The source for news and events at Teachers College, Columbia University
Volume XIV, No. 2 ♦ 11/2008
There are huge opportunities at TC to unite people across fields and departments, but far too little has been done to capitalize on them... until now.
Presidential education advisors spar over teacher preparation, merit pay and federal funding
leaders of four New York community-based organizations, as well as school principals and teachers, were introduced to "Tribot," a three-wheeled, computerized robot that will be a feature of the project's science-based curriculum.
Working with Associate Vice President Nancy Sreim, Emily Zemke is the go-to person for access to TC's resources
Tatjana Koke, the Minister of Education and Science of Latvia and a former TC Professor of Education delivered a lecture, "Educational Reform in Latvia since the Collapse of the Soviet Union and Integration With the European Union,"
Macy Art Gallery's Exhibition "Chinese Flavor: A Collection of Zheng Qinyan's Landscape Paintings and Calligraphic Works," held its closing reception on October 3rd
TC's international outreach efforts now include new partnerships with the Dominican Republic and Bhutan
Discovering Her Inner Child TC Student Carla Engelbrecht Fisher didn't know that children's games and TV shows were her passion until she started writing for a kids' magazine
TC's Office of School and Community Partnerships (OSCP) was created in 2007 to bring the College's many existing outreach programs under a single umbrella, and to take TC's partnership efforts to a new level.
Time to Get With the Program Being a Student Senate Program Ambassador won't cut into your schedule
Partnering Across the Education Pipeline: TC Holds Statewide Conference on Higher Education-Public School Partnerships
Linda Darling-Hammond (left) makes a point at the University-Public School Summit at TC on Oct. 22, a gathering of nearly 200 education leaders at which leaders of higher education institutions, public school districts and government entities throughout New York State discussed university-assisted schools as an important component of the state's preK-16 education strategies. The conference was organized by TC's Office of School & Community Partnerships.
TC has received a $3.2 million grant to work with New York City community-based organizations to create after-school programs at public schools in Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights and Inwood. The Office of School and Community Partnerships, which received the three-year grant from the New York State Department of Education, will design and run after-school programs focused on the so-called "STEM" disciplines, science, technology, engineering and math.
How, really can futuristic gadgets help us learn? Sandra Okita explores the learning partnership between people and technology.