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Cha-Ching in the Thing!



Alice Wilder of "Blues Clues" (a children's TV show that aired on Nickelodeon in the US in the 1990s) has developed a new program: Cha-Ching. Cha-Ching Money-Smart Kids is a financial literacy program for children, an "edutainment" animated series that will be shown on Cartoon Network-Asia.
For more on Wilder's program, Cha-Ching Money-Smart Kids, visit the website here.


Celebrating a Milestone of Service

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Joyce B. Cowin
- member of the TC Board of Trustees and the longest serving Alumni Council Member - was recognized at the October 19 Alumni Council meeting for her 40+ years of service. Jack Hyland, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and personal friend, shared a toast and personal stories.

Fresh Ideas



Jennifer Mampara
currently works for FRESHFARM Markets where she has implemented a program called FoodPrints, which involves gardening, cooking and nutrition education. Through her efforts, she recently raised $60,000 through Kickstarter to build a Food Lab in Watkins Elementary School - a DC public school. To learn more about FoodPrints and to see photos (and a thank you video from the kids) of the new FoodLab kitchen at Watkins Elementary School, click here.

A Journey of Self-Discovery


Arturo Acevedo is a high school Spanish teacher at the Gotham Professional Arts Academy in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. As an immigrant student he saw a need for teachers for shared that experience and it provided him with motivation to become a teacher and uniquely prepared him to teach this population today. In addition he has a partnership with El Museo del Barrio. For more information on Acevedo's journey of self-discovery click here.

Teachers College News

Brantley Award Winners

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This year’s Brantley award winners are Virgenmina Morales, the Helpdesk and Network Technician for Telephone Operations at the College; and Aaron Pallas, Professor of Sociology and Education in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis. Click here for more on our fantastic award winners.


Goodwin to Serve as Vice Dean


A. Lin Goodwin has assumed the position of Vice Dean of Teachers College, TC President Susan Fuhrman announced at her State of the College meeting. Goodwin's appointment to that post -- who has served for the several years as Associate Dean of Teacher Education -- is intended to "give leadership to a major renewal in teacher education," Fuhrman said. That effort is imperative, she said, because "while there have been great advances in understanding learning and developing tools to assess and support it, that knowledge has for the most part failed to reach the classroom." Meanwhile, new non-traditional teacher education programs are proliferating that emphasize "generic skills" while departing from a grounding in "subject-specific pedagogy and deep understanding of learning." For more on Goodwin, click here.

Views on the News

Views on the News is a monthly online journal of analysis just launched by the External Affairs team at Teachers College. Enlisting the expertise of TC's faculty, alumni, students and leadership, Views on the News offers timely analysis and lively commentary on news events and current trends in education, health, nutrition, organizational leadership and other fields within the College's core areas of research, policy and practice. To subscribe, go to http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news.htm?tid=25.

TC Annual Fund

Being TC

As a member of the Teachers College community, you know how deeply our work transforms lives. The TC Fund enables the college to provide our students and faculty with the resources they need to become accomplished scholars, educators, and leaders. Your contribution will support individuals who will work in our communities for decades to come.

Please act now and make a gift online at www.tc.edu/givetotc or call 212-678-4067. Every gift counts!

November 16, 2011 - The Provost Series: Community Colleges: Gateway to the Future?
Thomas James, Provost & Dean of the College, invites our generous TC Fund Donors to join him and Dr. Thomas Bailey, the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education & Director of TC's Community College Research Center (CCRC), for a cocktail reception and lively discussion on Community Colleges. As the leading graduate school of education in the country, Teachers College continues to be at the forefront of research that promotes equitable college access for all students. Learn about the challenges that Community Colleges face; their impact on American economic development and international competitiveness, and how The CCRC is helping to identify strategies for improving retention and completion rates at these important institutions.

Location:
The University Club, 1 West 54th Street - 9th Floor (Rooms 3 & 4)
New York, NY 10019
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For more information or to register for this event, please contact Mark Lee at (212) 678-3411 or email at TCinvite@tc.edu by Friday, November 11.


Plan Ahead for Year-End Giving to the Annual Fund


You can help both Teachers College and yourself by making a charitable contribution before December 31. Cash and securities are deductible charitable contributions. If you give a gift of appreciated securities that you have held for longer than one year, you can deduct the full fair market value on your 2011 tax return and avoid capital gains tax.

If you wish to give a gift of appreciated securities or mutual fund shares, contact your investment advisor soon to be sure your gift is completed by December 31. You can also use appreciated securities to establish a charitable gift annuity with Teachers College that will provide you with a fixed income for life, as well as a charitable deduction.

If we can be of any assistance as you plan a gift of stock, please see the stock transfer instructions on our giving web pages at www.tc.edu/supporttc or contact Mark Lee at 212-678-3411. Please note that a stock transfer can take up to seven business days to complete, so remember to plan early.

Did You Know That You Can Give to the Annual Fund with the Funds From Your IRA?
The Pension Protection Act, which was just renewed by Congress, provides for tax-free gifts to charities made directly from one's Individual Retirement Account (IRA). To take advantage of this opportunity, the following must occur:
• You must be 70 ½ or older and required to take a minimum distribution from your IRA account
• You transfer funds directly from an IRA or Rollover IRA with the help of your plan administrator. 401ks and 403Bs are not eligible giving vehicles.
• The gifts are not more than $100,000 in total
• You make the gift to a charity like Teachers College

Please note that these gifts cannot be used to establish a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust and these gifts are not eligible for a charitable deduction. For more information, please visit the giving pages on our web site at www.tc.edu/supporttc or call the office of Development and External Affairs at 212-678-3723.

 

The Next Step: TC

Informational Sessions
The Office of Admission is hosting information sessions to speak with prospective students about the TC experience and the admission process. We may be coming to your neighborhood and extend an invitation to alumni if you would like to take part in these sessions to share your TC experience and give an alumni perspective. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Deanna Ghozati, Associate Director of Admission, at dg2117@columbia.edu.

(Each session is from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.)


Wednesday, November 2

Omni Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303

Thursday, November 3
Renaissance Washington DC Dupont Circle Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037


Bookshelf

Alumni Publications

To read about our TC authors, please click on the links below.

Book cover Degrees in context: Asking the right questions about preparing skilled and effective teachers of young children by Marcy Whitebook and Sharon Ryan






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Childhood: A Young Girl's Experiences During World War II
by Eva Kamm Romano






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Forest High by
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Teaching Classroom Music in the Keyboard Lab by James Frankel







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Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance by Heidi Skolnik and Andrea Chernus




 

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Illuminating Childhood by Ellen Handler Spitz



 



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Immigration by Tatyana Kleyn



 

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Almost an Orphan by Lawrence H. Cohen


 

 

Are you an alumnus or alumna with published works? Send information on your work to tcalumni@tc.edu, subject: Alumni Publications. we can feature you on our bookshelf section.


Gottesman Library

November 1, 2011 - Library Book Talk: Hope Amidst Despair, with Susanna Grannis
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

November 2, 2011 - Film Screening: Wretches & Jabberers
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

November 3, 2011 - Singlism, Marriage, or What: Re-examining the Options for Our Relationships: A Socratic Conversation
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

November 7, 2011 - Film Screening & Panel Talk: Grassroots Education Movement/The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

November 9, 2011 - Demo Film Class: Pearl, with Roberta Seret and Flushing High School Students
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

November 10, 2011 - Library Book Talk: My Journey through Poetry, with Simone Nikkole
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

November 15, 2011 - Book Talk: The Muse of Bronzeville, with Dorothea Bone & Richard Courage
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

November 17, 2011 - How Do We Learn (& Teach) How to Be Good? A Socratic Conversation
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

November 17, 2011 - Book Talk: Black Harvard, Black Yale, with Robin Walker & Journal Discussion: Cultural & Religious Diversity in the Workplace
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

November 30, 2011 - Film Screening & Panel Talk: Spirit Ship, with Filmmaker Kristin Eno
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Additional information on library events is listed in the upcoming events section in this newsletter. If you are interested in learning even more about events hosted by the Gottesman Library please visit http://library.tc.columbia.edu/.

Department News

Links and news from TC's Departments.

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Biobehavioral Sciences

Counseling & Clinical Psychology


Curriculum & Teaching


Education Policy & Social Analysis (Fall 2011)


Health & Behavior Studies

Human Development

International & Transcultural Studies

Mathematics, Science & Technology

Organization & Leadership

Continuing & Professional Studies

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November Alumni Newsletter

Susan Fuhrman Will Lead Teachers College for Another Five Years
Susan H. Fuhrman has signed a contract extending her term as President of Teachers College, Columbia University, for another five years, with an option to serve an additional two years beginning in 2017.

"We know that we picked a winner when we offered Susan the presidency five-and-a-half years ago, and we are very happy to stay with a winner," said William Rueckert, Co-Chair, with Jack Hyland, of the Teachers College Board of Trustees, in announcing the decision.

Fuhrman, a Teachers College alumna and New York City native, also is the current President of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) and founding director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), the nation's first federally funded education policy center. She became President of Teachers College -- and the first woman to hold the job -- in spring 2006 after serving as Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

"I'm thrilled to be leading the nation's oldest, largest and best graduate school of education at a moment when the importance of education itself has been recognized and affirmed on the national and global stage," Fuhrman said. "I'm honored to receive this vote of confidence from our Board, and excited about the contributions that TC's community of scholars and alumni are making to the city, the nation and the world." To continue reading, click here. >>

Check out our new website: www.tc.edu!
The Office of External Affairs is pleased to announce the launh of a redesigned TC Web site. The revamped site will continue to showcase the news and events that make Teachers College such a vibrant and exciting place, but will also feature streamlined navigation and a contemporary look and feel. The updated site is the culmination of a year's worth of research, development and testing in consultation with a task force that was comprised of representatives from across the college. We hope you will enjoy visiting and using the new site, which we will continue to improve by adding new features and content. Additionally, we welcome your comments and feedback, and encourage you to send your thoughts to us at webcomments@tc.columbia.edu.

Columbia Networking Nights: Careers in Education
TC is partnering with CAA on a Careers in Education Networking night on November 14. Hear from alumna Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer at Pearson K-12 Technology; alumnus Rob Maitra, Director of Programs at Harlem RBI and alumna Pola Rosen, Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Education Update as they share how they charted their non-traditional career paths in education. The event will be moderated by Katie Embree, Associate Vice Provost at Teachers College. A networking reception will follow. Click here for more information.

What's New in Your Program?
We have many exciting things going on within the academic programs. For instance, click here for the fall 2011 Higher Education newsletter. For more on this department and others, please be sure to visit the Department News section of our newsletter.

Update Your Information and Stay Connected to TC
Take a moment to update your information or share Class Notes. Keep up with what is happening around campus and with your fellow alumni by following us on Twitter and being a part of the conversation on Facebook and LinkedIn. We post pictures from our events on our Facebook page, so log on and tag yourself. Forward this newsletter to your fellow TC alumni and help us reach 1000 fans!

Upcoming Alumni Events

November 2011

November 2, 2011 - Film Screening: Wretches & Jabberers
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 306 Russell
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 2, 2011 - Infinity Unconventional Education: Information Session
Infinity's vision is to affirm its brand as the lovemark of radical instructional design in business management, facilitating individual and organizational self-actualization. Our raison d'etre is to unleash creativity and overwrite people's memory by providing enlightening learning solutions. Infinity takes very seriously its business ethics, transparency of operations and customer satisfaction. We endorse the highest ethical standards in all our activities. Infinity stands firmly behind its products and services and fully relies on customer satisfaction. We will not do business unless we are convinced that there is a viable application; and we pledge our commitment to assess whether or not an organization has obtained the maximum benefit from the services it acquires within the resources available to it. We keep our commitments and expect our customers and suppliers to do as such.
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

November 3, 2011 - Uncommon Schools: Information Session
Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing philosophically aligned, highly accountable, and geographically linked networks in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. We will be looking to staff positions in all schools in K-12th grade settings. These schools will be located in Boston, MA; Newark, NJ; Brooklyn, NY and Upstate NY in Troy and Rochester. All 5th-8th grade positions are filled hired by subject areas, whereas the elementary school model has positions where a staff member would teach all subject areas.
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: 152 Horace Mann
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

November 3, 2011 - Careers in Counseling Panel
Interested in a career in counseling but don't know what types of jobs are available? Come learn from TC alumni who have used their degree to secure a job in counseling and find out what career opportunities fit with your interests and skills. Career options, alternative career paths, higher education, and tips for where to locate the right job for you will all be discussed. Don't leave TC without knowing what your degree can do for you!
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 150 Horace Mann
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

November 3, 2011 - Singlism, Marriage, or What: Re-examining the Options for Our Relationships: A Socratic Conversation
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Second Floor Salon
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 4, 2011 - Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing Workshop
Come and learn what it takes to set yourself apart and to create a winning CV that will land you an interview.
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: 150 Horace Mann, Teachers College
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.


November 7, 2011 - The New ABCs - Attention, Balance & Compassion: Implementing Mindfulness Techniques in Educational Settings
For over a decade, presenters Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of the Mindful Child (Free Press, 2010) and Suzi Tortora, author of Dancing Dialogue (Brooks, 2005) have worked to integrate contemporary dance movement therapy techniques with classical mindfulness practice. This interactive lecture provides an opportunity for students, educators, health professionals, administrators and parents to learn from each other. It will: 1. Explore the relationship between theory, practice and research of mindfulness practices in educational contexts; 2. Provide an opportunity for you to strengthen and support how you communicate and teach with activities that develop greater mind-body awareness, compassionate life skills and help manage stress; 3. Introduce ways to bring attention, balance and compassion into your personal and professional lives.
Hosted By: TC Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Alumni Relations and the Office of Student Activities and Programs
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Reception to follow.
Location: Milbank Chapel, Teachers College
For more information or to RSVP, please visit thenewabcs.eventbrite.com/ .
Join the dialogue on Twitter: #TCABC


November 7, 2011 - Film Screening & Panel Talk: Grassroots Education Movement/The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 306 Russell
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 7, 2011 - Careers in International Education Development Panel
Come and learn about career paths in the field of international education. Hear about specific organizations and positions. Come here about the day in the life of professionals performing roles that support international education development.
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: 140 Horace Mann
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

Washington dcNovember 9, 2011 - "Sweeping Reform of DC Public Schools" with Bill Turque of The Washington Post
In 2008, Time Magazine's cover photo of former DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, broom in hand, symbolized her desire to "sweep out" bad teachers in Washington, DC's public schools. Teachers College, Columbia University invites Washington Post education reporter Bill Turque to provide his perspective on how DC education reform has fared in the three years since that article was written. Bill Turque came to The Post as an editor on the Maryland staff in 2002 after 15 years at Newsweek, where he covered the White House and national politics. He covered Fairfax County government before taking over the D.C. schools beat in April 2008. He's also worked at The Kansas City Star and The Dallas Times Herald.
Hosted By: TC DC Regional Group and Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: The National Press Club, Murrow Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor - Washington, DC 20045
Costs: Tickets are $20 each (includes two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres).
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.tc.edu/calendar.htm?EventID=10099&m=&y=.
Join the dialogue on Twitter: #TCinDCReform

November 9, 2011 - Demo Film Class: Pearl, with Roberta Seret and Flushing High School Students
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 306 Russell
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 10, 2011 - Library Book Talk: My Journey through Poetry, with Simone Nikkole
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Second Floor Saloon
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 10, 2011 - Mastery Charter Schools: Information Session
Mastery Charter High School is a four year old public charter high school in Center City Philadelphia that was created to prepare underserved students for 21st century society. Mastery Charter Schools have high needs in the following areas: Elementary school leadership, elementary and secondary special education, secondary science and secondary math (7-12)
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 431 Horace Mann
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

November 14, 2011 - Columbia Networking Nights: Careers in Education
Harlem's children's zoneLooking for a job in education outside of the classroom? Start your search with pointers from our panelists who will share how they charted their non-traditional career paths in education. Then network with representatives from various education industries, including: community-based advocacy, educational publishing, educational technology, international education development, for-profit, K-12 teaching and museum education.
Connect with TC, Columbia and Barnard alumni in the field of education at the
Columbia University Club of New York. In addition to honing your alumni networking skills, hear from alumna Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer at Pearson K-12 Technology; alumnus Rob Maitra, Director of Programs at Harlem RBI and alumna Pola Rosen, Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Education Update. The event will be moderated by Katie Embree, Associate Vice Provost at Teachers College.
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, New York City
Costs: Tickets are $10 each (includes networking reception with hors d'ouevres and limited bar)
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/COU/events/event_order.cgi?tmpl=events&event=2354777
Join the dialogue on Twitter: #NetworkTCCU

November 14, 2011 - 29th Winter Roundtable Conference
Harlem's children's zone"Beyond Borders: Transforming Lives Through Traditions and Innovations" As can been seen in the media, international and immigration concerns continue to be at the forefront of the lives of millions of people, both in the U.S. and beyond. The 2012 Winter Roundtable Conference will emphasize research and interventions in community, school, and family settings, as well as individual development, regarding a wide range of topics, including language, literacy, access, wellness, cultural values, and experiences with oppression and discrimination. Proposal types: Papers Roundtable Discussions Symposia Student Poster Presentations Workshops Visit the Roundtable website for more information, www.tc.edu/roundtable.

November 15, 2011 - Book Talk: The Muse of Bronzeville, with Dorothea Bone & Richard Courage
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 305 Russell
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 16, 2011 - The Provost Series: Community Colleges: Gateway to the Future?

Thomas James, Provost & Dean of the College, invites our generous TC Fund Donors to join him and Dr. Thomas Bailey, the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education & Director of TC's Community College Research Center (CCRC), for a cocktail reception and lively discussion on Community Colleges. As the leading graduate school of education in the country, Teachers College continues to be at the forefront of research that promotes equitable college access for all students. Learn about the challenges that Community Colleges face; their impact on American economic development and international competitiveness, and how The CCRC is helping to identify strategies for improving retention and completion rates at these important institutions.
Hosted By: The Office of the Provost and TC Annual Fund
Location:
The University Club, 1 West 54th Street - 9th Floor (Rooms 3 & 4)
New York, NY 10019
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For more information or to register for this event, please contact Mark Lee at (212) 678-3411 or email at TCinvite@tc.edu by Friday, November 11.

November 16, 2011 - International Education Week Student & Alumni Mixer
Join the International Outreach Committee of the TC Alumni Association and the Office International Student Services for a mixer celebrating International Education Week. Stay tuned for the full lineup of I Ed Week events, which include global hot topics and panel discussions featuring TC faculty, alumni and students.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations & International Student Services
Location:
Teachers College
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.tc.edu/calendar.htm?EventID=9843&date=/.
Join the dialogue on Twitter: #TCIEdWeek

November 17, 2011 - How Do We Learn (& Teach) How to Be Good? A Socratic Conversation
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Second Floor Salon
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 17, 2011 - Book Talk: Black Harvard, Black Yale, with Robin Walker & Journal Discussion: Cultural & Religious Diversity in the Workplace
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 306 Russell
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 17, 2011 - Derrell Talent: Information Session
Our Mission: Founded in 2011, Derrell Talent is a boutique search firm organization that identifies, vets, and connects high quality candidates of color to educational organizations seeking to enhance their commitment to demographic diversity.
Our Vision: Derrell Talent believes that if we help our partner organizations build more demographically diverse staff bases, then our partner organizations will be better able to meet the needs of their student populations. Our unrivaled national talent pipelines, intensive due diligence systems, and robust industry expertise make Derrell Talent public education's premier provider of diversity talent.
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 152 Horace Mann
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

November 17, 2011 - Carney Sandoe: Information Session
If you're interested in working at an independent, charter or like-kind school, you've come to the right place. Since 1977, Carney Sandoe & Associates (CS&A) has helped more teachers, coaches and administrators find jobs in independent schools than any other organization. We recruit teachers and administrators at all experience levels and in all academic fields for elementary and secondary schools. Some teachers come directly out of college or graduate school, while others are in mid-career or are very experienced. Many of the teachers and administrators we have placed are themselves running schools today. More than 20,000 teachers and administrators have been hired by schools through CS&A. Our Schools. Our client schools range in size from 50 to 4000 students and include all different types of educational institutions: co-educational and single sex, day and boarding, urban and rural, traditional and alternative, secular and denominational. Over the years we've "made the match" with over 1500 schools in 46 states and 16 foreign countries.
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 144 Horace Mann
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

November 30, 2011 - Film Screening & Panel Talk: Spirit Ship, with Filmmaker Kristin Eno
Hosted by: Gottesman Library
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 306 Russell
For more information or to RSVP, click here.

November 30 (and December 7), 2011 - Center for Career Education Presents a Two Part Series Workshop - Job Search Strategies for Alumni: Finding Employmentin a Difficult Market
Are you gettin gready to launch your job search? Have you been looking for a while butare getting discouraged about not finding a job? In better times, it might have been possible to use only one or two job search methods to land a position, but today you must employ every job search strategy at your disposal. In this two part series, career professionals from the Center for Career Education will help you to launch or jump start your job search. You will also have the opportunity to share tips and insights about the job search process with other Columbia alumni. Sign up for one or both of the workshops.
Hosted by: Center for Career Education
For more information or to RSVP, click on the links below.
(1) SessionOne: Getting Ready: November 30 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(2) SessionTwo: Finding the Jobs: December 7 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

November 30, 2011 - Open Career Counseling Webinar
Bring your career concerns to this call -- CCE alumni career counselors will be on hand to answer your questions on just about anything job-related.
Hosted by: Center for Career Education
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP, please click here.

December 2011

December 14, 2011 - "Living in a Traumatic World": A Psychology Roundtable
This psychology roundtable: "Living in a Traumatic World" will showcase a range of viewpoints, research and therapeutic approaches to dealing with the effects of exposure to trauma. Panelists will include TC Faculty George Bonnano, Lisa Miller, Phil Saigh, and TC alumnae Dale Atkins and Ghislaine Boulanger. Marla Brassard, TC Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of Clinical Training, will moderate the panel.
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Location: Milbank Chapel, Teachers College
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.tc.edu/events/10157.
Join the dialogue on Twitter: #TCTrauma

December 1, 2011 - New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE): Information Session
The New York City Department of Education consists of over 1,700 schools that serve about 1.1 million students each year.
Hosted by: TC Career Services
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Dodge Hall, Private Dining Room
Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

January 2012

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                        January 11, 2012 - Washington DC Alumni Reception in conjunction with Federal Policy Institute program featuring TC President Susan Fuhrman and Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan.
Join fellow DC alumni, as well as current TC policy students for this annual event. Stay tuned for more information about the special guest speaker for this event.

Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: The University Club, 1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.tc.edu/events/9844.
Join the dialogue on Twitter: #TCinDCFPI

February 2012

Sweethearts

                        February 14, 2012 - TC Sweethearts Valentine Event
Calling all TC Sweethearts! Did you meet your significant other on campus? Join us for a Valentine's event featuring a concert from the Teachers College Chamber Music program. A cocktail reception will follow the performance.
Hosted By:
TC Office of Alumni Relations
Location:
Teachers College
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.tc.edu/calendar.htm?EventID=9844&date=/.
Join the dialogue on Twitter: #TCSweethearts

February 29, 2012 - Speed Networking Event
Students and alumni from across all TC Departments will come together to network in a fast and fresh format, where all will benefit from this opportunity to hone the skills needed for success in today's job place. Whether you are happily employed, seeking new challenges, have advice to share or all ears...speed networking is the experience for you! Time will be devoted for alumni peer-to-peer networking, as well as student and alumni interaction.
Hosted By: TCCS and Alumni Relations
Time:
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: New York, NY TBD
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.tc.edu/calendar.htm?EventID=9846&date=/.
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April 2012

April 5, 2012 - International Week Student & Alumni Wine & Cheese Reception
Join the International Outreach Committee of the TC Alumni Association, International students & fellow alumni in celebrating International Week on campus. Celebrate the cultures of the world represented in TC's student body through the flavors of international wines and cheeses.
Hosted By:
TC Offices of Alumni Relations & International Student Services
Location:
Teachers College
Time: 6:00 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.tc.edu/calendar.htm?EventID=9847&date=/.
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April 21, 2012 - Academic Festival
Join us on campus for Academic Festival, the annual homecoming event for Teachers College alumni, which is a day-long celebration of the rich intellectual traditions, past and present, that make TC the nation's leading school of education. Take part in interactive and educational sessions, which will offer something for everyone. Stay tuned as we unveil next year's theme, Keynote Speaker and the list of Distinguished Alumni & Early Career Awardees.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
More information coming soon.
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**Event times and locations are subject to change. Please check the website prior to the event for the most up-to-date information.

TCCS Career Corner

Alumni Mentor Spotlight: Jennifer Kitner
Kitner is the Digital Education Coordinator of The National World War II Museum. Jennifer works in the museum industry developing and creating curriculum and projects centered around World War II and technology. Kitner graduated with an M.A. in Education Leadership Studies at Teachers College in 2006 and a B.A. in History from Emory University in 2001.

Alumni Mentor Program
Contact up to five mentors per month through email, that's 60 per year. Includes 660+ mentors who have graduated from all TC majors.
Meet with professionals in various career fields, develop career plans, and create professional networks in various industries.
Interested in Becoming an Alumni Mentor? More information on the program here.

Recruit TC
Is your organization seeking talented professionals? Contact TCCS to discuss recruiting efforts. Please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations at 212-678-3202 or via email at gochenour@tc.edu.

TCCS Events
Use TCCS Link through myTC Portal to RSVP for the events below, access online job postings, alumni mentors, online resources and more. Forgot your password? Simply visit http://uni.columbia.edu/, click on "Forgot Password" and follow the prompts. Registration for workshops/panels/information sessions is recommended, not required.

November 2, 2011 - Infinity Unconventional Education: Information Session
Infinity's vision is to affirm its brand as the lovemark of radical instructional design in business management, facilitating individual and organizational self-actualization. Our raison d'etre is to unleash creativity and overwrite people's memory by providing enlightening learning solutions. Infinity takes very seriously its business ethics, transparency of operations and customer satisfaction. We endorse the highest ethical standards in all our activities. Infinity stands firmly behind its products and services and fully relies on customer satisfaction. We will not do business unless we are convinced that there is a viable application; and we pledge our commitment to assess whether or not an organization has obtained the maximum benefit from the services it acquires within the resources available to it. We keep our commitments and expect our customers and suppliers to do as such.
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

November 3, 2011 - Uncommon Schools: Information Session
Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing philosophically aligned, highly accountable, and geographically linked networks in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. We will be looking to staff positions in all schools in K-12th grade settings. These schools will be located in Boston, MA; Newark, NJ; Brooklyn, NY and Upstate NY in Troy and Rochester. All 5th-8th grade positions are filled hired by subject areas, whereas the elementary school model has positions where a staff member would teach all subject areas.
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: 152 Horace Mann

November 3, 2011 - Careers in Counseling Panel
Interested in a career in counseling but don't know what types of jobs are available? Come learn from TC alumni who have used their degree to secure a job in counseling and find out what career opportunities fit with your interests and skills. Career options, alternative career paths, higher education, and tips for where to locate the right job for you will all be discussed. Don't leave TC without knowing what your degree can do for you!
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 150 Horace Mann

November 4, 2011 - Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing Workshop
Come and learn what it takes to set yourself apart and to create a winning CV that will land you an interview.
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: 150 Horace Mann, Teachers College

November 7, 2011 - Careers in International Education Development Panel
Come and learn about career paths in the field of international education. Hear about specific organizations and positions. Come here about the day in the life of professionals performing roles that support international education development.
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: 140 Horace Mann

November 10, 2011 - Mastery Charter Schools: Information Session
Mastery Charter High School is a four year old public charter high school in Center City Philadelphia that was created to prepare underserved students for 21st century society. Mastery Charter Schools have high needs in the following areas:
· Elementary school leadership · Elementary and secondary special education · Secondary science (7-12) · Secondary math (7-12)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 431 Horace Mann

November 14, 2011 - Columbia Networking Nights: Careers in Education
Harlem's children's zoneLooking for a job in education outside of the classroom? Start your search with pointers from our panelists who will share how they charted their non-traditional career paths in education. Then network with representatives from various education industries, including: community-based advocacy, educational publishing, educational technology, international education development, for-profit, K-12 teaching and museum education.
Connect with TC, Columbia and Barnard alumni in the field of education at the
Columbia University Club of New York. In addition to honing your alumni networking skills, hear from alumna Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer at Pearson K-12 Technology; alumnus Rob Maitra, Director of Programs at Harlem RBI and alumna Pola Rosen, Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Education Update. The event will be moderated by Katie Embree, Associate Vice Provost at Teachers College.
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, New York City
Costs: Tickets are $10 each (includes networking reception with hors d'ouevres and limited bar)
For more information or to RSVP, please visit www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/COU/events/event_order.cgi?tmpl=events&event=2354777
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November 17, 2011 - Derrell Talent: Information Session
Our Mission: Founded in 2011, Derrell Talent is a boutique search firm organization that identifies, vets, and connects high quality candidates of color to educational organizations seeking to enhance their commitment to demographic diversity.
Our Vision: Derrell Talent believes that if we help our partner organizations build more demographically diverse staff bases, then our partner organizations will be better able to meet the needs of their student populations. Our unrivaled national talent pipelines, intensive due diligence systems, and robust industry expertise make Derrell Talent public education's premier provider of diversity talent.
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 152 Horace Mann

November 17, 2011 - Carney Sandoe: Information Session
If you're interested in working at an independent, charter or like-kind school, you've come to the right place. Since 1977, Carney Sandoe & Associates (CS&A) has helped more teachers, coaches and administrators find jobs in independent schools than any other organization. We recruit teachers and administrators at all experience levels and in all academic fields for elementary and secondary schools. Some teachers come directly out of college or graduate school, while others are in mid-career or are very experienced. Many of the teachers and administrators we have placed are themselves running schools today. More than 20,000 teachers and administrators have been hired by schools through CS&A. Our Schools. Our client schools range in size from 50 to 4000 students and include all different types of educational institutions: co-educational and single sex, day and boarding, urban and rural, traditional and alternative, secular and denominational. Over the years we've "made the match" with over 1500 schools in 46 states and 16 foreign countries.
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 144 Horace Mann

November 30 (and December 7), 2011 - Center for Career Education Presents a Two Part Series Workshop - Job Search Strategies for Alumni: Finding Employmentin a Difficult Market
In this two part series, career professionals from the Center for Career Education will help you to launch or jump start your job search. You will also have the opportunity to share tips and insights about the job searchprocess with other Columbia alumni. Sign up for one or both of the workshops.
(1) SessionOne: Getting Ready: November 30 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(2) SessionTwo: Finding the Jobs: December 7 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

December 1, 2011 - New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE): Information Session
The New York City Department of Education consists of over 1,700 schools that serve about 1.1 million students each year.
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Grace Dodge Hall, Private Dining Room

Champion Columbia students at your Firm!
CU is seeking Columbia alumni who would like to champion the hiring of Columbia students at their respective firms and companies. Visit columbia.edu/hirecolumbians for more information.

Beyond Academia: Alternative Careers for PhDs; Alumni Panel
CU is seeking four Columbia Ph.D.s to share their personal career paths -- and decisions made along the way -- with current PhD students. For more information click here.

IvyLife-Columbia
Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events Each Month
IvyLife-Columbia is a LinkedIn group, which is also part of the parent group, IvyLife. Both groups hold various networking events in NYC as well as around the world. For more information, visit the group on LinkedIn or http://www.ivylife.net. If you have questions, please contact William@caa.columbia.edu.

2011 Graduates and Degree Candidates Survey
If you are a 2011 graduate or degree candidate please take a few moments to fill out a brief TCCS survey.

For further assistance, please contact the TCCS office at careerservices@tc.edu.

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