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April 2014 Alumni Newsletter

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A Message from Alumni Relations

On April 12, we will host TC's sixth annual signature homecoming event - bringing together alumni, students, faculty, staff, admitted students and guests to campus. Register today to be a part of this special day.
   For all things Academic Festival, be sure to follow us online, on social media and contribute to the event buzz by mentioning #TCAcFest. Already registered? We look forward to seeing you there!


Opening Ceremony

Academic Festival 2014's Opening Ceremony proudly presents the next installment of the Phyllis L. Kossoff Lecture on Education and Policy by Chancellor Carmen Faria titled "The First 100 Days". We willalso  pay special tribute to the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award and Early Career Award recipients along with a special faculty recognition.

Featured Video

 Take a moment to browse videos from last year. You will see that we try our best to highlight the many facets of TC through faculty, alumni and student presentations. And this year is no different, as we feature all 10 Academic Departments in our 2014 line-up. You can also read more about the 2013sessions and award recipients here.

Alumni Spotlight

Gayle Allen (Ed.D. '08),
   Chief Learning Officer & Director of BrightBytes Labs, has 15 years of experience as a teacher, school leader, and entrepreneur in the field of education. She is the founder of two professional development institutes, including the McCord Grauer Center for Excellence in Teaching, and she is the former Associate Head of two independent schools. Allen be a panelist in When Women Take the Lead. Read More...


       Brian Perkins (Ed.D. '97), is the Director of the Urban Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership. In the past two years, Perkins has reorganized the UELP under a dynamic new conceptual framework. He directs TC's Superintendent's Work Conference and hosts a monthly radio program: The Perkins Plaform. On April 12, Perkins Platform Presents: 10 Lessons from New York City Schools. Read more...


TC News


In addition to all the sessions and alumni networking, we want you to maximize your #TCAcFest experience bymaking memories and stocking up on TC "take-aways"! We will have Pop-Up Shops selling TC Gear and TC Press books, a general Resource Table and an interactive multi-media kiosk. Academic Computing Services can help you activate your TC Gmail and share your memories on Memory Lane. You'll have an opportunity to meet the Alumni Council, learn more about the TC Fund and ways to support TC, walk through Macy Gallery and snap a quick picture in our photobooth.

    Lend a Graduation Gown
Is your graduation gown - worn proudly for a day - now gathering dust in a closet? Bring it with you to Academic Festival and donate it to a future grad! Participate in the Graduation Gown Lending Program by bringing your gently used TC gown to the Student Development and Activities table.                                          
                                          The program is set up to provide current TC students with a graduation gown to wear during commencement. Bring a snapshot of you in your gown on your graduation day so we can share that with the students! Read More...

Career Services

TC Career Services will present an interactive Group Career Counseling session during which time alumni will learn about how to format and write resumes and cover letters, network and job search strategies, how to create a winning LinkedIn Profile, and tips on interviewing and how to negotiate for a higher salary. Receive career advice through a round-robin experience facilitated by career counselors in four stations.

Support TC

We've made it easier than ever to support TC! Simply add a  donation to your Academic Festival registration form. By investing unrestricted Annual Fund dollars in Teachers College each year, your support allows us to remain flexible in addressing the College's most pressing needs from day to day. No matter the size of your gift, your participation is valued and celebrated. You can also learn more about TC Fund giving opportunities, as well as "Where the Future Comes First - The Campaign for Teachers College" online. Thank you for your continued support!


Born to Rise A Story of Children and Teachers Reaching Their Highest Potential
 by Deborah Kenny (Ph.D. '94)

     10 Lessons from New York City Schools What Really Works to Improve Education
by Eric Nadelstern (M.A. '73)


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 Exploring Education in Africa
Micro-Organisms with Mega Impact
Moving through Life
Pushing Buttons: Activist NY (Kid Friendly)
Teaching for All: Moving Teachers, Classrooms, and Schools towards  Inclusivity
When Women take the Lead 
WeBop (Kid Friendly)
Perkins Platform Presents: 10 Lessons from New York City Schools (Part 1  of 2) 

M3 Project: Math  Movement and Mobile Games 

Mastering the Art of Arts Administration 
Spirituality in Action: Realizing a More Loving World 

Student Driver: Taking  Back the Admissions Process 

The Way Forward: Interventions to Promote Motor Skill Learning 
Add Some SKIP! To Your Step (Kid Friendly) 
Building Communities Through Public Art 
Healthy Cooking for Pint-sized Chefs (Kid Friendly) 

Perkins Platform  Presents: 10 Lessons from New York City Schools (Part 2 of 2) 

Promoting Equity For English Language Learners 
 The Alumni Career Experience (For Alumni Only) 

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Published Monday, Apr. 21, 2014