MST Times

Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Newsletter

Archive for March, 2009

Recent Publications

By • Mar 7th, 2009 • Category: Publications & Presentations

Anderson, O. R. & Contino, J. (2009). A Study of Teacher-mediated Enhancement of Students’ Organization of Science Knowledge using Web Diagrams as  a Teaching Device and Flow Map Analyses of Students’ Recall Narrative.  The Association for Science Teacher Education 2009 Annual Meeting. Hartford, Connecticut, Jan. 8-10. Catlin, J. (2008). Black like me: A shared ethnography. [...]



Remembering Dr. Jhumki Basu, Science Education Alumnus

By • Mar 6th, 2009 • Category: Science Education

Jhumki Basu, 31, a 2006 graduate of the doctoral program in Science Education, passed away on December 16, 2008 following a brave struggle with breast cancer. After graduating from Teachers College, Jhumki joined the NYU Steinhardt Department of Teaching and Learning as an assistant professor of Science Education. Her research focused on youth democratic practice [...]



Recent Accomplishments

By • Mar 6th, 2009 • Category: Announcements

Dr. Chris Emdin, Science Education, was invited to present at the annual PBS Celebration of Teaching and Learning Fair. The Fair will be held March 6 & 7. For more information, visit: thirteencelebration.org Dr. Chris Emdin, Science Education, was selected to speak at the 2009 Visiting Minority Scholar lecture series by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. [...]



AERA Paper Presentations April 2009—San Diego, CA

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Publications & Presentations

Asunka, S. A., & Chae, H. S. Pedagogical transformations: A 5-year analysis of instructional practices in a university learning management system. Asunka, S. A., & Chae, H. S. Strategies for teaching online courses within the Sub-Saharan African context: An instructor’s recommendations. Hammer, J. & Black, J. Games and education: A preparation for future learning approach. [...]



CCTE Hosts Global Game Jam

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

On Friday, January 30th, 2009, 11 teams of wide-eyed game designers convened at Teachers College for the first annual Global Game Jam. TC was one of 54 sites worldwide to hold the 48-hour competition. The object was to produce an original game in 48 hours which incorporated the adjectives illusionary, pointed, and persistent. In addition, [...]



Dr. Robin Stern to teach course: Human Emotions and Digital Technology

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

Dr. Stern will teach MSTU 5510: Human Emotions and Digital Technology in Fall 2009. The course will meet Wednesdays from 7:20-9:00pm. The co-teacher for the course will be Andres Richner, graduate of the CCTE program and Director of Technology at the Calhoun School. Students enrolled in the course will be encouraged to ask, “What do we know about our emotions and others? What are underlying emotional themes that come up when we interface with technologies? What technologies are best suited to developing emotional skills and competencies? And, importantly, how is our emotional learning (and that of our children) being shaped by growing up with technologies?”



Lou Lahana, Current Student, CCTE

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

Lou began his academic career at UC Santa Cruz, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology. From there, he began Teach for America’s rigorous application process. He was selected and sent to staff a school library in the South Bronx. “I didn’t know what to make of it. It was just this room full of books. I didn’t even know the dewey decimal system.” He worked long nights, and after three years the library looked better than ever. While working in the Bronx, he received a job offer from P.S./M.S. 188 – The Island School to teach Pre-K to 6th grade. He accepted the offer with the promise of a new library, but when he arrived, there was no library to be found.



Dr. Susan Lowes, Adjunct Professor, CCTE

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

Dr. Lowes received her doctorate in Anthropology with distinction from Columbia University in 1994. Her dissertation fieldwork focused on class formation in the West Indies. After she received her Ph.D., Dr. Lowes joined the staff of the Institute for Learning Technologies, working on a series of projects, including the Eiffel Project, a five-year federal grant to integrate technology into New York City public schools. After the grant ended, she began to work on evaluation projects, and now her focus is primarily in that area. The transition to evaluation was easy for Dr. Lowes, being an anthropologist. It seemed natural.



CCTE Conference: Technology, Media & Designs for Learning

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

The Communication, Computing and Technology program is hosting the Teachers College Educational Technology Conference 2009: Technology, Media & Designs for Learning. This conference will serve as a multi-disciplinary forum for graduate students to discuss and exchange information on the research, development and applications of new technology in K-12 classrooms, distance learning settings, higher education, and [...]



Dr. Lin and Dr. Lopez Ortiz, CCTE Alumni, Editors of AEQJ

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

CCTE Alumni, Dr. Lin Lin and Dr. Brenda I. López Ortiz (Ed.D., 2006) were appointed feature editors of the Spring 2010 issue of the Academic Exchange Quarterly Journal (Volume 14, Issue 1). They are delighted to invite paper submissions from MST program faculty, staff, students and alumni. “We are interested in publishing two types of [...]