park”, posed the essential question, how does society deal with the rise of modernity?
Getting 'Dialogical' with Professor Bob Fecho
February 23, 2016
Bob Fecho, formerly a professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia, joined the faculty in the English Education program this fall.
Rethinking Assessment: An Interview with Dr. James Purpura
February 08, 2016
Dr. Purpura has been at the forefront of two groundbreaking theories: Learning Oriented Assessment and Scenario-Based Assessment. He also serves on the Committee of Examiners at ETS. His work and easy going demeanor allowed him to garner a relationship between ETS and Teachers College that has brought recognition to both institutions.
The Collaboration and Connection of A&H in the City
February 02, 2016
A Q&A with TC Faculty Yolanda Sealy-Ruiz, Patricia Martínez-Álvarez, and Catherine Box.
'Groundbreaking' Work by Dr. Sandra Schmidt Wins Early Career Award
January 27, 2016
Sandra Schmidt, Assistant Professor in the Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, receives the Early Career Award of the National Council for the Social Studies-College and University Faculty Assembly.
Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldán Wins the Edward B. Fry Book Award
January 25, 2016
Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldán and her co-authors have received the Edward B. Fry Book Award at the Literary Research Association Conference in California. The award is given to Literary Research Association members who author books on literary research and practice.
Art practices: ‘Making’ in the Macy 55 studio
December 10, 2015
Sohee Koo was a 3D fellow at Teachers College for two years and writes that the new changes in the Macy 55 Studio may help inform innovative art practices.
Breathing within the History: The Ever Evolving Macy 55 Studio
December 10, 2015
For Sohee Koo, a 3D Fellow with the Art and Art Education Program, renovating the Fab Lab in the Macy 55 Studio at Teachers College brought about an opportunity to explore the past of the historic art studio.
Music Ed Student Evelyn Troester DeGraf and the Ghostlight Chorus Win Third Prize at International Chamber Choir Competition
December 07, 2015
GHOSTLIGHT Chorus, a New York based, mixed chamber choir directed by Evelyn Troester DeGraf, recently won third prize in their first-ever competition at the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf in Marktoberdorf, Germany.
The Philosophy Behind Philosophy & Education’s Colloquium Series
September 16, 2015
Philosophers make a practice out of engaging these deep, primordial questions, and a large part in doing so is through discussion with other thinkers to better explore or challenge ideas and offer alternative perspectives.
TESOL Certificate Program Students Complete Summer Intensive at TC
August 06, 2015
We continue our series on the TCP with students in the Summer Intensive cohort, as they adjust to teaching in a real language school, our Community Language Program (CLP) on the TC campus.
Professor Megan Laverty to speak at Moral Philosophy Conference in Australia
June 18, 2015
Megan Laverty, Associate Professor in the Philosophy and Education Program, has been invited to join other moral philosophers from around to world to participate in the “Moral Philosophy and its Discontents: New Perspectives on Ethical Thought” conference at Flinders University in Australia.
TESOL Certificate Program Embraces Online Classroom in New Blended Learning Format
June 13, 2015
This new format allows local, national, and international students greater flexibility of study through rigorous online courses culminating in a practical, hands-on teaching experience at Teachers College.
Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. on Philosophy, Higher Education, and Pope Francis
April 13, 2015
Philosophy and Education alumnus Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D. (2012) was recently named as the new President of Creighton University. In the following interview with Timothy Ignaffo, Philosophy and Education PhD student, he characterizes his views on philosophy, the role of a university president, and the Jesuit leadership of Pope Francis.
Distinguished Speaker Series: ARAD Reflections
April 09, 2014
The Distinguished Speaker aims to integrate a higher level of practical experience into the research-based curriculum. Begun as a guest speaker series for the Principles and Practices course in Fall of 2013, the first round of visiting administrators included alumnae of the program such as Carolyn Charpie Fagan, current Education Programs Manager at the New Victory Theatre, and executive directors, such as Helene Blieberg of Ballet Hispanico.
The Development of Orchestrated Collisions: A Summer at Signature Theatre Company
March 05, 2013
Arts Administration M.A. student, Erin Moore, spent her summer interning at the Signature Theatre Company in the development department. Through her work, she helped bring artists and audiences, particularly non-traditional audiences, together.
Tali Cherizli on Israel and Graduating from the Arts Administration Program
June 15, 2012
Tali Cherizli graduated in May with a Masters in Arts Administration, and subsequently began an internship at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The Israeli native tells us what her plans are next and looks back at her time at TC.
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