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Sachs Lecturer

Teachers College is proud to introduce the 2012-13 Julius and Rosa Sachs Distinguished Lecturer Professor Ryan Baker, Columbia University.


Ryan Shaun Joazeiro de Baker is Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development. He earned his Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Learning Sciences at the University of Nottingham. He earned his Bachelor's Degree (Sc.B.) in Computer Science from Brown University. Dr. Baker has been Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Learning Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He previously served as the first Technical Director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center DataShop, the largest public repository for data on the interaction between learners and educational software. He is currently serving as the founding President of the International Educational Data Mining Society, and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational Data Mining. His research combines educational data mining, learning analytics and quantitative field observation methods in order to better understand how students respond to educational software, and how these responses impact their learning. He studies these issues within intelligent tutors, simulations, and educational games. In recent years, he and his colleagues have developed strategies to make inferences in real-time about students' motivation, meta-cognition, affect, and robust learning.


Dr. Baker will deliver his lecture entitled, "Educational Data Mining: Predict the Future, Change the Future," on Monday, November 5, 2012 in Milbank Chapel at 5:00pm


RSVP online: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/calendar.htm?EventID=11125

 

RSVP via email: tcinvite@tc.columbia.edu



Julius and Rosa Sachs Distinguished Lecturer

Lecture Series Background

Julius Sachs (1849-1934) was born in Baltimore, the son of a rabbi.  His older brothers became investment experts, forming a Sachs investment firm. At the time of his marriage to Rosa Sachs, the firm merged with rival Goldman.  Upon receiving his doctorate in Europe, he returned to New York to found the Sachs Collegiate Institute for Boys and Girls, which is today known as the Collegiate School.  In 1902, Julius Sachs was invited by Dean Russell to join the faculty at Teachers College.  His fields included the classics, philology, archeology, and art.  Sachs was part of the Committee of Eight who, in 1909, wrote a new curriculum for teaching history which became a model for teaching social studies in the elementary grades.

Dr. and Mrs. Julius Sachs established the lecture series in 1924 with the purpose of making it possible to bring distinguished visiting lecturers to campus, chosen by the Dean, to deliver lectures "on some phase of education best suited to promotion of progress in secondary education."



Sachs Lecturers



2011--2012

Pam Grossman

Re-imagining Teacher Education in a Shifting Landscape


2010--2011

Samuel Lucas

-' On Exposure to Discrimination

-' When Some Are More Equal Than Others: Equalizing Opportunity in a Resistant Society

-' Social Sabotage: The Persistence of Societal Dysfunctions Despite Our Best Efforts

2005--2006

Carolyn Riehl

Something Imagined, Not Recalled: Leading America's Schools Beyond their Maximum Lifespan

2003--2004

Richard Rothstein

Accountability and Closing the Gap

2002-2003

Elizabeth Ellsworth

Around and About the Limits of Education

2001--2002

Larry Cuban

Why Is It So Hard to Get Good Schools?

2000--2001

Amy Stuart Wells

 

1999--2000

Frank Newman

 

Fall 1998

Ursula Cassanova

 

Fall 1998

David Charles Berliner

 

1997--1998

Henry M. Levin

A Dream for All Children: Accelerated Schools; Educational Vouchers: Arming Ourselves for the Current Debate

1996

James Banks

 

1991

Philip Jackson

Untaught Lessons: Three Teachers Recalled

1976

A.H. Passow

 

1959

K.G. Saiyidain

Education and the Art of Living

1954

Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of Alemein

Education for Leadership

1951

T.H. Briggs

The Secondary School Curriculum

1946

J.B. Conant

Public Education and the Structure of American Society

1938

C.L.A. Bougle

The French Conception of -'Culture Generale' and its Influence Upon Instruction

1935

D.E. Smith

Challenging Problems in American Schools of Education

1931

C.H. Becker

Secondary Education and Teacher Training in Germany

1930

M.E. Sadler

Outlook in Secondary Education

1929

F.J.E. Woodbridge

Contrasts in Education


Sachs and Tisch Lectureships