This course is designed in conjunction with Teachers College’s new Summer Institute, Reimagining Education: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools. The four-day Institute brings together educators from across the country to rethink policy, pedagogy and practice for a more racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student body. As a complement to the Summer Institute, this course will explore the role of public pedagogy and its role in for social change. This course is cross-listed with MSTU 5199, and will be hybrid (online from [dates TBA], in-person/on-campus from July 13-16).
This course provides graduate students studying education policy a unique opportunity to listen to and engage the Summer Institute speakers and participants. The course will meet as part of the regularly-scheduled programming of the institute from Monday, July 15th to Thursday, July 18th, 9 am to 5 pm. Students will also meet once for a pre-institute meeting (June 24 or 25) and once for a post-institute meeting (July 25) to discuss their class-specific readings and assignments related to the central themes of the Institute but tailored to a graduate course in the multidisciplinary field of education policy. This is a 3-credit course with variable credit options. This course fulfills M.A. requirements for Educational Policy and Sociology and Education Programs.
In recent years our understanding of digital literacies and its relationships to culture and societies has been challenged and revised to account for practices that occur in multiple contexts. As educators, policy makers, researchers, students, and families express concerns about the teaching and learning with digital tools in ways that are humanizing and rooted in equity, we will use this course as a space to investigate research that is currently being used to establish curriculum and policy. Although many efforts have been made within education to incorporate and examine themes related to equity, achievement and culture, there is far less evidence that suggests how these factors intersect with aspects of teaching and learning in the digital age.
*Participants can earn three continuing education units (CEUs), or 30 New York State continuing teacher and leader education hours (CTLEs), or three graduate course credits. Single-day passes are also available.
To register for the Summer Institute and receive CEU or CTLE credit, or for a single-day pass, visit the Continuing Professional Studies Summer Institute Page.
For a 10 percent discount on groups of two or more, or special pricing for New York City public school teachers and returning participants, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also working to raise foundation funding to provide more educators fellowships to the Institute. If you are unable to afford the Institute and your school or district has no professional development funding, please complete the application located on this link to be considered for this fellowship.
You can also take part in a 10-credit advanced certificate program based on the Reimagining Education curriculum, incorporating distance (online) learning throughout the year. For more information about the advanced certificate program, please email ReimagineEd@tc.columbia.edu.
For more information about the schedule and programming of the Summer Institute, please email: ReimagineEd@tc.columbia.edu.
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