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Education at TC need not end with the traditional march to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance. Through the College’s Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation (CEO&I), learn more about your discipline, hear leading scholars speak, master the latest multimedia education technology or just keep up with professional development requirements. With offerings that range from conferences on health disparities, federal education policy and spiritualism in the classroom to online financial planning and conversations with living jazz greats, CEO&I “reflects the richness and excellence of TC while fully exploring the possibilities for what continuing education can be,” says Director and TC alumna Ann W. Armstrong.

Specific CEO&I programming includes an online Basic and Advanced Financial Planning course and a series from FranklinCovey. The Corporate Education Group in Boston has also partnered with CEO&I to offer its industry-certified programs in Project Management and Business Analysis to corporations and individuals in the Tri-State area. CEO&I also conducts TC’s unique Federal Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., during the winter break in January, which includes a special networking event with TC alumni in the D.C. area.

Each spring, the Annual Health Disparities Conference examines disparities in health care and includes a community health fair. In March 2008, the topic will be disparities with regard to women’s health, chemical dependency and substance abuse, disabilities and other issues.

Programs in Music Improvisation are often offered—taught by TC adjunct professor and jazz musician Bert Konowitz. Jazz giant Dr. Billy Taylor will come to TC for conversation and performance, May 29th through 31st.

This April, CEO&I hosts the Second Annual Radical Philosophies and Education Seminar, taught by TC Associate Professor John Baldacchino. Jacques Ranciere, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris—VIII, will discuss his most recent work on education, politics and aesthetics while discussing the connections/disconnections that exist between these fields of study.

Teach/Think/Play II, is an annual popular culture conference in early April that focuses on critical media literacy and popular culture and amateur cultural production in and out of schools. This year, David Buckingham of the Institute of Education, London, UK, will discuss his work at the Centre for Children, Youth and the Media.

Also in April will be a conference on the treatment of autism, offered in collaboration with the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program at the Columbia University Medical Center and the Teachers College Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

 

 

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