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Archive for July, 2010

Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College – Call for Papers

By • Jul 26th, 2010 • Category: Mathematics Education

Call for Papers The “theme” of the second issue of The Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College will be “International Mathematics Education.”   A total of ten (10) articles are planned for this issue which is scheduled to appear in late November, 2010. This “call for papers” is an invitation to mathematics education professionals, especially [...]



Mr. Goroff Goes to Washington

By • Jul 26th, 2010 • Category: Mathematics Education

Distinguished Visiting Professor Daniel Goroff taught popular courses this past year on the “Nature of Proof” in the fall and on “Probability and Decision Theory” in the spring. He is now taking some time off from the classroom, however, and is spending his “summer vacation” in Washington working for the President’s Science Advisor in the [...]



Social Issue Media Festival (SIMF)

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education, Lead Story

Professor Lalitha Vasudevan, Ahram Park, and Ronny Bernstein are the brilliant minds behind Teachers College’s Social Issue Media Festival (SIMF) that took place on May 6, 2010. Professor Vasudevan, a faculty member in the Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education Program, has been aware of and involved with social issues media through the Media That [...]



SIMF – Nate Wight: “The Advocate”

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

Nate Wight, a Teachers College Speech-Language Pathology graduate and graduate student in the School of Engineering at Columbia, is an up and coming filmmaker. Currently working at Alfred E. Smith Career & Technical Education High School (AES) he has been an integral part of a movement to save the school from being phased out. His [...]



SIMF – Melanie Hibbert: “The Pro”

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

Melanie Hibbert, a doctoral student in the Instructional Technology and Media program and EdLab video producer, is an amazing filmmaker. She submitted two videos for the Social Issue Media Festival and received recognition from the jury as a special award winner. One of her films is called “Books Through Bars” and can be seen here. [...]



SIMF – Lori Falchi: “The Mother”

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

Lori Falchi, a doctoral student in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, heard through the grapevine about a wonderful teacher named Professor Vasudevan. So Lori decided to take her course on Media, Culture and Education last fall. For her final project Lori created a video, called “Arts in Schools”, about her son’s school’s Studio in [...]



TCETC 2010: Technology, Media & Designs for Learning

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

During the weekend of May 15-16, 2010, Teachers College held TCETC 2010: Technology, Media & Designs for Learning. A graduate student conference focused on “research, development, and applications of new technology in K-12 classrooms, distance learning settings, higher education, and corporate learning environments.” MST Times spoke with Caron Mineo, one of the chairs of the [...]



Scratch Day at TC 2010

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

On Saturday, May 22, 2010, Teachers College was home to a flurry of young emerging programmers. It was Scratch Day, a free day of presentations, workshops, and a Game Jam, organized by Cameron Fadjo (MA ’07 – Communication, Computing, and Technology in Education (CCTE) and PhD student in Human Development (HUD)) and sponsored by the [...]



Current Student Spotlight: Nate Finney, Science Education, 2010

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Science Education

Nate Finney grew up in an environment from of a scientist’s dream, Sonoma County, California, an hour and a half north of San Francisco and twenty minutes from the beach. His parents were obsessed with science and allowed Nate and his younger sister and brother, who are twins, numerous opportunities to go see marine wildlife [...]



Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Karen Swan, Computing and Education, 1989; 2009-2010 MST Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient

By • Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: Communication, Computing, and Technology Education

Karen Swan began her involvement with technology during her assistantship at Keene State College in 1983. The assistantship involved working with gifted students in the lab school at the college. The principal of the school wanted the students to use computers. “At the time I thought computers were like the devil,” remarks Dr. Swan regarding [...]