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Spring 2013 Events

 

Third Annual Latina/o and Latin American Faculty and Student Dinner 

 
The third Latina/o and Latin American Faculty and Student Dinner a huge success!

On Thursday, February 28, 2013 thirty-nine Teachers College faculty and students came together to promote the presence of Latina/o and Latin American communities, build a network of support, and foster a sense of cohesion among students and faculty. The event was coordinated by the Coalition of Latina/o Scholars (CLS) and the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS).

Fall 2012 Events

 

Teachers College Celebrates 50 Years of Latin American Studies

 

Teachers College Celebrates 50 Years of Latin American Studies!

On November 8, 2012, Teachers College celebrated 50 years of Latin American Studies at Columbia University with a roundtable featuring exceptional TC alumni currently involved in education research and policy throughout the Americas. The panel sought to engage its audience in a thoughtful discussion of current challenges facing education in Latin American countries, as Professor Regina Cortina, organizer and chair of the roundtable, stated in her opening words. The event was part of a series that began in Fall 2012 and will continue through Spring 2013, to celebrate Latin American Studies at Columbia University.

Fall 2012 Events





Fall 2011 Events

 

Restructuring National Identifies: Intercultural Bilingual Education in Latin America

 

On Thursday, October 6, 2011 and Friday, October 7, 2011 a conference was held to analyze the development, implementation, and transformation of intercultural bilingual education across Latin America.

Spring 2010 Events

 

First Annual Latina/o and Latin American Faculty and Student Dinner 

Annual dinner 2010
The first Latina/o and Latin American Faculty and Student Dinner a huge success!

On January 29th, 2010 thirty-five Teachers College faculty and students came together to promote the presence of Latina/o and Latin American communities, build a network of support, and foster a sense of cohesion among students and faculty. The event was coordinated by the Coalition of Latina/o Scholars (CLS) and the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS).

 

 

 

Afro-Latin@s in the Americas:  History and Culture of an Invisible Majority
Presentation, Workshop, and Cultural Expression

Wednesday February 24th, 2010
5pm-8pm

179 Grace Dodge Hall

Guest Speakers:
Professor Juan Flores, New York University 
Miriam Jimnez Rom-n, Executive Director of the Afro-Latin@ Forum


This event will focus on the experience of the African diaspora in the Americas, particularly the Caribbean and Brazil. It will feature a presentation on the history and culture of people of African descent in the Americas--paying particular attention to issues of identity.  The presentation will be followed by an interactive workshop by the Afro-Latin@ Forum aimed at helping teachers incorporate these themes into their curriculum.  The event will culminate with a cultural performance and reception featuring Afro-Caribbean music and food.

 

Fall 2010 Events

 




Faculty Working Group Members in the News

 

Bilingual Speech Pathology Team Appears on WABC's Tiempo

Jessica Salas, a Speech Language Pathology graduate student; Angela Livingston, a Speech Language Pathology graduate; and Catherine Crowley, a lecturer and coordinator of the program, talk to Tiempo's Joe Torres about the critical need for bilingual speech pathologists. Watch video:  http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7352515

 

Emdin's Students Rap to Success

TC's Prof. Christopher Emdin works as a consultant at MS 88 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where students write rap about geology. Read more: http://bit.ly/drzTLV

 

Faculty News

Professors Receive $1.5 Million Award from the Institute for Educational Sciences 

Professors Jo Anne Kleifgen and Chuck Kinzer have received a $1.5 million, three-year award from the Institute of Educational Sciences (Department of Education), for their project entitled STEPS to Literacy: A Digital Writing Space for English Language Learners. Both are affiliated with the Center for Multiple Languages and Literacies (Professor Kleifgen is Co-Director of the Center). The project begins September 1, 2009.  STEPS to Literacy will develop a technology-based intervention with a curricular approach to support and increase ELL students' academic writing attainment in English. This intervention will specifically seek to improve the writing of English Language Learners (ELLs), who are emergent bilinguals, through multimodal, web-based software based on an anchored instruction/situated model that incorporates the best knowledge about teaching writing and the ELL adolescent population. Read more >>


Fall 2009 Events

 

"The Educational Needs and Strengths of Mexican Youth and Families"
A Multidisciplinary Conference


October 2 and 3, 2009 at Teachers College, Columbia University

Conference Theme: 

The goal of the conference is to explore the educational opportunities and experiences-'"from early childhood to adulthood-'"of Mexican youth and families in the tri-state area. Our aim is to incorporate diverse backgrounds and perspectives. For this reason, researchers, teachers, community organizations, Mexican families, and students are encouraged to respond to this call for proposals.


Friday October 2nd Events:

Roundtable Discussion:


What We Can Learn from Mexican Americans 
and U.S. Education from International Comparisons

 

Richard Alba, Graduate Center, CUNY
Margaret Gibson, University of California, Santa Cruz
Carola Su-rez-Orozco, New York University
Maurice Crul, University of Amsterdam


The Pedagogical Imagination and Mexican American Youth:  
Teaching toward Possibility 


Kris Gutierrez 
Professor and Provost's Chair University of Colorado at Boulder 
 President Elect of AERA 

Professor Gutirrez was the opening keynote speaker at the faculty working group's October 2009 conference on the "Educational Needs and Strengths of Mexican Youth and Families." The goal of the conference was to explore the educational opportunities and experiences-'"from early childhood to adulthood-'"of Mexican youth and families in the tri-state area.  

 

 

Saturday October 3rd Events:

State Dream Acts and Latino Immigrant Youth: 
Public Policy, College Access, and Geography


Stella Flores
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education at Vanderbilt University



Spring 2009 Events

 

 

"A Longitudinal Perspective on the Adaptation of Newcomer Immigrant Youth"

A talk by

 

Dr. Carola Su-rez-Orozco

Professor of Applied Psychology and Co-Director of

Immigration Studies at New York University

Thursday, April 9th, 5:00-7:00 pm

Grace Dodge Hall Room 179, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Professor Su-rez-Orozco received an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for her seminal work on the cultural psychology of immigration in 2006. She was inducted into the New York Academy of Sciences in 2007. She publishes widely in the areas of cultural psychology, academic engagement, immigrant families and youth, and identity formation. She is the author of Children of Immigration (with Marcelo Su-rez- Orozco, Harvard University Press, 2001) and Transformations: Migration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents (with Marcelo Su-rez-Orozco, Stanford University Press, 1995). They are also the co-editors of the six volume series entitled Interdisciplinary Perspectives on The New Immigration (with Desire Qin-Hillard, Routledge, 2001) as well as The New Immigration: An Interdisciplinary Reader (Routledge, 2005). Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society (with Marcelo Su-rez-Orozco & Irina Todorova,) based on the findings from the LISA study was released by the Harvard University Press in early 2008.

 

Dr. Su-rez-Orozco has published on such topics as academic engagement, the role of the "social mirror" in identity formation, immigrant family separations, the role of mentors in facilitating positive development in immigrant youth, the gendered experiences of immigrant youth among many others.

 

 "The Latino Educational Crisis"


A talk by

 Dr. Patricia Gíndara

Thursday, February 26th, 5:00-7:00 pm

Grace Dodge Hall Room 179, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Professor G-ndara is co-director of The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research focuses on educational equity and access for low income and ethnic minority students, language policy, and the education of Mexican origin youth. She has just completed a study (with R. Rumberger) entitled Resource Needs for California's  English Learners, as part of the statewide adequacy project funded by four major  foundations. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including, "Understanding the Latino Education Gap, Why Latinos Don't Go to College", with Harvard University Press.

 

Sponsored by:  The Latina/o and Latin American Education Faculty Working Group, The Working Group on Latin American Migration at Teachers College and The Center for Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University.

 

 Fall 2008 Events

 

 "Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Obstacles:

Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Poverty through Post-Secondary Education"

A talk by

 

Dr. Gil Conchas

Associate Professor and Chancellor's Fellow, UC Irvine

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, 5:00-7:00 pm

Grace Dodge Hall Room 179, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Dr. Conchas is a Senior Program Officer, U.S. Special Initiatives, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   He received his Ph.D. in sociology in 1999 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Conchas has pursued three broad areas of study in the sociology of education that include urban education, immigration and education, and social policy and reform. His work has appeared in numerous academic journals that include the Harvard Education Review, Teachers College Record, New Directions for Youth Development, the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, and Research in Sociology of Education. He most recently published The Color of Success: Race and High-Achieving Urban Youth (2006) and Small School and Urban Youth: Size, Culture and Personalization (2008).

 

Sponsored by: The Latino/a and Latin American Education Faculty Working Group at Teachers College and The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University