Teachers College, Columbia University News: July 2013 http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news News at Teachers College, Columbia University en-us Copyright 2014 Teachers College, Columbia University webmaster@tc.columbia.eduacquaro@exchange.tc.columbia.edu https://www.tc.columbia.edu/images/tclogo.gif Teachers College, Columbia University http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news Abby M. O'Neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College for Scholarship Support http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9056 Teachers College has received an extraordinary $11 million commitment from longtime Trustee Abby M. ONeill. The gift reflects her passion for supporting aspiring teachers. Lost in Translation http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9088 The United States is becoming a majority non-white nation. To truly level the playing field, non-whites will need to reclaim and recast their own narratives. Learning From the Rest of the World http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9087 Its a truly global classroom out there. Time for the United States to pull up a chair. TC's Luis Huerta: Doubling Down on Testing is a Failed Wager http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8972 On the OpEducation blog of Education Week, the Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy says increase in standards and accountability reforms have ignored the wider process of schooling. Emdin, GZA on PBS Newshour With Rap Genius http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8923 Professor Christopher Emdin and GZA, the Rap Artist from the Wu Tang Clan, demonstrate their Rap Science B.A.T.T.L.E. contest at Bronx Compass High School. TC's Lesley Bartlett is honored by the Comparative and International Education Society http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8912 An article co-authored by Lesley Bartlett, Associate Professor of Education, has received honorable mention in the competition for the 2012 George Bereday Award, which recognizes the best article published in the journal Comparative Education Review (CER). Black Americans' Health May be Affected by Perceived Racism: TC's Carter http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8882 According to research co-authored by Professor Robert Carter, black Americans may have adverse mental health effects from perceived racism Nutrition Conference Overview http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8865 Food was front and center at TC on Valentines Day, as the College hosted a major conference on food research, policy and practice and announced its new Laurie M. Tisch for Food, Education and Policy. TC Alumna Dr. Ruth Talks About - You Guessed It -Sex http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8805 Americas favorite sex therapist, who holds a PhD in Education from TC, joined NPRs Ask Me Another host to discuss how peoples views on sex have changed over the years. TC's Lesley Bartlett Reflects on the Importance of Literacy and the Work Remaining http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8676 Writing in Noticias en Desarrollo, a publication of the University of the Andes, the Associate Professor of International and Transcultural Studies, writes, that literacy, the great enabler, correlates with other important capabilities. Study Pinpoints Just How Much Exercise Is Good for Mental Health http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8697 Researchers led by Carol Ewing Garber and John Allegrante find that more than 7.5 hours of exercise per week is associated with an increase in depression and anxiety How to Determine ROI for Education Reform http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8913 Work by TCs Henry Levin and colleagues is helping to create a new science Building Capacity in Our Leaders and Schools http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8729 Eleanor Drago-Seversons new book presents a new model for building effective learning environments in universities and K-12 schools by attending to the different ways adults learn and grow. Wealthy, Suburban Children Experience Substance Abuse, Depression and Anxiety at a Higher Rate than Inner-City Kids http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=9050 Research by Suniya Luthar, Professor of Psychology and Education, finds that the ever-escalating pressure on children to succeed has fostered an at-risk group afraid of falling behind. Research by TC's Laura Azzarito Highlights Differences in How Young People See Their Own Bodies http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8879 Azzarito, Associate Professor of Physical Education, says schools could use PE time to help students think critically about the messages they receive concerning body, health and physical activity. Learning that's Real, Even When the Environment Isn't http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8844 Comprehension, memory and motivation can all improve when you engage in a little role-play andmdash; or when your Second Life avatar does Recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8799 Philip Saigh, Professor of Psychology and Education, has conducted 35 years of research and clinical interactions with traumatized youth, work that began during the nine years he spent at the American University of Beirut. Following the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, he shares his knowledge of the long-term effects of trauma exposure. Eating Smarter http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8765 When patients relearn the seeming innate act of swallowing, their brains change -- and their lives can, too TC Adjunct Professor Joydeep Roy Debunks School "Staffing Surge" Study http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8742 Roy, a Professor of Economics and Education, says the study done for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, which found that school staffing grew at 2.3 times the rate of student population, is flawed because it doesnt describe the duties and responsibilities of new employees. Engineering Better Playdates http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8683 a href = http://lifesciences.ieee.org/images/pdf/092012-robots.pdfAn article in the August issue of Computer/a, co-authored by TC faculty member Sandra Okita, explores peer interactions between robots and children. Using Schools to Stop School Bullying http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8817 At a national bullying summit held at Teachers College, educators learned that anti-bullying efforts must be embedded in teaching Community College Study Finds Online Courses Not Always Effective http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8978 A small study by TCs Community College Research Center found that students retained less from online courses than from traditional ones. Campaign for Educational Equity Reports: 33 High-Needs Schools in New York Aren't Getting the Resources They Should http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8798 One report, Essential Resources, focuses on educational resources to which students are constitutionally entitled. The second, Deficient Resources, documents the availability of these essential resources in 33 high-needs. Preparing Educators to Think About Health http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8930 In this years Tisch lecture, Howell Wechsler calls on TC and other schools of education to embrace health as part of their mission Big, But Not Always Easy http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8871 Running a school in New Orleans or pretty much anywhere in the post-Katrina South is challenging work. TCs SPA NOLA program readies people for the job How Faith Heals http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8761 Half a century ago, people were asking, Is God dead? Now TC is offering a new masters degree program in spirituality and psychology Teachers College Collaborates on Study Guide for YoungArts MasterClass Program http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8704 The study guide is available for free download at EdLab site; teacher trainings offered this fall in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami A Summer TESOL Program is Drawing Many Career Changers http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8997 The 2013 Teachers College TESOL summer certificate program is drawing many applicants like Joy, a successful book designer who, when she volunteered at a local literacy center, had no idea that she was taking the first step into a new career. Harnessing Culture to End Health Disparities http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8915 The Colleges fifth annual conference on health disparities is highlighted by the launch of a new center and a call for a new paradigm of adapting coping to cultural differences A Blueprint for Closing the Gap http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8863 As reported in a href=http://ca.news.yahoo.com/closing-education-achievement-gap-blue-ribbon-panel-offers-004848932.htmlYahoo Canada/a, in its final a href=http://www.foreachandeverychild.org/The_Report.htmlreport/a to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a blue-ribbon, federally appointed panel that includes TCs Michael Rebell has issued guidelines for closing the nations education achievement gap. Gordon Commission: Testing Must Improve Teaching and Learning http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8900 The Commission, led by Yale and TC Professor Emeritus Edmund Gordon, called for assessments that help students accelerate learning and teachers personalize instruction. A Consensus that Poverty Really Does Influence Education Outcomes http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8685 At a recent TC gathering of top education researchers, the consensus was that poverty really does influence educational outcomes TC's Peter Coleman: "Our World is Being 'Gamified'" http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8801 Games are fast becoming the defining metaphor of our time, determining how we think about, see and engage our world, the Professor of Psychology and Education writes in the Huffington Post. TC's Eric Nadelstern Praises Plan to Close Additional NYC Schools http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8807 Closing underperforming schools throws a lifeline to kids who would otherwise receive subpar educations, the Visiting Professor of Practice writes in The New York Daily News Learning Progressions: A New Way to Teach and Learn Science http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8826 In Science magazine, Rutgers Ravit Duncan and TCs Ann Rivet review radical proposed changes to K-12 science curricula. Why NYC Should Make Diversity a School Choice http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8905 On WNYCs SchoolBook blog, Professor Amy Stuart Wells and doctoral student Allison Roda write that New York City shouldpursue policies that fosterintegration and cross-cultural understanding in schools. Rethinking Literacy in a Digital Age http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8721 Ernest Morrell, installed as President-elect of his fields leading professional organization, challenges English teachers nationwide to reevaluate what we do, how we do it, and why it is all still necessary. Why Subject Matter Matters http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8718 In a a href=http://vimeopro.com/vc1/ashe2012speech/a this past week, TCs Anna Neumann concludes her presidency of the Association for the Study of Higher Learning with a call for stakeholders in higher education to focus on the learning that occurs in the classroom. TC Student: East Asia Becoming Major Player in Foreign Student Intake http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8917 Ryan M. Allen, a masters student in Politics and Education, writes in University World News that China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan are catching up to the US and UK in educating foreign students. Jeffrey Henig Reads the Future of Education Policy http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8812 The power of local school boards is fading, and control of education policy is moving towardgeneral-purpose government and politics, the Chair of TCs Department of Education Policy and Social Analysiswrites. TC's Edmund Gordon: Use of Standardized Testing is "Ineffective, Immoral" http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news/article.htm?id=8956 In an opinion piece on LoHud.com, the March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education, emeritus, writes that recent testing scandals are evidence of the misuse of standardized test scores to hold students, teachers and schools accountable.