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  • Teaching the Diaspora on the Big Screen

    Teaching the Diaspora on the Big Screen

    Fifteen years ago, when Reinaldo Barroso-Spech first started tracking down films about Africa and the African Diaspora, it was to use them as a tool to interest his public school students in learning foreign languages. It wasn't long, however, before he realized that adults were eager to watch the films.
    Published: 10/18/2007

  • Launching "Levees"

    Launching "Levees"

    On Thursday, September 6th, TC launched "Teaching The Levees: A Curriculum for Democratic Dialogue and Civic Engagement," a 100-page teaching tool developed by TC faculty, students, staff and alumni. The curriculum is cued to the four-hour HBO documentary by Spike Lee, "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Act," which captures firsthand the plight of New Orleans and its people during and after Hurricane Katrina.
    Published: 9/7/2007

  • Launch Event Celebrates TC

    Launch Event Celebrates TC's "Levees" Curriculum

    On Thursday, September 6th, TC will celebrate the launch of the curriculum created by its faculty, staff and students for use with Spike Lee's HBO documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.
    Published: 7/22/2007

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    TC's First Online Master's Program

    As a former elementary school teacher, Jean-Anne O'Neill is tired of waiting around for education to reform itself. Technology is the key to improvement, she says-'"not merely a potential amplifier for what already exists, but a tool that can radically change what teachers and students do in schools and how they do it.
    Published: 7/19/2007

  • Going Live: TC

    Going Live: TC's First Online Master's Degree Program

    A new online Masters degree program in Computing and Education will be offered for the first time this coming fall through a collaboration between TC's Department of Math, Science and Technology, Center for Technology and School Change (CTSC) and Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation (CEO&I).
    Published: 7/3/2007

  • Principals for Success

    Principals for Success

    For anyone ever "sent downstairs" as a kid to tremble before the majesty of the throne, the group of future school leaders that Craig Richards was leading through exercises in Milbank Chapel one hot July morning last summer looked decidedly un-principal-like.
    Published: 6/15/2007

  • How Can Schools Teach Citizenship? What Would That Really Look Like?

    How Can Schools Teach Citizenship? What Would That Really Look Like?

    "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana The power of Spike Lee's four-hour HBO documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, is not simply its kaleidoscopic rendering of Hurricane Katrina and the enormity of its ongoing impact. The film also painfully captures the sense of Santayana's words, leaving viewers to ask: How could this happen in the richest nation in the world? What should we learn from this? What do we need to do differently next time?
    Published: 5/8/2007

  • Library 2.0: It

    Library 2.0: It's All Happening at the Gottesman

    New services are just one part of how the library has changed since Trustee Ruth Gottesman wrote the check that began its renovation. There's a look and feel about the five floors of Russell Hall that say, very clearly, that this isn't just a facility for storing books, but instead, a place where people engage and things happen.
    Published: 4/12/2007

  • Tactics for What They Teach

    Tactics for What They Teach

    When it comes to teaching, Chandra Williams will be the first to tell you that idealism isn't enough.
    Published: 9/20/2006

  • The Long Way Home - The Making of a Teacher

    The Long Way Home - The Making of a Teacher

    It's Tuesday night, April 26th. Carley Fisher-Maltese has been wearing the same clothes since Sunday. Somewhere along the way, she planned to go back to New Jersey to her house, her husband and five pets. Instead, with her second semester as a Curriculum and Teaching student at Teachers College drawing to a close, she's scrambling to finish her last project. She and four other students are completing a two-year social studies curriculum for their core class. Amid the detritus of a hard night's work - snacks, juice, a pillow and blanket - they talk animatedly about their project.
    Published: 11/17/2005 3:48:17 PM

  • Helping the Best Get Better

    Helping the Best Get Better

    Through a chance business assignment, Chuck Cahn came to understand the importance of effective school principals. He decided to start a program to support them.

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